Formula One will move from NBC to ESPN for the 2018 race season, according to multiple reports. The reported move will be the first time in five years that F1 has switched television networks in the U.S., since the NBC deal—which the CEO of F1’s new owners called a “popcorn fart” earlier this year—began in 2013.
I never knew just how out of shape my garbage marshmallow body was until I attempted a brief sample of what the Red Bull Racing Formula One drivers put themselves through in order to handle the brutal forces of an F1 car. F1 drivers have to be strong, fit and able to react quickly in order to win, and they’re…
Just two years after Lewis Hamilton was barred from viewing the Wimbledon final from the prestigious Royal Box for his attire, former teammate Nico Rosberg almost met the same fate because he left his nasty sweaty pegs sockless.
Though he sat on pole position for the first time in nine years at the Monaco Grand Prix and looked about as thrilled as Kimi Raikkonen can, it was his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel who got the big win Sunday. A less dominant force than usual, Lewis Hamilton finished seventh after a disastrous qualifying run.
Today’s top race cars are so fast that they routinely hit more than five gs in high speed corners. So top race car drivers have had to train their necks to be unbelievably strong to physically hold their heads in place. How strong? Double F1 world champion and Indy 500 rookie Fernando Alonso can crack a walnut on his…
In a sport known for cars that top out over 230 mph, it’s hard to catch one on a modern smartphone camera without it being a blur. But one photographer lugs a seven-pound camera that’s over 100 years old around Formula One circuits, all to shoot with its two “‘slow’ and ‘kind of slow’ shutter speeds.”
Here’s a wake-up call for car fans who are inexplicably unconcerned about environmental issues: yes, this stuff can interrupt our precious race time, too. Low clouds pressed Shanghai’s smog even closer to the earth, per Autoweek, stopping the first two Formula One Chinese Grand Prix practice sessions.
Longtime Formula One impresario Bernie Ecclestone has been forced to resign from his leadership position over by the sport’s new owners Liberty Media, reports Auto Motor und Sport. New F1 chairman Chase Carey has taken over his former responsibilities. [Update: F1 has confirmed Bernie is out. See below.]
The international nightmare is over; the crisis has been solved. The Mercedes F1 team, whose newly crowned champion retired days after winning the Formula One title, will add Williams’ Valtteri Bottas to its lineup. Taking Bottas’ seat will be Felipe Massa, who retired from Williams less than two months ago.
Despite repeated requests for privacy, a photo of seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher lying in his hospital bed following his brain injury was offered to several publications for $1.04 million, reports Motorsport-Magazin. Schumacher sustained severe head injuries in a 2013 skiing accident that…
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg announced his shocking retirement today with immediate effect, reports Autosport. Rosberg just clinched the World Driver’s Championship in the F1 season finale at Abu Dhabi.
It’s about time! Mercedes driver Rosberg has come close to a world drivers’ championship before, but has never clinched it until today. His three-time world champion teammate Lewis Hamilton made it as hard as possible, but Rosberg clinched the title in the end.
Election night was full of bad tweets, but one bad tweet in particular from the Mexican account for Hawkers sunglasses company about Trump winning the U.S. presidential election did not sit very well with Mexican F1 driver Sergio Perez, which the brand just began sponsoring this month.
You know those shows where the interviewer knows unbelievably personal details about the interviewee’s background? The first record they bought? Their first dog’s favorite afternoon snack? Here’s what happens when that goes terribly wrong.
According to reports, two men robbed a member of Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes AMG F1 team at gunpoint prior to this weekend’s Formula One Mexican Grand Prix. The robbery occurred while in stationary traffic on Wednesday, and the team member chose to remain in Mexico for the race weekend.
Poor Max Verstappen had the worst luck during the Formula One United States Grand Prix. Before ultimately retiring with a gearbox problem, he surprised the Red Bull pit crew when he came in for a routine tire change.
Formula One teams transform their garages into exceedingly tidy apartments for each race, with storage space for items you’d never think to give its own little cubbyhole. We walked through Williams’ space, and here’s how they explained their garage/suite works on a race weekend.
Most racing press conferences are pointless. Drivers rarely say anything more detailed than “our car feels really quick,” or “we have a five-place grid penalty, but we’re going to make the most of it.” We here at Jalopnik get bored of them, too! Here’s how we would handle the monotonous task of giving vague…
Upset that reporters at the Japanese Grand Prix wrote “disrespectful” stories about his bored Snapchats during a Thursday press conference, Lewis Hamilton decided he wasn’t going to answer their questions at a conference on Saturday. Then, without a single Snapchat to document it, he walked on out of there.
Formula 1's triple world champion Lewis Hamilton had to apologize for being a human being today, after he Snapchatted through a pointless, boring, dull, boring press conference before this weekend’s upcoming race.