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Updated Articles and Resources

By Brad Spurgeon

Updated Articles and Resources
  • Lewis Hamilton: World's Youngest World Champion Driver at McLaren-Mercedes Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Lewis Hamilton's rise to the pinnacle of world motor racing is a story unique in the history of Formula 1. After years of proving to be one of the fastest, most successful drivers in the lower ser...
  • The Subtle Game of Race Strategy - a High Speed Chess Match Created: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Formula 1 is not only the most advanced form of racing technologically, it is also the most advanced in terms of race strategy. Which tires to use, how many pit stops to make, how much fuel to put...
  • The Art of Racing in the Wet in Formula 1 Created: Thursday, December 29, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    In Formula 1, wet races have always played an integral role not only in the action, but in race results, championships and the reputations of drivers. In fact, wet races are usually so exciting tha...
  • The Strange Saga of Formula 1 Qualifying Created: Saturday, December 16, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
    Formula 1 qualifying is a unique system of grid designation unlike any other in motor racing. After five seasons of incessant changes, the sport has finally found a system that works - well, almost...
  • The Developing Saga of Formula 1 Qualifying Created: Saturday, December 16, 2006 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Formula 1 qualifying is a unique system of grid designation unlike any other in motor racing. After five seasons of incessant changes, the sport has finally found a system that works - well, almost...
  • Not Very Sexy on the Outside, but the Life of an F1 is in its Engine Created: Saturday, March 17, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Car engines hold little interest for most people. Even Formula 1 fans generally prefer to talk about a sexy new aerodynamic wing on the chassis than a modified piston. Yet in the words of Rob White...
  • F1 Brakes Are Designed for Speed, as Well as Slowing Down Created: Monday, January 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    We generally think of car brakes as designed to make a car slow down. But in Formula 1, the first thought of the drivers and engineers is how to use the brakes - like almost every other one of the ...
  • The Era of the Formula 1 Wind Tunnel Created: Saturday, December 16, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
    Aerodynamics on Formula 1 cars is a science of gaining the most grip through using the wind. Unlike with airplanes, the wings of a racing car push the car down to the track, not up in the air. Th...
  • How the F1 Teams Travel the World Created: Sunday, November 11, 2012 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    For the first time in Formula 1 history, in 2012 seven races were staged in nine weeks, with a series of three so-called flyaways and races taking place one week apart instead of the usual two week...
  • Formula 1 for Motor Racing Ignoramuses, in 10 Easy Lessons (But No Tests) Created: Sunday, October 07, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
    Formula 1 is the most popular form of world motor racing. It is also at the pinnacle of motor racing both technologically and in terms of the quality of the drivers. But outside its fans, many peop...
  • Sauber Team Talks Kobayashi Created: Sunday, July 04, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    The Sauber team directors Peter Sauber and James Key spoke about the remarkable race driven by their driver Kamui Kobayashi at the European Grand Prix of 2010. Kobayashi also had something to say....
  • Many Women Work in F1; Why No Women Drivers? Created: Friday, March 16, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
    In what is essentially considered a macho sport, there are a few women who are breaking the mold in Formula 1, where, as is the tradition elsewhere in auto racing, they usually occupy marketing, m...
  • Formula 1's Kinetic Energy Recovery System Created: Saturday, May 02, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    In 2009 as part of Formula 1's effort to become more environmentally friendly and relevant, the series began using a Kinetic Energy Recovery System to collect energy normally wasted during braking,...
  • Danica Patrick: First Woman To Win a Major International Open-Wheel Race Created: Thursday, May 22, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    In 2008 Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a major international open-wheel race when she won an Indy Racing League event in Japan. Before that, however, she had a long career working he...
  • Formula 1 Drivers are Lightweight Again Created: Sunday, May 31, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
    How much does a Formula 1 driver weigh? What is the ideal height? These are questions that have not been heard for a few years in a sport where the best drivers used to be like horse racing jocke...
  • Circuit of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Created: Monday, February 07, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    The Abu Dhabi circuit, on Yas Island, in 2009 became the site of the first “twilight” Formula One race, beginning in daylight and ending in darkness.
  • Alain Prost: Four-Time World Drivers' Champion Created: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Alain Prost, a Frenchman, was the first Formula 1 driver after Juan Manuel Fangio of the 1950s to win four world championship titles. Fangio had won five titles, ending in 1958, and no other drive...
  • Circuit of the Australian Grand Prix Created: Monday, February 21, 2011 Updated: Sunday, April 27, 2014
    On a track located in a grassy park within commuting distance of the city center, the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne has always been a favorite for most of the Formula 1 teams, drivers and the ...
  • ABC's of a Formula 1 Driver's Physical Fitness Created: Monday, December 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Formula 1 drivers undergo physical demands in the cockpit of a kind that no other athlete faces. G-Forces throughout an hour-and-a-half race make their heads four to five times their regular weight...
  • History of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Created: Sunday, December 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was the second Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Middle East, but it was, and remains, the first and only race in the world to start in the daytime and finish at night.
  • Mike Gascoyne on Spyker's Chances as an F1 Customer Team Created: Friday, May 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Mike Gascoyne spoke in an interview about Spyker's life as a Ferrari engine customer team. Gascoyne has worked at several teams, both independant and car manufacturer owned teams, from Jordan to R...
  • Photos of Lewis Hamilton in his Rookie Year in Formula 1 Created: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    An image gallery of Lewis Hamilton during his rookie season in Formula 1.
  • Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix Created: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix in an image gallery during his rookie season in Formula 1.
  • Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix Created: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix in an image gallery during his rookie season in Formula 1. Anthony Hamilton, Lewis's father, also goes to the all the races. David Richards was also in Bah...
  • Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix Created: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix in an image gallery during his rookie season in Formula 1.
  • F1 Season in 2012 Was Another Exciting One Created: Sunday, December 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    In 2012, Formula 1 again came up with a scenario that defied all the predictions. In the third year of its effort to improve the show by changing the technical regulations to encourage cars to pass...
  • Alonso and Vettel, 2012 Contenders for Same Record Created: Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012
    Apart from their precocious talents and shared championship goals, there could hardly be two Formula 1 drivers more different in almost every other way than Sebastian Vettel, a German, and Fernando...
  • The First U.S. Grand Prix at Austin Was a Resounding Success Created: Friday, December 28, 2012 Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012
    All the ingredients were there to make the inaugural U.S. Grand Prix near Austin one of the most highly attended, most festive and most exciting races of the 2012 Formula One season. And thanks to ...
  • 2011 Formula 1 World Championship Calendar Created: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012
    See where the Formula 1 drivers will race in 2011. This is the provisional 2011 calendar as announced by the International Automobile Federation in September 2011.
  • 2009 Formula 1 Provisional World Championship Schedule of November Created: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012
    See where the Formula 1 drivers will race in 2009. This is the 2009 provisional calendar as announced by the International Automobile Federation in November 2008. The final schedule is announced ...
  • Grand Prix Start Times for 2009 Season Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012
    See what time the 17 Formula 1 Grand Prix races start in 2009. All times are in local time.
  • 2013 Formula 1 World Championship Provisional Calendar Created: Saturday, September 29, 2012 Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012
    See where the Formula 1 drivers will race in 2013. This is the provisional 2013 calendar as announced by the International Automobile Federation in September 2013.

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