1. F1 Data Analysis: How Quickly Are McLaren-Honda Improving?

    It was always going to be a struggle for McLaren this year, taking on a new engine manufacturer one year after Formula One introduced its new V6 hybrid power units...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 4 days ago 7,341 reads 7 comments

  2. Lewis Hamilton Wins Bahrain GP, but Ferrari's Pace Ominous for Nico Rosberg

    Nico Rosberg was prepared for another wheel-to-wheel battle at Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix —he just expected it to be with his Mercedes team-mate, Lewis Hamilton , rather than the Ferraris of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 days ago 3,444 reads 1 comments

  3. Nico Rosberg Can't Catch Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain Grand Prix Qualifying

    The 2015 Formula One season has barely started, but Nico Rosberg must feel his chances of winning the Drivers' Championship are already slipping away...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 days ago 2,951 reads 6 comments

  4. Can Anyone Catch Lewis Hamilton After a Dominant Chinese Grand Prix Weekend?

    After a shocking loss to Sebastian Vettel in Malaysia two weeks ago, Lewis Hamilton quelled any talk of a Ferrari championship challenge with a dominant weekend in Shanghai, capped by a carefully controlled victory in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 13 days ago 2,104 reads 4 comments

  5. The Top 5 Moments in Chinese Grand Prix History

    This weekend's Chinese Grand Prix will only mark the 12th running of the race. The Shanghai International Circuit does not have the glamorous, mystical, dangerous history of older Formula One circuits like Monza or Silverstone or Monaco...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 18 days ago 1,525 reads 0 comments

  6. Going Out on Top: The Story of Jim Clark's Final Formula 1 Race

    Just before three o'clock in the afternoon on New Year's Day, 1968, 23 men lined up on the starting grid for the South African Grand Prix, the first race of the new Formula One season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 19 days ago 8,641 reads 4 comments

  7. Did Red Bull and Renault Really Show Any Improvement at the Malaysian GP?

    Like Seinfeld 's Frank Costanza at Festivus , Red Bull and their engine supplier, Renault, have spent the early part of the 2015 Formula One season publicly airing their grievances with each other...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 20 days ago 1,416 reads 2 comments

  8. Pele and 5 Formula 1 PR Disasters

    Back in 2002, when the Brazilian Grand Prix was still one of the first races in the Formula One season, someone asked Brazilian soccer superstar Pele to wave the chequered flag at the end of the race...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 26 days ago 9,490 reads 3 comments

  9. Can Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel Challenge for F1 Titles After Malaysian GP Win?

    While Pope Francis wore traditional red robes to celebrate the beginning of Holy Week in Vatican City, another red-clad Italian institution, Scuderia Ferrari , pulled off a resurrection ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 27 days ago 2,689 reads 3 comments

  10. Malaysian Grand Prix 2015: 5 Key Storylines Ahead of Sepang Race

    After an underwhelming start to the season Down Under, the Formula One circus reconvenes this weekend outside Kuala Lumpur for the Malaysian Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 3,064 reads 2 comments

  11. Valtteri Bottas' Injury Highlights the Struggle to Find a Female F1 Driver

    Despite Bernie Ecclestone's assertion that, "It is inevitable that there will be another female [Formula One] driver," as reported by Luke Smith and Christian Sylt in Forbes ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 4,362 reads 5 comments

  12. Why Ron Dennis Can Propel McLaren Back to the Top of Formula 1

    Some people are born winners—no matter what they choose to do in life, they find a way to be successful. McLaren CEO Ron Dennis is one of those people...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 3,997 reads 4 comments

  13. Australian GP Shows Ferrari Can Replace Red Bull as Mercedes' Closest Challenger

    Sebastian Vettel scored a third-place finish in his Ferrari debut at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, confirming the Italian team's strong preseason showing...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 4,314 reads 5 comments

  14. Australian Grand Prix 2015: 5 Key Storylines Ahead of Season Opener

    The 2015 Formula One season begins this weekend with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. It has been less than four months since Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 world championship at the last race in Abu Dhabi, but it feels like much longer...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 5,515 reads 1 comments

  15. F1 2015 Head-to-Head: Valtteri Bottas vs. Felipe Massa at Williams

    Just like the "Touch of Gray" hair colour guy, Williams may have found the ideal mix of experience and youthful energy with their driver pairing of Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,243 reads 0 comments

  16. Christian Horner's F1 Engine Complaints Make Him Sound Like a Sore Loser

    Remember that time back in 2013 when Red Bull team principal Christian Horner talked about how his team's fourth-straight Formula One drivers' and constructors' titles were turning ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 3,490 reads 9 comments

  17. 5 Observations from the Final Day of Formula 1 Preseason Testing in Barcelona

    The final Formula One preseason test ended on Sunday afternoon in Barcelona, Spain. With just two weeks until the first grand prix of the season, the teams will now return to their ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 1,878 reads 0 comments

  18. How Quickly Can McLaren Recover from Another F1 Preseason Testing Setback?

    Another day of Formula One preseason testing, another struggle for McLaren-Honda. Indeed "Struggle" could be branded on the side of the MP4-30 (in place of, say, a missing title sponsor) as a theme for McLaren's year so far...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 1,657 reads 2 comments

  19. F1 Cars Already Showing Midseason Speeds at End of Second Preseason Test

    It may only be the end of the second Formula One preseason test , but many of the cars are already in midseason form—midseason 2014, anyway...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 4,448 reads 0 comments

  20. Ron Dennis Is Wrong to Say F1 Does Not Need a Budget Cap

    McLaren CEO Ron Dennis has spoken out against a budget cap in Formula One. "The actual cost constraint has to be exercised by the senior management of a Formula One team, cost ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 1,177 reads 4 comments

  21. Spice Girls and 5 Other Extravagant F1 Car Launches

    Eighteen years ago, the Spice Girls joined Mika Hakkinen and David Coulthard onstage at the Alexandra Palace in London to launch McLaren's MP4-12 car...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 4,250 reads 2 comments

  22. Formula 1 Drivers and Their Various Training Habits

    To the casual observer, Formula One drivers may not seem very athletic—after all, how hard can it be to drive around in a car for a couple of hours? The reality, though, is ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 7,211 reads 0 comments

  23. Ferrari Has Modest 2015 Expectations Despite Strong Showing at F1 Preseason Test

    Ferrari are trying to temper expectations after a season of change and a successful first test for their new car...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 3 months ago 3,817 reads 1 comments

  24. Winners and Losers from Formula 1 Testing in Jerez

    The first Formula One preseason test is now complete and everyone can begin poring over the results trying to determine which teams have an edge as we head toward the 2015 season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 3 months ago 9,817 reads 3 comments

  25. 2015 F1 Cars Show Big Improvement over 2014 Models After 1st Day of Testing

    Preseason testing for the 2015 Formula One season began Sunday at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain. For anyone who complained that the 2014 F1 cars were too slow, the early results look promising...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 3 months ago 2,296 reads 3 comments