1. Max Verstappen-to-Ferrari Rumours Are (Just a Bit) Premature

    Formula One driver rumours are silly. Sometimes, they are the "ha-ha" kind of silly and, sometimes, the absurd kind...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 15 hours ago 1,538 reads 0 comments

  2. Pirelli Should Apologize for F1 Tyre Failures Instead of Shifting Blame to Teams

    During the BBC pre -race show before the Belgian Grand Prix , commentator David Coulthard wittily ended a brief exchange with Pirelli motorsport director Paul Hembery saying, "Congratulations on the win...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 days ago 2,441 reads 6 comments

  3. Romain Grosjean Reminds Us of His Potential with Belgian Grand Prix Podium

    Some drivers arrive in Formula One seemingly predestined for success and almost immediately live up to that hype. In recent years, Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel fit that mold...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 days ago 908 reads 0 comments

  4. F1 Team Budgets: Which Teams Are Getting the Best Value for Their Money in 2015?

    Despite declining sponsorship revenue, the loss of the German Grand Prix (at least for this year) and falling television viewing figures, Formula One team budgets remain quite healthy...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 13 days ago 2,565 reads 0 comments

  5. What F1 Drivers Did on Their Summer Break

    With the cancellation of the German Grand Prix , the 2015 Formula One calendar contained an unexpected three-week break in July, between the British and Hungarian Grands Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 15 days ago 7,146 reads 1 comments

  6. F1 Driver Salaries: Who Is Providing the Best Value for Money so Far in 2015?

    Top Formula One drivers are some of the best-paid athletes in the world, with the ones at the very top of the pay grid earning more than €1 million (approximately $1.1 million) per race...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 20 days ago 12,750 reads 2 comments

  7. Can Williams Challenge for the F1 Championship in 2016?

    Last November, in the midst of her team's best season in a decade, Williams deputy team principal Claire Williams said there was more to come. She wasn't referring to last season, although both Williams cars finished on the podium at the next race..

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 22 days ago 2,089 reads 8 comments

  8. Can Sebastian Vettel 'Make the Impossible Possible' and Win the 2015 F1 Title?

    After winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on July 26, Ferrari 's Sebastian Vettel sits 42 points behind Lewis Hamilton in the Formula One drivers' standings...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 27 days ago 7,955 reads 17 comments

  9. F1 Fan Surveys: Comparing Results from the Autosport and GPDA Polls

    Autosport recently released the results of its fan survey , conducted in conjunction with F1 Racing and Motorsport News . Earlier in July, the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) and Motorsport...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 29 days ago 3,058 reads 7 comments

  10. Is Toro Rosso's Max Verstappen the Next Sebastian Vettel?

    On the same weekend that 17-year-old Max Verstappen finished fourth in the Hungarian Grand Prix—directly ahead of double world champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 4,534 reads 8 comments

  11. Sebastian Vettel Builds Legacy with Brilliant Win for Ferrari at Hungarian GP

    On an emotional weekend in Budapest, with Jules Bianchi's death weighing on everyone's minds, Sebastian Vettel continued to build his legacy with a flawless drive for Ferrari ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 4,838 reads 7 comments

  12. Making Sense of the Battle in the Formula 1 Midfield

    As the 2015 Formula One season nears the halfway point, Mercedes are once again running away with the constructors' championship. The battle in the midfield, on the other hand, couldn't be much closer...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,129 reads 0 comments

  13. Jules Bianchi: Remembering a Racer and an Inspiration

    Formula One has lost a bright, young light. Jules Bianchi died on July 17 in his hometown of Nice, France, from the severe head injuries he suffered at last year's Japanese Grand Prix...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 6,049 reads 1 comments

  14. Formula 1 Rule Changes Use Common Sense to Improve the Sport

    Late last Friday, common sense finally prevailed in Formula One. It is just a small step, with the FIA World Motor Sport Council approving some of the F1 Strategy Group's latest ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 4,030 reads 2 comments

  15. Analysing Lewis Hamilton's Stunning Qualifying Improvement Versus Nico Rosberg

    After nine races of the 2014 Formula One season, Nico Rosberg had outqualified his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton 5-4, and each driver had scored four pole positions...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 6,802 reads 7 comments

  16. It's Too Early to Get Too Excited About the F1 Strategy Group's Proposed Changes

    The Formula One Strategy Cartel...er, Group...met again last week in London, producing an idealistic press release that is short on details...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,578 reads 2 comments

  17. Mercedes' Superior Strategy Enables Lewis Hamilton to Win British Grand Prix

    After Lewis Hamilton threw away victory with an ill-advised pit stop at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, Mercedes' strategy was flawless at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, enabling ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 1,941 reads 20 comments

  18. Remembering Stirling Moss' 1955 British Grand Prix Victory at Aintree

    In the first five British Grands Prix of the Formula One world championship era (beginning in 1950), only two British drivers finished on the lead lap. Reg Parnell was third in 1950, 52 seconds behind the winner, Nino Farina...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 654 reads 3 comments

  19. Reliving Jenson Button's British Grand Prix Disappointments and Disasters

    "I still hold out hope," McLaren's Jenson Button said as he prepares for next weekend's British Grand Prix , per the Guardian 's Paul Weaver . "I want to be on the podium and win in front of my home crowd...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 2,091 reads 1 comments

  20. Formula 1 Prize Money Distribution Highlights Inequalities in the Sport

    Imagine if Manchester United received a special payment each year from the Football Association, just so they would show up for their Premier League matches...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 8,985 reads 2 comments

  21. Nico Rosberg Shows He Is a Real F1 Title Contender with Austrian Grand Prix Win

    Twice in the last four Formula One grands prix , Nico Rosberg has done something he struggled to do at all in 2014: He has beaten his teammate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton head-to-head in a fair fight...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 1,535 reads 9 comments

  22. 5 Reasons for McLaren to Stay Positive

    If it feels like we have been talking about McLaren's coming revival forever — and ever , and ever —just think about how it must feel for Ron Dennis, Jenson Button and the rest of the team...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 3 months ago 3,403 reads 1 comments

  23. Nico Hulkenberg Interview: Talking Le Mans and His Formula 1 Future

    MONTREAL — It is one of the great mysteries of the modern world, like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster: Why has the extremely talented Nico Hulkenberg spent his entire Formula ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 3 months ago 3,552 reads 4 comments

  24. B/R Exclusive: Jacques Villeneuve Talks Le Mans, IndyCar and Respect in F1

    MONTREAL — Jacques Villeneuve , the 1995 Indy 500 winner and 1997 Formula One champion, spent last weekend in the paddock of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (which, of course, is named after his late father)...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 3 months ago 4,855 reads 2 comments

  25. Canadian GP Offers More Than Just Lewis Hamilton's Win and Mercedes' Dominance

    MONTREAL — Lewis Hamilton 's victory for Mercedes at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday was not the most thrilling race the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve has ever produced, but ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 3 months ago 2,492 reads 1 comments