1. Will the Return of Formula 1 Refuelling Make for Better Racing?

    In-race refuelling in Formula One was banned for the 2010 season in an effort to save costs. Clearly that goal has not been accomplished, as spending continues to spiral out of control and lower-budget teams scramble to pay their bills...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 4 days ago 3,369 reads 7 comments

  2. Realistic 2015 Expectations for Kimi Raikkonen After Spanish Grand Prix

    At the Bahrain Grand Prix last month, Ferrari 's Kimi Raikkonen ended a 25-race streak without a podium finish...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 days ago 7,799 reads 1 comments

  3. Imagining a Formula 1 Future Without Red Bull

    It seems we can no longer go a week without some new threat from Red Bull to pull out of Formula One. The latest, at last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, was vocalized by Helmut Marko, team adviser and talent-spotter extraordinaire ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 days ago 3,444 reads 8 comments

  4. Is Nico Rosberg's Spanish Grand Prix Win a Turning Point in the 2015 F1 Season?

    It took 182 days, but Nico Rosberg finally beat his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton again in a Formula One race on Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 13 days ago 1,985 reads 4 comments

  5. Looming Formula 1 Engine Penalties Could Be Good for Fans, Bad for Teams

    In the 2014 Formula One season, the first grid penalty for exceeding the power unit component limit was not handed out until Daniil Kvyat received one at the Italian Grand Prix , the 13th race of the season...

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  6. The History of Volkswagen Brands in Formula 1

    Last weekend's resignation of Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piech has potentially opened the door for the company to enter Formula One...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 20 days ago 4,262 reads 5 comments

  7. Can Williams Win a Formula 1 Race in 2015?

    After scoring four podium finishes in the final five races of the 2014 Formula One season, it may seem like Williams have taken a step back this year. So far, through four races in the 2015 season, their best results are two fourth-place finishes...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 25 days ago 1,728 reads 3 comments

  8. Was Mercedes' Television Coverage Intentionally Cut at the Bahrain Grand Prix?

    At last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix , Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cruised to his third victory in four races this season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 26 days ago 5,703 reads 5 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 8,400 reads 7 comments

  10. 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 1 month ago 3,580 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 1 month ago 2,962 reads 6 comments

  12. 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 1 month ago 2,108 reads 4 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 1,531 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 8,797 reads 4 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 1,422 reads 2 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 9,550 reads 3 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 2,713 reads 3 comments

  18. 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 3,065 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 2 months ago 4,382 reads 5 comments

  20. 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 2 months ago 4,016 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 2 months ago 4,315 reads 5 comments

  22. 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 2 months ago 5,519 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 3 months ago 2,344 reads 0 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 3,499 reads 9 comments

  25. 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 3 months ago 1,891 reads 0 comments