1. Why Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein Was the Right Choice for Manor in 2016

    It has been a relatively quiet Formula One offseason, at least in terms of driver movement, with eight of the 10 teams from last year opting to retain their 2015 race lineups...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 2,284 reads 2 comments

  2. Examining Pastor Maldonado's F1 Legacy of Crashes, Penalties and 1 Magical Win

    In 66 seasons of the Formula One World Championship, just 95 different drivers have won a grand prix (10 others won the Indianapolis 500 when it counted towards the championship)...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 3,338 reads 2 comments

  3. The Top 5 Renault Formula 1 Liveries

    Over nearly 20 years in Formula One, the Renault team has produced several beautiful (and a few not-so-beautiful) liveries...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 2,942 reads 2 comments

  4. Will American Formula 1 Fans Accept Haas as a Truly 'American' Team?

    Speaking with Haas Formula One team principal Guenther Steiner in Montreal last summer, I made the mistake of asking how important it was for Haas to be seen as an American team...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 5,984 reads 32 comments

  5. Tyres Are Not the Only Thing Keeping Formula 1 Drivers from Racing Flat-out

    Formula One is having some tyre troubles—but not the kind that plagued the 2013 British Grand Prix . Last summer, F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone agreed to a new deal with Pirelli to continue supplying the series with tyres from 2017 to 2019...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 4,086 reads 7 comments

  6. Formula 1 Cars Will Be Louder in 2016, but That Won't Solve the Sport's Problems

    Formula One cars are going to be louder in 2016 than they have been since the switch to hybrid V6 engines for the 2014 season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 5,148 reads 10 comments

  7. What If Lewis Hamilton Had Signed with Red Bull for the 2013 Formula 1 Season?

    In his last few years at McLaren , Lewis Hamilton was clearly growing frustrated. After winning the Formula One drivers' championship in 2008—just his second year in the ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 2,847 reads 5 comments

  8. Formula 1 Drivers We'd Like to See in the Broadcast Booth When They Retire

    This Formula One offseason has been relatively drama-free, at least on the sporting side. Most teams had already announced their 2016 driver lineups before the end of the 2015 season, with few changes...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 4,853 reads 7 comments

  9. Will Troubled South American Economies Cause Problems for Formula 1?

    With South American countries facing, "an economic storm of the likes the region hasn't seen in decades," per Joshua Goodman of the Associated Press, it is reasonable for Formula ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 1,966 reads 1 comments

  10. How Far Up the Formula 1 Grid Can Manor Go in 2016 with New Mercedes Engines?

    With Manor's announcement last October that it will be using Mercedes engines for the 2016 Formula One season, the team finally has the potential to compete with—and perhaps beat—some of the more established teams on the grid...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 4,592 reads 1 comments

  11. 2007 Canadian Grand Prix: Revisiting Lewis Hamilton's First Formula 1 Victory

    In 2007, Lewis Hamilton exploded into Formula One with McLaren , finishing on the podium at his first nine races (at the time, tied for the third-longest podium streak in F1 history) and taking victory in just his sixth grand prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 2,319 reads 0 comments

  12. Formula 1 Personalities and Their 'Star Wars' Alter Egos

    Like many of us in these exciting days following the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Mercedes AMG Petronas executive director Toto Wolff has Star Wars on his mind...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 5,030 reads 8 comments

  13. Comparing Kimi Raikkonen's Performances for Ferrari in 2014 and 2015

    Before his return to Ferrari for 2014, Kimi Raikkonen had finished ahead of his team-mate in the Formula One drivers' championship in all but three of his 11 seasons in the sport...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 3,629 reads 1 comments

  14. Formula 1 Needs to Get Its Act Together in the United States

    Just as Formula One is finally, possibly clawing its way into the collective American sporting consciousness, it is all set to go bust. Again...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 6,995 reads 13 comments

  15. Are Toro Rosso the Team to Watch for the 2016 Formula 1 Season?

    Toro Rosso memorably scored their first Formula One victory at the Italian Grand Prix in September 2008 and then finished the season 10 points ahead of their parent team, Red Bull (the first and only time that has happened)...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 2,520 reads 2 comments

  16. Assessing Nico Rosberg's Options Should Mercedes Not Renew His Contract

    It may sound crazy, but twice in the past three weeks, Mercedes executive director Toto Wolff has dropped hints that the team is not exactly thrilled with its driver lineup—or at least the way the drivers relate to each other...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 6,030 reads 8 comments

  17. Mercedes Domination of Formula 1 Is Nothing New, so Just Enjoy It

    The way some people are talking about Mercedes' current domination of the Formula One World Championship, you would be forgiven for thinking that no other team has a chance of ever winning another race...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,149 reads 3 comments

  18. Formula 1 Salaries vs. Points Won: Which Driver Provided the Best Value in 2015?

    In Forbes ' ranking of the world's highest paid athletes , four Formula One drivers appear in the top 32...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 18,016 reads 1 comments

  19. F1 Team Budgets: Which Teams Got the Best Value for Their Money in 2015?

    Over the last two years, more than ever before, Formula One has embraced efficiency. With the introduction of hybrid V6 engines, teams are battling to get the most performance from a (relatively) small amount of fuel...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 3,811 reads 0 comments

  20. Will Renault Be Competitive in Their Return as an F1 Constructor?

    Renault announced their return as a Formula One constructor last week with a press release touting their (somewhat optimistic) total of 12 constructors' championships...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,048 reads 1 comments

  21. Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt Should Consider These Recommendations to Fix F1

    Formula One has some issues at the moment. From back-to-back runaway championships for Mercedes to teams on the edge of bankruptcy to declining television viewership figures, most ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,230 reads 8 comments

  22. Key Takeaways from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Heading into the F1 Offseason

    Nico Rosberg completed a hat-trick of victories to end the 2015 Formula One season in a relatively uneventful race on Sunday in Abu Dhabi ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,267 reads 10 comments

  23. Lewis Hamilton Does Not Deserve All the Criticism for His Private Life

    In the court of public opinion, Lewis Hamilton can't seem to win—which is kind of ironic because, for the last two years, he has done nothing but win on the Formula One circuit...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 3,441 reads 15 comments

  24. FIA's Alternate Formula 1 Engine Proposal Shows Lack of Foresight

    In its latest knee-jerk reaction, Formula One's governing body, the FIA, is seeking to reintroduce non-hybrid engines to the sport in 2017...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 4,234 reads 8 comments

  25. Have Ferrari Made a Mistake Retaining Kimi Raikkonen for the 2016 F1 Season?

    After last weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix , Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene spoke about his outlook for the 2016 Formula One season and his team's fight with back-to-back champions Mercedes...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 6,894 reads 5 comments