1. Formula 1 Solves Qualifying Dilemma, but Governance Problems Remain

    Common sense finally— finally —prevailed in the Formula One qualifying saga this week. Unfortunately, it took a near-unprecedented showing of team unity to force the FIA's ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 3,000 reads 2 comments

  2. Red Bull and Haas Continue Surprising Form at Bahrain Grand Prix

    Formula One is too predictable these days, right? That has been a common complaint over the last two-plus seasons of Mercedes domination...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 1,545 reads 1 comments

  3. Stoffel Vandoorne Can Cement His Status as McLaren's 'Next 1' at Bahrain GP

    Stoffel Vandoorne made his much-anticipated Formula One debut on Friday, during free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 995 reads 0 comments

  4. Could Mercedes' Poor Starts Cost Them a Shot at 3rd Straight Formula 1 Title?

    Mercedes have won 33 of 39 races since the start of Formula One's hybrid V6 engine era in 2014, so it is difficult to find many faults with the team...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 4,295 reads 2 comments

  5. Fantastic Start to New Formula 1 Season Overshadowed by Many off-Track Issues

    This should be a happy time in the world of Formula One. The new season just began with an exciting, unpredictable race, and Ferrari appear ready to challenge Mercedes' two-year hegemony...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 6 months ago 3,571 reads 3 comments

  6. Ferrari Show Title-Challenging Pace at the Australian Grand Prix

    The result of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix —a Mercedes one-two, followed by Ferrari 's Sebastian Vettel—will look familiar and predictable to anyone with a cursory interest in Formula One over the last couple years...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 2,432 reads 2 comments

  7. Wet Australian GP Practice Sessions Limit Conclusions About Relative Performance

    The 2016 Formula One season started off with a splash—literally—on Friday in Melbourne, Australia...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 1,456 reads 0 comments

  8. Are the New F1 Tyre Regulations for 2016 Too Complicated?

    The new qualifying format has been the big story this offseason when it comes to new Formula One regulations...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 3,113 reads 4 comments

  9. Will Taylor Swift Fans Stick Around for a Formula 1 Race in Austin?

    The U.S. Grand Prix will go ahead as planned in October 2016, the Circuit of the Americas ( COTA )  confirmed this week , allaying doubts raised by the race's provisional status on this year's calendar...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 3,058 reads 5 comments

  10. FIA Needs to Build Consensus for Halo Protection on Formula 1 Cars

    During the final week of Formula One pre-season testing, Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen briefly debuted a prototype of the halo cockpit protection being proposed for 2017...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 2,013 reads 2 comments

  11. 5 Things We Learned from Day 4 of the 2nd 2016 Formula 1 Pre-Season Test

    Formula One pre-season testing concluded on Friday , with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel once again putting in the fastest time. We won't see the cars on the track again until March 18, for Friday practice at the Australian Grand Prix...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 1,058 reads 0 comments

  12. Formula 1 Leaders Should Test New Regulations Before Implementing Them

    Everyone has an idea (or six) for how to improve Formula One—from louder engines to additional downforce to more durable tyres to revamped qualifying...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 3,276 reads 3 comments

  13. 5 Things We Learned from 2016 Barcelona F1 1st Test

    After nearly three months without Formula One (not counting Pirelli's tyre test), we finally got our first look at the teams' 2016 cars this week at the first pre-season test in Barcelona...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 3,749 reads 6 comments

  14. Formula 1 Offseason Media Roundtable

    Formula One preseason testing starts in Spain on Monday, but before the craziness of the new season begins, we caught up with a group of F1 journalists to get some insight on their ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 7 months ago 7,104 reads 0 comments

  15. Rio Haryanto: Getting to Know Manor's New Driver for the 2016 Formula 1 Season

    In the end, Manor's choice for their second 2016 race seat wasn't all that surprising. After months of speculation, the team announced this week that Rio Haryanto will partner ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,967 reads 2 comments

  16. Which Formula 1 Rookie Class Is the Best Ever?

    There have been plenty of memorable rookie seasons in Formula One history, from Jackie Stewart's five podiums in 1965 to Jacques Villeneuve pushing Damon Hill to the wire in 1996 ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 3,956 reads 2 comments

  17. 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 8 months ago 2,301 reads 2 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 3,406 reads 2 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 2,964 reads 2 comments

  20. 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 8 months ago 6,083 reads 32 comments

  21. 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 8 months ago 4,142 reads 7 comments

  22. 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 8 months ago 5,174 reads 10 comments

  23. 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 8 months ago 2,869 reads 5 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 4,914 reads 7 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 1,971 reads 1 comments