1. 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 11 months ago 3,139 reads 4 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 3,131 reads 5 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 2,024 reads 2 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 1,122 reads 0 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 3,279 reads 3 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 3,757 reads 6 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 7,128 reads 0 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 2,998 reads 2 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 4,038 reads 2 comments

  10. 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 12 months ago 2,329 reads 2 comments

  11. 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 12 months ago 3,467 reads 2 comments

  12. 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 12 months ago 3,021 reads 2 comments

  13. 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 12 months ago 6,205 reads 32 comments

  14. 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 12 months ago 4,158 reads 7 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 5,228 reads 10 comments

  16. 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 1 year ago 2,934 reads 5 comments

  17. 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 1 year ago 5,037 reads 7 comments

  18. 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 1 year ago 1,985 reads 1 comments

  19. 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 1 year ago 4,786 reads 1 comments

  20. 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 1 year ago 2,367 reads 0 comments

  21. 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 1 year ago 5,063 reads 8 comments

  22. 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 1 year ago 3,733 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 1 year ago 7,534 reads 13 comments

  24. 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 1 year ago 2,529 reads 2 comments

  25. 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 1 year ago 6,079 reads 8 comments