1. Roland Ratzenberger: The Tragedy Formula 1 Forgot After Ayrton Senna's Death

    When Roland Ratzenberger was killed during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, he became the first Formula One driver to die during a grand prix weekend since Riccardo Paletti at the 1982 Canadian Grand Prix...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 19,160 reads 2 comments

  2. Formula 1 Needs the Canadian Grand Prix to Stay at Its Montreal Home

    The American economy is still the largest in the world by quite a large margin. Because of its size, Formula One has been trying for most of its existence to penetrate the U.S. market, without much progress...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 4,689 reads 1 comments

  3. Data Analysis: How Quick Have Formula 1 Rivals Closed Gap to Mercedes?

    Just four races into the 2014 Formula One season, Mercedes has already opened a 97-point gap to its nearest rival, Red Bull, in the Constructors' Championship...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 4,007 reads 3 comments

  4. Is It Too Early for McLaren to Shift Focus to 2015 and Its New Honda Engines?

    The 2013 Formula One season was McLaren's worst since 1980, before Ron Dennis first became team principal. Now, Dennis is back, but the results have not significantly improved...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,729 reads 1 comments

  5. Reappraising Daniel Ricciardo's Talent After Start to F1 Career at Red Bull

    Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo scored his second straight fourth-place finish at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,271 reads 2 comments

  6. Mercedes Requested a Stiffer Penalty for Red Bull from the FIA Court of Appeal

    On April 14, the FIA International Court of Appeal upheld the Stewards' decision to disqualify Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo from the Australian Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 1,265 reads 0 comments

  7. Kimi Raikkonen's Character Lost in the Midfield with Ferrari

    Formula One is as much about entertainment as it is about cold-blooded competition. That is why double points will be awarded for the final race this season, and that is why so many ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 6,159 reads 0 comments

  8. Mercedes' Advantage in 2014: A Simple Explanation of Revolutionary F1 Engine

    Every so often in Formula One, a team comes up with a completely revolutionary design which gives them a massive advantage over the competition...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 19,434 reads 0 comments

  9. Luca Di Montezemolo Has No One Left to Blame If Ferrari Does Not Improve

    Midseason coaching and management changes may be common in other professional sports when a team is under-performing, but they are somewhat more unusual in Formula One...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 months ago 2,203 reads 0 comments

  10. Can the New Gene Haas Racing Team Succeed in Formula 1?

    After months of speculation, the FIA announced on Friday that it had accepted the bid of NASCAR team owner Gene Haas to form a new Formula One team...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 8,164 reads 0 comments

  11. Has Formula 1 in 2014 Been Boring so Far?

    Formula One fans like to complain. Not all of them—many are able to enjoy the sport for what it is—but there is a vocal minority, at least, for whom it seems nothing is ever right...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 5,973 reads 9 comments

  12. Sebastian Vettel Needs to Forget 2014 World TItle and Just Beat Daniel Ricciardo

    It is not every day that a four-time defending Formula One world champion is asked to move out of the way to allow his new teammate—zero career podiums—through...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 6,028 reads 11 comments

  13. Williams and Force India Heading in Opposite Directions After Bahrain Grand Prix

    During Formula One preseason testing, the two midfield teams with the most buzz were Williams and Force India . After three races, though both teams have performed significantly better than they did in 2013, they are headed in opposite directions..

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 2,788 reads 2 comments

  14. Bahrain Grand Prix 2014: Live Lap-by-Lap Updates, Highlights, Report and More

    Lewis Hamilton passed his teammate into the first corner of a very entertaining Bahrain Grand Prix and then just held him off for his second-straight victory...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 11,996 reads 8 comments

  15. Analysing the Size of Mercedes' Speed Advantage over F1 Rivals

    There can be no doubt that Mercedes is the class of the Formula One field so far in 2014. Two utterly commanding victories in the first two races have led to comparisons with Sebastian ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 3,229 reads 0 comments

  16. Fernando Alonso and Ferrari Still Struggling Under New Formula 1 Regulations

    Fernando Alonso of Ferrari has spent a lot of the first two races of the 2014 Formula One season looking at the back of Nico Hulkenberg 's Force India ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 4,163 reads 0 comments

  17. Red Bull's Aero Package Has Them Trailing Only Mercedes Following Malaysian GP

    With the massive regulation changes for the new Formula One season, about the only thing we knew for certain coming into 2014 is that nothing was certain. After two races, a picture—albeit still blurry—is beginning to emerge...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 2,026 reads 0 comments

  18. Would Formula 1 Race Promoters Really Quit Sport over Lack of Engine Noise?

    Australian Grand Prix chairman Ron Walker announced his retirement last weekend. Instead of riding quietly off into the Australian sunset, though, he has decided to take a few parting shots at Formula One...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 1,815 reads 0 comments

  19. Are 2014 Formula 1 Cars Slower? Analysing Lap Times at Australian Grand Prix

    Coming into the 2014 Formula One season, there were reports that the cars could be up to five seconds slower per lap under the new regulations ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 26,878 reads 0 comments

  20. Can F1 Pit Stops Get Any Quicker? Interview with Red Bull's Jonathan Wheatley

    At the 2013 United States Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing set a new Formula One record with the first sub-two-second pit stop...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 1,858 reads 2 comments

  21. Is the Sound of the New 2014 Formula 1 Engines a Problem on TV?

    There was a roar emanating from Melbourne last weekend, but it was not coming from the Formula One cars tearing around Albert Park...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 11,298 reads 28 comments

  22. Lotus' Australian Grand Prix Double-Retirement Is Actually a Positive Result

    On Sunday, Pastor Maldonado pulled off the circuit just 29 laps into the Australian Grand Prix . Fourteen laps later, his Lotus teammate, Romain Grosjean , joined him in retirement from the first Formula One race of the season ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 1,414 reads 1 comments

  23. Sebastian Vettel Can Be Positive Despite Early Red Bull Retirement

    The 2014 Australian Grand Prix weekend has been a roller coaster ride for the Red Bull team and Sebastian Vettel —and not just because this year's Formula One cars are so much more difficult to control...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 months ago 1,750 reads 0 comments

  24. McLaren's Title Sponsor Gamble Could Backfire in 2014

    McLaren CEO Ron Dennis is gambling on his team. No, not in the same way Pete Rose did to earn himself a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 11,907 reads 0 comments

  25. Australian Grand Prix 2014: 10 Facts About the Track at Albert Park, Melbourne

    The Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, located in Albert Park in Australia's second city, has hosted the Formula One Australian Grand Prix since 1996. The Australian Grand Prix is usually the first race of the F1 season, and this year is no different...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 7,477 reads 0 comments