1. Red Bull Junior Team: Creating a Path for Young Drivers to Succeed in Formula 1

    AUSTIN, Texas — When Sebastian Vettel surprised everyone before the Japanese Grand Prix with the news that he was leaving Red Bull at the end of the year, the team wasted no time in confirming his replacement ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 1,784 reads 0 comments

  2. Riding with F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel in the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge

    AUSTIN, Texas—Outside Austin, there is a highway that passes in front of the Circuit of Americas—the host venue for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix—where the speed limit is 85 mph (137 kph)...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 2,435 reads 1 comments

  3. What Formula 1 Can Learn from the NFL About Fan Engagement

    AUSTIN, Texas — Success in the United States is like the Holy Grail for Formula One—not only because of the value but also because finding either entails a seemingly never-ending quest...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 1,284 reads 2 comments

  4. Daniel Ricciardo Interview: Ready to Take over from Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull

    AUSTIN, Texas — While Sebastian Vettel remains unable or unwilling to confirm his future beyond the next three races— his last with Red Bull —Daniel Ricciardo 's is much clearer...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 1,273 reads 1 comments

  5. United States Grand Prix: Ranking American F1 Venues from Sebring to Austin

    The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas is the 10th different venue to host a Formula One race in the United States. There have been street races, purpose-built facilities and...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 3,428 reads 6 comments

  6. James Hunt, Mike Hawthorn and F1's Most Famous Hell-Raisers

    From Stirling Moss to James Hunt to Kimi Raikkonen , Formula One has always attracted a certain breed of men who not only wanted to race the fastest cars, but also lived their entire lives in the fast lane...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 10 months ago 9,747 reads 1 comments

  7. Is Nico Hulkenberg Permanently Stuck in the Formula 1 Midfield?

    Earlier this week, Force India announced that Nico Hulkenberg will remain with the team for the 2015 season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 2,266 reads 3 comments

  8. Does a Formula 1 Race on the Las Vegas Strip Make Sense?

    Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone has mentioned Las Vegas as a possibility for a new Formula One race in the United States...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 4,245 reads 5 comments

  9. Realistic Expectations for Sebastian Vettel's First Season with Ferrari

    Just before the Japanese Grand Prix , Red Bull announced that Sebastian Vettel —winner of the last four world championships—would be leaving the team at the end of the year...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 7,544 reads 10 comments

  10. Mercedes Are Right to Oppose a Change to Formula 1 Engine Development Rules

    At times, Formula One seems to lurch from one self-made mini-controversy to the next, with barely enough space in between to actually hold the races...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 3,739 reads 9 comments

  11. Should Red Bull Have Issued Team Orders to Help Daniel Ricciardo at Russian GP?

    Team orders are a controversial subject in Formula One. Some people like them and some don't, but they have always been part of the sport— even from 2003 to 2010 , when they were supposedly banned...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 2,395 reads 6 comments

  12. Why Formula 1 Should Not Be Going to Russia in 2014

    "We are happy, the sponsors appear to be happy, so we carry on," Bernie Ecclestone recently told The Times ' Kevin Eason (subscription required) regarding this weekend's Russian Grand Prix...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 2,318 reads 14 comments

  13. Russian Grand Prix 2014: 6 Key Facts About Sochi Circuit

    Formula One heads to Sochi, Russia this week with Jules Bianchi still in the hospital following his terrifying crash in Japan and the dark cloud of the Russia–Ukraine conflict hanging over Eastern Europe...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 8,504 reads 2 comments

  14. Should 2014 Japanese Grand Prix Have Had Start Time Changed for Rain?

    All week, the chatter coming out of the Suzuka paddock had been about the rain. Specifically, Typhoon Phanfone was making its way across the Pacific Ocean on a crash course with the Japanese archipelago...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 1,864 reads 4 comments

  15. Japan and F1: Why Have Drivers Disappointed with Odds in Their Favour?

    Japan has had more drivers start a Formula One grand prix than Australia, Austria, Canada, Spain, Finland and New Zealand (and plenty of other countries). In fact, there are only 10 countries in the world with more F1 drivers than Japan...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 2,090 reads 2 comments

  16. Max Verstappen Comparisons with Ayrton Senna Hint at Once-in-a-Generation Talent

    Max Verstappen is set to make his Formula One debut for Toro Rosso during the first free practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday. He also turned 17 on Tuesday...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 2,701 reads 1 comments

  17. Plotting Romain Grosjean's F1 Future After Nightmare 2014 Season at Lotus

    Romain Grosjean has won everywhere he has raced: Formula Renault, Formula Three, GP2, the GT1 sports car series. Everywhere, that is, except Formula One...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 3,601 reads 1 comments

  18. 5 Things McLaren Must Do to Return to the Top of F1 in 2015

    "McLaren exists to win races." That's what the team's website says . "Do I feel pain when we don’t win a race? Yes, acute pain." That's what McLaren CEO Ron Dennis told Motor Sport Magazine 's Simon Taylor two years ago...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 7,000 reads 8 comments

  19. Singapore Grand Prix: Who Gained and Lost from Their Safety Car Pit Strategy?

    It was inevitable. Each of the first six Singapore grands prix featured at least one safety car period. The seventh, last Sunday, was no exception...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 3,462 reads 1 comments

  20. Sebastian Vettel Hints He Can Finish the 2014 Season with a Flourish

    Sebastian Vettel stepped out of his Red Bull car looking tired, but happy, a fter two hours of nonstop acceleration, braking and gear shifts in the humid Singapore night ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 1,908 reads 1 comments

  21. The Evolution of Formula 1 Pit Stops: Speed and Consistency

    A popular military saying goes, "Slow is smooth; smooth is fast." That is certainly true for Formula One pit stops, where up to 20 people wait motionless as a race car flies toward ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 2,316 reads 0 comments

  22. Singapore Grand Prix 2014: 10 Key Facts About Marina Bay Street Circuit

    The European leg of the season is over and Formula One is hitting the road (or, more accurately, the air) again. This week, F1 returns to Asia for the seventh running of the Singapore Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 3,291 reads 0 comments

  23. Formula 1 Team Radio Clampdown Is Good for the Sport and for Fans

    Last week, the FIA —Formula One's governing body—sent a letter to the teams indicating they are no longer allowed to provide advice to their drivers via radio during the race...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 3,202 reads 0 comments

  24. 5 Things Red Bull Must Do to Return to the Top of F1 in 2015

    Since winning the final three races of the 2009 Formula One season, Red Bull have been on a roll. But their streak of four straight Drivers' and Constructors' Championships looks set ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 3,421 reads 3 comments

  25. Ferrari and Williams Have Benefited Most from the Formula 1 FRIC Ban

    Before the German Grand Prix in July, the FIA, Formula One's governing body, announced a ban on the front and rear interconnected suspension (FRIC) systems used by the teams to ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 2,194 reads 0 comments