1. Analysing Lewis Hamilton's Stunning Qualifying Improvement Versus Nico Rosberg

    After nine races of the 2014 Formula One season, Nico Rosberg had outqualified his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton 5-4, and each driver had scored four pole positions...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 6,926 reads 7 comments

  2. It's Too Early to Get Too Excited About the F1 Strategy Group's Proposed Changes

    The Formula One Strategy Cartel...er, Group...met again last week in London, producing an idealistic press release that is short on details...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 2,604 reads 2 comments

  3. Mercedes' Superior Strategy Enables Lewis Hamilton to Win British Grand Prix

    After Lewis Hamilton threw away victory with an ill-advised pit stop at the Monaco Grand Prix in May, Mercedes' strategy was flawless at Silverstone Circuit on Sunday, enabling ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 1,949 reads 20 comments

  4. Remembering Stirling Moss' 1955 British Grand Prix Victory at Aintree

    In the first five British Grands Prix of the Formula One world championship era (beginning in 1950), only two British drivers finished on the lead lap. Reg Parnell was third in 1950, 52 seconds behind the winner, Nino Farina...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 770 reads 3 comments

  5. Reliving Jenson Button's British Grand Prix Disappointments and Disasters

    "I still hold out hope," McLaren's Jenson Button said as he prepares for next weekend's British Grand Prix , per the Guardian 's Paul Weaver . "I want to be on the podium and win in front of my home crowd...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 2,097 reads 1 comments

  6. Formula 1 Prize Money Distribution Highlights Inequalities in the Sport

    Imagine if Manchester United received a special payment each year from the Football Association, just so they would show up for their Premier League matches...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 10,145 reads 2 comments

  7. Nico Rosberg Shows He Is a Real F1 Title Contender with Austrian Grand Prix Win

    Twice in the last four Formula One grands prix , Nico Rosberg has done something he struggled to do at all in 2014: He has beaten his teammate and championship rival Lewis Hamilton head-to-head in a fair fight...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 1,557 reads 9 comments

  8. 5 Reasons for McLaren to Stay Positive

    If it feels like we have been talking about McLaren's coming revival forever — and ever , and ever —just think about how it must feel for Ron Dennis, Jenson Button and the rest of the team...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,421 reads 1 comments

  9. Nico Hulkenberg Interview: Talking Le Mans and His Formula 1 Future

    MONTREAL — It is one of the great mysteries of the modern world, like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness monster: Why has the extremely talented Nico Hulkenberg spent his entire Formula ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,683 reads 4 comments

  10. B/R Exclusive: Jacques Villeneuve Talks Le Mans, IndyCar and Respect in F1

    MONTREAL — Jacques Villeneuve , the 1995 Indy 500 winner and 1997 Formula One champion, spent last weekend in the paddock of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (which, of course, is named after his late father)...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 5,212 reads 2 comments

  11. Canadian GP Offers More Than Just Lewis Hamilton's Win and Mercedes' Dominance

    MONTREAL — Lewis Hamilton 's victory for Mercedes at the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday was not the most thrilling race the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve has ever produced, but ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,513 reads 1 comments

  12. Romain Grosjean Disappointed Max Verstappen Hasn't Apologised for Monaco Crash

    MONTREAL — Discussion (and disagreement) over the Romain Grosjean -Max Verstappen crash at the Monaco Grand Prix has spilled over into the Montreal paddock this week...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 1,384 reads 5 comments

  13. Can Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen Improve His Qualifying Performances?

    Kimi Raikkonen is not a great qualifier. Despite the Finn's well-earned reputation as a quick driver, turning in that single fast lap on Saturday has never been at the top of his list of skills...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,875 reads 1 comments

  14. Sebastian Vettel Will Win the Formula 1 Title with Ferrari in 2016

    It is going to happen at some point, Sebastian Vettel winning a Formula One championship with Ferrari ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 10,508 reads 6 comments

  15. Lewis Hamilton and 5 Other Formula 1 Defeat-from-the-Jaws-of-Victory Moments

    In terms of pure sporting achievement, Nico Rosberg's victory at the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix last weekend may not rank anywhere near Michael Jordan's jump shot to beat Cleveland ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 7,696 reads 2 comments

  16. Monaco Grand Prix 2015: Winners and Losers from Monte Carlo Race

    With 15 laps remaining in the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix , everything seemed set for a predictable finish. Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was nearly 20 seconds ahead of his Mercedes ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 10,336 reads 12 comments

  17. Will the Return of Formula 1 Refuelling Make for Better Racing?

    In-race refuelling in Formula One was banned for the 2010 season in an effort to save costs. Clearly that goal has not been accomplished, as spending continues to spiral out of control and lower-budget teams scramble to pay their bills...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,590 reads 7 comments

  18. Realistic 2015 Expectations for Kimi Raikkonen After Spanish Grand Prix

    At the Bahrain Grand Prix last month, Ferrari 's Kimi Raikkonen ended a 25-race streak without a podium finish...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 8,171 reads 1 comments

  19. Imagining a Formula 1 Future Without Red Bull

    It seems we can no longer go a week without some new threat from Red Bull to pull out of Formula One. The latest, at last weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, was vocalized by Helmut Marko, team adviser and talent-spotter extraordinaire ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,606 reads 8 comments

  20. Is Nico Rosberg's Spanish Grand Prix Win a Turning Point in the 2015 F1 Season?

    It took 182 days, but Nico Rosberg finally beat his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton again in a Formula One race on Sunday at the Spanish Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,031 reads 4 comments

  21. Looming Formula 1 Engine Penalties Could Be Good for Fans, Bad for Teams

    In the 2014 Formula One season, the first grid penalty for exceeding the power unit component limit was not handed out until Daniil Kvyat received one at the Italian Grand Prix , the 13th race of the season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,453 reads 0 comments

  22. The History of Volkswagen Brands in Formula 1

    Last weekend's resignation of Volkswagen Group chairman Ferdinand Piech has potentially opened the door for the company to enter Formula One...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,724 reads 5 comments

  23. Can Williams Win a Formula 1 Race in 2015?

    After scoring four podium finishes in the final five races of the 2014 Formula One season, it may seem like Williams have taken a step back this year. So far, through four races in the 2015 season, their best results are two fourth-place finishes...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 1,783 reads 3 comments

  24. Was Mercedes' Television Coverage Intentionally Cut at the Bahrain Grand Prix?

    At last weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix , Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton cruised to his third victory in four races this season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 6,202 reads 5 comments

  25. F1 Data Analysis: How Quickly Are McLaren-Honda Improving?

    It was always going to be a struggle for McLaren this year, taking on a new engine manufacturer one year after Formula One introduced its new V6 hybrid power units...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 8,953 reads 7 comments