1. 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 10 months ago 3,738 reads 9 comments

  2. 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 10 months ago 2,394 reads 6 comments

  3. 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 10 months ago 2,315 reads 14 comments

  4. 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 10 months ago 8,499 reads 2 comments

  5. 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 10 months ago 1,863 reads 4 comments

  6. 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 10 months ago 2,078 reads 2 comments

  7. 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 10 months ago 2,678 reads 1 comments

  8. 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 10 months ago 3,596 reads 1 comments

  9. 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 10 months ago 6,991 reads 8 comments

  10. 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 10 months ago 3,460 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 1,907 reads 1 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 2,291 reads 0 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 3,266 reads 0 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 3,200 reads 0 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 3,419 reads 3 comments

  16. 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 11 months ago 2,192 reads 0 comments

  17. Felipe Massa's Italian Grand Prix Podium Comes at the Perfect Time for Williams

    On Sunday at the Italian Grand Prix , Felipe Massa made it onto the podium for the first time since early last season, in Spain...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 1,518 reads 0 comments

  18. Ranking the Top 10 Italian Racing Drivers in Formula 1 History

    France is the birthplace of grand prix racing and Britain is the heartland, but the sport's spiritual home is in Italy...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 4,056 reads 1 comments

  19. Italian Grand Prix 2014: 10 Key Facts About Monza

    Following a thrilling race in Belgium, Formula One makes its final European stop this season for the Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 3,156 reads 0 comments

  20. Nico Rosberg's Apology to Lewis Hamilton Rings Hollow

    It may seem like the Nico Rosberg- Lewis Hamilton incident from last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix has already been dragging on forever, but the fallout will not fully be felt until the end of the season, and possibly beyond...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 7,410 reads 23 comments

  21. Picking 5 Fantasy Venues for Formula 1 Races

    The Formula One calendar is never stable, with races added and subtracted nearly every season. This year, for example, instead of India and South Korea, the traveling circus returned ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 6,471 reads 22 comments

  22. 2014 Belgian Grand Prix Fastest Lap Shows New-Generation F1 Cars Getting Quicker

    They came close in Bahrain. Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg might have done it in Canada, but for Mercedes reliability issues...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 4,810 reads 0 comments

  23. Daniel Ricciardo Can Turn 2014 F1 Season into 3-Way Title Race After Belgian GP

    Daniel Ricciardo took advantage of a collision between the two Mercedes cars on Sunday to steal a shocking victory at the Belgian Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 11 months ago 1,671 reads 13 comments

  24. What Formula 1 Drivers Did on Their 2014 Summer Holidays

    As the Formula One summer break draws to a close and the drivers and teams reconvene in Belgium, we thought it would be a good idea to check out what the drivers were up to on their holidays...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 4,145 reads 0 comments

  25. Belgian Grand Prix 2014: 10 Key Facts About Spa-Francorchamps

    After a month-long break, Formula One is back! Even better, the first race after the summer break is the fan—and driver—favourite Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 8,859 reads 0 comments