1. Mercedes Domination of Formula 1 Is Nothing New, so Just Enjoy It

    The way some people are talking about Mercedes' current domination of the Formula One World Championship, you would be forgiven for thinking that no other team has a chance of ever winning another race...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 2,339 reads 3 comments

  2. Formula 1 Salaries vs. Points Won: Which Driver Provided the Best Value in 2015?

    In Forbes ' ranking of the world's highest paid athletes , four Formula One drivers appear in the top 32...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 18,139 reads 1 comments

  3. F1 Team Budgets: Which Teams Got the Best Value for Their Money in 2015?

    Over the last two years, more than ever before, Formula One has embraced efficiency. With the introduction of hybrid V6 engines, teams are battling to get the most performance from a (relatively) small amount of fuel...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 months ago 4,193 reads 0 comments

  4. Will Renault Be Competitive in Their Return as an F1 Constructor?

    Renault announced their return as a Formula One constructor last week with a press release touting their (somewhat optimistic) total of 12 constructors' championships...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,054 reads 1 comments

  5. Bernie Ecclestone and Jean Todt Should Consider These Recommendations to Fix F1

    Formula One has some issues at the moment. From back-to-back runaway championships for Mercedes to teams on the edge of bankruptcy to declining television viewership figures, most ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,237 reads 8 comments

  6. Key Takeaways from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Heading into the F1 Offseason

    Nico Rosberg completed a hat-trick of victories to end the 2015 Formula One season in a relatively uneventful race on Sunday in Abu Dhabi ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,273 reads 10 comments

  7. Lewis Hamilton Does Not Deserve All the Criticism for His Private Life

    In the court of public opinion, Lewis Hamilton can't seem to win—which is kind of ironic because, for the last two years, he has done nothing but win on the Formula One circuit...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,488 reads 15 comments

  8. FIA's Alternate Formula 1 Engine Proposal Shows Lack of Foresight

    In its latest knee-jerk reaction, Formula One's governing body, the FIA, is seeking to reintroduce non-hybrid engines to the sport in 2017...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,602 reads 8 comments

  9. Have Ferrari Made a Mistake Retaining Kimi Raikkonen for the 2016 F1 Season?

    After last weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix , Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene spoke about his outlook for the 2016 Formula One season and his team's fight with back-to-back champions Mercedes...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 6,943 reads 5 comments

  10. Williams Are Not Ready for a Championship Fight with Mercedes in 2016

    Felipe Massa may have been disqualified from Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix , but Valtteri Bottas finished fifth and clinched third place in the Formula One Constructors' Championship for the Williams team...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 693 reads 2 comments

  11. Remembering Jose Carlos Pace and His 1975 Brazilian Grand Prix Triumph

    Successful Brazilians pepper the history of Formula One racing: from world champions such as Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna and Nelson Piquet to grand prix winners like Rubens Barrichello and Felipe Massa...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 1,202 reads 0 comments

  12. Susie Wolff's Retirement Highlights Challenges That Remain for Female Drivers

    It may seem counterintuitive , but the retirement of Susie Wolff —the only woman to have driven a Formula One car on a grand prix weekend in the last two decades—does not alter the chances of another female driver starting an F1 race...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,565 reads 2 comments

  13. Why Is Lewis Hamilton Trolling His Mercedes Team-Mate, Nico Rosberg?

    Formula One drivers have been using mind games for as long as the sport has existed, attempting to gain an edge over their competitors...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 11,900 reads 17 comments

  14. Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas Score Much-Needed Results at Mexican Grand Prix

    On Sunday, Formula One returned to Mexico City for the first time in 23 years. The race, on a revamped Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, produced a familiar result—a Mercedes victory—but it was not Lewis Hamilton who took the win...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 1,345 reads 1 comments

  15. Mexican Grand Prix 2015: 5 Bold Predictions for Mexico City Race

    It has been more than 23 years since Nigel Mansell won the last Mexican Grand Prix for Williams—his first of five straight victories to open the season, en route to a dominant championship campaign...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,970 reads 5 comments

  16. Examining Lewis Hamilton's Legacy After Clinching His Third Title at the USGP

    It was inevitable, Lewis Hamilton clinching the 2015 Formula One world championship. With four races remaining heading into Sunday's United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,563 reads 6 comments

  17. B/R Exclusive: Alexander Rossi Talks About His First F1 Race and Plans for 2016

    One month ago in Singapore, 24-year-old Alexander Rossi fulfilled his lifelong dream of racing in a Formula One grand prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,485 reads 1 comments

  18. Will Kevin Magnussen Find Another F1 Seat After Being Dumped by McLaren?

    "Proceed with caution." If that disclaimer isn't already a standard line on contracts for young McLaren drivers, perhaps it should be. In an interview with motorsport...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,096 reads 2 comments

  19. Is Sergio Perez or Nico Hulkenberg More Attractive to Top F1 Teams?

    Sergio Perez may bring a hefty amount of sponsorship money with him wherever he goes in Formula One, but he is no ordinary pay driver, clinging to his seat thanks to a wealthy benefactor or Venezuelan oil company...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,043 reads 1 comments

  20. 2016 F1 Calendar: Will There Be 21 Races on the Schedule or Will Some Disappear?

    On September 30, the FIA announced a new provisional schedule for the 2016 Formula One season. The new draft features several modifications from the previous version, released ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,524 reads 3 comments

  21. Russian Grand Prix 2015: 5 Bold Predictions for Sochi Race

    The inaugural Russian Grand Prix had plenty of drama and excitement on the first lap but then not much else—at least until Russian president Vladimir Putin's mid-race arrival ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,797 reads 3 comments

  22. F1 Shows Implicit Support for Vladimir Putin by Holding the Russian Grand Prix

    At last year's Russian Grand Prix in Sochi , Russian president Vladimir Putin made a fashionably late entrance, with the television broadcast devoting an unusual amount of ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,659 reads 10 comments

  23. Haas F1 Team and Romain Grosjean Are a Good Fit for Each Other

    After more than a year of speculation, the new Haas F1 Team announced their first driver on Tuesday during a press conference at the team's new facility in Kannapolis, North Carolina...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 3,406 reads 26 comments

  24. Nico Rosberg Wastes Another Pole and Loses Japanese Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton

    Everything seemed to be falling into place for Nico Rosberg at Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix . He started on pole after Daniil Kvyat crashed with less than one minute remaining in qualifying on Saturday, wiping out Lewis Hamilton 's final flying lap...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 2,006 reads 8 comments

  25. Japanese Grand Prix 2015: 5 Bold Predictions for Suzuka Race

    It has been nearly a year since Typhoon Phanfone enveloped the Suzuka Circuit during the Japanese Grand Prix , contributing to Jules Bianchi's fatal accident ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 year ago 4,959 reads 4 comments