1. Winners and Losers in the 2015 F1 Driver Market

    Now that McLaren have finally made a decision on their drivers for the 2015 Formula One season, all 18 race seats on next year's grid are accounted for. More seats could open up if Caterham or Marussia find buyers, but the grid is set, for now..

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  2. Was Nico Rosberg's 2014 Pole-to-Win Conversion Rate Historically Bad?

    During the 2014 Formula One season, Nico Rosberg qualified on pole position 11 times. However, he was only able to convert three of those poles into wins...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 days ago 1,822 reads 1 comments

  3. Marussia Auction: Top 10 Items for Sale from the Former F1 Team

    Starting on Tuesday, December 16, the remaining assets of the Marussia Formula One team will be sold in an online auction ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 5 days ago 1,506 reads 0 comments

  4. McLaren's Selection of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button Was the Right Decision

    In the end, the wait was worth it. On Thursday morning, McLaren ended months of speculation over their driver line-up, announcing Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button as their race drivers for 2015...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 8 days ago 2,814 reads 3 comments

  5. Where Does Lewis Hamilton Rank on List of F1's Greatest Drivers?

    The first act of Lewis Hamilton 's Formula One career opened with such promise. In 2007, he won four races and nearly stole the title from his more experienced rivals, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 9 days ago 5,058 reads 18 comments

  6. Ferrari Fans Welcome Sebastian Vettel to the Team During Fiorano Test Session

    November 29 was a very important day for Sebastian Vettel . On a damp track, he took his first laps in a Ferrari at the team's test circuit in Fiorano, Italy...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 days ago 3,547 reads 1 comments

  7. Assessing Changes to F1 Calendar and Rules from the World Motor Sport Council

    On Wednesday, the FIA World Motor Sport Council ( WMSC ) met in Doha, Qatar to decide on a number of potential changes to the Formula One regulations. The results of the meeting are a mix of positive, negative and downright surprising...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 14 days ago 2,081 reads 0 comments

  8. Top 10 F1 Team Radio Messages of the 2014 Season

    With the end of the Formula One season, it is time to look back and reflect on a great year of racing and less-great behind-the-scenes drama. More importantly, though, it is time for some fun—ranking the best team radio messages of the season...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 16 days ago 5,885 reads 3 comments

  9. Formula 1 Salaries vs. Points Won: Which Driver Provided the Best Value in 2014?

    From the end of the Australian Grand Prix —the first race of the season—the 2014 Formula One titles were never really in doubt. Mercedes built a dominant car and easily won the constructors' championship with three races to spare...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 19 days ago 17,154 reads 0 comments

  10. Mercedes and Williams Were the Most Efficient Teams in the 2014 Formula 1 Season

    In Formula One, like other professional sports, having a larger budget than your rivals can give you an advantage on the field of play or, in this case, the race track. However, outspending the competition is not a guarantee of success...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 22 days ago 3,659 reads 0 comments

  11. Can Williams Continue Their 2014 Success Through the 2015 Formula 1 Season?

    Last Sunday in Abu Dhabi , the Williams Formula One team capped their best season in more than a decade with their first double-podium finish since 2005...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 23 days ago 2,290 reads 2 comments

  12. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014: Live Lap-by-Lap Updates, Highlights, Report and More

    Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Formula One drivers' championship in style, taking his 11th victory of the season at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 27 days ago 4,797 reads 2 comments

  13. Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2014: 10 Key Facts About Yas Marina Circuit

    The Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is hosting the final race of the 2014 Formula One season this weekend...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,986 reads 0 comments

  14. Bernie Ecclestone Is Not as Out-of-Touch as He Seems on Social Media

    Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone is very good at a few things. His particular skills include making money, growing a business and getting people upset, not necessarily in that order...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,636 reads 4 comments

  15. Jolyon Palmer Interview: The GP2 Champ Discusses His Hopes for a Formula 1 Drive

    On October 11, Jolyon Palmer won the GP2 feature race at the Sochi Autodrom, clinching the 2014 GP2 title. Palmer is the first British driver to win the series since current Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton did it in 2006...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 932 reads 0 comments

  16. 2014 Formula 1 Cars Are Getting Faster and Their Engines More Reliable

    The last two Formula One grands prix, in the United States and Brazil, provided further evidence that the new generation of cars, powered by hybrid V6 engines, are closing in on the performance levels of their V8-powered predecessors...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 3,552 reads 3 comments

  17. Brazilian Grand Prix 2014: Live Lap-by-Lap Updates, Highlights, Report and More

    Nico Rosberg turned in his most complete performance of the season in Sao Paulo on Sunday to win the Brazilian Grand Prix ahead of his teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,564 reads 2 comments

  18. Brazilian Grand Prix 2014: 10 Key Facts About Interlagos Circuit

    The 2014 Brazilian Grand Prix will be the 32nd time the Formula One world championship visits the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace—better known as Interlagos—in Sao Paulo...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,804 reads 2 comments

  19. Lewis Hamilton Wins Again, but Looming Double Points Could Rob Him of F1 Title

    AUSTIN, Texas — Lewis Hamilton turned in another dominant performance at the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday , overcoming a brake issue in qualifying that left him starting behind his teammate, Nico Rosberg ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 4,343 reads 4 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 1,521 reads 0 comments

  21. 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)...

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  22. 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 1 month ago 1,191 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 1,249 reads 1 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 3,319 reads 6 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 8,156 reads 1 comments