1. Russian Grand Prix 2016 Preview: Start Time, TV Info, Weather, Schedule, Odds

    After opening the season in Australia, Bahrain and China, Formula One returns to Europe for the third running of the Russian Grand Prix...

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  2. Are Williams in Danger of Dropping Back into the Formula 1 Midfield?

    Claire Williams , deputy team principal of the Williams Formula One team, told the official F1 website in November 2014, "From where we are now, 2015 should almost be a dress rehearsal for a championship challenge in 2016...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 5 days ago 2,288 reads 0 comments

  3. Unequal Formula 1 Prize Money Distribution Continues to Hurt Smaller Teams

    Formula One brought in nearly $2 billion in 2015, yet unequal revenue distribution is still threatening the future of some teams...

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  4. Does Nico Rosberg's 6-Race Win Streak Prove He Can Beat Lewis Hamilton in 2016?

    It almost seems to be turning into a routine for Nico Rosberg —another race, another win. The Mercedes driver won his sixth straight Formula One race on Sunday at the Chinese ...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 12 days ago 2,664 reads 17 comments

  5. Ferrari Quick in Practice, but Mercedes Are Still the Chinese GP Favourites

    Ferrari 's Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel set the two fastest laps during the second free practice session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix . Raikkonen 's lap of one minute, 36...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 14 days ago 1,594 reads 0 comments

  6. Are Ferrari Actually Closing the Gap to Mercedes? What Do the Numbers Tell Us?

    All the talk coming into the 2016 Formula One season was how Ferrari were finally catching up to Mercedes after two years of Silver Arrows domination...

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  7. Formula 1 Solves Qualifying Dilemma, but Governance Problems Remain

    Common sense finally— finally —prevailed in the Formula One qualifying saga this week. Unfortunately, it took a near-unprecedented showing of team unity to force the FIA's ...

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  8. Red Bull and Haas Continue Surprising Form at Bahrain Grand Prix

    Formula One is too predictable these days, right? That has been a common complaint over the last two-plus seasons of Mercedes domination...

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  9. Stoffel Vandoorne Can Cement His Status as McLaren's 'Next 1' at Bahrain GP

    Stoffel Vandoorne made his much-anticipated Formula One debut on Friday, during free practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix ...

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  10. Could Mercedes' Poor Starts Cost Them a Shot at 3rd Straight Formula 1 Title?

    Mercedes have won 33 of 39 races since the start of Formula One's hybrid V6 engine era in 2014, so it is difficult to find many faults with the team...

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  11. Fantastic Start to New Formula 1 Season Overshadowed by Many off-Track Issues

    This should be a happy time in the world of Formula One. The new season just began with an exciting, unpredictable race, and Ferrari appear ready to challenge Mercedes' two-year hegemony...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 3,516 reads 3 comments

  12. Ferrari Show Title-Challenging Pace at the Australian Grand Prix

    The result of Sunday's Australian Grand Prix —a Mercedes one-two, followed by Ferrari 's Sebastian Vettel—will look familiar and predictable to anyone with a cursory interest in Formula One over the last couple years...

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  13. Wet Australian GP Practice Sessions Limit Conclusions About Relative Performance

    The 2016 Formula One season started off with a splash—literally—on Friday in Melbourne, Australia...

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  14. Are the New F1 Tyre Regulations for 2016 Too Complicated?

    The new qualifying format has been the big story this offseason when it comes to new Formula One regulations...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,988 reads 4 comments

  15. Will Taylor Swift Fans Stick Around for a Formula 1 Race in Austin?

    The U.S. Grand Prix will go ahead as planned in October 2016, the Circuit of the Americas ( COTA )  confirmed this week , allaying doubts raised by the race's provisional status on this year's calendar...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 1 month ago 2,941 reads 5 comments

  16. FIA Needs to Build Consensus for Halo Protection on Formula 1 Cars

    During the final week of Formula One pre-season testing, Ferrari drivers Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen briefly debuted a prototype of the halo cockpit protection being proposed for 2017...

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  17. 5 Things We Learned from Day 4 of the 2nd 2016 Formula 1 Pre-Season Test

    Formula One pre-season testing concluded on Friday , with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel once again putting in the fastest time. We won't see the cars on the track again until March 18, for Friday practice at the Australian Grand Prix...

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  18. Formula 1 Leaders Should Test New Regulations Before Implementing Them

    Everyone has an idea (or six) for how to improve Formula One—from louder engines to additional downforce to more durable tyres to revamped qualifying...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 3,260 reads 3 comments

  19. 5 Things We Learned from 2016 Barcelona F1 1st Test

    After nearly three months without Formula One (not counting Pirelli's tyre test), we finally got our first look at the teams' 2016 cars this week at the first pre-season test in Barcelona...

    Matthew Walthert Written by Matthew Walthert about 2 months ago 3,713 reads 6 comments

  20. Formula 1 Offseason Media Roundtable

    Formula One preseason testing starts in Spain on Monday, but before the craziness of the new season begins, we caught up with a group of F1 journalists to get some insight on their ...

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  21. Rio Haryanto: Getting to Know Manor's New Driver for the 2016 Formula 1 Season

    In the end, Manor's choice for their second 2016 race seat wasn't all that surprising. After months of speculation, the team announced this week that Rio Haryanto will partner ...

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  22. Which Formula 1 Rookie Class Is the Best Ever?

    There have been plenty of memorable rookie seasons in Formula One history, from Jackie Stewart's five podiums in 1965 to Jacques Villeneuve pushing Damon Hill to the wire in 1996 ...

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  23. Why Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein Was the Right Choice for Manor in 2016

    It has been a relatively quiet Formula One offseason, at least in terms of driver movement, with eight of the 10 teams from last year opting to retain their 2015 race lineups...

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  24. Examining Pastor Maldonado's F1 Legacy of Crashes, Penalties and 1 Magical Win

    In 66 seasons of the Formula One World Championship, just 95 different drivers have won a grand prix (10 others won the Indianapolis 500 when it counted towards the championship)...

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  25. The Top 5 Renault Formula 1 Liveries

    Over nearly 20 years in Formula One, the Renault team has produced several beautiful (and a few not-so-beautiful) liveries...

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