F1 cars are 8 seconds slower than 10 years ago.

Even before it really started, this F1 season has been loaded with negative emotions from the fans, the teams and everyone else somewhat involved with Formula One. And yet, we have seen spectacular racing, both between the silver arrow drivers and their rivals of Red Bull, Ferrari and Williams. What we didn't see is… » 10/23/14 12:41pm Yesterday 12:41pm

Audi creates new amateur racing series to find the next GT3 star

This weekend, Hockenheim will host the last round of DTM races for 2014. It looks like BMW is going to grab all three titles again (driver & teamtitle are already safely going to Munich), and yet the most interesting announcement is coming from their VAG rivals: in the quest to find new, young touring car talent, Audi… » 10/17/14 7:46pm 10/17/14 7:46pm

Bianchi's crash really affects the whole F1 field emotionally.

The body language and generally depressing atmosphere at the press conference 4 days after the accident gives us an insight how much a heavy crash of a colleague really impacts the mood of modern F1 drivers. Also, while I understand having Seb, Nando, Kvjat, Button and Masse at the conference - who on earth made Sutil… » 10/09/14 12:50pm 10/09/14 12:50pm

Video of Bianchi's crash (warning: graphic!)

A video, filmed from the grandstands, has emerged, and it shows the sheer violence of the hit. If you don't feel that it's right to watch it, don't click on it, it might be hard to swallow. Edit: FOM already took it down, but I found a reupload. In case the video is blocked again, here are a few screengrabs by McMike. » 10/06/14 10:14am 10/06/14 10:14am

Formula Freak Poll: Where is 'Nando going?

Since 2013, Fernando Alonso has been constantly linked with other teams. Now things are a bit different though: the team principals released statements saying that their only interest is car performance with no word about the brilliance of Alonso's driving. He also lost two supporters of his this year, as Domenicalli… » 10/02/14 11:15pm 10/02/14 11:15pm

FIA does something useful, creates the R-GT Rally Cup

I've been ranting about the Jean Todt and his way to lead the FIA for quite some time. Weak is the best word to describe his efforts in F1, where he doesn't really make an impact and is unable to solve their financial problems. He also doesn't seem to have an answer to the constantly falling fan numbers. And yes,… » 9/30/14 8:58am 9/30/14 8:58am

Is this Mitsubishi's slow and undercover return to WRC?

WRX vs. Evo. The battle that is now been fought out in Internet forums, Facebook comments and Youtube videos once took place in the manliest motoring world championship, the WRC. Since 2008, both brands have abandoned the championship. While Subaru has hinted a LMP1 entry recently, Mitsubishi has been awfully quiet… » 9/22/14 5:49pm 9/22/14 5:49pm

This is why gravel traps are not used on tracks anymore

At first, things look pretty normal for the Mini driver. The rear comes a bit loose, which is not surprising when it's raining hard and the car is entering a downhill lefthander. Then the front starts to grip again, sending the car off course. What follows is an epic series of flips. Thank god the driver was alright,… » 9/22/14 2:21pm 9/22/14 2:21pm

Where the hell is a new Trans-Am Series?

The Challenger Hellcat has been dominating the Jalopnik Front Page, and rightfully so. Before that, there were all the stories about the epic Z/28 Camaro which even can rival Europe's best. And Ford launched the new Mustang in between all of this. Musclecars everywhere. So why on earth are the big three missing out on… » 9/13/14 9:45am 9/13/14 9:45am

The Vettel Chassis drama goes into round 4

Another disappointing race, another chassis? That's the way Red Bull is operating currently. While Ricciardo keeps smiling and his championship hopes alive, Vettel seemingly has experienced nothing but disappointment. As a result, chassis Nr. 4 will be put into duty by his team in time for the Singapore Grand Prix. » 9/09/14 7:30am 9/09/14 7:30am