grand prix racing

Paying for It

Formula 1’s Strange Relationship with 'Pay Drivers'

Once derided as possessing far more money than talent, pay drivers are now ubiquitous in F1 – and some of them are bloody quick. What does this often pejorative term mean in the modern context?
Jim Weeks
7.14.17
Monaco or Bust

A Formula 1 Crew Member Explains the Challenges of the Monaco Grand Prix

Fielding an F1 car is tough. Doing it in the cramped confines of Monaco is close to impossible. So how do the crews get the job done?
Jim Weeks
5.26.17
grand prix partridge

​A Worryingly Deep Dive into Alan Partridge's Enduring Love Affair with Formula 1

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Alan Partridge has become a towering figure in British comedy. And while he has largely abandoned his roots as a sports reporter, Alan has remained true to his first love: Formula 1.
Jim Weeks
3.24.17
mysterious minor royals

The Mysterious Nigerian Prince Who Scammed His Way Into Owning an F1 Team

Ahead of the 1999 season, a Nigerian prince became the co-owner of Formula 1 stalwarts Arrows. Before the campaign was over he had disappeared, leaving the team in the lurch and considerable confusion as to his motives.
Jim Weeks
3.23.17
disciples of michael schumacher

In Conversation With Esteban Ocon, France's Newest Formula 1 Star

VICE Sports sat down with rising F1 star Esteban Ocon to discuss the new grand prix season, his old rivalry with Max Verstappen, and looking down on his rivals as the tallest driver on the grid.
Jim Weeks
3.23.17
F1

​After Ringing the Changes, Will Formula 1 Be Worth Watching Again in 2017?

If there is an institution with more lapsed followers than the Catholic Church, it's Formula 1. Will a raft of changes to the cars bring back the glory days, or is it doomed to another year in the doldrums?
Ben Halls
3.22.17
man against machine

The Cult: Fernando Alonso

Ahead of the new F1 season, we're inducting a modern grand prix great into The Cult. With his career nearing its conclusion, Fernando Alonso's haul of two world titles feels like scant reward for a man of such extensive talents.
Jim Weeks
3.21.17
motorsport.com

Bernie Ecclestone Says New Formula 1 Owners Want to "Get Rid of My History"

"In F1, we have been running a five-star Michelin restaurant, not a hamburger joint."
Glenn Freeman, Motorsport.Com
3.20.17
F1

Formula 1 and Motorcycle Champion John Surtees Dies Aged 83

Surtees was Formula 1 world champion in 1964 with Ferrari and was the only man to win both the F1 and motorcycling grand prix titles.
Pablo Elizalde, motorsport.com
3.10.17
motorsport.com

Lewis Hamilton Says Ferrari, Not Mercedes, Are Current 2017 Formula 1 Title Favourites

Asked about Mercedes' status as favourites, Hamilton said: "No, I think Ferrari must be the favourites. I think we can't take our eyes off them because they have been doing such a great job at the moment."
Valentin Khorounzhiy, Motorsport.com
3.7.17
2016 f1 season

UK Formula 1 Viewership Dropped to 12-year Low in 2016

Formula 1's television viewership in Britain fell to a 12-year low last season, with audience figures plummeting by 5.1 million viewers
Jonathan Noble, Motorsport.com
3.6.17
Donald Trump

Mexican F1 Racer Sergio Perez Backs Campaign Against Trump's Wall

​Sergio Perez has thrown his support behind a Mexican Grand Prix initiative to show solidarity for his country, in light of the fallout being caused by American president Donald Trump's attempts to build a wall between the two nations.
Jonathan Noble, Motorsport.com
2.9.17
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