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  • F1 - GP (General Purpose)

    08/05/2009 7:57:45 PM PDT · by Chode · 2,986 replies · 6,251+ views
    Chode ^ | 8/5/2009 | Chode
    This will be a general purpose thread for F1 news and pings that really don't require a thread of their own.

    07/06/2018 4:01:15 PM PDT · by Chode · 18 replies
    7/6/2018 | Chode
    Silverstone Circuit FIRST GRAND PRIX 1950 NUMBER OF LAPS 52 CIRCUIT LENGTH 5.891KM RACE DISTANCE 306.198KM LAP RECORD 1:30.621 by Lewis Hamilton (2017)
  • Formula 1 promo girls say they've 'lost important income because feminists think they know best'

    02/01/2018 7:01:35 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb 1, 2018 | Alan Dawson
    Formula 1 has banned Grid Girls from the sport. The women, now unemployed, are taking one final stand on social media. A five-time F1 grid girl says the ban is, "political correctness gone mad"...
  • Dan Gurney, who won at IndyCar, NASCAR Cup, Formula 1 and Le Mans, dies at 86

    01/14/2018 5:26:29 PM PST · by God luvs America · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/14/2018 | Bob Pockrass
    Dan Gurney, an accomplished and versatile racer whose pioneering innovations in race car manufacturing played an integral role in motorsports, died Sunday at age 86 of complications from pneumonia. Gurney won seven IndyCar races, five NASCAR Cup races and four Formula 1 races from 1962 to 1970, and he teamed with A.J. Foyt to win the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya have wins in the top levels Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and sports cars. "With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today,"...
  • Formula One Driver Lewis Hamilton Apologizes After Telling Nephew ‘Boys Don’t Wear Princess Dresses’

    12/26/2017 4:30:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 91 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, December 26, 2017 | Kate Feldman
    Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton apologizes after telling nephew ‘boys don’t wear princess dresses’Lewis Hamilton was forced to apologize after gender-shaming his nephew. The Formula One driver posted a video on Christmas of his nephew wearing a pink and purple dress and waving a wand. “I'm so sad right now. Look at my nephew,” Hamilton said in the now-deleted video. “Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas? Boys don't wear princess dresses.” The 32-year-old Brit faced backlash online, including from Liam Hackett, the...
  • Nico Rosberg announces retirement from F1 with immediate effect

    12/02/2016 9:16:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 2 Dec, 2016 | Luke Smith
    Nico Rosberg has announced his retirement from Formula 1 with immediate effect following his World Championship victory in Abu Dhabi last weekend. Rosberg, 31, edged out Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton for his maiden F1 title by five points through the 2016 season, emulating his father, Keke, who won the title in 1982. Rosberg signed a new contract with Mercedes last spring, but ahead of Friday’s FIA prizegiving in Vienna, the German announced in a press conference that he would be retiring from F1 with immediate effect. “When I won the race in Suzuka, from the moment when the destiny of...
  • Jules Bianchi laid to rest in Nice

    07/21/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 7 replies
    Sky Sports ^ | 7/21/2015 | Sky Sports
    Jules Bianchi has been laid to rest in his home town of Nice at an emotional ceremony at the Sainte Reparate Cathedral. Just across the border from Monaco where Bianchi famously scored Marussia’s first points in 2014, Nice was inundated with well-wishers wanting to pay their respects on Tuesday morning. As friends and family gathered inside the cathedral, the deputy mayor of Nice announced: “We have come together to say goodbye to a champion.”
  • F1 team plans to spend $16K on groceries for race weekend

    10/30/2014 12:37:42 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | Natalie Hee
    Even though the van used to transport the groceries from the store to the race track was jam packed with supplies, the $3,742.10 only covered food for three days. Freeman says that is just a fraction of the total cost the Sahara Force India team will spend throughout their time in Austin. “We normally spend about 10,000 pounds per race– that’s about $16,000,” said Freeman. Over the course of eight days, Chef Freeman and his kitchen crew of six people will prepare three meals-a-day for more than 100 people. That includes mechanical crews, drivers and their guests. “We couldn’t ship...
  • Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo Quits

    09/10/2014 7:54:23 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 22 replies
    WSJ ^ | 9/10/2014 | Eric Sylvers And Joshua Robinson
    MILAN— Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is to quit as chairman of Ferrari after 23 years at the company and just days after his boss said the luxury car brand's Formula One race results over the past six years were unacceptable. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat F.MI +1.43% SpA, which owns 90% of Ferrari, will take over from Mr. Montezemolo, whose departure is effective Oct. 13. That is the same day Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a new company created out of a corporate reorganization, is slated to make its debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Ferrari has long been Fiat's...
  • Is there an official Indycar thread?

    07/04/2014 3:25:54 PM PDT · by gymbeau · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | July 4, 2014 | Self
    Hi, Friends, and Happy Independence Day despite these trying times. I'm wondering if there's a thread or ping list for things Indycar-related. If not, is there interest? I don't know how to set up a Ping list, though it can't be that difficult, and if there are others who'd like to keep apprised about things Indycar, as well as to cheer along our favourites drivers and teams, I'm willing to spearhead it, with Admins' blessing of course. We just saw an incredible weekend of racing at Houston's double header and we have another big 500 miler this weekend. It's been...
  • Formula 1 comes to America! - Red Bull Racing takes first lap in Texas

    02/18/2012 6:30:21 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Red Bull Racing
    Saddle up as the Red Bull Racing team and the F1 showcar gets chased by cowboys on the ranch and goes off-road onto the under-construction Circuit of the Americas track. The F1 Circuit of the Americas takes place in Austin, Texas on November 18, 2012.
  • Formula One driver Felipe Massa 'in life-threatening condition' after freak crash in qualifying

    07/25/2009 12:38:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies · 2,456+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | July 25,2009 | By Staff
    Brazilian Formula One driver Felipe Massa was fighting for his life tonight following a crash during a qualifying session that knocked him unconscious. Massa was airlifted to hospital where surgeons operated on him to treat a fracture to his skull. The Ferrari driver ran over a piece of debris, thought to be a spring, on the track during the qualification session for the Hungarian F1 Grand Prix in Mogyorod near Budapest, Hungary.
  • Spanish race fans could face legal action for racist taunts of Hamilton

    02/04/2008 12:11:33 PM PST · by xp38 · 32 replies · 202+ views
    espn ^ | February 4, 2008 | AP
    MADRID, Spain -- Spain could lose both its Formula One races following the racist taunting of driver Lewis Hamilton by spectators. During Formula One testing in Spain on Saturday, fans at the track reportedly showered Lewis Hamilton with racial epithets. The sport's ruling body said Monday the abuse aimed at F1's first black driver during weekend testing at the Barcelona circuit might result in sanctions. Punishment could lead to the removal of two races from the Grand Prix calendar -- the Spanish Grand Prix on April 27 in Barcelona and the European GP on Aug. 24 at Valencia. FIA, the...
  • Schumacher turns taxi driver to catch his flight

    12/12/2007 5:42:01 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 285+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/11/07 | Kevin Fylan
    Schumacher turns taxi driver to catch his flight Tue Dec 11, 9:34 AM ET Michael Schumacher can add the unofficial title of Germany's fastest taxi driver to his other achievements after taking over behind the wheel to get his family to the airport on time. The retired Formula One champion drove the cab back to the airport himself after a trip out to the village of Gehuelz, near Coburg in southern Germany, left the family short of time to make their flight home, the Muenchner Abendzeitung newspaper reported. "It was crazy having Schumi driving, with me in the passenger seat,"...
  • Formula One May Downsize, Use Biofuels; Road-car Relevance Encouraged

    05/21/2007 9:37:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies · 884+ views ^ | 05/19/2007 | Staff
    . FIA president Max Mosley is proposing engine and fuel changes to Formula One as part of a "green revolution" for 2011. Under proposals which were recently sent to all car manufacturers involved in the sport 2.2-liter turbocharged V-6s running on biofuel and developing around 770 horsepower would replace the current 2.4-liter V-8 engines that develop around 100 hp more. Maximum revs would be restricted to 10,000rpm, down from 19,000rpm, which would make the new generation of cars much quieter than the current machines. Each engine would run five grands prix between routine changes, rather than two races under the...
  • Cambodians have 'Formula 1' buffalo race

    09/23/2006 11:50:15 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 288+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | September 22, 2006 | Heng Sinith
    Residents of a village near Cambodia's capital staged a "Formula 1" race Friday to mark the end of the annual honoring of deceased relatives. The contest wasn't between cars, but water buffaloes...
  • Kubica makes history for Poland

    09/10/2006 12:05:18 PM PDT · by lizol · 5 replies · 342+ views
    F1 ^ | 10 September 2006
    Kubica makes history for Poland 10 September 2006 Robert Kubica has become the first Polish driver to score world championship points - and achieve a Formula One podium finish - after his third place for BMW Sauber in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. The race was only Kubica’s third Formula One start after he was promoted to Jacques Villeneuve’s race seat last month. Having qualified fifth on the grid, Kubica made an excellent start, quickly moving up to third place. From there he spent much of the afternoon locked in an intense battle with the Ferrari of Felipe Massa, the pair...
  • MichaelSchumacher to Retire

    09/10/2006 6:40:06 AM PDT · by allen08gop · 37 replies · 801+ views
    F1 Coverage ^ | 9/10/06 | Self
    Schumacher announces his retirement from racing after this season! Watching now on TV.
  • F1: HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX - Live on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    08/05/2006 1:17:30 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 18 replies · 896+ views ^ | 8-5-06 |
    Two-second penalties for both Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher set up a thrilling qualifying session for the Hungarian Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. With the two key championship contenders eliminated before the top-ten shootout, the honours for pole position fell right at the very end to McLaren’s Kimi Raikkonen, whose last-gasp lap of 1m 19.599s came just as Felipe Massa looked to have bagged the first Formula One pole of his career. Also, Hungarian Grand Prix stewards have cancelled American Scott Speed’s three fastest qualifying times as punishment for impeding another driver during Saturday’s session. The move means the Toro...
  • F1: GERMAN GRAND PRIX - LIVE on Speed Channel 7:30AM EST

    07/30/2006 12:20:24 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 10 replies · 717+ views ^ | 7-30-06 |
    Kimi Raikkonen repeated his 2005 qualifying position for McLaren at Hockenheim on Saturday afternoon to beat Michael Schumacher. But with Felipe Massa third, Ferrari look very threatening despite too much oversteer in the final session, and everything will depend on fuel loads on Sunday.On paper, Ferrari look set for a strong run tomorrow, and as in Indianapolis, Fernando Alonso has a lot to do to safeguard his championship lead.