Fans of the Formula 1
racing series spend the offseason poring through the next year's regulation changes
before the unveiling of the new cars at the first testing session in January. The biggest change from last year is the switch from V8 to V6 engines, but since November fans and teams have fixated on something else: the new nosecone specifications result in an "ugly"
car and quite phallic noses. [more inside]
posted by edeezy
on Jan 28, 2014 -
After years of meticulous research of historic documents, mapping, modeling, texturing, and trying to convince a video game released in 1998 to do something it was never intended to be capable of, the 72 kilometer, 567-turn Piccolo circuito delle Madonie was released
as a community add-on track for Grand Prix Legends
last September. The track was home of the Targa Florio
from 1932 to 1936 and 1951 to 1977, and is made up of curving
, winding mountain roads
in the Sicilian countryside
, and is beautifully recreated in the game. Best of all, it's absolutely free
posted by clorox
on Mar 12, 2010 -
Max Mosley, controversial
president of the FIA
(the governing board of F1 and other international motorsports), made headline news this past weekend for a "sick nazi orgy with 5 hookers"
that was caught on tape (posted, but has since been pulled down). He has apologized
, but does not plan to leave his position, despite many who feel his vices may detract
from motor racing.
posted by jaimev
on Apr 1, 2008 -
Over the past decade, as NASCAR's
popularity has grown, and Formula 1 has expanded into new international markets
, open wheel racing in the US has floundered along with 2 rival series: IRL and CART. With little sponsorship money, the loss of big-name drivers to retirement, F1 and NASCAR, this year's unification of IRL and CART
was a long time coming, and may lead to a series that race fans may start caring about again.
posted by jaimev
on Mar 5, 2008 -
U.S. GP starts and ends in farce
In what could very well be the last Formula One race in the USA, the United States Grand Prix turned to farce yesterday when the vast majority of the grid (14 cars), shod with Michelin tyres, aborted their race after the formation lap and pulled into their garages, leaving the six cars shod with Bridgestone tyres to start and finish the race.
posted by tomcosgrave
on Jun 19, 2005 -
Formula One tweaked!
The Formula One Commission met earlier today at what was touted as the most important meeting
(PDF) in the last 20 years to discuss ways to rescue Formula One. The biggest outcome was to have single qualifying laps on Fridays and Saturdays, the historic Spa circuit was dropped from the calendar due to tobacco advertising restrictions. [More inside]
posted by riffola
on Oct 28, 2002 -
Rubens Barrichello robbed.
Formula One driver Barrichello has just let Michael Schumacher win the Austrian Grand Prix. I've been getting more and more disillusioned with F1, and this has put the cap on it. No more for me.
posted by viama
on May 12, 2002 -