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Sebastien Buemi goes three-for-three with win in Buenos Aires

Over three months had passed since Formula E’s last race in Marrakesh, but seemingly nobody has been able to find the magic that it will take to stop Sebastien Buemi. The 28-year-old Swiss racing driver has won the opening three rounds of the 2016-2017 season. It is the first time in Formula E history a driver has won three in a row. Additionally, Buemi has won four of the last...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

F1 Fans Now Can Get Fernando Alonso Emoji Keyboard On iPhone, Android

Anybody can design a Bitmoji avatar in their own likeness, but only a select few are lucky enough to have their own emoji keyboards. The most recent celebrity to get the full emoji makeover is McLaren-Honda Formula One driver Fernando Alonso. The two-time F1 world champion announced Tuesday that a new Fernando Alonso-themed keyboard was available for download from the App Store and...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Alonso thinking about race wins, not retirement, entering 2017

Fernando Alonso is not willing to join new McLaren boss Zak Brown in playing down the chance of race wins in 2017. As McLaren races into the post-Ron Dennis era, new team executive Brown rounded out last week by stating "we are not going to be winning any races [in 2017]." "I read what Zak Brown said, but who knows?" Speed Week quoted Spaniard Alonso as responding. "I am keeping...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Nico Rosberg believes Sebastian Vettel is a 'sensible option' for Mercedes for 2018

Nico Rosberg says Sebastian Vettel will be in the running for a sensational switch to Mercedes for 2018. For 2017, the German outfit has signed up Valtteri Bottas, following Rosberg's 11th-hour decision to quit F1 after winning the 2016 title. "I understand that the 'Bottas solution' made sense for Mercedes," Rosberg told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. But the Finnish driver...
Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Mario Andretti named honorary race official for Daytona 500

Honor comes on the 50th anniversary of his 1967 Daytona 500 victory.
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago

Former Formula 1 Driver Jenson Button’s Ford GT Set To Be Auctioned Off

If you’re a racing fan, driving a road car previously owned by your favorite driver would be the next best thing to actually taking their race car for a spin. Few cars would make you feel as connected to racing history as this one, though. Former McLaren-Honda Formula 1 driver Jenson Button’s 2005 Ford GT is set to hit the auction block at a sale on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26, according...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lewis Hamilton’s Fan Helmet Design Contest Draws 8,000 Entries

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief It was just two weeks ago that Lewis Hamilton offered fans a chance to design his 2017 helmet livery and that number has closed at 8,000 entries. The three-time F1 world champion took to Instagram to showcase his excitement and announced that the winner will be picked in the days to come. F1 regulations call for a driver to run the same helmet design...
Via Motorsports Tribune
12 days ago

WATCH: Williams F1 Rookie Stroll Ready Learn Alongside Massa

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Lance Stroll believes he is ready to learn what it takes to compete in his debut Formula 1 season and embraces having veteran Felipe Massa to lean on as a teammate at Williams F1. The 18-year-old Canadian blitzed European Formula 3 with 14 wins in 30 starts en route to the championship with Prema Powerteam. The incoming rookie looks to Massa as a...
Via Motorsports Tribune
15 days ago

AP PHOTOS: Bernie Ecclestone through the years

LONDON (AP) Bernie Ecclestone transformed Formula One into a multi-billion dollar business, and turned himself into quite a man about town. Through four decades as the boss of F1, the British businessman mixed with world leaders, world champions and even a couple of wives. Ecclestone's reign ended Monday when Liberty Media completed its takeover of the series, making the former...
Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Liberty completes F1 takeover; Ecclestone replaced by Carey

LONDON (AP) Liberty Media has officially completed its takeover of Formula One, and Bernie Ecclestone has been replaced as the chief executive. The takeover comes five days after motor sport's governing body approved of F1 being sold to Liberty Media, a U.S. company that invests in entertainment and sports. Liberty said in a statement on Monday that the transaction price represents...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  Discuss

McLaren to Revive Orange Livery

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor McLaren dropped a big hint with the teaser poster for their car unveiling this season. It’s orange and black theme is believed to indicate a return to the firm’s classic papaya orange livery, famously introduced by company founder Bruce McLaren. The iconic orange hue has often been used as a testing livery for the team, such as the case of Pedro...
Via Motorsports Tribune
January 18, 2017

F1 great Stirling Moss, 87, in hospital with chest infection

LONDON (AP) The family of Stirling Moss says the British motor racing great is recovering from a severe chest infection in a Singapore hospital. The 87-year-old Moss, a four-time runner-up in the Formula One championship, was taken ill on Nov. 22. A family statement says ''because of the severity of the infection it resulted in some complications and his recovery has not been...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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