An F1 Steering Wheel Has To Be The World's Most Complex Input Device

Formula One steering wheels are known for being incredibly complicated pieces of tech that take a long time to master. This latest generation of wheels have even more systems to manage than ever. Here's Ferrari tester Marc Gene to break it all down. » 4/07/14 4:38pm 4/07/14 4:38pm

Hear the shocking difference between 2013 and 2014 F1 racing engines

The rules done changed in F1 racing from last year to now and the most obvious difference between 2013 and 2014 is the sound of the engine in F1 racing cars. Before they used to be so screaming loud that they sounded like the manifestation of space laser warfare on the road. Now in 2014? It's like hearing weak go karts … » 3/17/14 10:11pm 3/17/14 10:11pm

How Formula One's Amazing New Hybrid Turbo Engine Works

A 1.6-liter V6 turbo revving at 15,000 rpm with unlimited boost that turns small drops of fuel into 600 horsepower aided by an electrical system that pumps out another 160 electron-charged horses. This is the pinnacle of engine development. » 1/22/14 9:59am 1/22/14 9:59am

Red Bull May Have Invented A Secret New Hybrid Technology

At the Singapore Grand Prix two weekends ago, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won by an unbelievable 32 second margin over his closest rival. Seriously, it's unbelievable. Now F1 experts believe that Red Bull Racing's F1 engineers may have invented a new kind of traction control that links the car's hybrid engine to… » 10/08/13 5:30pm 10/08/13 5:30pm

Caterham's Smart New F1 Racer Collects Data From 500 Onboard Sensors

In a sport where the difference between winning and losing is measured in thousandths of a second, squeezing every last ounce of speed out of your F1 racecar is absolutely imperative. A new collaboration between GE and Caterham aims to do just that—by leveraging the power of big data and materials science. » 10/07/13 11:30am 10/07/13 11:30am

Sebastian Vettel's Monaco Helmet Reveals A Naked Pinup When Heated

It's the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, which means all the teams do something a little special. Lotus has Daft Punk on their side pods. But Sebastian Vettel wins, because his helmet reveals a (mostly) naked woman as it gets warmer. » 5/23/13 5:40pm 5/23/13 5:40pm

NASA's Next Rocket Engine Could Be A Blast From the Past

Jeff Bezos isn't the only person interested in vintage NASA technology. Public and private entities alike are actively taking a second look at the Rocketdyne F-1 engines that helped notch Saturn V rockets as the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever operated—even today, forty years after the demise of the… » 4/17/13 11:30am 4/17/13 11:30am

If You Need a Bionic Hand, Just Write Mercedes F1 a Nice Letter

It never hurts to ask. 14-year-old Matthew James sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to the head of Mercedes' F1 team asking for £35,000 (~$57,000) for a bionic hand, which they could brand like an F1 car. Mercedes' response? They made him the most advanced prosthetic hand in the world. » 8/15/11 9:20am 8/15/11 9:20am

This Full Scale F1 Simulator Is Insane

If you are tired of your Motion Pro II and want to upgrade to the best thing after a real Formula 1 car, here's the BRD 06, a 1:1 scale F1 with a fiberglass and carbon fiber composite monocoque chassis. » 8/20/10 11:13am 8/20/10 11:13am

Watch a Giant Robot Arm Simulate a Ferrari Test Drive

Driving simulators can give you pedals to mash and wheels to steer, but there's something essential about that gut feeling of actually moving. This Ferrari simulator replicates it with a gigantic robotic arm. Watch it realistically jostle one test driver: » 8/07/10 12:40pm 8/07/10 12:40pm