Formula One racing mixes man with machine so much that both are essentially responsible for victory. That’s why F1 gives out awards to both drivers (F1 World Drivers’ Champions) and the constructors of the cars (F1 World Constructors’ Champions). The constructor is basically the automobile maker of the vehicle (think…
Hot, hot, hot. That’s what happens when something—like say, the wheel of an F1 car—is spinning so impossibly fast and then gets immediately clamped down by the brakes. It glows and pulsates a wonderful orange that looks like molten steel. This footage from Brembo testing their brakes shows how it all happens.
F1 Racing is like driving jets on the ground. NASCAR is like racing monster cars in sheet metal around an oval. Indy Car are powerful beasts themselves. Each type of racing has their own unique demands and needs. Here is a video that shows the difference between pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, Formula E and…
Lego master builder Sariel admits to not being much of a Formula 1 fan, but you wouldn’t know it looking at his replica of the Ferrari 248 F1 car that drivers like Michael Schumacher raced back in 2006. It’s even remote control, with full suspension and steering for hugging every tiny corner. And it’s finished in…
Completely silly and self serving but also completely dripping in cool. Hackett Martini Racing teamed up with men's suit maker Hackett to outfit their pit crew in stylish suits as they go about their pit stop in glorious slow motion. Remember, these stops only last a few seconds but when you look like stormtrooper…
For a second, you think hey maybe the motorcycle has a chance in this Top Gear bit since it screams to a lead but then the land-based jet machine insanity known as an F1 race car steps it up and the other two are fighting not to get lapped by the closest thing we have to a teleportation device on Earth.
Sometimes it's easy to forget that racing F1 cars is pretty much insanity. The ridiculous speeds, the punishing G-forces and not to mention the beasts of a machine they call cars. But when you look at a F1 car under thermal vision, you'll never forget how scary it is: they're driving fire breathing monsters.
Here's video from Top Gear showing the Stig making a 300 foot bungee jump while strapped inside a F1 car. It's exhilarating and completely nuts but must have been so ridiculously fun to do. Sometimes, just bungee jumping or just driving an F1 car isn't enough. You gotta do both at the same time.
Wanna see something cool? Check out the moves on this pit crew. I don't care if you're not a Formula 1 person, a car person, or even a transportation person – if this video comparing F1 crews past and present doesn't blow you away your spark plugs may need changing.
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…
An engine this small should, by conventional logic, not be this powerful. But, somehow, it is. And at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan plans to see just how well its under-sized, over-powered hybrid engine prototype handles auto racings's most grueling challenge.
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.
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…
Driving Formula 1 cars is hard. It's hard and it's scary. Lucky for you, the folks at Red Bull set up a nifty 360-degree panoramic video rig on top of their own F1 racer so now you can get some of the thrill with none of the skill or the danger.
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.
This may look like an ordinary model car kit to you, but it's actually 1:1. In fact, it's Ayrton Senna's 1991 F1 championship-winning McLaren MP4/6 converted into a model for some yuppie in the 90s. Read the story at [Jalopnik]
If there's one thing Toshiba's always lacked, it's a bit of style. Sex appeal. Visual "oomph" which their neighbors Sony do so well. This could be why they've collaborated with Danish designer Jacob Jensen for this slim F1 3DTV.
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.
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:
This article originally placed the roller coasters in Dubai, not Abu Dhabi. Apologies for the mistake. It still looks pretty darn dangerous, though.