F1 Tests 'Virtual Safety Car' That Forces Drivers To Slow Down

In the event of a crash or some other dangerous situation on the track, many forms of motorsport deploy a safety car that leads the race cars around at a safer speed. But in the wake of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi's terrifying crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, F1 officials are testing a system that could make… »11/01/14 1:52pm11/01/14 1:52pm

Of Course Formula One Drivers Stay Fit With a Car-Shaped Exercise Machine

Professional race drivers spend hours in a car battling excessive G-forces, and so require just as much training and physical fitness as an athlete running up and down a field. But their needs are specialized, which is why Ferrari F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa use this racecar-shaped workout machine from… »4/16/13 3:20pm4/16/13 3:20pm

Batpod Makes Its Way to the British Formula One Grand Prix

One of the coolest things about the Batpod from the upcoming Dark Knight movie is the fact that it actually works. Previously seen being straddled by Meredith Viera on The Today Show, the decked out motorcycle burned rubber at the slightly more dignified British Formula One Grand Prix this weekend. Who else would… »7/05/08 8:30pm7/05/08 8:30pm

$5,700 Formula One Seiko Sportura Ultimate Kinetic Chrono

F1 racers are lucky sons o' guns. They make more than baseball players, get first pick of the hottest Euro models, drive really really fast without fear of the highway patrol, and get cool special edition crap. Seiko just unveiled this year's Honda special edition Sportura Ultimate Kinetic Chrono, and announced that… »5/22/07 2:35pm5/22/07 2:35pm