Max Verstappen capped off a remarkable 2016 by breaking the Formula 1 record for the most successful overtaking manoeuvres in a single season. The Dutch driver, who became the youngest ever F1 winner when he won the Spanish Grand Prix on his first appearance for Red Bull, made 78 passing moves during 2016, according to data calculated by Pirelli. The Italian tyre company clarified that this was the highest number since records were first collated back in 1983 and explained how the overtaking moves were calculated: “An overtaking manoeuvre is counted as one that takes place during complete flying laps (so not on the opening lap) and is then maintained all the way to the lap’s finish line. Position changes due to major mechanical problems or lapping/unlapping are not counted.” Verstappen, who was Voted 2016 Personality of the Year at the FIA end of season awards, had also made the most overtakes during 2015, his rookie year in F1, with 49 successful moves for Toro Rosso. Speaking about
Source: Pass master – Max Verstappen sets new record for overtaking moves in an F1 season // F1 News // James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1
Allyson Felix and Lewis Hamilton are considered speed demons in their respective sports; Allyson in Track & Field, and Lewis in Formula 1.
Source: Allyson Felix and Lewis Hamilton Talk Speed | VICE Sports
In our previous two posts, we looked at some of America’s pioneering women of midcentury automotive design. This week, we travel to Europe to explore the story behind an unlikely figure whose early exploits helped shape the automobile for centuries to come. Portrait of Bertha Benz as a young
Source: Bertha Benz, the Fugitive Road-Tripper Who Helped Launch the Modern Automobile – Core77
Ten of the best pictures which tell the story of the 2015 Russian Grand Prix weekend.
Source: Top ten pictures from the 2015 Russian Grand Prix · F1 Fanatic
Inside the Mercedes motorhome
Source: Inside the Mercedes motorhome
The Beast of Turin is a 28.5-liter Fiat that’s as terrifying as it is beautiful. An incredible race car from a more civilized era. And get a load of that monstrous engine!
Source: the beast of turin – STEFAN MARJORAM
Manor has revised its livery after announcing a deal with a new sponsor.
Source: Manor revises livery after new sponsor deal – F1 Fanatic
Few races on the calendar are as universally popular with the teams and drivers as Canada, with Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve renowned for drawing an enormous crowd and for producing exceptional racing. Those involved look ahead to round seven of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship…
Source: Canada preview quotes – Mercedes, Williams, Sauber & more
The opening turns at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Canada are unusually twisty – and can make for action-packed starts.
Monaco was a magical race, but now I’m getting really excited for this weekend’s Grand Prix in Canada.
Source: Start Shots: Canadian Grand Prix – F1 Fanatic