Monaco or Bust

A Formula 1 Crew Member Explains the Challenges of the Monaco Grand Prix

Fielding an F1 car is tough. Doing it in the cramped confines of Monaco is close to impossible. So how do the crews get the job done?
Jim Weeks
the death of ayrton senna

The Death of Ayrton Senna and the Long Search for Blame

Ayrton Senna died on 1 May 1994. What followed was a grim afterword to the great Brazilian's life story: the search for an explanation and, ultimately, for someone to blame for his death.
Jim Weeks
grand prix partridge

​A Worryingly Deep Dive into Alan Partridge's Enduring Love Affair with Formula 1

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Alan Partridge has become a towering figure in British comedy. And while he has largely abandoned his roots as a sports reporter, Alan has remained true to his first love: Formula 1.
Jim Weeks
mysterious minor royals

The Mysterious Nigerian Prince Who Scammed His Way Into Owning an F1 Team

Ahead of the 1999 season, a Nigerian prince became the co-owner of Formula 1 stalwarts Arrows. Before the campaign was over he had disappeared, leaving the team in the lurch and considerable confusion as to his motives.
Jim Weeks
disciples of michael schumacher

In Conversation With Esteban Ocon, France's Newest Formula 1 Star

VICE Sports sat down with rising F1 star Esteban Ocon to discuss the new grand prix season, his old rivalry with Max Verstappen, and looking down on his rivals as the tallest driver on the grid.
Jim Weeks

​After Ringing the Changes, Will Formula 1 Be Worth Watching Again in 2017?

If there is an institution with more lapsed followers than the Catholic Church, it's Formula 1. Will a raft of changes to the cars bring back the glory days, or is it doomed to another year in the doldrums?
Ben Halls
man against machine

The Cult: Fernando Alonso

Ahead of the new F1 season, we're inducting a modern grand prix great into The Cult. With his career nearing its conclusion, Fernando Alonso's haul of two world titles feels like scant reward for a man of such extensive talents.
Jim Weeks

Bernie Ecclestone Says New Formula 1 Owners Want to "Get Rid of My History"

"In F1, we have been running a five-star Michelin restaurant, not a hamburger joint."
Glenn Freeman, Motorsport.Com

Force India Reveal Dramatic Pink Colour Scheme For New Formula 1 Season

Force India has revealed a dramatic new pink colour scheme that it will race from the start of the 2017 Formula 1 season.
Jonathan Noble, Motorsport.com

Formula 1 and Motorcycle Champion John Surtees Dies Aged 83

Surtees was Formula 1 world champion in 1964 with Ferrari and was the only man to win both the F1 and motorcycling grand prix titles.
Pablo Elizalde, motorsport.com
2016 f1 season

UK Formula 1 Viewership Dropped to 12-year Low in 2016

Formula 1's television viewership in Britain fell to a 12-year low last season, with audience figures plummeting by 5.1 million viewers
Jonathan Noble, Motorsport.com

Ross Brawn Lands Key Role as New-Look F1 Structure is Revealed

Formula 1 world champion team owner Ross Brawn will return to grand prix racing in a newly-created role of 'Managing Director, Motor Sports', as part of Liberty Media's takeover of the sport.
Charles Bradley, Motorsport.com