In this new video from McLaren, famed Formula 1 designer John Barnard describes the creation of the 1981 McLaren MP4/1, the first carbon-fiber race car. The materials revolution in the auto industry continues, but it was born here. Watch. Continue reading
Here’s a rare find: newsreel coverage of the 1964 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch in bright, beautiful, living color. You’re going to enjoy this. Continue reading
In honor of this weekend’s United States Grand Prix, here’s a wonderful animation that celebrates the history of Formula One. It’s guaranteed to bring out the child in you. Continue reading
Here’s a great little F1 history lesson. This short film features all the world Drivers’ Champions from 1950 to 1970, from Giuseppe Farina to Jochen Rindt.
Don’t blink or you could miss the entire pit stop. It’s that fast. Continue reading
Truly, these are faces only an aerodynamics engineer could love. This year’s crop of F1 racers are among the oddest-looking automobiles ever built. Brace yourself as we go in for a closer look. Continue reading