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Spark On!

Spark On!

Our favorite F1 photos are of sparks flying off the titanium skid plates of Formula One cars prior to mid-1994's introduction of a wooden bottom plank intended to control ride height. Spark on!! Full Article...

22 Years Ago: Schumacher Scores 1st F1 Podium

22 Years Ago: Schumacher Scores 1st F1 Podium

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s first podium finish in Formula 1 at the 1992 Mexican Grand Prix — a feat that he would go on to repeat a further 154 times across the next twenty years of his illustrious career. Full Article...

RIP The Lollipop Man

RIP The Lollipop Man

For decades, the "lollipop man" controlled pit releases in F1. Now they've been replaced by automated light systems. RIP. Full Article...

The King of F1 Helmet Design

The King of F1 Helmet Design

Jens Munser, who designs Sebastian Vettel's helmets, is profiled in this WSJ LIve video, which reveals the evolution of F1 helmet designs over the decades. Full Article...

The Ride

The Ride

In 1991 British Grand Prix winner Nigel Mansell gave Ayrton Senna a lift back to the pits. Today, Mark Webber is penalized. One is iconic, the other absurd. Full Article...

1981 German Grand Prix

1981 German Grand Prix

The 1981 German Grand Prix at the almost-original Hockenheimring, won by Nelson Piquet. Full Article...

Mansell’s Exploding Tire

Mansell’s Exploding Tire

Nigel Mansell was not a wealthy or sponsored race driver, having mortgaged his home to save his first F1 drive with Lotus, and learned his craft the old fashioned way — with mistakes. Full Article...

Suzuka 1987

Suzuka 1987

Nigel Mansell's famous shunt in the Williams FW11B during practice for the 1987 Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, in which "Red 5" broke his spine and lost the '87 World Championship to Nelson Piquet. Full Article...

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