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Formula E's Futuristic Sound Puts F1 to Shame

A lot of people are not happy with the sound of the new engines in this year’s Formula One. As a result of extensive rule changes, the 2014 F1 cars are much quieter than last year’s models, with none of that ear-splitting high-pitched scream that made 2013–and earlier–cars so appealing. And now, a competitor is putting them to shame. Read More >>

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You Can Cradle This Three-Cylinder Engine Like an 40-Kilo, 400 HP Baby

An engine this small should, by conventional logic, not be this powerful. But, somehow, it is. And at this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, Nissan plans to see just how well its under-sized, over-powered hybrid engine prototype handles F1's most gruelling challenge. Read More >>

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Sebastian Vettel's Multi-Storey Mantelpiece is HEAVING With Trophies

When you've won as much as Sebastian Vettel has, you start to run out of space for your little cups and trophies. Hence the massive, multi-storey case he uses to store and rather conspicuously display the silverware earned during his incredibly successful racing career. Read More >>

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F1 Designer Adrian Newey Knocks Up His X2014 Fantasy Supercar For Gran Turismo 6

This rolling rocket is the latest high-concept vehicle created by Adrian Newey, the man behind many championship-winning F1 cars and current technical head of Red Bull's domineering racing efforts. It's the X2014 and it's not real. But it is quite exciting. Read More >>

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Red Bull's F1 Team Uses X-Rays and Ultrasound to Make Sure Cars Aren't Lightning-Fast Deathtraps

When hitting speeds of 200mph is as easy as breathing on the accelerator pedal, the last thing you want is your Formula One ride to freak out due to a mechanical error. You're talking millions upon millions of pounds worth of investment at stake were a crash to occur, not to mention the lives of some of the most talented drivers on the planet. Read More >>

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Caterham's Smart New F1 Racer Collects Data From 500 Onboard Sensors

In a sport where the difference between winning and losing is measured in thousandths of a second, squeezing every last ounce of speed out of your F1 racecar is absolutely imperative. A new collaboration between GE and Caterham aims to do just that — by leveraging the power of big data and materials science. Read More >>

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Force India Captures F1 Crash in Glowy, Extra-Worrying Thermal Vision

F1 driver Paul di Resta made a bit of a mess of things over the weekend, forgetting to slow down and whacking the car in front of him. What made this mundane F1 incident more interesting than most bumps was the way it was captured in heat-detecting thermal vision. Read More >>

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This Is Why Old Formula 1 Cars Were Absolutely Lethal

We're used to seeing all sorts of horrific-looking crashes in F1, but because the cars are so strong and safe the drivers almost always walk away with barely anything other than bruises. That totally wasn't the case with the cars of old. Those things were terrifyingly dangerous. Read More >>

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Watch Red Bull's Incredible 2.05-Second Pitstop In All Its Super Slow-Mo Glory

There's a heck of a lot of intricate little actions that takes place in a pitstop -- all choreographed like a well-drilled dance troupe. But it's really difficult to see, in only the 2.05 seconds it takes for Red Bull to swap all four tyres. Thankfully, that's what slow motion is for, and it's amazing to watch it all happen. Read More >>

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Bad News: 2014's F1 Cars Are Going to Sound Rubbish

The FIA's decided to get with the program of fuel efficiency and is forcing every F1 team to swap their beastly and incredibly-high-revving 2.4L V8s for smaller 1.6L V6s with turbos. On the face of it, that's better for our normal-car tech development, but what it means is they're going to end up sounding a bit crap. Like vacuum-cleaner whiny. Rubbish. Read More >>

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F1 Cars, With Just Their Sponsors' Logos Visible

Modern F1 cars are so plastered with advertising that, without the actual chassis of the car being visible, you can still make out the whole outline of the speed machines. In fact, removing the car from the equation turns them into stunning works of art, especially the Lotus. Read More >>

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Driving an F1 Car Is Way More Complicated Than I Ever Imagined

I know there are a load of buttons on an F1 steering wheel, but there's a heck of a lot more to adjust than I actually thought was possible mid-drive. This testing lap recorded from what looks like the lap of Nico Rosberg, with commentary from one of his engineers, shows these guys have to be absolute machines to cope with it all while blasting round the track at breakneck speeds. Read More >>

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46.7 Megapixels of Amazing British McLaren Racing Cars

From F1 through Le Mans to the immense P1, and even the fantastically good MP4-12C (shame about the name), McLaren really knows how to build stupendous cars. And the beauty is that they're not made in Italy, or Germany, or America for that matter, they're made right here in Britain; in Woking to be exact. That should be something to feel proud of, right? Read More >>

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This Is Why Even Wheels Are Absolutely Lethal in Formula 1

With Wimbledon on, and Murray finally doing it for all us Brits, the German GP got side-lined a bit. It was a cracking race though, but one Mark Webber moment really opened our eyes. An errant wheel from a pit stop went careening into a poor cameraman taking him completely out. Ouch. Read More >>

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EE and Vodafone Clash Over Cheeky "Ultrafast 4G" Formula 1 Advert

It seems like Vodafone's got itself in a spot of hot water, after it decided it'd be a brilliant time to slap a red-hot "Ultrafast 4G" logo on the side of its Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 cars for the British Grand Prix. Problem is, you can't get 4G on Vodafone yet. Read More >>

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If the London F1 Grand Prix Ever Becomes a Reality, It'll Be Like This

Last year some crazy people, including F1's own Bernie Ecclestone, put forward the idea of a second British Grand Prix right smack-bang in the middle of London. Given Silverstone's this weekend, the lads at Xcar decided to see what the proposed London circuit was like on the ground. Needless to say, it would be one amazing race. Read More >>

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