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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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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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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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This Amazing Timelapse Shows You Just How an F1 Car Is Built

Have you ever wondered how an F1 car is actually put together? Slotting the whole structure, gubbins, guts, and gears together like a massive jigsaw puzzle? Watch Marussia build its F1 car for this season from start to finish. It's like the best Lego project you've ever seen, but real. Read More >>

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This is the Ferrari F1 Simulator Alonso Uses to Practice

When you think of the best of F1 drivers, you kind of assume that their prowess on the track is god-given, and while you might be right to some extent, they certainly practice, a lot. This is the very simulator that Ferrari built for Fernando Alonso, and apparently it can even be programmed to teach him new tricks. Read More >>

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Of Course Formula One Drivers Stay Fit With a Car-Shaped Exercise Machine

Professional race drivers spend hours in a car battling excessive G-forces, and so require just as much training and physical fitness as an athlete running up and down a field. But their needs are specialised, which is why Ferrari F1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa use this racecar-shaped workout machine from Technogym. Read More >>

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Why Yes, It Is Possible to Change All Four Tyres on an F1 Car in 2.05 Seconds

Next time you go to your local tyre shop, demand a 'Mark Webber change', just like this. During the Malaysian Grand Prix last month, the Red Bull team managed to break records. Not with the fastest car or anything like that, but with the fastest pit stop, where all four wheels are changed, ever made. In just 2.05 seconds. Incredible. That's barely enough time to stop a car, let alone anything else. Read More >>

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For the First Time Ever You Can Watch F1 in 3D

F1's only really gone HD recently, but now Sky's pushing the boat out with a full-on 3D broadcast of the pinnacle of motor racing for the first time ever. Between February 28th and March 3rd, you'll be able to watch all four test days from the third F1 test at the Circuit de Catalunya, if you've got Sky that is. Read More >>

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These Are the 2013 F1 Cars

Another year, another F1 season, another set of four-wheeled carbon-fibre lust machines. This is basically just brazen automotive porn, but who cares? Click through to see some hot-and-heavy hardcore rear spoiler action. Read More >>

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This Is the Gorgeous New McLaren F1 Car

McLaren has just taken the wraps off its brand new 2013-season F1 car, the MP4-28. It's a beauty, but will it win races? Both Jenson Button and McLaren's new-kid-on-the-block Sergio Perez seem to think so. Read More >>

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