The Truth About Cars » formula one http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » formula one http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com While You Were Gorging: A Compendium of Thanksgiving News You May Have Missed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/gorging-compendium-thanksgiving-news-may-missed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/gorging-compendium-thanksgiving-news-may-missed/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230649 While the rest of the world warms up to our Thanksgiving tradition of football and mountains of potatoes and gravy, we must admit that the world goes on without us some days. Thankfully, the Internet never forgets. So here’s a roundup of the stories we missed in our Tryptophan-induced naps. California Has Bad Traffic, But […]

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While the rest of the world warms up to our Thanksgiving tradition of football and mountains of potatoes and gravy, we must admit that the world goes on without us some days. Thankfully, the Internet never forgets. So here’s a roundup of the stories we missed in our Tryptophan-induced naps. California Has Bad Traffic, But […]

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Just When You Think McLaren’s F1 Season Couldn’t Possibly Be Any Dumber (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/just-think-mclarens-f1-season-couldnt-possibly-dumber-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/just-think-mclarens-f1-season-couldnt-possibly-dumber-video/#comments Wed, 30 Sep 2015 23:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1184594 They go and make a video like this and totally redeem themselves! (Not really.) But the video above sure is entertaining. After rumors that Jenson Button would leave the team this year, the less-than dynamic duo of Button and Fernando Alonso appears to be back in 2016 to compete in GP2 Formula 1. The video has […]

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They go and make a video like this and totally redeem themselves! (Not really.) But the video above sure is entertaining. After rumors that Jenson Button would leave the team this year, the less-than dynamic duo of Button and Fernando Alonso appears to be back in 2016 to compete in GP2 Formula 1. The video has […]

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Possible Volkswagen-Red Bull F1 Engine Deal ‘Up In Smoke’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/possible-volkswagen-red-bull-f1-engine-deal-up-in-smoke/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/possible-volkswagen-red-bull-f1-engine-deal-up-in-smoke/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181874 Red Bull’s F1 team is the latest victim of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, as a possible deal between the team and the automaker has gone “up in smoke.” Those were the words team principal Christian Horner told NBC Sports Network Friday during qualifying and practice for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, only a week […]

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Red Bull’s F1 team is the latest victim of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, as a possible deal between the team and the automaker has gone “up in smoke.” Those were the words team principal Christian Horner told NBC Sports Network Friday during qualifying and practice for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka, only a week […]

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Boycotting Every Race On the 2015 Formula One Calendar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/boycotting-every-race-2015-formula-one-calendar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/boycotting-every-race-2015-formula-one-calendar/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 22:26:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1018042 Disclosure: I love Formula One. At least a dozen times every year, I inadvertently wake up my wife and dog at 4:30 in the morning (Pacific time) as I yelp wildly in the living room and watch the live race feed. As a left-of-center F1 fan, three issues gnaw at me. One, the sport is perceived […]

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Disclosure: I love Formula One. At least a dozen times every year, I inadvertently wake up my wife and dog at 4:30 in the morning (Pacific time) as I yelp wildly in the living room and watch the live race feed. As a left-of-center F1 fan, three issues gnaw at me. One, the sport is perceived […]

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Mental’s At The Money Circus: Day One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mentals-at-the-money-circus-day-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/mentals-at-the-money-circus-day-one/#comments Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:36:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=639993 It would seem that I’m not the only one excited for the Abu Dhabi F1 Race this weekend. Check out Susie Wolff’s Instagram (but NOT AT WORK!!!!!) for a stopover in Dubai… With the big guys at TTAC unable to attend the F1 festivities, it fell onto my weak and thin shoulders to share my […]

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It would seem that I’m not the only one excited for the Abu Dhabi F1 Race this weekend. Check out Susie Wolff’s Instagram (but NOT AT WORK!!!!!) for a stopover in Dubai… With the big guys at TTAC unable to attend the F1 festivities, it fell onto my weak and thin shoulders to share my […]

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Push To Pass Out – Nigel Mansell’s 1984 Lotus 95T Comes Up For Auction http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/push-to-pass-out-nigel-mansells-1984-lotus-95t-comes-up-for-auction/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/push-to-pass-out-nigel-mansells-1984-lotus-95t-comes-up-for-auction/#comments Thu, 04 Jul 2013 07:51:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=494085   One of my favorite Formula One memories is from the inaugural (and only) Dallas Grand Prix, in 1984, involving my favorite team, the Colin Chapman era Lotus (though by 1984 Chapman had already died) and one of my favorite drivers, Nigel Mansell, forever shattering a stereotype of F1 drivers as prima donnas. Now you can […]

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  One of my favorite Formula One memories is from the inaugural (and only) Dallas Grand Prix, in 1984, involving my favorite team, the Colin Chapman era Lotus (though by 1984 Chapman had already died) and one of my favorite drivers, Nigel Mansell, forever shattering a stereotype of F1 drivers as prima donnas. Now you can […]

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McLaren, Powered By Honda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mclaren-powered-by-honda/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mclaren-powered-by-honda/#comments Thu, 16 May 2013 14:02:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488665 Thursday-afternoon press  conferences at Mitsubishi and Nissan remained mostly deserted  as the Fourth Estate congregated at Honda to hear the not so secret news that Honda will return to F1. I didn’t go because I thought we don’t cover F1. When I remembered that we now do, it was too late. Did I mention that […]

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Thursday-afternoon press  conferences at Mitsubishi and Nissan remained mostly deserted  as the Fourth Estate congregated at Honda to hear the not so secret news that Honda will return to F1. I didn’t go because I thought we don’t cover F1. When I remembered that we now do, it was too late. Did I mention that […]

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F1 Report: Hamilton can’t drive any slower, Alonso can’t go any faster. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/f1-report-hamilton-cant-drive-any-slower-alonso-cant-go-any-faster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/f1-report-hamilton-cant-drive-any-slower-alonso-cant-go-any-faster/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 17:06:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488267 Some of TTAC’s readers have made it absolutely clear that they cannot abide it when I pick on Red Bull’s Mark Webber. So let’s say something nice about the man: he made up for his usual an unexpectedly poor start to finish in fifth place, just behind his teammate, Sebastian Vettel. If you’re a Mark […]

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Some of TTAC’s readers have made it absolutely clear that they cannot abide it when I pick on Red Bull’s Mark Webber. So let’s say something nice about the man: he made up for his usual an unexpectedly poor start to finish in fifth place, just behind his teammate, Sebastian Vettel. If you’re a Mark […]

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If You Waste Your Time Watching Just One Video Today, Let It Be This One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/if-you-waste-your-time-watching-just-one-video-today-let-it-be-this-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/if-you-waste-your-time-watching-just-one-video-today-let-it-be-this-one/#comments Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:46:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481833 This has been done before — most notably by Top Gear in the Stewart-Ford days — but this time it’s live, and real, and fantastic. Part of the greatness of this video is that you can clearly see the difference in cornering speed between the AMG SL and the Aussie Supercar. After all, they have […]

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This has been done before — most notably by Top Gear in the Stewart-Ford days — but this time it’s live, and real, and fantastic. Part of the greatness of this video is that you can clearly see the difference in cornering speed between the AMG SL and the Aussie Supercar. After all, they have […]

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The Start http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-start/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/the-start/#comments Wed, 27 Feb 2013 15:19:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479247 There is a majesty in Formula One that is rarely found elsewhere. This six-minute film documents that majesty in completely convincing, and satisfying, fashion. The 2013 season promises to be enjoyable; Red Bull looks vulnerable and the move of Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes should be very amusing both for fans of close-run racing and those […]

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There is a majesty in Formula One that is rarely found elsewhere. This six-minute film documents that majesty in completely convincing, and satisfying, fashion. The 2013 season promises to be enjoyable; Red Bull looks vulnerable and the move of Lewis Hamilton to Mercedes should be very amusing both for fans of close-run racing and those […]

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“Greener” Formula One Made To Measure For Toyota http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/greener-formula-one-made-to-measure-for-toyota/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/greener-formula-one-made-to-measure-for-toyota/#comments Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:24:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469184 Toyota dropped out of Formula One in 2009, and said it won’t come back, claiming that the sports is “too elistist” and out of touch with Toyota’s customers. Now, the company is dropping hints that the door is not closed forever. Asked by The Nikkei [sub] whether Toyota might come back to the sport, Toyota […]

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Toyota dropped out of Formula One in 2009, and said it won’t come back, claiming that the sports is “too elistist” and out of touch with Toyota’s customers. Now, the company is dropping hints that the door is not closed forever. Asked by The Nikkei [sub] whether Toyota might come back to the sport, Toyota […]

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Adrian Sutil Is No Sergei Rachmaninoff… Music and Driving http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/adrian-sutil-is-no-sergei-rachmaninoff-music-and-driving/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/adrian-sutil-is-no-sergei-rachmaninoff-music-and-driving/#comments Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:27:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370961 After this week’s article on Sergei Rachmaninoff and his connection to the world of automobiles, I thought it might make sense to look around to find other interesting music/auto combos. I ended up constructing a mental two-axis graph in my head, where X was musical ability and Y is driving talent. Some people, like Damon […]

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After this week’s article on Sergei Rachmaninoff and his connection to the world of automobiles, I thought it might make sense to look around to find other interesting music/auto combos. I ended up constructing a mental two-axis graph in my head, where X was musical ability and Y is driving talent. Some people, like Damon […]

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NASCAR Tech: It’s A Lot More Than You Think http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/nascar-tech-its-a-lot-more-than-you-think/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/nascar-tech-its-a-lot-more-than-you-think/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2010 15:43:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362242 I’ve heard a lot of derisive comments about NASCAR lately on this site, many of them from people — my fellow racers and fast-road drivers — who should know better. While it’s true that the common template is a disgrace, the idea that NASCAR is a low-tech ghetto compared to the oh-so-modern sports-car series like […]

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I’ve heard a lot of derisive comments about NASCAR lately on this site, many of them from people — my fellow racers and fast-road drivers — who should know better. While it’s true that the common template is a disgrace, the idea that NASCAR is a low-tech ghetto compared to the oh-so-modern sports-car series like […]

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