ESPN’s uniform critic Paul Lukas has a simple test for grading the appeal of a new or revised design: “Is it good or is it stupid?” Sadly, the revamp of Formula One’s technical regulations for 2017 has produced a bunch of cars that fall squarely on the “stupid” side of the equation.
It is now officially impossible to read an article about Liberty Media’s takeover of Formula One without at least one mention of the Super Bowl—but the analogy is imperfect, to say the least.
Finally—finally!—some common sense in the world of Formula One finances.
Five Formula One drivers collected salaries of more than $10 million in 2016, but only two of those drivers won a race this year. Unlike more traditional team sports, where a good player on a bad team can still rack up a load of goals or home runs or touchdowns, a good F1 driver on a bad team is not going to win races (well, not very often).
The Manor Racing F1 team has been sold, according to a source within the team’s Banbury, England factory.
Vive la France! The French Grand Prix is back!
The oldest grand prix of them all—first held at Le Mans in 1906—will return to the Formula One calendar in 2018 after a 10-year absence.
The word “shocking” gets thrown around a lot, especially in sports, and often it is not warranted. But Nico Rosberg’s decision to retire from Formula One just five days after finally winning his first world championship is truly a shock.