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The Top 50 F1 drivers of all time, regardless of what they were driving

Mathematics is the language of the universe, and given the exponential growth of computing power and advanced modeling techniques, it is beginning to make sense of even the most complex of problems. A team from Sheffield Methods Institute in the UK has analyzed all of the drivers, teams and results in Formula One history to produce a ranking of the best 50 F1 Drivers of all-time (with the car/team effects removed), as well as the best wet weather and street circuit drivers. It has also quantified how much of the performance equation is down to the team/car and how much is due to the driver. The results contain some big surprises.Read More

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Aston Martin to team with Red Bull Racing to create "ground-breaking" hypercar

Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing have announced they will be working together on a new hypercar project. Details about the AM-RB 001 are thin on the ground at the moment, but we do know it will be Aston Martin's first mid-engined car and, if the brand's claims are to be believed, should clock an F1-aping laptime around Silverstone. Gizmag was at the launch of the partnership in Melbourne to chat with Red Bull's legendary Chief Technical Officer, Adrian Newey, as well as Aston Martin design chief Marek Reichman. Read More

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On the grid: 2016 Formula One season preview

It's almost time for the 2016 Formula One season to kick off in Australia, which means we are about to see the results of what the 11 teams have been frantically working on. So, what should you expect come March 20? Can the rest of the pack close the gap to Mercedes and three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton? Let's take a walk along the starting grid to find out. Read More

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Renault returns to F1 grid with R.S.16

Last year's Formula One season didn't quite go to plan for Renault. Its power units, having carried Sebastian Vettel to three world championships in Red Bull Racing's cars, were well down on power compared to the front running Mercedes team, not to mention the myriad reliability issues Daniel Ricciardo and Danil Kvyat suffered. Thankfully, 2016 presents a fresh start, which means a fresh power unit and car for the newly formed factory team.Read More

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Red Bull chains up and races F1 car on Kitzbuhel ski slopes

It may not go down as one of the best Red Bull stunts ever, but in what definitely qualifies as an interesting use of a Red Bull F1 car, Toro Rosso driver Max Verstappen gained and dropped vert on the world-famous slopes of Kitzbühel, Austria. The stunt served as an appetizer of on-snow speed ahead of the Hahnenkamm-Rennen ski races. The 800-hp RWD Red Bull RB7 would never be our first choice for navigating pure snow, but it sure looks cool doing it.
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McLaren looks to the future of Formula One with MP4-X concept

McLaren says that it wanted to peer into the future and "imagine the art of the impossible." The result of that vision quest by the company's design team is the McLaren MP4-X Formula One concept race car. This is a sleek, powerful ride that makes the current crop of cutting-edge technology used in F1 racing look primitive, with everything about this concept, from its sculpted exterior to its hidden gems of advanced electronic wizardry, far out, but achievable.Read More

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F1 changes to bring the noise and cut driver aids

The Formula One Strategy Group has released details about changes aimed at injecting some extra excitement into the sport from 2016 onwards. Changes to the cars' exhaust systems and tires have been tabled, while electronic aids will be cut back in an attempt to make the racing more challenging for drivers and more unpredictable for fans.Read More

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Formula One technology funded for use in vehicles

Four projects will be the first to receive Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) funding to develop next generation engines using Formula 1 technology. The first projects will see technology deployed in excavators and buses. Around £1 billion (US$1.7 billion) will be invested over the next 10 years.Read More

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