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Self-Driving F1 Racecar Robots Are Coming In 2016

During its GTC 2016 keynote address, Nvidia unveiled a new Formula E event dubbed Roborace. As its name implies, this new racing class will feature fully autonomous cars powered by Drive PX 2 supercomputers. If that’s not crazy enough, the first race is expected to kick off this season. Blimey.


Aston Martin And Red Bull Racing Are Teaming Up To Build A Hypercar

Aston Martin and front-running F1 team Red Bull Racing are coming together and sharing their expertise to build a hypercar, using F1 technology in the same way that Ferrari does in its flagship road cars. RBR chief technical officer Adrian Newey is joining Aston Martin’s Marek Reichman to build a brand new road-going vehicle code-named AM-RB 001.


F1's Future 'Halo' Cockpits Are The Sport's Biggest Change In Years

The safety of its cars is one of Formula 1’s most controversial aspects, with the open-cockpit open-wheelers suffering several driver head impacts in recent years, some of them critically injuring or even killing drivers. F1’s governing body wants ‘halo’ cockpits introduced into the sport by 2017, despite drivers’ mixed feelings, and several different — incredibly different — designs are being tested by F1 constructor teams.


Here's What Happens When You Build A Home-Made F1 Car

Building your own race car isn’t quite as simple as welding together a tube frame, bolting in an engine and hitting the racetrack. There’s a lot of work that goes into calculating spring rates and suspension travel, and that’s before you get complicated steering and gearbox linkages worked out. Oh, and tyre pressures.


Lewis Hamilton's F1 Steering Wheel Is Insane

Video: Formula 1 is a complicated sport. Team radio can tell drivers almost everything they need to know, but the multitude of different gadgets and gizmos on each car have to be controlled by the guy in the cockpit — and that’s where the steering wheel comes in. Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has more influence than most drivers in the way his steering wheel looks and feels, and it’s an extremely complex piece of technology.


All The F1 Constructors' Champions In History

Video: Formula One racing mixes man with machine so much that both are essentially responsible for victory. That’s why F1 gives out awards to both drivers (F1 World Drivers’ Champions) and the constructors of the cars (F1 World Constructors’ Champions). The constructor is basically the automobile maker of the vehicle (think Ferrari and Mercedes and so on) and the winner is determined “by adding points scored in each race by any driver for that constructor”.


Hear This Year's F1 Cars Roar Into Life

Video: 2016 is the year of louder, meaner Formula 1 cars. And it sounds like Mercedes’ W07 Hybrid might just be the meanest of them all.


The Red Hot Burn That Is Testing F1 Brakes

Video: Hot, hot, hot. That’s what happens when something — like say, the wheel of an F1 car — is spinning so impossibly fast and then gets immediately clamped down by the brakes. It glows and pulsates a wonderful orange that looks like molten steel. This footage from Brembo testing their brakes shows how it all happens.


Ferrari's Formula 1 Infographics Are Just Beautiful

Missed out on all the Sunday night action of this weekend’s Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix? While an official replay video might be (annoyingly) hard to come by, you can relive the race in a different way, by scrolling on your smartphone or tablet or PC.


Video Compares Pit Stops In F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car And More

F1 Racing is like driving jets on the ground. NASCAR is like racing monster cars in sheet metal around an oval. Indy Car are powerful beasts themselves. Each type of racing has their own unique demands and needs. Here is a video that shows the difference between pit stops in F1 Racing, NASCAR, Indy Car, Formula E and WEC.


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