Formula 1

5 motorsports to watch this year

Gladiators of the Track

Motorsports is a battle of man and machine pushing the limits. If you're not watching, you should be.

On-the-Ground Coverage

Night Fight at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

The F1 season effectively ended a month ago — so its finale in Abu Dhabi looked more like the start of the 2016 season, with everything still on the line.

This Week's News on Wheels

This Week in Motoring: June 8, 2015

The Ferrari Dino is going to be resurrected, TVR hires a McLaren F1 designer and contracts Cosworth engines, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dominate the Canadian GP and more.

This Week's News on Wheels

This Week in Motoring: June 1, 2015

Lamborghini confirms an SUV, Jorge Lorenzo dominates at Mugello, the Nissan GT-R LM starts off (troublingly) slow and more.

This Week's News On Wheels

This Week in Motoring: May 25, 2015

Aston Martin expands to the deep south, Jeremy Clarkson opens up about "Fracasgate", Need for Speed gets a reboot and more.

This Week's News on Wheels

This Week in Motoring: May 11, 2015

The new Viper ACR, three decades' worth of Ferrari's best on the track all at once, Idris Elba breaks an 88-year-old speed record in a Bentley and more.

This Week's News On Wheels

This Week in Motoring: April 20, 2015

Hamilton wins the Bahrain F1 GP as Raikkonen takes second, Rossi earns an Argentina GP win after clash with Marquez, Dodge starts production of custom Vipers and more.

This Week's News On Wheels

This Week in Motoring: April 13, 2014

Hamilton takes his second win of the 2015 F1 season, Marquez makes it three-for-three at CoTA, The AMG GT3 graces the Nurburgring and more.

This Week's News On Wheels

This Week in Motoring: March 30, 2015

The BBC fires Jeremy Clarkson, McLaren teases their new Sports Series ahead of NYIAS, Mercedes decides to get into the pickup game and more.

This week's news on wheels

This Week in Motoring: March 9, 2015

A Honda V12 get fired up, Group B rally gets the Hollywood treatment, Alonso is sitting out the season opener, Fiat confirms the MX-5-based roadster and more.

This week's news on wheels.

This Week in Motoring: February 9, 2015

The new Ferrari gets a turbo, the US will finally get a Focus RS, Porsche dials the Cayman up to 11, GM looks to compete with Tesla and more.

This week's news on wheels

This Week in Motoring: February 2, 2015

Toyota has Rally plans, Top Gear is back, an Aventador SV was spotted in Spain, more F1 cars are unveiled, Nick Offerman celebrates NASCAR and more.

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This week's news on wheels

This Week in Motoring: January 26, 2015

Jeff Gordon retires, the Porsche 911range gets more turbos, Conan rides shotgun with Archer, a Shelby Cobra sells for $5.1 million and more.

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Pages of legends

Petrol Pages: 10 Essential Automotive Books

Every man's library should consist of great books. Of course, regardless of how many classics you've read, if you're a devotee of automobilia, your shelves should also house some truly great car books. We take a look at some of the best automotive books around in hopes that you'll get your hands on some of them, park yourself in a comfy chair and spend a weekend afternoon imagining the sights, sounds and smells of great motoring.

Octane
Tortuous art

Linear Edge Race Track Sculptures

You have the car, the driving shoes, the gloves. Now, complete the look by bringing the twisty lines of Linear Edge Race Track Sculptures to your walls. Featuring Formula 1, MotoGp, and World Superbike race courses crafted in Baltic Birch laminate, the designer addresses the passion of over 500 million fans worldwide with art that...

The History of the Formula 1 Car

The Formula 1 Car has always been the pinnacle of automotive engineering. Currently in its sixty-third season, the best and brightest in motorsport continue to find ways around rules and regulations with their motorized manipulations of physics on the track. Rufus Blacklock has painstakingly produced an animated history of the evolution of these open-wheeled interpretations...

In the hands of the Master

Ayrton Senna’s F1 Steering Wheel

Over thirty years ago, a racing legend made his debut at F1, though his sterling career would sadly be cut short by a freak accident. Aytron Senna, as many of you have seen in the much acclaimed documentary Senna, possessed mad driving skills and the kind of talent that emerges but rarely, not just in...

F-Wonderful

Art of the Formula 1 Race Car

It’s tough to appreciate the true beauty of a race car’s design, unless it’s standing still. We also focus so much on the “form follows function” mindset that we fail to see the artfulness of track-only vehicles, especially when they are adorned with every product logo known to mankind. A pictorial homage to the F1...

Low slung bull

Lamborghini PML-F Formula 1 Concept

Unlike the Prancing Horse, Lambo lacks any serious racing pedigree. The newly designed Lamborghini PML-F Formula 1 Concept, however, could change that. Part F1 racer, part Dark Knight transport, this demonic creation from Sabino Leerentveld is intended to be propelled by a 3.0L 1200 hp V12. If it ever gets built, pairing that engine with...

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