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Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build

Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Paddock LEGO Kit Review: One Heavy Build
When I was recently handed some life-changing health news, along with a phone call a few weeks later explaining my grandmother’s passing, I flat-out lost all hope, and everything in my life was suddenly put on hold.
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Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Drivetrain Revealed

Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Drivetrain Revealed
We have talked about the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar a few times now. The last time we checked in, there were a few details about the powertrain. Now some other cool tidbits have come forward ahead of the reveal of the car.
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McLaren MP4-X is Firefox on Wheels

McLaren MP4-X is Firefox on Wheels
Growing up, one of my favorite movies was the Clint Eastwood flick Firefox, with that jet that you could control with your mind. McLaren has a new racing car concept that is a little Firefox mixed with a bit of modern F1 DNA.
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FIA Considering Closed Cockpits on F1 Cars

FIA Considering Closed Cockpits on F1 Cars
One sad truth about motorsports is that often safety precautions for drivers are only improved after a deadly crash occurs. Such is the case with the fatal accident of IndyCar driver Justin Wilson. Wilson succumbed to head injuries he suffered when debris hit his head during a race.
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Short Film: This is Formula 1

Short Film: This is Formula 1
I really enjoyed the film Rush. Not only do I think it was Ron Howard’s best movie yet, but it was an amazing look at the death-defying world of Formula 1 race drivers. If you love F1 racing, and are in the mood for more, check out this great tribute film from automotive enthusiast Woodsy.
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XCAR Tours Toyota Motorsport Gmbh

XCAR Tours Toyota Motorsport Gmbh
“We could easily be AMG-Toyota. No problem whatsoever. What do you want?” So boasts John Day, a longtime employee at Toyota Motorsport Gmbh (TMG). Currently based in Köln, Germany, TMG is responsible for designing, testing and building Toyota’s race cars.
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McLaren Goes Back to the Racetrack

McLaren Goes Back to the Racetrack
McLaren and Honda are excited to be teaming up once again in the world of Formula 1 racing with drivers Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button. In fact, they even created this Back to the Future video in which the part of the DeLorean is played by a McLaren 650S.
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2014 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG World Championships

2014 Mercedes-Benz SL 63 AMG World Championships
Mercedes-Benz asked their team driver and Formula One championship winner Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Nico Rosberg to design a pair of SL 63 AMGs to commemorate the team’s 2014 Formula One championship. The two matched SL 63s are nearly mirror images of one another, with Rosberg’s finished in white with and two-tone interior and Hamilton’s done in black with a nearly all-black interior.
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Truck Jumps over Speeding Formula 1 Race Car

Truck Jumps over Speeding Formula 1 Race Car
It takes a daredevil attitude to jump a car off of a ramp in the first place. But to take an 18-wheeler off a ramp must really take balls of steel. Add to the challenge the fact that a Formula One race car is zipping beneath your hurtling semi as you go flying through the air, and it seems like downright insanity.
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Red Bull Hoons a Formula 1 Car Through the Mall

Red Bull Hoons a Formula 1 Car Through the Mall
Move over Jake and Elwood, Red Bull Racing’s Carlos Sainz Jr. took the RB7 Formula One racer for a little bit of a joy ride, heading out to the streets of Abu Dhabi. But that wasn’t all, he “snuck” into the Yas Mall ahead of its November opening and zipped among the shops – even taking the time to do some donuts before finding his way back onto the track.
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McLaren Shows off Its Tiny Formula E Motor

McLaren Shows off Its Tiny Formula E Motor
Although some have called Formula E, the all-electric version of Formula One, the “future of motorsport” I’m still a bit skeptical. The first race of the series was the Beijing ePrix, which was recently broadcast in the United States.
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Red Bull’s Formula 1 Racer Captured on Infrared

Red Bull’s Formula 1 Racer Captured on Infrared
Infiniti Red Bull Racing took their RB8 Formula 1 car out onto the track and asked their innovation partner, FLIR, to record the car in action using infrared imagery. Fortunately, FLIR builds specialty video cameras to do just that, and captured some incredible shots of the RB8 going around the track and even doing some donuts.
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The Stig Bungee Jumps in a Formula 1 Car

The Stig Bungee Jumps in a Formula 1 Car
The hit BBC auto show, Top Gear, traveled to Durban, South Africa to host the 2014 Top Gear Festival and, of course, their tame racing driver, The Stig, came along for the show. But before heading to South Africa, Stig pays a visit to the Lotus F1 Team and makes off with their Formula 1 car.
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Emerson Fittipaldi Reunited with his 1974 McLaren M23

Emerson Fittipaldi Reunited with his 1974 McLaren M23
Legendary Formula One driver Emerson Fittipaldi was recently reunited with his 1974 McLaren M23 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. He had a chance to recall what it was like to first drive the M23 and give McLaren its first Drivers’ Championship.
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Lotus F1 Car Speeds through London

Lotus F1 Car Speeds through London
While there are still no confirmed plans for a London GP, Lotus gave us the next best thing with this awesome footage of one of their 2012 F1 cars (with the good old angry bees exhaust note) racing down the streets of London’s Canary Wharf.
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