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Downforce in F1: The King of Formula 1 Physics

Downforce in F1: The King of Formula 1 Physics

If you’re familiar with Formula 1 engineering, there are plenty of physical properties that must be taken into account. Weight, heat, grip, friction, and many other areas of physics are all considered, but none more so than downforce in F1.
September 09, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
Sergio Perez on the track

Sergio Perez, “Checo” — F1 Driver Profile

Sergio Perez, aka Checo, F1 driver extraordinaire, has gotten a lot of attention as of late with his move to Red Bull Racing. With hiring the Mexican on as their second driver, Red Bull hopes to fight for more podiums and better hauls of points in their determination to beat Mercedes for the constructors’ championship title.
August 10, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
2005 BAR Honda F1 car on the track

F1 Cheats

NASCAR legend Richard Petty once stated, “If you ain’t trying to cheat a little, you ain’t likely to win much.” While NASCAR is a completely different racing discipline from Formula 1, the statement still holds. Teams are always looking for an edge over their rivals with creative interpretations of the rule book, but sometimes they go unabashedly over the line. Here are a few of my favorite F1 cheats.
June 24, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
Cheering crowd as F1 cars race through the turn

My Favorite of All F1 Tracks for Spectators

If you haven’t been to a Formula 1 race yet, make 2021 the year you finally do it. Of all F1 tracks, here are three that I love, why they’re great, and with my pro tips so you’ll know where to watch F1 racing.
May 27, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
Red Bull F1 race car on the track

Red Bull: Energy Drinks Producer and ... F1 Engine Manufacturer?!

Have you heard the latest Red Bull F1 news? In October 2020 Honda announced that at the conclusion of the 2021 season they would pull out of Formula 1. This leaves Mercedes, Ferrari, and Renault as the remaining F1 engine manufacturers. 
May 27, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
A dark screen with the Netflix logo.

Formula 1: Drive To Survive Review

If you’re looking to learn more about Formula 1 behind the scenes, you’ll love Netflix’s Formula 1: Drive To Survive. The first two seasons were famous for breaking down the drama past the podium in a way that’s accessible to newcomers and still thrilling for die-hard fans. But does season three, all about the 2020 season, live up to its own reputation?

May 07, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
Mick Schumacher at Haas

Schumacher Is Back

In case you hadn’t heard, the name Schumacher is back in Formula 1. No, not the seven-time champion but his son, Mick Schumacher, joins Haas. How many father/son F1 duos can you name? There are quite a few!

April 27, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
Alonso Returns To F1

Alonso Returns To F1

Perhaps one of the most anticipated topics for 2021 is Alonso’s F1 return. Alonso’s career in Formula 1 has been peppered with the highest of the highs and lowest of the lows. 

April 27, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
The McLaren Formula One car

5 Things I’m Looking For In The New F1 Season

There’s this palpable excitement that I get this time of year: Formula 1 is almost back. If you get excited about when pitchers and catchers report to camp, I get excited over F1 pre-season testing. Here are five things I’m looking for with this coming season.
April 13, 2021 — by Jared Nichols
Bottas and Hamilton standing in front of the Mercedes F1 car

The F1 2021 Teams and Drivers

The new season is quickly approaching and many driver and team changes are occurring in the F1 lineup 2021. Let’s run through the F1 2021 teams and their drivers competing this year. We’ll go in the order they finished the 2020 season
April 13, 2021 — by Jared Nichols

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Looking for history on some of the biggest names in F1? Want F1 cars explained so you can better understand the sport? Our F1 blog has this info and more for you. Immerse yourself in all things Formula 1, from shopping for merchandise to support your favorite team or driver with an F1 sweatshirt or an F1 racing team mug, to following stories from the track and learning more about this thrilling sport.

F1 Cars Explained on Our F1 Blog

Want to know why the F1 average speed is faster for some teams? Or which of all F1 tracks we recommend you visit and why? Who is driving for which team this year? The Drift at CMC Motorsports has the answers you’re looking for!