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2023's Las Vegas F1 Track and International Track Changes

For 2023, Formula 1 returns to Las Vegas but this time to a brand new F1 track! Cars will be hurling down the famous Las Vegas Strip well in excess of 200 mph in Formula 1’s bid to create the “Monza of America” Grand Prix. With this F1 track in 2023, Las Vegas will be the third venue in the United States in a single season (with Miami and Austin being the other two) and signifies how important of a locale the United States is to the growing popularity of Formula 1.
April 13, 2023 — CMC Motorsports
2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed Silver Race Car

Audi to Enter Formula 1

In case you missed it, Audi has announced they will be joining the Formula 1 grid beginning with the 2026 season, both as a team and as an engine manufacturer. Unfortunately, it won’t mean that a new team will be added; rather, Audi and the Sauber team are now partners. (Sauber is currently in an agreement with Alfa Romeo; however, that comes to its conclusion at the end of the 2023 season.)
December 12, 2022 — CMC Motorsports
Renault R28 crashes into wall

Fernando Alonso Goes to Aston Martin

Fernando Alonso can be rather polarizing. Depending upon who you ask, he’s either the greatest driver on the grid who deserves more championships, or he’s a toxic individual and creates chaos on teams.

Something I want to tackle here, however, is whether teams are better off once he leaves. This is a theory that’s been going around for a while now, and it touches on various parts of Alonso’s characteristics. This is especially important to consider as Fernando Alonso goes to Aston Martin in 2023. What I’ll do is look at each time Alonso left a team and how they did the following season, plus add some colorful commentary to each situation.
December 10, 2022 — CMC Motorsports
Prema Racing driver Oscar Piastri on Abu Dhabi podium spraying champagne

2023 F1 Silly Season Is Underway!

Now that Formula 1 has entered its summer break, where the teams are mandated to fully shut down for a well-earned break, all eyes turn to 2023 and who may be driving for which team.
August 13, 2022 — Jared Nichols
Tags: 2023
Austrian GP - Red Bull Racing Team with Fire

Do F1 Cars Refuel? No – And This Is Why

If you’ve been watching F1 for the past few years, you’ve certainly heard commentators mention that going into Turn 1 at the start of a race is always a bit dicey due to how heavy the cars are with full fuel loads. You’ve also heard them mention that tires last longer later in the race due to the cars being lighter, having burned off most of their fuel.
July 28, 2022 — Jared Nichols
Tags: Formula One
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A Trip Of a Lifetime: Our Time at the Miami F1 Race

When the first Miami F1 race was announced last year in 2022, we knew we had to be there. In our minds, no other venue could match. Normally we are not beach vacationers, but when a Formula 1 race takes place close by, of course we have to be there!

We were even happier when we got the confirmation and support from CMC Motorsports to start the long journey to the Sunshine State, so we could finally get to know the American way of life and find out how it fits together with Formula 1.

July 19, 2022 — CMC Motorsports
Are Electric Cars the Future of F1?

Are Electric Cars the Future of F1?

No matter where you live in the world, I’m sure that, like me, you are feeling the pain of astronomical fuel prices. You might wonder, then, “Will Formula 1 go electric?” In other words, will F1 start using electric cars? Surely if my fuel is expensive, theirs must be incredibly expensive. It’s Formula 1 after all — everything is expensive in F1.
July 05, 2022 — Jared Nichols
The Triple Crown of Motorsport

The Triple Crown of Motorsport

Very likely you’ve heard of “The Triple Crown” which typically refers to thoroughbred horse racing and is composed of the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. There have been 13 horses to win all the races in a season - only one more than men who have walked on the moon so it’s a pretty exclusive club.
June 27, 2022 — Jared Nichols
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Ciao, Imola Italia! Our Adventure to the Imola Race Track

After more than 7 months without a race visit, it was really time to be live at the track again. Since the event at the Imola race track is also the first race of the 2022 season in Europe, there was no question that we had to travel to Italy! Although we could already hear the sound of the cars in Barcelona (in front of the entrance to the track), and were lucky enough to meet drivers there as well, a race experience is, of course, a completely different highlight. So, off we went to the small town of Imola for the Imola F1 2022 race!
May 18, 2022 — CMC Motorsports
Race car driver with mask squatting on a bench

How Do F1 Drivers Pee?

Have you been watching the new F1 season, only to wonder, "how do race car drivers pee?" A Formula 1 race can last as long as two hours. This doesn't account for the time that the driver spends during the car preparation. We don't blame you if you're wondering how do F1 drivers pee.
April 27, 2022 — Jared Nichols
Man with gloves making 2022 f1 car changes to rear wing

2022 F1 Car Changes - What You Need to Know

Previously I wrote that downforce was the king of Formula 1 physics. However, that is about to change for the 2022 F1 season with a massive set of regulation changes. If you've seen these changes but feel lost about how they work, don't worry, we'll catch you up to speed. First, let's understand why these 2022 F1 car changes were needed.
April 24, 2022 — Jared Nichols
two F1 2022 drivers with masks talking

F1 2022 Teams: Everything You Need to Know

We're just days away from the 2022 Formula 1 season, and with new technical regulations, we might be in for one of the most unpredictable seasons yet. Each year teams must decide their driver lineup for the coming season, and while 2022 saw fewer driver changes than in recent years, there are certainly changes to catch up on. Don't worry if you feel lost. Let's keep you up to date by going through the F1 2022 teams in the order that they finished the Constructors Championship in 2021.
April 21, 2022 — Jared Nichols