Race Weekend Central

The Pit Straight: What Makes a Great Racing Circuit?

Mercedes on track at Spa, rear view, Saturday, LAT Images

(Photo: LAT Images via Mercedes AMG F1)

It may be an off-week for Formula 1, but not for The Pit Straight, as host Jack Swansey is joined by new guest Danny Peters from the garage at one of the United States’ most historic road-racing venues: Sonoma Raceway. The two set out to identify what characteristics are shared among F1’s great racing courses: …

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F1 Review: Max Verstappen Decisively Crushes Field for Spanish Grand Prix Win

F1 Grand Prix Of Spain

BARCELONA, SPAIN - JUNE 04: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on June 04, 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202306040477 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen started from the pole and, in what has become routine fashion, methodically dispatched the field to win the Spanish Grand Prix at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, beating Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton by over 24 seconds. Verstappen was briefly challenged at the start by Carlos Sainz, but pulled away and was never challenged. It was …

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Max Verstappen Masters Mixed Conditions, Wins Monaco Grand Prix

Max Verstappen celebrates after the Grand Prix of Mexico. (Photo: Getty Images)

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 30: Race winner Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during the F1 Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 30, 2022 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202210310004 // Usage for editorial use only //

Verstappen cruised to another Formula One win in 2023 as wet weather scrambled the field behind him in the Grand Prix of Monaco.