From ESPN F1 Niki Lauda says Mercedes is “constantly learning new things” about its new engine ahead of the start of testing. The first test in Jerez takes place in just over three weeks’ time, with the new 1.6-litre V6 turbo engines set to receive their first track test in the 2014 cars. Lauda told Auto Motor und Sport that Mercedes has so far found cooling to be a key aspect, as the engines… Read More

Ron Howard‘s new movie Rush, which chronicles the dramatic 1976 duel between Niki Lauda and James Hunt, opened in limited release mid-September and this past weekend throughout the U.S. This movie has provided me the opportunity for a lot of thought and discussion about the success of Formula 1 here in the States and why Americans have been reluctant to embrace this form of racing. Although this is an independent film, Ron… Read More