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    2010 F1 grid nears the finish line as Sauber signs McLaren veteran Pedro de la Rosa
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    Pedro de la Rosa (right) signs with Peter Sauber (left) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the countdown winding down until the 2010 Formula One season's opening round in Bahrain, the roster of drivers competing for top honors is drawing near completion with the announcement ...

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    Is the other Schumacher pondering a F1 comeback too?
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    Ralf Schumacher entered Formula One six years after his brother Michael, with the same Jordan team that introduced his sibling to the grid. That's about where the similarities end. After an 11-year career with Williams, Jordan, and Toyota, Ralf retired in 2007 and ended up in the DTM series. He ...

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    FIA gives Sauber the green light to fill Toyota's slot
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    After months in limbo, the FIA has released a short statement to announce that it has approved the Sauber F1 team – formerly owned by BMW – to fill Toyota's vacant spot on the grid for next year's F1 championship. The announcement puts an end to a long period of uncertainty for the ...

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    BMW reaches agreement to sell F1 team back to founder Peter Sauber
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    The future of Sauber F1 looks a little more secure. After BMW's announcement earlier this year that it would withdraw from its involvement in Formula one at the end of the 2009, the automaker has reached a deal to sell the team back to eponymous founder Peter Sauber. The new deal comes just ...

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    Lotus back in F1, BMW Sauber gets new ownership
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    Lotus F1 racer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Two major announcements came hot on the heels of one another on Tuesday that seem set to shake up the always turbulent Formula 1 series even further in 2010. First, Team Lotus will indeed be back on the starting grid next year to contest the ...

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    Meanwhile, in Munich: BMW Sauber unveils the F1.08
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    click above to view more high-res images of the BMW Sauber F1.08 While BMW was busy taking the wraps off the production X6 and 3-liter twin-turbo-diesel in Detroit, its Formula One team unveiled its latest race car at their headquarters in Munich, Germany. For those of you who missed the event, ...

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    FIA rejects McLaren appeal, confirms Raikkonen's title
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    Kimi Raikkonen and the boys at Ferrari can breathe a sigh of relief, as their championship has been formally confirmed by the FIA. The title was appealed by the incredibly sore losers at McLaren, who insisted that because of a temperature irregularity in the fuel in BMW's and Williams' cars at the ...

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    BMW searches for next big name in racing
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    Go to any restaurant in Los Angeles and you're likely to find a few waiters looking for an opportunity to make it in Hollywood. Head to a major racetrack in Europe - and many other parts of the world - and you'll find dozens of aspiring drivers hoping for a shot at F1. But whereas Formula 3 used ...

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    BMW F1 Pit Lane Park coming to Vegas
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    With plans on the drawing board to potentially move the defunct USGP from Indianapolis to Las Vegas, BMW is ostensibly testing the waters by staging one of its popular Pit Lane Park demonstrations in Sin City this coming January. BMW stages the public demonstrations at various grands prix and ...

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    Baby on Bimmer: BMW Sauber F1 child seat
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    The branded luxury trend gets even bigger and much, much younger with the BMW Sauber F1 baby seat. And what would such a baby seat be without some BMW engineering? The side bolsters move in relation to the seat height, which means the seat "grows" with the child. If only your kid's shoes did the ...

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    Kubica's Kanadian Krash -- Now in 3-D
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    Spectators, commentators and fans all feared the worst when BMW Sauber's star driver Robert Kubica hit the wall at the end of the hairpin at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on St. Helen's Island in Montreal during this year's Canadian Grand Prix. But as we all know, the Polish driver suffered only a ...

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    Mansell and Herbert back in the F1 cockpit for BMW Sauber demo
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    While its cars charge towards the head of the pack on the F1 racing circuit, BMW-Sauber has been positioning itself as the champion of demonstrations off-track. Following such shenanigans as driving on ice, and the return to the old Nurburgring Nordschleife, the team brought a couple of veterans ...

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    Kubica survives crash at 75 G
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    The boffins have broken down the data from BMW Sauber F1 driver Robert Kubica's crash at the Montreal Grand Prix. If the shunt itself wasn't eye-popping enough, it turns out that Kubica hit the wall nearly head on at 142.6 mph and endured a 75 G impact. And he made it out with nothing more than a ...

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    VIDEO: Step inside BMW's F1 wind tunnel
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    Fun though it may be, racing is still an applied science. Perhaps this is most evident in the tech heavy F1 cars. BMW uses a very trick wind tunnel to test their Sauber F1 car in virtually all dynamic conditions to ensure that the aerodynamics give the desired result. This video has a bit of a ...

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    Autoblog visits the Mercedes Classic Car Center
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    We recently made a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Center in Irvine, California, to check out this restoration and retail facility. Located adjacent to a cluster of auto showrooms, it looks like just another modern dealership. But the cars inside are anything but modern. For starters, ...

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