Haas Unveil the VF-18

Haas have become the first team to unveil their 2018 F1 car. The first images of the Haas VF-18 were unveiled online today. The red, black and white livery is reminiscent of the one the American team used in their first F1 season, while the largest visual difference is the halo head protection. The team …

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Welcome to F1 2018!

Welcome along to the all new Lights Out website! After three months of work, and 80,000 words of new content, I’m really proud to share the new site with you. I’m also very excited about the start of the new Formula One season. This week, we’ll get our first glimpse of the new cars. While …

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Vote For Your Three Favourite F1 Drivers!

Who are your top three current F1 drivers? We want to know which of the three drivers on the current grid are your favourites. Vote below, and let us know why you’ve voted for them on Twitter: @LightsOutF1Blog! [socialpoll id=”2478475″]

Grid Kids To Replace Grid Girls

Formula One and the FIA have announced a new initiative which will see Grid Kids replace Grid Girls for 2018. The organsation says the partnership is more ‘relevant’ to the modern day F1 audience than the former Grid Girls tradition. The children invited to stand beside the cars on the grid will be young karters. …

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Stroll Says Massa Was Not A Mentor

Lance Stroll has said that Felipe Massa gave him ‘no guidance’ during his first season of Formula One.  Speaking to Autosport, the Canadian driver said he does not understand why Massa was perceived to be a mentor to him: “I don’t think I had any guidance from him last year, whatsoever. He was a team-mate …

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F1 Changes Grand Prix Start Times

Formula One has revealed a revised weekend schedule for the 2018 season. All of the 21 Grands Prix on this year’s calendar will begin at ten-past the hour, instead of on the hour. The move is to help broadcasters in areas such as America where coverage begins on the hour. F1 bosses say the move …

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F1 Ditches Grid Girls for 2018

Formula One has announced that it will stop using Grid Girls for the upcoming 2018 season. The tradition of using Grid Girls to stand in front of the cars and hold the drivers’ flags and/or race numbers has been long standing in Formula One. Bosses have tried other approaches in recent years, such as at …

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Alonso To Take On Le Mans

McLaren have announced that Fernando Alonso will compete in the 2018-2019 superseason of the World Endurance Championship. Fernando will join the Toyota Gazoo Racing team, alongside former F1 drivers Sebastian Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima, with Anthony Davidson stepping aside in order for the Spaniard to join. He’ll get his first taste of the Le Mans …

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Raikkonen Unveils 2018 Helmet

Kimi Raikkonen has unveiled the helmet he’ll be using during the 2018 F1 season. The Ferrari driver, who starts his sixteenth season in the sport this year, will sport a refreshed design on his helmet. While maintaining the usual red and black design, the helmet also features an extra splashing of blue. The Finnish driver …

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The Final Word on Japan 2017

Dear Reader, While Ferrari fell apart once again in Japan, Lewis Hamilton pulled away. With only 100 points left on the table in 2017, Hamilton’s now 59 point lead makes him champion-elect at the next round of the season. Unbeatable in Qualifying and unreachable in the Grand Prix (even if Max Verstappen put in a …

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The Final Word on Malaysia 2017

Dear Reader, The final Malaysia Grand Prix didn’t fail to serve up the healthy dose of drama which we’ve come to expect from the Sepang International Circuit over its nineteen year history. The drama started on Friday with Romain Grosjean’s exploits with a loose drain cover. The Frenchman was lucky to escape without injury from …

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The Final Word on Singapore 2017

Dear Reader, Fortunes change pretty quickly in Formula One, and this weekend has been a perfect example of how everything changes so fast in this sport. From Red Bull raging on Friday, Sebastian looked supreme on Saturday before Hamilton put in an untouchable performance on Sunday. It was a race in which Vettel was supposed …

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The Stories to Watch in Singapore

There’s always something special about the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. The beginning of the fly-away season sees the usual rumours about drivers’ futures as the title battle steps up a gear. With just seven race weekends remaining in 2017, the gap between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel could be cut down as Ferrari look to …

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