Editors’ Picks – Formula 1

A few weeks ago we launched our fantastic Editors’ Picks feature. Designed to enhance Bing results, Editors’ Picks brings editorially selected sites to the search experience.

With the much anticipated start of the new Formula 1 season this Sunday, our editors have been hard at work compiling useful collections of the best websites to help you catch up with the latest news, opinions, podcasts, games and more.


The glamour, the cars, the stars: Formula 1 has it all and this season is already gearing up to be one of the best yet. Can Sebastian Vettel win his third successive championship? We’re sure the British duo of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are going to have something to say about it and will be trying their best stop him. What is to be expected of the newest Marussia team (formerly Virgin Racing) who have already made waves this season by hiring female test driver, Maria de Villota. Will Schumacher have one last swansong or is his car simply not good enough to compete for a place on the podium?

This week’s race takes place in Melbourne, Australia and will be one of the most exciting races of the season as the team’s really get a chance to show off what their cars can do. Ferrari will be hoping that after last season’s struggles they’ll be back with a stronger car to rival that of McLaren and the super Red Bull car.

New season, new rules

As usual with the start of an F1 season, teams have to contend with a whole host of new rules and regulations that will impact the design and performance of the cars. The main rule change concerns exhausts and the influence they have on the aerodynamics of the car. In addition, another major change that will no doubt aid the lesser teams is that lapped cars will now be able to overtake the safety car and join the tail of the field. Also, in a move that will likely irk Schumacher, cars now have to provide a more space for rival drivers when defending their position off the line, as drivers must now leave at least a car’s length to his outside if he then moves back towards the line.

These rules have been designed to maintain a level of high octane entertainment but also ensure the safety of F1 drivers and fans which can only be a good thing.

We’ll be tuning in on Sunday to watch the race but in the meantime why not check out the Editors’ Picks in more detail http://www.bing.com/editors-picks

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