All posts by Adam Tate

Associate Editor of Motorsports Tribune and jack of all trades, Adam is our resident Formula 1 expert. He has covered F1, IndyCar, WEC, IMSA, NASCAR, PWC and more. His work has been featured on multiple outlets including AutoWeek and Motorsport.com. A Motorsports Tribune Co-founder, Adam has been with us since the beginning when he and Joey created Tribute Racing back in 2012. When not at the track or writing about cars, Adam can be found bombing the Texas back roads in his new GTI or his beloved old Miata.

Posted On June 11, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, IndyCar, Videos

WATCH: DXC Technology 600 Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor IndyCar has struggled to get the balance right at Texas Motor Speedway since the advent of the DW12 six years ago. Races have alternated from frenetic pack racing to strung out fields with little passing. Last year’s race was the most intense and out of control I’ve ever personally witnessed after years of enjoying IndyCar at TMS. With the arrival of the universal aerokit for 2018, expectations were high that IndyCar might finally rediscover their mojo on the high banked 1.5 mile oval. Yet after practiceRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Romain Grosjean’s run of bad luck continued today when his Ferrari power unit began puffing smoke almost immediately after leaving the Haas F1 Team garage for his first run in Q1. The smoke billowed and the Frenchman was forced to stop his VF-18 before even leaving the pit lane. Despite Haas competing with Renault for best of the rest honors at most of the races this year, Grosjean has yet to score a point this year and sits at the back of the drivers standings withRead More

Posted On May 30, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, IndyCar, Videos

WATCH: Indy 500 Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The 102nd Indy 500 proved tricky for the drivers and entertaining for the fans as the new universal aerokit gave us an unpredictable race that saw big names crash out and under dogs lead late into the race. In the end Team Penske’s Will Power finally filled in the missing piece in his resume by conquering his ultimate goal and becoming an Indy 500 champion. If you missed the race, the highlights remix covers all the major talking points. If you want to relive 500 milesRead More

Posted On May 29, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

WATCH: Monaco GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Monaco Grand Prix was by no means a classic, but now that it has come to light just how close Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull was to failing, the Australian’s win is all the more impressive and is surely one of the most impressive victories in recent history. The highlights below cover all the main points of the race, from Ricciardo’s supreme race management, to the tire woes that helped keep his rivals at bay. If you caught the race, consider this your next week refresherRead More

Posted On May 14, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

Spanish GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Spanish Grand Prix proved a more straightforward affair than any other race so far this season, as Lewis Hamilton dominated the field from lights to flag, but behind him there was plenty of drama and action for fans to savor. A opening lap spin by Romain Grosjean in the Haas collected Nico Hulkenberg and Brendon Hartley and put them all out on the spot. Power unit problems forced Kimi Raikkonen to retire early. In the other Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel made a late pit stop fromRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Spanish Grand Prix marks Formula 1’s return to Europe after the early season fly away races. It also marks the first big round of updates the teams implement for their new cars. For many, it is when the season truly begins as Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is the benchmark for the teams to find their true place in the pecking order and see if they have moved ahead or fallen behind their rivals since they last visited Barcelona for pre-season testing. Ferrari has clearly had theRead More

Posted On April 30, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

Video: Azerbaijan GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor The Azerbaijan Grand Prix had it all, from a surprise winner for the second year in a row, a lot of crashes and controversy at Red Bull, to a second podium in Baku for Sergio Perez and Force India. Sebastian Vettel initially pulled away from Lewis Hamilton and appeared to have the race in the bag, but late pressure from Valtteri Bottas and the safety car period after Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen crashed in turn 1 turned the race on its head. Vettel out brakedRead More

Posted On April 18, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Chinese GP Stats

By Adam Tate The Chinese Grand Prix was a thrilling, unpredictable race that also happened to throw a generous quantity of stats our way. Here are some of the best nuggets and details to ruminate on while we wait two weeks for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the end of the month. Up first is Ferrari’s Saturday success in 2018. Sebastian Vettel notched up his 52nd pole position. Kimi Raikkonen backed him up with a close second on the grid which gave the Scuderia their first back to back front rowRead More

Posted On April 12, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Chinese Grand Prix Preview

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Last weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix gave us a much clearer picture of the running order for 2018 than the season opening Australian Grand Prix did. The great news is that the long range pace of Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull is very close this season. Of the three, Ferrari has capitalized the most on their rivals misfortune and it leads both championships with Sebastian Vettel 17 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton after opening the season with back to back victories. Ferrari leads Mercedes in theRead More

Posted On April 9, 2018By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Videos

Video: Bahrain GP Highlights

By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix was the most thrilling in the desert kingdom in years as a high speed game of chess between Ferrari and Mercedes kept the winner in doubt until the final corner of the final lap. In the end Sebastian Vettel pulled off a magnificent victory as he nursed badly worn tires to the finish after switching from a planned two stop strategy to a one stopper. Valtteri Bottas closed on him in the Mercedes, but was unable to unseat his German rival. BehindRead More