One of the best drivers in F1 history is retiring this weekend and a career spanning 298 races, four World Championships, 53 wins and 57 pole positions is coming to a close. But that success is only part of why the F1 family will miss him, as the German has become just as big aContinue reading “Why F1 will miss Sebastian Vettel”
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F1 car launches: What was really going on?
As testing gets underway, the eagerly anticipated new 2022 F1 cars have all “launched” in one way or another, with everything from the genuine machine taking to the track to digital renders and fake cars. Months of research and development has gone into preparing for the most momentous rule change in F1’s recent history, soContinue reading “F1 car launches: What was really going on?”
The race behind the race: the logistical pressure of an F1 triple-header
Formula 1 is currently racing at the last event in this season’s final triple-header, with back-to-back weekends in Mexico City, São Paulo, and Qatar. The logistical challenge such a period presents is enormous, yet the human effort behind the scenes that keeps the wheels of the sport turning is rarely seen. Only when freight delaysContinue reading “The race behind the race: the logistical pressure of an F1 triple-header”
F1’s halo: How the sport’s guardian angel intervened again in Monza
Lewis Hamilton had the halo to thank for his lucky escape in his crash with Max Verstappen at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix. Since its introduction, the halo has averted several potentially life-changing accidents and has proved itself despite its early opponents. With the benefit of hindsight, the halo was long overdue. Safety in FormulaContinue reading “F1’s halo: How the sport’s guardian angel intervened again in Monza”
How fit are F1 drivers?
F1 drivers make their work look effortless on television, as the camera belies the speed and the aggressive forces involved, with their suffering hidden from us under their helmets. The cars corner as if on rails, disguising the struggle within the cockpit. Driving is, for most of us, relatively easy and could never be consideredContinue reading “How fit are F1 drivers?”
From F1 star to one of sport’s greatest role models: the rise and rise of Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton’s sparkling career reached new heights in 2020 both on and off the track. However, the 36 year-old from Stevenage cannot be reduced to Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, BBC Sports Personality of the Year, GQ Game Changer of the Year, knight of the realm, or 7-time world champion. Hamilton has become aContinue reading “From F1 star to one of sport’s greatest role models: the rise and rise of Lewis Hamilton”
Why are there no female F1 drivers?
Only six women have ever taken part in a Formula One race weekend, of which only two have successfully qualified to start a race. Despite the attitudes and the odds stacked against women, the future looks bright as initiatives such as the W Series are set to build on the legacies of the early pioneersContinue reading “Why are there no female F1 drivers?”