Does F1 need a playoff?

The NASCAR ‘Chase for the Cup’ playoff system has been heavily criticised and blamed for a significant drop in spectator numbers. But it could be the perfect solution for F1’s perennial ‘two horse race’. Lewis Hamilton’s fifth World title and his elevation to a position among the absolute greats of F1 has temporarily distracted the…

Opinion: F1 Halo debate was never about head protection

The debate around F1’s halo system was never about additional protection for drivers. It was whether halo was the end of the process writes Andy Webb. Sunday’s shocking first lap accident at Spa has been considered a defining moment in the debate about F1s introduction of the halo. Proof – proponents of the much-maligned system…

Adrian Newey on the Rise of Red Bull in F1

A Charge to Glory – Adrian Newey on the Rise of Red Bull Racing Adrian Newey is the design genius that has single-handedly shaped the style of F1 since the 1990s. Widely credited as the key to Red Bull Racing’s four F1 World Championships, Newey remains as determined as ever to push the engineering limits…

Austrian Grand Prix preview with Red Bull’s Christian Horner

What drives one of the most successful F1 teams of the modern era? Ahead of the team’s home Grand Prix, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner looks ahead to the Austrian Grand Prix and what drives his team in search of more F1 glory. #F1 #AustrianGP

When a competitive F1 season isn’t competitive

On paper, the 2018 F1 season is shaping up to be the most competitive of the turbo-hybrid era. Despite grumblings about the ‘dull’ races in Monaco and Canada, the statistics back up the belief that this year will be one to remember. Sadly the reality is that this year’s ‘competitive’ F1 season is just as…

Making the Magic of Monaco

Nothing comes close to the spectacle, grandeur and romance of the Monaco Grand Prix. On the calendar almost continuously since 1950, the race is F1’s jewel in the crown. Creating such an iconic race however is no easy task. Turning the millionaires paradise of the Mediterranean principality into a race track takes meticulous planning. Our…

F1 finale: Max Verstappen previews the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Verstappen previews the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix The curtain comes down on a thrilling 2017 F1 season this weekend at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Max Verstappen and his Red Bull Racing team head to the Yas Marina Circuit hoping to score a hat-trick of wins this season. Following victories in Malaysia…

Rainmaster – Verstappen on ‘that’ Brazilian Grand Prix

Rainmaster – Max Verstappen on being F1’s new rainmaster Every so often F1 is graced by a talent of mind-blowing proportions. Rain-soaked race tracks are often where those gifted individuals become legends by the time the chequered flag drops. Think Jackie Stewart at the Nurburgring in 1968, Senna at Donnington in 1993 or Schumacher at…

Track limits: drivers not the FIA need to shoulder the blame

Max Verstappen’s controversial move on Kimi Raikkonen during the US Grand Prix reignited the debate on track limits in F1. In the ensuing storm of post-race accusations and social media bitching, blame has been placed variously on the FIA, the race stewards and even track designer Hermann Tilke. Amongst the accusations and finger pointing one…

Daniel Ricciardo on F1 momentum & his toughest teammate

Daniel Ricciardo on his toughest teammate, life at Red Bull and F1 momentum Off the back of a strong 2nd place finish last time out in Singapore, Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo sits down to talk about maximising performance ahead of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Plus the likeable Aussie – currently 4th in the F1 World…