Anniversaries create cause for celebration and have become a useful way for event organisers to ramp up interest. A few weeks ago I was commentating at the Goodwood Revival, a motorsport event based on racing that took place from 1948 to 1966. The organisers generated a huge buzz by marking the 75th year of the Ferrari brand, as well as the recognition of Graham Hill’s first world championship title (1962), which drew in a remarkable collection of assorted racing cars that he had driven.
The Mexican Grand Prix is also about to make a big noise about its 60th anniversary, despite being an irregular feature on the calendar during that time. The first Formula 1 race held at the Magdalena Mixhuca Park in Mexico City took place in November 1962 and, while it was a non-championship GP on that occasion, the event was very significant.
He has more starts without a podium than anyone else in Formula 1 world championship history, but Nico Hulkenberg is back for one more shot with Haas. After spending three years on the sidelines, the revitalised German is aiming to prove to his new team what the F1 grid has been missing.
OPINION: Fred Vasseur has spent only a few weeks as team principal for the Ferrari Formula 1 team, but is already intent on taking the Scuderia back to the very top. And despite it being arguably the most demanding job in motorsport, the Frenchman is relishing the challenge
Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?
Who are the quickest drivers in Formula 1 history? Luke Smith asked a jury of experienced and international panel of experts and F1 insiders. Some of them have worked closely with F1’s fastest-ever drivers – so who better to vote on our all-time top 50? We’re talking all-out speed here rather than size of trophy cabinet, so the results may surprise you…
OPINION: During what is traditionally a very quiet time of year in the Formula 1 news cycle, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been generating headlines. He’s been commenting on massive topics in a championship that loves them, but also addressing necessary smaller changes too. Here we suggest a further refinement that would be a big boon to fans
While a quick pitstop can make all the difference to the outcome of a Formula 1 race, most team managers say consistency is more important than pure speed. MATT KEW analyses the fastest pitstops from last season to see which ones – if any – made a genuine impact
Modern Formula 1 fans have grown accustomed to a lull in racing during winter in the northern hemisphere. But, as MAURICE HAMILTON explains, there was a time when teams headed south of the equator rather than bunkering down in the factory. And why not? There was fun to be had, money to be made and reputations to forge…
Full FIA report on Aston Martin F1 cost cap procedural breach and penalty
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