The GA stands for Gianni Agnelli, a fitting memorial to the man who saved Ferrari and kept the Italian tricolore flying proud over Maranello. It was at the end of the 1960s that this titan of Italian business and politics succeeded where Ford had failed by negotiating a controlling interest to keep Ferrari solvent. On the face of it, Enzo maintained power over his scarlet empire - but in truth, it was Fiat's 'kingmaker' who held the keys during the last 20 years of the Old Man's life.
Now Agnelli himself was gone, mortal after all, as prostate cancer claimed him at the age of 81. Just a couple of weeks later the wraps would be removed from Ferrari's new Formula 1 car at a suitably muted Fiorano launch. Following the domination of 2002, it seemed entirely predictable that Michael Schumacher and his red machine would continue to smash F1 into submission. And, yes, he would honour Agnelli's memory as Italy saw fit, with a fourth consecutive world title and a personal sixth to surpass Juan Manuel Fangio's five. But this was one that almost slipped away.
He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells Stuart Codling about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him.
It’s easy to look at Robert Kubica’s second Formula 1 career and feel a sense of sadness that he didn’t reach the heights for which he seemed destined. But as Ben Anderson discovered, performance and results are almost meaningless in this context – something more fundamental and incredible happened…
From being lapped by his own teammate in Monaco to winning at Monza, it’s been a tumultuous first season at McLaren for Daniel Ricciardo. But, as he tells STUART CODLING, there’s more to the story of his turnaround than having a lovely summer holiday during Formula 1's summer break...
As the battle continues to rage over the F1 2021 drivers' championship, teams up and down the grid are turning their attentions to the prize money attributed to each position in the constructors' standings. But F1's sliding scale rules governing wind tunnel and CFD use will soften the blow for those who miss out on the top places
After winning his past few Formula 1 titles as a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit
OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences
OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining
Qatar was a virtual unknown for most as Formula 1 made its inaugural visit to the Gulf state, and tyre management quickly emerged as an even more critical factor than normal. Perhaps then it should come as no surprise that two of the championship's elder statesmen produced standout drives
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