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On this day in 1974, Niki Lauda took his maiden Formula 1 victory for Ferrari at the Spanish Grand Prix. It was the first triumph of many for the legendary Austrian.

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Porsche now offers three UK national-level categories aimed at giving amateurs and budding professional drivers real racing experience. Ben Anderson compared the cars on a chilly day at Silverstone.

The two eras of dominance that defined a decade in F1 Prime

The two eras of dominance that defined a decade in F1

In the first of a series of features looking back on the decade about to conclude, we assess the two drivers that have dominated Formula 1 since 2010 - Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton – and savour the promise of a battle that never came

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Track Test: Lamborghini Super Trofeo

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Vettel: No changes made for Japan breakthrough

Sebastian Vettel says there are no changes to explain his "step in performance" at the Japanese Grand Prix, where he ended Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Charles Leclerc's qualifying superiority.

Japanese Grand Prix driver ratings

Some of Formula 1 2019's biggest stars disappointed at Suzuka, but a reliably excellent midfield performer earned another perfect rating.

How Ferrari threw away another golden victory chance

Ferrari turned around Mercedes' early advantage at Suzuka and should have been able to use its front row sweep to control the Japanese Grand Prix even with a race pace disadvantage - but it let things slip away, again

Gasly escapes penalty for "very stupid" Perez crash

Pierre Gasly has escaped sanction for his Japanese Grand Prix collision with Formula 1 rival Sergio Perez, despite the latter lambasting Gasly for making a “very stupid” move.

Japanese GP: Vettel on pole as Ferrari locks out front row

Sebastian Vettel claimed pole position with a commanding performance in qualifying for Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix, as Ferrari overturned Mercedes’ practice pace advantage to lock out the front row.

Japanese GP: Bottas tops FP2 session that could decide grid

Valtteri Bottas survived spinning on the run to Suzuka’s start/finish straight to top second practice for Formula 1’s Japanese Grand Prix.

Ricciardo hit with £10 million claim from ex-advisor

Daniel Ricciardo’s former advisor is claiming more than £10 million over alleged unpaid commissions relating to the Renault Formula 1 driver's contract.

British GP: Bottas leads Mercedes 1-2 in close FP2

Valtteri Bottas narrowly beat Lewis Hamilton to the fastest time in the second free practice session for the British Grand Prix, as Mercedes moved to the top of the order.

Absolute racing rules force drivers into bad choices Prime

Absolute racing rules force drivers into bad choices

Track limits has become a regular rule to debate in recent years, from Formula 1 and the pinnacle of motorsport, down to National level racing. But does a strict approach actually make things less safe for some drivers?

Kubica "a passenger" until Williams improves car

Robert Kubica says the ongoing problems with his Williams Formula 1 car mean he is "a passenger" until the FW42 is improved.

Vettel: Spin battling Hamilton "nothing to do with pressure"

Sebastian Vettel has denied his spin during battle with Lewis Hamilton in the Bahrain Grand Prix was related to mounting pressure following the multitude of mistakes he made last season.

Bahrain GP: Hamilton leads Mercedes 1-2 as Ferrari implodes

Lewis Hamilton claimed an unlikely victory in a thrilling Bahrain Grand Prix, as Ferrari's race imploded spectacularly with an engine problem for Charles Leclerc and a spin for Sebastian Vettel.

Kubica says gap to Russell in Bahrain misleading

Robert Kubica says the reduced gap between himself and rookie Williams teammate George Russell in Bahrain qualifying means nothing considering the aerodynamic discrepancy between their Formula 1 cars.

Vettel, Leclerc "need to work as a team" at start in Bahrain

Sebastian Vettel reckons he and Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc "need to work as a team" at the start of Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, after qualifying one-two on the grid.

Bahrain GP: Leclerc tops FP3 as Ferrari sweeps practice

Ferrari set a scorching pace in final free practice for Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix, with Charles Leclerc leading Sebastian Vettel in a Scuderia one-two, seven tenths clear of Mercedes.

Tost: B-team complainers "haven't done their homework"

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost has hit back against complaints from rivals about certain Formula 1 outfits exploiting the rules to forge closer ties with bigger outfits and manufacturers.

Bahrain GP: Leclerc leads dominant Ferrari 1-2 in FP1

Ferrari immediately rebounded from a poor Australian Grand Prix by setting the pace in first practice for Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix, nearly a second clear of Mercedes.

Perez: Stroll has stronger race pace than Ocon, Hulkenberg

Sergio Perez says Lance Stroll is already closer to him on race pace than any of his previous teammates, despite a relative lack of experience.

Will Brexit break Formula 1? Prime

Will Brexit break Formula 1?

Amid the endless political wrangling over Britain's biggest constitutional upheaval for a generation, is Formula 1 geared to thrive regardless, or will - asks Ben Anderson - Brexit wreck it?

The five keys to Hamilton’s genius Prime

The five keys to Hamilton’s genius

Now he's smoked Sebastian Vettel in two consecutive title fights Lewis Hamilton has staked his claim to be known as his generation’s greatest grand prix driver. Ben Anderson asks, what is it that makes him this era’s best of the best?