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Gary Anderson: How F1's 'privateers' really fared in 2019 Prime

Gary Anderson: How F1's 'privateers' really fared in 2019

F1's Class B battle has really come into its own in recent seasons and the unofficial 'best of the rest' category often provides as much excitement if not more than there is at the front.

F1's big four teams' real 2019 performance levels revealed Prime

F1's big four teams' real 2019 performance levels revealed

Three of Formula 1's four biggest outifts underwent major changes in 2019 - but though the power unit pecking order was transformed, Mercedes' lead on the operational side remains as big as ever.

What F1 learned from Ferrari's fuel breach

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix may not have featured much action on-track, but a pre-race controversy ensured there was still plenty to be discussed.

Will new rules force Mercedes into concept change? Prime

Will new rules force Mercedes into concept change?

With Formula 1's rules for 2021 now in place, will standard-setting Mercedes now be forced into a philosophy change? Our Technical Consultant tackles this, as well as Haas's struggles and Honda's engine strengths

Why 2021 rules won't attract new F1 teams Prime

Why 2021 rules won't attract new F1 teams

Will F1's 2021 overhaul appeal to new teams? What impact will the absence of Toto Wolff have on Mercedes in Brazil? Should F1 switch to biofuels? Would Eddie Irvine have been a deserving or flukey world champion?

Why Renault must learn from McLaren to ensure its F1 future Prime

Why Renault must learn from McLaren to ensure its F1 future

The 2019 Formula 1 season has not lived up to the big promises made at one team in particular: Renault. But there could be light ahead of the team, if it learns the lessons being taught by its current customer squad.

Why is Ferrari's engine legality always being questioned? Prime

Why is Ferrari's engine legality always being questioned?

Why is Ferrari's Formula 1 engine being scrutinised? How did Racing Point find out about Renault's brake bias system? Is Sebastian Vettel any good at car development? Our ex-F1 technical director answers these questions and more

What Ferrari has to do to match Mercedes' dominance Prime

What Ferrari has to do to match Mercedes' dominance

Mercedes' era of dominance is casting a shadow on the success Ferrari enjoyed during its Michael Schumacher days, but the Silver Arrows squad has one key skill that its Formula 1 rival must learn to dethrone it.

Is McLaren's return to Mercedes a humiliation? Prime

Is McLaren's return to Mercedes a humiliation?

Given McLaren's language around its move to Honda, is returning to Mercedes an embarrassment? Our technical expert answers this and more of your questions

The data revealing where Mercedes is really losing out Prime

The data revealing where Mercedes is really losing out

Ferrari's engine advantage has been talked up throughout 2019, but is it the real difference-maker? Gary Anderson's analysis of the Sochi weekend suggests there's multiple factors in the Ferrari/Mercedes battle

One of F1's craziest grands prix remembered Prime

One of F1's craziest grands prix remembered

It's 20 years since Johnny Herbert and Rubens Barrichello came from the midfield to score an astonishing 1-3 finish for Stewart at the Nurburgring. Gary Anderson, the team's technical director at the time, relives that wild day

Why Leclerc wasn't the most wronged driver in Singapore

Ferrari scored a 1-2 in Singapore, and it only came after the unexpected result of Sebastian Vettel's undercut, which frustrated Charles Leclerc. But in the pack behind, another team made a different tactical misstep that cost a driver dearly.

How would qualifying races change F1? Prime

How would qualifying races change F1?

What impact would the mooted Saturday qualifying races have on grands prix? Can Sebastian Vettel recover Ferrari's focus from Charles Leclerc? Does DRS need to be 'BoP-esque'? Our ex-Formula 1 technical director answers these questions and more

How Ferrari's victories expose its biggest weakness Prime

How Ferrari's victories expose its biggest weakness

Ferrari restored some credibility with wins in Belgium and Italy, but the characteristics of both tracks helped it out. Our technical expert pored over the data from the first of those races - and believes it indicates another Ferrari victory may be a while off

Gary Anderson: Ferrari and Mercedes both made strategy errors

Our ex-Formula 1 technical director analyses the tactics used by Ferrari and Mercedes during the Belgian GP, as well as examining what can be done to reduce some of the risks shown by the events of a tough weekend for motorsport.

Is there enough time to design cars for 2021? Prime

Is there enough time to design cars for 2021?

Our technical expert gives his thoughts on the changing function of technical directors in modern Formula 1, as well as offering his take on the events of the first half of the 2019 season

Gary Anderson: Red Bull hung Verstappen out to dry in Hungary

Red Bull said it saw no way of pitting Max Verstappen for a second time without consigning itself to defeat in the Hungarian Grand Prix, but that decision left our technical expert shouting at his TV to try something different.

Why Ferrari must be regretting its off-season changes

Ferrari had the pace to take pole in Germany and could have won the chaotic race, but the team was again undone by issues. This, argues former Formula 1 technical director Gary Anderson, is a result of changes the team has made to itself.

The fundamental flaw with F1's 2021 plan Prime

The fundamental flaw with F1's 2021 plan

After Formula 1's intentions for the 2021 rules reset became clear last week, our technical expert received many questions on this topic. He therefore gathered together several to present his thoughts on a critical moment for the championship

Jul 16, 2019

The Red Bull-era weakness that is still plaguing Vettel

As Sebastian Vettel suffered another high-profile mistake at Silverstone, his young Ferrari team-mate was impressing once more at the sharp end. Our technical expert explains a flaw Vettel showed at Red Bull, and how it is rearing its ugly head again.

Why truly fixing F1 may mean upsetting the purists Prime

Why truly fixing F1 may mean upsetting the purists

Is Ferrari still coming to terms with Charles Leclerc's lost victory in Bahrain? Should Red Bull drop Pierre Gasly? And how much of a problem are the front wings on Formula 1 cars? Our technical expert answers these questions and more

Mercedes' cooling "Achilles' heel" explained Prime

Mercedes' cooling "Achilles' heel" explained

Mercedes suffered its first defeat of the 2019 season in Austria last weekend, which it put down to poor performance in the sweltering heat. Our technical experts explain how high temperatures can thwart even the strongest Formula 1 squads

Why the F1 formbook disappeared in Austria

The Austrian Grand Prix was one of the most exciting in recent seasons and stood in stark contrast to the dullness of the previous race in France. Our technical expert outlines the factors that led to such a cracking race.

The magic bullet Mercedes might have found

Mercedes has produced a perfect Formula 1 season so far in terms of race wins and there have been several theories expounded to explain this. After the team dominated again in France, our technical consultant thinks he's spotted a new reason.