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The upgrade package introduced by Aston Martin ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix is one of the most extensive on show in Barcelona, much of which draws parallels with the Red Bull RB18’s design.
Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Spanish Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Aston Martin's Spanish Grand Prix revamp has caused a stir in Barcelona with its new-look car already earning it the 'Green Red Bull' tag.
The lap time difference between Red Bull and Ferrari has been very small this year, but the two Formula 1 teams have taken a contrasting approach to set-ups.
Mercedes heads to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix hoping to finally get an answer about whether or not its 'zero-pod' design has a future.
Mercedes had something of a false dawn at the Miami Grand Prix, with the Formula 1 team topping the times in Friday practice thanks to some upgrades.
Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Miami Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Mercedes has played down expectations for its Miami Grand Prix upgrades, but the Formula 1 team’s ambitions are clearly based on a pretty innovative front wing revamp.
One of the key performance drivers for the current generation of ground effect Formula 1 cars is underfloor aerodynamics, an area that is often hidden from view.
Alfa Romeo's performance has been one of the surprises of the 2022 Formula 1 season, with the squad emerging as contender for best-of-the-rest behind Red Bull and Ferrari.
Formula 1’s front-running teams do not have a monopoly on the brightest ideas, and many times in the sport’s history some of the best concepts can be found on cars that aren’t battling for wins.
Mercedes remains adrift of the fight at the front of Formula 1 right now, with its focus still on solving the porpoising problems that are holding it back.
Formula 1’s era of new cars has come as part of a package of rule tweaks that include a cost cap and sliding scale resource restrictions.
Join us as we delve into the new and interesting technical features on display up and down the pitlane as teams prepare for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Ferrari has emerged as the car to beat in Formula 1 this season, with Charles Leclerc winning two of the first three grands prix.
Eagled-eye observers of Formula 1's Australian Grand Prix could not help but notice a strange glowing light coming from beneath Lewis Hamilton's car at points of the race on Sunday.
Join us as we explain the latest technical updates being showcased in the pitlane as teams prepare for the Australian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Despite their strong start to the Formula 1 season, Ferrari and Red Bull know that success in the world championship depends on them bringing effective upgrades.
Join us as we delve into some of the technical intricacies on show in the pitlane ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
While there was a growing consensus in the Formula 1 paddock last weekend that Ferrari had produced the best engine, it was actually Red Bull that topped the speed traps in Bahrain.
While Mercedes’ new sidepods grabbed the main attention at last week’s Bahrain Formula 1 test, the most contentious part of its design has actually been its mirrors.
A selection of the best technical images from the pitlane at the Bahrain GP, courtesy of Sutton Images and Giorgio Piola.
The FIA has rubber-stamped some last-minute changes to the Formula 1 regulations in a bid to help teams who have been fighting unexpected problems caused by the new 2022 rules.
Join us as we delve into the latest technical details direct from the pitlane in Bahrain, courtesy of Sutton Images and Giorgio Piola.
Formula 1 teams may only have a few weeks of experience with the new 2022 cars, but that has not stopped them already starting to evolve and improve their designs.
Lewis Hamilton’s declaration that Mercedes is not in a position to win Formula 1 races at this stage of the season says much about the extent of its testing troubles.
A selection of the best technical images from the third and final day of preseason testing, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Red Bull revealed its latest updates on the final morning of the Bahrain Formula 1 test, with tweaks made to the sidepod design of its RB18.
Join us as we delve into the new and interesting details on show during the second day of Formula 1 testing in Bahrain, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Ferrari may have opted against bringing any major upgrades to its Formula 1 car for the Bahrain test, but that hasn't stopped it looking for improvements.
Mercedes raised some eyebrows on the opening day of the second pre-season Formula 1 test when it rolled out its radical new sidepod solution on the W13.
Aston Martin has taken to the track in Bahrain ahead of the second pre-season test and, courtesy of its social media feed, we are able to see that the AMR22 already features one significant upgrade.
After a much-hyped launch with an updated Formula 1 show car, Red Bull went low-key for its real RB18 reveal as it rolled out of the pits in testing.
McLaren was widely acknowledged to have been the team that suffered the least with porpoising during last week’s first Formula 1 pre-season test.
The final day of the first pre-season Formula 1 test of 2022 saw teams battling issues and a wet track, as Pirelli soaked it to gather data. Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images were busy taking pictures in the pitlane and trackside in order that we can appreciate the tech on offer.
For anyone who has following the first pre-season Formula 1 test in Barcelona, there's one word that has popped up more than any this week: porpoising.
Formula 1’s second day of testing at Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya gave us another opportunity to take a look at the tech on display, with images from the pitlane and trackside captured by Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Testing is underway ahead of the 2022 Formula 1 season and we have the very latest technical images to share with you from the pitlane and trackside courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Red Bull’s RB18 finally emerged from the shadows in Barcelona today following the team’s cloak and dagger car launch approach and the subsequent shakedown at Silverstone, where we only got a handful of very low-quality videos captured by those at trackside.
Testing is underway ahead of the 2022 season and we have a huge collection of technical images to share with you from the pitlane and trackside courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Haas may have been the first Formula 1 team to reveal its 2022 livery, but it waited until Monday morning to finally show off its actual car in the flesh.
Alpine is the last team to break cover in 2022 – albeit not the last car we’ve seen – as it unveiled the much-anticipated A522 on Monday.
Having sealed an eighth Formula 1 Constructors’ title in a row, Mercedes has somewhat of a target on its back. There was huge anticipation to see what the W13 has to offer, as rivals seek to overturn its dominance with the new rules package.
The unveiling of Ferrari’s latest challenger is always one of the most anticipated events in Formula 1 and there was plenty to see when the covers came off its radical design for the F1-75.
Another car appears, another different approach emerges: This time it’s the Williams FW44, and while we’re short on images from the shakedown that the team conducted with its 2022 challenger at Silverstone, some details are clear to analyse.
Formula 1's new rules era has arrived with the regulations being much tighter than they were in the past for teams.
Alfa Romeo’s C42 Formula 1 car for 2022 has broken cover early, after oddly setting a launch date after the first Barcelona test, and its first run at Fiorano has revealed some intriguing design secrets despite a camouflaged livery.
Two real 2022 Formula 1 cars have been revealed so far, the McLaren and Aston Martin offering up a different flavour in terms of design.
McLaren revealed its new MCL36 with a vibrant new livery, but there are as many novelties in the design details as there are with its bold colour choice.
Aston Martin has become the first team to give us a genuine look at a real 2022 Formula 1 car, following the launch and planned shakedown of its AMR22.
The images of the Haas Formula 1 car may not have been the finished article, but they still gave us answers about how teams are interpreting the 2022 rules.
The Haas livery reveal has given us our first glimpse of 2022 Formula 1 machinery, although it is not a fully-finished car just yet.
Formula 1 teams are in the final stages of getting their new cars ready for launches and the first pre-season test next month.