• In A Formula 1 Season Where Much Has Changed, One Thing Remains The Same

    Rachel Roberts When the lights went out for the first race in the 2020 Formula 1 season in July, no one was quite sure how the rest would play out. Yet 9 Grand Prix in, one thing has remained the same: Mercedes still dominate. Their drivers have claimed victory...
  • Lewis Hamilton Is Leading Formula 1 Towards Diversity, But He Shouldn’t Have To

    16 weeks later than planned, Formula 1’s 2020 season started last weekend, albeit in Austria rather then Australia. The race itself was worth the wait – only 11 out of the 20 cars that started, finished, making for an exhilarating watch....
  • Hamilton v Vettel: The title battle brewing since 2008

    Back in 2008, a fresh-faced Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren was overtaken by an even fresher-faced Sebastian Vettel in his Toro Rosso on the penultimate lap of the final race, the Brazilian GP. Vettel took 5th, the position Hamilton needed to win the title. Only the skidding Toyota of Timo Glock,...
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Early signs for the new F1 season

    First, let’s get one thing straight. The new breed of cars look downright monstrous: huge wheels, huge bodies – they are the hybrid era on steroids. Lewis Hamilton summed up the thinking around the new cars rather succinctly in a tweet when the new Mercedes W08 was unveiled on...
  • Hamilton Rampant, Ferrari Resurgent, Rosberg Despondent

    Depending on who sources it, either Juan Manuel Fangio or Niki Lauda is attributed to have said that ‘the secret’ of Formula One ‘is to win going as slowly as possible.’ To win going as slowly as possible; should this be the philosophy Lewis Hamilton is abiding by as...
  • F1: Season Preview

    For once, the biggest talking points going into the new Formula One season do not concern who is going to win the title. As far as that is concerned, everything is relatively simple. Mercedes’ superiority last year looks to have translated onto the new season. The gap between them...
  • F1: Where Are They Now?

    Having to face up to the possibility of leaving the pinnacle of motorsport can’t always be an easy decision to contemplate, though Jenson Button’s recent difficulty in securing a seat with McLaren for the 2015 season bring the question of ‘what next’ into sharp focus for racing fans around the...