If Red Bull and McLaren were in any doubt of the advantages of throwing their championship efforts behind one driver, Fernando Alonso’s rise from fifth place before the German Grand Prix to championship leader should cause them to re-evaluate their approach.
Formula 1 got a wake-up call at the Hungaroring when two potentially dangerous accidents happened within seconds of each other in the pit lane.
Previously it seemed drivers could do what they liked to defend position. Yesterday’s decision will hopefully set a new precedent for a better standard of driving in motor racing.
Those who call for the team orders ban to be scrapped have failed to understand why Sunday’s events were controversial and why a repeat must be prevented.
Comparing Romain Grosjean’s performance last year to how well his successor Vitaly Petrov is doing, perhaps Grosjean was dropped too hastily.
The Formula One Teams’ Association’s plan to introduce adjustable rear wings has come in for fierce criticism from fans.
On this day in 2005 F1 plunged itself into controversy as only six cars took the start for the United States Grand Prix.
Several readers have asked in the comments whether Hamilton’s pole position for today’s Canadian Grand Prix was achieved solely because he had less fuel in his car than his rivals. Having taken a look at the numbers it seems very unlikely.
The United States Grand Prix organisers should make it their mission to build the fastest circuit in Formula 1 for its return to America in 2012.
Will Force India persist with Vitantonio Liuzzi until the end of the season – or will they draft reserve driver Paul di Resta in before the year is out?
Before the season began I argued the new-for-2010 ‘top ten tyre rule’ was an unnecessary change to the rules that would do little if anything to improve the quality of racing in F1. The first six races have shown that not only has it failed to promote better racing it has done the opposite – … Continue reading The top ten tyre rule is a failure
Rumours suggest F1 could embrace a radical change in its tyre regulations, increasing wheel sizes from 13 inches to 18 and having more than one tyre supplier for the first time since 2006. But a less drastic step to 15 inches could prove a better compromise.
Lewis Hamilton was shown the black-and-white flag during the Malaysian Grand Prix for weaving in front of Vitaly Petrov. He didn’t receive a penalty, but was warned not to repeat his actions.
Why bring back a rule which would only serve to make life even harder for the sport’s most vulnerable teams?
After months of anticipation and despite a mouth-watering line-up of teams and drivers, not to mention the biggest grid in 15 years, the Bahrain Grand Prix was a damp squib. And that’s putting it politely. But the F1 community – be it the fans, the teams or the rule makers – should not be too … Continue reading Bringing back refuelling will not solve F1’s overtaking problem
The US F1 dream finally appears to be over. Now the post-mortem will begin on why a team we’ve known about for more than a year failed to make the grid for 2010. Should they have been given a place on the grid to begin with? And if not, is there something wrong with the … Continue reading A flawed way of choosing F1 teams
F1 needs a tyre supplier for 2011 and a return to the tyre war isn’t the answer. A new tyre supplier – or a new deal with the old one – is.
The F1 Sporting Working Group has been asked to come up with new ideas to “improve the show” in F1 in 2010. But the best decision to improve the show was taken this time last year. After 16 years, refuelling during the race is finally being banned. This will make F1 more exciting, easier to … Continue reading 14 reasons to love the refuelling ban
The government’s refusal to put Formula 1 on the list of protected sporting events may jeopardise the continued popularity of a sport which Britain excels at, and an industry which employs thousands and generates millions of pounds.
A two-times F1 world champion like Fernando Alonso has no need of tainted triumphs handed to him in a corrupt fashion.