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The original shark fin

The ubiquitous shark fin which sprouted this year on Formula 1's new-spec cars is nothing really new. Flash...

When competition and respect go hand in hand

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel have squared-up at the top of the F1 world championship after the first...

Ferrari's Indycar threat

While we're on the subject of Indycar, one may remember that Ferrari once entertained the idea of tackling...

Scenes from the Australian Grand Prix

  There's hardly an arm's length between Force India Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon

Haas for sale !

No, not that Haas. These are the cars that raced in F1 under the banner of the Beatrice-Haas...

Mercedes not cheating - Red Bull seeing 'ghosts', says Wolff

Mercedes AMG F1 boss Toto Wolff took issue with Red Bull's suspicions about Mercedes burning oil as fuel...

Lowe: Williams better than Mercedes on several levels

Williams' new tech boss Paddy Lowe has had a look around the Grove property and already determined a...

When French talent prevailed in F1

In 1980, France enjoyed a huge representation in Formula 1 and one which boasted massive talent. Seven French...

The reflection in the mirror..

A striking shot of the Ferrari SF7H's rear view mirror reflects an image of a focused and sharp...

Is Bentley considering Formula 1?

Could Formula 1's recent change of ownership help reverse Volkswagen's stance on the pinnacle of motorsport? It's perhaps...

Reinventing the ...steering wheel.

From the 1960s to the present time, the evolution of the Formula 1 steering wheel has followed the...

With or without a wing?

It'll be much about downforce this season in Formula 1. But let's look back to 1968, when wings...

The return of the baboon nose?

Nobody really knows what this year's cars are going to look like, or how designers will have implemented...

The day Lauda walked out on a whim

Bernie Ecclestone just told us that driver retirements are 'joyous events', but we're not so sure he was...

McLaren clears the tables

You may not have been aware of it but McLaren actually had a catering division, set up many...

Paul Ricard looking to host pre-season testing in 2018

Initial preparations for the French Grand Prix's return to the F1 calendar are already underway at the Paul...

Could Ron Dennis take over Manor?

In an off-season filled with unexpected twists and turns, the latest rumour has former McLaren Group CEO and...

Massa blames tyres for delayed wet-weather starts

Wet-weather racing in Formula 1 has not only lost much of its excitement, it also appears to be...