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A long time fan of Formula 1 and grass roots motorsport, I am interested in the engineering aspects not only of F1 but the 'men in sheds' who develop homemade specials to take on the products of the big racing car manufacturers.

Then and Now – Competitive Engines in Formula 1

Throughout the nearly seven decades that the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship has been in existance, there have been many different regulation.  Different manufacturers...

Then and Now: Number of races in an F1 Season

The 2019 F1 calendar has been announced, and the 21 races on it are exactly the same as the 2018 season.  This is a...

Power Unit Use – Update before Italy

As is usual, on the Thursday prior to the race, the FIA issued the report into the number of Power Unit Elements used by...

Power Unit Use – Update before Belgium GP

The FIA report into the power unit elements used by each driver up until the summer break was published on Thursday, and is shown...

Then and Now – Driving for Multiple Teams

When Sebastian Vettel was winning his four World Drivers Championships for Red Bull, many commented that he wouldn’t be considered a true great until...

Power Unit Use – Update before Hungary

On the Thursday before the race, the FIA publishes the report into the number of Power Unit (PU) elements that each driver has used...

Power Unit Use – Update before Germany

As we come up to the halfway point of the season, Germany being round eleven of the twenty one race season, the FIA today...

Then and Now – Safety Car Use in Formula 1…too much?

While the first recorded use of a Pace Car in Formula 1 was the Canadian Grand Prix of 1973, this race was a confused...

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