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Dave Mortimore, aka MIE, shares his thoughts on Formula One.

Then and Now – Teammate clashes

When Daniel Ricciardo hit Max Verstappen in Baku, he committed one of the worst offenses a driver can do as far as the team is concerned, he not only...
Scuderia Toro Rosso's application of the halo system.

What is the Halo for?

There have been a lot of comments about the new for 2018 Halo that has been introduced to the FIA single seater series.  There have been many complaints about...

Should we be concerned about Ferrari’s threat to leave F1?

Ferrari are the longest serving constructor in Formula 1, although they started as they meant to continue by cot turning up to the inaugural World Championship Grand Prix at...

Where will future F1 engineers come from?

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity for a tour around Oxford Brookes University recently, specifically looking at their motor sport faulty.  The university has been running courses...

Which was the most cost efficient team in 2016?

With Manor now looking beyond saving due to the excessive costs of competing in Formula 1, I thought it would be a good time to examine the amount the...

Lewis Hamilton has he been let down by Mercedes?

Looking at the points deficit Lewis Hamilton has to his team-mate after seventeen races, and the number of power units that each has used to get to this point...

Who has best Power Unit? Monza may tell the story

The FIA measures the speeds of the cars at each of the intermediate timing points around the circuit and over the finish line.  In addition they have a speed...

Then and Now – First corner incidents at Spa

There has been a lot of talk over the last few days about what happened the first time the F1 field went through La Source on Sunday.  I do...

Then and Now – Just how good are Ferrari engines?

When the Formula 1 world championship started in 1950, the sport was dominated by large manufacturers, and these were mostly Italian (Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari).  These manufacturers built...

Then and Now – Driving Flat Out

Over the sixty six years of the Formula 1 world championship regulations have changed, and as a result every aspect of the sport has been altered, the technology used...

Then and Now – Team Mates in Dominant Cars

There is no doubt that the current Mercedes team has an edge over their rivals, since the introduction of the new regulation in 2014 they have only failed to...

Shelsley Walsh – The World’s Oldest Operational Motor Sport Venue

In the early years of motoring, while great city to city races were being organised in mainland Europe, the UK was constrained by a nationwide speed limit of 14...

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