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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...

Then and Now – Sparks and Skid Plates

In the early days of the F1 world championship cars were arguably more elegant.  Any aerodynamic consideration was along the lines of reducing drag for higher top speed.  These...

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...

Is language a barrier for non-English speaking drivers?

The topic for this post came to me when I read through some of the drivers’ comments published in advance of the British GP.  One comment in particular: Pastor...

Concentration – is 100% possible?

AUTOSPORT printed extracts of interviews with Jim Clark and Graham Hill that they carried out in 1962 just before the deciding race in South Africa.  They also asked Jenson...

The Best and Worst of Jenson Button

Jenson Button started his racing career as an eight year old, racing cadet karts at his local kart circuit. He took three years to win the British Cadet championship...

Impact of Scottish Independence on F1

Next week, the residents of Scotland vote on whether Scotland should become an independent country. While this will have no bearing on Formula 1 as far as I can...

If I were FIA President

The problems affecting single seater racing are wider than just Formula 1. With so many championships on the racing ‘ladder’ competing for money and driving talent, it is hard...

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...

The Best and Worst of Emerson Fittipaldi

Emerson Fittipaldi was born into a racing family, both his parents raced production cars in Brazil and his father was a prominent motorsports journalist. He first started racing motorcycles...

Is this a Golden Age of Formula 1?

In 1988 McLaren won 15 out of the 16 races that season. Missing out on a clean sweep only because Senna collided with the stand-in Williams...

Could this be the end of drive through penalties?

With the change in regulations next season, the common Engine Control Unit (ECU) will have more channels of data.  Currently the activation of DRS is controlled by the FIA...

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