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 he proved he could win...

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 affair, with the lap scorers...

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 – High Speed F1

F1 races on a variety of circuits, some like Monaco are tight and twisty, and the speeds are comparatively low.  Others have longer straights, and the speed gained on...

Then and Now – Team Size

As news emerges of potential ideas to reduce cost in the future, I thought it may be interesting to examine the history of the sport to determine what is...

Then and Now – First Race of the Season (Part 2- 1998 to 2018)

Looking back over the history of Formula 1 ten years at a time can reveal some interesting points in the evolution of the sport.  Part one of this...

Then and Now – First Race of the Season (Part 1- 1958 to 1988)

Looking back over the history of Formula 1 ten years at a time can reveal some interesting points in the evolution of the sport.  This article examines the size...

Then and Now – Williams 40

Thanks to a colleague at work, who applied for tickets to go to Silverstone for Williams 40th anniversary celebrations, I was able to join the tens of thousands of...

Then and Now – Formula 2

In the early years of motor racing there were no regulations, any car could compete and manufacturers built their fastest cars.  As time moved on regulations appeared for the...

Then & Now: 2017 Testing – Comparison to 2016

Todd has already written about the fastest times and total mileage covered in testing here.   While it is true that Mercedes once again covered the greatest distance, a...

Then and Now – Drivers not defending their titles

With Nico Rosberg announcing that he will retire from Formula 1 as World Champion, some (notaby his old team mate Lewis Hamilton) have commented that he should have defended...

American F1 drivers? What happened since the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s?

A few months ago, Negative Camber wrote about the most GP circuits used in a country.  While Great Britain has the greatest number of drivers to have competed...

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