Then and Now – Innovation in F1

Throughout the sports history there have been many examples of innovation where the designers have thought of some new way to go faster.  While most were legal at the...

Then and Now – The decline and fall of Constructors’ Champions

The Formula 1 constructors’ championship has run since 1958, in that time 15 constructors have won the championship, and of those only four are currently racing (Red Bull, Ferrari,...

Then & Now – Mercedes Domination

The Mercedes Simplex of 1902 was Mercedes’ first purpose built racing car. The model dominated motor racing for years.  One hundred years ago just prior to the outbreak...

Then and Now – When F1 cars looked different

From the earliest days of racing form has always followed function.  The cars have never carried anything that didn’t serve a purpose, but the tendency for most designers was...

Then and Now – Moveable Aerodynamic Devices

Back in the late 1960’s when Colin Chapman introduced Jim Hall’s idea for high mounted wings into F1, the devices were mounted high up so as to be in...

Then & Now- Unsafe release

On lap 15 of the 2013 Chinese Grand Prix, Mark Webber came into the pits for s new nose having collided with Jean Eric Vergne. The team replaced the...

Then and Now – 1,000 bhp engines

When Grand Prix racing started there were no technical regulations to govern the sport. Manufacturers simply built the fastest car they could and drove it as fast as possible....

Then and Now – Safety in Formula 1

As you will no doubt be aware, it is twenty years since that fateful weekend in Imola when both Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna died at the wheel of...

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...

Then and Now – Lewis Hamilton’s Racecraft

While Negative Camber has discussed the ‘Race of the Century’ here, and compared it to some great battles from recent F1 history (and not so recent depending on...

Then and Now – Track Limits

Prompted by this month’s issue of the UK’s MSA News which has an article on page 7 explaining the new rules on track limits.  Now while this...

Thoughts on the 2015 Formula 1 Season

The technical regulation changes for the coming season are very minimal. The weight limit has gone up to 701kg (from 691kg) which should mean that the taller drivers (like Nico...

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