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 and Now – Telemetry in F1

In the Chinese Grand Prix Nico Rosberg had to drive with the handicap of his cars telemetry having failed.  Todd, Paul and Mark discussed this briefly during Podcast...

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 – 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 & Now: Bahrain qualifying

Then and Now – Bahrain Qualifying Much has been said about how much slower the cars are this season compared to last, and doubts have been raised as to whether...

Then and Now – New Teams

With the FIA inviting tenders for new teams to join the Formula 1 circus from 2015 or 2016, what chance have they got to make a success of it? ...

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...

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 – 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,...

Formula 1 Team Histories – Part 2 – Benetton Formula

Part 1 of this series covered the team’s creation as Toleman and the events that lead up to Benetton buying the team at the end of the 1985 season. ...

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 – Racing Families

Over the sixty four years of the championship, there have been only thirty two drivers who have held the title of Formula One World Drivers Champion. Of these, two...

Get your TPF swag here:

Stay connected

15,004FansLike
1,452FollowersFollow
10,899SubscribersSubscribe