Then and Now – Engine Life

When Grand Prix racing started cars were built as a complete unit, chassis, engine, gearbox etc. with the expectation that this unit would see out its racing life together. ...

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...

Pre-season Testing – Jerez Day 2

Some things remained constant as testing moved into the second day. Sebastian Vettel remained at the top of the time sheets followed by a Sauber (this time driven by...

Formula 1 Team Histories – Part 3 – Renault F1 and Lotus F1

Part 1 of this series about the Formula 1 team that is based at Enstone looked at its origins as Toleman up until 1985).  Part 2 covered the years...

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 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...

2015 In-Season Development

Following pre-season testing I looked at the in-season development during 2014 to try and predict likely performance in Australia 2015 . Now that we have a short break before...

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 – Formula 1 Entry Sizes

With both Caterham and Marussia being given permission to miss the races in Austin and Interlagos, the size of the F1 grid has dropped from 22 to 18 cars....

Then and Now – Team Debuts

With Haas making their Formula 1 debut this weekend, I though it may be good to remind ourselves of what good looks like in terms of debut performances.  The...

Then and Now – Turbo charged engines in Formula 1

In the pre-war years of Grand Prix racing (well before Formula 1) manufacturers used forced induction to get more power from their engines.  They used superchargers as the technology...

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...

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