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...

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 – 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...

Then and Now – Competitive Engines in Formula 1

Throughout the nearly seven decades that the Formula 1 World Drivers Championship has been in existance, there have been many different regulation.  Different manufacturers have always tried to produce...

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 – Debut Seasons…can Haas F1 score points?

As Todd reported earlier, Haas have stated that their aim is to score points on their Formula 1 debut.  As most reading this will know, the most recent...

Then & Now – American Formula 1 Constructors

When the Formula 1 constructor’s championship started in 1958 there were only six registered constructors: Vanwall; Ferrari; Cooper/Climax: BRM; Maserati; Lotus/Climax. None of these were American, it took until 1960 before Scarab entered.  Two cars were...

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 – Fuel irregularities and appeals

With Red Bull formally announcing that they are to appeal to the FIA over Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion from second place in the opening Grand Prix of the season, it...

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 – 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 – close finishes at Monaco

There have been many close finishes at Monaco over the years, and some have criticised Mercedes for their decision to bring Lewis Hamilton in for new tyres when the...

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