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 & 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 – 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 – Last lap drama

Last lap dramas are nothing new to formula one.  In 1959 Sir Jack Brabham arrived at the final race of the season (the US Grand Prix) with a 5.5...

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. ...

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...

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 – 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 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 – pre-season testing

Since 2010 pre-season tests have been very tightly controlled, with only 12 days of testing allowed before the first race of the year at predefined circuits and times.  This...

Then and Now – Engine changes in 1961

During 1954 to 1960 engines used is formula 1 were restricted to a maximum capacity of 2500cc (normally aspirated) or 750cc (forced induction).  For  the 1961 season this was...

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