The turn of the year always signals a change in perspective for Formula 1 fans. The events of the previous season have been fully digested and consigned to history as attention turns to the forthcoming campaign. The motorsport season may have already started with the Dakar Rally but for Formula 1 fans in particular the […] READ MORE
Author: Daniel LloydlwosDanLloyd
Kimi Räikkönen Must Bounce Back in 2015
How does a driver bounce back after the worst season of his career? This year Kimi Räikkönen had one such experience, finishing a miserable 12th in the championship with just one top five finish. The 2007 World Champion returned to Ferrari to join Fernando Alonso in an all-star line-up, with the hope that experience could eradicate […] READ MORE
Does the WEC Need More Mainstream Coverage?
For many, sportscar racing is a welcome escape from the complex imbroglio of Formula 1. It does away with the political friction and questionable leadership, and prefers to focus on making the series the most competitive world championship motorsport has to offer. In recent years sportscar racing has had an administrative overhaul, with the re-creation of the World […] READ MORE
One to Watch: Nyck de Vries
Nyck de Vries is the type of driver that Formula 1 teams yearn for. He is a natural both on and off the track, and is already becoming a mature competitor at just 19 years of age. While Red Bull are well known for their fast-track approach to promoting teenage prodigies into Formula 1 drivers, McLaren are keeping […] READ MORE
A Big Year for British Motorsport: Britain's Three Open Wheel Champions
On Sunday evening in the humid oasis of Abu Dhabi, Lewis Hamilton capped off a triumphant year for British open wheel racing: for the first time ever, the GP3, GP2 and Formula 1 champions have all heralded from the United Kingdom. The successes of Alex Lynn, Jolyon Palmer and now Hamilton reflect the depth of […] READ MORE
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview: The Fight for Fourth
At the moment, Formula 1 is basking in a frenzy of media attention surrounding the epic championship duel between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, which will reach its zenith this weekend at Abu Dhabi. The hype that the Mercedes team-mates are generating is putting Formula 1 on the front pages, and has already set up […] READ MORE
Will Crowd-Funding Solve Caterham F1's Problems?
What does it cost to go racing nowadays? Even in junior formulae like FIA Formula 4, teams are expected to cough up around €100,000 per car to complete a full season. Far too many young and talented privateer drivers are limited by the excruciating financial demands of car racing, despite efforts to radicalise the costs […] READ MORE
Is Lewis Hamilton the Greatest British Driver of all time?
Lewis Hamilton’s impressive victory at Sunday’s United States Grand Prix was significant for two reasons. Firstly, the Mercedes driver managed to extend his championship lead over Nico Rosberg to 24 points, which many now believe will be unassailable. Secondly, Hamilton broke Nigel Mansell’s longstanding record as the most successful British Formula 1 driver in history by […] READ MORE
2005 United States GP: An Unforgotten Farce
Some believe that Formula 1 has never been the same since. Some also believe that this single event crippled the sport’s reputation in the United States of America. Of all the speculation, one thing remains clear: The 2005 United States Grand Prix was arguably the most prevalent farce in Formula 1 history, and sent literal […] READ MORE
The Futile American Dream: Why Formula 1 Can't Break Into America
We all know that Formula 1 is a global brand. There are races in Asia. There are teams in Britain. There are drivers from five continents. Formula 1 has always been a representation of motorsport at its highest level, and has been the only international championship to break through and maintain its place in the […] READ MORE