Classic Formula 1

The drivers of F1 Academy in Austin, 2023
Elisa Migliorino - Oct 31, 2023

In February 2023, a new and ambitious project was announced. The F1 Academy, a new championship in close contact with Formula 1. The feeder series was born to encourage access to female drivers in motorsport. The championship should give young drivers the level of experience needed to progress in Formula 3 and to start the road […]

Nicole Powell - Jul 27, 2023

The iconic Spa-Francorchamps has taken the lives of two young talents in the last four years. Is it time to say goodbye to Spa? Spa-Francorchamps has been a controversial racetrack for many years. It is a fast track with excitement and is often perceived as dangerous. Yet it remains one of the most popular circuits […]

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 30: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers press conference during previews to the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 30, 2012 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Nicole Powell - Jul 10, 2023

From completely unseen and insane pole laps to completely unexpected ones, here is a rundown of F1’s best-ever pole laps.   6. 2020 Austria – Valtteri Bottas He might have had to play second man in a team led by the ever-so-dominant Lewis Hamilton. There is no doubt Valtteri Bottas is a great qualifier. That […]

McLaren 2023 F1 Livery
Nicole Powell - Jul 6, 2023

From complete domination to intense battles between past and present teammates, let’s look at McLaren’s top 5 seasons in F1 history. The British motor racing team, McLaren, is the second-oldest active team and the second most successful Formula One team after Ferrari. As part of their iconic history, McLaren has a total of 183 race […]

Apr 15, 2023; Long Beach, California, USA; Team owner Michael Andretti speaks with media after Andretti Autosport driver Kyle Kirkwood (27) of United States wins pole position during qualifying at Long Beach Street Circuit. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Jack Oliver Smith - Apr 20, 2023

Part 3’s what-ifs span both sides of the Atlantic. We focus on three Formula 1 drivers whose talents were wasted by wholly contrasting circumstances. Making it into Formula 1 requires talent, and more often than not, money. But being in the right place at the right time is also crucial. Whilst the what-ifs in question […]

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 30: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers press conference during previews to the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 30, 2012 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Jack Oliver Smith - Apr 15, 2023

The home-town of Michael and Ralf Schumacher is to be demolished to make way for a development on a pit-mine. The German town of Kerpen, which was created in 1975 after the merging of ten municipalities, is synonymous with one of the most famous names in motorsport. But the home-town of 7-times Formula 1 World […]

Jul 1, 2007; Magny-Cours, FRANCE; Formula One driver David Coulthard (GBR) during the 2007 Grand Prix of France at Magny-Cours Motorway. Mandatory Credit: GEPA pictures/ Franz Pammer via USA TODAY Sports
Jack Oliver Smith - Mar 29, 2023

To celebrate the 52nd birthday of former Formula 1 hero David Coulthard this week, LWOS takes look at the Scotsman’s greatest victories. This week sees former Formula 1 stalwart David Coulthard turn 52 years old. A driver for fourteen years and a TV analyst also for fourteen years, Coulthard has always been a popular presence within […]

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - MARCH 28: Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing drives during qualifying for the Malaysia Formula One Grand Prix at Sepang Circuit on March 28, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI201503280474 // Usage for editorial use only //
Vincent van der Hoek - Feb 4, 2023

Creating your own Formula 1 team is challenging.  The Formula 1 heritage of Red Bull Racing is twofold. Before starting their own team, the energy drink company was around as a sponsor in Formula 1 for decades. The other part starts with three-time Formula 1 World Champion, Jackie Stewart. As the whole Andretti vs Formula […]

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 12: Derek Warwick of Great Britain in the pits during Qualifying for the Grand Prix Masters race at the Kyalami Circuit on November 12, 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
Jack Oliver Smith - Jan 14, 2023

LWOS takes a look back over the career of former Formula 1 driver Derek Warwick, who also took the time to speak to us about his career and his thoughts on F1 today. Many aficionados of Grand Prix racing regard Englishman Derek Warwick as one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers to never adorn the […]

SPA FRANCORCHAMPS, BELGIUM - AUGUST 30: Michael Schumacher of Germany and Mercedes GP attends the drivers press conference during previews to the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit of Spa Francorchamps on August 30, 2012 in Spa Francorchamps, Belgium. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
Jack Oliver Smith - Jan 3, 2023

Today, millions of fans across the world are celebrating Michael Schumacher’s 54th birthday. To offer our own celebration of his incredible F1 career, we look back at Schumacher’s awesome record at Spa-Francorchamps. Unique, brilliant, courageous, controversial. Michael Schumacher will always have his name indelibly stamped into Formula 1 history as one of its greatest-ever drivers. […]

Formula 1 What If's - Geschenkuebergabe debis, Stuttgart, 1992 Michael Schumacher Modellauto Sauber-Mercedes C9 , copyright: HOCH ZWEI / Ronco (Photo by Hoch Zwei/Corbis via Getty Images)
Jack Oliver Smith - Dec 20, 2022

In this special series, LWOS hypothesizes with a comprehensive list of moments in Formula 1 history that did not happen…but almost did. The legendary commentator Murray Walker once said: ‘If is a very long word in F1. In fact, “if” is “F1” spelled backward.’ Amidst all the goings-on in the background of Formula 1, things […]

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12: Martin Brundle looks on during a live broadcast during the Fox Sports F1 Commentary Team Melbourne Preview at Albert Park on March 12, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images for Fox Sports)
Jack Oliver Smith - Dec 6, 2022

An F1 legend both on and off the track, LWOS takes a look at some of the best moments in the career of Martin Brundle. Since 1984, the Grand Prix community has been blessed with the presence of Martin Brundle. A driver for 12 years and commentator for 25, Brundle is an omnipresent figure within […]

George Russell
Sam Pearce - Sep 8, 2021

George Russell will replace Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team The Silver Arrows announced that the young Brit will join the team on a long-term contract from 2022. The news had been the worst kept secret in Formula 1. Most expected it to only be a matter of time until the announcement. It will […]

Classic F1 Spa 1998
Jack Oliver Smith - Aug 25, 2022

LWOS takes a look back at the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix, as the “luck of the Irish” reigned in the rain for Eddie Jordan’s eponymous outfit. The 1998 Belgian Grand Prix had enough metaphorical twists and turns to match the ones on the grand old Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The chances of such a race ever happening […]

F1 Spa
sheapayne - Aug 27, 2022

The Spa-Francorchamps Circuit in Belgium is one of Formula 1’s original tracks, but since its first race in 1950, much has changed. Deep in the Ardennes of Eastern Belgium is the historic Le Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The 4.3-mile circuit is one of the oldest tracks on the F1 calendar, having hosted its first Formula 1 […]

Queen Elizabeth
Jack Oliver Smith - Sep 18, 2022

LWOS looks back to when Her Majesty, The Queen, then-Princess Elizabeth, attended the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix. Last Sunday, Formula 1 came together to pay tribute to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, with a minute’s silence before the Italian Grand Prix. Many of the teams, British and otherwise, chose to bear an array […]

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Red Bull Racing celebrating their constructors' championship, Japanese Grand Prix, 2023
Erika Di Guido - Sep 18, 2022

Red Bull and Max Verstappen were the rulers of the 2023 season. With many highs and few lows, the team earns a place in the pages of history books. Red Bull had an incredible Formula One season in 2023 without any doubt. The team was close to achieving what no one else had ever done […]

Jaden Diaz-Ndisang - Sep 18, 2022

Sergio Perez is optimistic about challenging Max Verstappen for the 2024 F1 title, despite a largely difficult season. There’s been no shortage of headlines about Sergio Perez during the 2023 season. From praise of his early race victories to concerns about his Red Bull future, the past twelve months have been eventful for the Mexican […]

Nicole Powell - Sep 18, 2022

FOM, Mercedes and Susie Wolff have hit back at the FIA denying the allegations that have instigated the launch of an investigation. The winter break is here and as usual, it is not short of drama. Business F1 magazine has claimed that rival team bosses had raised concerns that Toto and Susie Wolff were sharing […]

Susie Wolff
Nicole Powell - Sep 18, 2022

Get to know Susie Wolff, Managing Director of F1 Academy, and her association with motorsports beyond Toto Wolff. Some people may know Susie Wolff as Toto Wolff’s wife, but she has gained broader recognition in motorsports as an MBE, pioneer, and trailblazer. Currently, she serves as the managing director of F1 Academy, but her journey […]

Williams 2023 F1 Livery (Credit:
Nicole Powell - Sep 18, 2022

New leader, new drive Williams Racing F1 team are the second most successful team in Formula One history. But since 1998, they have been in a decline in terms of on-track performance. For over two decades now, the team have struggled to compete at the same level as the other top teams in Formula 1. […]

Kyle Kirkwood of Andretti Autosport going through the corkscrew at Laguna Seca, 2023
Felix Duppong - Sep 18, 2022

Andretti Global arguably has one of the strongest driver lineups in IndyCar for the 2024 season in Kirkwood, Herta, and Ericsson. Let’s explore why. Andretti’s 2024 IndyCar lineup has been downsized to three cars. They have let go of Devlin DeFrancesco and replaced the Canadian with 2022 Indy 500 winner Marcus Ericsson. Marcus Ericsson: Chip […]

Yuki Tsunoda of AlphaTauri, Alex Albon of Williams and Logan Sargeant of Williams.
Sophia Charlemagne - Sep 18, 2022

Alpha Tauri brought a fresh round of upgrades to Abu Dhabi, intensifying their battle with Williams for P7 in the constructor’s standings. Heading into the final race of the season, Alpha Tauri confirmed that they would in fact be bringing their last batch of upgrades. Although the primary reason for this would be to assist […]

Lewis Hamilton winning seven titles
Nicole Powell - Sep 18, 2022

From the moment Lewis Hamilton set foot in Formula One, he let everyone know he meant business. His rookie F1 season is still the most successful ever and has set the standards for rookies in the sport quite high. Hamilton was set to begin his Formula One journey when he signed with McLaren to compete […]