Classic Formula 1

Queen Elizabeth
Jack 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 […]

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 […]

Portuguese Grand Prix
Tonia Whitfield - Jun 22, 2020

On a cold, rainy day in Portugal, a legend was born.  It was April 21, 1985, and the Autodromo do Estoril was being drenched by a constant downpour of rain and the chill was inescapable. The Portuguese Grand Prix was the second race of the Formula 1 season and little did fans know they were […]

1962 French Grand Prix
Tonia Whitfield - Apr 13, 2020

The French Grand Prix was run on a beautiful, sun-kissed day on July 8, 1962, in Rouen, France. While two British drivers, Jim Clark and Graham Hill, seemed to be the fastest on track, at the end of the day it was an American that claimed the victory. The victory was a first not just […]

A Legend's First Victory
Tonia Whitfield - Mar 29, 2020

It was a perfect, sunny Florida day on December 12, 1959.  The United States Grand Prix was about to be run to a smaller than expected crowd, despite the beautiful weather. It was the last race of the 1959 World Championship of Drivers and the International Cup for Formula 1 Manufacturers, and only the second […]

1968 Canadian Grand Prix
Tonia Whitfield - Mar 19, 2020

The morning of September 22, 1968, started out a bit chilly, however, the sun was shining brightly and promised to warm up the Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. The Formula 1 season was in the middle of a huge battle for the championship that included some of the greatest names in racing. The 1968 Canadian […]

Víctor López - Sep 20, 2018

Sebastian Vettel is a four-time Formula 1 champion and one of the best drivers in the sport in the last decade. The German has won 52 races and scored 107 podiums. In his twelve seasons in F1, he’s been beaten by his teammate only once – at the hands of Daniel Ricciardo in 2014. The […]

Jack Wannan - Aug 6, 2018

These days the name “McLaren” means many things to many people. Formula 1 fans know it as a team that has been around since they started watching F1. People who are into exotic cars know McLaren as the brand that produces the P1 and similar designs. A lot of people don’t know the origins of […]

Jack Wannan - Aug 1, 2018

It is not the best of times for Williams as a Formula 1 team to say the least. The team has barely scored any points, and next season looks like an even darker cloud is ready to rain on the team. Although the team is in a bad position currently, the team has a glorious […]

Víctor López - Jul 19, 2018

Formula 1 undoubtedly offers a spotlight for greatness and legacy-building for racing drivers. However, where there is light, there is darkness also. Some drivers could not catch a break, although they enjoyed the highest spotlight, their climax never arrived. Top 5 Drivers With The Most Grand Prix Victories To Never Win An F1 Title Some […]

Víctor López - Jul 18, 2018

The 1970 German Grand Prix was the inaugural race at the Hockenheimring. Championship leader Jochen Rindt was in front of Jack Brabham by nine points, the points equivalent of a full race victory. The Austrian driver had won four of the previous five races and established himself as the championship leader. Jochen Rindt’s Last Victory En […]

The much anticipated 2018 Monaco Grand Prix is all set to go this weekend. The 1996 Monaco GP, holds the record for the fewest actual finishers(3) and the most retirements(85.7%) in a Formula 1 race. Only three drivers out of 21 starters actually crossed the finish line and took the chequered flag. Olivier Panis (Ligier) […]

Víctor López - May 15, 2018

Anytime a Formula 1 championship begins with the parity that the 2018 season has started with, there is a lot of excitement. Fans look forward to a thrilling season with the battle going on until the last lap of the last Grand Prix. Is it realistic? Yes, of the 68 World Drivers’ Championships (WDC) in […]

Max Verstappen entered Formula 1 as the youngest full-time F1 driver ever in 2015 in a whirlwind of publicity and hype. Verstappen was fast-tracked into F1 from Formula 3 (F3) after just one season. All eyes were on this young Dutchman as it was recognized that he had immense talent. A Young Superstar Under Pressure […]

Siddharth Kumar - Feb 11, 2018

Felipe Massa retired from Formula 1 for the second and final time at the end of the 2017 season. Massa ended his career as the lead driver of the Williams F1 team. Massa drove for the Scuderia Ferrari and the Sauber F1 teams, before joining Williams. Felipe Massa – The Affable Racer from Brazil Felipe […]

Tonia Whitfield - Jan 24, 2018

Formula 1 is made of heroes, drivers with tremendous heart, skill, and talent. In the course of their careers, drivers build legions of fans and become household names across the globe.  Once their time in Formula 1 is over, however, many drivers slip out of the limelight.  Last Word on Sport is shining that light […]

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Colombia Flag - F1
Yara Elshebiny - Jan 24, 2018

Colombia has become the latest country interested in joining the ever-expanding Formula 1 calendar in 2024/5 on a 10-year contract. Following the announcement of the 2023 F1 schedule, FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem claimed that the calendar’s expansion to a record-breaking 24 races reflects the series’ growing popularity and fanbase around the world. He stated, […]

Formula 3 Testing - Josep Maria Marti
Fatima Ahmed - Jan 24, 2018

With post-season testing wrapped up, thus ends the 2022 F3 season. With new drivers emerging, we got a little taste of 2023. Post-season testing is a way for teams to test out potential drivers for the following season. A total of eighteen hours were spent experimenting with different set-ups, installation laps, and data analysis. It […]

Thomas Hughes - Jan 24, 2018

Brian Barnhart, A prominent IndyCar figure most recently of Andretti Autosport, has joined Arrow McLaren SP in an undisclosed role. In a developing story out of Indianapolis, Brian Barnhart, former Vice President of IndyCar competition and two-time IndyCar race director, has joined Arrow McLaren SP in an undisclosed role. On Tuesday, Team President Taylor Kiel resigned unexpectedly […]

The start of the 2022 NASCAR All-Star Race at Texas Motor Speedway
Justin Russo - Jan 24, 2018

After an opening round that saw no playoff drivers enter victory lane, just 12 drivers remain in the NASCAR playoffs as the Round of 12 begins this weekend in Texas. Drivers turned the intensity up to 11 for the playoffs, but challenging tracks and engine failures were too much to overcome for some and caused […]

Las Vegas 2023
Thomas Hughes - Jan 24, 2018

Night Racing + The Entertainment Capital of the World! While F1’s Las Vegas race looks like a success, is the start time right? The inaugural season of the $4.2 billion dollar TV rights agreement between FOX Sports, NBC Sports, Turner Sports, and NASCAR was a game changer for how the sport of automobile racing was […]

F1 Grand Prix of Belgium - Practice FP1
Arturo Aguirre - Jan 24, 2018

Following a new regulation for the 2022 season, teams must run a rookie driver during at least two FP1 sessions. Over the course of the season, all ten teams are slowly completing the requirement to test new drivers during FP1 sessions this year. To complete this requirement, a rookie driver must have two or fewer […]

Sebastian Bourdais and Renger van der Zande
Mikey McGuire - Jan 24, 2018

October 1st will see the end of an era for many things in IMSA. With the introduction of the Hypercar, what is now known as the DPi class will become the GTP class. With the new era comes internal change within the teams to adjust and try and capitalize off a newly leveled playing field […]

F1 Tires
Yara Elshebiny - Jan 24, 2018

During Formula 1 weekends teams can use various types of tires. What are the differences in F1 tires and the rules for using them? Welcome back to our F1 Explained series. In this edition, we will go over one of the most important parts of an F1 car. A critical piece in securing pole and […]