Do F1 drivers' careers go on too long?
Seven of the most-prolific F1 starters of all time are on the current grid, with 11 of the 22 already past the 100-starts mark. A look back over the full history of the world championship helps answer the question being asked above
There was a time when a driver starting 200 grands prix was unthinkable, yet Nico Robserg hitting that milestone at the recent Singapore Grand Prix was a barely-remarked-upon footnote to the race weekend. Formula 1 careers go on too long nowadays, right?
It could be that 300 races - a milestone Jenson Button should become the third driver to hit at Sepang next weekend after Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher - soon becomes a more commonplace landmark, with Fernando Alonso next in the queue to reach it in 2018.
The technical directive issued by Formula 1 to reduce levels of automation in pitstops has given teams an unwelcome period of adjustment. Although safety was the primary goal, it has already had a significant impact on the title race and puts extra pressure on teams to deliver as the season reaches the business end
Some 18 drivers have finished runner-up to Lewis Hamilton on his way to 100 wins. Three of those recall their battles with Formula 1’s centurion and give their personal insights into the seven-time world champion on his rise to unchartered territory
Until rain turned the Russian Grand Prix on its head in the closing stages, Lando Norris was set to convert his first Formula 1 pole position into a maiden win. But having recovered well from being shuffled back at the start, Hamilton and his Mercedes team called the changing conditions spot-on for a landmark 100th F1 victory
At the Italian Grand Prix Daniel Ricciardo turned around a troubled F1 season and, in F2, Oscar Piastri demonstrated once again that he is a potential star of the future. BEN EDWARDS weighs up the prospects of F1 having two Australian stars
Michael Schumacher is the latest sporting superstar to get the ‘Netflix treatment’, with a special documentary film airing on the US streaming giant’s platform this month. DAMIEN SMITH has the inside track on how the filmmakers gained access to tell the human story behind one of Formula 1’s most publicity-shy champions - while the man himself, for obvious reasons, is in absentia…
For the second race in a row, Mercedes has ended the first day of track action on top. It’s in a commanding position at the Russian Grand Prix once again – this time largely thanks to Max Verstappen’s upcoming engine-change grid penalty. But there’s plenty to suggest all hope is not lost for the championship leader at Sochi
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