When an F1 rules farce scuppered two opportunistic drivers
Rules and the consistency with which they’re applied are a point of friction between the drivers and governing body. MAURICE HAMILTON says is there an argument for just letting the drivers do what they do best?
Whatever happened to F1 drivers being allowed to get on with what they do best? It seems every move has become regulated to the point where a measuring tape, protractor and overhead images of corners are needed to decide which driver has the right to exit ahead of the other.
There was a time when F1 racers were credited with enough common sense and spatial awareness to work out the difference between a move that was marginal – as they all ought to be, given the very definition of driving at the limit – and one that was downright dangerous. In the case of the latter, drivers proved capable of policing themselves – with the shameful exception of their kangaroo court wrongly accusing Riccardo Patrese of causing Ronnie Peterson’s fatal accident at Monza in 1978.
What happens, asks MATT KEW, if the old adage of win on a Sunday, sell on a Monday is no longer true for F1 manufacturers?
The Australian rising star is fast, consistent, confident, adaptable and has shown excellent racecraft, but there’s already a taint to his reputation. That hasn’t stopped him becoming the hottest property in this year’s F1 driver market and why McLaren moved fast to snap up the 21-year-old
Formula 1's incoming engine rules shake-up has multiple targets. But it may also solve what has been a bone of contention since the hybrids arrived in 2014. The new plan will allow the series to pump up the volume
Nyck de Vries appeared to have missed his opportunity to break into Formula 1 as he was passed over for more exciting talents who have now become frontrunners and title fighters. But after catching the eye outside of the F1 sphere, before his stunning impromptu grand prix debut in Italy, will it lead to a delayed full-time race seat?
The Singapore Grand Prix has, explains BEN EDWARDS, played an important role in Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 career. As the series returns to the Marina Bay Street Circuit for the first time in three years, he faces the latest challenge with an underperforming Mercedes car
Although Ferrari's chances of title glory in 2022 have evaporated, chairman John Elkann expects the team to have chalked up both championships by 2026. Both require drivers to play the team game and, having now become more comfortable with the F1-75, Carlos Sainz may be Ferrari's key to title glory
With Formula 1’s future engine regulations now agreed, MARK GALLAGHER wonders if they will provide a more competitive field than past attempts actually managed
STUART CODLING charts the development of the Williams FW09, the ugly duckling that heralded the start of the title-winning Williams-Honda partnership
Red Bull F1 team explains loss of top speed at Monza
Ferrari explains old F1 car floor test in Italian GP practice