Why new era F1 is still dogged by its old world problems
OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway. But instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era
Formula 1’s countdown to the unleashing of its new era cars is well underway, as teams begin making space in their diaries for what will be one of the most anticipated launch seasons in years. But despite all the excitement for new rules that F1’s owner Liberty Media believes will make the racing more exciting, it hasn’t taken long to be reminded that grand prix racing is not quite ready to focus completely on the future just yet. There are still some past problems that need to be sorted first.
Much air time is still being given to the fallout from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with many both within and outside of F1 still perturbed by the nature of the events and the potential impact decisions made that day have had on the championship’s reputation. Just like the UK government only gets truly alarmed with controversies when they break out of the Westminster Bubble and make cut through with the voters, so too should the FIA be alarmed by the way in which the Abu Dhabi controversy has resonated with the wider public for all the wrong reasons.
OPINION: Fred Vasseur has spent only a few weeks as team principal for the Ferrari Formula 1 team, but is already intent on taking the Scuderia back to the very top. And despite it being arguably the most demanding job in motorsport, the Frenchman is relishing the challenge
Changes to the regulations for season two of Formula 1's ground-effects era aim to smooth out last year’s troubles and shut down loopholes. But what areas have been targeted, and what impact will this have?
Who are the quickest drivers in Formula 1 history? LUKE SMITH asked a jury of experienced and international panel of experts and F1 insiders. Some of them have worked closely with F1’s fastest-ever drivers – so who better to vote on our all-time top 50? We’re talking all-out speed here rather than size of trophy cabinet, so the results may surprise you…
OPINION: During what is traditionally a very quiet time of year in the Formula 1 news cycle, FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem has been generating headlines. He’s been commenting on massive topics in a championship that loves them, but also addressing necessary smaller changes too. Here we suggest a further refinement that would be a big boon to fans
While a quick pitstop can make all the difference to the outcome of a Formula 1 race, most team managers say consistency is more important than pure speed. MATT KEW analyses the fastest pitstops from last season to see which ones – if any – made a genuine impact
Modern Formula 1 fans have grown accustomed to a lull in racing during winter in the northern hemisphere. But, as MAURICE HAMILTON explains, there was a time when teams headed south of the equator rather than bunkering down in the factory. And why not? There was fun to be had, money to be made and reputations to forge…
Porsche whipped up a frenzy thanks to a cryptic social media post last week and, although it turned out to be a false alarm, it also highlighted why manufacturers remain such an important element in terms of the attraction that they bring to F1. It is little wonder that several other manufacturers are bidding for a slice of the action
Albon owns up to car key incident on first day at Willliams
Mazepin aims to improve bonding with wider Haas F1 team in 2022
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