When Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton filled the podium at the season opener in Australia, they represented (at a combined age of just 74) the youngest podium trio in the history of Formula One. Repeating the feat at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix didn't just confirm the talent of the young stars in the immediate post-Schumacher era, it also set a notable benchmark of its own.
In its 57-year history, modern F1 has followed a tradition of either early-season dominance or unreliability among the championship front-runners. On 14 occasions, the first two Grands Prix of the year have been won by one dominant car and driver package. Ten drivers managed the feat once - Fangio, Stewart, Fittipaldi, Lauda, Laffite, Prost, Senna, Mansell, Damon Hill and Hakkinen. Michael Schumacher did it a staggering four times, three times with Ferrari and once for Benetton.
A trail blazed in Esports has inspired a revamp of the annual prize that aims to discover the best young engineering talent. Autosport met Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future winner Michael Preston
Nyck de Vries’s Italian GP exploits weren’t the first post-eleventh-hour call-up in motorsport history, and won’t be the last either. Here are some offbeat tales from the past
Rising sportscar star Adam Smalley had to pinch himself when offered the chance to drive the car that won the world’s most famous enduro in 1987
The iconic Lola name is being relaunched after it was taken over by new ownership. Part of that reboot is a planned return to racing, though the exact details of this are still to be finalised - though its new owner does have a desire to bring the brand back to the Le Mans 24 Hours. But romanticism doesn't appear to be the driving force behind this renewed project...
Motorsport produced one of its greatest years of all-time in 2021 despite a backdrop of ongoing COVID-19 challenges and an ever-changing racing landscape. Through the non-stop action Autosport has collected the finest moments from the past 12 months to highlight the incredible drama and joy motorsport generates
Making it in motorsport can be tough, and sometimes drivers move elsewhere before their best chance arrives. Here are some of those who made it back
It’s rarely mentioned when it comes to assessing the best national contests, but the Brazilian Stock Car series that reaches its climax this weekend has an ever-growing appeal. Its expanding roster of ex-Formula 1 names has helped to draw in new fans, but it's the closeness of competition that keeps them watching
Top Two Turnaround: Malaysia Analysis
2007 Malaysian GP Technical Review
Subscribe and access Autosport.com with your ad-blocker.
From Formula 1 to MotoGP we report straight from the paddock because we love our sport, just like you. In order to keep delivering our expert journalism, our website uses advertising. Still, we want to give you the opportunity to enjoy an ad-free and tracker-free website and to continue using your adblocker.