Latest articles by Nigel Roebuck
After 201 Formula 1 grands prix and just one win, Jean Alesi hung up his helmet 20 years ago after the final race of the 2001 season in Japan. Nigel Roebuck paid tribute in the 25 October 2001 magazine to a driver who brought spice and flair to the paddock
Following the terrorist attacks in New York on 11 September 2001, an already unsettled Formula 1 paddock at Monza was thrown into further turmoil when it was suggested there be no overtaking on the first lap of the Italian Grand Prix. Autosport recapped the divisive issue in the September 20 2001 magazine issue
For all the optimism surrounding Williams ahead of its first season under new ownership, it still has some way to go before it can reach the heights of its last title push, when tyre politics and unreliability proved crucial in its defeat to Ferrari. Patrick Head explained all to NIGEL ROEBUCK in the 20 November 2003 issue
The 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix is remembered as one of the epic Formula 1 races, with Ferrari star Nigel Mansell taking a dramatic and unlikely win. It also topped our recent list of the top 10 Hungarian GPs. Here's our report, which first appeared in the 17 August 1989 issue of Autosport magazine
Williams has been through tough times recently, but the team has come through hardship before. At the end of a traumatic season, Frank Williams spoke to Autosport's NIGEL ROEBUCK in the 22/29 December 1994 issue of the magazine
It's 65 years since double world champion Alberto Ascari was killed in an unexplained testing accident. NIGEL ROEBUCK told his story, in a feature first published in Autosport magazine on 2 December 1976
There has probably never been a world championship showdown as dramatic as this - that a British driver didn't win the title in. Here in all its glory is the full story of the 1986 Formula 1 World Championship finale in Adelaide - a race no one who saw it will ever forget...
With Formula 1 firmly in its off-season, the drivers will have turned their attention to the new year and a new campaign. In his final Fifth Column, Nigel Roebuck explains why two racers in particular may be unnerved by the end of the season just gone
Kimi Raikkonen's flashes of brilliance and enigmatic character make him a valuable addition to the grid - but, as one former team boss explains, Formula 1's elder statesman's failure to realise his full potential will always be deeply frustrating
Half a century on from Jim Clark's death, our columnist mourns the loss of the "only one Jim ever worried about" - Dan Gurney
An Abu Dhabi Grand Prix lacking in action led Lewis Hamilton to suggest the circuit was not suited to Formula 1 cars. But the symptoms of a boring race have been visible elsewhere in 2017, and stem from a fundamental fault in the philosophy of the rules
Formula 1's series of decisions over engine specs and engine rules have led to a bad situation - and that will only get worse next year
A tedious grand prix was won by Sebastian Vettel but the real victory was six places further back, a man revelling in his final race at a venue that holds as many painful memories as joyous one
Modern Formula 1's complexities mean you can't even change a spark plug quickly these days. So imagine how teams would manage if they suddenly had to remove all wings - like they had to almost 50 years ago...
The final Malaysian Grand Prix wasn't the kindest to Sebastian Vettel, but it did serve to highlight the four-time Formula 1 world champion's ruthless credentials, both on and off the track