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Daniel Ricciardo has found a new lease of life at McLaren – a move that’s been years in the making, as he explains to STUART CODLING…
The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001
The Formula 1 world reacted with surprise when it learned Lewis Hamilton’s long-awaited new Mercedes deal guarantees his presence on the grid only until the end of 2021. Both parties claimed publicly they were happy with the arrangement but, asks MARK GALLAGHER, is there more to it than that?
For too long, F1's richest teams have justified being able to spend as much as they want because that's the way they've always conducted their business. STUART CODLING says that's no reason not to kick a bad habit
In 2017 new F1 technical regulations were supposed to add drama - and peg Mercedes back. STUART CODLING looks at the car which, while troubled, set the stage for the wide-bodied Formula 1 era
After a pandemic-hit winter of seat-swapping, F1 kicked off its season with several new faces in town, other drivers adapting to new environments, and one making a much-anticipated comeback. BEN ANDERSON looks at who made the most of their opportunity and who needs to try harder…
Aston Martin’s only previous foray into Formula 1 in the late 1950s was a short-lived and unsuccessful affair. But it could have been so different, says NIGEL ROEBUCK
Williams held out against the tide for many years but, as MARK GALLAGHER explains, the age of the owner-manager is long gone
When the flag drops, you know what stops... And it's about time, says STUART CODLING
Being fast isn't enough. Charles Leclerc needs to work with new team-mate Carlos Sainz Jr to bring Ferrari out of the dark, says BEN EDWARDS
When the pandemic pushed Formula 1 into hiatus a year ago, the driver-market cogs carried on turning behind the scenes, culminating in three drivers spending a whole season racing for teams they knew they’d be leaving and a double world champion readying himself for a dramatic comeback. STUART CODLING weighs up what's at stake
For the past four seasons Red Bull has come on strong in the final races – but only after starting from a low bar. This year, team principal Christian Horner tells BEN ANDERSON, it’s ready to come tearing out of the blocks…
The Schumacher name is coming back to Formula 1… LUKE SMITH examines whether Mick has what it takes to reach the heights his father scaled - and why he isn't worried about comparisons with other Ferrari hotshots
Mercedes has been the team to beat in Formula 1 since 2014 – but it’s taking no chances this season in the face of a renewed challenge from Red Bull, says STUART CODLING
There’s no lack of ambition in F1 at the moment as Ferrari chases a competitive comeback, Red Bull becomes an engine manufacturer in its own right and Aston Martin returns – aiming for championship glory in five years. ANDREW BENSON weighs up Aston's chances
While the Renault Group's new boss talks of 'Renaulution', MARK GALLAGHER explains that there's more to the rebranding of Renault’s F1 team than corporate marketing spin
For too long, F1 teams have invested huge sums of money to find tiny improvements which are invisible to fans. PAT SYMONDS explains why F1 had to act to protect its competitors from themselves
What makes the very best drivers in Formula 1 stand out among what is already a highly elite bunch? ANDREW BENSON takes a closer look at those with the special blend of skill, judgment, feel and attitude that sets only a select few apart from the rest.
Channel 4's decision to pick Steve Jones as presenter of its Formula 1 coverage in 2016 raised eyebrows, and his presenting style grated with many fans at first. But, says BEN EDWARDS, Jones has developed into a presenter ripe for modern F1's direction
OPINION: It's been an uneasy ride for Esteban Ocon since his F1 comeback - and fresh challenges lie in wait as he's joined by double world champion Fernando Alonso in the newly rebranded Alpine team. STUART CODLING sets out a roadmap to success
OPINION: The deal McLaren concluded with MSP Sports Capital last year which will help the cash-strapped Formula 1 team pay for much-needed infrastructure upgrades, also points toward the future for F1 itself, says STUART CODLING
From challenging Mercedes for world titles, Ferrari abruptly reverted to the kind of shambles not seen since the early 1990s over the course of a disastrous 2020 campaign. Putting the Scuderia back on track won't be the work of a moment, says ROBERTO CHINCHERO
In this age of knowledge we have become accustomed to unpicking the causes of major events. But how Romain Grosjean survived his Bahrain accident may stay a mystery, says PAT SYMONDS
As the onset of the coronavirus pandemic wrought havoc around the world, Formula 1 had to get creative to survive. The financial and human cost has been heavy but, as MARK GALLAGHER explains, quick thinking and urgent action allowed F1 and its stakeholders to bring the championship back from the brink of catastrophe...
Even the most skilled and ambitious political operators can come a cropper when organisations change. STUART CODLING reflects on the departure from Renault of Cyril Abiteboul
Formula 1 fans remember V12 engines fondly but only one has powered a driver to the world championship. STUART CODLING recalls McLaren's MP4/6, with which Ayrton Senna secured the 1991 crown 30 years ago
The world is changing and F1 has to change with it to enjoy a prosperous future. But how much pain will that involve? STUART CODLING examines how F1 is coping with the challenge of embracing sustainability
When Lewis Hamilton eventually decides to hang up his helmet, Mercedes has a problem: how to replace the greatest driver of a generation? George Russell is one who might inherit that mantle - but he'll still have to fight for it, says LUKE SMITH
To sprint or not to sprint? After a season in which F1 has departed greatly from its regular calendar, and with some success, PAT SYMONDS says it's worth carrying on that spirit of embracing the new by considering new race formats in 2021
He'll be 36 before the next Formula 1 season begins, but Lewis Hamilton remains determined to carry on improving as a human being as well as a driver. As he explains to ALEX KALINAUCKAS, he feels like his work has only just begun...
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have been shown the door after another underwhelming season for Haas. But that's not the only big change blowing through the American-owned team, says STUART CODLING
Formula 1 visits many destinations with 'problems', but the announcement of a race in Saudi Arabia has caused a storm of protest. MARK GALLAGHER asks if we should be surprised that a multi-million dollar sport run by capitalists goes where the dollar takes it
As Honda gets set to bow out of F1, again, at the end of 2021, MARK GALLAGHER looks back at the exploits of another famous Japanese manufacturer that spent too much money, adapted too slowly, achieved too little, then bowed out too soon in response to global economic rupture
For so long nearly a laughing stock in Formula 1, such has been the magnitude of its fall, McLaren has had to re-examine its entire working culture. STUART CODLING explains how results this past season show the pain might have been worth it...
10 years ago one of the biggest rivalries in Formula 1 was Fernando Alonso vs Sebastian Vettel. BEN EDWARDS looks forward to it happening all over again at the head of the midfield in 2021
Pushed harder than ever by Ferrari last season, Mercedes dug deeper. The result was the fastest F1 car ever - as demonstrated by Lewis Hamilton's record-breaking lap of Monza. Now Mercedes' designers open up to STUART CODLING and ALEX KALINAUCKAS about the sheer scale of the task...
What's next in Formula 1's power game? PAT SYMONDS explains why the internal combustion engine is here to stay - for a while at least...
In the final part of our series celebrating the most influential figures in world championship history, RICHARD WILLIAMS examines a decade in which driver personalities became ever more intertwined with the forces of big business as Formula 1 grew steadily more corporate - and, finally, passed beyond the Bernie Ecclestone era of 'benign dictatorship'...
Chase Carey will soon step down as head of Formula 1, to be replaced by ex-Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali. MARK GALLAGHER examines what we can expect from the latest poacher-turned-gamekeeper to take up a senior leadership role within F1
A nightmare start to 2019 resulted in Pierre Gasly's demotion back to AlphaTauri, but he's rebounded superbly, culminating in that surprise victory at Monza . Here, Gasly and race engineer Pierre Hamelin explain his redemptive journey to OLEG KARPOV
You might think Toto Wolff's job is easy - but it isn't, and that's why he can't hand over the Mercedes team principal role to someone else quickly, even though he wants to move on, says STUART CODLING
Honda's impending exit from Formula 1 could provide an opportunity for Red Bull to get itself on terms with Mercedes - if only it could take it, argues MARK GALLAGHER
Sebastian Vettel looked short of options to remain in F1 for 2021 after being ditched by Ferrari. But having taken a leap of faith with Aston Martin, LUKE SMITH asks if Vettel can rediscover his best form and take F1's midfield minnow to the next level
Now F1's most experienced driver ever, Kimi Raikkonen has a reputation for giving journalists the cold shoulder. But he's also authentic and no-nonsense, with feet firmly planted on the ground - and it's this, allied to his extraordinary driving ability and technical nous, which has kept his career going, and going, says ALEX KALINAUCKAS
The last in the line of V12-powered Ferrari Formula 1 cars was a formidable beast - and it could have been even more successful had a key aerodynamic innovation not been dropped because of internal politics, says STUART CODLING
In the final part of our history of Williams, DAMIEN SMITH recalls how Martini sponsorship and Mercedes power yielded a brief flowering of promise before Williams slipped to the back of the grid again - and the founding family decided enough was enough
The science of human as well as mechanical performance hit new heights as Formula 1 reached the 21st century, drivers adopted radical new training regimes and the money men continued to circle. RICHARD WILLIAMS casts his eye over a turbulent era
McLaren has put its award-winning Norman Foster-designed headquarters up for sale - but it's not planning on moving out. STUART CODLING investigates why it's come to this...
Daniel Ricciardo is McLaren-bound next season, but leaving a Renault team which is undergoing a resurgence on and off the track. He and team principal Cyril Abiteboul tell STUART CODLING and BEN ANDERSON what's been happening behind the scenes
Formula 1's involvement in a proposed new circuit to host the Brazilian Grand Prix is tone-deaf at best, says STUART CODLING
In part six of our history of Williams, DAMIEN SMITH describes how, despite flashes of potential - even of brilliance - in the seasons immediately after the BMW divorce, at the turn of the decade Williams fell into a trough of underachievement from which it has struggled to extract itself...