Promoting Formula One

Promoting Formula One Formula One is one of the world’s most popular sports with a massive global following. Part of that popularity is down to the significant work that Formula One Management has put into promoting Grand Prix racing in many different countries. More than 30 years ago, Bernie Ecclestone...

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Felipe Massa and Ferrari’s future options

Felipe Massa and Ferrari’s future options Felipe Massa is a driver under pressure. Last year he was comprehensively outperformed by his teammate and has already started 2011 on the back foot. It’s very early days to be passing any meaningful judgement on Massa’s prospects this season, but Felipe will need...

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Solar energy in Formula One

Solar energy in Formula 1 Two weeks ago week a team of approximately 60 students from the University of New South Wales broke the Guinness World Land Speed Record for solar powered vehicles. Their car, named the Sunswift IVy, represents a step forward in affordable solar transport and brings the...

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The top five moments of 2010

The top five moments of 2010 Following on from Sean Russell’s well considered article that put forward the top five Grand Prix drivers of 2010, it’s a timely opportunity to reflect on the top five F1 moments from the previous twelve months. The 2010 Formula One season was one of...

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Sebastian Vettel – 2010 World Champion

Sebastian Vettel – 2010 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has become the youngest ever Formula One World Champion after a dramatic climax to the 2010 season in Abu Dhabi. The 24 year old German stormed to victory with a faultless performance from pole position and broke down in tears on the...

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The demise of Williams

The demise of Williams Thirteen years ago Williams was the strongest team in Formula One. At the end of 1997 the Grove outfit had won 16 World Championships and had taken 103 Grand Prix victories, statistics that were remarkably close to Ferrari’s all-time records. Williams were responsible for taking the...

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Changing the structure of the World Championship

Changing the World Championship Throughout the world there are many different ways to measure and reward success in sport. In Formula One, success is gauged by the World Championship and at the end of every year a single driver is crowned champion. Other sports use a similar idea, but some...

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Team orders in Formula One

Ferrari’s Hockenheim Controversy There are a number of reasons why Ferrari shouldn’t have switched their drivers during the German Grand Prix. Their move has de-motivated Felipe Massa, given Fernando Alonso nothing but a hollow victory, and has turned millions of fans against the team. Another more obvious reason is that...

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