Getting mad at Massa

One of the most fascinating things about Formula One is the mix of personalities that it draws together. There are few other disciplines where people from all around the world converge on a fortnightly basis to engage so intensely with each other. Despite the many different nationalities and characteristics that...

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2008 Formula One Testing Analysis

There may not have been a Formula One Grand Prix since October but all of the teams have been working feverishly in preparation for the upcoming season. The first race is only six days away and fans around the world are getting excited as the real 2008 contenders will soon...

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Jarno Trulli and Rubens Barrichello

Since 1950 there have been 797 drivers who have taken part in the Formula One World Championship. That is quite a large number, but only 98 men have reached the pinnacle of the sport and actually won a Grand prix. Of those who have been successful, just 29 have claimed...

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Rebuilding Williams’ F1 dominance

Williams are one of the most successful teams in the history of Grand Prix racing. They won two World Championships after just four years of operation, and claimed another fourteen titles over the next two decades. They had a win ratio that no other team could even dream of. With...

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Formula One on the box

Formula One on the box Formula One is an incredibly wealthy business and has more money flowing through it than any other sport in the world. It is the source of a four billion dollar per year industry which makes it larger than some small countries. The affluence of Grand...

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The race for redemption

It has surfaced during the week that rival American motorsport series, Champ Car and IRL, are close to reaching a formal reconciliation and merging together. This may not seem immediately significant to the Formula One world but it most certainly is. Before the IRL was created in the mid nineties,...

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Breaking into the big time

Two drivers preparing for the 2008 Formula One season may be a little more nervous than the others. Sebastien Bourdais and Nelsinho Piquet are making their debuts in Melbourne and are the only men to be doing so. Both Piquet and Bourdais have made their way into Formula One by...

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Felipe’s fight at Ferrari

Throughout 2007 Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso built up a very strong and bitter rivalry. It was surprising just how much their enmity developed since Formula One teams do everything they can to remain PR-friendly. Now that Alonso has left McLaren to join Renault it seems the biggest battle between...

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Controversy surrounds driving aid ban

There has been a lot of discussion and controversy in Formula One during the winter break about changes to the Technical Regulations in 2008. In particular almost all of the drivers have voiced an opinion about the new standard electronics that come into force. These have been a hot topic...

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Ferrari and McLaren launch their new machinery

Ferrari and McLaren dominated the 2007 Formula One season. They were streets ahead of the competition and there is every reason to suggest that 2008 will be the same. With that in mind there was a lot of interest surrounding both teams this week as they unveiled their new challengers...

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