The actual speed of Formula One

Formula One cars are fast. Very fast. In fact if you ever go jogging for half an hour, consider that a Grand Prix machine could have travelled the same distance in just 80 seconds. In theory a modern F1 car could make it from the Tower Bridge in London to...

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Formula One has changed a lot in twelve months

The Formula One World Championship has only been around since 1950 but in that time it has developed a very rich history. Part of that is because, unlike many other sports, it changes so dramatically each and every season. No doubt 2008 will be the same. The new year provides...

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Honda’s satellite team are in trouble

With the exception of busy parents most people have the chance to relax over Christmas. However in Formula One there is no such luxury because the winter break is just as busy as it is any other time. All of the teams will be working around the clock in order...

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Heikki Kovalainen Vs Fernando Alonso

The big news this week in Formula One is that Heikki Kovalainen and Fernando Alonso will be swapping teams in 2008. No doubt there will be some fierce competition between them to see who benefits most from the switch and each have reasons to feel confident. Given the form that...

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F1 teams peeking over the fence

Spying is very much a part of Formula One. All the teams closely monitor their rivals and some go to extraordinary lengths keeping an eye on the competition. However most of their actions are entirely legal and 2007 is the first year that espionage has developed into a major talking...

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Honda take the first step towards recovery

Ferrari have enjoyed a phenomenal run of success since the turn of the century and have dominated the sport like no other team in history. Since 2000 the Scuderia have scored a mind-blowing tally of 1496 championship points, just 21 less than Renault and McLaren put together. During this period...

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Who will be the next McLaren driver?

When a seat with a top Formula One team becomes available there is usually someone groomed and ready to fill the prized vacancy. Winning teams rarely cast doubt over their driver line-up for long. This winter McLaren are bucking the trend. They only have one driver confirmed for 2008 and...

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Slow and steady might just win the race

It is easy to forget just how close Heinz-Harald Frentzen came to winning the 1999 Formula One World Championship for Jordan. He finished only twenty two points behind title winner Mika Hakkinen, but it could have been much closer if not for bad luck. An electrical problem during the European...

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McLaren’s World Championship appeal

This coming Thursday the FIA Court of Appeal will hear McLaren’s case against the result of the Brazilian Grand Prix. Ron Dennis and his legal team will struggle to win the courtroom clash, but even if they do it is almost certain that Kimi Raikkonen will remain 2007 World Drivers...

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