The Cycle of Formula 1

It isn’t often the pivotal moment of Grand Prix takes place before the race has even begun, but the warm up lap of the 1994 British Grand Prix may have inadvertently changed the shape of Formula One. As the field made their way to the grid, Michael Schumacher inexplicably decided...

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Will the real Fernando Alonso please stand up

The 2004 Italian Grand Prix at Monza was a particularly special race. Due to a mix of strategies and weather conditions the six best drivers in the world were all in contention for a podium position if not victory. Schumacher, Barrichello, Raikkonen, Button, Alonso, and Montoya were all racing each...

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To valencia and beyond

Fernando Alonso may not have won the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend but his effect on the sport in his home country was evident for all to see. Alonso’s championship victories have made as much impact off the track as they have on it. The Spanish Formula One Grand Prix...

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Beaten By the ‘B’ Team – Hondas Nightmare

In 1996 Benetton F1 manager Flavio Briatore took control of the Ligier Formula One team. When previous owner Tom Walkinshaw sold out if left the door open for Briatore to take control of a second Formula One outfit. Briatore’s concern in Ligier was merely financial. He wasn’t interested in transforming...

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Customer Cars in F1 – The Debate

Customer cars have become a big talking point in Formula One this year. Both Red Bull and Honda have given chassis and design support to their ‘B’ teams and it has caused massive controversy throughout the paddock. The sport’s regulations stipulate that every team must design and build their own...

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Massa and Trulli – Bahrain 2007 Review

Felipe Massa told reporters last week that before and after every Grand Prix he talks on the phone to Michael Schumacher. I would love to listen in to one of those conversations and I’m sure many F1 fans around the world feel the same way. It would be fascinating to...

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Adrian Sutil ahead of Bahrain 2007

Lewis Hamilton arrives in Bahrain with a big weight off his shoulders. It’s not always easy for grand prix newcomers to establish themselves, but Hamilton has done so emphatically. After only two races at the highest level he has shown that he belongs in Formula One and can mix it...

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FIA post-race press conference – Bahrain

Q: Felipe, what a fantastic day for you after Malaysia. A perfect afternoon for you? Felipe Massa: Yeah, definitely. For sure now we have a good break, so it will be a good time to think about things and enjoy this nice result. The results in the first two races...

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Qualifying Report Bahrain GP 14/04/07

Ferrari will once again lead from the front after Felipe Massa took pole position in qualifying for tomorrow’s Bahrain Grand Prix. The Brazilian was fastest in Malaysia qualifying last week and will again start at the front of the grid after clocking a time of 1:32.652s on the Sakhir circuit....

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Fast But Flawed Felipe

Competing at the highest level of any sport is not an easy thing to do. Athletes the world over are placed under enormous pressure, forced to make split second decisions, and are regularly pushed to the limit. However little of this is taken into consideration by an army of armchair...

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