To say it’s such a divisive topic, it’s easy to see why the FIA decided to implement the Halo. Motorsport has been on a path towards greater safety since the 1960s, with each decade bringing with it new innovations to protect the drivers, team personnel and fans. In Jackie Stewart’s era it was said that… Continue reading The Halo: The next step in motorsport evolution
In the first of this two part list I outlined the first half of my favourite stories from 2017. In a year with so many plot twists and highlights it was hard to pick my top five, but hopefully you'll agree these are the some of the most significant stories to emerge this year. If… Continue reading The motorsport headlines of 2017 so far- Part 2
As the Formula 1 paddock breaks up for the summer and the third Formula E season draws to a close it seems an ideal time to look back over the biggest motorsport stories to make the headlines this year. It’s been seven months of drama, thrills and sheer brilliance and 2017 certainly hasn’t been afraid… Continue reading The motorsport headlines of 2017 so far- Part 1
In two short days I will be arriving at the Silverstone Woodlands campsite, ready to immerse myself in four days of spectacular racing alongside thousands of other passionate Formula 1 fans. It's the highlight of my year and I'd recommend it to anyone, but to get the best experience it's necessary to battle against the… Continue reading A guide to surviving Silverstone
The Monaco Grand Prix left Kimi Raikkonen fans the world over heartbroken the Iceman didn’t manage to convert his first pole in nine years into a win. Speculation that Ferrari’s prioritisation of Sebastian Vettel’s title bid robbed them of a Kimi win has only contributed to their unhappiness. There are arguments that Raikkonen hadn’t done… Continue reading ‘Kimi, Sebastian is faster than you’ and other victims of team orders
If you’ve missed the cascade of criticism that Jolyon Palmer has been subjected to in the last few months you must be both blind and deaf. While social media may have come to a pretty damning conclusion about his talent or lack of it, the British driver must have done something right to have retained… Continue reading Is Jolyon Palmer as bad as his critics make him out to be?
While F1 might have been getting more of the headlines, it isn't the only form of motorsport to embark on a fresh start in 2017 by reviving aspects of their past. Just like F1, the World Rally Championship has had a massive re-haul of their technical regulations in order to make the cars faster and… Continue reading The Future is in the Past
With Antonio Giovinazzi making a splash on his debut, I've decided to take a look at another ten drivers who surpassed all expectations their first time on track. These racers did even better than Giovinazzi's 12th, and went on to get poles, wins and even the odd championship. From F1 past... In 1972 Carlos Reutemann… Continue reading First-Race Wonders
For the first time in three years, Mercedes is not the team topping the results screen of the Constructors' Championship. After Lewis Hamilton's pace over the initial part of the weekend it seemed unlikely, but an early pitstop by the polesitter allowed Sebastian Vettel to go for the undercut and take Ferrari's first win since… Continue reading Australia: Is the Hamilton/Vettel fight on?
When Valtteri Bottas leaves the pits in Melbourne for his first weekend as a Mercedes driver, two out of the four most desirable seats in F1 will be filled with a Finn. Eight Finnish drivers have qualified for a Grand Prix and three of those have gone on to become World Champions. If Nico Rosberg… Continue reading What makes Finland so successful?