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How F1's biggest strength is now its biggest weakness

30-Mar-20

The Formula 1 travelling circus is a pan-global monolith that can lay claim to being one of the biggest sporting series going. But in the current COVID-19 pandemic-induced hiatus, that could count against it staging any races at all in 2020, with the fate of Australia's cancelled GP a stark warning to other promoters read more

How motorsport can help the fight in the world's hour of need

30-Mar-20

With motorsport activities put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, teams could conceivably make a positive contribution to solving the problem. There are no points to be collected, but the potential outcome could be even more rewarding read more

Why F1's showman is the big winner of its enforced hiatus

25-Mar-20

Prominent showings - not entirely for the reasons he planned - in the F1 Esports Virtual GP and Veloce's #NottheBahGP were a perfect illustration of how Lando Norris has assumed the role of F1's poster boy in a tough period for the championship, and ought to give him a far greater following when on-track racing resumes read more

The decisions F1 is taking to avert disaster

25-Mar-20

A busy week of news has enveloped the F1 world. Three more races have been struck from their calendar slots due to the COVID-19 outbreak, while 2021's car rules have been postponed. After the fiasco of Australia, F1 is now beginning to make sensible decisions to avert disaster in a time of crisis read more

The big winners from contract season

25-Mar-20

Regardless of when - or if - the 2020 Formula 1 season actually starts, several drivers are out of contract at the end of it and the legal eagles are going to be busy, says MARK GALLAGHER read more

How a veteran tech guru is constantly learning

25-Mar-20

Giorgio Piola has been spotting and exquisitely illustrating Formula 1's tech secrets for half a century. And the great thing about F1, he tells GP Racing, is that he's still learning new tricks every race... read more

The other sagas from F1's trip to Melbourne

18-Mar-20

The many storylines that were expected to play out during the course of the Australian GP weekend were utterly overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic that forced the event's cancellation. It will now be some time before these hot potatoes can be picked up again and the outcomes decided read more

How outspoken Hamilton again showed he's F1's moral leader

17-Mar-20

Lewis Hamilton was one of few drivers to put his head above the parapet and voice his displeasure at Formula 1's desire to race in Melbourne amid the coronavirus pandemic. It served to illustrate once again the important role he has in F1, and why he'll be missed when he's gone read more

The big questions F1 faces after Australian GP cancellation chaos

17-Mar-20

The cancelled 2020 Australian Grand Prix will surely go down as one of F1's most farcical episodes. With the dust yet to settle, big questions now arise over the Australia weekend and what F1 does next read more

The nightmare F1 was never going to avoid but still walked into

13-Mar-20

Despite its defiance in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, reality has hit at the heart of the F1 paddock. McLaren has withdrawn from the Australian Grand Prix after a team member was diagnosed with the virus, and now questions are being posed as to what happens next - and whether this should have even happened in the first place read more

Why 2020 will be Racing Point's true test of progress

13-Mar-20

After financial turmoil plagued the end of its Force India days, the Racing Point team has been rejuvenated by Lawrence Stroll's ownership. Although 2019's performances were affected by a hangover from its money troubles, 2020 will be the clearest indication of the team's progress read more

Why settled Bottas doesn't care for 'version 3.0'

13-Mar-20

After a troubled 2018 campaign with Mercedes, Bottas bounced back last season to deliver some of the finest performances of his Formula 1 career. Off-season work on himself led to 'Bottas 2.0'. So, as the 2020 season dawns, does the Finn need to upgrade his software again? read more

The biggest losers if Ferrari's worst fears over 2020 car come true

13-Mar-20

After a promising 2019 Formula 1 season fell short for Ferrari, the team intended to challenge for honours in 2020 - but instead, the new SF1000 doesn't look like a title contender. If that's true, both Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc will have to dig deep to recover read more

Liberty's F1 reign will be judged on current global crises, not 2021

13-Mar-20

After taking on F1's ownership, Liberty Media's biggest project was defining a new image for the 2021 season. But as the world teeters on the precipice of a pandemic, with political machinations at play, Liberty has major decisions to make read more

Tech focus: How teams prepared in testing for Melbourne

13-Mar-20

F1 testing's week two was remarkable for the lack of major upgrades, but the FIA and Ferrari provided plenty to talk about... read more

The key areas to expect gaps to close in 2021

13-Mar-20

Stability in the rules means convergence - which is why the midfield teams ought to be able to close the gap to the leaders this season, says PAT SYMONDS read more

Can Sainz emulate his world champion lineage?

13-Mar-20

One Carlos Sainz is a world champion and a bona fide racing legend. The other one isn't - yet. But BEN EDWARDS thinks the son of King Carlos is well on the way to proving himself... read more

Why McLaren’s "joker" doesn’t need to change much

25-Mar-20

McLaren's young prodigy was an impressive rookie in 2019, but didn't win universal admiration for his laidback attitude and sense of humour. This year, Lando Norris promises to tone down the larking about and show what he's really made of. He's even eschewed the trappings of Monaco and moved closer to the team’s Woking HQ. Look out for him locally - he still doesn’t mind the attention... read more

The Williams throwback leading its path to revival

13-Mar-20

Alan Jones. Keke Rosberg. Nigel Mansell. Juan Pablo Montoya. Williams loves a hard-charging driver and, after a year of flying under the radar, George Russell (he's a big Montoya fan, by the way) is determined to enter the team's pantheon of go-getters... read more

How 'relaxed' Ricciardo aims to kick on with Renault

13-Mar-20

Renault's Aussie star will be out of contract after 2020 so is likely to be hot property on the driver market as this season unfolds, but here he explains why he remains "100%" committed to his current team and that he believes he will get to swill champagne from the inside of his black and yellow boot before too long... read more