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A new slant on the greatest F1 era debate

27-Jan-20

Autosport asked its magazine and online readers to vote for their favourite era in Formula 1 history, with each poll producing a different result. But applying a rating system employed to judge every race so far throws up a third winner read more

The remarkable story of F1's most unlikely test driver

27-Jan-20

Roy Nissany was a surprise candidate for a Williams test role considering he'd been in the motorsport wilderness for a year, but his F1 story is nothing compared to that of his father Chanoch - who went from spectator to practice driver in just four years read more

What F1 should aim to learn from Zandvoort experiments

27-Jan-20

Zandvoort recently revealed its intention to withhold circuit data from teams, in order to make this year's Dutch Grand Prix weekend more unpredictable. If that's a success, Formula 1 has a host of options to try to replicate that at more venues read more

The dramatic win that vindicates a new Formula E star

22-Jan-20

With just a handful of laps to go in Santiago, Maximilian Guenther appeared to have lost his shot at a maiden Formula E victory. His response to that, which included a sensational overtake to reclaim the lead, proves why BMW's new star is one to watch read more

The billionaire and bigger picture behind Nissany's Williams deal

20-Jan-20

Williams has talked up Roy Nissany's attitude as a factor in its decision to make him its F1 test driver, and played down any commercial benefits. Nevertheless, his link to a billionaire offers obvious advantages to the team as it plots a longer-term plan read more

Fittipaldi's prophetic title that justified his McLaren switch

22-Jan-20

Autosport magazine readers voted 1974-82 as the greatest era of Formula 1. Emerson Fittipaldi bagged two world titles during that period, but that could all have been different had he gone for a bigger team over the emerging McLaren outfit read more

F1's best of a golden era, ranked by a driver who lived it

20-Jan-20

John Watson raced against - and beat - them all, and was team-mate to some of Formula 1's best-ever drivers. That makes the ex-McLaren driver perfectly placed to choose his top 10 drivers of 1974-82 read more

Is Leclerc ready for the F1 crown?

20-Jan-20

Charles Leclerc's stock rose considerably during a 2019 season in which he took more poles than anyone, and became only the second team-mate to beat Sebastian Vettel over the course of a year. But do he and Ferrari have the tools for a 2020 title tilt? read more

The underfunded car that holds a notable F1 record

20-Jan-20

While Fondmetal might be more familiar to some Formula 1 fans for its Minardi sponsorship, the company had a go at running its own grand prix squad. Here's the story of its best car, which grabbed an F1 record it is unlikely to lose read more

An F1 world without Schumacher or Hamilton

23-Jan-20

In 2020, the best Formula 1 driver of this generation, Lewis Hamilton, has the chance to statistically supersede the greatest of all time, Michael Schumacher. But how different would the record books look if those two were removed from F1 history? read more

How new track design tech could improve F1's racing

20-Jan-20

Formula 1 has a mixed history when it comes to creating circuits that provide excitement for the fans, but a high-profile new signing and his working group could introduce a more varied and exciting calendar in the future read more

How Albon went from zero experience to Red Bull hero

20-Jan-20

Alex Albon nearly quit racing when Red Bull dropped him from its driver-development programme. Mid-way through 2018 he thought his Formula 1 dream was over, so he signed a deal to race in Formula E. But it's all different now... read more

How Mercedes' 'second car' fooled rivals in 2019

20-Jan-20

Think you know everything about the championship-winning Mercedes W10 from 2019?
 Think again. The car pictured here is not what it seems - and demonstrates the depth and confidence that makes Mercedes a serial winner, as STUART CODLING explains... read more

How Wolff transformed Mercedes

22-Jan-20

Under Toto Wolff's stewardship, Mercedes has enjoyed unprecedented success. Not bad considering he'd never run an organisation of this size before... In this exclusive interview with BEN ANDERSON, he reveals the working culture behind the team's success, the extent of his own commitment to the cause, and why he doesn't like talking about 'management style' read more

What Bottas has learned from Hamilton

20-Jan-20

He might be the 2019 Formula 1 world championship runner-up - his best finish in three seasons with Mercedes - but Valtteri Bottas still admits he can't be totally satisfied with last year. In this exclusive interview he tells STUART CODLING all about his drive to improve himself - and what he gets up to on the internet... read more

The secrets that show Mercedes F1 power is still king

23-Jan-20

Ferrari may have caught up - in qualifying at least - but a Mercedes power unit remains the one to have if you want to win races and championships judging by the results of the 2019 Formula 1 season. STUART CODLING gets an exclusive look behind the scenes at Brixworth, the power behind Lewis Hamilton's thrones... read more

Why Hamilton sees his bond with Wolff as one of F1 history's best

20-Jan-20

Lewis Hamilton has played a key part in Mercedes' extraordinary run to six consecutive Formula 1 world championship doubles. In this exclusive chat with STUART CODLING, Hamilton explains what makes this such a special team, how the group is empowered to flourish, and the role he performs as the "rudder" of the ship read more

Why Kvyat's challenge to stay in F1 is only half-done

22-Dec-19

Only a couple of years ago it looked as if Daniil Kvyat's Formula 1 career was over. He was given another chance at the start of this year and impressed enough to keep his seat for 2020, but there's a big reason why he will need to step up again next year read more

Why you should care more about F1's undersold engine technology

22-Dec-19

OPINION: Formula 1 has used hybrid power units since 2014, but has done a relatively poor job of explaining the engineering excellence they contain. But the achievements of Lewis Hamilton's final '19 engine have highlighted their strength read more

How Toro Rosso gave Renault a major scare

22-Dec-19

Toro Rosso underwent some substantial changes in 2019, but it nevertheless scored its best result since its glory days of '08. In the process it scared a works squad that ultimately underwhelmed after making some lofty pre-season aims read more