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The day Button won while standing still

A storm of monsoon proportions caused the race to be suspended, and while the weather eventually cleared, the impending gloom made it impossible to run the remaining laps. In Australia the previous weekend Button had…

Motorsport Heroes: Massa on his big F1 break…

Massa’s F1 career was highlighted by 11 grand prix victories, 41 podium finishes, 16 pole positions and 15 fastest laps. He came within one point of the 2008 world championship, only being denied by McLaren’s…

How a fist shake may have cost F1’s…

Had he converted it into victory, the Italian’s career might have taken a different direction – but not only did he lose the lead to a brief fit of road rage, he ended the afternoon…

Ten Formula 1 books to read during lockdown

Fortunately there are a plethora of motorsport books out there going back well over half a century covering the lives of the paddock's brightest stars. From Virginia Williams' insight into the fortunes of her husband's…

Banned: Why F1 moved to outlaw crazy X-wings

In 1997, looking to add more downforce, Tyrrell introduced a new concept, known as X-Wings, which would trigger an intense but short development war before the FIA intervened. This all began when the team had found…

How Senna’s first title year began with a…

Ayrton Senna, McLaren, Ron Dennis, Mclaren Chief Executive 1/20 Photo by: Sutton Images Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4/4 Honda, Jo Ramirez 2/20 Photo by: Motorsport Images The cars leave the starting grid without Senna 3/20 Photo…

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Can Formula 1 survive a 2020 financial meltdown?

At the moment it's a theoretical question, as officially there are still 14 races on the schedule. Six other events – all the cancelled/postponed races except Monaco and Australia – are waiting in line for…