Month: September 2020

27 Sep 2020

A CLOSE SHAVE BUT HAMILTON RACKS UP 96TH POLE IN SOCHI

Simply reading the results of qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix and you would be led to believe it was business as usual for Lewis Hamilton. However, reading further you would discover that due to a red flag stopping qualifying, Hamilton was a second away from being knocked out in Q2, with the prospect of [...]
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13 Sep 2020

HAMILTON’S HOMEWORK PAYS OFF IN MUGELLO QUALIFYING

Although Valtteri Bottas bossed the practice sessions in the run up to Tuscan Grand Prix qualifying, ultimately it was Hamilton’s perfectly timed fastest lap that won the day and achieved another pole for the 6-time world champion, the 95th of his career. Hamilton had come to Mugello with little experience of the circuit, so he [...]
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11 Sep 2020

MOTOR RACING DYNASTIES – THE ANDRETTI’S

For the first in a new occasional series focusing on motorsport dynasties, we reflect on  Mario Andretti, 80 years old this year, and the Andretti family’s history in racing. It all started with twin brothers Aldo and Mario Andretti who moved to the USA from their native Italy in 1955 and started racing on dirt [...]
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07 Sep 2020

GASLY SEIZES THE DAY IN WAKE OF HAMILTON PENALTY

There was a touch of déjà vu to the result of Sundays Italian Grand Prix as minds were cast back to Monza 2008 and Sebastian Vettel’s first Grand Prix win in a Torro Rosso. Similarities were obvious as Pierre Gasly driving a car built by the same team, albeit under the new name of Alpha [...]
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06 Sep 2020

THE PARTY’S NOT OVER FOR MERCEDES IN MONZA QUALIFYING

There had been a lot of talk ahead of this Italian Grand Prix Qualifying and the decision taken by F1 to ban the use of so called “Engine Party Modes” during qualifying. Would the changes restore some parity, pulling Mercedes back towards the rest of the field during qualifying, and give other teams the chance [...]
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04 Sep 2020

WILLIAMS FAMILY TO LEAVE WILLIAMS GRAND PRIX ENGINEERING

Frank and Claire Williams will be stepping down from duties at Williams following the recent sale to Dorilton Capital. Our Spotlight feature this month pays tribute to Frank’s 50 years in F1 tells the story of how he built the team into the front runner in the 80’s and 90’s delivering multiple driver and constructor [...]
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