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F1's Class B battle has really come into its own in recent seasons and the unofficial 'best of the rest' category often provides as much excitement if not more than there is at the front.
Three of Formula 1's four biggest outifts underwent major changes in 2019 - but though the power unit pecking order was transformed, Mercedes' lead on the operational side remains as big as ever.
With Formula 1's rules for 2021 now in place, will standard-setting Mercedes now be forced into a philosophy change? Our Technical Consultant tackles this, as well as Haas's struggles and Honda's engine strengths
The 2019 Formula 1 season has not lived up to the big promises made at one team in particular: Renault. But there could be light ahead of the team, if it learns the lessons being taught by its current customer squad.
Why is Ferrari's Formula 1 engine being scrutinised? How did Racing Point find out about Renault's brake bias system? Is Sebastian Vettel any good at car development? Our ex-F1 technical director answers these questions and more
Mercedes' era of dominance is casting a shadow on the success Ferrari enjoyed during its Michael Schumacher days, but the Silver Arrows squad has one key skill that its Formula 1 rival must learn to dethrone it.
Ferrari's engine advantage has been talked up throughout 2019, but is it the real difference-maker? Gary Anderson's analysis of the Sochi weekend suggests there's multiple factors in the Ferrari/Mercedes battle
Ferrari scored a 1-2 in Singapore, and it only came after the unexpected result of Sebastian Vettel's undercut, which frustrated Charles Leclerc. But in the pack behind, another team made a different tactical misstep that cost a driver dearly.
What impact would the mooted Saturday qualifying races have on grands prix? Can Sebastian Vettel recover Ferrari's focus from Charles Leclerc? Does DRS need to be 'BoP-esque'? Our ex-Formula 1 technical director answers these questions and more
Ferrari restored some credibility with wins in Belgium and Italy, but the characteristics of both tracks helped it out. Our technical expert pored over the data from the first of those races - and believes it indicates another Ferrari victory may be a while off
Our ex-Formula 1 technical director analyses the tactics used by Ferrari and Mercedes during the Belgian GP, as well as examining what can be done to reduce some of the risks shown by the events of a tough weekend for motorsport.
Red Bull said it saw no way of pitting Max Verstappen for a second time without consigning itself to defeat in the Hungarian Grand Prix, but that decision left our technical expert shouting at his TV to try something different.
Ferrari had the pace to take pole in Germany and could have won the chaotic race, but the team was again undone by issues. This, argues former Formula 1 technical director Gary Anderson, is a result of changes the team has made to itself.
After Formula 1's intentions for the 2021 rules reset became clear last week, our technical expert received many questions on this topic. He therefore gathered together several to present his thoughts on a critical moment for the championship
As Sebastian Vettel suffered another high-profile mistake at Silverstone, his young Ferrari team-mate was impressing once more at the sharp end. Our technical expert explains a flaw Vettel showed at Red Bull, and how it is rearing its ugly head again.
Is Ferrari still coming to terms with Charles Leclerc's lost victory in Bahrain? Should Red Bull drop Pierre Gasly? And how much of a problem are the front wings on Formula 1 cars? Our technical expert answers these questions and more
Mercedes has produced a perfect Formula 1 season so far in terms of race wins and there have been several theories expounded to explain this. After the team dominated again in France, our technical consultant thinks he's spotted a new reason.
The Montreal stewards' ruling didn't just cost Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari a victory, it cost Formula 1 credibility and potentially fans. Our ex-F1 technical director expert columnist cannot fathom it.
Is the size of the current generation of Formula 1 cars affecting racing, and should it therefore be reduced? Why was Ferrari so impressive in winter testing if it has issues warming its tyres? Our technical expert answers these questions and more
Does Ferrari simply lack downforce, can other teams adopt Red Bull's front suspension idea, and were pundits too harsh on McLaren pre-season? Our technical expert answers these and other questions, and shares a tale of when Ayrton Senna helped Jordan
While the battle between Ferrari and Mercedes at the front of the Formula 1 field has occupied the spotlight, our technical expert has been analysing performance trends across the entire grid - and the team that's made the biggest gains isn't one you'd expect.
After Mercedes claimed a third one-two finish of the 2019 Formula 1 season, pressure is rising at Ferrari. All the teams privately agree that Ferrari won the testing war, but our technical expert says it needs to make good on that potential - and do so fast.
Is Formula 1's standoff on 2021 regulations similar to the Brexit scenario in the UK? Gary Anderson tackles these questions and more as F1 heads to its 1000th GP
Ferrari may not have won the Bahrain Grand Prix, but its performance impressed our technical expert, who believes the team learned a lot from its Melbourne struggles.
Our technical consultant remembers Charlie Whiting - the man who swapped pushing the F1 technical rule limits for guarding them, and maintained his focus to keep F1 at the cutting edge for four decades.
Under its new ownership, Racing Point starts 2019 with a brighter future and more resources compared to the uncertainty of the end of the Force India era. The initial version of the RP19 hints at what's to come.
Certain elements of Alfa Romeo's new F1 car are less extreme than the version spotted in action last week, but the C38 seen in testing still has the hallmarks of a machine ready to help the team pick up where it left off at the end of last season
Ferrari has come closest to toppling Mercedes over the past two Formula 1 seasons, but failed to keep up its momentum each time. Has its off-season shake-up had the desired effect and made its 2019 car the one to beat?
Renault has plenty to prove in 2019 as it bids to break away from the midfield and make serious ground on F1's top three. The first images of its new car suggest something is missing - is this just its launch spec, or is its design too conservative?
Toro Rosso is no longer flying the Honda flag solo in Formula 1, and the first images of its new STR14 show how it's rebuilding closer design ties with big brother Red Bull for 2019 after a period of greater independence.
Formula 1 teams are currently preparing to launch their 'new' cars for the 2019 season, but different squads will have different definitions of how new their latest designs really are. Deciding how much or how little to carry over is a massive challenge, and the wrong call could doom a team's season
Will the 2019 rule tweaks vault some new names to the front of the Formula 1 field? That's what the midfield is dreaming of. Our technical expert offers insight into that mindset, and precisely what an F1 team is doing right now with testing a month away
Hopes have gradually increased in recent weeks that F1's 2019 rule changes will make a significant difference to the quality of racing, but it would be naive to expect the first wave of tweaks ahead of 2021's bigger overhaul to have much of an effect.
Esteban Ocon's clash with Max Verstappen in the Brazilian Grand Prix can't be taken in isolation. It's part of a pattern of incidents in his Formula 1 career that hints at a worrying trait.
Mercedes hasn't run its innovative but controversial wheel rim spacers for the past two races. Is that why it has struggled, and what benefit did it get from the design before that? Our expert ex-F1 designer answers this question and more.