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With the launches of brand new Formula 1 challengers and the prospect of an exciting new season ahead, February should feel like Christmas Eve for drivers, teams and fans alike - but the harsh reality is altogether too predictable
Nico Hulkenberg was not “resting on any laurels” last season but sees new teammate Daniel Ricciardo as “an opportunity to prove himself”, reckons Renault Formula 1 executive director Marcin Budkowski.
Victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona showed that Fernando Alonso is going beyond his initial 'Triple Crown' aim and has moved on to a wider quest to prove he is the greatest driver of his era. So what should he do next? We have some suggestions.
Of Ferrari's 2019 Formula 1 drivers, the one with the four world titles begins the year under far more pressure than his extremely inexperienced teammate. After the wobbles of last season, will Sebastian Vettel's reputation be finished off by Charles Leclerc?
By crunching the numbers from the last 12 seasons, it's possible to calculate how often Formula 1 drivers take their cars to the ultimate limit. The conclusions are startling and show where F1 should be working to fix the issues laid bare
Formula 1's 2019 aerodynamic rule changes have been divisive - pushed through too quickly and unlikely to do anything to help overtaking, according to the sceptics. The architects of the revamp explain their logic, and the accelerated process
Lance Stroll believes he improved the consistency of his Formula 1 performances last year, although his progress was shrouded by the lack of competitiveness of the Williams team.
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Ex-Ferrari Formula 1 test driver Luciano Burti believes his former team did not do enough to ease the pressure on Sebastian Vettel during the 2018 season.
Even though it was wrapped up with a round to spare, the battle for ‘Class B’ honours went back and forth throughout the year, with many teams and drivers sharing success. In the end, there was a worthy winner, who won’t be recognised in the history books.
The 2018 Formula 1 season featured the fiercest battle for honours since the start of the V6 turbo-hybrid era - even if both titles were ultimately sealed comfortably - but who were the standout drivers over the course of the campaign?
Antonio Giovinazzi doubts his 2017 Formula 1 race experience will help him in '19 because he expects his full-season debut to be "a lot" easier to approach.
Valtteri Bottas finished 2018 fifth in the Formula 1 points and with no race victories, and called it his "worst season so far". But could a change of attitude for next year help him improve and make himself more valuable to Mercedes or a rival team?
Imperial College London student Owen Heaney has won the 2018 Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award.
Robert Kubica's journey back to Formula 1 will be completed when he lines up for the 2019 Australian Grand Prix. It's been a phenomenally hard journey back for the Polish driver - but that determination proves he had exactly what it takes to succeed
For 60% of the Formula 1 field, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a farewell - either to their current employer or to F1 itself, at least for now. Some exited with their heads held high, others showed with their performance why it's time to move on.