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Why Honda's exit will not force F1 hybrid U-turn
Honda's decision to quit F1 at the end of 2021 has prompted suggestions the series simply isn't going far enough for manufacturers with its green technologies. But, as Jonathan Noble explains, F1 won't be abandoning its hybrid concept post-Honda.
Amid the immediate fallout of Honda's bombshell announcement that it was quitting Formula 1, it was all too easy to jump to the conclusion that this was a huge blow to grand prix racing's green credentials.
After all, the justifications for the Japanese manufacturer not wishing to continue its F1 journey were all linked to environmentally friendly considerations: the push for the road car company to be fully carbon neutral by 2050, and to have two-thirds of its sales as electric vehicles by 2030.
As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. James Newbold hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwart.
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Brabham’s first world championship race-winning car was held back by unreliable Climax engines – or so its creators believed, as STUART CODLING explains
Lando Norris came of age as a grand prix driver in 2021. McLaren’s young ace is no longer an apprentice or a quietly capable number two – he’s proved himself a potential winner in the top flight and, as Stuart Codling finds out, he’s ready to stake his claim to greatness…
Juan Manuel Fangio, peerless on track and charming off it, established the gold standard of grand prix greatness. Nigel Roebuck recalls a remarkable champion.
George Russell joining Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes this year gives it arguably the best line-up in Formula 1 – if it can avoid too many fireworks. After serving his apprenticeship at Williams, Russell is the man that Mercedes team believes can lead it in the post-Hamilton era, but how will he fare against the seven-time champion? Motorsport.com heard from the man himself
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