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The secrets that show Mercedes F1 power is still king
Ferrari may have caught up - in qualifying at least - but a Mercedes power unit remains the one to have if you want to win races and championships judging by the results of the 2019 Formula 1 season. Stuart Codling gets an exclusive look behind the scenes at Brixworth, the power behind Lewis Hamilton's thrones...
Tucked away behind some discreet landscaping on the otherwise nondescript A508 connecting Northampton with Leicester, and sharing a roundabout with a household waste recycling centre, is the home of Formula 1's most successful turbocharged hybrid engine.
Mercedes-Benz High Performance Powertrains began its life in a nearby industrial unit, but this facility is something else: neat architectural details mask the wheels of its industry.
OPINION: With its days apparently numbered, the MGU-H looks set to be dropped from Formula 1’s future engine rules in order to entice new manufacturers in. While it may appear a change of direction, the benefits for teams and fans could make the decision a worthwhile call
Team Lotus ceased to exist in 1994 - and yet various parties have been trying to resurrect the hallowed name, in increasingly unrecognisable forms, ever since. Damien Smith brings GP Racing’s history of the legendary team to an end with a look at those who sought to keep the flame alive in Formula 1.
OPINION: Formula 1 reconvenes for the Russian Grand Prix two weeks after the latest blow in ‘Max Verstappen vs Lewis Hamilton’. While the Silverstone and Monza incidents were controversial, they thankfully lacked one element that so far separates the 2021 title fight from the worst examples of ugly championship battles
Mika Hakkinen became Michael Schumacher’s biggest rival in Formula 1 in the late-90s and early 2000s, having also made his F1 debut in 1991. But as MARK GALLAGHER recalls, while Schumacher wowed the world with a car that was eminently capable, Hakkinen was fighting to make his mark with a famous team in terminal decline
Before Michael Schumacher – or anyone else – had driven the 191 (or 911 as it was initially called), Eddie Jordan turned to a fellow Irishman to test his new Formula 1 car. JOHN WATSON, a grand prix winner for Penske and McLaren, recalls his role in the birth of a legend…
OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences.
With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...
Renault: 2021 ambitions can't be an excuse for poor 2020
Marko rules out further Red Bull F1 call-ups for ex-juniors