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Why Claire Williams isn't running from a dire 2019
The 2019 Formula 1 season has so far been a struggle to escape the back of the grid for the once mighty Williams team. This has led to criticism of deputy team principal Claire Williams from certain quarters, which she firmly rejects
The British Grand Prix is a big Formula 1 race for all the Britain-based teams, and none more so than Williams. The squad has often had the spotlight of attention from home fans attending the race, especially in the Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill years.
This time around, a couple of extra anniversaries will add to that focus. Firstly, it's 40 years since Clay Regazzoni gave Sir Frank Williams his memorable first grand prix victory with the FW07 at Silverstone in 1979. And secondly, in a rare move, the team is celebrating the pre-Alan Jones/Patrick Head era by marking Sir Frank's 50 years as an F1 team boss, an (almost) unbroken run that began with Piers Courage and an immaculately prepared private Brabham BT26 back in '69.
Two tenth places in recent races have lifted Alfa Romeo to the head of Formula 1's 'Class C' battle in 2021, but longer-term the Swiss-based squad has far loftier ambitions. With the new 2022 rules set to level out the playing field, team boss Frederic Vasseur has good reason to be optimistic, as he explained to Motorsport.com in an exclusive interview
The MP4/1 was pioneering by choice, but a McLaren by chance. STUART CODLING relates the tangled (carbon fibre) weaves which led to the creation of one of motor racing’s defining cars
Wind tunnel work forms the bedrock of aerodynamic development in Formula 1. But as Pat Symonds explains, advances in virtual research are signalling the end of these expensive and complicated relics.
The newspapers, naturally, lingered over Max Mosley’s tainted family history and niche sexual practices. But this is to trivialise the legacy of a big beast of motor racing politics. Stuart Codling weighs the life of a man whose work for safety on both road and track has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, but whose penchant for cruelty remains problematic and polarising.
Sergio Perez has spent most of his career labouring in Formula 1’s midfield, wondering whether he’d ever get another shot at the big time. Red Bull has handed him that chance and, although life at the top is tough, the Baku winner is doing all the right things to get on terms with Max Verstappen, says BEN ANDERSON
Formula 1 has been tracking car performance using timing loops mounted every 200m around each circuit – to the extent that it was able to anticipate Ferrari’s 'surprise’ pole in Monaco. PAT SYMONDS explains what this means for this season and beyond
OPINION: After consecutive street races with contrasting highlights, one theme stood out which has become a prevalent issue with modern Formula 1 cars. But is there a way to solve it or, at least, reach a happy middle ground to help all parties?
OPINION: The Azerbaijan Grand Prix had elements that make Formula 1 really exciting – unpredictability and shock results. This resulted in heartbreak for several of the championship’s regular contenders and joy for others who rarely reach the ultimate limelight. And one of those on the Baku podium is riding a wave of form he’s keen to continue
Rich announces end of Haas F1 deal via Twitter
London F1 race would need to "go past Buckingham Palace"