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One day we'll all live in a world where smartphones and tablets will be as thick as a sheet of paper. With the rise of nanotechnology in the electronics sector, components now are so tiny you can't see them with the naked eye - sending heavy, unwieldy consumer products to their deaths.
In a largely mechanical sense, Formula 1 has followed a similar path. Designers and engineers alike are joined in pushing current technology to its limits, making components smaller, lighter and more powerful. Over the past 20 years F1 cars have become increasingly shrink-wrapped, especially around the engine cover, as the internal components are arranged with the same intricacy as a Swiss watch.
Daniel Ricciardo has found a new lease of life at McLaren – a move that’s been years in the making, as he explains to STUART CODLING…
Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments.
Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences
The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001
While Mercedes struck back against Red Bull by topping the times at Imola on Friday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the overall picture remains incredibly close. Despite having a possible edge this weekend, the reigning Formula 1 world champion squad is not taking anything for granted...
Mercedes may find itself leading the drivers' and constructors' standings after Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it is well aware that it came against the odds, with Red Bull clearly ahead. Here's what the Brackley team must do to avoid its crown slipping .
It's been a tough start to Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin F1 career, with a lack of pre-season testing mileage followed by an incident-packed Bahrain GP. But two key underlying factors mean a turnaround is no guarantee.
Vettel surprised by extent of Mercedes upgrades
Sainz: Ferrari/Red Bull can go "much faster" than my benchmark