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Why F1's furlough debate isn't as clear cut as in football
Formula 1 teams, like select Premier League clubs, have billionaire owners and have placed employees on furlough. But while the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth have reversed their decisions after criticism, F1 teams don't have the same luxuries
International sport may have been placed on hold as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all aspects of life, but there has been no shortage of news. Motorsport has continued to tick over as it negotiates the various challenges thrown by the ever-changing situation, with the burgeoning Esports scene offering drivers and fans a way to get their racing fix.
But most of the back-page headlines have come from football, where an ongoing tussle involving players, clubs, the Premier League and the British government continues to unfold over pay cuts and furloughing.
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...
OPINION: With Valtteri Bottas already signed up for 2022, all eyes are on the race for the second seat at Alfa Romeo next year. Antonio Giovinazzi is the current incumbent, but faces a tough competition from appealing short and long-term prospects
How Senna’s early Pacific GP exit raised his Benetton suspicions
Wolff buys shares in Aston Martin