Latest articles by Stuart Codling
OPINION: It's been an uneasy ride for Esteban Ocon since his F1 comeback - and fresh challenges lie in wait as he's joined by double world champion Fernando Alonso in the newly rebranded Alpine team. STUART CODLING sets out a roadmap to success…
The deal McLaren concluded with MSP Sports Capital last year which will help the cash-strapped Formula 1 team pay for much-needed infrastructure upgrades, also points toward the future for F1 itself, says GP Racing's Stuart Codling.
The forthcoming Netflix film linking the world of underworld crime and motorsport plays on a theme that isn't exactly new. Over the years, several shady figures have attempted to make it in racing before their dubious dealings caught up with them.
Even the most skilled and ambitious political operators can come a cropper when organisations change. Stuart Codling reflects on the departure from Renault of Cyril Abiteboul.
The world is changing and F1 has to change with it to enjoy a prosperous future. But how much pain will that involve? STUART CODLING examines how F1 is coping with the challenge of embracing sustainability...
Formula 1 fans remember V12 engines fondly but only one has powered a driver to the world championship. STUART CODLING recalls McLaren's MP4/6, with which Ayrton Senna secured the 1991 crown 30 years ago...
Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen have been shown the door after another underwhelming season for Haas. But that's not the only big change blowing through the American-owned team.
For so long nearly a laughing stock in Formula 1, such has been the magnitude of its fall, McLaren has had to re-examine its entire working culture. STUART CODLING explains how results this past season show the pain might have been worth it...
You might think Toto Wolff's job is easy - but it isn't, and that's why he can't hand over the Mercedes team principal role to someone else quickly, even though he wants to move on, says Stuart Codling.
The last in the line of V12-powered Ferrari Formula 1 cars was a formidable beast – and it could have been even more successful had a key aerodynamic innovation not been dropped because of internal politics, says STUART CODLING…
McLaren has put its award-winning Norman Foster-designed headquarters up for sale - but it's not planning on moving out. Stuart Codling investigates why it's come to this...
Daniel Ricciardo is McLaren-bound next season, but leaving a Renault team which is undergoing a resurgence on and off the track. He and team principal Cyril Abiteboul tell Stuart Codling and Ben Anderson what's been happening behind the scenes
Formula 1's involvement in a proposed new circuit to host the Brazilian Grand Prix is tone-deaf at best, says Stuart Codling
Daniel Ricciardo will raise Romain Grosjean's aggressive defensive moves during the British Grand Prix at the next Formula 1 drivers' briefing on Friday.
As the latest GP Racing magazine hits the shelves, the Flat Chat with Codders podcast tackles the issue that’s dividing Formula 1 fandom.
Ferrari wasn't the only team to gamble on soft tyres in the expectation of rain at the Hungarian Grand Prix. But that it did so at all - and, worse, continued to stick with its decision rather than save grace - was merely another sign of its current crisis.
Robert Kubica says he still feels some regret over missing out on a challenge for the Formula 1 world title in 2008 after BMW stopped developing its car mid-season.
Robert Kubica says he is “almost laughing” at the idea of his 2020 racing schedule being too busy between Formula 1 and DTM duties before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
He's overcome many setbacks to restart a racing career that once brought him close to Formula 1 world championship glory. Now Robert Kubica has been stuck at home during what should have been his busiest season ever - but, as he explains to Stuart Codling, he's still eating up the miles, albeit virtually...
It takes a special talent to hire some of the greatest drivers of their generation and then either alienate them completely or give up on them and force them out. But Ferrari has been doing it since the dawn of the world championship, argues STUART CODLING.
One of the keys to Mercedes' incredible run of success is its ability to maximise the potential of its cars at any given race weekend - and the simulator plays a major role in that. Stuart Codling investigates the secret weapon that Ferrari, among others, is desperate to replicate
Think you know everything about the championship-winning Mercedes W10 from 2019? Think again. The car pictured here is not what it seems - and demonstrates the depth and confidence that makes Mercedes a serial winner, as Stuart Codling explains...
He might be the 2019 Formula 1 world championship runner-up - his best finish in three seasons with Mercedes - but Valtteri Bottas still admits he can't be totally satisfied with last year. In this exclusive interview he tells Stuart Codling all about his drive to improve himself – and what he gets up to on the internet...
Lewis Hamilton has played a key part in Mercedes' extraordinary run to six consecutive Formula 1 world championship doubles. In this exclusive chat with Stuart Codling, Hamilton explains what makes this such a special team, how the group is empowered to flourish, and the role he performs as the "rudder" of the ship
For Robert Kubica it's been uphill all the way in his long-awaited return to Formula 1 after a debilitating physical injury. But things are getting better and, even though it won't be at Williams, he's keen to stay in F1, he tells Stuart Codling
For five years Cyril Abiteboul has been in charge of Renault's Formula 1 presence. The hybrid era put Abiteboul at odds with his counterpart at Red Bull, and prompted Renault to return in force to prove itself again as a manufacturer. But as he explains to Stuart Codling, his career has been eventful even before this latest chapter
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says that the Stuttgart manufacturer will not intervene to try to keep the German Grand Prix on the 2020 Formula 1 calendar, despite helping to ensure that this year’s race took place.
Four-time Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel has criticised the disappearance of classic venues from the calendar in favour of new territories where there is little appetite for motorsport.
Williams driver Robert Kubica said the 2019 German Grand Prix provided him with a stark reminder of how bad visibility is during wet Formula 1 races.
Alex Albon says he was forced to fight Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton during the latter stages of the 2019 German Grand Prix, and it ultimately cost him several positions.
German Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen says his victory at Hockenheim will not alter the outlook of the Formula 1 drivers' championship battle.
Max Verstappen mastered both wet and dry conditions to win the 2019 Formula 1 German Grand Prix for Red Bull as Mercedes faltered.
Daniel Ricciardo says his Renault Formula 1 team needs "constructive criticism" rather than recrimination as it heads into the summer break well short of the targets it set this season.
Valtteri Bottas says a “surprising” brake issue hampered him in German Grand Prix qualifying, where he finished third behind Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.
Charles Leclerc was fastest again for Ferrari in third practice for the 2019 German Grand Prix, outpacing the quickest Mercedes by half a second.
Kevin Magnussen said Haas' latest Formula 1 upgrades had made little difference after being outpaced by the Melbourne-spec car of his teammate Romain Grosjean during German Grand Prix practice.
Charles Leclerc edged out his Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel as Mercedes came up short on single-lap pace in second practice for the Formula 1 German Grand Prix.
George Russell says he and his Williams Formula 1 team thought he was on course for points at one stage in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas says Formula 1 rival Max Verstappen "kept drifting to the right" during their pitlane incident in the Monaco Grand Prix, which he feared had been ruined.
Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton thought his celebration after landing pole position for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix might go wrong as he scaled a fence to greet fans.
Williams driver George Russell says he felt like he was “stood still” when he found himself racing Formula 1 cars from other teams in the Chinese Grand Prix.
Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica says he currently has "no race pace" after another difficult day in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton won a processional 2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas as Ferrari's challenge faded with a weak opening stint.
Chinese Grand Prix qualifying brought the McLaren Formula 1 team "back to reality" after its encouraging performances in the opening two rounds, according to Carlos Sainz.
Lewis Hamilton said he was "experimenting" throughout Chinese Grand Prix qualifying after "battling" his car more than his Mercedes Formula 1 teammate and poleman Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas went quickest for Mercedes in what proved to be an unrepresentative final practice session for the 2019 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team's collaboration with Racing Point is "very different" to the Ferrari/Haas model, and that its future depends on the new 2021 Formula 1 rules.
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel topped the first practice session for the 1000th Formula 1 World Championship race in China on Friday morning.