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Why investigation of Grosjean’s horror crash won’t be a simple matter Prime

Why investigation of Grosjean’s horror crash won’t be a simple matter

In this age of knowledge we have become accustomed to unpicking the causes of major events. But how Romain Grosjean survived his Bahrain accident may stay a mystery, says PAT SYMONDS

Why F1's willingness to experiment shouldn't end with 2020 Prime

Why F1's willingness to experiment shouldn't end with 2020

To sprint or not to sprint? After a season in which F1 has departed greatly from its regular calendar, and with some success, Pat Symonds says it's worth carrying on that spirit of embracing the new by considering new race formats in 2021.

Why a decades-old F1 tradition had to be axed Prime

Why a decades-old F1 tradition had to be axed

The controversial 'party modes', outlawed by the FIA this season, represent the peak of a development curve which began many years ago - but it was right to put an end to it, says PAT SYMONDS...

The key areas to expect gaps to close in 2021 Prime

The key areas to expect gaps to close in 2021

Stability in the rules means convergence - which is why the midfield teams ought to be able to close the gap to the leaders this season, says Pat Symonds

The changes that F1 rejected for 2021 Prime

The changes that F1 rejected for 2021

Former Benetton, Renault and Williams technical chief Pat Symonds reveals some of the potential changes that were rejected by Formula 1 for its 2021 rules overhaul.

The inside story of how F1 created the 2021 rules Prime

The inside story of how F1 created the 2021 rules

F1 Racing technical consultant Pat Symonds is also one of the guiding hands behind Formula 1's revolutionary 2021 rules package. Here he explains the road ahead...

How F1's vital aero parts are made strong Prime

How F1's vital aero parts are made strong

Formula 1 technical consultant Pat Symonds explains the magic of carbon fibre - and how one term encompasses a wealth of different applications that the grand prix squads use across their machine.

How F1 teams extract the maximum from their tyres Prime

How F1 teams extract the maximum from their tyres

You might not think ride quality enters the equation when setting up an F1 car but, as Pat Symonds explains, unlocking the potential of the tyres requires many compromises

Why an F1 veteran is embracing Esports Prime

Why an F1 veteran is embracing Esports

A trip the 2018 F1 Esports Pro Series helped to convince Pat Symonds that virtual racing can have a significant impact on the health of grand prix racing in the future

Even Formula 1's best bits need to change Prime

Even Formula 1's best bits need to change

Although Formula 1's current knockout qualifying format is popular with fans of the championship, it has recently been suggested that this system should be tweaked further. That idea was met with scepticism by some, but Pat Symonds argues that the time is right for new thinking on qualifying.

How a Formula 1 team can go off the rails Prime

How a Formula 1 team can go off the rails

Williams's plunge to the back of the Formula 1 field in 2018 has been dramatic. Pat Symonds explains how things can go so badly awry with an F1 design, and why finding the way again mid-season is so difficult

How to make F1 strategies interesting Prime

How to make F1 strategies interesting

As the FIA makes its Formula 1 tyre supplier choice for the series' impending switch to 18-inch tyres, steps should be taken to ensure future race strategies are varied and interesting.

F1's 2019 aero rules explained Prime

F1's 2019 aero rules explained

Ahead of the full revamp of Formula 1's aerodynamic regulations coming for 2021, the series has opted to introduce a few short-term changes to try to improve the racing in 2019. Pat Symonds explains exactly how this will work.