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James Allen analyses the Japanese Grand Prix, where Ferrari once again threw away its chances with poor decision making, while Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes cruised to another simple victory. But the real action was in the midfield…
James Allen analyses the Russian Grand Prix, where Mercedes scored a 1-2 that infuriated many Formula 1 fans, but suited its purpose of inflicting yet more pain on Ferrari.
James Allen analyses the Singapore Grand Prix, which was a potentially decisive race weekend in the championship battle between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel.
James Allen analyses the Italian Grand Prix, one of the best races for years, with the right mix of super high speeds, close racing, emotion and strategy intrigue which kept the outcome in doubt until the final laps.
James Allen analyses the Belgian Grand Prix, where Ferrari inflicted a telling defeat on Mercedes as the world championship fight between Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel intensified.
James Allen analyses the Hungarian Grand Prix, as rain – this time in qualifying – once again came to help Mercedes snatch victory away from Ferrari.
James Allen analyses the German Grand Prix, as a rain shower, a crash and pitstops under the safety car turned the Formula 1 World Championship fight on its head after an already-dramatic qualifying.
James Allen analyses the British Grand Prix, as Ferrari made all the right strategic decisions to deliver upon the promise of new car updates to beat Mercedes.
James Allen analyses the Austrian Grand Prix, as Red Bull took full advantage of a Virtual Safety Car, and Mercedes fluffed its strategic lines.
James Allen analyses the French Grand Prix, as multiple collisions in the opening corners threw carefully-planned strategies into chaos – as cool heads ruled the day.
Fernando Alonso fulfilled a dream by winning the Le Mans 24 Hours with Toyota, and in the process completed the second leg of his quest to win the ‘Triple Crown’ of Monaco GP, Le Mans and Indianapolis 500.
James Allen analyses the Canadian Grand Prix, as Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel won to take the points lead away from Lewis Hamilton – but could the Scuderia have done even more damage?
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James Allen analyses the Monaco Grand Prix, as Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo pulled off an amazing victory, but what could Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton have done differently to beat him?
James Allen analyses the Spanish Grand Prix, and asks if the dominant performance of Mercedes is a sign of things to come.
James Allen analyses the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, and says the colliding Red Bulls cost Ferrari a likely victory in favour of Mercedes.
James Allen analyses the Chinese Grand Prix, and believes the tame approach to strategy by Ferrari and Mercedes handed the race to Red Bull’s pass master, Daniel Ricciardo.
James Allen analyses the Bahrain Grand Prix, a far more interesting race strategically than in Melbourne, and wonders if Mercedes could have been more ruthless.
For the second year in a row the Australian Grand Prix was won by Ferrari, due to a race strategy twist and a strong opportunistic drive by Sebastian Vettel.
While the focus in Melbourne is all about the season ahead, in one man’s head the 2019 drums are banging already. He’s playing musical chairs, and the music may stop at any moment.
Top broadcaster and journalist James Allen hears from a soccer team boss who thinks Formula 1 is getting its revenue sharing all wrong.
Top F1 broadcaster and journalist James Allen examines the cases of Williams’s Sergey Sirotkin and Sauber’s Charles Leclerc – and wonders why they are perceived so differently.
Top F1 broadcaster and journalist James Allen says a trip to the theatre in London this week highlighted a problem that is facing F1 in the Liberty-owned era.
It is that time of the year to crystallise all that happened during the season – broadcaster and journalist James Allen commits to his top five Formula 1 drivers for 2017.