For around one-fifth of round nine of the 2015 World Championship we had the thrilling prospect of a race on our hands.
A blistering start by Felipe Massa saw the Brazilian veteran claim the lead from the second row. Better yet, his Williams teammate Valtteri Bottas also fought his way through to make it a 1-2 for Sir Frank’s very British team as the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gave chase.
And then two more very British things happened.
Firstly, Williams were struck...
More competition, greater fan engagement, a relaxed rulebook and a return to a tyre ‘war’; they’re just some of the key recommendations from an extensive fan survey into Formula One conducted by the group that represents the men behind the wheel, the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association.
At the Monaco Grand Prix in May, the GPDA launched an online survey to discover what F1 fans want for the future, proving a rare opportunity for a representative voice to be heard for those who follow the sport...
“Who doesn’t love Silverstone?”
The question comes from Jenson Button, about to embark upon his 16th British Grand Prix weekend, his enthusiasm for his home race undiminished even by the trials and tribulations of a blighted McLaren-Honda season.
From unpromising surroundings – a windswept, flat and disused airfield – the Northamptonshire village created one of the most iconic circuits in motor racing history, the place where the Formula One World Championship was born, and a track where...
Melbourne will play host to the opening round of the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on Sunday 3 April, 2016 at Albert Park.
The 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix event dates are 31 March – 3 April, 2016, with the later start date set to condense the season, which finishes in November 2016.
Only once before has the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix been held in April, in 2006, when the event was moved to avoid a clash with the Commonwealth Games. In that year the race took...