Dirk De Beer

By Michaelmad, ago

Having attended Grands Prix in his native South Africa, Dirk De Beer inherited his father’s love of F1 at an early age and set his sights on becoming a Formula 1 aerodynamicist. After gaining a degree in aeronautics at Imperial College, London, he joined US firm Swift Engineering, then building Indycars Read more…

2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix review

By Michaelmad, ago

The 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix signalled the end of a pitiful season for Williams, and the last for their lame duck FW42. Despite an enormous amount of work behind the scenes by everyone at the Williams factory at Grove and trackside to develop the car throughout the season, the Read more…

Ann Bradshaw

By Michaelmad, ago

Ann Bradshaw’s first foray into motorsport came in the early 1970s when, as a news journalist, a connection of hers in the Yardley BRM team heard about a vacancy as Competitions Officer at the British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) and thought Ann would be an ideal fit. On Read more…

Williams announce Nicholas Latifi for 2020

By Michaelmad, ago

Current Williams Formula 1 reserve driver Nicholas Latifi will drive for the team full time in 2020 it has been announced. It has long been anticipated that the 24 year old Canadian would replace outgoing Robert Kubica for next year, having completed five FP1 outings in 2019, and a sixth Read more…

Nicholas Latifi

By Michaelmad, ago

Born in 1995, Nicholas Latifi is the son of Canadian businessman Michael Latifi – CEO of Sofina Foods and major investor in the McLaren Formula 1 team. Latifi began karting in 2009 before graduating to cars with a move to the 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, a support series to the Read more…

Russell learned a lot from Robert Kubica

By Michaelmad, ago

Williams driver George Russell says he’s learned a lot from team mate Robert Kubica – veteran of six Formula 1 seasons – in his rookie year in the sport. Russell, who graduated from Formula 2 as champion at the end of 2018, and who is part of the Mercedes F1 Read more…

Pat Symonds

By Michaelmad, ago

Pat Symonds was born in Bedford and was privately educated at Gresham’s School in Norfolk before attending Oxford Polytechnic & Cranfield University where he graduated with a Masters degree in aerodynamics. After cutting his teeth in junior formulae, Pat Symonds joined the fledgeling Toleman team in 1980 ahead of their Read more…

Happy Birthday Desire Wilson

By Michaelmad, ago

South African born Desire Wilson is one of the five women to take part in Formula 1 alongside Maria Teresa De Fillipis, Lella Lombardi, Divina Galica and Giovanna Amati, and is considered one of the most accomplished female drivers of all time. Today is her 66th birthday! In attempting to Read more…

Everyone’s favourite daredevil and engineering enthusiast TT racer Guy Martin has entered the record books for driving a tractor at 153 mph (an average speed of 135 mph over the run), smashing the previous record – a record also held by Martin and JCB – by over 30mph. Martin took Read more…

James Hunt tests a Williams

By Michaelmad, ago

James Hunt has become one of the sport’s most iconic characters. He embodies a representation of a bygone era of Formula 1 where drivers were daredevils who liked a smoke and a drink, a good punch up, the company of beautiful women, and after an afternoon’s toil at the wheel, Read more…

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