Russell optimistic about 2020

By Michaelmad, ago

George Russell has seen enough progress from Williams in a difficult 2019 to make him feel optimistic towards a second campaign with the team. Williams’ 2019 season began slowly when it was late to pre-season testing in Barcelona and the Williams FW42 proving to be the slowest car on the Read more…

F1 Qualifying race idea scrapped

By Michaelmad, ago

Formula 1 has scrapped its idea for reverse grid qualifying races, due to be trialled in three races next year (France, Russia and inexplicably Belgium), as it failed to secure unanimous support from its ten teams in a vote on Wednesday. The official thinking behind the change was that qualifying Read more…

While Robert Kubica was making all the headlines in Japan (the Williams-related headlines anyway) with his ‘wing-gate’ (not to be confused with ‘Wingate’, the town in County Durham!) outburst, accusing his team of ‘crossing boundaries’ & fiendishly undermining him by doing exactly what they said they were going to do Read more…

F1 proposes change to weekend schedule

By Michaelmad, ago

The top bods at Formula 1 are seeking a way to make it possible to squeeze more Grand Prix on to the calendar as Liberty kick on with their expansion plans. Next year will see the first 22 race-long season up an average of one additional race every two years Read more…

Williams’ 2019 Japanese Grand Prix

By Michaelmad, ago

Well, what a great Japanese Grand Prix for Williams!! …is what I look forward to writing one day in the not too distant future, rather than the weekly lament on the fortunes of a team that seem to be lurching from one low point to the next. Obviously not this Read more…

It’s the autumn of 2018 and Williams are in the midst of their worst season in their entire 41 year participation in Formula 1. SMP, then Williams driver Sergey Sirotkin’s primary backer, disgruntled at the team’s performance, decide that they’d rather not extend their & Sirotkin’s deal for another season Read more…

We might be approaching the penultimate act of the 2019 Formula 1 season, but with a new front wing Williams continue to push ahead with developments of its FW42 that could carry forward into the winter and the season beyond should they show promise. Formula 1 2019 has been a Read more…

The demise of Autosport magazine

By Michaelmad, ago

On Sunday rumours started to circulate that Motorsport network, the company behind some of the world’s leading motorsport media including Autosport, F1 Racing & Motorsport.com was about to retire a number of their titles and in doing so, break the hearts of thousands of motorsport fans worldwide. For amongst the Read more…

Typhoon Hagibis has the potential to reach ‘violent’ the most destructive category on Japan’s Meteorological Agency’s scale, and it’s on its way to Japan this weekend, just in time for this year’s Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix. The super-typhoon is currently gusting at around 240 kmh and it’s likely to peak Read more…

Kubica’s Williams steering wheel

By Michaelmad, ago

Williams driver Robert Kubica‘s reduced movement in his right arm as a result of his horrible accident in the Rally of Andorra in 2011 has led to Williams manufacturing him a specially modified steering wheel designed to help him better access buttons and knobs that drivers use to alter the Read more…

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