F1’s summer break

By Michaelmad, ago

The summer break – a four week hiatus in Formula 1 Grand Prix mid-season is a concept that, like most things F1, divides opinion. If you’re a fan, it’s somewhat of an annoyance. A lull in proceedings at the very time the season appeared to be hotting up nicely. If Read more…

Williams’ development driver Jamie Chadwick has triumphed in the inaugural W-series championship, beating off stiff competition from a hand picked selection of the world’s best female racing drivers, sealing herself a $500k prize pot with which to further her racing career. The W-series was launched earlier this year to a Read more…

Russell not heading to Mercedes in 2020

By Michaelmad, ago

Yesterday, Red Bull Racing announced that as of the Belgian Grand Prix, the first after F1’s enforced summer break, Formula 1 new boy Alex Albon would be swapping places with Pierre Gasly, demoting the Frenchman to a seat in the B-Team after a thoroughly lacklustre first half of the 2019 Read more…

Williams giant scalextric for sale

By Michaelmad, ago

If you’re a Grand Prix fan of a certain age its almost guaranteed that you will have, at one time or another, owned a Scalextric set. I know I did, and thought it was rather grand – built by my Dad and permanently set up in a corner of my Read more…

There were signs of a corner having been turned last weekend at Hockenheim, but after a promising FP1 for Williams and their upgraded FW42, those signs seemed to ebb away when drivers George Russell and Robert Kubica slipped back in to their de facto 2019 positions of 19th and 20th Read more…

Hands off Russell says Williams

By Michaelmad, ago

Williams F1 Deputy Team Principal Claire Williams has responded to rumours that her star driver George Russell might be joining Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes in 2020 by reminding the World Champions that the young Briton is in the first year of a three year contract and that they expect him Read more…

Williams’ two drivers Robert Kubica and George Russell may well have crossed the finishing line at the end of a chaotic German Grand Prix in 12th and 13th places but they would end the day with their first world championship point of 2019 in the bag. Ahead of them, the Read more…

Williams test parts a step forward

By Michaelmad, ago

The Williams F1 team arrived at Hockenheim for this weekend’s German Grand Prix with a significant number of ‘test parts’ (updates to you and me) to their FW42, including turning vanes, bargeboards, ‘boomerangs’ and a new floor. Bolting them to Robert Kubica’s car only to provide a direct comparison against Read more…

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