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The rebirth of Sauber as Alfa Romeo in Formula 1 for the 2019 season got me thinking about what entitles a team to claim any part of past glories that have been achieved by any of their associated parties. Williams Grand Prix Engineering was formed in 1977 by Sir Frank Read more…

Sauber and your third favourite boozer

By Michaelmad, ago

There was a pub in your town. It wasn’t your favourite pub, maybe not even your second favourite pub, but it was on your ‘crawl’ since you were able to grow enough facial hair to convince doormen you were practically 18. The landlord was friendly, the beer was decent, and Read more…

Williams new boy George Russell arrives at the team having spent a year as AMG Mercedes F1 reserve driver in 2018, where he was able to shadow current Mercedes drivers five times Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and team-mate Valtteri Bottas. For a rookie to Formula 1, to be Read more…

The return of Robert Kubica

By BBurge, ago

There aren’t too many F1 fans, or even those who love a sporting feel good story, who aren’t both delighted and fascinated with the rebirth of Robert Kubica, and his return to Formula One with Williams in the FW42 this season. And there is a groundswell of goodwill, hoping that Read more…

Autosport have compared each of Formula 1’s ten teams’ laptimes in 2017 and 2018 using their ‘supertime’ method and it won’t make for enjoyable reading for Williams fans. Autosport’s ‘supertime’ is found by taking each team’s quickest lap over the course of a Grand Prix weekend, and comparing it with Read more…

Grand Prix promoters round on Liberty

By Michaelmad, ago

In an unprecedented move, the FOPA (Formula 1 Promoters Association) made up of representatives from 16 of the 21 races on the F1 calendar have issued a statement expressing their concerns at the direction Liberty are taking Formula 1. Having held a meeting on Monday, representatives from all but five Read more…

Bernie Ecclestone to return to Formula 1?

By Michaelmad, ago

Liberty might just be about to admit defeat in their battle to transform Formula 1 and offload at least part of their stake in the sport a mere three years after they acquired it according to a report on www.johnwallstreet.com. The opportunity to exploit Formula 1’s untapped territories, growing the Read more…

F1 plans to clamp down on B-teams

By Michaelmad, ago

In the first of a number of strategy meetings designed to map out the future of Formula 1 for 2021 and beyond, the FIA and Liberty, Formula 1’s owner, last week outlined proposals to tighten regulations governing the relationships teams are allowed to have with one-another. The proposal takes the Read more…

Pastor joke

By BBurge, ago

The Strange case of Maldonado: Barcelona & Monaco 2012 Cast your mind back to the heady Summer of 2012, where Pastor Maldonado, Bruno Senna and the Williams FW34 were trying to improve upon the fine traditions of the previous three seasons. Well, if by “fine”, you mean no top three Read more…

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