Williams heritage stories – FW14B

The story of the 1992 championship-winning Williams-Renault FW14B, told by world champion Nigel Mansell, Riccardo Patrese, Damon Hill, Paddy Lowe, Frank Dernie, Dickie Stanford, Jonathan Williams and Sir Patrick Head. Presented by Karun Chandhok.

The history of one of Formula 1’s most iconic cars, from the origins of the active ride suspension and traction control systems, through the extensive development and testing programmes, to the dominant 1992 F1 season.

Tech analysis: The parts Ferrari has gone without since Baku

Ferrari’s resurgence this season has been nothing short of miraculous, the team maximising its resources to produce a stunning machine, one that could deliver the Scuderia its first championship in a decade.The SF70H features numerous innovative solutions, including but not limited to: a novel sidepod and side impact spar arrangement, a return to the longer, more intricate ‘S’ duct – … Keep reading

Red Bull targets outscoring Ferrari over rest of 2017

The Austrian team had gone into the year hoping to capitalise on the championship’s major regulation change and mount a serious title challenge – but its RB13 package has been distinctly the third-best in the field since the start of the season.While Red Bull has trimmed its performance deficit to the teams ahead, it trails Mercedes by 173 points and Ferrari by 134 – with nine of the … Keep reading

“Rushed” Halo introduction could delay 2018 car – Force India

The FIA confirmed late last month that the Halo – rather than the Shield – would be mandatory in 2018, despite opposition from nine of the 10 teams.Force India’s chief operating officer Szafnauer says the introduction will delay work on the chassis, given the loading from the halo has a direct effect on the structure of the chassis.“It may delay next year’s car,” Szafnauer told … Keep reading

F1 half-season review: Mercedes

Although Ferrari lead the Drivers’ Championship, Mercedes with six wins lead the Constructors’ title with their fast but (very) long-wheelbase and often difficult-to-balance W08. Craig Scarborough and Peter Windsor analyse the season so far for the reigning champions and, with our exclusive 3D animations, highlight some of the car’s key developments since Melbourne.

Steiner puzzled by criticism of Magnussen work ethic

Magnussen left Renault at the end of 2016 after a single F1 season, with managing director Cyril Abiteboul telling French media Magnussen lacked discipline and commitment.Sources at Renault and former team McLaren, with whom Magnussen raced in 2014, have also questioned his work ethic – but the Dane has argued his old teams have never given him negative feedback in those areas. … Keep reading

Renault had to pause development for “drastic” upgrade

An update package headlined by a new floor was introduced on Nico Hulkenberg’s car for the British Grand Prix.It brought an immediate performance upturn and almost a first top-five finish of 2017 before an ERS problem contributed to Hulkenberg falling to sixth.The team’s managing director Cyril Abiteboul admitted that prior to the Silverstone upgrade there had “been a little bit of … Keep reading

Toro Rosso-Honda talks collapse

Honda is keen to take on a second team, after its deal with Sauber was cancelled, as it feels the extra data gathered would help development with McLaren.Talks have been on-going for several weeks, even though the Italian team already has a deal with Renault in place for next year.But it is believed the two parties could not come to an agreement regarding the financi … Keep reading