Category: Grand Prix Cars

Wolff: Halo Saved Hamilton’s Life

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the Halo “definitely” saved Lewis Hamilton’s life in his collision with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in the Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton and Verstappen came together in a frightening incident at Turn 1 on Lap 26 of Sunday’s race at Monza as they battled for position. Verstappen attempted to…



Ricciardo Ends McLaren F1 Drought

Daniel Ricciardo led home a McLaren 1-2 at Monza after a clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton took both out of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix. Hamilton was exiting the pits on Lap 26 of 53 when he arrived alongside Verstappen, the pair going side by side through the Variante del Rettifilo, but making…



Ayrton Senna – San Marino 1994

The partially lost on-board video of the fatal Formula One crash in 1994 Arguably one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, crashed during the 1994 Formula One San Marino Grand Prix, held in Imola on 1 May 1994. He crashed into the Tamburello corner at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari,…



Revisiting – The Many Faces Of Spa-Francorchamps

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, longtime home of the Belgian Grand Prix, is a tricky circuit, but today, it is nothing compared to what it once was. Originally, the circuit was nine miles long and used many public roads before it was shortened to four miles of dedicated track in 1979. Much of the public-road portion of…



Verstappen On Pole Beating Sensational Russell

Max Verstappen will start the Belgian Grand Prix on pole, with a Brit second on the grid – but it’s not world champion Lewis Hamilton. George Russell produced one of the laps of his life to briefly set the fastest time in Spa with seconds to go before Verstappen went 3 tenths quicker in treacherous…



Michael Schumacher’s Scintillating Spa F1 Debut

Never before had one and half laps in a midfield F1 car sent such shockwaves through grand prix racing. It was 30 years ago today that Michael Schumacher, in the glinting emerald Jordan 191, qualified seventh for the Belgian GP, beating his vastly experienced team-mate and a whole host of other big grand prix names…



Daniel Ricciardo & His Performance Mystery

McLaren racing director Andrea Stella has solved the mystery surrounding Daniel Ricciardo’s performance-slump since joining the team this year. The Australian’s struggle to adapt to his team’s temperamental MCL35M has been the story of the 32-year-old’s season. He admitted recently it has been his toughest season in Formula 1 while his team, including team principal…



The Weird Tatra 603

The Czech Republic-based Tatra was founded in 1850 as Nesselsdorfer Wagenbau-Fabriksgesellschaft, a wagon and carriage manufacturer. In 1897, they became the first company to produce a motor car in central Europe, the Prasident. They are the third oldest car maker in the world after Daimler and Peugeot. The name was changed to Tatra in 1919…



The Worst Car I Ever Drove: Michele Alboreto

After a roller-coaster few years, Michele Alboreto’s Grand Prix career seemed set to stabilise with a promising new team. In 1985, Michele Alboreto’s star was on the rise. The first Italian to drive for Ferrari for over a decade, he was on the podium eight times in the first 10 races, and fought with Alain…



Bottas Triggers Opening Lap Carnage In Hungary

Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll were both given five-place grid penalties for the next race for causing a multiple car pile-up on the opening lap of the Hungarian Grand Prix. The race started in wet conditions, with drivers on the intermediate tyre. Lewis Hamilton led comfortably away from pole position but a sluggish start from…