F1 history archive

The remarkable tale of F1′s only race-winning woman 26th February 2014, 13:42

Desire Wilson is the only woman to have won a race for F1 cars. But her progress was dogged by politics and the hostility of some of her male rivals.

The rise and fall of F1′s last turbo era in pictures 18th February 2014, 12:00

Formula One’s last turbo era was a spectacular and vividly colourful time in the sport’s history. Here’s a look back on it in pictures.

How McLaren conquered F1′s last turbo era 23rd January 2014, 12:29

McLaren stamped their authority on the turbo years, producing some of the most successful cars F1 has ever seen between 1983 and 1988.

Who would have won the ‘FIA pole award’ 1950-2013 29th November 2013, 12:33

The FIA has proposed giving a special award to the driver who sets the most pole positions during a grand prix season. Here’s who would have won it previously.

Ex-Michael Schumacher 1997 Ferrari F310B for sale 24th October 2013, 14:56

This Ferrari F310B which was driven by Michael Schumacher during the 1997 season is set to go on sale at auction next month.

Crashgate’s shadow still lingers five years on 28th September 2013, 11:31

The most notorious piece of cheating ever seen in Formula One took place on this day five years ago.

Why Vettel’s rivals may be disappointed in 2014 25th September 2013, 12:00

Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull’s rivals are hoping new engine rules in 2014 will help them catch up. But recent seasons give them little cause for optimism.

Italy’s 60-year wait for a new F1 champion goes on 19th August 2013, 11:17

Sixty years since Alberto Ascari won his second world title, the wait for Italy’s next world champion goes on.

The brains of Brawn come out on top again 24th June 2013, 12:05

Mercedes avoided a serious penalty on Friday as Ross Brawn once again emerged as the biggest winner in an encounter with the hand of FIA justice.

Today in 1973: Last-lap heartbreak in first Swedish GP 17th June 2013, 12:02

The first ever Swedish Grand Prix, held on this day 40 years, almost had a fairytale finish. But hopes of a home win were dashed on the last lap.