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The last time we had 26 cars 3rd May 2009, 17:40

There are many doubts over the FIA’s radical ‘budget capping’ plans for 2010. However, their stated aim of getting 26-car grids into F1 is definitely good news – the only thing I can’t understand is why it’s taken them so long to realise bigger grids is better for the sport. Amazingly, it’s 14 years since […]

Super Aguri doubt may cut F1 to 20 cars (update: Honda will not help team) 16th April 2008, 22:12

The Formula 1 grid could be down to just 20 cars for the Spanish Grand Prix as the Magma Group purchase of Super Aguri appears to have fallen through as was rumoured last week. Unless a source of funds is found in the eight days before next weekend’s race at the Circuit de Catalunya, Super […]

1985 South African Grand Prix flashback 5th February 2008, 7:00

I never hesitate to grumble when I feel F1′s governing body has done something wrong, so I think they should be applauded for their prompt handling of the racism row that erupted over the weekend. Likewise the Spanish motor sport authorities and the operators of the Circuit de Catalunya have made all the right moves […]

F1′s new reason for cost cutting 23rd January 2008, 9:00

Why cut costs in Formula 1? Is it to give the smaller teams a chance? To make sure it isn?t the team with the biggest wallet that always wins? Or is it to stop the car manufacturers from leaving the sport? F1 is faced with complaints that it is a frivolous, environmentally-unfriendly waste, as the […]

Lapped legends: Taki Inoue 6th December 2007, 7:00

Starting a new regular feature today our columnist Ben Evans picks his favourite star from the back of the grid. And who better to start things off with than F1′s greatest slapstick comedian, Taki Inoue. Read about his brief career and watch video of some of his ‘highlights’ below…

The feeder formula champions (p1/4) 10th September 2007, 9:00

Formula 3000 and lately GP2 have been pushing young driver towards F1 for over two decades. And yet no F3000 or GP2 champion has ever gone on to win the sport’s ultimate prize – the Formula 1 World Championship. In this four part series we take a look at the 22 champions – and what […]

Top ten… F1 scandals 12th July 2007, 10:00

The eyes of the F1 world are fixed on the twists and turns of the Ferrari-McLaren espionage scandal. F1 is no stranger to controversy – here’s ten of the juiciest from recent years…

Banned! Ground effect 7th June 2007, 7:00

The last in our series looking at F1 technologies that were banned looks at one innovation that the governing body were surely right to get rid of. Indeed, had they stepped in more quickly to rid the sport of ground effect cars, a series of terrifying crashes might have been avoided – and lives might […]

F1 2007 Preview: Super Aguri 9th March 2007, 12:00

What can you say about the only team that hasn’t even got its new car ready yet? After ending 2006 strongly with Takuma Sato’s fine drive in Interlagos, Super Aguri are going into 2007 on the back foot after their new car failed crash tests. It may not even be ready for the first race. […]

F1 Fanatic season guide 2006 5th March 2006, 8:16

The first decade of the 21st century is proving one of the most turbulent in the entire history of Formula One, in terms of changes to the rules of racing. 2006 sees the biggest change to the engine rules since turbos were banned at the end of 1988, as 2.4- litre V8s replace 3-litre V10s. […]