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F1 demeans itself with double points gimmick 10th December 2013, 10:15

Yesterday’s FIA announcement that double points will be awarded for the last race of 2014 was a worrying sign Formula One’s dependence on gimmicks has become an addiction.

After 50 races, DRS is killing my passion for F1 30th August 2013, 12:50

F1 has wasted enough time on DRS, a gimmick which has diminished the art of real racing and traded it for the cheap facsimile of push-button passing.

Why after 12 years F1 is ‘off my radar’ for Webber 27th June 2013, 22:29

Webber is craving a purer form of racing and said F1 is “off his radar” now as he prepares to return to Le Mans with Porsche.

Bungling the tyre row will give F1 a tainted title fight 18th May 2013, 13:52

F1’s response to the Spanish Grand Prix has been knee-jerk and risks tainting the battle for championships.

Button’s complaint shows we need more team radio 7th May 2013, 11:00

Jenson Button is unhappy his team radio discussions were broadcast on television – which goes to show we need more of them.

The pay driver debate needs to move on 15th February 2013, 9:10

In professional sport the viewing public expect the competitors to be the best in their discipline. That this doesn’t happen in F1 shows something is wrong.

Fewer races and more testing? No thanks, Alonso 18th January 2013, 11:10

Fernando Alonso may not consider himself ??political??, but that doesn?t stop him from toeing the Ferrari party line on testing.

Why Ferrari would do better with “two roosters” 23rd October 2012, 10:00

Luca di Montezemolo says he doesn’t want two number one drivers at Ferrari. Here’s why he should reconsider.

Schumacher’s second swansong will be his last 4th October 2012, 15:09

Schumacher’s decision to return to retirement is a sensible one, even though he has shown marked improvement in the third year of his comeback.

F1 finally cracks down on track limits abuse 25th July 2012, 9:25

The FIA appears to have finally woken up to the necessity of preventing drivers overtaking rivals by going off the track.