The Formula 1 message boards have recently been abuzz with discussion of the Rosberg/Hamilton collision at Spa 2014. From these discussions it has emerged that many fans are not well acquainted with the rules of racing, or are confused regarding which rules apply to which scenarios. This is not particularly surprising, since the rules of […]

Arguments over whether Schumacher was greater than Fangio are not new. I’m going to present something that is new: the results of a mathematical model designed to answer who was the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time. You may disagree with any attempt to answer this question on principle, and that’s okay by me. […]

The ability to shine in wet-weather conditions is highly prized in Formula 1. This is partly because of the increased difficulty for drivers in slippery conditions with poor visibility, and partly because wet weather is considered a leveler of mechanical differences (although there are of course some chassis that are much better suited to wet-weather […]

Success in Formula 1 is as much about consistency as outright speed. It is easy to point to historical examples of drivers being outscored by their teammates across a year despite being the much stronger driver over a single lap. In 1984, Prost outqualified his champion teammate Lauda 15-1, but was narrowly beaten by Lauda […]

Formula 1 is the ultimate aspiration of any promising young driver. For most, reaching Formula 1 involves an arduous journey from karts up through progressively more powerful single-seaters, beating increasingly talented competitors and, just as importantly, attracting and securing sponsorship along the way. The path is not always a simple linear progression through the tiers […]

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