The Indy 500 was a thrilling spectacle. But its history holds a cautionary tale for Formula 1, which faces a crossroads.
There were always so many questions you could ask about Damon Hill. His autobiography provides insight into some of those mysteries. But it deepens others.
In an era where TV viewership is declining as a whole, TV-centric sports like football, NFL and F1 are at risk of becoming irrelevant.
How my brother and I caught the bug at the world’s most legendary motor race.
Why conflicting demands and changing tastes are mounting up to present a serious existential crisis for motorsport.
It has not been an exciting season. But there were a few things that caught my attention — and some mysteries surrounding certain drivers.
After weeks of rumours, it was today announced that the BBC will be exiting its F1 contract three years early. The move is a blow to fans of the sport, who have benefited from a golden era of coverage. But if anyone can breathe new life into F1 it is Channel 4.
Last weekend I packed a spare pair of pants for a “passenger drift experience” at Driftland UK.
It is difficult to know for sure what Jules Bianchi would have achieved in Formula 1. We can, however, reflect on what he had already achieved.
The new Formula1.com has brought great new live timing functionality. But the user experience could be improved. Find out how you can improve it yourself in time for the Australian Grand Prix.
The Formula 1 season starts this weekend. And whether you choose to watch the race on Sky or the BBC, there is one thing we can all agree on: thank goodness we don’t have to watch it on ITV any more.
For years the debate has raged on. Which image file format is better: PNG or SVG? The Commonwealth Games gave us the chance to find out.
Before this year I thought Lewis Hamilton may never win a second championship. But having triumphed in an intense season, he deserves the double.
Bernie Ecclestone has been a genius when it comes to exploiting TV for the benefit of Formula 1. The trouble is that TV is now on the decline.
Intrigue surrounds the future plans of Fernando Alonso. He says in retrospect his decision will be seen as “obvious”. Is the obvious choice to remain with Ferrari — in a three car team?
I can only express my shock and sadness about the accident during yesterday’s Japanese Grand Prix. I have little insight to offer. I am not a motorsport safety expert, nor a medic. But like any motorsport fan I have an opinion and I do have some concerns.
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Formula 1 coverage may lack the pictures, but it still keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I used to be riveted to snooker, as did 18.5 million viewers in 1985. Today I am indifferent and TV ratings are much reduced. What is behind snooker’s slump?
Thirty-eight drivers have died during a Formula 1 World Championship event or test. The name at the end of the list, Ayrton Senna, continues to cast the longest shadow.
Amid all the noise about noise, a far more disturbing side-effect of the new regulations has emerged. Drivers are putting themselves in danger by trying to lose weight.
There was a very new look to the podium for the first race of the new look Formula 1 for 2014. The two podium newcomers came from Formula Renault 3.5. Two of the other stars of the race came from GP3. So what is the point of GP2?
The returning McLaren boss speaks out about the challenges facing his team.
Formula 1 appears to be surrounded by an unprecedented amount of uncertainty. Everywhere you look, there seem to be bad news stories.
My brother got me this wooden racing car construction kit for Christmas.
The relationship between Kimi Räikkönen and Lotus F1 Team has become strained, and the race results have been getting worse. Has his signing for Ferrari had anything to do with it?
The world knows that Sebastian Vettel is the 2013 Formula 1 World Champion. So why don’t the fans get to see him collect his trophy?
In a surprise announcement, Scuderia Toro Rosso have announced Daniil Kvyat as their new race driver for 2014. Is Kvyat really more qualified than his fellow Red Bull Junior Team drivers?
There are many people who reject the idea that Sebastian Vettel’s phenomenal success might be down to talent or skill. Most of these explanations are bunk.
Watch Nico Hülkenberg’s face fall as Kimi Räikkönen reveals the reason he is leaving Lotus.
Ferrari’s decision to hire Kimi Räikkönen marks a radical change in policy. Fernando Alonso is no longer the clear number one driver. It appears to be a message to the Spaniard.
How to read the complex personality of Red Bull Racing’s new driver Daniel Ricciardo.
My top five drivers of the season so far, including why I rate Fernando Alonso only 5th.
Continuing my analysis of the Formula 1 season so far, this article takes a look at the midfield runners.
With Formula 1’s summer break in full swing, I have decided to take a look at how the drivers and teams are getting on so far this year. Part 1 looks at the drivers who could do better.
Sauber’s deal looks set to fast-track Sergey Sirotkin to F1. The 17 year old has buckets of talent. But that talent needs to be nurtured first.
Motor racing is about entertainment and the pursuit of engineering excellence. We also know that it is dangerous. Death is the dark side of the sport we love.
Max Chilton speaks out following his crash with Pastor Maldonado.
Jake Humphrey’s departure from the BBC means that their coverage has inevitably taken a step back in quality. But there are still some areas where the BBC is excelling in comparison to Sky.
It seems that the big story in F1 at the moment (tyres aside) is the poor performance of two of the sport’s most famous teams, McLaren and Williams. This situation reminds me a lot of the 2004 season. There are a lot of striking similarities in the declines of these two great teams.
The Spanish Grand Prix weekend was the ultimate reminder that a lack of overtaking cannot be solved by junk tyres or artificial DRS. It’s time to turn the focus back onto the circuits.
Some journalists may find it “unhelpful” to describe DRS as artificial. But for me, “artificial” is probably the most polite word you can use to describe it.
Last year I made do without Sky’s Formula 1 coverage. But this year I decided to treat myself and shell out. So is it worth paying for?
The problem today at Sepang was not about team orders. What the teams did was natural. The controversy goes to the heart of what makes Formula 1 as a sport today: conservation.
I don’t have any prediction to make about the coming Formula 1 season. But for each team, I have some hopes and fears.
People will be paying attention to how Lewis Hamilton gets on at Mercedes. But I’m more interested in what Hamilton’s arrival will tell us about his team mate, Nico Rosberg.
Timo Glock is a talented and well-liked driver. So how did he end up being sacked by the worst team on the grid?
My assessment of the four best teams in F1 in 2012.
Continuing my series of articles on the 2012 Formula 1 season, here I look at the midfield my constructors’ rankings.
The first of my articles looking back on the 2012 Formula 1 season. Here I assess the tailenders among the Constructors.