Formula 1’s business model inherently politicises the sport

FIA statutes, article 1: The FIA shall refrain from manifesting racial, political orĀ religious discrimination in the course of its activities andĀ from taking any action in this respect. This is a principle that the FIA takes seriously. We know this, because the organisers of the Turkish Grand Prix got themselves into very hot water in 2006 […]

New teams’ struggles remind us to salute Stewart’s success

In just one week’s time, the Formula 1 bandwagon will be making its way towards Australia for the first grand prix of the 2012 season. Two teams will be feeling particularly unprepared. With the test sessions finished, Marussia and HRT will head to Melbourne having done no proper running. The two teams failed to pass […]

2011 Formula 1 constructor rankings (part one)

See also my driver rankings. 11. Virgin Racing Conventional wisdom suggests that HRT have the slowest car, and perhaps they do. But HRT have always had their back against the wall, and perform regardless. Virgin Racing have, for the second year in succession, finished in last place in the Constructors’ Championship. Often they are slower […]