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The lost F1 team that launched Newey

It never won a race, but the March team of the late 1980s and early 1990s was very significant for the future of F1. Motorsport.com's sister title Autosport magazine explained why in the 16/23 December 2010 issue.

Why Haas' dreary 2019 season is bad news for F1 Prime

Why Haas' dreary 2019 season is bad news for F1

Haas headed into the 2019 Formula 1 season after showing promising form in winter testing. But what followed was a tough campaign, blighted by car-handling issues. Here's why that development is not good for F1's future.

The real step that ended McLaren’s F1 nightmare Prime

The real step that ended McLaren’s F1 nightmare

McLaren’s recent history in Formula 1 has been disastrous. But in 2019, it finally showed significant signs of recovery – a major step towards getting the team back to the front of the grand prix grid

Rating the 2019 Formula 1 rookies Prime

Rating the 2019 Formula 1 rookies

In Formula 1 2019, three drivers made their debut and went on to make major impacts – just like three famous names from the championship’s history did back in the ‘01 campaign

How Toro Rosso gave Renault a major scare Prime

How Toro Rosso gave Renault a major scare

Toro Rosso underwent some substantial changes in 2019, but it nevertheless scored its best result since its glory days of 2008. In the process it scared a works squad that ultimately underwhelmed after making some lofty pre-season aims

Will Williams' 2019 soul-searching be enough? Prime

Will Williams' 2019 soul-searching be enough?

The 2019 Formula 1 season was the worst in Williams' history. It has taken steps it hopes will mean such a disaster is not repeated - and with '20 already approaching the answer to questions over those changes will soon be revealed

The top 10 Formula 1 drivers of 2019 Prime

The top 10 Formula 1 drivers of 2019

The 2019 Formula 1 world championships may have gone back to the same homes once again, but there were stars throughout the field. Here are the best from another year in grand prix racing

The five best race drives of the 2019 F1 season Prime

The five best race drives of the 2019 F1 season

The 20 Formula 1 drivers completed 420 individual races across the 21 grands prix of the 2019 season. Many were memorable and many were decidedly not, but here are the five best Motorsport.com has picked from F1's joint-longest (with '16 and '18) season

 The signs that suggest Vettel isn't about to retire Prime

The signs that suggest Vettel isn't about to retire

Sebastian Vettel gave on honest assessment that he "must do better" in the 2020 Formula 1 season. These aren't the words of a driver about to give up, as some have suggested, and there are other signs that he is determined to recover his best form

Abu Dhabi shows Mercedes will be hard to dethrone

Mercedes ended the F1 season with a flourish and, though Lewis Hamilton might have longed for more battles in Abu Dhabi, a crushing victory at the end of an open second half of 2019 was a timely reminder of the potency of F1's dominant combination

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix driver ratings

Despite the dominance with which the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was won, no full marks were forthcoming as no driver ended the season with a perfect score. But a settled top-end order gave more midfield runners the chance to shine

Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton grabs final pole of 2019 Abu Dhabi GP
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Abu Dhabi GP: Hamilton grabs final pole of 2019

Lewis Hamilton claimed the final Formula 1 pole position of the 2019 season in qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi GP: Bottas tops FP2, crashes with Grosjean

Valtteri Bottas set the pace in the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, although his evening was marred by a collision with Romain Grosjean.

Opinion: Abu Dhabi shouldn't host F1's finale Prime

Opinion: Abu Dhabi shouldn't host F1's finale

The Brazilian Grand Prix was a perfect reminder of why the historic track has hosted Formula 1 title showdowns. Yas Marina's run of season-ending races shows why F1 should ideally reconsider its finale

What Gasly can learn from his superb response to demotion Prime

What Gasly can learn from his superb response to demotion

Pierre Gasly is almost unrecognisable from the driver who left Red Bull no choice but to demote him. While his response to that has been outstanding, he must do more if he is to fulfil the promise his talent offers

Brazilian Grand Prix driver ratings

A wild race inevitably led to a wild variety of scores in our rankings - from three full-marks performances to some slatings for poor performances and inexplicable errors

How Red Bull forced Mercedes into clumsiness

Outpaced and outduelled, the usually flawless Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes combination ended up making a lot of mistakes in Brazil as they tried to respond to the brilliance of Max Verstappen and Red Bull-Honda

Brazilian GP: Verstappen beats Vettel, Hamilton to pole

Max Verstappen claimed his second Formula 1 pole position in qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Why Ferrari is back in business in Brazil

Amid the undercurrent of accusations over its engine and after a lacklustre weekend last time out in America, Ferrari showed revitalised form in practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. But can it capitalise on its single-lap pace to beat Mercedes?

Brazilian GP: Vettel pips Leclerc by 0.021s in second practice

Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in the second Formula 1 second free practice session for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

How Albon kept his Red Bull F1 drive Prime

How Albon kept his Red Bull F1 drive

Red Bull made a bold call when it promoted Alexander Albon to its senior Formula 1 team when he had just half a season of grand prix racing experience. We explain exactly how he's done enough to keep one of the best drives on the grid

How Russell is performing like Alonso Prime

How Russell is performing like Alonso

Back in 2001, Fernando Alonso made a low-key Formula 1 debut that nevertheless caught the eye of those in the know. This year, another rookie is putting in stellar performances that totally outshine his machinery

United States Grand Prix driver ratings

F1's pre-eminent driver performed immaculately on the day he was crowned champion for a sixth time, but he nevertheless failed to score full marks while others succeeded thanks to polished performances all weekend at Austin

Why Hamilton's finest moment was also Bottas's

Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula 1 world championship in style, to well and truly enter the greatest of all time debate. He was beaten on the day by his teammate, though, who turned in his best grand-prix winning performance to date

The 10 moments that decided the 2019 F1 title Prime

The 10 moments that decided the 2019 F1 title

Lewis Hamilton sealed his sixth Formula 1 world title in Austin to come out on top in what quickly became an intra-Mercedes battle in 2019. Here are 10 key moments that decided the title in his favour

United States GP: Bottas beats Vettel to pole, Hamilton fifth

Valtteri Bottas claimed his fifth pole position of the 2019 Formula 1 season in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix at Austin.

United States GP: Hamilton tops FP2 from Leclerc

Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the United States Grand Prix, outpacing Charles Leclerc by 0.301s.

The standout element that makes Hamilton a great Prime

The standout element that makes Hamilton a great

Pinpointing a weakness in Lewis Hamilton is proving increasingly difficult, and Valtteri Bottas's choice of words during Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix provided a telling insight into why Hamilton is so difficult to match

Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings

The Formula 1 championship leader and a local hero were the standout performers of the Mexican Grand Prix, but plenty others also showed their worth.

How Hamilton went from "no hope" to victory in Mexico

There were a lot of reasons why Lewis Hamilton shouldn't have won the Mexican Grand Prix, but he did. How much of it was down to others leaving the door open and how much due to his and Mercedes' performance?

Mexican GP: Verstappen on pole as Bottas crashes hard

Max Verstappen secured pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix as the session was red-flagged after Valtteri Bottas crashed hard.

Mexican GP: Vettel tops FP2 from Verstappen

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel headed the second free practice session for Formula 1's Mexican Grand prix, outpacing Max Verstappen by 0.115s.

Latest veto shows F1 is not aligned with its objectives Prime

Latest veto shows F1 is not aligned with its objectives

Formula 1's push for three reverse-grid races in 2020 hit the buffers when the teams rejected the idea. By delaying the latest change to improve the racing spectacle, self-interested teams have proved they fear change

Why Button can relate to Vettel's 2019 woes Prime

Why Button can relate to Vettel's 2019 woes

Sebastian Vettel's form has no doubt improved, but it's clear Ferrari's 2019 Formula 1 car doesn't suit his style. One fellow world champion can relate to that - an example that proves just one characteristic is the difference between the great and the good

Why F1 junior schemes produce more flops than stars Prime

Why F1 junior schemes produce more flops than stars

Many Formula 1 teams throw resources at young talent in the hope of discovering the next superstar. But their strike rate is poor for a reason.

The confusing history of F1 team name changes Prime

The confusing history of F1 team name changes

The recent news that Toro Rosso might be rebranded as AlphaTauri in 2020 is the latest chapter in a long line of confusing F1 team makeovers, turning defining each team's true identity into a statistical nightmare

Vettel's defiance shows he isn't finished yet Prime

Vettel's defiance shows he isn't finished yet

There were doubts about whether Sebastian Vettel could once again be a leading force in Formula 1. But by ignoring a team order in the Russian Grand Prix he showed he may be able to dig deep and return to the fore

Russian Grand Prix driver ratings

As nobody got it quite right at the head of the Russian Grand Prix order, it was two midfielders who instead turned in the most impressive performances - though only one earned full marks in our ratings

How Ferrari's most convincing win escaped its clutches

The Russian Grand Prix weekend was supposed to prove just how much Ferrari had improved its SF90. But while its speed was impressive, Ferrari struggled to control its drivers during a race that got away from it

Russian GP: Leclerc storms to fourth straight pole

Charles Leclerc claimed his and Ferrari's fourth consecutive Formula 1 pole position in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix.

Russian GP: Verstappen outpaces Leclerc in second practice

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen topped the second Formula 1 free practice session ahead of the Russian Grand Prix.

Why Grosjean is F1's most infuriating driver Prime

Why Grosjean is F1's most infuriating driver

Romain Grosjean is capable of challenging Formula 1's best on his day - but those performances are few and far between. This is the conundrum of one of grand prix racing's genuine enigmas.

Singapore Grand Prix driver ratings

Victory in the Singapore Grand Prix ended Sebastian Vettel's long win drought, but he was among a handful of contenders to just miss out on a perfect score in our ratings - something only one driver achieved

How a bad qualifying lap put Vettel on pole for Singapore win

If Sebastian Vettel had produced the qualifying lap he was truly capable of in Singapore, he wouldn't have been in the right place to capitalise on the unique race circumstances that allowed him to show the world his capabilities again

Singapore GP: Leclerc beats Hamilton to pole by 0.191s

Charles Leclerc claimed a surprise third consecutive Formula 1 pole position after outpacing Lewis Hamilton by 0.191s.

Singapore GP: Hamilton outpaces Verstappen in FP2

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen to the fastest time by 0.184s in the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.

Singapore GP: Verstappen tops FP1 as Bottas crashes

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen topped the opening Formula 1 free practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, while Valtteri Bottas caused a red flag by crashing his Mercedes.

Hulkenberg: Underachiever or wasted talent? Prime

Hulkenberg: Underachiever or wasted talent?

Dropped by the first manufacturer team to put its faith in him as its leader and with his podium-less record getting ever longer, Nico Hulkenberg is beginning to look like an underachiever. But do the statistics do him an injustice?

Why the Ferrari dream is as good as over for Vettel Prime

Why the Ferrari dream is as good as over for Vettel

Sebastian Vettel was once seen as the saviour of Ferrari in its post-Fernando Alonso era, but after a run of errors, Charles Leclerc is fast overtaking Vettel in the pecking order. Is the Ferrari dream now over?

Italian Grand Prix driver ratings

The 2019 Italian Grand Prix was a thriller, with Charles Leclerc seeing off the Mercedes challenge to take a famous home win for Ferrari. There were plenty of talking points in the action, but only one driver earned a perfect score

How Leclerc cemented his place as Ferrari's new star

Fending off Michael Schumacher for a whole race at Imola in 2005 cemented Fernando Alonso's claim to F1 greatness. The way Charles Leclerc resisted Mercedes' Monza attacks was Ferrari's new star's equivalent

Italian GP: Leclerc grabs pole in qualifying farce

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc claimed pole position after a farcical climax to qualifying for Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.

Italian GP: Leclerc pips Hamilton by 0.068s in FP2

Charles Leclerc set the pace in the rain-affected second Formula 1 free practice session for the Italian Grand Prix.

How F1's calendar push risks "disposable" races Prime

How F1's calendar push risks "disposable" races

Formula 1 will have a record 22 races next year, and Liberty has often suggested a target of 25 in the future. But by chasing revenue and expansion, F1 is risking devaluing its races and losing fan interest

Belgian Grand Prix driver ratings

One racer earned full marks in our Belgian Grand Prix driver ratings, which should come as little surprise after a near-flawless performance from both driver and team

The day Leclerc stamped his authority on Ferrari and Vettel

After squandering a host of opportunities so far in 2019, Ferrari finally broke its Formula 1 win duck in Belgium. What’s more, by claiming his first career grand prix victory Charles Leclerc might have established himself as the Scuderia’s top dog.

Belgian GP: Leclerc beats Vettel to pole by 0.7s

Charles Leclerc claimed pole position for Formula 1's Belgian Grand Prix with a huge advantage of 0.748s over Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel.

Belgian GP: Leclerc outpaces Vettel by 0.6s in FP2

Charles Leclerc headed a Ferrari one-two in the second Formula 1 free practice session for the Belgian Grand Prix, comfortably ahead of Sebastian Vettel.

The lingering weaknesses Bottas must now end Prime

The lingering weaknesses Bottas must now end

Valtteri Bottas's fight to remain at Mercedes starts again for 2021 after signing a deal to remain with the team next year. But with Ferrari and Red Bull looming as a threat, he must remove his lingering weaknesses

What Williams is learning from its worst car Prime

What Williams is learning from its worst car

Williams has proved in recent races that, far from writing off 2019, it has made tangible progress with its Formula 1 car. That's important for laying the foundations to hit the ground running when the rules change in '21