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The driver who gained most from F1's famous farce
The 2005 United States Grand Prix was one of the most notorious of Formula 1's 999 world championship rounds so far - contested by just six cars. And that meant a driver in one of the slowest machines on the grid got a podium. This is the story of a remarkable day for Tiago Monteiro
Formula 1's 999 previous world championship grands prix have produced plenty of underdog shocks. Whether it's Ivan Capelli's giant-killing efforts in France or Damon Hill's Hungary heartbreak with Arrows, those overachievements are some of the most fondly remembered results - particularly in an age where F1's big three teams are so dominant.
The current stranglehold is alarming; only two of the 129 podium positions on offer since F1's last major regulations overhaul for 2014 have been scored by a driver outside the ranks of Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull - a situation F1's sporting boss Ross Brawn called "unacceptable".
Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments.
Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences
The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001
While Mercedes struck back against Red Bull by topping the times at Imola on Friday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the overall picture remains incredibly close. Despite having a possible edge this weekend, the reigning Formula 1 world champion squad is not taking anything for granted...
Mercedes may find itself leading the drivers' and constructors' standings after Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it is well aware that it came against the odds, with Red Bull clearly ahead. Here's what the Brackley team must do to avoid its crown slipping .
It's been a tough start to Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin F1 career, with a lack of pre-season testing mileage followed by an incident-packed Bahrain GP. But two key underlying factors mean a turnaround is no guarantee.
Three weeks is a long time in Formula 1, but in the reshaped start to the 2021 season the teams head to Imola to pick things up after the frenetic Bahrain opener. Here's what to look out for and the developments to follow at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
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