Tyre technology has come on a bit since James Hunt used a sharp knife to cut grooves in his bald road tyres. I was reminded of this when reading George Russell's thoughts on the latest Formula 1 rubber. Russell was talking about the detailed preparations necessary for Montreal, some 55 years on from Hunt's desperate efforts to get his first car race-worthy for a club meeting at Snetterton.
The scrutineer refused Hunt an entry for a car built up from the stripped shell of a crashed Mini. Inadequate tyres were not the main problem. Neither was the front passenger seat being, would you believe, a deckchair held in place by bits of Meccano. The official took objection to the complete absence of windows in this so-called saloon car; a serious deficiency exacerbated by the driver saying – in all seriousness – that the regulations made no mention of the car needing windows in the first place.
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After a tooth and nail and, at times, toxic Formula 1 world championship scrap last year, Max Verstappen's march to a second consecutive title has been the exact opposite. But has he really changed in 2022? Here's a dive into what factors have played a crucial role, both inside the Verstappen camp and elsewhere, in the Dutch driver's domination.
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