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The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team Prime

The final throes of Brazil's fleetingly successful F1 team

Emerson Fittipaldi is better remembered for his Formula 1 world championships and Indianapolis 500 successes than for the spell running his eponymous F1 team. Despite a hugely talented roll call of staff, it was a period of internal strife, limited funding and few results - as remembered by Tim Wright.

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences.

From Senna's brilliance to tragedy: Tim Wright’s F1 testing tales Prime

From Senna's brilliance to tragedy: Tim Wright’s F1 testing tales

As Formula 1 prepares for the start of its three-day test in Bahrain this week, Autosport's technical consultant recalls days with McLaren and Benetton when testing was a far bigger part of an engineer's role

How the dull F1 finale could be improved Prime

How the dull F1 finale could be improved

The anticlimactic ending to the 2020 F1 season in Abu Dhabi left many wishing it had finished with the thriller in Sakhir one week before. But while the cars are partly to blame, a few simple layout tweaks could make a big difference.

The challenges in getting a new driver up to speed in F1 Prime

The challenges in getting a new driver up to speed in F1

At the Sakhir Grand Prix, the trio of Jack Aitken, Pietro Fittipaldi and George Russell all had unfamiliar machinery to contend with. Tim Wright explains what it's like bedding in new drivers from when mid-season replacements were more commonplace…

How Bahrain F1 crash showed warrior mentality hasn’t gone away Prime
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How Bahrain F1 crash showed warrior mentality hasn’t gone away

OPINION: Romain Grosjean's Bahrain crash brought back uncomfortable memories for Formula 1, but the mental strength of the shocked drivers to carry on was no less than their predecessors in times before social media and TV replays…

Why F1’s Imola experiment won’t become a permanent fixture Emilia-Romagna GP Prime
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Why F1’s Imola experiment won’t become a permanent fixture

OPINION: Formula 1 introduced an abbreviated weekend format for its first Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that was met with plenty of praise from paddock insiders, but there are a few immovable stumbling blocks that will prevent it becoming the norm...

Why F1's Portugal leveller isn't a reliable silver bullet Prime

Why F1's Portugal leveller isn't a reliable silver bullet

A track surface that was reluctant to yield grip left many drivers complaining in Portimao, but created mixed strategies and havoc at the start. Yet, while an enjoyable means of mixing the pack, F1 cannot always rely on it

What Red Bull needs to beat Mercedes in F1 Prime

What Red Bull needs to beat Mercedes in F1

OPINION: Last weekend's Eifel GP was another case of close but no cigar for Red Bull as Max Verstappen again finished runner-up. But could Honda's imminent exit provide Red Bull with the unexpected impetus it needs to beat Mercedes?

The other factor that helped make the Tuscan GP exciting Prime

The other factor that helped make the Tuscan GP exciting

With the many incidents dominating the headlines after Formula 1's first visit to Mugello, the quality of racing in-between was largely overlooked. As our technical expert Tim Wright explains, a key circuit trait had a major role to play

Why Monza marked a McLaren resurgence Prime

Why Monza marked a McLaren resurgence

Even without the safety car and red flag which brought the Italian Grand Prix to life, it was likely that Carlos Sainz would have finished second. Its former engineer Tim Wright says that can only be a good thing for Formula 1

Why F1 should expect fireworks from Alonso-Ocon in 2021 Prime

Why F1 should expect fireworks from Alonso-Ocon in 2021

Following a Styrian Grand Prix high in intrigue on and off the track, Autosport's technical consultant answers your questions on the impending return of Fernando Alonso, McLaren's upturn in form and more woe for Ferrari