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Retro: Why this Lotus 72 was Piola’s “most important” F1 drawing
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Retro: Why this Lotus 72 was Piola’s “most important” F1 drawing

The Lotus 72 was one of Formula 1’s most successful cars, winning three constructors’ titles and two drivers’ championships piloted by Jochen Rindt and Emerson Fittipaldi.

Revealed: Mercedes cooling idea that F1 rivals are looking at

One of the fascinating aspects about the battle between Ferrari and Mercedes this year has been how their performance has swung between qualifying and the race.

United States GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Austin pitlane at the United States Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Tech verdict: How teams cruised through Mexico City’s altitude

The Mexican Grand Prix provided a significant challenge to drivers and teams alike, as the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez sits 2250m above sea level. This makes it an outlier on the Formula 1 calendar in terms of altitude, meaning teams had to focus their efforts differently in order to get close to their usual levels of performance.

Tech insight: How Red Bull is staying cool in Mexico

Red Bull has modified its engine cover, and the area behind its halo, for the Mexican Grand Prix to cope with the increased cooling demands of the Formula 1 race at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Mexican GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Mexico City pitlane at the Mexican Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Back-to-back test: Compare new F1 aero parts used in Japan

Besides Mercedes’ highly successful aero update for the Japanese Grand Prix, three other Formula 1 teams brought significant new pieces to Suzuka as each searched for an upturn in form. Take a look at what changed, and what the pieces looked like before the revisions.

Tech verdict: How Mercedes struck back at Suzuka

Mercedes achieved a monumental feat in Japan, becoming the first team in the sport’s history to capture six back-to-back drivers’ and constructors’ F1 World Championships. What makes this particularly impressive is that it has been able to achieve this through a sequence of regulation changes, which shows it could adapt and develop to a range of circumstances.

Japanese GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Suzuka pitlane at the Japanese Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Tech verdict: How Ferrari really turned the tables on rivals

Ferrari turned the tables on its Formula 1 rivals since the summer break, not only taking victories at low-downforce tracks where expectations were high, but also at races where they were expected to be on the backfoot. The result in Russia may not have swung in its direction, but the signs are there that it will be able to fight Mercedes more often at the remaining races this season.

F1 tech race: How Ferrari now follows Mercedes’ lead of 2017

Ferrari arrived in Singapore with two victories under its belt in as many races and a spring in its step. However, those victories were recorded at tracks that suited its low-drag characteristics, so how did it then pull off a win at the street circuit?

Singapore GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Marina Bay pitlane at the Singapore Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Tech verdict: How Ferrari got it so right in Spa and Monza

Ferrari’s back-to-back victories in Belgium and Italy saw the team capitalize on the SF90’s more aerodynamically efficient design philosophy, but that’s not to say it didn’t have to make further adjustments to usurp its adversaries. We investigate how Ferrari got back on top with the help of Giorgio Piola’s latest illustrations.

Giorgio Piola's top F1 cars: Ferrari 640
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Giorgio Piola's top F1 cars: Ferrari 640

Ahead of Ferrari's home race at the Italian Grand Prix, legendary technical expert and illustrator Giorgio Piola revisits one of its greatest Formula 1 cars - the 640.

Italian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Monza pitlane at the Italian Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Belgian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

As F1 returns from its summer break, Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Spa-Francorchamps pitlane at the Belgian Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

Racing Point reveals all-new nose design for Spa

Racing Point has overhauled its distinctive front-end design for a more conventional nose ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix, abandoning its previous nostril design.

F1 tech race: Giorgio Piola on 2019’s rear wing updates

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far…

F1 tech race: Giorgio Piola on 2019’s finer details

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far…

F1 tech race: Giorgio Piola on key 2019 developments

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far…

F1 tech race: 2019’s nose and front wing updates so far

We are already past the halfway point in the Formula 1 season, and so far we’ve seen plenty of great work done by the teams to improve their performance. As always, Giorgio Piola has kept a close eye on these improvements – so we can take a look through the story so far. Let’s start with front wings and noses…

How Alfa, Mercedes and Haas have innovated

Finding aerodynamic performance in Formula 1 is as much about following the examples set by your rivals as it is about finding new design avenues. However, when all of the major design solutions have been widely adopted there must come a point at which new design avenues become apparent. Here are just three examples of such innovation that have emerged in recent races...

Hungarian GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Budapest pitlane at the Hungarian Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.

German GP: Latest F1 tech updates, straight from pitlane

Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images bring you the Formula 1 technical updates on show in the Hockenheim pitlane at the German Grand Prix, giving insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams in pursuit of more performance.