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Going Dutch – Zandvoort & F1 as it was

Considering that Spa-Francorchamps has more orange than the Whitehouse this weekend, my thoughts have drifted back to a time when Holland had its very own Grand Prix, long before Max Verstappen was a twinkle in his Jos’s eye. The 1983 Dutch Grand Prix was the first Formula One race I attended in a professional capacity, coming just two months after I joined Autosport magazine’s advertising department. I had already lucked in with a trip to Read More…

Honda; an attractive divorcee?

On the back of much-publicised quotes from Zak Brown and Eric Boullier at the Canadian Grand Prix last weekend there can be little doubt that the McLaren Honda partnership has either reached or taken a fork in the road concerning its future. McLaren has been patient, three years patient, but when Fernando Alonso climbed from the cockpit of his car towards the end of Sunday’s race and headed into the grandstands, it told a sorry tale. Read More…

A brave new world for F1

Less than 48 hours after Liberty Media completed its purchase of Formula One the different style of the sport’s new leadership has become apparent. The triumvirate of Chase Carey, Ross Brawn and Sean Bratches has been participating in interviews with key international media, part of a well defined strategy aimed at outlining their vision for the sport. In short, it appears that we are in for a complete root and branch overhaul of how Formula Read More…

Goodbye to F1’s Ringmaster

The end of Bernie Ecclestone’s reign as boss of Formula One is no less significant simply because it was anticipated. Since the Liberty Media takeover of the sport was outlined last September it was clear that Bernie’s time in F1 was accelerating towards the finish line. Now that this seismic change has occurred, many will not only reflect on his commercial governance of Grand Prix motor racing, but wonder what the future will hold under Read More…

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