Latest articles in F1 History

Ferrari at 90: nine decades of mystique... and muddle

by Paul Fearnley, November 28th 2019

Ferrari's 90 years in racing has included periods of domination, disaster and...

Five classic Formula 1 ground effect cars

by Graham Keilloh, November 1st 2019

With ground effect likely to make a return to Formula 1, we look back at the...

The F1 race “lined with human guard rails”: the 1970 Mexican Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, October 24th 2019

Early Mexican grands prix were a popular fixture on the F1 calendar.... that...

Nigel Mansell's best drives

by Graham Keilloh, August 8th 2019

Fast, aggressive, and an unparalleled ability to provide drama. Nigel Mansell...

"Senna realised I was the only driver he couldn't intimidate": Mansell's majestic 1989 Hungarian Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, August 1st 2019

It was approaching two years since a McLaren-Honda – driven by Ayrton Senna and...

Fernando Alonso's greatest drive - the 2012 European Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, July 29th 2019

On two-time Formula 1 champion and Le Mans winner Fernando Alonso's birthday,...

F1 history: the tragic 1959 German Grand Prix at AVUS

by Paul Fearnley, July 26th 2019

The German Grand Prix is most associated with the Nürburgring and Hockenheim....

Tony Brooks' greatest victory: forgotten genius' win at the 1958 German Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, July 24th 2019

Tony Brooks is perhaps Formula 1's forgotten genius, and in the 1958 German...

Watch Juan Manuel Fangio's greatest victory - the 1957 German Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, July 17th 2019

Witness unearthed British Pathé footage of Fangio's incredible 1957 German...

F1 history: Can Ferrari continue its glorious Silverstone past?

by Paul Fearnley, July 12th 2019

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto says the team and Silverstone aren't a good match....

Rich Energy just the latest in motor sport's history of unusual sponsors

by Graham Keilloh, July 12th 2019

Motor racing has rarely had a shortage of curious characters, and that applies...

Jim Clark's “feat of unparalleled brilliance”: the 1965 British Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, July 11th 2019

Jim Clark won the British Grand Prix five times, and bestrode the 1965 year....

Glory, guts... and rain: magic moments from the British Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, July 10th 2019

With the latest Formula 1 British Grand Prix taking place this weekend we look...

"Never underestimate Niki Lauda": the 1984 Austrian F1 Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, June 27th 2019

By 1984, Niki Lauda had never won his home Formula 1 race. Yet in the thick of...

F1 history: The battle of Reims, 60 years ago

by Paul Fearnley, June 26th 2019

How Tony Brooks triumphed over adversity and won the 1959 French Grand Prix at...

The 1973 French F1 Grand Prix: Peterson breaks his duck

by Graham Keilloh, June 20th 2019

The spectacular ‘SuperSwede’ finally took his first Formula 1 win, while a...

"It's over": Alesi's drought ends at the 1995 Canadian F1 Grand Prix

by Graham Keilloh, June 6th 2019

Looking back at a classic Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix: 1995, Montreal, and...

Monaco at 90: its most thrilling finish

by Graham Keilloh, May 23rd 2019

The young gun chased the old hand. And, this time, the old hand cracked. Here’s...

Mercedes 1-2 finishes: just like the '50s

by Paul Fearnley, May 16th 2019

Mercedes is getting back to its dominating ways, and its strike rate of 1-2s...

When the sparks flew in Spain: Mansell vs Senna in 1991

by Dominic Tobin, May 10th 2019

Looking back at a classic battle at the Spanish Grand Prix: Nigel Mansell vs...



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