Formula 1 - Drive

  • Charlie Whiting, 1952-2019

    Charlie Whiting

    Charlie Whiting, the British motor sport official best known for his role as Formula One race director, has died aged 66, on the eve of the 2019 Australian Grand Prix at which he had been due to officiate.

  • Shock exit by Renault Formula E team - Nissan Enters Formula E

    Formula E

    From the end of season 4, the French team will no longer be represented at Formula E, as the company says it plans to focus more on Formula 1.

  • 2018 Classic Nostalgia festival

    2018 Classic Nostalgia festival

    F1 cars for Shelsley Superb F1 display set for Classic Nostalgia festival.

  • Arrivederci, Maurizio!

    ARRIVEDERCI MAURIZIO!

    As Arrivabene departs, Ferrari gains another new team principal. Will Mattia Binotto succeed where others have failed?

  • David Coulthard, F1’s Mr Nice Guy

    David Coulthard, F1’s Mr Nice Guy and the Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda W113

    David Coulthard Interview. Multiple grand prix winner, TV personality and entrepreneur, Coulthard has literally written the book on success in a life that always revolved around cars. Words Damien Smith. Portrait photograph Jayson Fong Archive Alamy.

  • Formula One in my day

    Formula One in my day

    Formula One in my day. Having worked behind the lens for more than 30 years, Charles Briscoe-Knight picks his favourite shots from the glory days of grand prix racing. Words and Photography Charles Briscoe-Knight.

  • Forza Alfa! Your essential guide to F1 2019

    Forza Alfa! Your essential guide to F1 2019

    Kimi in an Alfa! It’s F1’s dream team Ferrari tech, Kimi Räikkönen and a car as fast as it is pretty? We’re cheering Alfa on this season.

  • From Formula One to adventures in Cuba – Colin Crabbe

    Colin Crabbe

    A life extraordinary From Formula One to adventures in Cuba – Colin Crabbe tells all. “The deal for the Mercedes involved me handing over $10,000 in a paper bag at Checkpoint Charlie” Few have led as colourful a motoring life as Colin Crabbe. Richard Heseltine revels in the many stories perfectly recalled by this raconteur par excellence. Photography Tony Baker/LAT/Dalton Watson.

  • Gone but not forgotten - controversial racing impresario Raymond Mays 1899-1980

    Raymond Mays

    Gone but not forgotten. Controversial racing impresario Raymond Mays. Controversial father of the British Formula 1 industry ‘In Junior-GP Voiturette racing, Era and mays were potent, gaining respect on both sides of the channel’ Words Dale Drinnon. Photography Drive-My.

  • Greatest Races - Michael Schumacher's win in the 1996 Formula 1 Spanish GP

    1996 Formula 1

    Greatest Races the Reign in Spain. Greatest Races Schumey in the rain in Spain. Michael Schumacher's win in the 1996 Spanish GP was simply one of the greatest ever. In atrocious conditions at the 1996 Spanish GP in Barcelona, Michael Schumacher was all-conquering. Words Andrew Frankel. Photography LAT.

  • In this month: January 1969 The birth of Michael Schumacher

    In this month: January 1969 The birth of Michael Schumacher

    A seven-time Formula 1 World Champion. That’s the title that Michael Schumacher can still claim, and a title that might never be broken. Words by Neil Godwin-Stubbert.

  • Inquisition Mercedes F1 chief Toto Wolff

    Inquisition Mercedes F1 chief Toto Wolff

    ‘I’m obsessive about detail’ Merc’s F1 boss on how to win almost everything (though it does mean cleaning the toilets…)

  • Market Watch Ex-Lauda Ferrari 312T - the car that helped Niki Lauda to his first Formula 1 drivers' title comes to market

    Ferrari 312T

    The value of hard work. Niki Lauda grafted to make the 312T GREAT. His reward, a first F1 title. Words Chris Bietzk. Photography Gooding & Co / Mike Maez.

  • McLaren’s carbon crafter, Tom Barnard

    McLaren’s carbon crafter, Tom Barnard

    John Barnard changed the face of Grand Prix racing with his revolutionary use of carbonfibre, but his time at McLaren wasn’t all plain sailing… Words James Page. Photography James Page/LAT.

  • Mercedes unveils new car for 2018 Formula 1 season

    Mercedes unveils new car for 2018 Formula 1 season

    Mercedes have dominated the world of Formula 1 since the introduction of V6 turbo engines to the sport in 2014, and there’s no sign yet of them relinquishing their crown. Unveiled at Silverstone in February, the new W09 EQ Power+ looks ready to carry the team to their fifth winning year in a row. Race drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas have both been enthusiastic about the new car’s capabilities, and initial test drives in Barcelona earlier this year showed promise.

  • Niki Lauda 1949-2019

    Niki Lauda

    Forthright, fast and one of F1’s greatest characters: Niki Lauda remembered. Words Jack Phillips. Photography Motorsport Images.

  • Paul Michaels tale

    Paul Michaels

    Brabham, Bernie, and a garage owners Great Formula One Adventure. Not content with simply running Hexagon of Highgate, Paul Michaels decided to go motor racing, too. Richard Heseltine tells his story. Photography Lyndon McNeil/LAT.

  • Pierre Gasly out - Alex Albon in - Red Bull seat swap: Behind F1 2019’s greatest shock

    Albon will replace Gasly

    Red Bull interrupted the start of Formula 1’s summer break with the shock announcement that Pierre Gasly will be replaced by Alex Albon for the rest of the season. Gasly’s struggles to get close to the pace of Max Verstappen have been evident from the moment he crashed in pre-season testing, but Red Bull has staunchly supported its new driver since then. As recently as the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend it insisted Gasly would see out the season, but just over one week later revealed that rookie Toro Rosso driver Albon will replace Gasly alongside Verstappen in the Red Bull line-up from the Belgian Grand Prix.

  • Racer Ian Ashley

    Racer Ian Ashley

    “The Hesketh and I did two-and-a-half back ward Somersaults 30ft in the air”  Ian Ashley recalls the moment that ended his F1 career, but, as he tells Richard Heseltine, that didn’t put him off racing – even if some of his mounts were a bit ropey. Portrait Tony Baker, Archive Ian Ashley/Richard Heseltine/LAT.

  • Schumacher at 50

    Schumacher at 50

    Ferrari honours one of its all-time greats with a major exhibition at Maranello. Words John Barker.