Mike Beuttler: The Only Known Gay F1 Driver

Introduction There has always been a close association between Formula 1 and machismo, especially in the earlier days of the sport. A lot of the earliest Grand Prix racers had been battle-hardened on the frontlines during World War 2, and there was a somewhat unspoken notion that you had to be this super-manly kind of … Read more

Traction Control and ABS in Formula 1

Formula One is often referred to as the pinnacle of open-wheel racing. Every year, some of the best automotive engineers in the world work together to shave a few grams, or extract a few extra horsepower to create some of the fastest vehicles known to man. With the help of cutting-edge technology, the likes of … Read more

The Story of Duncan Hamilton

Background Duncan Hamilton was a prolific racing driver hailing from the wonderful country of Ireland. He had a relatively short career in the motor sport, spanning 9 years from 1950 to 1958. He took up racing a few years after the end of World War 2, having flown aircraft for the Royal Navy during those … Read more

The History of Formula 1 Safety Cars

The safety car has become an integral part of motorsport in recent years. This includes Formula One, where the blistering speeds need to be brought down to lessen the chance of further collisions after a crash. There have been a few changes to safety cars and their doctrine in the past; let’s take a look … Read more

Why Kimi Raikkonen was a Great Driver: An Analysis

Since the so-called “Iceman” made his F1 debut for Sauber all the way back in 2001, he has gone on to win the affection and hearts of many Formula 1 fans the world over. While nowadays he has become infamous for his hilarious radio one-liners and emotionless interviews, the flying Finn was somewhat of a … Read more

1982: A year of F1 mishaps, tragedies and craziness (Part 2)

The newly founded animosity between Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi was maybe the unintended catalyst for one of the most tragic and saddening occurrences in world motorsport. At the next race on the Circuit Zolder in Belgium, the two Ferraris were off the pace, with Pironi having set the team’s best time which was only … Read more