By Richard Baxter From being relatively unheard of, Billy Monger has become a household name over the last few weeks. Unfortunately this wasn’t down to his race craft – but the horrendous crash he was involved in at Donnington in the British Formula 4 race series. To have both legs amputated at the age of […]

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By Tom from DATS Life Podcast Lewis Hamilton has made no secret of the effect his idol Ayrton Senna has had on his career. The Brazilian won three Formula 1 world titles before his life was tragically ended in 1994, but his legacy had already been written. The ultimate racer became the ultimate inspiration. Now, […]

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By Callum Springall Before anyone accuses me of bias – which I admittedly made no effort to hide in e182 of the NR F1 podcast – the following couple of paragraphs ought to come with a caveat: Lewis Hamilton drove the perfect race at Silverstone, which is certainly more than can be said for others […]

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By Callum Springall Since 2013, McLaren have been on what is euphemistically described as a slump – in the same way that Blackburn Rovers have experienced a ‘slump’ in recent football years. It all started with some ill-advised design changes between 2012 and 2013, before a disastrous engine switch to Honda appeared to reunite the […]

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By Callum Springall Mercedes‘ Valterri Bottas took a controlled win of fine margins in Spielberg – but with a 35-point deficit to the Formula 1 championship Sebastian Vettel, does this mean that he’s truly in the hunt to become world champion? Well, not really; 43 points out of the last 50 does indicate the new […]

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By Callum Springall A few years ago, it was races like the Azerbaijan Grand Prix that made me feel sorry for those that had to write about them afterwards. So, bear with me! Straight off the bat, we’ll start with Red Bull – and I didn’t think I’d be saying that this season! It was […]

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Sweet lord, what have we just witnessed?! One of the grand prix greats is the answer. The pod had questioned the Baku circuit before this year’s race. They question it no more. The same can be said of F1’s Walking Weapon too, as Lance Stroll took his Formula 1 reputation to a whole new level […]

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By Callum Springall 1: The return of the technological war Waking up on Friday morning, it felt like a return to a seemingly bygone era where the leading teams would conjure up all manner of technical developments, bordering on illegality. The news during the Sky’s coverage of FP1 concerned an engine trick used by Mercedes, in […]

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By Kyle Cumbers So we move on to round eight of the 2017 Formula 1 season and a trip back to Baku. Last year’s European Grand Prix, held in the Azerbaijani capital, was not the greatest but we shouldn’t judge a new track from one race. It didn’t help that Lewis Hamilton hit the wall […]

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By Callum Springall Whether you are of the opinion that Monaco is essential to Formula 1 or a processional gimmick that only stays on the calendar for the money, the 2017 edition wasn’t short of intrigue – albeit for the want of overtaking. After a scintillating qualifying session that left the top three within 0.05s, including […]

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