Behind the Headlines – stories that will shape 2021

This year F1 looks to get back to normal, however, already that appears to be in doubt with the calendar already being rewritten. The coronavirus pandemic has always been in the minds of many in the sport, but last year we saw the sport able to travel safely with the handful of cases. Mercedes and

Behind the Headlines – Portugal – Record breaking

The first Portuguese Grand Prix in twenty-two years will be remembered for a defining moment in F1 history, believed untouchable after Shanghai 2006, Lewis Hamilton now holds the record for the most Grands Prix won. In a remarkable career, which has seen the Englishman already become Britain’s most successful driver. When Hamilton won in only

Behind the Headlines – Italy – Madness at Monza

Pierre Gasly took his maiden Grand Prix win in Monza which was the first time in eight years that neither Mercedes, Ferrari nor Red Bull has won a race. The Frenchman becomes the first driver outside the top three teams to win a race since Kimi Raikkonen in 2013. Going into Sunday’s race everyone I

Behind The Headlines – Britain – Tyres cause late drama

Sunday’s British Grand Prix saw a remarkable but yet unsurprising seventh home win for Lewis Hamilton, but while the race proved pretty stagnate throughout it will be remembered for the tyre failures in the closing laps which could be the moment where Hamilton won his seventh world title. Mercedes were always going to be the

Behind The Headlines – Austria – Surprising beginnings

Sunday’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix saw Valtteri Bottas secure his second win at the Red Bull Ring, in a brilliant drive after teammate Lewis Hamilton’s race was turned on its head after a late penalty less than an hour before the race, this I thought would either fire him up or unsettle him leading to

Behind The Headlines – Covering Coronavirus

The last four-five months has been like nothing I have had to cover before, a virus which effetely shut down the whole world and not just Formula One. This is a very different story to one we have covered before as it wasn’t a self-made problem for Formula One, it was one which it had

Behind The Headlines – Putting the calendar together

Note this started to be written three weeks ago, may not reflect current restrictions in place. Also, the announcements in recent days make some of this inaccurate at the time of publishing The Formula One season is facing a logistical challenge as it looks to cramp in fifteen races into just twenty weeks between the