TFTV – Story of the 2009 Australian Grand Prix

With a new era of Formula One about to begin this weekend, it feels the perfect time to look back at the last major aero change in 2009. Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis Honda had quit the sport and from the ashes rose Brawn GP, on a fairy-tale debut weekend would unfold.

TFTV – Jenson’s Five Defining Races

By Jack Fielding and Jason Fluler  As Jenson Button takes a break from Formula One next year we look back on five races that has defined his career. Five defining moments Sau Paulo 2009 After a number of wins in incredible story the two Brawns were fighting it out a Interlargos following a season where

TFTV – Felipe’s Five Defining Races

As Felipe Massa goes into his final home race this weekend and his penultimate race F1 Vault’s team reflect on his F1 career from the heart break in Sau Paulo to the near death crash in Budapest. Five defining moments Sau Paulo 2008 the local hero Felipe Massa drove brilliantly to take victory in changing

Tales From The Vault – Remembering Ayrton and Roland

Originally Published 29 April 2015 Today marks the 21st anniversary of the nightmare of 1994 San Marino Grand Prix where we lost two a great and a future great in two days. Ayrton Senna crashed out after his steering column broke early in the race leaving him clinically dead from a head injury. Austrian Roland Ratzenberger

TFTV – Brazil 2008 – a Hollywood ending

It wet day At Interlagos for the championship show down between Lewis Hamilton and local boy Felipe Massa. Away they went into turn one front runners make a good start with them all getting way cleanly. David Coulthard out after he was hit from behind in his final Grand Prix. Massa soon opened his lead

Tales from the vault – 2005 US Grand Prix ‘Indy-Gate’

The 2005 United States Grand Prix was one of the sports strangest races only three teams started the race following problems with tyres that were unsafe to go through the final corner. This was a problem because under that season’s regulations tyre changes were only permitted if it rained. Michelin who provided these tyres tried

Tales From The Vault – Rindt killed before his title

Jochen Rindt is Formal Ones only posthumous world champion after he was killed in a race at Monza before he was officially world champion at the following race because no one could catch him in the championship. Rindt was born in Mainz, Germany during the Second World War which claimed the lives of both his

Tales the vault – The Le Mans Disaster sixty years on

The 1955 Le Mans 24 hour race was held on 12 June 1955. It was during an era of motor racing when drivers would race in not just one series they would race in others while chasing the F1 title. The race started at 15:00 French time as it has done most years since the

Tales from the Vault: James Hunt – Playboy Champion

James Hunt was born in 1947 to a London stockbroker and was a keen sports man. As a child hunt was a self-confident, competitive and determined youth he taught himself to play tennis and squash to a high standard. He first saw a motor race aged 18 and soon took up the sport with a


December 2008 was a dark day for Honda F1 as the Japanese manufacture stopped its involvement in Formula One. It put 600 jobs at risk and nearly ended the careers of Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello. But the team kept working with the engineers working on the cars while the management worked on a buyout