In stats … 70 years of Formula One

All data correct to 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. On the 13th May 1950 at an old RAF base in Northamptonshire, the FIA Formula One Championship began, 1950 The Royal Automobile Club Grand Prix of Europe Incorporating The British Grand Prix. Over the seven decades since there have been 1,018 Grand Prix’s across every continent

TFTV – China

In this edition of Tales From The Vault, we are looking at two first wins for teams and a final win for a legend of the sport which have all taken place in China. 2006 – Schumacher’s Last Win Michael Schumacher’s final win came in China despite the German being fifteen seconds behind Fernando Alonso.

TFTV – Bahrain

2010 – Alonso’s dream Ferrari debut Fernando Alonso beat his teammate Felipe Massa to take a win for Ferrari on his debut for Ferrari. The Spaniard took victory after Sebastian Vettel suffered a spark plus failure early on in the race dropping him to fourth. Felipe Massa finished second, on his return following his accident

TFTV – Australia Controversies

The 2018 season begins this weekend in Melbourne. In this edition, we are going to look back at three memorable Australian Grand Prix’s, a title decider, a debut win for a team and the beginning of a remarkable fight… but all proved to have controversial. 1994 Adelaide – Crash gives Schumacher first title The final

TFTV – Story of the 1998 Belgian Grand Prix

Round thirteen of the 1998 season saw Formula One head to the legendry circuit at Spa. Going into the race Mikka Hakkinen lead the championship from Michael Schumacher and David Coulthard. McLaren had the lead over Ferrari in the Qualifying Report Mikia Hakkienen qualified on pole beating David Coulthard and Damon Hill to take his

TFTV – Montreal Memories

The Circuit Gillies Villeneuve has seen many memorable memories over the years. Lewis Hamilton’s first win in 2007, Robert Kubica’s and Sauber’s only win in 2008, that Wall of Champions race in 1999 and that four hours and four-minute marathon of a race in 2011. Meet the wall 1999 The 1999 race saw the emergence

TFTV – Monaco First Wins Special

Monaco, Monte Carlo is the race every Formula One driver wants on their CV. In this special edition of Tales From The Vault, we are going to look back at the first wins for three world champions from 2008. Rosberg 2013 Nico Rosberg’s first win in Monaco came from third after he got ahead of

TFTV – Story of the 2014 Russian Grand Prix

There was a sombre mood when Formula One arrived in Sochi that year. Days after the crash, in which Jules Bianchi would take his life, the paddock a shocked and this weekend was more about racing for him and carrying on. The first Russian Grand Prix in a century was overshadowed as well by allegations

TFTV – Story of the 2006 Chinese Grand Prix

The 2006 Chinese was a key race in Michael Schumacher’s attempt to ‘retire’ from Formula One with his eighth world title. But was it in vain? Qualifying Report Renault’s Fernando Alonso took pole for the race ahead of Giancarlo Fisichella in wet conditions. Alonso topped all three sessions while both Michael Schumacher struggled and only