HAVE WILLIAMS FORGOTTEN HOW TO WIN?

It was the 14th of July, 1979, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and Alan Jones’ Williams FW07 had spluttered to a halt 30-laps shy of a seemingly assured first Grand Prix victory. Jones had started from pole-position, thanks largely to mighty strides with the improvement of the Williams’ ‘ground effect’ aerodynamics; almost overnight, Williams…

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HOME-GROWN HEROES

Nigel Mansell, world champion of 1992, once said that the power of the British home-crowd support was worth up to half-a-second per lap in extra pace. The dominant Williams FW14 of his championship-winning year probably contributed too, as did Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes W05 aid the 2008 World Champion to his second British Grand Prix victory…

THE PIRELLI CONCERN

Until now, I’ve avoided commenting on Formula One’s current tyre situation for two reasons. Firstly, and excuse the pun, I find it a tiresome subject, one that has been approached by every motor sport publication often enough and sometimes, too often; every possible opinion has been voiced.  Secondly, the subject detracts from the racing –…