Retirements and reliability in 2017: Best and worst teams

First-corner crash at the 2017 Singapore GP - Credit: Robert Nightingale (Flickr)

Testing for the new Formula One season has finally begun, all 10 teams having now unveiled their new cars. A … More Retirements and reliability in 2017: Best and worst teams

F1’s best countries mapped: Drivers, wins and titles by nation

Malaysian Grand Prix 2015 podium: from left - Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes, a Ferrari team representative, Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari, and Nico Rosberg of Mercedes

Times past, Formula One was thought of as more than just the world’s premier motor racing series. It was like … More F1’s best countries mapped: Drivers, wins and titles by nation

F1’s 2021 engine rules look to reverse trend toward monopoly

Fernando Alonso testing the MCL32 for McLaren at Barcelona in pre-season testing in early 2017

Formula One has an engine problem – one it’s working hard to fix. My previous post, a splurge of invective against … More F1’s 2021 engine rules look to reverse trend toward monopoly

The farce of F1’s grid penalty rules in the era of hybrid-turbo engines

The grid at the Singapore Grand Prix circuit

Two weeks ago, Monza played host to the Great Grid-Place Penalty Farce – or the ‘Italian Grand Prix’, as you … More The farce of F1’s grid penalty rules in the era of hybrid-turbo engines

Palmer Index updated: ‘Laggards’ put up a fight in Monza

Jolyon Palmer driving for Renault in 2017 (Credit: Wikimedia Commons [emperornie])

It’s been a few Grands Prix since we updated the old Palmer Index, but a few new narratives began to … More Palmer Index updated: ‘Laggards’ put up a fight in Monza

Teammates compared, after the Azerbaijan GP (part two)

The difference between Formula One teammates after eight rounds of the 2017 season

Since the beginning of the season I’ve been working hard on one data set in particular – ‘The Palmer Index’, as … More Teammates compared, after the Azerbaijan GP (part two)

Teammates compared, after the Azerbaijan GP (part one)

F1 Baku Azerbaijan European GP 2016 Credit: Alan [Flickr])

Following the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, I thought it best to give a picture of how drivers are shaping up compared … More Teammates compared, after the Azerbaijan GP (part one)