Craig Woollard

Craig Woollard is an avid motor racing fan and freelance journalist and writer. A mathematics graduate from the University of Essex in 2013, Woollard has ambitions to work within motor racing. He is a member of Autosport’s academy programme. In his spare time, he listens to music, sim races, wears hats and drinks cranberry juice.

How Daniil Kvyat can take inspiration from new team-mate Brendon Hartley

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It has not been the best 18 months for Toro Rosso’s Daniil Kvyat. He has been demoted twice, reinstated (perhaps only temporarily) and now his career as a grand prix driver is under serious threat from New Zealander Brendon Hartley of sportscar fame. However, Hartley’s story and return to a Formula 1 cockpit after five years should not be a deterrent for the young Russian, but should inspire him to consider reinventing himself as a driver.

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Josef Newgarden deserves a shot at Formula 1

It has been a very long time since a driver who has tasted major national success in the United States has jumped ship to Formula 1. It is almost 10 years since Sebastien Bourdais lined up against Sebastian Vettel for the first time at Toro Rosso, in what became a brief F1 career for the four-time Champ Car champion. Since …

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Formula 1’s engine penalty problem

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Wet qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix was somehow a dramatic, exciting farce. Lewis Hamilton took the outright record for most pole positions of all time. This, regardless of any given person’s opinion of the driver in or out of the car, should be celebrated. Yet, Formula 1’s engine penalty problem was the talking point in the run-up to the …

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Renault’s championship ambitions could result in failure

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One of Formula 1’s few current manufacturers was effectively left with a tough choice going into the 2016 season: quit the sport entirely, or buy out the fledgling Lotus team and attempt to revive the championship-winning outfit of a decade ago. It opted for the latter, with Renault’s championship ambitions consisting of a convincing five-year plan which would ultimately peak in a coveted title in 2021 – the year new engine regulations are set to come in.

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How will the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season pan out?

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Nine races remain in what has been a scintillating 2017 Formula 1 season. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel leads the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas by 14 and 33 points respectively. It is by far the tightest season in F1 since the turbocharged engines returned to the sport. Controversial collisions, team orders and the extreme speeds boasted by this …

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2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Pre-Race stats

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Formula 1 has headed to Hungary, to start the final 10 races of a thrilling 2017 season. The 4.381km-long Hungaroring, just outside Budapest will host its 32nd round of the world championship. It has been the only host of the Hungarian Grand Prix since it appeared on the F1 calendar while part of the Eastern Bloc back in 1986. The …

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The team which could complicate F1 2017’s championship fight

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We approach the half-way point in a thrilling new era of Formula 1. New cars, new faces at the top and new championship battles. Much of the story of the season to date has been about the titanic duel between Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. In Austria, Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas (who amazingly is yet to be signed …

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Questions to be asked from the F1 2017 Silly Season

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It’s all kicked off in Formula 1 rather early this year, hasn’t it? The F1 2017 Silly Season has not had any movers yet, but some massively talented drivers and some huge outfits will be making serious considerations regarding what next year will look like. As it stands, the only team with its line-up set is Red Bull. That leaves factory seats open at Renault, Ferrari and Mercedes, as well potentially at McLaren (with whatever power unit they are running). Just what questions are we asking as we near the halfway point of this exciting F1 season?

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2017 Austrian GP Pre-Race Stats

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The Austrian Grand Prix at Red Bull Ring has been a welcome return to the Formula 1 calendar since it returned in 2014. The current track, situated in the hills just outside of the city of Spielberg, is the fourth-shortest on the calendar at 4.318km. 71 tours of this circuit on raceday accumulates to 305.584km. Only Monte-Carlo, Interlagos and Autodromo …

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