Tuesday , 1 August 2017

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.

2017 Hungarian Grand Prix Pre-Race stats

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

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

McLaren Media

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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101st Indianapolis 500 driver-by-driver review

The 101st Indianapolis 500 produced a somewhat unexpected victory for former Formula 1 driver Takuma Sato, becoming the first Japanese driver to win the great race. Sato, who finished third at Indianapolis in the 2004 United States Grand Prix for BAR-Honda, held off Helio Castroneves in the late stages of the race to take his first win for the Andretti …

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The Indianapolis 500 Newbie Guide

It is almost 25 years since Nigel Mansell stunned the racing world by announcing that he would be ditching Formula 1 for Indy cars, despite taking a dominant championship. Mansell-mania spread to the United States as a result, and the global interest in Indycar racing, the championship and especially the crown jewel event – the Indianapolis 500 skyrocketed. In a …

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Fernando Alonso Indy 500 debut can produce a win

Perhaps the first real shocking piece of news in motor racing in 2017 is the Fernando Alonso Indy 500 deal between McLaren, Honda and Andretti Autosport. He can win it. We’re going back to the #Indy500. Hear from Fernando and @ZBrownCEO on their excitement to go @IndyCar racing. #McLarenIndy pic.twitter.com/tiqonmYqyV — McLaren (@McLarenF1) April 12, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Alonso will be …

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2017 IndyCar Season Preview

Josef Newgarden navigates his Penske around Sebring.

The 2016 IndyCar season was largely contested between two of Penske’s juggernauts – Will Power of Australia and Simon Pagenaud of France. In the end, it was Pagenaud who came out on top in the double points finale at Sonoma. The 2017 IndyCar season may be much of the same, but some high-profile changes could well just spring a few …

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