Tuesday , 18 June 2019

Craig Woollard

Motorsport historian and journalist Craig Woollard has had an unusual path to a career in motorsport. After graduating from the University of Essex with a degree in mathematics in 2013, he changed his career path immediately after discovering a talent for writing. After occasional freelance work in 2015 and 2016, he joined the Autosport Academy for 2017. In the same year, he became an archive digitiser at Motorsport Images - which is his full-time job to this date.

Why F1StatBlog supports the new Racing Pride initiative

F1StatBlog and its contributors passionately support the Racing Pride initiative, and firmly believes that the movement is vital for tackling the stigma of LGBTQ+ within motorsport. The fantastic thing about motor racing is that it is inclusive for all – regardless of gender, race, disability, age, and of course, sexuality.

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Top Five: Underrated performers at the 2019 Indy 500

The 2019 Indianapolis 500 was a tense thriller right from the moment the green flag was first waved until Simon Pagenaud blurred past in his luminous yellow Team Penske-entered car to take his a very popular and well-deserved maiden 500 victory. The story of the race was the tense battle between the 2016 series champion and the 2016 Indy 500 …

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Why China will not be hosting the 1000th Formula 1 race

Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A

A huge deal is being made ahead of the upcoming Chinese Grand Prix. However, the labelling of it being ‘1000th Formula 1 race’, ‘1000th grand prix’ or the ‘1000th F1 grand prix’ are simply all false. Is this being completely pedantic? Maybe. But the complex history of F1 racing and grand prix racing (which are two different things) makes it incredibly difficult to work out just how many F1 races there have been.

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F1 2018 Driver Reviews – Part II

Daimler/Mercedes AMG F1

Once again, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are those on top of the world. It has been clear that team and driver were the differentiators this year, as reliability favoured championship rivals Ferrari and the cars both had convincing attributes over one another. A mixture of appalling reliability, driver mismanagement and mistakes ruled Red Bull out of the key silverware very …

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F1 2018 Driver Reviews – Part I

Sauber Motorsport AG

Once again, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes are those on top of the world. It has been clear that team and driver were the differentiators this year, as reliability favoured championship rivals Ferrari and the cars both had convincing attributes over one another. A mixture of appalling reliability, driver mismanagement and mistakes ruled Red Bull out of the key silverware very …

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Why Vettel can do the job with Ferrari despite 2018 failure

Scuderia Ferrari S.p.A

2018 has not been the strongest of years for four-time champion Sebastian Vettel. He has had to look on as rival Lewis Hamilton reached five Formula 1 world championships before him. The scripted for the season – which put the two four-time champions at their absolute peaks in cars near-equal to fiercely battle it out across the season – did …

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Five reasons why Felix Rosenqvist will be awesome in IndyCar

A heavily-anticipated move in IndyCar’s ‘Silly Season’ has finally been announced, and it is a very exciting one. Felix Rosenqvist will join reigning champion Scott Dixon at Chip Ganassi Racing for 2019. Super-rookie Robert Wickens was a very exciting addition to the grid for 2018, and Rosenqvist comes with a similarly-juicy reputation from his European racing. Rosenqvist already has a …

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