Wednesday , 22 January 2020

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.

Craig’s Column: F1’s double redemption tale

It appears difficult to pinpoint any one thing from the Formula 1 German Grand Prix last weekend that stands out from the rest in terms of its significance. Max Verstappen’s overdue wet-weather victory, an unwell Lewis Hamilton making not one – but two – major errors in an important race for Mercedes as it celebrated 125 years in motorsport, Valtteri …

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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

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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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