Thursday , 24 September 2020

Opinion

Why an Imola return might be great for F1

Formula 1’s 2020 calendar was supposed to be its most diverse, its longest and most extensive – travelling to an all-new street circuit at Hanoi, as well as a revamped tight and twisty Zandvoort – a circuit with plenty of F1 heritage. Due to the unforeseen circumstances that have affected the globe, those events are set to not happen in 2020.

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Would it be right for motorsport to resume behind closed doors?

The motorsport community is desperate to see some track action. It’s like a drug. For drivers, teams, spectators and everybody involved, this red flag-like situation has been difficult to digest for many. The question has been “when will we go racing again?” ever since the middle of March. That feels like an eternity ago for some.

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How the sim racing and Esports rise has exposed its weaknesses

It is possible to have too much of a good thing. With the lack of real-world motorsport taking place at the moment due to the ongoing global pandemic, the likes of sim racing, Esports and drivers who had previously never owned a sim rig taking to Twitch and broadcasting their exploits as ‘influencers’ have become the content to enjoy.

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Our 2020 F1 Predictions

Testing is over once again and the Australian GP is looming, which means it must be time for the yearly predictions by the StatBlog crew.

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Craig’s Column: Why Vettel can strike back in 2020

Lap six of the Italian Grand Prix, at Monza, with the ultra-passionate Tifosi watching and expecting glory for their scarlet red Ferraris. Sebastian Vettel, running fourth, performed what can only be described as one of his most ridiculous mistakes in his 200+ Formula 1 starts – spinning off on his own and returning to the track at such an angle that he collides with Lance Stroll’s Racing Point and ruins both their races.

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Craig’s Column: It is time to stop weight-shaming Formula 1 cars

What is the first characteristic that springs to mind when you think of a Formula 1 car? Is it fast? Is it nimble? Is it loud? Pretty? Brutal? Any of these would be common answers, but ‘heavy’, ‘chunky’, ‘clunky’ or ‘fat’ probably would not be. Even now, as the weight of F1 cars has increased over time – steadily or rapidly depending on the era – it would not be the first thing most would associate with the 20 cars that race around 22 tracks around the world.

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