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How Do You Solve A Problem Like World Series Formula V8 3.5?

Three years ago, Carlos Sainz Jr. won the Formula Renault 3.5 series prior to his promotion to Formula 1 with the Toro Rosso team, becoming another name in the long list of alumni to join F1 from the Renault-backed championship. After Renault’s departure, the series

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Reject Games: Formula Nippon

Unlike the first instalment of this Reject Games mini-series – the F1 ’98 review – this is not a game about Formula 1. It’s also something of a rarity, and in 1999 a company named TYO produced a game for the Sony Playstation based on

The 2017 GPR Season Preview

“It’s like an aspirin, it fixes pretty much everything” said Sebastian Vettel to Motorsport.com, delivering an analogy that Alan Partridge would be proud of. Instead of the usual grumbling from Formula 1’s contingent of drivers, the majority are overwhelmingly positive about the raft of changes

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Reject Games: Formula 1 98

Prior to the release of Formula 1 on the Playstation, the license to replicate the likeness of F1 within a video game was issued on a relatively sporadic basis, and games were often of mixed quality. Game publishers Psygnosis were offered the chance to take

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Obituary: Manor Racing

After fruitless discussions with a number of prospective investors, Manor Racing has officially called time on its F1 journey after seven years of operation. As the sole remaining team of those introduced in 2010 and having raced under a number of different guises, Manor was

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Reject of the Year: 2016

Before looking ahead to the 2017 and the new ruleset that comes with it, it’s time to cast our minds back to last year and dish out the most “prestigious” awards in Formula 1: Reject Of The Year. 2016 was an enigma of a season,

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Phoenix Finance: From Ashes to Ashes

In the 5th Century BC, the ancient Greek historian Herodotus wrote a commentary about the mythical phoenix, writing that “the Egyptians have [a] sacred bird called the phoenix which I myself have never seen, except in pictures. […] They tell a story of what this

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Profile: Lucas di Grassi

Nationality Brazilian Date of Birth 11th August 1984 Car Virgin Racing (2010) Races Entered 19 Races Started 18 Best Result 14th (Malaysia 2010) Throughout Formula 1’s existence, one of the most successful countries in nurturing young racing talent has been Brazil, producing three champions as

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Opinion: Is Italy missing a Minardi?

Investigating the lack of Italian drivers in recent Formula 1 history, GPRejects.com discusses the impact of an old favourite team on the success of a nation’s drivers. At the beginning of Formula One’s history, Italy was incredibly well represented within the paddock in terms of