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Reject Games: F1 Career Challenge

Since 2010, Codemasters has been the sole company responsible for producing Formula 1 games, but between the late 1990s and early 2000s, F1 game enthusiasts were spoiled for choice. Different developers and publishers had access to the much-coveted FOM license, meaning that there was plenty

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Profile: André Lotterer

It’s not uncommon for Formula 1 drivers to turn their attention to sportscars, especially when they’ve been displaced from their drive by someone younger, richer or more talented. Even the most cursory glance at the World Endurance Championship entry list will yield a number of

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Larrousse Abuse: When team-mates collide

At the 2017 Belgian Grand Prix, the intensifying battle for supremacy between Force India team-mates Sergio Pérez and Esteban Ocon boiled over. Pérez’s recalcitrance to let Ocon through at Montréal became the first sign of tension between the two, and their subsequent collisions at Baku

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Profile: Leslie Marr

Nationality British Date of Birth 14th August 1922 Car Connaught (1954-55) Races Entered 2 Races Started 2 Best Result 13th (GB 1954) Driving is an art form. At least that’s what the common metaphor claims. Graham Hill claimed to be an artist, the track serving

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Reject Games: Checkered Flag

After the video games crash in 1983, it could be argued that the previously-successful Atari were the biggest losers in the whole debacle. Credited with taking gaming out of the arcades and into the living room, Atari tasted huge success with the 2600 (and considerably

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Profile: Miguel Ángel Guerra

Nationality Argentinean Date of Birth 31st August 1953 Team Osella (1981) Races Entered 4 Races Started 1 Best Result Ret (San Marino, 1981) There is an oft-discussed obscure Formula One record: who had the shortest Formula One racing career? The driver most often cited for

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When stand-in Winkelhock stood out in the rain

If you like your Formula 1 seasons to be packed with more stories than a bookworm’s Kindle, then the 2007 season is for you. It had everything: a young upstart embroiled in an increasingly toxic championship battle, subterfuge, politics and plenty of on-track drama; at

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Stefan Grand Prix: A Tale of Persistence

Every few years or so, the FIA opens up a tender process to add potential new entries to Formula 1. CNC magnate and NASCAR team owner Gene Haas was the last recipient of an official FIA entry, which he wisely deferred until 2016 to give

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Power Strangers: Asiatech’s short F1 stint

After seven years in Formula 1, Peugeot Sport decided to pull the plug on its engine supply program having achieved relatively little during its time in the sport. Spiralling costs and the deterioration of the partnership with Prost Grand Prix became the final nail in

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Analysis: Prost’s setup for miserable millennium

If you were to look up the phrase “annus horribilis” in any contemporary Latin dictionary, you could be forgiven for expecting a picture of a world-weary Alain Prost, circa 2000, with fingernails neutorically gnawed down to the quick. Annus horribilis became an almost clichéd phrase