Category Archives: Features

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Las Vegas 1981-82: The worst track ever?

With the superb new facilities available at circuits these days, drivers hardly complain about the track any more. Well, maybe except for Sochi. But if they do complain, at least there’s nothing these days quite like the Las Vegas street circuit, which held the final round of

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2001: A Benetton Odyssey

In 1995, the Benetton Formula One team was on top of the motorsport world, and bagged both World Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships that year. Six years later, the Benetton name left the sport having scored a measly ten points all year long. Where did it all

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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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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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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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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

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The USF1 Story: Does anyone want any toast?

One of the feel good stories of the 2016 season so far has been the positive debut of the Haas F1 team, who have scored a miraculous 18 points after three races. Let’s not forget, it’s been six years since the last new entrants to

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Crossing the Channel: Analysing C4’s live F1 debut

I’ve been an occasional rather than regular poster on the Rejects forums down the years, but I’ve clearly mentioned enough times that I work as a radio producer that someone has noticed. I was recently invited, on the eve of the new F1 season kicking

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Psygnosis & Bizarre Creations

Close your eyes, dear reader. Now, I want you to imagine a room. Perfectly square, two royal blue sofas facing an ancient, wooden, analogue TV. The room is dark; the enormous clock in the top right corner of the room reading 2.30am. Face the television