Category Archives: Centrale

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Review: Crash and Burn

“When I was racing, I didn’t think I was the best driver in the world, I knew I was the best driver in the world.” A good number of you reading this have probably at the very least heard of Tommy Byrne’s fascinating autobiography, Crashed

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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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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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In Memoriam: 2016’s Fallen Heroes

As we reach the end of another historic year for Formula One, we take this opportunity to look back upon the events of the 2016 season, but, just as new names like Rio Haryanto and Pascal Wehrlein have joined us as underdogs or genuine stars

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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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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

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Yamaha: Zakspeed Killer

The history of Formula 1 has been littered with deals that looked good on paper but turned out to be utter disasters in practice, often at times of great technological upheaval. One such occasion occurred when the FIA decided to phase out turbo engines in