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The 1983 Season

My personal reminisces of bygone seasons has reached 1983 and the start of a new era for Formula 1. Firstly, to curb excessive cornering speeds there were new regulations banning ‘ground-effects’ by introducing flat-bottomed cars. But more significantly both drivers’ … read more

Silverstone – 40 Years of Indifference to the Fans?

My first visit to Silverstone was for the 1975 F1 International Trophy followed by that year’s British Grand Prix. A race-day general admission ticket cost £2.50 (£24 in today’s money), parking included. This year’s ticket cost £185 plus £65 for … read more

Does Formula One Need Monaco?

Or to put it another way – has the Monaco Grand Prix had its day? The aftermath of this year’ event saw much adverse comment regarding lack of action, no overtaking and a processional race. But with the aerodynamics of … read more

The Russian Grand Prix

In my quest to visit every Grand Prix circuit, I decided to open my 2017 season by ticking Sochi off the list whilst still having the energy and enthusiasm to deal with Russia’s visa application process and sort out suitable … read more

The European Formula 2 Championship

The rebranding of GP2 to Formula 2 brought back some happy memories of the fantastic European Formula 2 Championship that ran between 1967 and 1984 although the latest version will bear little resemblance to its predecessor. Whatever they wish to … read more

The 1982 season

On the face of it the 1982 Formula One season should be up there with the best of them, sixteen rounds (three of which were in the USA) producing eleven different winners from seven different teams and just five points … read more

Location, Location, Location.

One of the great things about following Formula One is that it takes you to places you would not otherwise visit. Without F1 I am sure I would have followed the tourist trail to Nice, Barcelona and Budapest, but Seville, … read more

The United States Grand Prix

Ten different circuits have hosted Formula One World Championship Grands Prix in the United States of America. Only four were purpose-built race-tracks, or ‘road courses’ as the Americans call them, the others being street circuits, an airfield, a city park … read more

Photographing the 2016 Season

I maintain my enthusiasm for Grand Prix motor-racing by trying to photograph it, something I have been attempting for forty-three consecutive seasons. I used to love prowling the pit-lane to photograph the drivers exposed – at rest or sitting tense … read more

Get Rid of the Stewards

Whatever changes the new owners bring to Formula One, I sincerely hope that one of them is to do away with the panel of stewards that sits in judgement at every Grand Prix and are slowly but surely killing Formula … read more