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Chadwick joins Williams Formula 1 team as development driver
May20

Chadwick joins Williams Formula 1 team as development driver

Jamie Chadwick, one of Britain’s leading female racing drivers, has joined the Williams Formula 1 team as a development driver.It is the same role that ex-racing driver Susie Wolff had for Williams from 2012-15, before her retirement.Chadwick, 21, is the only woman to win a British Formula 3 race and is driving in the new, all-female W Series this year – in which she won the first race. Chadwick will attend three grands...

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Silverstone's £20m museum set to open ahead of British GP
May13

Silverstone's £20m museum set to open ahead of British GP

The UK’s first museum dedicated to motorsport is an “absolute labour of love”, according to its CEO.The Silverstone Experience will open just days before the British Grand Prix at the Northamptonshire circuit.Displays include items such as Nigel Mansell’s British Grand Prix-winning Williams from 1992 and Barry Sheene’s 1979 Suzuki motorbike.Sally Reynolds, CEO of the Silverstone Experience, said she would...

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Formula E: Eight races, eight different winners – now on to glamorous Monaco
May10

Formula E: Eight races, eight different winners – now on to glamorous Monaco

Media playback is not supported on this device Formula E on the BBCWatch the Monaco E-Prix from 15:00 BST on Saturday, 11 May on Connected TV, BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer. Replays on the BBC Red Button from 19:00 BST.The amazing run has continued – eight races with eight different winners.The ninth race of an incredible 2018-19 Formula E season comes on Saturday in glamorous Monaco – with live...

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How McLaren are showing Renault the way in F1 midfield fight – Palmer column
Apr30

How McLaren are showing Renault the way in F1 midfield fight – Palmer column

Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer, who left Renault during the 2017 season, is part of the BBC team and offers insight and analysis from the point of view of the competitor.Behind the fight at the front between the big three teams, McLaren are arguably the story of the new Formula 1 season.They had a torrid time last year, and faced a lot of criticism for underperforming woefully despite having a star driver in Fernando Alonso and a...

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Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Azerbaijan win
Apr28

Valtteri Bottas beats Lewis Hamilton to Azerbaijan win

Mercedes set an all-time record of four consecutive one-twos at the start of a season as Valtteri Bottas beat Lewis Hamilton to win the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.For the fourth race in a row, Ferrari were unable to challenge Mercedes – and again there were questions about the strategy chosen by the Italian team.Sebastian Vettel finished third, never very far behind the Mercedes, but team-mate Charles Leclerc finished fifth when it...

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The secret aerodynamicist on the man at the top of the design pantheon
Apr26

The secret aerodynamicist on the man at the top of the design pantheon

From the outside, a Formula 1 team’s design department would appear to be a very rational environment, where logic rules, and careful decisions are made based on science and research. You might believe there is no place in this world for dogma or blind faith. But you would be wrong.I am a senior aerodynamicist at a current F1 team. I cannot reveal my identity, for reasons previously explained, but I want to help you understand...

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