F1 qualifying, Italy 2019

Formula 1 2020 season preview

A preview to this season’s forthcoming F1 action is going to be different to a preview to last season’s action. Last year, we had a crop of talented rookies and intrigue at all top three teams: would Bottas make the grade, would new Honda engines take Red Bull back to the top, and – most enticingly of all – what would happen to the incoming …

10 questions that mean 2019 will be a great F1 season

1. The five year itch? 3rd. 4th. 2nd. 2nd. That’s Sebastian Vettel’s championship placings during his F1 career with Ferrari. It’s not just the hangover of last year’s disappointment that points to next year being critical, it’s history. Consider the difference between the record above and these two sequences of championship placings: 2nd. 4th. 2nd. 2nd. 3rd. 2nd. 2nd. 5th (crucially, missing almost half of …