F1: Key Takeaways from Zandvoort

Part II of the F1 triple header took the travelling circus to Max Verstappens’ backyard. Whilst there was a lack of action overall, there’s still a good few things to dissect from the weekend, so let’s get into it… Max Retakes the Championship Max Verstappen retook the Championship lead this weekend from Lewis Hamilton in […]

F1: Hungarian Grand Prix 2021 Preview

After two weeks away, Formula 1 arrives in Budapest this weekend for the Hungarian Grand Prix. For those of you thinking that a return to the normal weekend format will mean a quiet weekend, think again. With one race to go before the summer break, everyone will be motivated to end this first part of […]

2021 British Grand Prix: The F1 debrief

The British Grand Prix was a weekend of firsts. The first look at the 2022 F1 car, the first F1 Sprint qualifying that looked a lot like a race, and the first bust-up between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen as the gloves inevitably come off. Jim Kimberley – “Dirty air… the nemesis of racing” You […]

F1: Reflections from Great Britain

Formula 1 came home this weekend, in more ways than one. With a brand new trial format for the weekend and a jam-packed Grand Prix on Sunday, there’s plenty to talk about. Let’s get stuck in. F1 Sprint – Yay or Nay? It’s not often that all of here at GP Grandstand agree on something […]

2021 Austrian Grand Prix: The F1 debrief

The 2021 Austrian Grand Prix was not a repeat of the Styrian Grand Prix one week earlier, despite who the winner is. With racing all through the field (aside from P1), there was a whole bunch to unpick for the GP Grandstand team… Thiemo Albers-Daly – “What does Russell have to do?” After the dull […]

2021 French Grand Prix: The F1 debrief

Formula 1 in France is boring! DRS trains and no overtakes! Isn’t that the story we’ve been led to believe since Paul Ricard’s return to the F1 calendar in 2018? 2021 sure bucked that trend with 90-minutes of racing that ultimately saw Max Verstappen notch up another win. Here’s what the GP Grandstand team thought […]

F1: French Grand Prix 2021 Preview

It’s June. The sun is shining. The birds are singing. And most importantly, it’s the French Grand Prix race week – the first of a triple-header. Formula 1 returns to France this weekend after a two-year absence (a lot of that happening these days). Here’s everything to watch out for heading into the French Grand […]

2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: The F1 debrief

F1 took a one year break away from Baku for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix but returned in explosive style as Pirelli tyre failures changed the story of the race. The Drivers’ Championship standings up at the top somehow remain unchanged with both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen scoring zero points. But you can be sure […]

2021 Monaco Grand Prix: The F1 debrief

After a Covid-19 induced hiatus, Formula 1 enjoyed another Monaco Grand Prix with Max Verstappen reigning supreme. The Monaco event is as glamorous as it is contentious. What did the GP Grandstand team think of F1’s weekend in the Principality? Jim Kimberley – “Monaco gifted us a relatively unexpected grid” That certainly was a Monaco […]

2021 Spanish Grand Prix: The F1 debrief

2021 Spanish Grand Prix

F1 concluded its Iberian Peninsula double-header adventures with a wholly engaging Spanish Grand Prix. The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya ranks low on many fans’ favourite tracks list but 2021 might change the minds of some. Did any of the GP Grandstand team look at Barcelona in a new light? Jacob Phillips – “We’re in for a […]