Opinion

Hakkinen Says There Was "More Freedom To Race" In His Era

Double World Champion Mika Hakkinen has said that if current rules were applied in his era that he'd have had many more penalties, adding that F1 needs to make changes to the stewarding process

Why Other Motorsport Events Highlight Formula 1's Biggest Problems

Nobody likes seeing boring Formula 1 races, but when other championships appear to be getting it so right, you have to wonder if the sport should look outside its own paddock for improvements

Why Kvyat's Penalty In China Was Ridiculously Harsh

Crashing into two cars on the opening lap might seem like a reasonable thing to give a penalty for but Daniil Kvyat should never have received a drive-through penalty for hitting the two McLarens during the Chinese Grand Prix

Why The Extra Point For Fastest Lap Ended Up Being Unexpectedly Good

With drivers now having something to gain in the final laps, it looks like F1 races could take on a whole new dimension

Why Bottas's New, Tougher Approach Is The Only Hope For His F1 Career

Valtteri Bottas has vowed to completely change the way he goes about his racing in 2019 - realistically, it's his only option

Why Ocon's Penalty For Colliding With Max Verstappen Was Fully Deserved

The headlines may all be about what happened after the race, but we shouldn't overlook the reason why Max Verstappen was so angry in the first place

Mark Webber Is Worried That Ricciardo Might Stop Enjoying Formula 1

Fellow Aussie Mark Webber is concerned that Daniel Ricciardo's constant bad luck may be starting to affect him mentally

Why On Earth Did Carlos Sainz Get A Time Penalty In Austin?

Sainz received a five-second penalty for going wide at turn one and overtaking Esteban Ocon, then giving the place back at turn six

Hamilton Wants To See F1 Race Weekend Mash-Ups And Changes

The man leading the championship in 2018 craves a bit more bravery and inconsistency in how the sport is packaged from weekend to weekend

Could Mika Hakkinen's Idea Of Reintroducing A Tyre War In F1 Actually Work?

Instead of just having two tyre manufacturers battle to be the sport's sole supplier, why not just have both?

Does Alonso's Unusual Suzuka Penalty Highlight A Problem With F1 Stewarding?

With Fernando Alonso getting a penalty as a result of being pushed off the road by another driver, does the F1 stewarding system need overhauling?