In this report

A chaotic bout of rule changes is an extreme example of the dysfunctionality currently at the heart of F1 and its rulemaking process

Rules row mars start to 2016 F1 season

Gear change: F1 champion Lewis Hamilton during his qualifying session at the Australian Grand Prix
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A chaotic period of changes has flagged up divisions in the sport

Sitting pretty: Toto Wolff, principal of Mercedes

Wolff calls for governance shake-up

Mercedes team principal argues that poor governance is threatening progress

Technology ahoy: Land Rover BAR crew training in their multihull test boat

F1 designers put wind in sails of top yachts

Motorsport technology is behind the British contender for the America’s Cup ‘Auld Jug’

Success at the wheel needs clean living

Physical and mental fitness is vital to winning a place on the F1 podium

Renault faces a long road back

Takeover of struggling Lotus gives carmaker a platform for return

Younger drivers bide time for slot on the grid

Long careers for top performers snag up the career paths of emerging talent

Teams suffer sharp fall in sponsorship income

Revenues are under strain as advertisers seek out better value for money from the sport

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F1 hosts Azerbaijan and Bahrain feel the squeeze

A slump in oil prices is putting pressure on the finances of some Formula One race circuits

Alejandro Agag
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Formula E begins to gain traction

Fans are being drawn in by the electric racing series, argues Alejandro Agag

October 2015

Off-track drama rivals season’s climax

F1 looks set to change hands again as investors circle the sport

Caveat emptor is best advice for F1 suitors

Restructuring may not resolve the tensions that exist within the sport

Chief whips the prancing horse into shape

Maurizio Arrivabene, a marketing man, has got Ferrari back on track

Powerbrokers divided on best way forward

Even the sport’s own chief executive admits F1’s rules make it tougher to sell

New horizons threaten old favourite venues

Bernie Ecclestone is taking F1 out of its traditional European heartland

Return to Mexico City’s remodelled circuit

The F1 caravan is set to arrive in the sprawling capital after an absence of 23 years

Women target roles on and off the track

As numbers rise in technical positions, there is a drive to back more female racers in the sport

Being at one with the car is a special talent

Why are Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel a breed apart from the ordinary motorist?

Trackside engineers pursuing a dream

The thrill of competition and fast turnround of ideas are attracting top technicians to the sport

March 2015

F1 needs dash of excitement

Concerns over funding damp hopes for a more competitive season

F1 heartland cedes to non-European venues

Longstanding events replaced by Grands Prix in Asia, the Americas and the Middle East

Ecclestone remains firmly in control

The chief executive shows no sign of wanting to step down from his role

Interview: Red Bull’s Christian Horner

Fascinated by speed, and driven by the fear of failure

F1 cars painted with lack of imagination

Teams struggle to make their brand more visually appealing

The F1 race behind the scenes

Early planning is essential to ensure seamless transportation

In search of a perfect F1 fuel mix

The days when racing cars ran on a witches’ brew of chemicals and additives are long gone

The high price of moving on to the grid

Smaller outfits complain that they do not receive a fair share of the prize money

The exciting world of safe

At a time when F1 has improved safety and energy efficiency, its global audience is declining

Innovations sound a note of controversy

Some teams stand to benefit more from the new hybrid turbo engine

F1 teams eye commercial opportunities

Teams have recognised that collaborating off the track brings benefits