Qualifying is one of the most universally popular parts of a grand prix weekend, so it’s surprising that the competitive Saturday session is regularly considered for change as the sport strives for self-improvement.
What is the perfect form of Formula One? There are no easy answers, but the sport’s authorities hope the plan they’ll present to teams today will be convincing enough to settle the long-running battle for the championship’s soul.
Too much practice and too much simulation has left F1 teams almost bulletproof on race day.
An all-women motorsport series is worth a shot if it focusses on promoting young drivers rather than segregating the sexes.
Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton in formation at the 2018 Russian Grand Prix.
The power unit framework, not the qualifying structure itself, is to blame for the sport's latest Saturday malaise.
A concept 2021 F1 car.
F1's 2021 car concept looks great, but the chances of it becoming a reality are slim.
Charles Leclerc in his car at the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix.
The halo must be maligned no more.
Fernando Alonso talks to an engineer at the 2018 British Grand Prix.
Formula One isn't too predictable; it's too political.
Dan Ticktum doesn't have the results to earn a super licence nor the history to warrant an exemption.
Max Verstappen and Kimi Raikkonen on track at the 2018 British Grand Prix.
F1 is close to suffering from an oversaturation of races.
Faster cars aren't the answer to F1's problems.
Changing the F1 points system format confusing one of the sport's most effective systems.
Sebastian Vettel in the press conference room at the 2018 Austrian Grand Prix.
Penalising leading drivers might be unpopular, but the opposite would be far worse.
Formula One's plans for calendar expansion are a delicate balancing act of interests.
An unprecedented three back-to-back races will stretch F1 teams at the busiest time of the year.
Force India chief operating officer Otmar Szafnauer has accused certain team bosses of deliberately “fooling” the governing body, the FIA, into increasing the fuel limit to gain a competitive advantage.
Kimi Raikkonen pulls away from a pit stop at the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Can F1 make pit stops safer without reducing the spectacle of a sub-three-second tyre change?
Christian Horner and Ross Brawn on the grid at the 2017 Hungarian Grand Prix.
When teams prioritise the status quo for their own benefit, the sport loses.