The Certainty of Chance

We all have our heroes in Formula 1 and one of mine is Sir Frank Williams. It’s an often forgotten fact that Williams are the second most successful F1 constructor of all time, only Ferrari have won more World Constructors’ Championships. Frank Williams was at the helm through all of these successes, most of which […]

Can F1 remain the pinnacle of motorsport technology?

‘The Staircase of Talent’ is a phrase often used in talent management circles, but it was Sir Jackie Stewart who coined this expression when used in motorsport. It referred to the way in which, having retired as an F1 driver, he had helped his son Paul move into single seater motorsport through the creation of Paul […]

The Triple – So What’s the Big Deal?

Mercedes have been celebrating their third consecutive Constructors’ World Championship. Quite right too, it is a major achievement. But it is also a feat that many have achieved before them and I suspect that their ultimate aim is to become the most successful F1 team ever. Back in 1999 I wrote a series of case […]

Entering #F1 – do you buy ready-made or build your own?

Gene Haas has recently been quoted in the press saying he wished he had listened to Bernie Ecclestone’s advice. He was referring to the decision to build his own team from scratch, rather than acquire an existing team. Mr Ecclestone was of the view that he should have done the latter. Apart from the financial […]