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What Ever Happened To…? Andrea de Cesaris

Appearing on the podium only five times in his 14-year Formula One career, and never on the top step, Andrea de Cesaris was a figure known more for his efforts’ futility (a result of both bad luck and over-ambitious driving technique) than his successes. The Italian’s circumstances once led Murray Walker to describe him, in typical fashion, as “the man …

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What Ever Happened To…? Mika Salo

When discussing the storied pantheon of Finnish racing drivers, Mika Salo is not the first name that comes to mind; however, Salo’s unique path into the sport in the mid-90s and his outspoken nature after leaving F1 establish the 47 year-old as a singular figure in its history.

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What Ever Happened To…? Olivier Panis

Though succeeded by the likes of Romain Grosjean, Jean Eric-Vergne, and Jules Bianchi today, the last Frenchman in Formula One to have stood atop the podium remains Olivier Panis, a rising star in the mid-1990s who could never quite recover from one fateful day in Montreal.

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The Posthumous Champion: Jochen Rindt’s 44th Anniversary

Today marks the 44th anniversary of Jochen Rindt’s death at Monza, whilst he was leading the World Championship for Lotus. He would go on to claim the World Championship, despite his death. His crash took place at a spot that has been much spoken about in the lead up to the 2014 race, as the Parabolica has been paved over in …

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Classic F1: Why So Missed?

When fans of Formula One are introduced to a new evolution of the sport, it’s fair to say that it’s regularly met with disapproving grumbles from people who either don’t like how the cars look, hate how they sound or just generally think the new rules are going to be the death of the sport. The FIA have seen fit …

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Whatever Happened To…? Jan Magnussen

His surname is one on everybody’s lips just now, but there was a time not so long ago when “Magnussen” referred to the father, Jan. Now, 19 years after his own Formula 1 debut, his son Kevin is set to embark on his own rookie F1 season with McLaren – a journey and experience that Jan is very familiar with.

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Whatever Happened To…? Andrea De Cesaris

For fans and drivers alike, statistics and records are an important part of the make-up of Formula 1. It allows us to chart history in terms of wins, titles and reigns. We judge drivers and teams, we take notice of their achievements and we are always looking for records to be broken. Consecutive wins, consecutive championships, consecutive points finishes – …

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