2019 Articles #F1


Dominant A1GP, F3 and GP2 champion, Le Mans 24hrs winner, entrant of 179 Grand Prix, where he would score 511 points and a pole position in his debut season, but never see the podium. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at the career of Nico Hülkenberg and asks what might have been and what’s next? By Sean Smith

The 22nd July 2007 was a special day in Formula 1 history. A wet race, an on track pass for the win and a debutant leading his first and only start in a backmarker car. Today Stelvio Automotive looks back at the 2007 European Grand Prix. By Sean Smith

Japan’s rich motorsport history includes victories at the Le Mans 24hrs, the Indy 500, in MotoGP and WSBK, junior level championships and more, but nobody from Japan has ever won a race in Formula 1. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at who it may take for that to finally be righted. By Sean Smith

Two high quality drivers, a budget believed to be in the £200M+ bracket, and yet only 43 points, 6th in the Constructors’ Standings with a little over half the points of a customer. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at the Renault F1 team and questions how the French giant will get back to winning ways. By Sean Smith

With the Summer break now in effect, it’s time for the rumour mill and silly season to begin in earnest. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the top drivers in the Formula 2 feeder series and talks about who we may be hearing more of in Formula 1 in 2020. By Sean Smith

A rapid rise, followed by a sharp dismissal, a year and a half of irrelevance and a year-long fight back to now be mentioned for a second crack of the Red Bull whip. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at the career of Daniil Kvyat and questions whether he deserves to take the place of their rapidly falling star, Pierre Gasly. By Sean Smith

Customer car or B-Team, which option is best? Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at Haas and Alfa Romeo and weighs up the positives and negatives of both operations for the season and long term to decide which business model is likely to achieve success in the F1 ‘Pirahna Club’. By Sean Smith

As 2019’s motorsport season quietly whispers its way back onto track, today Stelvio Automotive goes back to when racing cars were nothing less than an audible assault on your eardrums with some pretty colour schemes attached and remembers the short-lived AutoGP series. By Sean Smith

Most 50 year old “rookie” drivers don’t get many column inches all around the internet, but most 50 year old rookies aren’t a 2-time Formula 1 World Champion. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the greatest ‘Flying Finn’, Mclaren’s “new” signee, Mika Häkkinen. By Sean Smith

10 years after the infamous collapse of A1 Grand Prix, today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the South African based AFRIX series which is looking to bring back the Ferrari powered, 620bhp Gen 2 cars to the track in a new Pan-African series hoping to bring Motorsport back to the continent. By Sean Smith

10 years ago, Formula 1 brought in a few, seemingly simple, rule changes which were to bring the manufacturers to their knees and re-shape the sport for years to come. Today Stelvio Automotive looks back at the greatest ever F1 season and the Brawn GP miracle. By Sean Smith

With the Formula 3 Championship in his pocket, 2019 sees what could be the clearing of the final barrier between Mick Schumacher and Formula 1. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at how the son of the greatest of all time won his first crown and what his chances are of doing the double in Formula 2. By Sean Smith