2019 Articles


2020 will see the introduction of the Electric Touring Car Racing Series, pitting real life road cars against each other under electric power alone. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the specs and the potential of this series and why it matters to the world. 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

A top tier, multi-manufacturer, prototype racing series, full of promise but which ultimately fell as its big teams pulled out, leaving Toyota as the last one standing. Sound familiar? Today Stelvio Automotive goes back to the 80s and 90s and looks at the rise and fall of the GTP class. By Sean Smith

What began as a dream has turned into a summer of discontent for Ducati’s Álvaro Bautista with Kawasaki set to complete on of motorsports’ best comebacks. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at why a move to Honda is on the cards for the Spaniard and what may play out from it in the red garage he would leave behind. 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

With Alfa Romeo joining Ferrari in the glitz and glamour of Formula 1, it leaves the question of what to do with the third main member of the Fiat family? Today Stelvio Automotive looks at one idea, that being why Maserati would be a perfect fit for the World’s premier touring car series. By Sean Smith

Lotus have just changed what it means to be a hypercar, and it could change the World. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at not just the fastest, most powerful Lotus ever made, but something truly special in the history of motoring, the Evija. By Sean Smith

The 2010s has seen the reincarnations of the Toyota Supra and Honda NSX, the resurgence of the saloon in the Alfa Romeo Guilia, and a blandness of the general population though SUVs. But today Stelvio Automotive shows off some of the cars which “COULD” (and should) happen in the next decade... fingers crossed! 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

On July 7th 2019, the inaugural MotoE Championship will line up on the starting grid as the first venture into electric motorcycle racing. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at the struggles, the flaws and the golden opportunity this series has to change the world. 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

Part 2 of my Tamiya TT-01 career review switches things up a gear as the on-track action and competition increases and the cars are pushed to their developmental limits. Looking at the highs, the lows and the final races of the little car which delivered against the opposition. By Sean Smith