2020 Articles #StelvioAuto


The sale of Williams Formula 1 to the Dorilton Capital group has already brought the change many were wondering and some were hoping, the exit of the Williams family from the head of the decision making table. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at how Williams got to this point and why this definitive action may, or may not, be exactly what they need to survive. By Sean Smith

Back in 2001, Honda’s young driver, Takuma Sato, won the Formula 3 Championship, but failed to produce in Formula 1. Two decades on, Honda has finally found a new race horse to back - 20 year old F2 driver, Yuki Tsunoda. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at why Honda (and Japan) should be very excited. By Sean Smith

Ferrari in 2020 have never been far away from the motorsport news headlines. From their failures in F1, to their potential joining of the WEC with LMDh and IndyCar. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a closer look at the latter and evaluates the plausibility of Ferrari making a big move across the pond. By Sean Smith

The Virtual Le Mans 24hrs saw Penske return to the Circuit de la Sarthe with a fresh vision of taking on the big names in Endurance racing once again. Today Stelvio Automotive rolls back the clock to when Penske and Porsche took down the might of Audi with the greatest LMP2 car of all time, the RS Spyder. By Sean Smith

Mercedes have been on top of F1 for six years and the more you delve into the data of the Austrian GP, the more you realise just how far ahead they are. Today Stelvio Automotive reveals why, without major reliability failures, Mercedes could win every race in the 2020 season. By Sean Smith

With 245 days between the 2019 finale and the first round of 2020 MotoGP season, the big teams and riders have been choosing their futures. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at the biggest of these movers, Ducati, and discusses why the red team have a lot to worry about off the track. By Sean Smith

Sixteen years after their infamous MC12, Maserati have finally bitten the bullet again to produce a brand-new sports car to give its ‘frenemies’ at Ferrari a bloody nose. Today Stelvio Automotive takes a look at the MC20 and why it matters so much to Italy’s favourite, underdog, car company. By Sean Smith

Carlos Sainz joining Ferrari to partner Charles Leclerc, with an average age of only 24, leaves a big question mark over the Scuderia’s young driver program. But today Stelvio Automotive looks at how Alfa Romeo, Haas and more may hold the keys to a new Ferrari empire. By Sean Smith

After a decade of bad press in F1, IndyCar and GT Racing, the once fabled Lotus badge is now in need of rebuilding its image as a top name in motorsport. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at why that will change sooner rather than later and what might be the perfect fit for the UK’s best marque. By Sean Smith

This week the F1 driver market exploded, producing a somewhat surprising, new combination at Ferrari for 2021, and a golden (or at least yellow) seat left to be filled at Renault. Today Stelvio Automotive wonders if Sebastian Vettel may be the guy to fill it. By Sean Smith

As lockdowns and bans of mass gatherings continue to put a hold to the motorsport calendar, it has meant that the gains and resultant pecking orders remain unknown. Today Stelvio Automotive looks at the Aprilia MotoGP team and why this extended hiatus has stolen their moment of glory. By Sean Smith

This year’s F2 grid has one of the highest quality line-ups ever seen with plenty of young talent looking to take the crown and open the door to F1. Today Stelvio Automotive runs through the expected front-runners and how a compacted season may be crucial in deciding the title. By Sean Smith