The FIA-sanctioned series has a rich history and is one of the most prestigious forms of racing in the world. Over the years it has featured legends such as Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Alain Prost. With the 2023 season fast approaching, we take a look at what to expect. F1’s two dominant teams from last year, Red Bull and Mercedes, will battle it out for their fifth and sixth constructors’ titles respectively.
From 1978, the BBC began broadcasting all races live in segments and highlights. Murray Walker was the lead commentator until 1995 when he was replaced by Jonathan Palmer. A new graphics and video playout system was introduced for production of these bulletins, allowing them to appear bigger than they were physically. The bulletins were given a common theme, including a striped background, “BBC News” typescript on a circle, and a music score. BBC Sport has F1 live coverage on their website and app with audience interaction, expert analysis, debate, voting, features and interviews.
Sprint weekends were introduced in 2021, changing the format of some of the races by moving the qualifying event to Friday and giving fans a shorter race on Saturdays to decide the starting order for Sunday’s Grand Prix. Both Russell and Hamilton led in the early stages before the former retired after 17 laps with an engine problem. Hamilton came through a dramatic race with Mercedes’ first podium finish of the season.
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Formula 1 News is the online home of all the latest formula 1 news and information. It is a news feed that updates continuously 24/7 and includes headlines on all constructors, as well as the 20 drivers competing for the driver’s championship.
The Checkered Flag
The Checkered Flag is the flag that signals the end of a session, whether it’s practice or qualifying. It also comes into play in a race – so you’ll see it waved at the finish line of every grand prix. There are a number of other flags in F1, too, some that are used all the time and others that are only seen during certain races. For example, a green flag is a signal that the track is safe to race on and a yellow flag is a warning that the track is slippery due to oil or water. There are also a few red flags that are used when there is a safety car period or a problem on the track.
Verstappen, Hamilton and Alonso are on the podium and the Dutch national anthem is ringing out as the Jack Brabham Trophy is handed to our winner. Well done, Max – the first Australian grand prix is always the sweetest (or so I’m told). According to the statutes, we should have cancelled the race in Singapore under these conditions.
Aston Martin driver Lance Stroll will compete in the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix after missing last week’s preseason testing at the circuit. Stroll suffered a wrist injury in a recent bicycle accident while training in Spain and was replaced by reserve driver Felipe Drugovich during the testing sessions. Lewis Hamilton announced he has split with long-time performance coach Angela Cullen ahead of the second race of the 2023 season in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Red Bull Racing drivers placed first and second at Sunday’s Saudi Grand Prix, but all is not well within their team. George Russell was torn between realism and ambition after securing Mercedes’ first front-row qualifying result of the season at the Australian Grand Prix.