Jim Clark

Today marks the anniversary of Jim Clark’s death during a Formula 2 race hockenheimring in West Germany. The History of Jim Clark. Jim Clark Jr was born on the 4th of March 1936 in Kilmany, Fife, Scotland. He was the youngest of 5 and the only boy. At the age of 6, Jim and the

Coops’ Conclusions

The musings of a Formula 1 Fan The five lights went out signaling the start of the 2021 Formula 1 season. As usual we have 3 practice sessions, qualifying and then the race. For 2021 the free practice session are all 60 minutes long (FP1 and 2 were 90 minutes in 2020) Free Practice sessions

Verstappen takes First Blood.

The first Qualifying session of the 2021 season has been completed with Verstappen taking the honours. It seemed like it was always going to be a Redbull pole, giving the speed and consistency from Max and the team. The Honda Power Unit is fast, the car is stable and Max Verstappen is, well Max Verstappen.


Mercedes enters the 2021 season, deservedly at the top of the tree. However, this could be the year that things might change. 2020…. Perfection? Lewis Hamilton won his seventh World Driver Championships, unfortunately for the watching fans it was clear quickly in the season that (both) Championships were between the Mercedes drivers. Redbull were better

Martin, Aston Martin

Aston Martin is returning to the Formula 1 grid after an absence of over sixty years. Will it be a more successful attempt than the last? History …. It was Short. Aston Martin is a brand that is connected to many things, prestige, Sportscars, James Bond. One thing that it is not connected with is


This will be a difficult season for HAAS on several levels. No development, rookie driver and questions about the future of HAAS. The 2020 season was difficult for HAAS, an inconsistent car and a neutered power unit all contributed to HAAS finishing in ninth with only 3 points on the board. The Ferrari Conundrum HAAS

Year of the Bull?

2020 was a strange season for Redbull, they could not consistently compete against Mercedes, but were miles ahead of the rest of the pack. It left them hunting for scraps on the odd Mercedes mistake, this was compounded by the performance of Alex Albon, who was not able to get his Redbull into the sweet

Can Alpine reach the summit?

In 2021, two Formula One teams hit the rebrand button, these were Racing Point who have rebranded as Aston Martin F1 and Renault, who have rebranded the Formula One Team as Alpine. Alpine are Renault’s sportscar brand, tat the time of writing they have one model of car, the Alpine A110, with 3 types to


Williams Racing remained at the rear of the field in 2020. The Grove based team were unable to score any points during the 2020 season. Although they were at the rear, they were not un-competitive, there was a marked improvement from the 2019 season.   Williams were part of “Formula C” along with HAAS and