Shayni Solanki

I am an aspiring sports journalist with an incredible passion for Formula 1. Twitter: wolvenglade

Is McLaren in trouble?

McLaren Lando Norris 2020 MCL35 Testing- Alberto G Rovi Wikimedia Commons

From 5th in the 2022 Constructors Standings to scoring zero points in the first two races of 2023 is absurd. Although it’s still early days, is McLaren in trouble? The signs of worry are beginning to seep in as McLaren has not performed as expected and seems far behind the other midfield teams. The first …

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Does Drive to Survive do more damage than justice?

Pits for the 2021 Baku F1 race Azerbaijan: Jacob Capener, Unsplash

Season 5 of Netflix’s popular Formula 1 documentary series returns, unfortunately to many, on the 24th of February 2023. Following the 2022 season of the sport crowning Max Verstappen as a two-time world champion, this season returns with much-anticipated drama and plotlines. While Drive to Survive is a widely popular series bringing in millions of …

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James Vowles announced as Williams Team Principal

Robert Kubica Williams FW42 Formula 1 2019 Hungarian Grand Prix: Michal Obrochta Wikimedia Commons

Mercedes’ chief strategist James Vowles has just been announced as Williams Team Principal. Succeeding former principal Jost Capito, Vowles takes on a range of new responsibilities. After a decade in Mercedes, he finally makes the move ahead of the 2023 season to Williams. While there were certainly many options for the role, there is no …

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Serenading Susie Wolff

Thomas Ormston: Susie Wolff, Niki Lauda - Wikimedia Commons Nov 2014

Other than sharing the same birthday with her, I have a sentimental spot for Susie Wolff. With a wealth of experience at her hands, Susie absolutely deserved a fruitful and flourishing career in Formula 1 only to have her racing career turned into a managerial one. While serenading Susie Wolff, it is essential to acknowledge …

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Mick to Mercedes: Schumacher signed as the 2023 Reserve Driver

It’s official – Mick Schumacher has been signed as a Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Reserve Driver for the 2023 season. In a statement released earlier today, Mercedes revealed that Schumacher will join the team in 2023 with a number of responsibilities. Slightly different to Ricciardo’s third role at Redbull, Schumacher will take on more traditional reserve …

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Sacrificing a season: Lewis Hamilton and the W13

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Car - Unsplash

After seven years of Mercedes’ domination, the ghastly W13 halted the glory years of the silver arrows. A season of sacrifices, data collection and extravagant experiments paid off with George Russell’s maiden victory in the penultimate race. While the Mercedes staff back at Brackley are to thank for the improvements in the W13 by the …

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