Debate: The greatest F1 car of all time?

The Formula One World Championship has been the platform for a host of game-changing racing cars, with an array of Grand Prix and championship-winning machines spanning across the sport’s 999-race ‘

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The gauge of the ‘greatness’ of a Formula One car can take many (or several) forms; it could be measured by the number of wins, how innovative it was, the level of competition it had to overcome or how it shaped the future of the sport.

Perhaps your vote would go to a car from ‘the good old days’ when the rules were less defined and constructors could innovate with all-new concepts that could push the envelope of what was possible? Would Colin Chapman’s Lotus 49, for example, get your vote?’

How about some of the obscure, inspirational cars? Does the jaw-dropping six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 or Brabham BT46 ‘fan car’ get the nod for you?

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Should Formula 1 add a ‘Q4’ session in 2020?

Plans to add a fourth round to qualifying in 2019 were first discussed last year. Although the proposal wasn’t approved, but it remained in consideration.

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Under the proposed format, four drivers would be eliminated in the first three qualifying sessions, leaving eight drivers in Q4 fighting for pole position.

Would this be an improvement to the three-part system which ‘ aside from F1’s unsuccessful flirtation with an ‘elimination; format in 2016 ‘ has been unchanged for years?

Adding a fourth session in qualifying could increase the chance that a driver from the top teams may fail to advance to a later stage. The timings of each session would be tighter, reducing the chance for drivers to do multiple runs. This may add an element of unpredictability to qualifying and cause headaches for teams in terms of their tyre allocation.

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  • Date: 2019-04-07T10:11:57+00:00
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Confirmed: TCR touring car championship coming to New Zealand

It’s true. After all the message-board debates and spit-balling, it’s true ‘ New Zealand is set to get a TCR-based touring car championship to call our own.’

‘This is an exciting development for top-level saloon car racing in New Zealand as the TCR New Zealand series will provide our up-and-coming drivers with a direct pathway into internationally recognised competitions around the world,” says MotorSport NZ President Wayne Christie.

‘To have a variety of different marques contesting a top-level domestic championship is also good for the sport, good for competitors and good for sponsors. We’re looking forward to seeing which motor vehicle distributors come onboard with the concept.’

THE DEBATE: Should Hamilton now be considered the greatest of all time?

Fourth place in Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix was enough for Lewis Hamilton to clinch the world championship, his fourth in five years and fifth in total ‘ and it moves him into the esteemed company of Michael Schumacher and Juan Manuel Fangio. F1 senior writer Lawrence Barretto and special contributor David Tremayne discuss whether the Briton has now earned the accolade as the greatest of all time’

Fernando Alonso reckons former McLaren team mate Lewis Hamilton is among the greatest drivers to have stepped into a Formula 1 cockpit, along with the likes of Michael Schumacher, Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost. And after his fifth title triumph on Sunday, it’s hard to disagree with the highly-rated double world champion.

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Big debate: When was F1’s real greatest era? – F1

People often hark back to the ‘golden age’ of Formula 1 while criticising the current state of grand prix racing. But when was that high watermark?

Was it when the front-engined cars still had a classic racing-car shape, the simple pre-wing machines of the 1960s, or the closely fought years of the Cosworth DFV? What about the raw power and driver ability on show in the ’80s, or the flat-out sprints that came a decade later?

To help answer these questions, Autosport asked leading motorsport journalists to argue the case for their favourite era. The eagle-eyed among you will notice that the 2006-08 years are absent, falling between the end of the V10 era and the return of slicks.

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