Formula 1 2019 season talking points

As March rolls around the Formula 1 circus is ready to roar into action once again. Rocked by the death of FIA Race Director Charlie Whiting, this weekend sees the Australian Grand Prix kick off the 2019 season on a sombre note. It is set be be one of the

International Women’s Day: Sports Gazette’s starting XI of female sports journalists

In results released from a 2018 report from Women in Sport, they found that women make up just over 10% of the sports journalism industry, and 40% of them feel that they still face discrimination because of their sex. Some found that it took them far longer to gain credibility and

The year in sport 2018: Motorsport

If motorsport has taught us one thing this year it is to never give up on your dreams. Helen Rollason award winner Billy Monger inspired us all with his return to Formula 3 after having both his legs amputated following a crash last year, even scoring a podium in his first race

What to expect from sport in 2019

As the dust settles on 2018, it would be easy to sit back and reflect on another amazing year of sport. With the FIFA World Cup, the Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and all of the annual events too, there was certainly plenty to celebrate. Even if it didn’t quite

“You like him or you don’t. There is no middle:” Alexandre Premat reveals all on sharing a team with Lewis Hamilton

Some may call it the hardest job in Formula 1. Lewis Hamilton dominates not only his rivals on the track, but the headlines too. Few racing drivers have ever transcended the sport quite like him. How then is one supposed to standout as his teammate? Alexandre Premat knows all about

“Anyone can use a sim to take a leap into real life racing”: Rudy van Buren on the blending of virtual and real motorsport

Rudy van Buren poses in his firesuit as McLaren's official Formula One simulator driver. (McLaren photo) The rise of eSports has been prolific in the past decade, with gamers earning millions of pounds for triumphing in virtual competition. In Autumn 2017, the virtual sport took hold of Formula One, as McLaren

“The idea that women can’t be as good as a man at driving a Formula One car is purely socially constructed.” Dr Paolo Aversa on why there are no female drivers in F1

One more Formula One season starts tomorrow and once more, there are no women competing on the circuit. The Formula One world is a male-dominated sport. How many women do you remember making it into F1? I will help, six. Only six women have driven during Prix weekends and of those just two participated in the

“Since 2008 almost one third of the world’s viewers have left the sport”: Dr Paolo Aversa, on why F1 ban grid girls

March 25th Melbourne, Australia. The new Formula One season is around the corner, but in the last months, Formula One's world has not been focusing all their attention on the upcoming races, but grid girls. Grid girls, who for the first time, will not work on the F1 circuit, after being replaced by kids. The decision was taken by the new owners of Formula One – Liberty Media. Putting