february 25 , 2015

Memories of Gerard Ducarouge 1941 - 2015

Maurice Hamilton looks back on the career of one of F1's top designers, who "lived off flair and Gitanes" and was behind some very fast - if not always successful - F1 cars
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February 18 , 2015

Uniform helmets

The intention is good but, as often happens in Formula One, the execution is heavy-handed - Maurice Hamilton on the FIA's plans to ban drivers changing their helmet designs
February 6 , 2015

Marussia: Let's not get emotional

Marussia's rivals have taken the brunt of backlash for its rejection from the 2015 grid, but should we really be surprised when the clowns are allowed to run the circus? Maurice Hamilton offers his view on the situation
January 29 , 2015

McLaren and Honda: Past doesn't make perfect

Maurice Hamilton explains why McLaren and Honda have to look the future rather than basking in the distant glow of their success in the 1980s
January 10 , 2015

Senna like you've never seen him before

Maurice Hamilton looks at how Ian Berry, an artist with little knowledge of motorsport, managed to perfectly capture the image of Ayrton Senna using only denim
January 6 , 2015

Jean-Pierre Beltoise: Memorable impressions

Maurice Hamilton looks back on the life and career of Jean-Pierre Beltoise and what he might have achieved with the full use of his left arm
January 1 , 2015

Old Mo's Almanac 2015

Maurice Hamilton looks ahead to a year of trials and tribulations in the F1 paddock in 2015 ... that almost certainly won't happen
December 17 , 2014

The 2014 Gobshite Award

With an idea borrowed from the late Hugh Leonard, Maurice Hamilton looks for F1's outstanding Gobshite of 2014, defined by someone who "is a jackass, often harmless but always hopeless"
December 11 , 2014

Alonso and McLaren: Never say Never

With Fernando Alonso's remarkable return to McLaren finally confirmed, Maurice Hamilton looks at why such a move seemed so unlikely until the last few weeks
December 8 , 2014

Serious fun

Maurice Hamilton reports back from the annual Sparks Motorsport Champions Dinner where big names from racing come together for a good cause
November 21 , 2014

F1 protests great and small

Maurice Hamilton reports back from F1 in Schools in which an innovative design was declared illegal by the judges
November 16 , 2014

Bernie's double-talk

After Bernie Ecclestone proved just how out of touch he was earlier this week, Maurice Hamilton looks at how times have changed since Ecclestone's early days
November 10 , 2014

François Guiter: Merci - et au revoir

Maurice Hamilton remembers François Guiter, the man who 'played a signature tune for the world of French motor sport' but refused to blow his own trumpet, after he passed away on November 8
November 3 , 2014

Mr E chokes on a reality pill

Maurice Hamilton on how the realities of F1's financial issues have finally caught up with its ring leader Bernie Ecclestone
October 30 , 2014

Back of the F1 grid? Don't go there

'The head-in-the-sand attitude of the teams does them no credit.' Maurice Hamilton looks at the state of Formula One after the collapse of Marussia and Caterham since the last grand prix
October 18 , 2014

A championship won by half a point

Maurice Hamilton turns the clock back 30 years to the finale of the 1984 world championship when Niki Lauda just beat Alain Prost by half a point in Portugal
October 16 , 2014

Dealing with Formula One's down side

Maurice Hamilton analyses the reaction to Jules Bianchi's crash at Suzuka and how perceptions have changed since he started reporting on the sport in 1977
October 8 , 2014

Vettel and Alonso: The next McLaren dream team?

Maurice Hamilton adds another twist to the 2015 driver market with evidence supporting a possible McLaren dream team of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel
October 6 , 2014

Andrea de Cesaris : 'A truly lovely person'

Maurice Hamilton looks back at the life of Andrea de Cessaris, a driver with a reputation for crashing in F1 but one remembered for his fun-loving and engaing personality
September 30 , 2014

John Crosslé: A quiet legend in a noisy business

Maurice Hamilton remembers the cars and the legacy of John Crosslé, creator of the world's longest surviving manufacturer of customer racing company
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WRITER BIO
A veteran journalist in the paddock, Maurice Hamilton has been part of the Formula One scene since 1977 and was the Observer's motor racing correspondent for 20 years. He has written several books as well as commentating on Formula One for BBC Radio 5 Live
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