Tim Goodchild
I have been a fan of F1 for over 21 years. I am passionate about the sport and kept entertained by the activities that take place on-track as well as off it. F1 is more than just cars going around in circles and a lot of noise. It is the glitz, glamour, scandal, ego and personalities of the characters within. It is also a benchmark of leading the way in technological advances that the world has reaped benefit from. This blog, after a sabbatical of eight months is back to capture those insights and portray my opinion on what I find as the most engrossing sporting spectacle in the world.

Entries by Tim Goodchild

F1: How I Would Improve 'The Show'

(4) Comments | Posted 25 January 2016 | (00:00)

Twenty-five years ago I began watching Formula One and 2016 also marks the 20th anniversary of my childhood hero Damon Hill winning the world title. I will always be a fan of F1 but even though my current favourite driver, Lewis Hamilton, is dominating the sport I find myself waning...

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F1: Sport or a Marketing Exercise?

(0) Comments | Posted 16 June 2015 | (01:00)

Many column inches have been written and opinions viewed on websites about what should be done with Formula One. Regardless of what is done, the best driver in the best car normally wins. Over the last twenty years the title has been split across nine drivers - having had four...

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F1 2015 Preview: Let Battle (Re)commence

(0) Comments | Posted 14 March 2015 | (00:00)

2014 saw Formula One embark on a new era for the sport. Gone were the screeching V8 naturally aspirated engines and in came the hybrid technology of V6 turbo power units, harnessing energy recovery systems. Formula One had come of age to reflect a society that demands engine performance on...

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Formula One 2014: Season Review

(1) Comments | Posted 2 January 2015 | (00:00)

As 2014 draws to a close and we can begin to get excited for the start of the 2015 Formula One World Championship, Formula One went through a year of transition in 2014 and perhaps has left us with an uncertain future. Here are my highlights and thoughts...

Driver of...

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F1 2014 Review

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2014 | (23:20)

F1 2014 is the fifth Codemasters game in the Formula One franchise to be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, and likely to be their last appearance ahead of F1 2015 on PS4 and Xbox One around May next year.

The sport itself has had...

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F1 in 2014... Half-Term Report

(3) Comments | Posted 19 July 2014 | (01:00)

On lap 34 of the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim this weekend will mark the halfway point of the 2014 Formula One World Championship. I have found this season to be fascinating, very different from seasons past and exciting also.


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The (F1) World Will Not Accept Domination

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2014 | (01:00)

My amended title quote by Mikhail Gorbachev sums up F1 in 2014, now we are five races into the season and the sport is being dominated by one man and one team. Not Sebastien Vettel and Red Bull Racing, but Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes. For the first time in the...

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F1: Change Is For the Better

(0) Comments | Posted 4 April 2014 | (01:00)

Hello. I ventured off from Aol back in August 2013 and have found myself working for the Telegraph, via an interview and offer from McLaren which I turned down on the day they turned 50 years old (I had my reasons). However, after nearly eight months I am now able...

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The Adventure Is Just Beginning

(0) Comments | Posted 19 August 2013 | (14:05)

Two weeks ago I embarked on a new chapter in my life. I had spent the last 2 and-a-half years working for AOL and decided a new challenge was needed. My age of 33 puts me into the Generation X bracket, but I feel so much more Generation Y -...

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An F1 Fan's Dream Realised

(0) Comments | Posted 27 July 2013 | (01:00)

Three months ago I was asked by David Hobbs, Executive Editor, Huffington Post UK, whether I would be interested in covering the British Grand Prix 2013 as a bonafide reporter. I said yes, but in all honesty did not expect it to ever come to fruition...

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British GP: Nico Rosberg Wins Dramatic British Grand Prix

(9) Comments | Posted 30 June 2013 | (15:23)

Mercedes started the race on pole with Lewis Hamilton, but it was his teammate Nico Rosberg who took victory at Silverstone.

Hamilton, along with three other drivers, suffered identical tyre punctures, placing official tyre supplier Pirelli under massive scrutiny.

Hamilton made an excellent start, leading the pack away as Vettel...

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British GP: Britain's Paul Di Resta Excluded from Qualifying

(0) Comments | Posted 30 June 2013 | (10:15)

Paul Di Resta qualified in a brilliant 5th place in qualifying for the British Grand Prix, only for FIA Stewards to exclude him from the session for his car being underweight.

Di Resta, who has had a run of poor qualifying sessions in recent races having been eliminated in Q1...

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British GP: Hamilton On Pole At Silverstone

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2013 | (14:24)

Home favourite Lewis Hamilton demonstrated talent that matched his 2008 British Grand Prix victory in taking pole position for Sunday's race.

Cloudy but sunny spells and a very comfortable 18°C greeted the drivers as the qualifying hour started.

Ferrari is lacking pace here this weekend and both cars only managed...

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British GP: Mercedes Looking Strong at Silverstone In Final Practice

(0) Comments | Posted 29 June 2013 | (10:29)

Silverstone was basking in sunshine as the green light switched on at 10am on Saturday morning for the start of final practice ahead of Sunday's British Grand Prix.

All seemed to be going to plan for the first 15 minutes of the session with early pace-setter Valteri Bottas putting in...

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British Grand Prix 2013: New F1 Rules for 2014 Announced

(0) Comments | Posted 28 June 2013 | (18:59)

As exciting first day at Silverstone draws to a close, Mercedes look to have good single-lap pace and the chasing pack are close behind.

Drier and warmer conditions expected for the next two days, and a different form guide may appear in tomorrow's third and final practice session....

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British GP: Rosberg Fastest After Day 1 (PICTURES)

(0) Comments | Posted 28 June 2013 | (17:43)

Monaco Grand Prix winner Nico Rosberg claimed top spot in a generally dry second practice session at Silverstone on Friday, his Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 completing the circuit n 1'32.248".

The Silverstone crowd must have been doing a sun dance over lunch as the track was nearly dry at...

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British GP: Ricciardo Fastest In First Practice (PICTURES)

(0) Comments | Posted 28 June 2013 | (12:07)

Silverstone started the day with grey skies and light rain in the air, and that remained when first practice started with Valteri Bottas the first to take to the wet track, the Finn piloting one of the WilliamsF1 FW35's in the team's 600th grand prix.

Drivers went out for...

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British Grand Prix: Racing Resumes After 'Testgate'

(13) Comments | Posted 26 June 2013 | (18:15)

The atmosphere could be strained at Silverstone this weekend for the British Grand Prix following the tyre test controversy that has been exercising Formula One for the past three weeks.

Mercedes and Pirelli were hauled before an FIA International Tribunal in Paris to answer allegations of an illegal 1,000km-test session...

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Monaco: An Exceptional Location of Glamour and Prestige

(2) Comments | Posted 24 May 2013 | (01:00)

It's THE race of the year. It is the Champions League Final of Formula One - the crown jewel event. It is the race every fan wants to go to at some point. It is the race anyone who is anybody needs to be at. It is the definition of...

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Bernie - Do One!

(2) Comments | Posted 8 May 2013 | (01:00)

Blink and you will miss it. Four races into the season already, Vettel is leading the pack once again but F1 is back in the news and column inches are being filled with stories about McLaren's fall from grace, Mercedes' rise to power, Raikkonen being a genuine force to be...

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