Posted on January 17, 2014

Next week sees the home entertainment release of “Rush”, the movie about the rivalry of James Hunt and Niki Lauda, directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard. The DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition Steelbook will be out on 27th January and we’ve got five copies of the Blu-ray to give away in our latest JA on F1 competition. Rush was a hit last year in the cinemas, with Daniel Bruhl and Chris Hemsworth attracting favourable reviews for their portrayals of Lauda and Hunt during the intense 1976 F1 season, where Lauda almost lost his life in a fiery accident. Bruhl was More…

Posted on October 18, 2013

Today 10 lucky JA on F1 readers got the chance to go around the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 team headquarters in Brackley and saw where the cars are made. In the latest initiative aimed at bringing the fans closer to the sport, we were able to show them the “behind the scenes” of how a top F1 team operates and they were able to get a sense of what 2014 holds in store. The group also got a flavour of the process of making an F1 car, from the drawing office, to the fabrication, composites and testing processes through to More…

Posted on October 7, 2013

One of the big stories of 2013 has been the rise of Mercedes as a force in F1 with wins and pole positions for Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. And they are one of the favourites for 2014, when F1 moves to a new technology formula. And now JA on F1 together with our partner UBS is delighted to offer readers the chance to go behind the scenes at the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team headquarters in Brackley, near Silverstone, to see how the team builds the cars and to ask questions. We are offering 10 people the chance More…

Posted on November 8, 2012

Today ten lucky JA on F1 competition winners got the chance to see how the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team designs, builds and modifies its F1 cars on a unique behind the scenes tour of the factory in Brackley. Standing next to the very chassis in which Nico Rosberg suffered his huge accident in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, they reflected that they were getting closer to the sport than they ever could have dreamed. While in the race bays, they also had a close look at Michael Schumacher’s car and the pit stop equipment which gives Mercedes some of More…

Posted on June 27, 2012

At the start of this month we launched a competition to all readers to predict who would be the first two time race winner in 2012. The answer turned out to be Fernando Alonso, with his victory in Valencia, following on from the one in Malaysia. The winner was Tim Rochford, from Maryland, USA, who was picked at random from the people among the almost 500 entries we had who went for Alonso. In fact Tim went one better and predicted the second victory would be at Valencia. Bravo! He wins a very special prize. A new company has been More…

Posted on March 13, 2011

Many thanks to the over 200 of you who entered predictions as to what the fastest lap time of the week in Barcelona would be from the McLaren and Mercedes cars, both of which needed to improve after disappointing early tests. As we’ve come to expect with our readers, there were many, many people who were within a few tenths, even hundredths of a second from the right answer. However most of you thought that McLaren would be faster than Mercedes, which is interesting. In fact Mercedes’ new update did the trick and Michael Schumacher set the fastest time of More…

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