7 of the Most Outrageous Scandals in F1

7 Outrageous F1 Scandals

F1 has always been competitive, with the teams doing all they can to improve the performance of their cars within the rules, even if the letter of the law and the spirit might be interpreted as being poles apart…

The on-track scandals tend to involve ingenious technical modifications and inventive driving techniques. Off-track naughtiness is either spying or shagging.

Here is the our guide to 7 of the most outrageous scandals in Formula One, both on and off the track.

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7 Vehicles That Changed the Face of Warfare

7 Cars That Changed the Face of Warfare

Cars have been used in wars since they were first invented. The combination of mobility, speed and availability ensured that they’ve been an essential part of any army’s inventory since the early 1900s.

Aerial and naval bombardments have their place but nothing beats a highly mobile bunch of heavily armed men able to take the fight to the enemy before roaring off into the distance leaving death, devastation, and the faint whiff of exhaust smoke in the air.

In this article we’ll be looking at the iconic cars that have helped to develop the world map that we know today – and those that will continue to play their part for many more years!

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Selling Your Car on Twitter – A Closer Look at Katie Price’s Personalised Pink Range Rover

Jordan Pink Range Rover For Sale

So, Katie Price/Jordan is selling her pink Range Rover is she? But doing so via the unconventional medium of Twitter? What the hell is she thinking?

Katie Price/Jordan might be a bit odd but there is no denying she’s a formidable businesswoman; after all, could you amass a £45m fortune on the back of (or should that be ‘front of’?) a couple of bags of silicon and a penchant for unsuitable husbands? No, thought not.

So what is she up to? Why choose twitter instead of, say, Autotrader or eBay?

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8 Incredible F1 Facts That Will Make Your Head Spin

Formula 1 Facts

Formula 1 might be a high-speed procession some weeks but don’t let this mislead you; it’s still the most competitive, dangerous and high-drama show in town.

No other sport invests so much money in development or has such complex equipment. Even the slowest F1 car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 1.7 seconds, 100-200 km/h in 3.8 and reach their top speed of well over 300 km/h in less than 9 seconds. Each costs well over £1 million to build and will be transported to the track in a 30-tonne tractor/trailer unit developing over 1,500 lb/ft of torque that has to be parked symmetrically in the paddocks or Bernie throws a hissy-fit.

Here are 8 Incredible Things about Formula 1.

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The Killer B’s: 6 of the Greatest Group B Rally Cars

In 1982 the world briefly went mad. Following Audi’s domination of world rallying with the moderately powerful but hugely grippy quattro car manufacturers went in search of a solution to end the monopoly.

The recipe was similar in each case; based (loosely) on a production hatchback, 450bhp+ turbo-charged mid-mounted engine and four wheel drive. They were allowed to have two seats rather than four and manufacturers only had to make 200 in a year to homologate them.

The results were spectacular but, like any arms race, without control it was doomed to failure.

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