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Aston Martin drivers - Sebastian Vettel

With the four-time World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, retiring at the end of the 2022 season, we look back at his successful career.

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1963 Lotus 25 racing car designed by Colin Chapman for the 1962 Formula 1 season

From blown diffusers to front-tyre-warming, toe-angle-adjusting steering columns, both born then banned in the past two decades, Formula One has been defined by relentless rule-bending engineering innovations since its inception. However, the most primal of them all doesn’t even hail from this century; it supersedes carbon fibre as F1’s go-to construction material in the 1980s.

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1976 Tyrrell P34 memorable Formula 1 racecar

If the Formula One circus wasn’t already reeling from the shock of big-haired drivers sporting pork chop sideburns and man-medallions, nothing could prepare them for the arrival of the six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 in 1976

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Driving a Fifties F1 paddock fixture - Tony Vandervell’s 1956 Bentley S1 Continental

Patriotic Vanwall Formula 1 boss Tony Vandervell favoured Bentley road cars. We try his 1956 S1 Continental – an ultra-rare manual gearbox example, and the last Bentley he owned.

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Niki Lauda tests the Jaguar R2, Valencia, January 2002

With no world championships or even victories to its name, Jaguar Racing’s four years in Formula 1 were a big disappointment. But it did, albeit briefly, have a three-time champion drive one of its cars

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