Andrew Benson

Chief F1 writer

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About Andrew

I'm BBC Sport's chief F1 writer. I have been covering... Read more about Andrew Benson Formula 1 for more than 20 years and it has had me in its spell for most of my life.

I'll be sharing the fastest, most complex and sometimes simply the most thrilling sport in the world.

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'F1 very different with changes'

Read full article on F1 rule changes: What do they mean for the future of the sport?

The raft of potential changes to the Formula 1 rules announced on Friday amounts to a recognition that something needed to be done to answer the ever-louder questions about the health of the sport.

There have been grumblings about whether F1 was providing enough of a spectacle for some time, but they have grown in momentum in recent weeks.

McLaren not good enough - Boullier

Read full article on McLaren are not good enough - Eric Boullier

Struggling McLaren are this season targeting a repeat of their fifth-place championship finish from last year, according to racing director Eric Boullier.

McLaren, in their first year with new engine partner Honda, are ninth in the table with no points after five races.

Rosberg gives F1 just what it needed

Read full article on Nico Rosberg's revival stops Lewis Hamilton disappearing out of sight

The Spanish Grand Prix was the race Nico Rosberg - and the title battle - needed.

Not in terms of entertainment, perhaps, because there was not a great deal of that at the front of the field. But in the sense that Rosberg halted Lewis Hamilton's runaway momentum and turned what was in danger of becoming a walkover into at least the semblance of a contest.

How Ferrari became title contenders

Read full article on Ferrari: How they became 2015 F1 title contenders

Sebastian Vettel has been doing his best to talk down Ferrari's chances of mounting a title challenge against Mercedes so far this year.

The German says there is "still a bit of a gap" between the two teams and that it will "take a while before we are a decent match".

Vettel turns up the heat on Mercedes

Read full article on Sebastian Vettel's Malaysian GP win leaves F1 with healthy glow

Sebastian Vettel's first victory for Ferrari was exactly what Formula 1 needed, and it was as deserved as it was unexpected.

Exploiting rare vulnerability from world champions Mercedes, the German drove beautifully in a Ferrari that suffered far less in the crippling heat of Malaysia than did the world champions.

Could McLaren struggle for years?

Read full article on McLaren: could one of F1's top teams struggle for years?

When Jenson Button said that finishing the Australian Grand Prix was "a massive step forward" for McLaren-Honda, it was effectively an admission of just how far his beleaguered team have to go before they can achieve their targets.

Back in December, McLaren chairman Ron Dennis talked about wanting to repeat the success of the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the team won the drivers' and constructors' titles for four successive years from 1988.