Badger talks to Mikey Collier, Jenson’s right hand man

For nine seasons and nearly 150 Grand Prix, Mikey Collier has been at the side of Jenson Button. Sarah Merritt spent time with him in Singapore to learn his role in the Brit's race weekend and schedule.

Exactly what is F1?

This might sound strange, but although I have loved and been watching Formula 1 for 90% of my life, I still don't really know what I want (or expect) it to be about.

The Schlumpf Obsession

After an exciting Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, I was still in the mood for a little more F1. Perhaps a bit more sedate, but F1 nonetheless.

Tough Times for Felipe

Felipe Massa has a big job this weekend. Monaco is one of those circuits that tends to exaggerate a driver’s talent, and recently he...


  There's been quite a lot in the motor racing press recently about Gerhard Berger's plans for defining a route to F1, focusing initially on...
Senna and Prost

Driving Standards

There was a lot of fuss about Hamilton and Massa last year, and I must confess I started to get a bit confused as to why one driver was being penalised, when I would have been tempted to give the penalty to the other driver.

F1 Fan Engagement: The times, they are a-changing…

Badger's resident Bobblehat Sarah Merritt saw first hand the changes Liberty Media put into place for fans at the Spanish GP. What did she think?

Restrainment and Boundaries

Restrainment and Boundaries? No, this is not Badger's take on Fifty Variations between Black and White, but a look at the dark and mysterious...

Sahara Force India – From Barcelona to Australia as a Race...

What does it take to move a whole F1 team from pre-season testing in Spain to the first race in Australia? Sarah Merritt went behind the scenes with Sahara Force India to find out.

A tale of two circuits

Singapore and Suzuka – the two Grands Prix in Asia where the grandstands are packed to the brim. But they are packed for two very different reasons, a fact which often gets missed by local decision makers and Formula One specialists alike. And it certainly has nothing to do with the fact that both circuits have a big wheel.

“You had to be mentally and physically on it” – Allan...

The Le Mans legend shares some of his views on current F1 topics with Badger's Rob Watts, and explains how Toyota got it wrong when they entered F1 back in 2002.
Marussia Pit Stop

Great Shots

I was talking to the chief Badger in the Sett the other night, well, actually it was in a very pleasant pub just down the road, and we were discussing F1 photographers and the fantastic images they produce. We were also talking about the photos we use for Badger GP, and how the various media websites get their images, so I explained how the process worked when I was at Marussia.

Seven other drivers who took on their teams

It feels a little bit like Lewis Hamilton vs. Mercedes in the championship aftermath, but William Swerve showcases some other times driver-team relationship were less than harmonious.

A Look Inside the Sahara Force India Motorhome

While attending the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona last weekend, Badger’s Sarah Merritt was lucky enough to be given a tour of the motorhome by the very lovely guys down at Sahara Force India.

Testing Times

Do testing times mean anything? Yes.

The Banned Martini Advert is Back!

Back in 2009, Martini ran with a billboard at the Monaco Grand Prix, which was banned - why? Because it was deemed that it was too distracting for the drivers, really.

Remembering Senna – A personal pilgrimage to Imola

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the loss of a legend, Ayrton Senna, and Sarah Merritt shares the pilgrimage she took to Imola with us.

Launch Control

Geoff Collins presents an insight into what goes into the launch of a Formula 1 car, with exclusive coverage of how the 2011 Marussia Virgin car launch came together