By 1985, most sports had long since turned their back on apartheid South Africa, but Formula 1 was still competing there annually. When it finally left, humanitarian reasons may not have been top of the agenda.
Formula 1 world champion team owner Ross Brawn will return to grand prix racing in a newly-created role of 'Managing Director, Motor Sports', as part of Liberty Media's takeover of the sport.
The Williams team has confirmed Felipe Massa will race alongside Lance Stroll in the 2017 Formula 1 season, replacing Mercedes-bound Valtteri Bottas.
Formula 1 took the wrong path when it started listening to the fans in an attempt to improve the show, believes 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve.
There is no denying the financial backing from his family has made things easier for Lance Stroll during his career leading to securing an F1 driver with Williams. Now it's time to show he deserves to be there.
Two days before Christmas 1985, an elderly man died after suffering a heart attack at Barons Court station in West London. Those who saw him slump to the ground had no idea that he was a member of the Thai royal family – and a part of Formula 1 history.
With Valtteri Bottas poised for a Mercedes seat in 2017, the way looks clear for Felipe Massa to have one more season in Formula 1. Still, does this highlight a wider problem for the sport?
Former world champion Jacques Villeneuve thinks that the influx of teenage drivers like Max Verstappen and Lance Stoll makes Formula 1 look too easy.
Nico Rosberg's abrupt retirement leaves him with a pristine Formula 1 legacy. Contrast this with his former teammate Michael Schumacher, whose failed comeback did little for the German legend's towering reputation.
Having won his first world title last weekend, the German driver has made the shock decision to pack it in and call it a day.