The F1 Logo Controversy

The Hidden Optical Illusion in the Formula 1 Logo Is Tearing Us Apart

How much of our world is true to reality, and how much is an interpretation formed by our own beliefs and prejudices?
Jim Weeks
On the Run

Meet the Man Who Ran an Ultra Marathon on All Seven Continents

Joel Runyon completed the challenge to raise money for Pencils of Profit, a charity that builds schools in the developing world.
Jim Weeks
Paying for It

Formula 1’s Strange Relationship with 'Pay Drivers'

Once derided as possessing far more money than talent, pay drivers are now ubiquitous in F1 – and some of them are bloody quick. What does this often pejorative term mean in the modern context?
Jim Weeks
The F1 Logo Controversy

The Hidden Optical Illusion In the Formula 1 Logo Is Tearing us Apart

How much of our world is true to reality, and how much is an interpretation formed by our own beliefs and prejudices?
Jim Weeks
Le Tournoi de France

Remembering Roberto Carlos' Immortal Goal at Le Tournoi

It has been 20 years since Le Tournoi gave football one of the greatest goals of all time. Roberto Carlos' strike lit up the competition, but it was England who triumphed in this oft-forgotten international contest.
Jim Weeks
Monaco or Bust

A Formula 1 Crew Member Explains the Challenges of the Monaco Grand Prix

Fielding an F1 car is tough. Doing it in the cramped confines of Monaco is close to impossible. So how do the crews get the job done?
Jim Weeks
Football at the Crystal Palace

When the FA Cup Final Was Played in the Shadow of the Crystal Palace

Before the old Wembley was even built, the FA Cup Final made its home south of the river in Crystal Palace Park. For 20 years, the biggest game in the country was played in the shadow of a grand glass house.
Jim Weeks

The Jewish Boxing Champion Who Fell in With Britain's Fascist Firebrand

A star of boxing during the early years of the twentieth century, Ted ‘Kid’ Lewis ranks among the finest fighters Britain has ever produced. But, when his career in the ring was over, the former champion had a strange dalliance with far-right politics.
Jim Weeks
shameless imitation

A Celebration of Football's Greatest Copycat Clubs

​Originality is overrated. These are some of football's most famous copycat clubs from across the globe.
Jim Weeks
the death of ayrton senna

The Death of Ayrton Senna and the Long Search for Blame

Ayrton Senna died on 1 May 1994. What followed was a grim afterword to the great Brazilian's life story: the search for an explanation and, ultimately, for someone to blame for his death.
Jim Weeks
ron and reg in the ring

The Kray Twins and Boxing: Remembering a Lifelong Passion for Violence

From the boxing booths of East London, the Kray Twins rose to become Britain’s most notorious criminals of the 1960s. Here, we take a deep dive into their lifelong passion for the sweet science.
Jim Weeks
pel droed

​Remembering Sgorio, The Cult Football Show That Brought Europe's Finest to Nineties Wales

In the mid nineties, before football coverage had reached saturation point, Sgorio brought Welsh viewers an embarrassment of European football riches.
Jim Weeks