How a grand prix is run - the inside story

How a grand prix is run - the inside story

A Formula 1 grand prix is one of the most complex and sophisticated sporting events staged anywhere in the world, demanding the minutely choreographed interactions of thousands of people. Those in charge of making at all happen? The Federation Internationale d'Automobile, motorsport's governing body. And here, thanks to unprecedented access to their normally behind-closed-doors operations, ANTHONY ROWLINSON & JAMES ROBERTS showcase their largely unheralded work, without which no grand prix could ever happen

The headmaster's office

Race director Charlie Whiting and key lieutenants meet for a briefing every morning of a grand prix weekend. This is what they talk about

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?

AUTOSPORT+

from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just

39c