Nicky Haldenby

After graduating in 2015 with a First Class honours degree in English Language and Literature, Nicky Haldenby, a lifelong fan of Formula 1, founded the Lights Out F1 Blog in 2016. The blog has become a firm fan-favourite, delving deep into the sport's history books and lifting the cover on unusual F1 statistics. Nicky also writes at F1Destinations and Motorsport Guides and can be heard as the resident stats man on the 2 Soft Compounds Podcast. His work has appeared on WTF1, BadgerGP,, Sky Sports F1 and BBC Radio 5 Live. Nicky is also the host of the F1 Rewind Podcast.

The Big Debate: Mercedes Collide in Spain

Today could’ve been Lewis Hamilton’s first win of 2016. It could’ve been Nico Rosberg’s 8th win in a row. Instead, the two cars were stranded in the gravel trap on Lap 1.

Red Bull Saga: Kvyat vs Verstappen

Has the future of Red Bull’s Daniil Kvyat’s been thrown into uncertainty by a messy Russian Grand Prix ?

Ayrton Senna’s Greatest Races

10 years in Formula One, 65 pole positions, 41 race wins, 80 podiums and 3 World Championships. This is Ayrton Senna.

Russian Reflections

The Russian track is one of the newest on the calendar. Here’s a look back at the first two races in Sochi!

Imola 1994: The Full Story

The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix weekend is remembered as the darkest weekend in modern Formula One history. F1 was experiencing a relatively safe period. There hadn’t been a fatality at the wheel of a Formula One car since May 1986, and there were no deaths at a Formula One weekend since 1982. But all that changed in Imola. This is the full story of Formula One’s worst weekend. This was the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

6 for #6?

Nico Rosberg is on the brink of winning his sixth race in a row this weekend. Only 3 drivers have had more consecutive wins.

Shanghai Surprises

A look at 4 classic races at the Shanghai International Circuit.

The Big Debate: Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen, Formula 1’s youngest star, divided opinion in the Australian Grand Prix.

Five Stories to Watch in 2016

The final part of the season preview discusses the main political talking points of Formula One in 2016.

Five Teams to Watch in 2016

The second part of our 2016 Season Preview focuses on five teams to keep an eye out for this year.

Melbourne Memories

The Albert Park circuit has been the traditional season opener since 1996. Here are four classic races from Melbourne’s impressive catalogue.

Five Drivers to Watch in 2016

2016 looks set to be a fascinating year for Formula One. The first part in a series of three preview blogs takes a look at five drivers to look out for this year.

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