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 and trivia. 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.

Williams 2017 F1 Car Launch: The FW40

Williams have officially unveiled their 2017 car, the FW40. The team previously shared computer rendered images of their car last Friday, though the official images seem somewhat different to the render. The eye is immediately drawn to the large shark fin, which features the familiar Martini branding. The car also features sponsorship from new sponsors JCB. …

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Mercedes 2017 F1 Car Launch: The WO8

Reigning World Champions Mercedes AMG Petronas have launched their 2017 title defender – the W08. The Brackley-based team, who took the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016, unveiled their 2017 car at an event at the Silverstone circuit. Mercedes’ new aggressive looking W08 features a slightly refreshed livery. The packaging of the car …

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Renault 2017 F1 Car Launch: The RS17

Renault have launched their 2017 F1 car – the RS17 – at an event in London. The event was streamed live online and featured interviews with team personnel and 2017 drivers, as well as Alain Prost, who joins the team as a Special Advisor. The sleek new car features the familiar distinctive yellow which brightened up the 2016 …

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Sauber 2017 F1 Car Launch: The C36

Sauber have become the first F1 team to officially unveil their 2017 challenger, the C36. The car was revealed via the team’s Twitter account ahead of a shakedown at the team’s filming day at the Catalunya track on Wednesday. The C36 features a new blue, white and gold livery and celebrates 25 years of Sauber in Formula One. The …

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The First Word On F1 2017

Dear Reader, Welcome to a brand new look Lights Out F1 Blog! Sadly, the site was hacked over the festive season and I’ve had to completely rebuild it since. Instead of getting too stressed about it, I decided to have a clean up of the site and make it into something slightly different and, dare I …

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Home Race Heroes: Silverstone

Take a look back as we celebrate the British drivers to have won their home Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The Ultimate F1 Playlist

Heading to a Grand Prix and need some music for your journey? Introducing the Ultimate Formula One Playlist!

A Weekend to Remember in Baku?

It’s a weekend of high expectations and, at the same time, a weekend where no one quite knows what to expect.

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