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Racing Point shows encouraging signs

Following its takeover by the consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, the renamed Force India team had a lot of catching up to do after such a lengthy period of financial uncertainty, which had certainly stymied its development abilities.

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Know your watch: Want to know how to use the tachymeter?

Know your watch: Want to know how to use the tachymeter?  Besides the obvious task of knowing the time of day precisely, sport watches, included Giorgio Piola’s, have a lot more uses. One of them being measuring speed and travel distance. This is particularly useful if you are taking a ride on your car, for example, and this is made through the tachymeter on your watch. But first, what’s a tachymeter?  In a watch, a tachymeter is a numerical scale placed in the outer part of the watch face or the bezel. These numbers actually represent speed, and oscillate between 60 and 500. This allows to measure the average speed based on distance traveled. This is possible in conjunction with...

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2019 tech verdict: Alfa’s battle to find consistency

The rebranded Sauber team started the season well, with Kimi Raikkonen (who switched places with Ferrari-bound Charles Leclerc) scoring in the first four races, then another four out of five before the summer break – as penalties in the German Grand Prix, for clutch setting offences, cost a double points payday. After the break, the team really struggled for pace – with only the chaotic Brazilian GP truly falling its way with a pair of top-five finishes.

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2019 tech verdict: Haas suffers a season to forget

Join us as we delve into Giorgio Piola’s 2019 archive and bring you insight into the relentless development undertaken by the teams throughout a season in the pursuit of more performance. In today’s gallery we will focus on… Haas. A somewhat bizarre season for the Haas F1 Team, with the off-track distraction of the Rich Energy sponsor saga added to by technical woes that led to running its cars in two different specifications at times in an attempt to solve handling inconsistency issues. It ended the season with Romain Grosjean using the very floor in the final race of the season that he’d used in pre-season testing! Team boss Gunther Steiner admitted it was a “lame duck” and “for me,...

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Quartz movement and more

Quartz movement and more: Do you know your watch? Since the creation of watches as we know them, early in the 16th century, these portable, amazing machines have been a staple of civilization, refinement and good taste in western culture. But were they always the same? Surely, they have changed a lot in the last four centuries, right? Well, stick with me and we’ll take a little trip inside your watch, starting from the basics, namely... Where were they invented? The first timepieces we have notice of first appeared on Germany. Specifically, on the cities of Nuremberg and Augsburg. These pieces of technological marvel were first made possible thanks to the mainspring in the 15th century. The German clockmaker Peter...

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