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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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2019 tech verdict: How Williams struggled from the start

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… Williams. The Williams FW42 was late to the start of the party in 2019, as it suffered delays in the build of the car and totally missed the first few days of the pre-season test. When the car did emerge there were several design components that raised eyebrows, with questions marks surrounding the front suspension and mirrors, which only added further drama as the team scrambled to rectify designs that the FIA deemed illegal.   Williams FW42 legal wishbone comparison   FW42...

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The Perfect F1 Inspired Watch for the Perfect F1 fan

The Perfect F1 Inspired Watch for the Perfect F1 fan Nearly forty years ago, what started as a friendly bet between brothers, has now become a booming and exclusive brand, inspired by the precision and style of the Formula 1, spawning an array of incredible racing watches. Want to know how and why? Then by all means, keep reading. Yes, my friend. A bet is the responsible for the conception and origin of the most exclusive F1 Inspired watches: Giorgio Piola’s watches. It all started when Giorgio and his brothers challenged themselves to settle a debate as to whose illustrations were good enough to be published in the main and most prestigious motorsports magazines of the time.   Giorgio had...

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Giorgio Piola - Abu Dhabi GP Thoughts

The 2019 season ended with the victory at Abu Dhabi of Lewis Hamilton: a 360 degrees champion who is strong on all the key areas a driver needs to be. The first laps were very exciting and even the two Ferrari seemed to be able to compete despite ending up far, far away from Hamilton when all was said and done. We were also able to witness an exciting fight between Leclerc and Verstappen, the two drivers that seem destined to be the future of the sport and idols for future generations of fans. There was also great affluence of public which included many VIPs from the royal family; this is always a plus in a Formula 1 where money...

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