Alpine's aggressive F1 aero updates
Latest tech updates on show at Imola
Alonso: I need to improve myself
Canadian GP set to be cancelled

Alpine has arrived at Imola with yet more parts to test as it looks to recoup the losses that all teams were subjected to by the new aerodynamic regulations for this season.

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship at Imola, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

Fernando Alonso says he needs to improve himself more than Alpine has to make its Formula 1 car better.

This year's Canadian GP looks set to be cancelled despite Formula 1 insisting that it is still in discussion with the promoter.

The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate Prime

The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate

It's been a tough start to Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin F1 career, with a lack of pre-season testing mileage followed by an incident-packed Bahrain GP. But two key underlying factors mean a turnaround is no guarantee.

Formula 1
Apr 14, 2021
The merger that levels the junior single-seater playing field Prime

The merger that levels the junior single-seater playing field

The hideous chain of decisions that led to Formula Renault competing with Formula Regional for two years has been reversed. Now one massive grid of future stars is getting ready for F1 support action.

The themes to watch in F1's Imola return Prime

The themes to watch in F1's Imola return

Three weeks is a long time in Formula 1, but in the reshaped start to the 2021 season the teams head to Imola to pick things up after the frenetic Bahrain opener. Here's what to look out for and the developments to follow at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Formula 1
Apr 13, 2021

Hamilton picks Vettel rivalry as favourite of F1 career

Lewis Hamilton says his rivalry with Sebastian Vettel ranks as his favourite from his Formula 1 career so far, believing their battles helped bring them closer together.

Honda "not in the best situation" with MotoGP bike – Marquez

Marc Marquez admits “Honda is not in the best situation” with its MotoGP bike as the problems he left following his injury last year seemingly remain.

The secret of Imola’s lucky F1 paddock cat

Following an enthralling tussle in Bahrain three weeks ago, the close fight between Mercedes and Red Bull looks set to rage on as Formula 1 returns to Imola this weekend.

Russell rubbishes rumour of rift with Hamilton after Sakhir

George Russell has dismissed a suggestion he was no longer on speaking terms with Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton after deputising in Sakhir, saying their relationship is unchanged.

Alonso unsure if he'll race in the Indy 500 again

Fernando Alonso has admitted he is not sure if he will race in the Indy 500 again, despite a win there having been a key target for him.

F1 to introduce six new TV graphics during 2021

Formula 1 plans to unleash six new graphics over the course of this season in a bid to bring more information to fans.

Tickford locks in three-round Supercars wildcard

Thomas Randle will make three wildcards starts for Tickford Racing at Supercars sprint rounds this season.

MotoGP champion Mir’s crew chief out of Portimao round with COVID

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir’s crew chief Frankie Carchedi has been ruled out of this weekend’s Portuguese Grand Prix due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Perez: Red Bull must keep taking F1 qualifying strategy risks

Sergio Perez feels Red Bull must continue making bold Formula 1 strategy calls despite heading the pack at the start of 2021 and the circumstances of his Bahrain Q2 elimination.

F1 2021 game to feature story mode and three new circuits

Codemasters and EA have announced the first details for the F1 2021 video game, which will feature an all-new story mode and three new tracks.

“Crap” comments forced Miller to "turn off" social media

Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller says he “turned off” social media following his tough Qatar races, as reading “crap” comments “isn’t going to do my mental wellbeing any good”.

Bottas "lost count" of set-up changes made in pre-Imola sim test

Valtteri Bottas says he “lost count” of the number of set-up items he worked through during a recent simulator session to better understand Mercedes’ tricky new Formula 1 car.

Marquez “nervous” ahead of MotoGP return

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez admits he is “nervous” ahead of his injury return at the Portuguese Grand Prix, which is “not normal” for the Honda rider.

NASCAR just tried dirt racing, so what about ice?
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NASCAR just tried dirt racing, so what about ice?

The NASCAR Cup Series has already seen its first dirt race this season in more than 50 years, could a race on ice and snow be next?

Ricciardo apologises for F1 'idiots' comment, stands by opinion

McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo has apologised for his "aggressive" language slamming Formula 1's social team, but says his opinion is unchanged on its use of crash footage for promotional purposes.

Miami GP resolution passes vote, despite local resident opposition

Plans for the Miami Grand Prix to join the Formula 1 calendar in 2022 took a step forward when city commissioners voted in favour of a new resolution – despite opposition from local activists.

Petrucci discovered shoulder dislocation after Qatar MotoGP races

Tech 3 KTM rider Danilo Petrucci revealed he suffered a shoulder dislocation in his Qatar Grand Prix crash last month but only found out upon returning home from the Doha GP.

Mir: “Dangerous” Miller clash must be punished in future

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says a “dangerous” clash like the one he had with Jack Miller in the Doha Grand Prix has to be punished in future.

IndyCar announces new international broadcast partners

The NTT IndyCar Series has announced a new round of international broadcast partnerships today that extends its global reach.

Alonso delays biography to tell the "truth" after retirement

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso says he has delayed publication of his autobiography until after he’s fully retired, because he wants to be able to tell the ‘truth’.

How an ingenious fix prevented Paul Newman from winning Le Mans Prime

How an ingenious fix prevented Paul Newman from winning Le Mans

It's one of the great what-if stories in Le Mans history. Paul Newman finished second in the 24 Hours in 1979, but it could easily have been a famous victory were it not for the resourcefulness of the late Manfred Kremer.

Where does Espargaro sit ahead of Marquez's return?

Pol Espargaro’s first results as a Honda MotoGP rider may not appear special. But dig a little deeper and a clearer picture of his performance emerges. And, as Lewis Duncan writes, it’s cause for celebration at Honda with the return of Marc Marquez set to provide Espargaro with the reference he has been missing so far this year

The 'new' F1 drivers who need to improve at Imola Prime

The 'new' F1 drivers who need to improve at Imola

After a pandemic-hit winter of seat-swapping, F1 kicked off its season with several new faces in town, other drivers adapting to new environments, and one making a much-anticipated comeback. Ben Anderson looks at who made the most of their opportunity and who needs to try harder…

How Vergne and Vandoorne found redemption in Rome

Another Formula E double-header, another double dose of frantic action. While the form guide remains unpredictable following fightback wins for Jean-Eric Vergne and Stoffel Vandoorne in Rome, the speed and consistency of Mercedes – both on and off the track – could have its rivals worried for what is to follow