Is Mercedes strength a weakness too?
McLaren sells factory for £170m
Why Imola was "brutal" for drivers
Russell: Crash won't harm Merc links

Mercedes escaped from Imola with its lead of both Formula 1 world championships still intact, but the team is under no illusions of the gap to Red Bull that remains.

McLaren has agreed a £170 million sale and leaseback deal for its Woking Formula 1 and automotive factory.

Why Imola was "brutal" for F1 drivers who changed teams
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A major focal point of the 2021 Formula 1 season thus far has the form of the group of star names who have joined new teams for this year.

George Russell is confident his Formula 1 crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola is not going to harm his relationship with parent team Mercedes.

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams Prime

How 2021's midfielders have taken lessons from F1's top teams

Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments.

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How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve Prime

How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve

Daniel Ricciardo has found a new lease of life at McLaren – a move that’s been years in the making, as he explains to STUART CODLING…

What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best? Prime

What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best?

Following his resounding MotoGP return with a seventh place finish in Portugal, Marc Marquez now must work to rediscover his best form before turning his attention towards results-based targets

Alonso: Playing catch-up in F1 is no excuse for current form

Fernando Alonso says he cannot use his lack of recent race experience in a Formula 1 car as an excuse for his lacklustre performance at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Norris: Leclerc should have passed Verstappen at Imola restart

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris reckons Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc should have passed Max Verstappen during the eventual 2021 Imola race winner’s brief off-track moment at the red flag restart.

Latifi only realised he tagged Mazepin from TV replay

Nicolas Latifi didn't know that he had collided with Formula 1 rival Nikita Mazepin until he saw a TV replay of their first lap crash at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Knife-edge F1 battle risks Red Bull/Mercedes development war

Helmut Marko fears Red Bull and Mercedes will have no option but to keep developing their 2021 Formula 1 cars long into the season if the title battle remains super close.

Thrustmaster launches Ferrari F1 replica wheel for Esports

The new Thrustmaster SF1000 Edition Wheel Add-on allows racing game fans and esports competitors to use a replica of the 2020 Ferrari F1 steering wheel used by Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.

Mexico Formula E back-up race boosted by fan attendance go-ahead

The viability of Formula E’s backup plan to host a Mexican race near the city of Puebla has been boosted by limited fan attendance being permitted for local sporting events.

Gearbox issue led to Zarco’s Portugal MotoGP crash

Johann Zarco says “a little issue” with his Pramac Ducati’s gearbox caused him to crash out of second late on in last weekend’s MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix.

"No certainty" WRC Rally Finland will be open to fans

Rally Finland organisers admit there is "no certainty" fans will be allowed to attend this year's World Rally Championship round despite moving the event to a new autumn date.

Suzuki latest marque to commit to MotoGP through 2026
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Suzuki latest marque to commit to MotoGP through 2026

Reigning teams’ and riders’ world championship-winning marque Suzuki has announced it will remain in MotoGP through to 2026 after signing a new five-year deal with Dorna Sports.

The change that enabled Toyota to dominate at Okayama

Toyota believes that a change in set-up concept for the 2021 SUPER GT season is one of the factors that allowed the GR Supra to dominate at Okayama.

Supercars still open to New Zealand double-header

Supercars will continue to evaluate a New Zealand double-header as a means to accomodate Hampton Downs in its schedule.

NASCAR nixes Jennifer Jo Cobb's planned Cup Series debut

NASCAR has put a hold on Jennifer Jo Cobb’s debut in the Cup Series this weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 Emilia Romagna GP

Despite Max Verstappen's victory in a thrilling Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, will the weekend still go down as a missed opportunity for Red Bull? We assess the weekend's major talking points, as the race for a top seat in 2022 took an explosive turn, F1's oldest team showed more signs of recovery and 2021's first political spat broke out

Foyt “glad to see the #14 leading the race for a change” Birmingham
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Foyt “glad to see the #14 leading the race for a change”

Racing legend A.J. Foyt has commended his new full-time ace Sebastien Bourdais for his stunning drive through the field at Barber Motorsports Park to claim fifth with a damaged car.

McLaren: Norris Imola F1 podium deserved on merit

McLaren Formula 1 team boss Andreas Seidl believes Lando Norris' podium in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was earned on merit, as shown by his driver hitting the top three on pace in every Imola qualifying session.

Vettel: FIA "not very professional" in dealing with Imola penalty

Sebastian Vettel says the FIA was "not very professional" in the way it handled his penalty during Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Bottas crash damage could cost Mercedes F1 upgrade push

Toto Wolff says the costs incurred by the damage to Valtteri Bottas’s Formula 1 car following his crash with George Russell at Imola could cost Mercedes upgrades and impact development.

Disgraced kart racer handed 15-year FIA competition ban
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Disgraced kart racer handed 15-year FIA competition ban

The FIA has handed Luca Corberi a 15-year ban from racing following an incident at the world karting finals last October in Italy.

Perez "very sorry" to Red Bull for Imola F1 woes

Sergio Perez has apologised to the Red Bull Formula 1 team for his troubled run at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that left him out of the points.

Hunter-Reay: Aeroscreen “likely saved my life” in crash
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Hunter-Reay: Aeroscreen “likely saved my life” in crash

Andretti Autosport ace Ryan Hunter-Reay says he’s “extremely grateful” for IndyCar’s aeroscreen, after showing alarming onboard images of his shunt in the season-opening race at Barber Motorsports Park.

How Yamaha's rookie-spec MotoGP star is taking charge Prime

How Yamaha's rookie-spec MotoGP star is taking charge

Fabio Quartararo is on a roll in 2021 after storming to victory at a venue five months earlier served up one of his worst races. Contrasting Portuguese GPs for Yamaha's factory duo make it hard to understand just how good its 2021 MotoGP bike is, but the Portimao weekend did at least expose one key improvement compared to 2020

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Driver Ratings

A frantic wet race at Imola produced plenty of excitement and drama as drivers scrabbled for grip. Amid the hatful of mistakes and incidents that ensued, who kept their noses cleanest?

How the Emilia Romagna GP result hinged on three crucial saves

Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences

The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era Prime

The back-bedroom world-beater that began a new F1 era

The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001