Bottas tops FP2 as Verstappen stops
Mercedes drivers ‘a lot happier’
Aston pushing F1 for aero tweaks
Marquez 'doesn’t understand' pace

Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton in second practice for Formula 1's 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen missed most of the session after stopping on track.

Mercedes’ Formula 1 drivers were left feeling “a lot happier” with their W12 Formula 1 car after taking 1-2 finishes in Friday practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Aston Martin is pushing the FIA to consider tweaking Formula 1’s aero rules to make things more equal between the high-rake and low-rake runners.

Marc Marquez admits he 'doesn't understand' why he was so strong on his return to MotoGP action in Portuguese Grand Prix practice, 265 days after he last rode his Honda.

What Mercedes must do to keep its F1 title challenge on track Prime

What Mercedes must do to keep its F1 title challenge on track

Mercedes may find itself leading the drivers' and constructors' standings after Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it is well aware that it came against the odds, with Red Bull clearly ahead. Here's what the Brackley team must do to avoid its crown slipping .

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 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.

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Horner: Aston "a little naive" to expect F1 aero rule tweaks

Christian Horner believes it is "a little naive" for Aston Martin to expect tweaks to Formula 1's aerodynamic rules to even out the impact on varying car concepts.

Ferrari's Imola practice pace "not a shock" to Norris

Ferrari's impressive showing during Friday's Formula 1 practice sessions for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was "not a shock", according to McLaren's Lando Norris.

Verstappen: Red Bull "a little bit" on back foot after FP2 issue

Max Verstappen says Red Bull is "a little bit" on the back foot at Imola after a driveshaft issue ended his Formula 1 practice running prematurely on Friday.

AlphaTauri built special pedal case for Tsunoda

Yuki Tsunoda says AlphaTauri adapted the cockpit of its 2021 Formula 1 car to help him reach the pedals.

Steiner: Spinning Mazepin "trying too hard"

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner thinks rookie Nikita Mazepin is probably trying too hard, after another day dogged by spins at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Grand Prix practice results: Bottas fastest in both Imola sessions

Valtteri Bottas dominated the opening day of Emilia Romagna Grand Prix practice at Imola for Mercedes on Friday, the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Motorsport Network Italy acquires GPOne.com

One of Italy’s leading motorcycle publications to boost the two-wheel editorial offering.

Emilia Romagna GP practice as it happened

Live updates from the opening day of Formula 1's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

F1 and MotoGP to honour late Fausto Gresini on Sunday

The Formula 1 and MotoGP paddock will come together this Sunday to observe a moment of silence for late team boss and two-time 125cc world champion Fausto Gresini.

No further action after Perez/Ocon clash in FP1

Formula 1 drivers Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon have escaped punishment after a collision between the pair brought out a red flag in FP1 at the Emilia Romagna GP on Friday.

Formula E to race on adapted version of Monaco F1 layout

Formula E has unveiled an adapted version of the Formula 1 Monaco circuit to be used next month as the championship makes its debut on the full layout.

Vettel senses 'positive' response from Aston over F1 struggles

Sebastian Vettel believes Aston Martin's response to its Bahrain Grand Prix struggles has been "positive" as it bids to cut the gap to its Formula 1 rivals at Imola.

Emilia Romagna GP: Bottas leads Hamilton in disrupted FP1

Valtteri Bottas topped the opening practice session for Formula 1's 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which was disrupted by an incident involving Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.

Portuguese MotoGP: Vinales fastest in FP1, Marquez third

Maverick Vinales led opening practice for the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix as Marc Marquez completed the top three on his return to action following a nine-month injury layoff.

Estoril given new date on latest WSBK calendar

Estoril has been handed a new date in May on a revised version of the 2021 World Superbike calendar issued on Friday.

Di Resta on standby as McLaren F1 reserve

Paul di Resta is on standby as a potential reserve for the McLaren Formula 1 team should Mercedes Formula E drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries not be available.

MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying - Start time, how to watch

Following a short break after the two season-opening races in Qatar, MotoGP returns to action with the Portuguese Grand Prix this weekend. Here's how you can watch qualifying on Saturday, April 17.

McLaren to downsize its iconic F1 motorhome

McLaren’s iconic Brand Centre motorhome will not return to the Formula 1 paddock in its original form, with the team working on downsizing the structure for later this season.

Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Imola is hosting the second round of the 2021 Formula 1 season this weekend. Here's how you can watch qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on April 17 in your country.

Dovizioso's Aprilia MotoGP bike feedback "similar" to Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro says Andrea Dovizioso has a “similar understanding” of the Aprilia MotoGP bike to him following the ex-Ducati rider’s first test on the RS-GP this week.

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

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…