Hamilton beats Perez to pole
Giovinazzi critical of Mazepin
Russell explains "Maldonado moment"
Mir: Marquez tactic "dangerous"

Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for Formula 1's 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he topped qualifying ahead of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen – the top three covered by just 0.087s.

Nikita Mazepin has been accused of showing no respect for Formula 1's qualifying etiquette after a run-in with Antonio Giovinazzi in Q1 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell revealed he had a “Pastor Maldonado moment" when he ran wide before starting his first flying lap in Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying.

Reigning MotoGP world champion Joan Mir says Marc Marquez’s tactics in the first part of qualifying for the Portuguese Grand Prix were “dangerous”.

Why Mercedes isn't confident it's really ahead of Red Bull at Imola Prime

Why Mercedes isn't confident it's really ahead of Red Bull at Imola

While Mercedes struck back against Red Bull by topping the times at Imola on Friday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the overall picture remains incredibly close. Despite having a possible edge this weekend, the reigning Formula 1 world champion squad is not taking anything for granted...

Formula 1
Apr 16, 2021
The hurdles Marquez faces next in his Portugal MotoGP return Prime

The hurdles Marquez faces next in his Portugal MotoGP return

Even by Marc Marquez’s own high standards, his MotoGP comeback on Friday at the Portuguese Grand Prix will be considered a success even if he didn’t top the times. But having shown competitive pace on his first day back, both Marquez and his rivals know plenty more challenges are to come...

MotoGP
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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
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Allison doesn't want Mercedes F1 team boss role - Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says that James Allison has made it clear that he doesn't want to one day move into the team principal role at the Brackley outfit.

Alonso: Lack of trust in Alpine car costly at old-school Imola

Fernando Alonso feels he is not yet able to fully trust where the limit of Alpine’s Formula 1 car is after qualifying 15th for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Norris admits he "effed it all up" in Imola qualifying

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris said he is "annoyed with myself" after losing third on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix grid due to exceeding track limits, admitting he "effed it all up".

Marquez "will suffer" in his return MotoGP race

Marc Marquez admits he "will suffer" in his first MotoGP race in nine months in Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix as his arm felt "worse" during qualifying.

Barber Indy Lights: Lundqvist dominates Race 1

The first Indy Lights race for 18 months saw Global Racing Group with HMD score a 1-2, Linus Lundqvist leading Benjamin Pedersen, as one of the championship favorites Kyle Kirkwood made a Turn 1 blunder.

Vinales "cannot understand" cancelled MotoGP qualifying laps Portugal GP
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Vinales "cannot understand" cancelled MotoGP qualifying laps

Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales says he “can’t understand” why he had his laps in MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying cancelled for exceeding track limits, as he insists he didn’t.

Barber IndyCar: Palou puts Ganassi on top in FP1

The opening session of the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series season saw Alex Palou lay down a new track record at Barber Motorsports Park to top the times in practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

Vettel missing ‘last bit of confidence’ with Aston Martin F1 car
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Vettel missing ‘last bit of confidence’ with Aston Martin F1 car

Sebastian Vettel feels he needs to be more patient and wait for “that last bit of confidence” with Aston Martin’s Formula 1 car following his Q2 exit at Imola.

Sainz: Imola Q2 exit "exposed" lack of Ferrari F1 mileage

Carlos Sainz was left disappointed by his Q2 exit in Formula 1 qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying the result “exposed” his lack of mileage with Ferrari.

Portuguese MotoGP: Quartararo on pole as Bagnaia lap deleted Portugal GP
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Portuguese MotoGP: Quartararo on pole as Bagnaia lap deleted

Francesco Bagnaia had a record-smashing pole lap cancelled for a yellow flag infringement in a dramatic MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying, with Fabio Quartararo promoted to pole.

Hamilton never expected to beat Red Bulls in Imola qualifying

Lewis Hamilton said he never expected to outqualify both Red Bulls at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he grabbed his first Formula 1 pole position of the season.

Tsunoda got "too excited" before Imola qualifying crash

Yuki Tsunoda has apologised to the AlphaTauri Formula 1 team following his crash in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, saying he got "too excited".

Emilia Romagna GP qualifying as it happened

Live updates from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend at Imola

Mercedes F1's step forward helped by Bahrain 'sting'

Mercedes says the ‘sting’ of not being fastest at the Formula 1 season opener helped galvanise the team to turn things around for this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

Jorge Martin set for surgery after violent MotoGP practice crash

Jorge Martin requires surgery on a fractured hand and foot following a violent crash during FP3 for the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix, which has ruled him out of the race.

Alpine F1 car hindered by wind tunnel problem

Alpine has revealed that a wind tunnel problem hampered its progress over the winter and put it on the back foot with its current Formula 1 challenger.

Miller won’t know if arm surgery total success till Jerez MotoGP

Ducati MotoGP rider Jack Miller admits he won’t know until the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez in two weeks’ time if his recent arm surgery was a “massive success”.

Spanish GP to take place behind closed doors

Next month's Spanish Grand Prix Formula 1 will take place behind closed doors due to extended COVID-19 restrictions by the Catalan authorities.

Emilia Romagna GP: Verstappen leads FP3 from Norris, Hamilton

Max Verstappen topped third practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix by over 0.4s to McLaren’s Lando Norris, with Lewis Hamilton third in an action-packed session.

Portuguese MotoGP: Quartararo fastest in FP3, Marquez to Q1

Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo topped a red-flagged third MotoGP practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix, which was halted following a massive accident for Pramac’s Jorge Martin.

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 .

Preview: Why IndyCar in 2021 is too close to call Prime

Preview: Why IndyCar in 2021 is too close to call

The fight for supremacy in the NTT IndyCar Series will be as intense as ever. David Malsher-Lopez is your guide to the main contenders and six intriguing sub-plots.

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

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