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Pictured: The broken brake disc that caused Leclerc's Monaco crash

Formula 1 world championship leader Charles Leclerc grabbed the headlines last weekend when he crashed a Ferrari 312B3 at the Monaco Historic GP.

The underdog F1 squad that thrust Senna into the limelight Prime

The underdog F1 squad that thrust Senna into the limelight

The Toleman TG184 was the car that could, according to legend, have given Ayrton Senna his first F1 win but for Alain Prost and Jacky Ickx at Monaco in 1984. That could be stretching the boundaries of the truth a little, but as STUART CODLING explains, the team's greatest legacy was in giving the Brazilian prodigy passed over by bigger outfits an opportunity

Alpine expects Alonso/Piastri 2023 decision around British GP time

Alpine wants to wait until around the time of the British Grand Prix to decide on the Formula 1 futures of Fernando Alonso and Oscar Piastri.

De Vries to run in FP1 for Williams in Spanish GP

Mercedes reserve driver Nyck de Vries is to take part in first practice for the Spanish Grand Prix for the Williams Formula 1 team, standing in for Alex Albon.

Alfa Romeo seeks "easy" Spanish GP with new F1 updates

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 boss Fred Vasseur is hoping for an “easy weekend” following the dramas of Imola and Miami when the team introduces a major update package in Barcelona.

The wide floor doubt over Mercedes' zero-pod concept

Mercedes heads to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix hoping to finally get an answer about whether or not its 'zero-pod' design has a future.

Why F1 is spending $240m on a Las Vegas construction plot

Formula 1 is spending a substantial sum of $240 million on pits and paddock alone to make the Las Vegas Grand Prix a reality. But for a sport whose business model has long relied on race-hosting fee, why is it taking an unconventional route to expand its presence in America? Adam Cooper explains...

Why Aston Martin is unlikely to repeat Jaguar’s F1 mistakes Prime

Why Aston Martin is unlikely to repeat Jaguar’s F1 mistakes

Two famous manufacturer teams born out of humble midfield origins, splashing the cash while attempting to rise to the top of F1 in record time. There are clear parallels between Lawrence Stroll’s Aston Martin and the doomed Jaguar Racing project of 22 years ago, but Mark Gallagher believes struggling Aston can avoid a similar fate.

Leclerc crashes ex-Niki Lauda Ferrari F1 car at Monaco Historic GP

Formula 1 points leader Charles Leclerc has crashed an ex-Niki Lauda classic Ferrari grand prix car during a demonstration run at the 2022 Monaco Historic event on Sunday.

Seidl: New F1 race director set-up has made ‘very good start’

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl believes the FIA’s new race director set-up has made a “very good start” thanks to a “straightforward” approach to enforcing rules.

Verstappen: Miami and Vegas won’t take away from Monaco’s F1 status

Max Verstappen doubts Formula 1’s shift towards new events such as Miami and Las Vegas will take anything away from Monaco’s status on the calendar.

Why Miami’s unloved chicane won’t be an easy fix due to F1 rules

Several Formula 1 drivers have called for the Miami International Autodrome’s tight chicane to be changed for next year, but revisions would not be straightforward.

Why $200m won’t convince teams on Andretti’s Formula 1 plans

The success of the Miami Grand Prix acted as one of the strongest indications yet of how much of a breakthrough Formula 1 has made in the United States.

How rejuvenated Haas recovered its F1 mojo Prime

How rejuvenated Haas recovered its F1 mojo

US-owned but until recently Russian-backed, Haas seems to have reached a turning point in car performance after three gruesome seasons. And it needs to if it’s to attract fresh investment. Team boss Gunther Steiner tells Oleg Karpov how close Haas came to the abyss.

Hamilton: City races best way forward for F1

Lewis Hamilton believes future Formula 1 tracks need to be in cities if they are to truly capture the biggest interest from fans.

Horner: Less needle in Ferrari F1 title fight after Wolff clashes

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says that this year’s Formula 1 title battle with Ferrari is taking place with much less needle than there was against Mercedes in 2021.

Ferrari chasing answers over Miami F1 low-speed anomaly

Ferrari says it is chasing answers as to why the low-speed advantage it has had all season was wiped away at Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Wolff: Russell's F1 approach feels like he has been here "forever"

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says it feels like George Russell has been driving for the team "forever" after his first run of races for the squad.

Doohan set for first F1 test with Alpine in Qatar

Alpine Academy driver Jack Doohan will have his first taste of Formula 1 machinery in Qatar on Sunday. 

Video: When Hamilton first had a bad F1 car
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Video: When Hamilton first had a bad F1 car

Lewis Hamilton’s struggles with the Mercedes W13 have moved some to suggest that 2022 is the first time the seven-time world champion hasn't had the best car in Formula 1.

Ferrari’s top secret F1 filming day fuels upgrade intrigue

Ferrari’s lockdown of the Monza circuit in Italy on Friday for a top-secret filming day has fuelled intrigue about its upgrade push for Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.

Russell: Bouncing Mercedes F1 car is a "killer to drive"

George Russell says his Mercedes W13 is a “killer to drive” as porpoising continues to frustrate the Brackley Formula 1 outfit.

Red Bull denies it is burning through F1 development budget

Red Bull has played down suggestions it could be on the back foot by having burned through more of its Formula 1 development budget than rival Ferrari.

Alpine seeks FIA talks over "wholly unjust" Alonso F1 penalty

Alpine plans to ask the FIA to improve the guidance race control gives to Formula 1 teams, following what it feels was a "wholly unjust" penalty for Fernando Alonso in Miami.

Vettel: Climate crisis makes me question racing in F1

Sebastian Vettel says the ongoing climate and energy crisis facing the world makes him question whether he should be racing in Formula 1.

Alfa Romeo "pleased" with Bottas despite Miami F1 slip

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss Fred Vasseur says he was "more than pleased" with seventh place in Miami despite a costly late slip by Valtteri Bottas.

Ricciardo: Weight saving on drink made Miami F1 even tougher

Daniel Ricciardo admits that his Miami GP was made even tougher because his McLaren Formula 1 team cut back on his drink allocation to save weight.

Why Miami’s first F1 race could never live up to its mega hype Miami GP
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Why Miami’s first F1 race could never live up to its mega hype

OPINION: With a former first lady of America, the king of basketball and the GOAT of all NFL quarterbacks in the house, the on-track Miami GP show was never going to outshine the off-track A-listers.

Mercedes has no answer on Miami GP performance loss

Mercedes Formula 1 technical director Mike Elliott admits that the team doesn’t understand why the W13 lost performance across the Miami Grand Prix weekend after a promising Friday.

Norris hopes FIA learns from Miami F1 barrier call after crashes

Lando Norris hopes the FIA learns from the decision not to install a Tecpro barrier at Turn 13 in Miami after two big incidents left drivers struggling with knocks.

Verstappen: Miami go-kart chicane not suited for F1 cars

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen hopes the Miami Grand Prix's tight chicane will be altered for next year, saying it is not suited to modern day F1 cars.

How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket Prime

How F1 race leaders have now lost their comfort blanket

As Formula 1 teams have settled down in understanding the new generation of cars and the way they need to maximise their performance, fresh lessons have emerged. Jonathan Noble investigates how they have brought with them an all-new kind of grand prix racing

Ferrari: Red Bull advantage is only around 0.2 seconds

Ferrari believes its deficit to Red Bull is only around 0.2 seconds per lap, as it sets about closing the gap to its Formula 1 rival.

Norris: McLaren needs ‘a little bit more’ to fight Mercedes, Alfa Romeo

Lando Norris believes McLaren needs “a little bit more” to be able to fight with Mercedes and Alfa Romeo at the front of the Formula 1 midfield.

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives Prime

Gilles Villeneuve's 10 greatest F1 drives

Formula 1 lost one of its brightest stars when Gilles Villeneuve was killed during practice for the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix. Forty years on, picks out the greatest drives by a Ferrari legend

The false dawn F1 puzzle that Miami gave Mercedes new hope

Mercedes had something of a false dawn at the Miami Grand Prix, with the Formula 1 team topping the times in Friday practice thanks to some upgrades.

Albon: Miami F1 result “less surprising” than Australia

Williams' Alex Albon says his top 10 finish in the Formula 1 Miami GP was “less surprising” than the one he logged in Australia, and was achieved on pure performance.

Sainz reveals physical struggles in F1 Miami GP

Carlos Sainz thinks he physically paid the price in Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix for his early exits from the recent Australian and Emilia Romagna races.

Alpine CEO: Alonso’s Miami F1 penalty "difficult to accept"

Alpine believes it would have successfully argued against Fernando Alonso’s post-race penalty in Miami that cost him two Formula 1 points, calling the ruling “difficult to accept”.

The silver lining of Ferrari’s Miami GP defeat Prime

The silver lining of Ferrari’s Miami GP defeat

OPINION: Much was made of Formula 1’s first Miami Grand Prix – what turned out to be a very ‘marmite’ event for both those in attendance and everyone following on TV. But even as the on-track battle between Red Bull and Ferrari it produced continued the negative run of results for the red team, it contained a glimmer it must hope continues to shine

Steiner disappointed after Haas Miami F1 hopes went "down the drain"

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his team has "nobody else to blame" but itself for failing to score points in the Miami Grand Prix.

Why first year loss hasn’t dented Miami F1 boss' outlook

The Miami Grand Prix boss says a first-year operating loss on the Formula 1 event has not stopped him being convinced the race will succeed in the long term.

Ocon: Miami F1 eighth place "like a victory" from back of grid

Esteban Ocon says his charge to eighth from the back of the grid in the Formula 1 Miami GP felt like "a victory".

Red Bull reveals Perez came "very close" to Miami F1 DNF Miami GP
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Red Bull reveals Perez came "very close" to Miami F1 DNF

Red Bull has revealed that Sergio Perez came "very close" to retiring from Formula 1’s Miami Grand Prix as a result of the engine sensor issue that slowed his car.

Freitas set to make F1 race director debut in Spain

Eduardo Freitas is scheduled to make his debut as the FIA’s Formula 1 race director at the Spanish GP in Barcelona, has learned.

How imperfect Miami offered F1's drivers a unique challenge

OPINION: Despite all of the stylistic embellishments festooning Formula 1's inaugural Miami Grand Prix, the Miami International Autodrome offered the drivers a unique challenge and punished driver errors; a stark contrast to the usual cast of modern-day circuits

What really happened with Miami’s F1 track surface

While Formula 1 drivers generally liked the layout of the new Miami Formula 1 circuit - apart from the chicane - it was the track surface that became the biggest bone of contention over the weekend.

Hamilton: Deciding F1 strategy in car "feels like you're gambling"

Lewis Hamilton says that being asked to decide on Formula 1 strategy sometimes “feels like you’re gambling” after an “unfortunate” situation when the safety car came out in Miami.

Why F1’s turbulent relationship with Russia is nothing new Prime

Why F1’s turbulent relationship with Russia is nothing new

Russia’s involvement in Formula 1 has been big on promise but short on delivery – then reached the end of the road prematurely. MARK GALLAGHER investigates why

Mercedes not discounting ditching F1 zero-pod concept after Spanish GP

Mercedes has not ruled out abandoning its ‘zero-pod’ concept as it faces a crunch decision on the future of its Formula 1 car after the Spanish Grand Prix.

Rahal would “love” to give F1 star Vettel an IndyCar test

Bobby Rahal says he would jump at the chance to test Sebastian Vettel in an IndyCar at Road America.

10 things we learned from the 2022 Miami Grand Prix Miami GP
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10 things we learned from the 2022 Miami Grand Prix

Max Verstappen made it two wins on the trot in Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix, as Red Bull continued its fightback against Ferrari in front of a celebrity-packed crowd. As Mercedes' struggles continued and Williams' new star produced another haul of points, there were talking points aplenty. Here are the 10 things we learned from the Miami GP

The action-limiting factors in F1's first Miami GP Miami GP
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The action-limiting factors in F1's first Miami GP

Formula 1’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix proved to be one of the most star-studded events in the series’ recent history, setting the benchmark for new events.

Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still too "hit and miss" despite Miami win Miami GP
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Verstappen: Red Bull F1 still too "hit and miss" despite Miami win

Max Verstappen has called on his Red Bull team to iron out its operational issues after winning the Miami Grand Prix despite several problems across the weekend.

The F1 drivers' parade secret behind Alonso’s flying Miami start

Fernando Alonso revealed that one of Formula 1's slowest driver parades played an important role in his flying start to Sunday’s Miami Grand Prix.

Ferrari explains why it let Red Bull "off the hook" with F1 SC tyre call

Ferrari has explained why it let Red Bull "off the hook" by not pitting for fresh tyres when the safety car came out in Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix.

Miami Grand Prix Driver Ratings 2022

Formula 1's eagerly-anticipated debut in Miami was the scene for the latest bout for victory between Red Bull and Ferrari. But there was plenty of intrigue up and down the field at F1's newest race, including another stirring drive from a 2022 returnee

Vettel: Schumacher Miami GP F1 collision "stupid for both of us"

Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel says his collision with Mick Schumacher during Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix "was stupid for both us".

Distracted Bottas explains reason for Miami F1 wall brush

Valtteri Bottas says that the brush with the wall that cost his fifth position in the Miami Grand Prix occurred because he was distracted by the battling Mercedes duo in his mirrors.

Russell admits he was "fortunate" with Miami F1 safety car gamble

George Russell admits that he was "fortunate" after his strategy gamble paid off when a safety car period gave him a cheap pitstop in the Formula 1 Miami GP.