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Who are the richest people in Formula 1?

Formula 1 is a sport that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be a player, you have to have access to some serious cash.

Verstappen's Portimao F1 errors not concerning Red Bull

Red Bull insists it has no concerns over Max Verstappen’s run of small errors that hurt his Formula 1 victory hopes in Portugal last weekend.

How McLaren hopes to help F1 with its secret ballots call

After McLaren boss Zak Brown wrote an open letter detailing his thoughts on the direction that Formula 1 is taking, including the use of secret ballots, it opened up a wider discussion on the future direction of the championship and how it decides its rules.

Leclerc: Portimao qualifying shows I have a lot to learn

Charles Leclerc believes his performance in Formula 1 qualifying at Portimao last Saturday shows he still has “a lot to learn” despite receiving praise for his one-lap displays.

Williams recruitment drive part of Dorilton's "plan to innovate"

The Williams Formula 1 squad has begun a recruitment drive that team head of vehicle performance Dave Robson says is part of Dorilton Capital’s “plan to innovate” since taking over. 

Seidl: ‘Matter of time’ until Ricciardo is back at his best

Andreas Seidl believes it is just a “matter of time” until Daniel Ricciardo returns to his peak level of performance after a difficult start to the season with McLaren.

What needs to “change” for Red Bull is ending Verstappen’s errors Prime

What needs to “change” for Red Bull is ending Verstappen’s errors

OPINION: Going up against the dominant force of Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton was always going to demand the best from Red Bull and Max Verstappen. But after making a couple more errors during the Portuguese Grand Prix, the Dutch driver showed there's a small gap he still needs to close in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight.

Former Renault F1 chief Abiteboul reveals new motorsport role Spanish GP
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Former Renault F1 chief Abiteboul reveals new motorsport role

Former Renault Formula 1 team boss Cyril Abiteboul has revealed his next steps in motorsport following his surprise departure from the French car manufacturer earlier this year.

Grosjean to test Mercedes F1 title-winner at Paul Ricard
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Grosjean to test Mercedes F1 title-winner at Paul Ricard

Romain Grosjean will make his return to Formula 1 machinery next month when he completes a test day with Mercedes at Paul Ricard, seven months on from his fiery accident.

Track limits making F1 battle "too controversial" - Montoya Spanish GP
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Track limits making F1 battle "too controversial" - Montoya

Formula 1's ongoing debate over track limits is making the title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen "too controversial", reckons former grand prix driver Juan Pablo Montoya.

Seidl: Norris can break Mercedes/Red Bull championship lock out

Lando Norris has a chance of breaking the top four Mercedes/Red Bull lock out in the Formula 1 driver standings this year, reckons his team boss Andreas Seidl.

Haas vows to improve communication after Mazepin/Perez near-miss

Haas has vowed to improve communication with its drivers to warn them when they are about to be lapped, after Nikita Mazepin's latest error in Formula 1's Portuguese Grand Prix.

The different rear wing approach that helped Hamilton win

Lewis Hamilton's storming charge to victory in the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix showed again his brilliance at overtaking and tyre management.

Wolff may reconsider Bottas radio messages after pace 'flatlined'

Toto Wolff says he may need to reconsider his in-race radio messages to Valtteri Bottas after the Mercedes Formula 1 driver's pace "flatlined" when chasing Max Verstappen at Portimao.

Vettel to get Aston Martin upgrades at Spanish GP Spanish GP
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Vettel to get Aston Martin upgrades at Spanish GP

The upgrade package trialled by Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll in Portugal will also be run by his teammate Sebastian Vettel in the Spanish GP this weekend.

Kubica gets Barcelona FP1 outing with Alfa Romeo Spanish GP
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Kubica gets Barcelona FP1 outing with Alfa Romeo

Robert Kubica will drive for Alfa Romeo in the opening Formula 1 practice session for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix and will conduct Alfa’s Pirelli test running after the event. 

Sainz: Tyre graining cost possible top-five finish at Portimao

Carlos Sainz believes a top-five finish was possible for Ferrari at Portimao had it not been for his unexpected Formula 1 tyre struggles that left him 11th.

O’Ward excited by Formula 1 test but "heart's with IndyCar" Texas
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O’Ward excited by Formula 1 test but "heart's with IndyCar"

Texas IndyCar winner Pato O’Ward says he will hold McLaren CEO Zak Brown to his promise of a post-season test in a Formula 1 car, but isn't actively seeking an opportunity to switch series.

Wolff: "Exceptional" displays now Hamilton's standard in F1

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes it “makes no sense” to discuss Lewis Hamilton’s “exceptional” Formula 1 performances, saying they are now his regular standard.

Alonso: "Anger" over qualifying led to Portimao charge

Fernando Alonso says his "anger" over struggling in qualifying led to his charge through the Formula 1 field at Portimao to finish eighth for Alpine.

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Portuguese GP

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes showed steel in recovering from third to win the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix. Autosport assesses the weekend's major talking points, as hopes of redemption for Mercedes' number two were dashed, track limits again were a topic of debate and tension over budget cap sanctions emerged

Red Bull: Perez not used to disturb Hamilton at Portimao Portuguese GP
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Red Bull: Perez not used to disturb Hamilton at Portimao

Red Bull insists its decision to extend Sergio Perez's tyre stint in Formula 1's Portuguese Grand Prix was not because it wanted him to disturb race winner Lewis Hamilton.

The "subtle" Red Bull upgrades that kept it in the Portugal F1 mix

Red Bull's Portuguese Grand Prix fortunes were decidedly second best to Mercedes', but the result skews the potential that the team had at Portimao. With a new set of updates, the team looks good going forward into the rest of 2021's spicy F1 competition

Why the FIA doesn't buy Red Bull's track limits gripes
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Why the FIA doesn't buy Red Bull's track limits gripes

Red Bull could not hide its annoyance after the Portuguese Grand Prix that Max Verstappen had lost the extra Formula 1 fastest lap point for abusing track limits.

Portuguese Grand Prix driver ratings Prime

Portuguese Grand Prix driver ratings

The 2021 Portuguese GP will for several drivers go down as a weekend of missed opportunities amid imperfect track conditions that caused struggles with tyre warm-up. But the performances of a select few stood out from the crowd

The five key tests Hamilton passed to claim Portugal victory

Just as he did in 2020, Lewis Hamilton had to come from behind to win the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix. Only this time there were two rivals he had to pass, among the several challenges he had to overcome, on his way to securing a 97th grand prix victory

Sensor issue caused Bottas's power loss in Portuguese GP

Valtteri Bottas's hopes of catching Max Verstappen for second in the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix were dashed by a sensor issue that caused his engine to enter safety mode.

Grand Prix race results: Hamilton beats Verstappen in Portugal

Lewis Hamilton passed title rivals Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas to win the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao for Mercedes on Sunday, the third race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Raikkonen takes blame for Portimao crash with Giovinazzi

Kimi Raikkonen has taken responsibility for colliding with Alfa Romeo Formula 1 teammate Antonio Giovinazzi in the Portuguese Grand Prix, explaining he was distracted changing switches on his steering wheel.

Verstappen: Losing point for fastest lap was "odd" Portuguese GP
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Verstappen: Losing point for fastest lap was "odd"

Max Verstappen called it “odd” to lose his Formula 1 fastest lap bonus point at Portimao, having incorrectly believed that track limits were not being monitored at Turn 14.

FIA rejects Alfa Romeo's review of Raikkonen's Imola penalty

Alfa Romeo's review into Kimi Raikkonen's 30-second time penalty that cost him a points finish at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix has been rejected and the penalty maintained.

Hamilton explains costly "split-second" glance at restart

Lewis Hamilton says a “split second” glance checking Max Verstappen at Formula 1’s 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix restart let then-leader Valtteri Bottas escape and meant the Red Bull overtook him.

Marko says "something has to change" on F1 track limits

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes "something has to change" with Formula 1's track limits system after Max Verstappen was denied a fastest lap bonus point at Portimao.

Portuguese GP: Hamilton passes Verstappen, Bottas to win Portuguese GP
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Portuguese GP: Hamilton passes Verstappen, Bottas to win

Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1's 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, the world champion passing both in the early stages before dominating to the finish.

The Portuguese GP as it happened

All of the action from the F1 Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao

Vettel: Aston Martin "cannot be too greedy" in Portugal

Sebastian Vettel says that the Aston Martin Formula 1 team “cannot get too greedy” after logging his best qualifying performance of the season in Portugal.

How Sainz beat Formula 1's new driver curse

The struggles of some very talented drivers to adapt to their new Formula 1 teams has been a major talking point thus far in 2021, but Carlos Sainz appears to be bucking that trend.

Mercedes: No fear of spending war amid Red Bull recruitment drive

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff isn't worried he will need to get the chequebook out to keep engine staff, despite Red Bull luring personnel to its new Formula 1 powertrains division.

Williams: Q3 slots and points still not "inevitable"

Williams' head of vehicle performance Dave Robson has warned that reaching Q3 and Formula 1 points finishes are not "inevitable" for the team despite its strong recent form.

How tyre choice split could decide the Portuguese GP

A tyre choice split between Red Bull and Mercedes for the Portuguese Grand Prix has opened the way for a Formula 1 strategy thriller.

Alfa Romeo wins right to review Raikkonen Imola F1 penalty

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has won the right to review for the 30-second time penalty that cost Kimi Raikkonen points at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

McLaren: Ricciardo's struggles exaggerated by low-grip circuits

Daniel Ricciardo’s struggles at McLaren in the last two races have been exaggerated by the low-grip track surfaces, says his Formula 1 team boss Andreas Seidl.

Alonso: Alpine car "much more alive" despite qualifying struggles

Fernando Alonso says Alpine’s A521 Formula 1 car felt “much more alive” at Portimao despite dropping out in Q2, with the team unsure why he lost so much performance.

Perez: Lack of confidence "a big killer" at Portimao

Sergio Perez felt disappointed after qualifying fourth for the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday, saying a lack of confidence due to the track conditions was “a big killer”.

Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 travels to Portimao this weekend for the third round of the 2021 season. Here's how you can watch the Portuguese Grand Prix in your country.

Grand Prix qualifying results: Bottas takes F1 pole in Portugal Portuguese GP
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Grand Prix qualifying results: Bottas takes F1 pole in Portugal

Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao for Mercedes on Saturday, the third round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Verstappen thought he could replicate deleted laptime

Max Verstappen believes he was held up by Sebastian Vettel at the end of Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix qualifying, leaving him third on the grid.

Bottas says work addressing tyres "weak point" led to pole

Valtteri Bottas feels his efforts addressing a previous 2021 Formula 1 qualifying "weak point" in finding the new Pirelli tyres' best operating temperatures led to his Portuguese Grand Prix pole.

Russell: Williams has "to be aiming for points" from 11th

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell says he has to be aiming for points in Portugal after qualifying a superb 11th.

FIA rubber stamps sprint race crash damage deal with teams

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has formally rubber stamped Formula 1 cost cap allowances related to crash damage incurred in sprint qualifying races.

Ricciardo in "a little bit of shock" after "grim" Q1 exit

A shocked Daniel Ricciardo said he had no proper explanation for finding himself in the "grim" situation of being knocked out in Q1 for Formula 1's Portuguese Grand Prix.

The hidden story of bravery at the 1994 San Marino GP

Over the years much was been written about the 1994 San Marino GP, but one story has rarely been told, and it concerns the bravest man at Imola that weekend.

Three teams against sporting penalties for budget cap breaches

Toto Wolff has revealed that three teams voted against introducing sporting penalties for Formula 1 budget cap breaches.

Hamilton "only had one good lap" in "messy" Portimao qualifying

Lewis Hamilton was left ruing a "messy" qualifying session for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday after missing out on his 100th Formula 1 pole position.

McLaren denies Norris held up Verstappen on purpose in Q3

McLaren has denied any suggestion that Lando Norris deliberately held up Max Verstappen in Portuguese GP qualifying a bid to hinder the Red Bull driver in his battle with Mercedes.

Portuguese GP: Bottas denies Hamilton pole by 0.007s Portuguese GP
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Portuguese GP: Bottas denies Hamilton pole by 0.007s

Valtteri Bottas denied Lewis Hamilton a 100th Formula 1 career pole as the Finn topped qualifying for the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull.

Portuguese GP qualifying as it happened

Live text commentary of all the action from the Portuguese Grand Prix's FP3 and qualifying sessions at Portimao

How F1 car safety changed forever after Imola 1994 tragedies

The 1994 San Marino Grand Prix marked not only one of Formula 1’s darkest weekends, but proved to be a turning point in car safety that would change the sport forever.

Portuguese GP: Verstappen outpaces Mercedes duo in FP3

Red Bull's Max Verstappen set the fastest time in final practice for Formula 1's 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix, outpacing Friday pacesetters Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.

Alfa Romeo asks FIA to review Raikkonen's Imola penalty

The Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team has asked the FIA to review the time penalty that cost Kimi Raikkonen his ninth place finish at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.