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The bigger mysteries prompted by FIA’s Red Bull F1 rejection

The FIA’s rejection of Red Bull’s request to review the British Grand Prix crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen surprised few in Formula 1.

Hamilton ‘optimistic’ about Mercedes’ Hungary F1 chances after FP2

Lewis Hamilton feels “quite optimistic” about Mercedes’ chances in this weekend’s Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix after recording a 1-2 finish in FP2 in high temperatures on Friday.

FIA rejects Red Bull's request to review Hamilton F1 British GP penalty British GP
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FIA rejects Red Bull's request to review Hamilton F1 British GP penalty

Red Bull’s hopes of getting the FIA to review Lewis Hamilton’s British Grand Prix penalty have been dashed, after Formula 1 stewards rejected its request on Thursday.

Tsunoda: Silverstone F1 a breakthrough in understanding tyres

AlphaTauri Formula 1 driver Yuki Tsunoda says the British GP provided a breakthrough in terms of understanding tyre management that will help him in future races.

Russell: Too many penalties will force F1 drivers to be cautious

George Russell believes that too many penalties have been handed out in recent Formula 1 races and that the trend may force drivers to be too cautious.

Mercedes was "absolutely desperate" to perform in British GP British GP
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Mercedes was "absolutely desperate" to perform in British GP

Mercedes feared that it would need a "long hard look at itself" if the Formula 1 upgrades it delivered at last weekend's British Grand Prix did not deliver.

Horner stands by criticism of Mercedes British GP celebrations British GP
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Horner stands by criticism of Mercedes British GP celebrations

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has doubled down on his criticisms of Mercedes’ post-race celebrations at the British Grand Prix, despite calls his team’s comments were too ‘personal’.

Binotto: Being in clean air critical to showing Ferrari F1 form

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto believes his team has cured most of its tyre problems, but admits his cars need clean air to be able to show its true pace.

The unexpected benefit of F1's sprint race repeat

OPINION: Formula 1's sprint race trial at Silverstone drew mixed feedback on Saturday, but there remained the true test of how it would impact Sunday's Grand Prix. While fans were busy marvelling at Fernando Alonso's progress, a key lesson was being learned that would directly contribute to the dramatic lap-one clash at Copse the following day

F1 clash between Hamilton and Verstappen ‘inevitable’ – Shovlin

Mercedes’ Andrew Shovlin believes an accident between Formula 1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen was “inevitable”.

Alonso clarifies ‘dark side’ F1 comments at British GP

Fernando Alonso has clarified his comments about racing on “the dark side” in Formula 1 after his aggressive start to Saturday’s sprint race at Silverstone.

Horner: F1 team bosses shouldn’t be allowed to lobby stewards

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner thinks it is “unacceptable” that Formula 1 stewards can be lobbied by competitors while they are making decisions.

The off-track considerations that led to Hamilton/Verstappen F1 shunt

OPINION: Formula 1’s 2021 title fight turned ugly last weekend when Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided at the start of the British Grand Prix. Verstappen thankfully walked away unharmed, but this had been a clash long-since coming.

The F1 upgrades that helped Mercedes triumph in the British GP

The Mercedes Formula 1 team had arrived at the British Grand Prix in need of a good result after a recent run of Red Bull success.

Ricciardo: Hamilton "went in too hot" in Verstappen F1 clash

McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo believes that Lewis Hamilton "went in too hot" when he collided with Max Verstappen on the first lap the British GP.

Wolff: Hamilton is the opposite of a dirty F1 driver British GP
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Wolff: Hamilton is the opposite of a dirty F1 driver

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton is the complete opposite of a dirty driver, despite the criticisms thrown his way after Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

The hidden consequences of Verstappen's British GP crash British GP
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The hidden consequences of Verstappen's British GP crash

In the immediate aftermath of Max Verstappen's huge accident in the British GP, the first concern of his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team was of course for the Dutchman's wellbeing.

F1 penalties don't reflect consequences of incidents - Masi British GP
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F1 penalties don't reflect consequences of incidents - Masi

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that its a fundamental principle that stewards do not take the consequences of an incident into account when awarding penalties.

Honda: Verstappen's F1 engine may not be a write-off

Honda thinks the damage to Max Verstappen's Formula 1 engine from his British Grand Prix crash may be less than initially feared, but further checks in Japan are needed.

FIA explains Hamilton blame for Verstappen F1 collision

The FIA has explained why it felt Lewis Hamilton was to blame for the first-lap incident that put Max Verstappen out of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

Leclerc: Hamilton-Verstappen F1 clash a racing incident

Charles Leclerc believes the clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1’s British Grand Prix was nothing more than a racing incident.

Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 British Grand Prix British GP
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Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 British Grand Prix

Formula 1’s return to packed crowd at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix delivered plenty of excitement, intrigue and controversy as Lewis Hamilton recorded his eighth home win. We discuss the major talking points from the weekend including that opening-lap clash, F1’s new sprint format and a hint at the championship’s future

British Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The 2021 British Grand Prix will live long in the memory for the dramatic clash between Formula 1's two title protagonists, which opened the door for other drivers to capitalise. One did so in spectacular fashion, while others fluffed their lines

Mercedes: British GP red flag saved Hamilton from retirement British GP
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Mercedes: British GP red flag saved Hamilton from retirement

Mercedes suspects Lewis Hamilton would have been forced to retire with damage sustained in his clash with Max Verstappen had Formula 1's British Grand Prix not been red-flagged.

How Leclerc almost defied Hamilton after Silverstone clash British GP Prime
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How Leclerc almost defied Hamilton after Silverstone clash

A poor start for Valtteri Bottas and the lap one clash between Formula 1's 2021 title protagonists gave Charles Leclerc a surprise lead in the British Grand Prix that he almost held to the end. Here's how the Ferrari driver came close to a famous victory, ultimately denied by a recovering Lewis Hamilton three laps from home

Hamilton wants to restore “respect” with Verstappen in F1 battles

Lewis Hamilton believes he and Max Verstappen can still find the respect to race cleanly against each other in Formula 1, despite their crash in the British Grand Prix.

F1, FIA and Mercedes condemn racist abuse aimed at Hamilton

Formula 1 chiefs and the Mercedes team have strongly condemned the racist abuse that Lewis Hamilton was subjected to on social media after the controversial British Grand Prix.

Hamilton doesn’t feel he needs to apologise for Verstappen clash

Lewis Hamilton doesn't feel he needs to apologise for clashing with Max Verstappen in Formula 1's British Grand Prix but will contact him after discovering he was taken to hospital.

Verstappen cleared in hospital checks after British GP crash

Max Verstappen has been given the all-clear in hospital following his high-speed crash at Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

Red Bull could request FIA to take further action against Hamilton

Red Bull has not ruled out requesting the FIA takes further action against Lewis Hamilton for his part in the Max Verstappen crash at Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

Horner accuses Hamilton of "dirty driving" after Verstappen F1 crash

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has blasted Lewis Hamilton for "dirty driving" after the Mercedes driver crashed with Max Verstappen in Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

Verstappen slams Hamilton for "disrespectful" F1 win celebrations

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton was “dangerous” in their clash during the Formula 1 British Grand Prix and feels his victory celebrations were “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike”.

Marko wants Hamilton suspended for Verstappen crash

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko reckons Lewis Hamilton should face a race ban for his part in the crash with Max Verstappen at Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Verstappen didn't leave me enough racing space

Lewis Hamilton insists Max Verstappen did not leave him enough room during their controversial clash at Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

Grand Prix race results: Hamilton wins F1 British GP British GP
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Grand Prix race results: Hamilton wins F1 British GP

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the tenth race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season, despite a 10s penalty for colliding with title rival Max Verstappen in a crash that stopped the race and sent Verstappen to hospital.

Leclerc: My 200% not enough against Hamilton in British GP

Charles Leclerc felt he couldn't fully enjoy his first Formula 1 podium since last year’s British Grand Prix, narrowly missing out on victory after falling to Lewis Hamilton's late pass.

British GP: Hamilton wins despite penalty for Verstappen clash British GP
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British GP: Hamilton wins despite penalty for Verstappen clash

Lewis Hamilton denied Charles Leclerc a sensational victory in Formula 1's 2021 British Grand Prix, after Hamilton collided with Max Verstappen on the opening lap, putting the Red Bull out.

British GP red-flagged after Hamilton and Verstappen clash

Formula 1's British Grand Prix was red-flagged after the opening lap following a high-speed crash involving world championship leader Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

The British GP as it happened

Live updates on race day for the British GP at Silverstone.

Perez to start British GP from pitlane British GP
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Perez to start British GP from pitlane

Sergio Perez will start the British Grand Prix from the pitlane after his Red Bull Formula 1 team made changes to his car.

Hamilton concedes better strategy only way to beat Verstappen British GP
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Hamilton concedes better strategy only way to beat Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton thinks a better strategy from his Mercedes Formula 1 team is the only way he can beat Max Verstappen to victory in the British Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Pole from F1 sprint race doesn’t feel "proper" British GP
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Verstappen: Pole from F1 sprint race doesn’t feel "proper"

Max Verstappen says the official Formula 1 pole position he has earned from his British Grand Prix sprint race win doesn’t feel "proper".

The signs that suggest Mercedes can win at Silverstone

Red Bull and Max Verstappen scored an early blow against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone, with sprint qualifying race victory. But that doesn’t mean Sunday’s grand prix is a foregone conclusion. Although Verstappen starts as the favourite, here’s why Mercedes still holds hope of winning

The funny pitwall moment triggered by Alpine's soft tyre choice British GP
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The funny pitwall moment triggered by Alpine's soft tyre choice

Fernando Alonso brought Formula 1’s first sprint race alive at the British Grand Prix, when an inspired choice of soft tyre helped him catapult up the field at the start.

Leclerc: Flat-out sprint like F1’s refuelling era British GP
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Leclerc: Flat-out sprint like F1’s refuelling era

Charles Leclerc says he “loves” Formula 1’s new sprint format and enjoyed the fact that he was able to push for the full 17-lap distance.

Gasly frustrated by AlphaTauri’s “worst performance” of F1 2021 British GP
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Gasly frustrated by AlphaTauri’s “worst performance” of F1 2021

Pierre Gasly was left frustrated after what he called his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team’s “worst performance” of 2021 in the Silverstone sprint event on Saturday.

Wolff: F1 should restrict sprints to select "Grand Slam" events British GP
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Wolff: F1 should restrict sprints to select "Grand Slam" events

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff liked Formula 1’s new sprint format debuted at the British Grand Prix, but believes that it should only be used at select “Grand Slam” events.

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

Formula 1 travels to Silverstone this weekend for the British Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch Sunday's race in your country.

Hamilton: "Nothing I could do" to beat Verstappen in F1 sprint British GP
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Hamilton: "Nothing I could do" to beat Verstappen in F1 sprint

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says "there was nothing I could do" to beat Max Verstappen in the inaugural Formula 1 sprint qualifying race at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Russell hit with British GP F1 grid penalty for Sainz clash

George Russell has been given a three-place grid penalty for causing a collision in an incident with Carlos Sainz in the first Formula 1 sprint qualifying race at Silverstone.

Grand Prix results: Verstappen wins F1 sprint for British GP pole British GP
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Grand Prix results: Verstappen wins F1 sprint for British GP pole

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the first-ever Formula 1 sprint event to take pole position for the British Grand Prix, the tenth race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Aggressive Alonso plans to stay on F1's “dark side”

Fernando Alonso says he plans to stay on the “dark side” for the rest of 2021 after an aggressive performance in Formula 1’s first sprint event at Silverstone.

The successes and warning signs from F1's first sprint race

OPINION: Formula 1 debuted its experimental sprint qualifying race on Saturday at the British Grand Prix to a mixed reception from fans and drivers. Ultimately, it's hard to draw conclusions after just one outing, but there will be some positives and lessons to learn moving forward

Brawn: Fan reaction to first F1 sprint "very positive" British GP
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Brawn: Fan reaction to first F1 sprint "very positive"

Ross Brawn has described the opening lap of Formula 1's first sprint event at Silverstone "nail-biting" and "sensational" and says that early feedback from fans has been very positive.

Perez blames “dirty air” for F1 sprint race spin

Sergio Perez says getting “caught out in the dirty air” triggered his spin during the inaugural Formula 1 sprint qualifying race at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Sainz: Russell F1 collision “pretty obvious mistake from George” British GP
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Sainz: Russell F1 collision “pretty obvious mistake from George”

Carlos Sainz has blamed George Russell for the pair’s collision during sprint qualifying at Silverstone, saying the incident was a “pretty obvious mistake” from the Williams driver.

Verstappen "was really worried" after brakes caught fire British GP
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Verstappen "was really worried" after brakes caught fire

Max Verstappen did not know if his brakes would work after the start of Formula 1's sprint race at the British Grand Prix, having suffered a fire on the grid.

British GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton in F1 sprint qualifying British GP
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British GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton in F1 sprint qualifying

Max Verstappen won Formula 1's first sprint qualifying race at the 2021 British Grand Prix, beating Lewis Hamilton after seizing the lead from the Mercedes driver with a better start.

British GP sprint qualifying as it happened

Live updates from Saturday's final practice and sprint qualifying race for the British GP at Silverstone.

Brown: F1 can't let guard down as UK COVID cases spike

Formula 1 chiefs and teams have been urged not to let their guard down amid concerns it could face a "rocky" few weeks as COVID-19 cases spike in the UK.