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The gamesmanship warning over F1's potentially title-deciding moments

OPINION: Mercedes' decision to pit Valtteri Bottas towards the end of the Mexican Grand Prix to steal the fastest lap point from Max Verstappen created an intriguing subplot. While the pair's jostling for track position was all above board, it likely won't be the last time teams employ such tactics with championships at stake

F1 reveals new hybrid branding set for introduction in Brazil

Formula 1 has revealed its new branding and graphics focusing on its use of hybrid power that will be used from this weekend’s Sao Paulo Grand Prix onwards.

Aston Martin expecting Fallows on board by start of 2022 season

Aston Martin Formula team 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer expects new technical director Dan Fallows to be in place by the start of the 2022 season.

Horner: Perez found confidence with Red Bull car since summer break Mexican GP
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Horner: Perez found confidence with Red Bull car since summer break

Sergio Perez is providing Red Bull with “exactly the kind of performance we were hoping for” after building his confidence since Formula 1’s summer break, according to Christian Horner.

Mercedes explains tow plan for Hamilton into Mexico Turn 1 Mexican GP
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Mercedes explains tow plan for Hamilton into Mexico Turn 1

Mercedes planned for Valtteri Bottas to help Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton by giving him a tow off the line in Mexico, only for Max Verstappen to overtake both cars.

Giovinazzi rues "completely wrong" F1 strategy in Mexico

Antonio Giovinazzi said his Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team’s strategy was “completely wrong” after finishing a frustrated 11th in the Mexican GP.

Ferrari hoped for "better weekend" in Mexico despite retaking third

Mattia Binotto says Ferrari wanted “a better weekend” in Mexico despite reclaiming third in the championship, having failed to pose a threat to Formula 1 frontrunners Red Bull and Mercedes.

Hamilton fears he "will be in trouble" if Red Bull form continues Mexican GP
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Hamilton fears he "will be in trouble" if Red Bull form continues

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton admits he "will be in trouble" to catch title rival Max Verstappen in the championship if Red Bull can keep its Mexico pace advantage in Brazil.

Leclerc explains delay in team orders swap with Sainz in Mexican GP

Charles Leclerc insists he had no qualms about Ferrari’s team orders in Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix, despite his apparent delay in letting Carlos Sainz Jr through.

F1 video replay changed Ricciardo's mind on Bottas crash Mexican GP
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F1 video replay changed Ricciardo's mind on Bottas crash

Daniel Ricciardo says watching a video replay of his first corner collision with Valtteri Bottas at Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix changed his mind on who was at fault.

Bottas and Verstappen fastest lap duel simply ‘playing games’

Red Bull and Mercedes admit there was a bit of ‘playing around’ over fastest lap in Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix, but insist their drivers played it by the book.

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Mexican Grand Prix

We unpack the key turning points as Red Bull turned the screw on Mercedes in the Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix.

Horner: Social media 'exploited' Tsunoda criticisms

Red Bull Formula 1 boss Christian Horner has toned down his criticisms of Yuki Tsunoda, and blamed social media for causing a storm by 'exploiting' his comments.

Wolff: Mercedes not accepting F1 title is slipping away Mexican GP
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Wolff: Mercedes not accepting F1 title is slipping away

Toto Wolff believes there is still “all to win” for Mercedes in the Formula 1 title race despite its Mexico defeat to Red Bull, denying the championship is slipping away.

Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings

The Mexican Grand Prix was a potentially significant weekend for the world championship, as Max Verstappen extended his points advantage for a third race in succession. But beyond his race-deciding first corner move, there were other noteworthy performances in the midfield, including from a soon-to-depart figure

Why Verstappen was untouchable after Mexican GP Turn 1 pass

After its shock Mexican Grand Prix qualifying defeat to Mercedes, Max Verstappen and Red Bull needed a big response on Sunday. He duly delivered at the start with a superb double pass around the outside, after which he was never challenged due to an innate advantage Red Bull brought to the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Verstappen felt "really on the edge" with double Turn 1 pass

Max Verstappen felt he was "really on the edge" with his late-braking pass on Mercedes Formula 1 duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton at Turn 1 in Mexico.

F1 Grand Prix race results: Max Verstappen wins Mexican GP Mexican GP
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F1 Grand Prix race results: Max Verstappen wins Mexican GP

Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City on Sunday to extend his F1 World Championship points lead over runner-up Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.

Perez: Missing out on Red Bull 1-2 in Mexican GP "a shame"

Sergio Perez called it “a bit of a shame” that Red Bull missed out on a 1-2 in Mexico after losing his late battle for second with Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton: Bottas "left door open" to Verstappen in Mexico GP start

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Valtteri Bottas "left the door open" for Max Verstappen to pass at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix.

Mercedes: Red Bull could have 'driven circles' around Hamilton

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks Red Bull would have ‘driven circles’ around his team in Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix even if Max Verstappen had not led from the start.

Verstappen: F1 championship situation is 'looking good'

Max Verstappen says the Formula 1 championship situation is ‘looking good’ for him after the Mexican Grand Prix, but he is mindful of how quickly things can turn around.

Hamilton: Nothing Mercedes could do against far superior Red Bull

Lewis Hamilton feels there was nothing Mercedes could do to beat Red Bull’s “far superior” car in Mexico after losing more ground in the Formula 1 title race.

Mexican GP: Verstappen takes dominant win ahead of Hamilton, Perez Mexican GP
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Mexican GP: Verstappen takes dominant win ahead of Hamilton, Perez

Max Verstappen dominated Formula 1's 2021 Mexican Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton after making a bold first corner move, where it all went wrong for polesitter Valtteri Bottas.

The Mexican Grand Prix as it happened

Commentary and updates from the Formula 1 Mexico City Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Williams explains Russell gearbox issues, hopes for race of attrition

Williams remains unsure about the “couple of unrelated” problems that meant George Russell’s practice and race gearboxes had to be replaced at Formula 1’s 2021 Mexican Grand Prix.

Hamilton will “work as a team” with Bottas at Mexico GP start

Lewis Hamilton says he and Valtteri Bottas will “work as a team” to hold off the Red Bull Formula 1 drivers heading into the 2021 Mexican Grand Prix’s first corner.

Tost can't "understand anything" about Tsunoda incident

AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost does not understand why Red Bull was so critical of Yuki Tsunoda after qualifying for Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix.

Haas: Drivers should listen, not try to be strategists

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner says his drivers should listen and stop trying to be strategists, following the latest incident between Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher.

Mercedes F1 engine tweaks have cured high-altitude weakness

Mercedes says its front row lockout at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix is proof that it has cured a previous weakness its power unit had at high-altitude Formula 1 tracks.

Sainz surprised to qualify sixth in Mexico after F1 engine scare

Carlos Sainz says he was surprised to qualify sixth for Formula 1’s Mexican GP after suffering a power unit glitch early in the session.

Wolff yet to discuss F1 team orders with Mercedes drivers

Toto Wolff is yet to discuss the possible use of team orders with his Mercedes Formula 1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton after their front row lock-out in Mexico.

Why Tsunoda wasn’t at fault in Mexico F1 qualifying controversy

Yuki Tsunoda inadvertently found himself the villain in the eyes of many after qualifying for Formula 1’s Mexico City GP.

Horner wants to avoid ‘action replay’ of 2019 Mexico F1 clash

Christian Horner wants to avoid an “action replay” of the 2019 opening lap clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in Mexico as their Formula 1 title battle continues.

Russell, Latifi avoid punishment after Mexico F1 probe

Williams drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi have escaped sanction following a stewards’ investigation into their pitlane actions ahead of Q1 for Formula 1’s 2021 Mexican Grand Prix resuming.

Verstappen: Red Bull had rear wing cracks ahead of qualifying

Max Verstappen says Red Bull had to “patch” rear wing cracks ahead of Mexican Grand Prix Formula 1 qualifying but does not think this led to ending up behind Mercedes.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Bottas takes Mexican pole Mexican GP
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F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Bottas takes Mexican pole

Valtteri Bottas took pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, the 18th round of the 2021 F1 World Championship, ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton.

Bottas: Mexican GP pole run one of my best F1 laps ever Mexican GP
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Bottas: Mexican GP pole run one of my best F1 laps ever

Valtteri Bottas says the lap that secured him a surprise pole position for Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix was one of the best of his career.

Horner: Red Bull "got Tsunoda'd" on final Mexico Q3 laps

Christian Horner says Red Bull Formula 1 drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were "pretty annoyed" to lose the fight for Mexico pole after they "got Tsunoda'd" in Q3.

Hamilton "as shocked as everyone" by Mercedes' front row lockout Mexican GP
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Hamilton "as shocked as everyone" by Mercedes' front row lockout

Lewis Hamilton felt “as shocked as everyone” by Mercedes’ surge to lock out the front row of the grid in Mexico Formula 1 qualifying on Saturday.

Verstappen says Perez/Tsunoda off "destroyed" his pole lap attempt Mexican GP
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Verstappen says Perez/Tsunoda off "destroyed" his pole lap attempt

Max Verstappen rued losing his "destroyed" final lap in Mexico Formula 1 qualifying after being forced to back out due to cars in front of him going off.

Mexican GP: Bottas takes pole as Mercedes stuns Red Bull Mexican GP
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Mexican GP: Bottas takes pole as Mercedes stuns Red Bull

Mercedes stunned Red Bull in qualifying for Formula 1's 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, with Valtteri Bottas leading Lewis Hamilton to lock out the front row ahead of Max Verstappen.

Red Bull admits Perez team orders on table for F1 Mexican GP

Red Bull thinks it would be foolish not to impose team orders on Sergio Perez at this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix and risk costing Max Verstappen the Formula 1 title.

Mexican GP qualifying as it happened

Live commentary and updates on Saturday's practice and qualifying for Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Alfa Romeo expects 2022 F1 driver decision after Brazilian GP

Alfa Romeo expects to make a call on its second Formula 1 driver for 2022 after next week's Brazilian Grand Prix, following the collapse of the Andretti takeover deal.

McLaren F1 car has “moved towards” Ricciardo’s style

The McLaren Formula 1 team’s executive director of racing Andrea Stella says the MCL35M has “moved towards” Daniel Ricciardo in parallel with him adjusting his driving style.

Ocon to get Mexican GP grid penalty for F1 power unit change Mexican GP
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Ocon to get Mexican GP grid penalty for F1 power unit change

Esteban Ocon has become the fourth Formula 1 driver to land a back-of-the-grid penalty in Mexico after Alpine announced on Saturday it had taken a fresh power unit.

Mexican GP: Perez tops final practice as Red Bull dominates

Sergio Perez led Max Verstappen as Red Bull dominated final practice for Formula 1's 2021 Mexican Grand Prix, where Lewis Hamilton finished third, but was a massive 0.6 seconds behind Perez.

Norris set for back-of-the-grid start in Mexico after engine change

Lando Norris looks set to start from the back of the grid for Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix after McLaren elected to fit a fresh power unit.

Leclerc insists Ferrari F1 engine issues are ‘nothing too big’

Charles Leclerc has downplayed the Formula 1 engine issues he reported to Ferrari during second practice in Mexico City on Friday, claiming they were “nothing too big”.

Mercedes fears over need for Hamilton F1 engine penalty receding

Mercedes says fears about Lewis Hamilton definitely needing to take another Formula 1 engine change penalty this year are fading, amid confidence it has now “solved” its main reliability concern.

Why Mercedes is pleased despite Verstappen starting well ahead in Mexico

Max Verstappen looks to have a considerable advantage over his Mercedes rivals judging by the best times set in Friday practice at Formula 1’s 2021 Mexican Grand Prix. But there are signs that suggest the Black Arrows squad could yet get closer than it did yesterday

Horner ‘flattered’ by Wolff’s pantomime protagonist F1 jibe

Christian Horner feels “quite flattered” by Toto Wolff’s comment calling him a “protagonist in a pantomime” – saying their exchanges are part of the needle in the Formula 1 title battle.

Russell to take Williams F1 gearbox penalty hit in Mexico

George Russell will be forced to take a five-place grid penalty for the Mexico City Grand Prix after his Williams Formula 1 car was hit with gearbox issues in practice.

Hamilton: Mercedes pace deficit in Mexico down to lack of downforce

Lewis Hamilton thinks Mercedes’ pace deficit to Red Bull at Formula 1’s Mexican Grand Prix is down to his car simply lacking downforce.

F1 Grand Prix practice results: Verstappen fastest in Mexico City

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was fastest on the opening day of Mexico City Grand Prix practice at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on Friday, the 18th round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship.

Mexican GP: Verstappen outpaces Bottas by 0.4s in second practice

Max Verstappen set the pace for Red Bull on Friday afternoon in Mexico, beating Mercedes Formula 1 drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to top spot in second practice.

Live: Follow Mexican GP practice as it happens

Live commentary and updates on Friday practice for Formula 1's Mexican Grand Prix at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

AlphaTauri explains how Albon assists Tsunoda on F1 weekends

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda is receiving help and advice from Red Bull reserve Alex Albon in a bid to help him make further progress.

Hamilton handed reprimand for Mexico FP1 track limits breach

Lewis Hamilton has been handed a reprimand for his track limits breach in Mexico during the opening Formula 1 practice session at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.