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Horner: Turn 6 deficit behind Red Bull's Qatar F1 gap to Mercedes Qatar GP
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Horner: Turn 6 deficit behind Red Bull's Qatar F1 gap to Mercedes

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes a weakness in one corner was behind the deficit between the team and Mercedes at last week's Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix.

Aston Martin headhunts Mercedes aero chief Blandin

Mercedes Formula 1 team chief aerodynamicist Eric Blandin is the latest big name to be hired by Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll.

Insider's guide: Why are F1 pitstops so fast? Qatar GP
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Insider's guide: Why are F1 pitstops so fast?

Do you know how many people it takes to change an F1 tyre or what a driver has to do when he pits? Find out that and more here…

Hamilton: Mercedes F1 2021 car is a ‘monster diva’

Lewis Hamilton says difficulties Mercedes has faced perfecting the setup of its 2021 Formula 1 car have left him feeling it’s a bit of a ‘monster diva’.

Russell: Everyone at Williams frustrated by recent form
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Russell: Everyone at Williams frustrated by recent form

George Russell admits that he and his Williams Formula 1 team have been left frustrated by a recent loss of form after such a strong first two-thirds of the 2021 season.

Vettel, Schumacher to compete in 2022 Race of Champions
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Vettel, Schumacher to compete in 2022 Race of Champions

Sebastian Vettel and Mick Schumacher are the latest names to be confirmed on the burgeoning list of stars competing in next February’s Race of Champions in Sweden.

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher Prime

The invisible enemy that's made Hamilton's title charge tougher

After winning his past few Formula 1 titles as a canter, Lewis Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen by eight points heading into the final double-header of 2021. Although Red Bull has been his biggest on-track challenge, Hamilton feels that he has just as much to grapple with away from the circuit

Hamilton: I want to be the "purest" of F1 drivers
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Hamilton: I want to be the "purest" of F1 drivers

Lewis Hamilton thinks it essential he is the "purest" driver he can be, so there can be no doubts about his achievements in Formula 1.

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay Prime

Why F1's inconvenient penalties have to stay

OPINION: Quibbles over the length of time taken by Formula 1's stewards over decisions are entirely valid. But however inconvenient it is, there can be no questioning the importance of having clearly defined rules that everyone understands and can stick to. Recent events have shown that ambiguity could have big consequences

Qatar Q3 yellow flags were justified, says Masi

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has backed the marshals who showed yellow flags during the Pierre Gasly incident in Q3 in Qatar.

The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax Prime

The mistakes Red Bull cannot afford to repeat in F1 2021's title fight climax

OPINION: Red Bull has had Formula 1’s fastest package for most of 2021, but in several of the title run-in events it has wasted the RB16B’s potential. It cannot afford to do so again with Lewis Hamilton motoring back towards Max Verstappen in the drivers’ standings with two rounds remaining

Piastri: Criticism against Alfa F1 signing Zhou is "pretty unfair"
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Piastri: Criticism against Alfa F1 signing Zhou is "pretty unfair"

Oscar Piastri believes the criticism against new Alfa Romeo Formula 1 signing Guanyu Zhou is "pretty unfair", backing his fellow Alpine junior to do a good job next year.

Ocon "glad" to repay Alonso for Hungary with Qatar defence

Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon says he was happy to repay teammate Fernando Alonso for his help in Hungary by holding up Sergio Perez in the Qatar Grand Prix.

Hamilton, Mercedes feeling "better than ever" ahead of F1 title run-in
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Hamilton, Mercedes feeling "better than ever" ahead of F1 title run-in

Lewis Hamilton feels he and Mercedes are in the best shape they have been all season as he heads into the final two Formula 1 races of the year.

McLaren: F1 triple-header points haul "painful"
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McLaren: F1 triple-header points haul "painful"

McLaren boss Andreas Seidl has admitted that Formula 1's recent triple-header has been a "painful" experience for the team, after it brought home just four points.

Bizarre quirk of Qatar kerbs caused F1 problems, reckons Mercedes Qatar GP
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Bizarre quirk of Qatar kerbs caused F1 problems, reckons Mercedes

The brutal car damage dished out by the kerbs at Formula 1's Losail circuit was a result of them not being aggressive enough, reckons Mercedes.

Gasly frustrated by "shocking" AlphaTauri F1 pace in Qatar race Qatar GP
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Gasly frustrated by "shocking" AlphaTauri F1 pace in Qatar race

Pierre Gasly felt frustrated after AlphaTauri's "shocking" pace during Sunday's Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix saw him fall from the front row of the grid to outside of the points.

Alpine: Alonso Qatar F1 podium "a question of a few corners" Qatar GP
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Alpine: Alonso Qatar F1 podium "a question of a few corners"

Alpine Formula 1 director Marcin Budkowski admitted Fernando Alonso's one-stop run to third at the Qatar Grand Prix was "a question of a few corners whether we would make it or not."

Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 Qatar Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton made it two wins on the bounce in Formula 1's inaugural Qatar Grand Prix to close in once more on championship leader Max Verstappen, as the season fast approaches its conclusion. We pick out the key talking points as relations between the rival Mercedes and Red Bull squads deteriorated further, drivers complained about unclear rules and an F1 legend ended a seven-year podium wait

Horner defends 'straight talking' attitude in F1
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Horner defends 'straight talking' attitude in F1

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he stands by his 'straight talking' nature in Formula 1, although admits he went too far in Qatar in his criticisms of a marshal.

Qatar Grand Prix driver ratings

Qatar was a virtual unknown for most as Formula 1 made its inaugural visit to the Gulf state, and tyre management quickly emerged as an even more critical factor than normal. Perhaps then it should come as no surprise that two of the championship's elder statesmen produced standout drives

Ricciardo's Qatar GP compromised by extreme F1 fuel saving

Daniel Ricciardo says he was losing two seconds per lap in the first half of Formula 1's Qatar Grand Prix due to a system error that warned him to save fuel from the start.

Verstappen "knew" he would be penalised after Qatar F1 qualifying

Max Verstappen did not feel “shocked or surprised” by his Formula 1 grid penalty in Qatar, believing he would drop back the evening before the race.

Hamilton to get Brazil F1 engine back for Saudi Arabia GP
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Hamilton to get Brazil F1 engine back for Saudi Arabia GP

Mercedes is to bring Lewis Hamilton's more powerful Brazil engine back in to play for Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix in a bid to help his title push.

How Hamilton dominated in Qatar despite missing a key Mercedes advantage

There was simply no stopping Lewis Hamilton on Formula 1's first visit to Qatar. The Mercedes driver eased to pole position and led every lap to secure an utterly dominant victory - even without a key Mercedes weapon in his arsenal to increase the heat on Red Bull heading into the final two races of the gripping 2021 title race

Masi: Horner criticism of Qatar F1 marshal “not accepted” Qatar GP
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Masi: Horner criticism of Qatar F1 marshal “not accepted”

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi believes Red Bull boss Christian Horner has overstepped the mark in his Qatar Grand Prix criticism on marshals, saying criticism of volunteer officials is “not accepted.”

Pirelli to investigate Qatar F1 tyre failures

Pirelli has launched an investigation after four Formula 1 drivers suffered tyre failures during the Qatar Grand Prix, despite Friday practice running not causing the tyre supplier cause for concern.

Wolff: Interlagos F1 penalty brought out Hamilton's "superhero powers"

Toto Wolff believes the adversity Lewis Hamilton faced at Interlagos brought out his “superhero powers”, leading to back-to-back wins to shift momentum in the Formula 1 title fight.

Norris had no warning before "dangerous" Qatar F1 tyre failure Qatar GP
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Norris had no warning before "dangerous" Qatar F1 tyre failure

Lando Norris says he had no warning before his “dangerous” front-left puncture in Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix after being one of four drivers to experience a late-race failure.

Horner apologises for F1 marshals comment in Qatar

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has apologised for comments he made criticising the FIA and a marshal at Formula 1's Qatar Grand Prix.

Horner summoned to F1 stewards on potential disrepute charge

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has been summoned to the stewards at Formula 1’s Qatar Grand Prix on a potential charge of bringing the sport into disrepute.

Alonso: Qatar GP podium return felt "unbelievable" Qatar GP
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Alonso: Qatar GP podium return felt "unbelievable"

Fernando Alonso said his return to the Formula 1 podium at the Qatar Grand Prix felt "unbelievable".

F1 Grand Prix race results: Lewis Hamilton wins Qatar GP

Lewis Hamilton won the Qatar Grand Prix at Losail International Circuit on Sunday for Mercedes to beat title rival Max Verstappen of Red Bull, while Fernando Alonso ended his F1 podium drought with Alpine.

Qatar GP: Hamilton takes dominant win from Verstappen, Alonso Qatar GP
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Qatar GP: Hamilton takes dominant win from Verstappen, Alonso

Lewis Hamilton dominated Formula 1's first Qatar Grand Prix to win ahead of the recovering Max Verstappen, with the race behind blighted by a series of punctures.

The Qatar Grand Prix as it happened

Live updates from Formula 1's Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail circuit.

Why the FIA punished Verstappen despite no yellow lights

The FIA’s decision to hand Max Verstappen a five-place grid penalty for Formula 1’s Qatar Grand Prix came despite stewards having some ‘sympathy’ for the circumstances surrounding the matter.

Verstappen handed five-place F1 grid drop for Qatar GP Qatar GP
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Verstappen handed five-place F1 grid drop for Qatar GP

Max Verstappen has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix after failing to respect yellow flags in Q3.

Bottas gets three-place grid penalty for yellow flag infringement

Valtteri Bottas has been hit with a three-place grid penalty for not respecting the yellow flag during Formula 1 qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday.

Gasly: Qatar kerb damage was “shocking”

AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly says the damage his car sustained on the kerbs in the final Formula 1 qualifying session in Qatar was “shocking.”

Latest Saudi F1 GP circuit photos revealed as work continues

Saudi Arabia Formula 1 chiefs have revealed the latest images of progress at their new Jeddah track, as work continues at a pace to get ready for the grand prix next month.

Norris: FIA's Verstappen call shows Austrian GP penalty unfair

Lando Norris thinks the FIA's explanation of why Max Verstappen's driving in Formula 1's Brazilian Grand Prix was okay has left him more convinced his Austrian GP punishment was wrong.

Hamilton to use rainbow helmet livery in remaining F1 races

Lewis Hamilton will continue to wear his LGBTQ+ community-supporting rainbow helmet livery in the final races of Formula 1 2021, which are taking place in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi.

Alonso: Alpine needs to understand why it's strong in Qatar

Fernando Alonso says that his Alpine Formula 1 team should work out why it proved so competitive in qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix and learn lessons for the future.

Wolff: Mercedes F1 rear wing images show "a ghost"

Toto Wolff has brushed off Red Bull's complaints about apparent score marks on Mercedes' Formula 1 rear wing, calling them "a ghost".

Why F1 drivers are still confused over racing rules

On Friday evening in Qatar the Formula 1 drivers gathered via video conference for their regular weekend briefing with FIA race director Michael Masi.

F1 Qatar Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Doha will stage its maiden Formula 1 race this Sunday. Here's how and when you can watch the Qatar Grand Prix.

Bottas, Sainz also summoned for Qatar F1 qualifying yellow flag infringement Qatar GP
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Bottas, Sainz also summoned for Qatar F1 qualifying yellow flag infringement

Valtteri Bottas and Carlos Sainz have also been summoned to see the stewards at Formula 1’s Qatar Grand Prix after allegedly ignoring yellow flags at the end of qualifying.

Ferrari changes Leclerc's F1 chassis after discovering crack

Ferrari will change Charles Leclerc's chassis after it sustained a crack during qualifying for Formula 1's Qatar Grand Prix, as the Monegasque driver faced early elimination in Q2.

Wolff fears F1 has opened door for "dirtier driving" over Verstappen call

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Formula 1 has opened the door for "dirtier driving" in the future, in the wake of the FIA's decision over Max Verstappen's behaviour at the Brazilian Grand Prix.

Loose screws triggered Hamilton’s Brazil F1 DRS exclusion

Mercedes has revealed that two loose screws were the cause of the DRS failure that triggered Lewis Hamilton’s exclusion from qualifying at Formula 1’s Brazilian Grand Prix.

Verstappen summoned over F1 yellow flag infringement

Max Verstappen has been summoned to see the stewards at Formula 1's Qatar Grand Prix after allegedly ignoring double-waved yellow flags on his final qualifying lap.

Verstappen: Red Bull struggling more than normal Qatar GP
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Verstappen: Red Bull struggling more than normal

Max Verstappen has admitted Red Bull is struggling more than usual at Formula 1’s Qatar Grand Prix, after seeing rival Lewis Hamilton take pole position.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes Qatar pole Qatar GP
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F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes Qatar pole

Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the inaugural Qatar Grand Prix at Losail International Circuit, the 20th round of the 2021 F1 World Championship, ahead of title rival Max Verstappen.

FIA conducts extra rear wing checks after Qatar F1 qualifying

The FIA has introduced additional rear wing technical checks after Formula 1 qualifying in Qatar as part of a fact-finding mission amid ongoing complaints from Red Bull about Mercedes.

Hamilton: F1 racing rules "not clear" after FIA briefing post-Brazil clash Qatar GP
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Hamilton: F1 racing rules "not clear" after FIA briefing post-Brazil clash

Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1's racing rules are still "not clear" despite the drivers having lengthy discussions with the FIA following Max Verstappen's controversial defence against him in Brazil.

Leclerc "confused" by Qatar qualifying struggles after Q2 exit

Charles Leclerc felt “very confused” after struggling to 13th in Formula 1 qualifying for the Qatar Grand Prix, believing that “something quite big” went wrong during the session.

Bottas confused by disappearing pace in Qatar GP qualifying

Valtteri Bottas says he was left confused about where his pace disappeared to on Saturday, as he ended up third on the grid for Formula 1’s Qatar Grand Prix.

Qatar GP: Hamilton storms to F1 pole ahead of Verstappen Qatar GP
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Qatar GP: Hamilton storms to F1 pole ahead of Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton dominated Formula 1 qualifying in Qatar to take pole position ahead of title rival Max Verstappen.

Qatar GP qualifying as it happened

Live updates on final practice and qualifying for the 2021 Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix at the Losail International Circuit.

Alfa Romeo: "Too risky" to promote Pourchaire to F1 for 2022

Alfa Romeo team principal Frederic Vasseur believes it would have been “too risky” to promote Theo Pourchaire into Formula 1 for 2022, but is planning to give him FP1 appearances.