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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.

McLaren backs decision to delay pitstop clampdown until Belgian GP

McLaren Formula 1 boss Andreas Seidl has backed the decision to delay the clampdown on pit stop times until the Belgian Grand Prix, offering more time for crews to prepare.

Has Formula 1 ever increased a penalty after an appeal?

Penalties in Formula 1 are nothing new, but how often are they changed after a protest? Find out that, and more, here.

Noisy F1 engines won't lead to sponsor exodus, says Brown

McLaren CEO Zak Brown is sceptical that Formula 1 would face a sponsor exodus if the sport reverted to ‘screaming’ engines in the future.

Red Bull lodges FIA request to review Silverstone F1 clash
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Red Bull lodges FIA request to review Silverstone F1 clash

Red Bull has lodged a request for the FIA to review the crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

F1 should let Hamilton/Verstappen duel rip, says Webber
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F1 should let Hamilton/Verstappen duel rip, says Webber

Formula 1 shouldn't do anything to temper the fierce rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, says grand prix winner Mark Webber.

Alonso feels like 25 ahead of turning 40 in Hungary

Fernando Alonso is showing few signs of dwelling on becoming the Formula 1's latest driver racing over 40 in Hungary this weekend, saying he feels like he is 25.

De Vries? Kvyat? Williams' F1 options if it loses Russell

Formula 1's looming summer break will be the moment that Mercedes makes a final choice on whether it is Valtteri Bottas or George Russell that partners Lewis Hamilton in 2022.

How Lotus uncovered, then squandered its last ‘unfair advantage’ Prime

How Lotus uncovered, then squandered its last ‘unfair advantage’

Cast in the mould of its founder Colin Chapman, Lotus was powerful and daring but flawed – as it proved through further soaring peaks and painful troughs into the 1980s. DAMIEN SMITH examines a game-changing era

How McLaren is tackling the challenge of F1 2022

The upcoming summer break will represent a brief pitstop not just for the Formula 1 world championship fight, but also for a battle that’s going on behind the scenes.

Hamilton, Mercedes F1 launch charitable diversity initiative

Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes Formula 1 team have announced the launch of their joint charity to help support greater diversity in motorsport.

Wolff feels "responsibility" to ensure Bottas has good F1 future
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Wolff feels "responsibility" to ensure Bottas has good F1 future

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says he feels a responsibility to help Valtteri Bottas find another seat in Formula 1 if he is not retained by the German car manufacturer next season.

Mercedes braced for ‘bruised’ Red Bull to fight back in Hungary

Mercedes is braced for Formula 1 title rival Red Bull to fight back at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix after being “bruised” by its defeat at Silverstone.

Ferrari "needs to be realistic" about Hungary F1 win chance

Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have played down their chances of fighting for victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix, despite the circuit layout suiting their Formula 1 car.

Haas planning to solve Schumacher's crooked F1 seat for Hungary

Haas plans to resolve Mick Schumacher’s in-car position issue in time for the next Formula 1 race in Hungary after driving at a crooked angle so far this season.

Ferrari & Richard Mille: A shared passion for racing

In the past 70 years, one team has clinched more Formula 1 world championships than any other in the series. Success on the race track has elevated Ferrari into one of the most recognisable brands on the planet; renown for speed, luxury and excellence.

Saudi Arabia eyes early 2022 slot on F1 calendar
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Saudi Arabia eyes early 2022 slot on F1 calendar

Saudi Arabia Formula 1 chiefs are hoping their race can switch to an early calendar slot in 2022, amid mounting speculation the season will begin again in the Middle East.

Saudi F1 promoter has discussed human rights concerns with drivers
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Saudi F1 promoter has discussed human rights concerns with drivers

Saudi Arabia’s race promoter says he has already met with some Formula 1 drivers to discuss their concerns about the country’s human rights record ahead of December's grand prix.

McLaren: "Not unrealistic" for Norris to target P3 in championship

McLaren Formula 1 chief Andreas Seidl believes it is "not unrealistic" for Lando Norris to target third place in the drivers' championship after his strong start to the season.

The core problems Yas Marina’s long-awaited tweaks won't address Prime

The core problems Yas Marina’s long-awaited tweaks won't address

OPINION: Changes to the layout of Abu Dhabi’s circuit aim to reverse the trend of insipid Formula 1 races there - the promoter has even described one of the new corners as “iconic”. And that, argues STUART CODLING, is one of this venue’s abiding failings

F1 cannot rule out further Verstappen/Hamilton crashes, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Formula 1 cannot rule out further crashes between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen if the pair do not resume their rivalry in a ‘sportsmanlike’ manner.

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.

How Ferrari offered Callum Ilott what Red Bull couldn't Prime

How Ferrari offered Callum Ilott what Red Bull couldn't

Last year's Formula 2 runner-up Callum Ilott could be on his way to becoming the first Briton to contest a grand prix in an Alfa Romeo since Reg Parnell in 1950. But, says Oleg Karpov, the Ferrari Driver Academy protege is having to temper his ambition at the moment – outwardly at least…

How different will the real 2022 cars be from F1's latest model?
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How different will the real 2022 cars be from F1's latest model?

Formula 1 chiefs provided us with a glimpse of the sport’s new era at the British Grand Prix as they unveiled a full-scale model of a 2022 car built with the new regulations in mind.

Wolff: Mercedes FE drivers "deserve to be in F1" amid Williams links
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Wolff: Mercedes FE drivers "deserve to be in F1" amid Williams links

Toto Wolff says Mercedes Formula E drivers Stoffel Vandoorne and Nyck de Vries both “deserve to be in Formula 1” amid links to a potentially vacant Williams seat in 2022.

Masi: F1 should be "proud" of way first sprint weekend worked

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi believes that the sport should be proud of how smoothly the Silverstone sprint weekend worked but hasn’t ruled out future changes to the format.

The signs that point to F1's rude health Prime

The signs that point to F1's rude health

OPINION: Formula 1's calendar might still be facing disruption as the pandemic affects travel but, says Mark Gallagher, the business itself is fundamentally strong thanks to the epic rivalry taking place on track and the consistent arrival of new sponsors.

Sainz: McLaren one of the most difficult F1 cars to overtake

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz believe the cars of his former McLaren team are "probably the most difficult cars to overtake" after completing a frustrating British Grand Prix in Daniel Ricciardo's wake.

Verstappen: Restrictive F1 "still a long way from IndyCar"

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen says he has no problem with F1's more restrictive new generation of cars for 2022, dismissing suggestions that the sport is moving closer to IndyCar's near-spec rulebook.

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.

Ocon confident Alpine has solved problem on his F1 car
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Ocon confident Alpine has solved problem on his F1 car

Esteban Ocon feels “pretty sure” that Alpine has solved the problem on his Formula 1 car after changing chassis ahead of last weekend’s British Grand Prix.

Schumacher's new Haas F1 deal just "needs t's crossed and i's dotted"
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Schumacher's new Haas F1 deal just "needs t's crossed and i's dotted"

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner expects Mick Schumacher to pen a new contract for 2022 soon, saying there just "need to be a few t's crossed and a few i's dotted."

Red Bull still considering FIA action over $1.8m Verstappen F1 crash
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Red Bull still considering FIA action over $1.8m Verstappen F1 crash

Red Bull is still considering action against the penalty handed to Lewis Hamilton for the crash with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen that caused $1.8 million in damage.

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.

Alonso has "spicy" idea to lift F1 qualifying

Fernando Alonso says he likes Formula 1's new sprint format, but he would prefer Friday's qualifying session to be "more spicy."

Bottas in Alfa Romeo F1 link for 2022 if Mercedes opts for Russell
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Bottas in Alfa Romeo F1 link for 2022 if Mercedes opts for Russell

Valtteri Bottas has emerged as a lead candidate to switch to Alfa Romeo next season if the Finn is not retained by the Mercedes Formula 1 team.

Seidl: Sprint races best kept for specific Formula 1 tracks
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Seidl: Sprint races best kept for specific Formula 1 tracks

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl believes it is good to have trialled Formula 1’s new Saturday sprint race at Silverstone, but the format should be reserved for specific circuits.

Why F1's battle of the rear wings is becoming even more intricate

One of the defining aspects of the Formula 1 title battle between Red Bull and Mercedes this year has been the rear wing choices made by the two teams.

Russell baffled by F1 qualifying form with "ninth quickest car"

George Russell says that his Williams Formula 1 team believes it currently has the ninth fastest car, and he can't understand how he is consistently qualifying in the top 10.

F1 reveals Monza schedule including 18-lap sprint race

Formula 1 has officially confirmed that Monza will stage the second sprint race of the 2021 season after revealing the session times for the Italian Grand Prix weekend.

Ricciardo past point of frustration with McLaren F1 struggles
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Ricciardo past point of frustration with McLaren F1 struggles

Daniel Ricciardo says he's past the point of frustration as he tries to adapt to the 2021 McLaren Formula 1 car – and has accepted that it is an ongoing challenge.

F1 teams warned over lobbying stewards after British GP controversy

Formula 1 teams have been warned that they risk punishments in the future if team personnel speak to race stewards during live investigations without prior approval.

Mercedes had Verstappen all-clear before British GP celebrations

Mercedes has explained it only went ahead with its British Grand Prix victory celebrations because it had been told by Red Bull and the FIA that Max Verstappen was uninjured.

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

Leclerc: Ferrari can’t expect to fight Mercedes at other 2021 races

Charles Leclerc has warned Ferrari “shouldn’t expect” to be in a position to fight Mercedes for the rest of the 2021 Formula 1 season despite almost winning at Silverstone.

Red Bull’s ‘personal’ attacks after British GP too much, says Wolff
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Red Bull’s ‘personal’ attacks after British GP too much, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has expressed unease at the scale of Red Bull’s personal attacks after the British Grand Prix, but hopes they can ‘restore’ a professional Formula 1 rivalry.

Raikkonen urges Alfa F1 team to “wake up”
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Raikkonen urges Alfa F1 team to “wake up”

A frustrated Kimi Raikkonen has urged his Alfa Romeo team to “wake up” and find more performance from the C41.

Mugello, Barcelona, Paul Ricard top new sustainability index

The Mugello, Barcelona and Paul Ricard tracks have come out on top in a unique report looking at the sustainability performance of race circuits around the world.

Masi: FIA has had to "tuck F1 drivers' elbows in" this year
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Masi: FIA has had to "tuck F1 drivers' elbows in" this year

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that the FIA is being tougher on first-lap incidents this year, and that drivers have had to tuck their elbows in a bit more.

Britain’s lost F1 hope: Paul Warwick remembered

In an article written in 2016, Sam Smith remembers Paul Warwick – who died in a British F3000 crash at Oulton Park 30 years ago today.

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”.

McLaren set for boost in Ferrari F1 fight with Hungarian GP upgrades

McLaren is set for a boost in its fight against Ferrari for third in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship by bringing some upgrades to the next race in Hungary.

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.

An F1 legend’s remarkable first Monaco GP

The Monaco Grand Prix was a special place for three-time world champion Jack Brabham. The Australian scored his first Formula 1 world championship race victory on the legendary streets in 1959 and famously came within one corner of winning the 1970 event at the age 44.

How to become an F1 Race Engineer - Qualifications, skills & more

We spoke to Haas F1 Team's Dominic Haines to find out what a Race Engineer does, how to become one, and what skills you need for the job.

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 details at the heart of the Hamilton/Verstappen F1 clash debate

The crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the British Grand Prix has proved to be one of the most polarising incidents of the 2021 Formula 1 season.

Palou on Verstappen-Hamilton F1 clash: “Both did what I would do”
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Palou on Verstappen-Hamilton F1 clash: “Both did what I would do”

IndyCar points leader Alex Palou isn’t taking sides regarding the F1 collision between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton at Silverstone, and says all passing attempts in IndyCar are “on the limit”.