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Inside Mick Schumacher's Formula 1 test
This famous German name hasn't graced Formula 1 since the most successful driver in the championship’s history bowed out at the end of 2012 - until now. Michael’s son Mick joined Ferrari’s Driver Academy this season and recently made his F1 test debut for his father’s old team in Bahrain, watched by Anthony Peacock
Mick Schumacher's tempestuous arrival in Formula 1 was greeted by a storm: a Bahraini sandstorm, of the sort that reduced visibility to similar levels as freezing fog - sprinkling cars and people with a fine yet persistent layer of grit that tasted vaguely of wet cement.
That was on the Monday before what was arguably the most anticipated F1 debut of recent years, and while the dust had settled by Tuesday morning, it remained as an insidiously slippery coating on the Sakhir track's surface.
Emerson Fittipaldi is better remembered for his Formula 1 world championships and Indianapolis 500 successes than for the spell running his eponymous F1 team. Despite a hugely talented roll call of staff, it was a period of internal strife, limited funding and few results - as remembered by Tim Wright.
In the 1960s and 1970s, McLaren juggled works entries in F1, sportscars and the Indy 500 while building cars for F3 and F2. Now it’s returning to its roots, expanding into IndyCars and Extreme E while continuing its F1 renaissance. There’s talk of Formula E and WEC entries too. But is this all too much, too soon? Stuart Codling talks to the man in charge.
Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?
OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation
OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history
Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead
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