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The elements Hamilton showed at Spa that will define his legacy
OPINION: While the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix was a lifeless sporting spectacle, the overall event contained several important aspects that will surely go on to define how one of Formula 1's greatest drivers will be remembered...
The 2020 Belgian Grand Prix will not go down as the most memorable event that has taken place on the famous 4.35 miles of Spa-Francorchamps. And yet, across the weekend in the Ardennes, there were several important moments that established where the race would be won, which were an essential part of the impact and legacy one of Formula 1's greats is creating.
Even though his career is far from over, Hamilton will go down as one of the best drivers F1 has ever had - if not the best. On statistics alone, which will surely become even more relevant in the coming weeks as he closes on Michael Schumacher's all-time win record, he has made his mark on history. Few great things happen in isolation. The vast majority are the product of dedication and effort - which lead to sweeter rewards. And so, we can consider certain elements from Hamilton's 89th F1 triumph in the context of his life and career and how they will shape what he will leave behind when it ends.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have been evenly matched so far in the 2021 Formula 1 title race. Neither has been afraid to get aggressive against each other on track, teeing up an enthralling contest as the year unwinds. But how long will their battle remain clean? Jonathan Noble ponders that exact point
The Brabham BT46B raced once, won once, then vanished – or did it? STUART CODLING reveals the story of the car which was never actually banned…
Formula 1’s visits to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya over recent years have been met with familiar criticisms despite tweaks here and there to the track to improve racing. With the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix largely going the same way, proper solutions need to be followed to achieve F1’s wider targets
Often described as Formula 1's laboratory, the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona gave the clearest demonstration yet of the pecking order in 2021. And it's the key discrepancies from that order which illuminate who is excelling, and who needs to hit the reset button.
An aggressive first corner move from Max Verstappen appeared to have set the Red Bull driver on course for victory in the Spanish Grand Prix. But canny strategy from Mercedes - combined with the absence of Red Bull's number two from the lead group - allowed Lewis Hamilton to pull off a demoralising reversal
Lewis Hamilton led the way in Friday practice for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, but there was one major encouraging sign for Red Bull. However, making good on that gain will require Max Verstappen to avoid repeating a mistake that left him well down the FP2 order...
Three points finishes from as many starts represents a decent opening innings on paper, but Daniel Ricciardo has endured a tough start to his McLaren career - only magnified his teammate's excellent form. Yet both he and the team have good reason to expect a turnaround soon.
OPINION: Going up against the dominant force of Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton was always going to demand the best from Red Bull and Max Verstappen. But after making a couple more errors during the Portuguese Grand Prix, the Dutch driver showed there's a small gap he still needs to close in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight.
McLaren not counting out Ferrari’s ability to ‘strike back’
Take a closer look at Mercedes’ Belgian GP updates – video