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How Haas' common sense faltered to F1’s letter of the law
The controversial strategy call to pit both Haas cars on the Hungarian Grand Prix formation lap evoked memories of an often-cited piece of F1 folklore, but the penalty it later drew comes as a warning that such magic moments could be wiped out in future.
Formula 1 fans remember the name Markus Winkelhock. And with good reason.
At the 2007 European Grand Prix at the Nurburgring, the German driver made his only F1 start in a race that featured catastrophic rain - as evidenced by the cars flying off the road in the early stages. But he also made history by leading the race for his Spyker squad, and did so because of a pitstop call to change tyres on the formation lap.
Thirteen years ago, Winkelhock was swapping slick rubber for intermediates. Last weekend at the Hungaroring, the two Haas drivers - Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean - took slicks after initially lining up on extreme wet tyres and inters respectively.
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
Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton dominated the opening day of action for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, on the Istanbul circuit’s much improved track surface. But the Black Arrows squad’s position isn’t quite what it seems. Here’s why...
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