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Why Bottas and F1 should fear "struggling" Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton says he is still struggling to extract the most from his Mercedes F1 car. That should concern his rivals, as he's already comfortably bettered his tally from the first five races of 2018, and is only likely to get better over the rest of the year
Amid the monotony of Mercedes domination, clutching at straws in the search for excitement becomes more common in Formula 1. Will the Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas fight descend into civil war? Did you see how disingenuously Hamilton congratulated Bottas on his pole in Spain? Are they going to start hating each other now - will 'Bottas 2.0' play mind games like Nico Rosberg?
The answer to such questions is probably 'no', as much as this sort of hyperbole would help fuel intrigue in F1 2019. It's a two-horse race, and everyone (maybe not Mercedes) would prefer more cars and drivers to be involved.
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.
Red Bull's Portuguese Grand Prix fortunes were decidedly second best to Mercedes', but the result skews the potential that the team had at Portimao. With a new set of updates, the team looks good going forward into the rest of 2021's spicy F1 competition
Just as he did in 2020, Lewis Hamilton had to come from behind to win the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix. Only this time there were two rivals he had to pass, among the several challenges he had to overcome, on his way to securing a 97th grand prix victory
The tragic events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix changed Formula 1 forever. Here, 17 of the drivers who took part explain how they coped with the devastating deaths of Roland Ratzenberger and Ayrton Senna.
Lewis Hamilton topped the crucial FP2 session on Friday as F1 returned to Portugal, but his Mercedes team cannot be sure it has the edge on its Red Bull rivals. As cool temperatures and wind combine with the still-slippery surface to present drivers with quandaries over set-up and tyre warmup, there's still everything to play for come qualifying.
As a highly-rated Mercedes junior, George Russell is naturally billed as Lewis Hamilton's heir apparent where Britain's next Formula 1 champion is concerned. But he may face competition for that accolade from Lando Norris, fresh from a confidence-boosting run to third at Imola whose rise is being accelerated by his McLaren team’s revival
Racing Point bringing "almost a new car" to German GP
Interlagos gets boost in bid to stay on F1 calendar