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Ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the Formula 1 grid has been split right down the middle in terms of the way they approach the new floor regulations.
Alpine has arrived at Imola with yet more parts to test as it looks to recoup the losses that all teams were subjected to by the new aerodynamic regulations for this season.
Lewis Hamilton may have taken victory in Formula 1’s season opener, but it is clear his Mercedes team feels it is on the backfoot because of new regulations.
The McLaren MP4/4 remains Formula 1's most successful machine, with a 93.8% win ratio that helped Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost storm to victory in 15 out of the 16 races during 1988.
With growing indications that the low rake cars have come off worst with Formula 1’s 2021 rule changes, it is no surprise to see those hit responding the hardest.
Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the third day of pre-season testing in Bahrain courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Formula 1’s new aero rules aimed to cut downforce have been a big challenge for teams this winter as they have thrown everything at trying to recover the losses.
Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the second day of pre-season testing in Bahrain courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Mercedes has revealed the trick floor that it wanted to stay hidden from other teams before the start of Formula 1 testing.
Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the first day of pre-season testing in Bahrain courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Motorsport Images.
Ferrari was the final team to unveil its 2021 Formula 1 challenger ahead of pre-season testing and opted to conceal some of the more delicate details of its new car.
One of last year’s biggest Formula 1 talking points was the similarities of Racing Point’s RP20 and the Mercedes W10. With another year under its belt, the Aston Martin rebrand and a green paint job, has anything really changed?
This week's launch of Aston Martin’s new Formula 1 car was one of the most hyped events of the pre-season so far, as fans were intrigued by how the new-look AMR21 would be painted.
The new Williams FW43B is clearly an evolution of last year's Formula 1 car, with most of the design shown in the renders being carried over from its predecessor, but there are some details worthy of our attention.
Mercedes has dominated the Formula 1 landscape for the last seven years, producing one monster of a machine after another, which makes the W12 the most important car in the busy launch cycle as it’s the benchmark for others to measure themselves by.
New aero rules introduced to cut down on downforce ahead of 2022's new-concept cars mean that Formula 1's 2020 machines will probably go down as the fastest ever.
The run of success that Mercedes has enjoyed in Formula 1 has been built on the foundations of marginal gains in all areas.
At first glance Red Bull's new 2021 Formula 1 car looks very similar to last year's machine, but closer inspection reveals there's more to the Red Bull RB16B than meets the eye.
Alfa Romeo continued the theme of Formula 1 cars being more evolution than revolution this year when it unveiled its updated C41 in Poland on Monday.
AlphaTauri became the second Formula 1 team to release images of its new car for the 2021 world championship – and tried to keep some of the more interesting design aspects hidden for now.
McLaren’s MCL35M became the first 2021 Formula 1 car to hit the track on Tuesday when Lando Norris began a filming day at a wet Silverstone.
Ferrari will unveil its latest challenger, the SF21, on the March 10 – just two days before pre-season testing gets underway in Bahrain.
Aston Martin looks set to have a revised chassis at its disposal for 2021, with the Formula 1 team suggesting it has spent its allotted development tokens on redesigning this area of the car to help unlock more performance.
Mercedes’ dominance in Formula 1 has shown no signs of slowing down, judging by how well its W11 did last year on its way to capturing the team a seventh consecutive title double.
While Formula 1's 2021 cars will feature a lot of carry over from last year, the changes that are being made have huge potential to mix things up.
A handful of Formula 1 teams have already been openly testing 2021 parts, but in Abu Dhabi there was special interest in how Ferrari was evaluating the changes.
The Sakhir Grand Prix was not the first time that Formula 1 teams have experienced back-to-back races at the same venue, but it was the first time that they had run on a different track layout.
Romain Grosjean's escape from his fiery crash in the Bahrain Grand Prix was the most public of displays about the safety advances Formula 1 has made.
The Turkish Grand Prix really threw a spanner in the works for Formula 1 drivers and teams as they scrambled to get on top of the freshly laid track surface and weather conditions.
Red Bull’s front wing became a talking point following the Turkish Grand Prix, when Max Verstappen revealed that a settings error had scuppered his chances in the Formula 1 race.
While the tricky track conditions at the Turkish F1 Grand Prix have been pivotal to the unpredictable form so far, early indications point to Red Bull having made a step forward.
Red Bull has made significant changes to the RB16 in the races leading up to Portugal and its progress is clear as once again Max Verstappen pushed rival Mercedes hard.
Ferrari will test a 2021-specification floor during Friday's free practice sessions at the Portuguese Grand Prix in a bid to get a head-start on next year's regulations.
The development battle in Formula 1 is often focused on those teams fighting at the front, but design trends can often be inspired from outfits further back.
Red Bull's RB16 started the season as a bit of a handful, with the team admitting early on in the campaign that it had some aerodynamic anomalies.
Charles Leclerc's fourth place on the grid at the Eifel Grand Prix has left Ferrari upbeat that the upgrades it has rolled out in recent races are working.
Formula 1 returns to the Nurburgring this weekend for the first time since 2013 – with records again set to tumble.
Few cars in Formula 1 history made such an immediate impact, and been such a long-lasting talking point, as the famous Brabham 'fan car' that won on its debut at the Swedish Grand Prix in 1978.
Getting a close-up look at the fine details of a Formula 1’s car design can be a tricky business, especially in areas where the crowded aerodynamic structures make it easy to hide things.
Racing Point introduced what it calls a "significant" upgrade at the Tuscan Grand Prix, with Lance Stroll getting exclusive use of the new parts for Mugello.
For a team that was facing huge financial pressures as the coronavirus pandemic hit, McLaren’s strong form this season has been one of the feel-good stories of the year.
Mercedes continued to stamp its authority on Formula 1 with another dominant 1-2 finish at the Belgian Grand Prix thanks to a heavily revised car.
Formula 1’s rules may prevent teams from designing all-new cars for next year, but that does not mean aerodynamic development is stopping.