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Alpine’s Fernando Alonso topped the times ahead of Ferrari pair Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in a wet first practice session for Formula 1’s 2022 Japanese Grand Prix.
OPINION: Sergio Perez’s Singapore triumph arrested a big decline in his Formula 1 performances against Max Verstappen at Red Bull since his Monaco win. He now needs to maintain his form to the season’s end, while others are also seeking a change in fortunes.
A testing return to the Singapore Grand Prix in tricky conditions created plenty of hazards and mistakes for the Formula 1 drivers to fall into. That partly explains a number of low scores, including from a handful of high profile runners, allowing others to take a starring role under the floodlights
In a marathon Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, Sergio Perez’s victory was only assured hours after the race due to a stewards investigation. Throughout the contest the Red Bull driver impressively held off Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc in changing conditions to see the Mexican pull out enough of an advantage to negate his post-race penalty
Red Bull's Sergio Perez beat Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc in an action-packed 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, but the Mexican faces a post-race investigation.
The start procedure of Formula 1's 2022 Singapore Grand Prix has been delayed after torrential rain hit the island city just over an hour before the race's scheduled beginning.
Charles Leclerc feared he had thrown away Singapore Grand Prix pole position with mistakes on his final lap in Formula 1 qualifying in a nervous end to the session.
Lewis Hamilton has escaped a penalty for wearing his nose piercing during Formula 1 track action in Singapore, but Mercedes has been fined €25,000 over filing an inaccurate self-scrutineering form.
Charles Leclerc topped a thrilling wet-to-dry qualifying for Formula 1's 2022 Singapore Grand Prix, while championship leader Max Verstappen ended up eighth after being told to abandon his final lap.
Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez say Formula 1 and the FIA should consider making pitlanes wider and longer to avoid dangerous incidents such as they endured at Zandvoort this month.
Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz suggest Singapore’s street-circuit setting could force Formula 1’s leading teams into returning to set-up tactics the 2022 car changes had seemingly devalued.
With many of the frontrunners enduring disjointed practice sessions ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, it makes interpreting the lap times tricky. But, despite the difficulties for Formula 1 points leader Max Verstappen, there are reasons for him to not feel too disheartened after Friday
Carlos Sainz led a Ferrari 1-2 in second practice for Formula 1's 2022 Singapore Grand Prix, where championship leaders Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc completed only a handful of laps.
McLaren says the "experimental" upgrade it has introduced at Formula 1's Singapore Grand Prix should especially help lift its performance in low and medium-speed corners.
The Australian rising star is fast, consistent, confident, adaptable and has shown excellent racecraft, but there’s already a taint to his reputation. That hasn’t stopped him becoming the hottest property in this year’s F1 driver market and why McLaren moved fast to snap up the 21-year-old
Pierre Gasly says “the next 2-3 weeks should have a clear answer on my future” in Formula 1, regarding the possibility of a 2023 Alpine switch as Fernando Alonso’s replacement.
Zhou Guanyu feels his contract extension with Alfa Romeo was never in doubt, with the Sauber-run squad impressed by the Chinese driver’s progress throughout his rookie Formula 1 campaign.
After a tooth and nail and, at times, toxic Formula 1 world championship scrap last year, Max Verstappen's march to a second consecutive title has been the exact opposite. But has he really changed in 2022? Here's a dive into what factors have played a crucial role, both inside the Verstappen camp and elsewhere, in the Dutch driver's domination.
Looking back to the early races of 2022 and Ferrari’s challenge to Red Bull and Max Verstappen was going better than many expected. But it has lost so much ground a surprise rival can even pip Charles Leclerc to runner-up in the standings if given the chance
OPINION: Formula 1’s safety car rules were thankfully followed in full at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix, but the situation reignited the controversy of the ending to the 2021 campaign in Abu Dhabi and left neutral fans without a teased grandstand finish. This then, is the perfect time to discuss alternatives to a much-maligned situation
As Max Verstappen's bid to claim a second Formula 1 title gathers steam, the Italian Grand Prix played host to a fifth consecutive win for the Dutchman. It also featured safety car controversy, a true super-sub appearance and more silly season twists. Here's the 10 things we learned from the race at Monza
Charles Leclerc pipped Carlos Sainz in a Ferrari FP1 1-2 at Formula 1's 2022 Italian Grand Prix, with Max Verstappen fifth after his soft-tyre flying lap was ruined by traffic.
Lewis Hamilton says Daniel Ricciardo is “far too talented” to be a reserve Formula 1 driver, as new reports link the Australian racer to Mercedes in such capacity for 2023.
Williams says it can make its Formula 1 car even more slippery at high-speed Monza after its excellent top speed propelled Alex Albon to a point in Belgium.
OPINION: With a 109-point lead leaving Zandvoort, Max Verstappen’s second Formula 1 title triumph feels ever-more inevitable and that comes with the likelihood he’ll break a famous and long-standing record too. But, as Verstappen himself suggests, that doesn’t paint the true picture of the 2022 campaign.
Max Verstappen was surprised by Mercedes’ pace and that it could make a one-stop strategy work to challenge for victory in the Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix.
The rollercoaster Zandvoort track is a stern test of Formula 1 cars in high-downforce configuration, and for drivers is one of the year's most challenging venues. A thrilling Dutch Grand Prix produced a popular home winner, but there were several excellent performances up and down the field
Just 0.021 seconds had split Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc in qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix on Saturday. But come the race, the Monegasque's Ferrari was always playing catchup, while a strategic gamble from Mercedes meant Lewis Hamilton came closest to denying Verstappen's marauding Red Bull a fourth win on the trot
AlphaTauri is investigating the issue that ended Yuki Tsunoda’s Dutch Grand Prix early after his Formula 1 car felt like it was “drifting”, causing him to stop twice on track.
George Russell has explained his near-miss with Mercedes Formula 1 teammate Lewis Hamilton while mounting his overtake in the Dutch Grand Prix, as the two had a moment of "confusion".
Max Verstappen won Formula 1's Dutch Grand Prix ahead of George Russell and Charles Leclerc, seeing off various attacks from Mercedes and Ferrari around very disrupted proceedings.
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc has explained how a mistake struggling in windy conditions at Zandvoort's Turn 10 cost him pole against Max Verstappen in Dutch Grand Prix qualifying.
Max Verstappen has condemned the "silly" and "stupid" flare throwing during Dutch Grand Prix qualifying, while other Formula 1 drivers said even ones just kept in grandstands pose a danger.
Max Verstappen beat Charles Leclerc in qualifying for Formula 1's 2022 Dutch Grand Prix, with Sergio Perez spinning off late in Q3 and denying the Mercedes cars a final shot.
After a flawless Belgian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen and Red Bull were given a tougher time on the opening day at Zandvoort due to a gearbox problem and set-up worries. But as a data dropout partially hides the full story, the world championship leaders remain an ever-present threat able to strike at the Dutch GP...
Charles Leclerc led Carlos Sainz in a Ferrari 1-2 in second practice for Formula 1's 2022 Dutch Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton, with home hero Max Verstappen just eighth.
Lewis Hamilton says he was wrong to once call the Red Bull team “just a drinks company”, while praising its efforts to dominate the start of Formula 1’s new era.
Lewis Hamilton is confident Mercedes will be able to repair and reuse the engine damaged in his crash with Fernando Alonso at Formula 1's 2022 Belgian Grand Prix.
OPINION: Fernando Alonso was typically forthright in his immediate view of Lewis Hamilton’s driving in their crash at the start of the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix. But away from the spotlight pressure and team radio adrenaline, it’s worth assessing the accuracy of his claims in the context of Formula 1’s changing eras
Formula 1 is never too far away from the headlines, and it returned after its summer holidays with a Spa break. From driver market and team news to another pivotal race in the world championship fight, here's 10 of the biggest talking points from the Belgian Grand Prix weekend
It’s 13 down, nine to go as the Formula 1 teams pause for breath in the summer break. But what can we expect to happen over the next three months from Belgium to Abu Dhabi? Here's the key storylines to keep an eye out for the rest of the 2022 season
OPINION: Sebastian Vettel is set to leave Formula 1 at the end of 2022 and will, rather shockingly, be replaced by Fernando Alonso at Aston Martin. But what about the final chapter of the other driver that defined the post-Michael Schumacher era? In Hungary, Lewis Hamilton spoke about his future in the context of Vettel’s upcoming departure, which offered clues on how long it will last.
Max Verstappen capitalised on a Ferrari strategic misstep to win the Hungarian Grand Prix and carry a commanding lead into Formula 1's summer break. With Mercedes finding form in qualifying, the driver market kicking up a gear and familiar debates from Austria continuing, there were no shortage of talking points to end the first leg of the 2022 season. Here are the 10 things we learned at the Hungaroring.
A sullen Edoardo Mortara reckons his Formula E title chances have come undone in the opening London E-Prix, feeling the gap to points leader Stoffel Vandoorne has become too large.
Several Formula 1 drivers have raised the possibility of Sebastian Vettel continuing as a director of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association even after his retirement.
OPINION: After his French Grand Prix victory and Charles Leclerc’s catastrophic crash, Max Verstappen’s points lead now sits at 63 – the largest it’s been so far in Formula 1 2022. But there’s still one area where he isn’t satisfied, which he needs Red Bull to fix.
Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez is to enter a squad in the electric powerboat series being established by Formula E co-founder Alejandro Agag.
The tussle for French Grand Prix victory was bubbling up nicely between Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen, right up until the Ferrari driver made a critical error which handed his Formula 1 world title rival a straightforward path to win and cement his championship advantage. But even though Leclerc owned up to his mistake, how the race unfolded at the front set his costly crash in motion
Lewis Hamilton feels he stood no chance of keeping up with Max Verstappen to fight for Formula 1 victory in France due to Red Bull’s straightline speed advantage.
Max Verstappen says his Formula 1 championship lead over Charles Leclerc is bigger than it should be given Ferrari’s performance compared to Red Bull so far this season.
Max Verstappen led home Lewis Hamilton and George Russell to win Formula 1's 2022 French Grand Prix, a race that title rival Charles Leclerc had crashed of out while leading.
Max Verstappen has explained how Red Bull’s strong top speed may help it beat Ferrari in Formula 1’s French Grand Prix, as pole-winner Charles Leclerc will lose Ferrari’s corner-speed advantage.
Charles Leclerc says Ferrari’s French Grand Prix tow tactics went wrong at the first attempt in Q3, as he followed Formula 1 teammate Carlos Sainz through the Mistral straight chicane.
Charles Leclerc beat Max Verstappen in Formula 1's 2022 French Grand Prix qualifying as Ferrari used tow tactics with the penalty-addled Carlos Sainz to help capture pole.
The Red Bull and Ferrari battle for supremacy takes to Formula 1's next battleground at the Paul Ricard circuit. Although the Scuderia ended Friday's running ahead of the French Grand Prix with an advantage in the timesheets, it has a clear weakness - displayed last year - that Red Bull has a chance to exploit...
Ferrari's Carlos Sainz says his fiery Austria retirement came about just as he was getting his Formula 1 title "hopes back up” after several good results, including his Silverstone win.
Ferrari is introducing a revised clutch at the Formula 1 French GP which should improve the starts of the works cars and customer teams Alfa Romeo and Haas.
Carlos Sainz says he did not mean comments following his Austria retirement to be criticism of the marshals that helped him escape the blaze engulfing his Ferrari Formula 1 car.
Carlos Sainz says “there’s a chance” Ferrari will choose to give him a grid penalty-triggering new engine at Formula 1’s 2022 French Grand Prix following his Austria retirement.