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Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner hopes lessons learned in 2020 addressing the problematic RB16 car will help his team make a sustained challenge to Mercedes in 2021.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner says the team has addressed a correlation misalignment in its Formula 1 design and windtunnel work ahead of the new season.
Alex Albon has faced the media for the first time since he lost his Red Bull drive at the end of 2020 and dropped out of a Formula 1 race seat altogether. He has a history of bouncing back from setbacks, so here's what he must do to rise again
Red Bull opted not to re-sign Pierre Gasly even before it decided to drop Alex Albon and so the Frenchman's Formula 1 journey will continue at AlphaTauri. This has positive and negative connotations for one of last season's star performers.
Christian Horner says Red Bull made a “grown-up” decision to look outside its junior drivers when deciding on its 2021 Formula 1 line-up, where Sergio Perez replaces Alex Albon.
After seven years of defeat at the hands of Mercedes, Red Bull is as hungry as ever to secure a fifth world championship. But there are key challenges it must overcome in 2021 to switch from challenger to conqueror
Formula 1 has announced that the third season of Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’ documentary series will be released on 19 March.
Christian Horner expects Red Bull’s new Formula 1 line-up of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen to replicate the challenge it gave Mercedes during the years that Daniel Ricciardo partnered Verstappen.
Daniel Ricciardo is making his second new start in three seasons, as he joins McLaren. His star is on the up again after returning to the podium last year, but he may want to revisit a powerful approach he's previously used to beat Formula 1's best
The 2021 breed of F1 car may be based on the 2020 machines, but that doesn't mean to say Mercedes will have it all its own way this year. The team has acknowledged the items that could trip it up and is working to ensure these factors are minimised
Lewis Hamilton's new one-year deal with Mercedes has given renewed strength to theories he will depart Formula 1 with eight world championships. But these underestimate factors he will be considering and also how many titles he could win
Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver and Ferrari protege Antonio Giovinazzi says Maranello has set clear targets for him as he embarks on his third full season.
It's gone from powerhouse to its current position holding Formula 1's wooden spoon. But, while Williams recognises that there are no silver bullets to getting back among the points, it was already showing that it’s on the right track for recovery in 2021
OPINION: Formula 1 endured major scheduling challenges thanks to the pandemic in 2020, but still managed to save its season. These difficulties remain in 2021 and create a tough knock-on effect for the championship's new arrivals.
Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll still sees plenty of missed opportunities from his best year so far in F1 in 2020.
After clinching the last seven Formula 1 world title doubles, Mercedes of course heads into the 2021 season as the overwhelming favourite. But there are still distinct hurdles it must clear to keep that streak alive
Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi is delighted to continue having Kimi Raikkonen as his teammate in 2021, believing the Finn's vast experience will be key to his own development.
Williams’ new owner is determined that the Formula 1 team retains the close family feel that has characterised the squad for decades.
Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team boss has called on his driver Antonio Giovinazzi to become more of a team leader, as the Italian is gearing up for a third season in the sport with the Swiss team.
A famous motorsport moniker returns to Formula 1 in 2021. But, with Aston Martin still essentially the same as Racing Point, there's an element the team will want to fix for the new campaign if it is to better the recent success of its previous guise.
Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur has labelled his team's close links to the Italian brand as more than just a "nice reward", saying the road car tie-up is crucial to the team's future.
Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Antonio Giovinazzi believes working on his starts has been one of the keys to his improved second season in the sport.
Two of Ferrari's Formula 1 juniors ended up fighting for the 2020 Formula 2 title. One has a deal with Haas for 2021 while the other faces a year on the sidelines. But that didn't work out badly for the last driver Ferrari brought through, as he explains
George Russell says battling Sebastian Vettel wheel-to-wheel so much last year helped him massively improve his race craft as a Formula 1 driver.
Alfa Romeo team boss Fred Vasseur says he's "not sure that we would have been able to survive" without Formula 1's cost-saving measures and partial development freeze.
OPINION: Formula 1, the FIA and other key players deserve enormous credit for reorganising and completing the 2020 season given the existential threat from the pandemic. But the deadly virus seems set to have a big impact on the next campaign, too…
He'll be 36 before the next Formula 1 season begins, but Lewis Hamilton remains determined to carry on improving as a human being as well as a driver. As he explains to Alex Kalinauckas, he feels like his work has only just begun....
The Haas Formula 1 team has reiterated its intention to run Nikita Mazepin for 2021 and has concluded its internal investigation into his recent conduct in an online video.
Lewis Hamilton surpassed Michael Schumacher's all-time Formula 1 wins record in 2020, and matched his tally of world championships. But as he tells Motorsport.com in an exclusive interview, he's more interested enacting real change than chasing records.
The 2020 Formula 1 season rather fizzled out at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, despite Max Verstappen and Red Bull winning brilliantly. In fact, the race will perhaps best be remembered for something it lost in its build-up
Mercedes was strangely subdued in an Abu Dhabi GP that never lived up to the promise suggested by the fine margins in qualifying. But its concern over engine life played a negligible part, as Max Verstappen utterly dominated 2020's final race
Red Bull's Max Verstappen dominated the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, winning ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton as Formula 1's 2020 season ended with a straightforward race.
Charles Leclerc says he is running a special Abu Dhabi Grand Prix helmet livery dedicated to departing Ferrari Formula 1 teammate Sebastian Vettel to show respect for “a great guy”.
Charles Leclerc was “disappointed” to finish qualifying for Formula 1’s 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in ninth, after the Ferrari driver had set the third fastest time in Q1.
Max Verstappen stunned the Mercedes duo Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton to take Red Bull's first pole of 2020 as he topped qualifying at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
There was little surprise at the front of the Formula 1 field after the opening practice sessions for the 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but behind Mercedes and Max Verstappen comes a frenetic, valuable fight for three teams, which looks too close to call at this stage…
George Russell has emphasised that he will drive for Williams in the 2021 Formula 1 season, calling his post-Sakhir-race comments about potentially joining Mercedes full time a "throwaway remark".
Valtteri Bottas accepts that he needs to "be better" after a difficult run of form, but feels "full of energy" for the Formula 1 season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Mercedes has only made minor changes to help George Russell fit in its Formula 1 car, which will nevertheless help him if he races for the team in Abu Dhabi.
George Russell showed Formula 1 and Mercedes his class in the Sakhir Grand Prix, but the results of that disastrous pitstop nearly left him with nothing to show for it. Thankfully, a sensible outcome was reached, which should lead to a rule change
As a calamitous pitstop and a slow puncture denied George Russell a sensational win on his Mercedes debut, Sergio Perez charged from last to end a 50-year wait for a Mexican winner - but it could all have been very different in Sakhir
Sergio Perez took a stunning win for Racing Point in Formula 1's Sakhir Grand Prix after a calamitous Mercedes pitstop and then a puncture cost long-time leader George Russell.
George Russell expects his Mercedes Formula 1 debut in the Sakhir Grand Prix to be “quite a fatiguing race” considering his struggles fitting into the cockpit of Lewis Hamilton’s car.
George Russell has revealed he accidentally pressed his Mercedes car's neutral button during qualifying for the Sakhir Grand Prix, as he continues to adapt to his temporary Formula 1 environment.
Given George Russell's shock call up to drive for Mercedes in the Sakhir Grand Prix, there's plenty of extra scrutiny on the Black Arrows' fortunes this weekend. One area deserves special attention come his race outing against Valtteri Bottas.
George Russell topped FP2 for Formula 1's Sakhir Grand Prix, while his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas had a succession of flying lap efforts deleted for track limits abuse.
Valtteri Bottas acknowledges that if George Russell beats him on his Mercedes debut as Lewis Hamilton's replacement for Formula 1's Sakhir Grand Prix "it wouldn't look so good on me".
George Russell has revealed that he is wearing Formula 1 race boots that are one size smaller than normal in order to fit into the Mercedes W11 car.
George Russell first heard he might replace Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes for Formula 1's Sakhir Grand Prix via a 2am phone call from Toto Wolff he took in the bathroom.