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Daniel Ricciardo thinks Lewis Hamilton’s hard-fought wins in Formula 1 this year are helping silence doubters who questioned just how good he is
We’ve seen five distinct versions of Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes as he’s tried to fulfil his own ambitions while being a consummate team player – two difficult, competing missions which have been challenging to reconcile. Speaking exclusively to Stuart Codling, Bottas explains his highs and lows… and why he still believes he can be world champion.
The Formula 1 title battle between Mercedes and Red Bull in 2021 is becoming a “fight of the giants”, according to Toto Wolff.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff insists that Max Verstappen is not the only Formula 1 driver that his team could look to lead it in the future when Lewis Hamilton does retire.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes it will take more than '15 staff and an empty factory' for Red Bull to produce competitive Formula 1 engines by 2025.
Mercedes believes that Red Bull’s deficit in races is down to it suffering higher rear tyre degradation, a factor that may not be as important at all Formula 1 tracks as it has recently.
Charles Leclerc says trying to get out of dirty air from cars ahead of him triggered his sensational Turn 3 overtake on Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton is eager to get a new Formula 1 contract with Mercedes agreed by the summer break, calling it "sensible" to avoid a repeat of this year's late agreement.
Lewis Hamilton thanked his Mercedes team for a "good gamble" on his Formula 1 race strategy after recovering a 22-second gap to pass Max Verstappen for victory in Spain.
Toto Wolff says it will be up to Esteban Ocon and Alpine to decide on their Formula 1 future together before Mercedes has any input on his plans for 2022.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Red Bull's aggressive Formula 1 engine plans could actually end up being a positive for his team, despite having lost staff to its rival.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas say the risk of losing ground off the line was why Mercedes opted against starting on the mediums for Formula 1's 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will not play “musical chairs” with its Formula 1 driver line-up, ruling out a mid-season switch to replace Valtteri Bottas with George Russell.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has defended his team's strategy of poaching key Mercedes staff for its in-house Formula 1 engine project, saying its proximity to Mercedes made it an "inevitability".
Toto Wolff says Red Bull approached around 100 Mercedes staff over a move to its new Formula 1 engine division after announcing a raft of recent signings.
Mercedes still holds an advantage with the energy deployment of its Formula 1 engine, despite Honda’s gains in overall power, reckons Max Verstappen.
Max Verstappen believes it is "understandable" that the Mercedes staff who have signed to join Red Bull’s new Formula 1 powertrains division are seeking a new challenge.
Romain Grosjean will make his return to Formula 1 machinery next month when he completes a test day with Mercedes at Paul Ricard, seven months on from his fiery accident.
Toto Wolff says he may need to reconsider his in-race radio messages to Valtteri Bottas after the Mercedes Formula 1 driver's pace "flatlined" when chasing Max Verstappen at Portimao.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff believes it “makes no sense” to discuss Lewis Hamilton’s “exceptional” Formula 1 performances, saying they are now his regular standard.
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
Lewis Hamilton says a “split second” glance checking Max Verstappen at Formula 1’s 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix restart let then-leader Valtteri Bottas escape and meant the Red Bull overtook him.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff isn't worried he will need to get the chequebook out to keep engine staff, despite Red Bull luring personnel to its new Formula 1 powertrains division.
Valtteri Bottas feels his efforts addressing a previous 2021 Formula 1 qualifying "weak point" in finding the new Pirelli tyres' best operating temperatures led to his Portuguese Grand Prix pole.
Lewis Hamilton was left ruing a "messy" qualifying session for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Saturday after missing out on his 100th Formula 1 pole position.
Valtteri Bottas set the fastest overall time on the opening day of Portuguese Grand Prix practice at Portimao for Mercedes on Friday, the third round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.
Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Portuguese Grand Prix at Portimao, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.
Lewis Hamilton says he was happy to end his reluctance to volunteer for Pirelli tyre testing with a view to staying in Formula 1 for 2022.
Toto Wolff believes the door remains open for Volkswagen to enter Formula 1 with Red Bull in the future, despite the team’s plans to push on with its own engine.
Valtteri Bottas is unsure Mercedes’ innovative dual-axis steering (DAS) device that was banned for 2021 would have solved his Formula 1 tyre struggles at Imola two weeks ago.
George Russell insists Mercedes has not established “rules of engagement” he must follow if fighting its works cars, after his crash with Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1’s 2021 Imola race.
The shoulder brush between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen after qualifying at Imola is a sign of how intense things could get between Formula 1's title rivals, reckons Jos Verstappen.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner says Mercedes' push to label his outfit as Formula 1 favourite this year has been a way of trying to put pressure on his team.
Mercedes technical director James Allison said the trigger point for him deciding to change roles was that he didn’t want to become an ‘old embarrassment’ for his Formula 1 team.
Nyck de Vries says Formula E is “not necessarily” to blame for the chaotic finish to the Valencia E-Prix on Saturday, as the majority of cars ran out of energy.
Mercedes driver Nyck de Vries scored victory in a farcical Valencia E-Prix in which half the field ran out of useable energy and were disqualified.
Mercedes Formula E team principal Ian James has revealed that the input of one wrong number for a barcode is what cost Stoffel Vandoorne pole position in the Valencia E-Prix.
Stoffel Vandoorne has lost his pole position for the Valencia E-Prix after his Mercedes was found to be in breach of Formula E and FIA tyre regulations.
Toto Wolff believes the Formula 1 field will become “totally disjointed” in 2022 when the technical regulations change and that the grid will lose its current performance convergence.
Mercedes snared its third Formula E pole of the 2021 season as Stoffel Vandoorne topped qualifying ahead of the first Valencia E-Prix while points leader Jaguar faltered.
After a fraught Emilia Romagna GP for Mercedes, one of team boss Toto Wolff’s main frustrations was the potential consequences of the huge accident suffered by Valtteri Bottas.
Mercedes believes large accidents, such as Valtteri Bottas' sizeable Imola crash, could also have a knock-on effect on the team's development due to Formula 1's new budget cap.
Lewis Hamilton’s recovery drive to finish second at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was helped when he managed to reverse back on to the track after his off at Tosa.
Mercedes arrived at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after a bruising pre-season Formula 1 test and some warning signs about Red Bull’s potential in the Bahrain race.
George Russell is confident his Formula 1 crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola is not going to harm his relationship with parent team Mercedes.
Helmut Marko fears Red Bull and Mercedes will have no option but to keep developing their 2021 Formula 1 cars long into the season if the title battle remains super close.
Mercedes escaped from Imola with its lead of both Formula 1 world championships still intact, but the team is under no illusions of the gap to Red Bull that remains.
Toto Wolff says the costs incurred by the damage to Valtteri Bottas’s Formula 1 car following his crash with George Russell at Imola could cost Mercedes upgrades and impact development.
George Russell says he is planning to call Valtteri Bottas in the coming days to clear the air following their Formula 1 crash at Imola on Sunday.
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff believes his protégé George Russell has “lots to learn” following his Formula 1 crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola, saying the Mercedes car is almost a write-off.
Mercedes believes a tyre warm-up issue caused Valtteri Bottas to struggle in Formula 1 qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix and slump to eighth place on the grid.
Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull strategically holds “better cards” heading into Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with its drivers starting behind the world champion on different tyres.
Valtteri Bottas says he “couldn’t trust the rear end” of his Mercedes Formula 1 car in the final stage of qualifying at Imola on Saturday, contributing to his P8 finish.
Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says that James Allison has made it clear that he doesn't want to one day move into the team principal role at the Brackley outfit.
Mercedes says the ‘sting’ of not being fastest at the Formula 1 season opener helped galvanise the team to turn things around for this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Mercedes’ Formula 1 drivers were left feeling “a lot happier” with their W12 Formula 1 car after taking 1-2 finishes in Friday practice for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Mercedes may find itself leading the drivers' and constructors' standings after Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it is well aware that it came against the odds, with Red Bull clearly ahead. Here's what the Brackley team must do to avoid its crown slipping .
Valtteri Bottas says he “lost count” of the number of set-up items he worked through during a recent simulator session to better understand Mercedes’ tricky new Formula 1 car.
Toto Wolff doubts Valtteri Bottas came close to retiring from Formula 1 following Mercedes’ use of team orders over two years ago after the Finn’s claim on Netflix.