Todt not a fan of sprint qualifying: "I don't think F1 needs it"

FIA president Jean Todt says he's not a fan of Formula 1's sprint qualifying format, which will be trialled at the British GP for the first time.

Verstappen: Red Bull didn't expect to be this good at Paul Ricard French GP
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Verstappen: Red Bull didn't expect to be this good at Paul Ricard

French Grand Prix polesitter Max Verstappen did not expect Red Bull to score such a strong Formula 1 qualifying result at Paul Ricard, where it has "traditionally" struggled against Mercedes.

Leclerc explains front-end struggles behind qualifying "disaster" French GP
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Leclerc explains front-end struggles behind qualifying "disaster"

Charles Leclerc says struggles with the front end of his Ferrari Formula 1 car made French Grand Prix qualifying a "disaster” before recovering to seventh on the grid.

Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen on pole for French GP French GP
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Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen on pole for French GP

Max Verstappen took pole position for the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard for Red Bull Racing on Saturday, the seventh round of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.

Wolff: Delaying 2022 driver choice until winter was a "wind-up"

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says comments he made suggesting he could delay making a 2022 driver choice until the winter were a "wind-up".

Mercedes: Low-downforce choice would have been slower for us

Mercedes does not believe that going down the low-downforce route that Red Bull has taken for Formula 1’s French Grand Prix would have helped it do better in qualifying.

Hamilton happy to prove ‘myth’ about Mercedes chassis swap wrong

Lewis Hamilton felt pleased to have disproved any “myth” about Mercedes’ Formula 1 cars after qualifying ahead of teammate Valtteri Bottas for Sunday’s French Grand Prix.

French GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton, Bottas to pole French GP
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French GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton, Bottas to pole

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to pole position for Formula 1's 2021 French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, with Valtteri Bottas third ahead of Sergio Perez.

French GP qualifying as it happened

Follow all the action from the French Grand Prix as it happens with our minute-by-minute coverage.

Steiner: Schumacher and Mazepin tensions 'blown out of proportion'

Haas Formula 1 boss Gunther Steiner thinks tensions between Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin aren’t as bad as everyone thinks, despite the fall-out from their last-lap incident in Baku.

Brown keen to see US F1 double-header at COTA this year

McLaren boss Zak Brown is eager to see Formula 1 hold two races in the United States later this year if changes are made to the existing calendar.

French GP: Verstappen fastest by 0.7s in final practice

Red Bull's Max Verstappen beat Valtteri Bottas to the top spot in final practice for Formula 1's 2021 French Grand Prix by 0.747s, with Lewis Hamilton finishing down in fifth.

Mercedes: F1 didn't have level playing field on tyre pressures

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has welcomed the FIA’s tougher checks on tyre pressures, suggesting that there had not been a level playing field in Formula 1 before.

Paul Ricard kerbs unchanged despite F1 teams complaints

No changes have been made to the Paul Ricard kerbs overnight despite Formula 1 teams complaining about damage sustained during practice for the French GP on Friday.

Vettel's detailed feedback behind long F1 debriefs - Aston Martin

Aston Martin says that Sebastian Vettel’s ‘remarkable’ recollection of how his Formula 1 car performs over a lap has triggered more lengthy engineering debriefs this year.

The Mercedes lap that puts F1 victory fight back on a knife-edge

Red Bull led the way after the first two practice sessions for the 2021 French Grand Prix, but only just ahead of Mercedes. There was all the usual practice skulduggery complicating the performance picture, but one aspect seen at the world champion squad gave it a ‘surprise’ lift, as it looks to leave its street-circuit struggles firmly in the past.

French Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch, channel

Formula 1 travels to Paul Ricard this weekend for the French Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch Saturday's all-important qualifying session.

How Ferrari got its F1 recovery plan working Prime

How Ferrari got its F1 recovery plan working

After its worst campaign in 40 years, the famous Italian team had to bounce back in 2021 – and it appears to be delivering. Although it concedes the pole positions in Monaco and Baku paint a somewhat misleading picture of its competitiveness, the team is heading into the 2022 rules revamp on much stronger footing to go for wins again

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness Prime

The joy that exposes F1’s key weakness

Long-awaited wins for ex-Formula 1 drivers Marcus Ericsson and Kevin Magnussen in IndyCar and IMSA last weekend gave F1 a reminder of what it is missing. But with the new rules aimed at levelling the playing field, there’s renewed optimism that more drivers can have a rewarding result when their day of days comes

The F1 figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again Prime

The F1 figures Red Bull and Mercedes can't afford to see again

OPINION: An interloper squad got amongst the title contenders during Formula 1’s street-circuit mini-break, where Red Bull left with the points lead in both championships. But, as the campaign heads back to purpose-built venues once again, how the drivers of the two top teams compare in one crucial area will be a major factor in deciding which squad stays in or retakes the top spot

French GP: Key F1 tech updates, direct from the garages

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the French Grand Prix at Paul Ricard, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The changes that will help Mercedes avoid more 'magic button' trouble

Lewis Hamilton's magic button fumble in Baku may have been a rare mistake from the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, but Mercedes says it can do more to help him.

The Red Bull design that avoided a flexi-wing protest

Formula 1 arrived at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix braced for a showdown over the flexi-wing saga but Red Bull's rear wing design for Baku managed to avoid controversy.

F1 braced for flexi-wing showdown in Baku

Formula 1 is set for a fascinating weekend of on-track action and off-track politics in Baku as the FIA ramps up its flexi-wing policing and the threat of a protest remains.