Formula 1 News

Perez: Saudi Arabia F1 circuit is unnecessarily dangerous

Sergio Perez thinks the new Formula 1 track in Saudi Arabia is unnecessarily dangerous, as he hopes the sport gets away without a big crash in the race.

Vettel: Aston Martin "miles away" in Jeddah after surprise Q1 exit

Sebastian Vettel was surprised to struggle so much in Formula 1 qualifying on Saturday, believing that Aston Martin is “not a good match” to the Jeddah track.

Why Saudi’s F1 track has avoided street circuit chaos...so far

Formula 1 drivers have been left with some conflicting feelings about Saudi Arabia’s new grand prix track.

Mercedes unsure why Red Bull was so quick in Saudi F1 qualifying

Mercedes was surprised to lack Red Bull’s pace in Formula 1 qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, believing Max Verstappen could have taken pole by half a second.

Mazepin didn’t want FP3 incident to impact Hamilton’s F1 title bid

Nikita Mazepin did not want the impeding incident in Jeddah FP3 to impact Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 title chances, saying the Mercedes driver felt “very sorry” for what happened.

Mercedes could re-evaluate Kingspan F1 deal after backlash

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has hinted that his team could re-evaluate its sponsorship deal with insulation firm Kingspan, amid the anger it has prompted.

Verstappen: Red Bull still has "good shot" at win despite Q3 crash

Max Verstappen reckons Red Bull still has “a good shot” at winning Formula 1’s 2021 Jeddah race despite his Q3 crash, after recovering from its heavy Qatar defeat to Mercedes. 

F1 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Formula 1 travels to Jeddah this weekend for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Here's how you can watch the penultimate race of a thrilling 2021 season.

Hamilton: Red Bull F1 pace "something else" in Saudi qualifying Saudi Arabia GP
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Hamilton: Red Bull F1 pace "something else" in Saudi qualifying

Lewis Hamilton conceded the pace of Red Bull in qualifying for Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was ‘something else’, even though he managed to pull off a crucial pole position.

Red Bull "won't hesitate" to swap Verstappen's F1 gearbox after crash

Red Bull says it won’t hesitate to change Max Verstappen's gearbox if it has any concerns about damage from his qualifying crash at Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Hamilton distances himself from Kingspan F1 deal amid outcry Saudi Arabia GP
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Hamilton distances himself from Kingspan F1 deal amid outcry

Lewis Hamilton says the backlash over Mercedes' Formula 1 sponsorship deal with Kingspan was "news to me", but has been assured that Toto Wolff is "sorting it".

Deadline passes for Red Bull F1 Hamilton appeal

The FIA has confirmed Red Bull did not appeal the decision on Lewis Hamilton’s yellow flag practice incident at Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, despite the team hinting it might.

Leclerc 'closed my eyes' at FP2 shunt site in Jeddah F1 qualifying Saudi Arabia GP
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Leclerc 'closed my eyes' at FP2 shunt site in Jeddah F1 qualifying

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc joked that he closed his eyes at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit's Turn 22 during Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying following his FP2 crash there.

F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes Saudi pole Saudi Arabia GP
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F1 Grand Prix qualifying results: Hamilton takes Saudi pole

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, as title rival Max Verstappen crashed at the very last corner of his final lap.

Verstappen doesn't know what happened in "terrible" Q3 crash Saudi Arabia GP
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Verstappen doesn't know what happened in "terrible" Q3 crash

Red Bull's Max Verstappen says he doesn't know what happened in his "terrible" final corner qualifying crash which cost him pole for Formula 1's Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Saudi Arabian GP: Hamilton grabs pole as Verstappen crashes in Q3 Saudi Arabia GP
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Saudi Arabian GP: Hamilton grabs pole as Verstappen crashes in Q3

Lewis Hamilton topped qualifying for Formula 1's 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as Max Verstappen crashed at the Jeddah track's final corner when on course to beat the Mercedes cars.

The factors that could negate Red Bull's practice gap to Mercedes

Mercedes led the way in practice for Formula 1’s first race in Jeddah, where Red Bull was off the pace on both single-lap and long runs. But, if Max Verstappen can reverse the results on Saturday, factors familiar in motorsport’s main electric single-seater category could be decisive in another close battle with Lewis Hamilton...

Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer Prime

Why Norris doesn’t expect Mr Nice Guy praise for much longer

Earning praise from rivals has been a welcome sign that Lando Norris is becoming established among Formula 1's elite. But the McLaren driver is confident that his team's upward curve can put him in the mix to contend for titles in the future, when he's hoping the compliments will be replaced by being deemed an equal adversary

What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention Prime

What Ferrari still needs to improve to return to F1 title contention

After a disastrous 2020 in which it slumped to sixth in the F1 constructors' standings, Ferrari has rebounded strongly and is on course to finish third - despite regulations that forced it to carryover much of its forgettable SF1000 machine. Yet while it can be pleased with its improvement, there are still steps it must make if 2022 is to yield a return to winning ways

How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations Prime

How F1 teams and personnel react in pressurised situations

OPINION: The pressure is firmly on Red Bull and Mercedes as Formula 1 2021 embarks on its final double-header. How the respective teams deal with that will be a crucial factor in deciding the outcome of the drivers' and constructors' championships, as Motorsport.com's technical consultant and ex-McLaren F1 engineer Tim Wright explains.

Saudi GP: Latest F1 technical images on display

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The McLaren F1 configuration that has helped Sainz shine at Ferrari

Carlos Sainz has stood out in Formula 1 this season as the driver who adapted quickest and best to a new team.

Saudi GP: The latest F1 technical images on display

Join us as we delve into the latest technical developments from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images.

The photos that offer clues to Red Bull’s rear wing problems

Red Bull heads into this weekend's Saudi Arabian GP hoping to have solved the rear wing problems that have plagued it in recent Formula 1 events.