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Pirelli: Red Bull and Aston Martin were running with lower pressures

Red Bull and Aston Martin were running with lower pressures than expected in Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Pirelli said on Thursday, but did not break any rules.

Perez: O’Ward can race the very best drivers in the world

Sergio Perez believes compatriot Pato O’Ward has the ability “to race against the very best drivers in the world” after his impressive start to the new IndyCar season.

Mazepin: Schumacher can't "expect to have it too easy"

Nikita Mazepin says that Mick Schumacher cannot "expect to have it too easy" after a controversial last-lap move on his Haas Formula 1 teammate in Baku.

Mercedes makes "short-term fix" to 'magic button' after Baku French GP
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Mercedes makes "short-term fix" to 'magic button' after Baku

Mercedes has fitted a “shroud” around the ‘magic’ brake bias-altering button on its Formula 1 car’s steering wheel as a “short term” adaptation following Lewis Hamilton’s Baku restart problem.

Bottas not letting Mercedes F1 future become a distraction

Valtteri Bottas is yet to properly discuss his Formula 1 future with Mercedes, saying he does not want thoughts about his 2022 plans to become a distraction.

Verstappen: Pirelli cannot blame F1 teams for tyre failures French GP
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Verstappen: Pirelli cannot blame F1 teams for tyre failures

Max Verstappen says Pirelli cannot blame Red Bull and Aston Martin for the 2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix tyre failures and “have to look at themselves”. 

Hamilton: Pirelli not to blame for Baku tyre blowouts
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Hamilton: Pirelli not to blame for Baku tyre blowouts

Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton believes Pirelli was not at fault for the tyre failures in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, as focus over teams playing with tyre pressures ramps up.

Gasly: ‘Still quite early’ for Red Bull to decide on 2022 plans French GP
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Gasly: ‘Still quite early’ for Red Bull to decide on 2022 plans

Pierre Gasly believes it is “still quite early” for a decision about his Formula 1 plans for 2022, saying his future is “in the hands of Red Bull”.

Alpine: "Worrying" if F1 teams were playing tricks with tyre pressures
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Alpine: "Worrying" if F1 teams were playing tricks with tyre pressures

Alpine Formula 1 team executive director Marcin Budkowski says it would be "quite worrying" if teams playing tricks with tyre pressures before the latest clampdown by the FIA.

Aston Martin headhunts Alfa F1 designer for engineering role

Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team chief designer Luca Furbatto is to join Aston Martin in the newly-created role of engineering director.

What tyre pressure clampdown could mean for F1 title battle

The statement released by Pirelli following its investigation into the Formula 1 tyre failures in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix could at best be described as non-committal.

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 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.

2021 Formula 1 French Grand Prix session timings and preview

Formula 1 travels to Paul Ricard this weekend for the French Grand Prix. Here's the full schedule for the seventh round of the 2021 F1 season.

Mercedes postpones Grosjean Paul Ricard F1 test
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Mercedes postpones Grosjean Paul Ricard F1 test

The Mercedes Formula 1 team has postponed Romain Grosjean's Paul Ricard test due to travel restrictions between the United States and France.

Esteban Ocon signs new Alpine F1 deal until 2024 French GP
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Esteban Ocon signs new Alpine F1 deal until 2024

Esteban Ocon has signed a new three-year deal with the Alpine Formula 1 team, keeping the Frenchman at the Enstone outfit until the 2024 season.

Gasly: "Special" to return to French GP as an F1 race winner

Pierre Gasly says it will be “pretty special” to race in the French Grand Prix as a Formula 1 race winner for the first time this weekend at Paul Ricard.

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

The F1 tyre tricks that new clampdown will stamp out

Pirelli’s carefully worded statement on Baku’s Formula 1 tyre failures may not have explicitly blamed teams, but the strength of the FIA’s response tells us all we need to know.

Russell: F1 performance secondary to survival at old Williams

George Russell says performance was “secondary” during the Williams family’s final years owning its Formula 1 team while it fought to keep it afloat, something Dorilton Capital’s investment has reversed.

The conflicts at the heart of F1's TV graphics push

Formula 1 fans have never had more information at their disposal when it comes to following the live action on grand prix weekends.

F1 teams face new cold pressure tyre checks from French GP French GP
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F1 teams face new cold pressure tyre checks from French GP

The FIA is introducing new checks on tyres after they have been run from this weekend’s French Grand Prix to ensure Formula 1 teams are not running too low pressures.

Pirelli reveals findings from Baku F1 tyre failure investigation Azerbaijan GP
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Pirelli reveals findings from Baku F1 tyre failure investigation

Pirelli has concluded that the tyre failures that affected Max Verstappen and Lance Stroll at Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix were likely caused by how their teams were running the tyres.

Tost: Gasly now one of the "absolutely top drivers" in F1

AlphaTauri team principal Franz Tost believes that Pierre Gasly now deserves to be ranked among the top drivers on the Formula 1 grid.

Why Alfa's boss is up to the task of securing a stronger F1 future Prime

Why Alfa's boss is up to the task of securing a stronger F1 future

Two tenth places in recent races have lifted Alfa Romeo to the head of Formula 1's 'Class C' battle in 2021, but longer-term the Swiss-based squad has far loftier ambitions. With the new 2022 rules set to level out the playing field, team boss Frederic Vasseur has good reason to be optimistic, as he explained to Motorsport.com in an exclusive interview

How Barnard's revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction Prime

How Barnard's revolutionary McLaren transformed F1 car construction

The MP4/1 was pioneering by choice, but a McLaren by chance. STUART CODLING relates the tangled (carbon fibre) weaves which led to the creation of one of motor racing’s defining cars

Tyre presssures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report
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Tyre presssures in the spotlight as F1 awaits Pirelli Baku report

Scrutiny over Formula 1 teams playing around with tyre pressures looks almost certain to ramp up in the wake of the failures that marred the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Ricciardo: More forgiving tracks will help fast track my learning

Daniel Ricciardo believes that "more forgiving" Formula 1 tracks will help to speed up his learning process as he continues to adapt to the McLaren MCL35M.

Perez wants talks with drivers over ‘gentleman’s agreement’

Sergio Perez is eager for Formula 1 drivers to discuss the existing ‘gentleman’s agreement’ in qualifying, saying that not everyone is respecting the rule about overtaking on warm-up laps.

British GP to still welcome fans, but numbers may be restricted Canadian GP
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British GP to still welcome fans, but numbers may be restricted

Formula 1’s British Grand Prix will go ahead in front of fans this year in spite of the UK's extended lockdown, but numbers may be more restricted than originally planned.

Russell would be "massive loss" for Williams if he left in 2022

Senior Williams Formula 1 figure Dave Robson says seeing George Russell leave at the end of the year would be a "massive loss", hailing his role in the team's turnaround.

Alpine chasing answers on lack of F1 race pace

Alpine has admitted it is still chasing answers as to why its current Formula 1 car is quite strong in qualifying but lacking in race pace.

Why Red Bull reject Kvyat believes he deserves another F1 chance

Daniil Kvyat has not given up on a Formula 1 comeback, and the Russian's current role as Alpine reserve has at least given him a foot in the door.

Red Bull has no doubts of Mercedes F1 fightback

Red Bull and its engine partner Honda are bracing themselves for a Mercedes fightback after two difficult race weekends for the Formula 1 world champion team.

French GP date change was a “big challenge”, says Boullier

French Grand Prix boss Eric Boullier says moving the Formula 1 race forward by a week was a “big problem” for his organisation, although all returned tickets have subsequently been re-sold.

Tost: Tsunoda must find F1 limit to use “unbelievable speed”

Yuki Tsunoda needs to learn where his true limit is if he is to harness his ‘unbelievable’ natural speed, reckons his Formula 1 team boss Franz Tost.

Why the end is nigh for F1’s most dependable design tool Prime

Why the end is nigh for F1’s most dependable design tool

Wind tunnel work forms the bedrock of aerodynamic development in Formula 1. But as Pat Symonds explains, advances in virtual research are signalling the end of these expensive and complicated relics.

Vettel: 'Wild' costs of junior categories need to be cut

Sebastian Vettel says the spiralling expense of competing in junior categories before Formula 1 needs to be slashed, because the situation has become ‘wild’.

Alonso felt he was "losing time" in F1 before taking break

Fernando Alonso felt like he was “losing time” racing in Formula 1 prior to his two-year break that allowed him to pursue other series and racing disciplines.

Williams tweaks bargeboards to reduce wind sensitivity problem

Williams has tweaked the design of the bargeboards on its FW43B Formula 1 car in a bid to reduce the wind sensitivity problem it has faced so far this year.

Binotto: Consecutive poles not representative of Ferrari's pace
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Binotto: Consecutive poles not representative of Ferrari's pace

Mattia Binotto believes Ferrari’s back-to-back pole positions in Monaco and Azerbaijan are not a true reflection of its place within the current Formula 1 pecking order.

Why Mosley’s legacy amounts to far more than tabloid rumour Prime

Why Mosley’s legacy amounts to far more than tabloid rumour

The newspapers, naturally, lingered over Max Mosley’s tainted family history and niche sexual practices. But this is to trivialise the legacy of a big beast of motor racing politics. Stuart Codling weighs the life of a man whose work for safety on both road and track has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, but whose penchant for cruelty remains problematic and polarising.

The day Button won a four-hour race after six pitstops

Jenson Button's win for McLaren in Canada in 2011 was one of the most memorable Formula 1 drives of recent times.

Hamilton: I don't understand why F1 cars are getting heavier

World champion Lewis Hamilton does not understand why Formula 1 is letting cars get heavier and heavier while also trying to improve sustainability.

How Alesi battled tears to take his only F1 win

Few victories in Formula 1 have been as popular as the one that Jean Alesi delivered at the Canadian Grand Prix on this day in 1995.

Horner: Perez "ahead of expectation", but no rush for new deal
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Horner: Perez "ahead of expectation", but no rush for new deal

Red Bull says that Sergio Perez is doing better than the Formula 1 team expected him to do, but it is no rush to sort out a fresh contract with him.

Russell: No points wouldn't make 2021 F1 season a failure

George Russell says that if Williams was to finish the 2021 Formula 1 season without scoring a point, then such a result would not make its campaign a failure.

Mazepin clarifies rumours about Russian military service

Haas Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin has clarified rumours about completing military service in Russia, revealing he is already completing the required classes alongside his university studies.

Why pragmatic Perez isn't fazed by no-nonsense Red Bull F1 culture Prime

Why pragmatic Perez isn't fazed by no-nonsense Red Bull F1 culture

Sergio Perez has spent most of his career labouring in Formula 1’s midfield, wondering whether he’d ever get another shot at the big time. Red Bull has handed him that chance and, although life at the top is tough, the Baku winner is doing all the right things to get on terms with Max Verstappen, says BEN ANDERSON

Two bad weekends won’t make Mercedes adjust 2022 F1 plans

Mercedes insists there is no temptation to pull resource off its 2022 Formula 1 car development, despite the recent struggles it has faced on track.

Alonso: Alpine's F1 rivals flattered by street circuit run

Fernando Alonso thinks the form of some of Alpine’s main Formula 1 rivals – including Ferrari – has been flattered by recent street circuits helping their tyre preparation.

The biggest incidents of F1 cheating: Spygate, Crashgate and more

Formula 1 has seen numerous acts of cheating or flouting of the rules to gain an advantage over the years, but which ones are most memorable? Find out here.

Mansour Ojjeh: The unknown driving force behind McLaren

On Sunday morning, the sad news of the death of McLaren co-owner Mansour Ojjeh came as a shock to the Formula 1 paddock in Baku.

Perez impressed by Albon’s openness since replacing him

Sergio Perez says he has been impressed by Alexander Albon’s openness and support since replacing him at Red Bull, praising his role in the team’s recent Formula 1 success.

Tsunoda's Baku pace so fast Tost feared he would crash

AlphaTauri Formula 1 boss Franz Tost admits that Yuki Tsunoda's race pace was so fast in Baku that he feared that the Japanese driver might crash.

Seidl "strongly disagrees" with Masi over yellow flag decision

McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl "strongly disagrees" with Formula 1 race director Michael Masi's decision not to take any action over yellow flag speeding in Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

The day Hamilton triumphed for the first time in F1
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The day Hamilton triumphed for the first time in F1

On this day in in 2007, Lewis Hamilton scored his first grand prix victory on his sixth start in Canada but it was Robert Kubica’s miraculous escape from a huge crash that made the headlines.

Rosberg: Wolff's workload puts me off wanting to be F1 team boss

Nico Rosberg says that the intensity of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff's workload is why he has no interest in ever becoming a Formula 1 team principal himself.

Mercedes has "really promising" theory about recent F1 struggles
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Mercedes has "really promising" theory about recent F1 struggles

Mercedes says it has unlocked a "really promising" theory about its W12 Formula 1 car that could help it turnaround its recent struggles.

What the data tells us about the F1 2021 title fight Prime

What the data tells us about the F1 2021 title fight

Formula 1 has been tracking car performance using timing loops mounted every 200m around each circuit – to the extent that it was able to anticipate Ferrari’s 'surprise’ pole in Monaco. PAT SYMONDS explains what this means for this season and beyond