f1 News and Analysis
It's almost impossible to believe that just four years ago McLaren was a team battling to avoid getting Formula 1's wooden spoon as the worst on the grid.
Formula 1 risks losing valuable staff as well as stopping grands prix being ‘special’ events if the calendar continues expanding, warns Sebastian Vettel.
Formula 1 drivers have expressed unease this year about how pole position records are being skewed by penalties and the new sprint race format.
Daniel Ricciardo will get to drive one of Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR Cup cars at the United States Grand Prix, after winning his Formula 1 bet with boss Zak Brown.
Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner says his team's display at the Turkish Grand Prix has given him the belief that it can regularly fight for points once it develops a competitive car.
Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto says he will work from Maranello at two more grands prix in 2021 after skipping Turkey, as the team's 2022 car project enters a "critical phase".
Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?
FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that work to update the Losail circuit for November's Qatar GP has nearly been completed.
FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has dismissed Fernando Alonso's criticism on the fairness of F1's stewarding, saying the "rules are applied equally for everyone."
Some of the bumpy areas of the Circuit of the Americas in Texas are being smoothed out ahead of Formula 1’s United States Grand Prix.
Mercedes says recent victories have eased fears that its early switch to development of its 2022 Formula 1 car could trigger a performance slump by now.
Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz says he "wouldn't change the decision" to take a new power unit in Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix after seeing how competitive his team turned out to be.
Daniel Ricciardo is refusing to let his disappointing Turkish Grand Prix weekend derail McLaren's recent momentum in Formula 1 after a Q1 knockout and failing to score any points.
Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 needs to join other sports in asking itself if the chase for increased revenue should come above any concerns over its moral compass.
OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation
Ferrari has admitted it took some risks to introduce its upgraded Formula 1 engine in recent races, but has been left in no doubt about the advantage it now has.
Esteban Ocon’s achievement of getting to the end of the Turkish GP in the points without a single pit stop was a rare feat. Ocon and his Alpine team explain how they pulled off their "dangerous" strategy.
Mercedes believes Lewis Hamilton would have fallen towards “the back of the points” had he not pitted during Sunday’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix after completing its post-race calculations.
Toto Wolff believes Valtteri Bottas’s dominant victory in Turkey may not be his last for Mercedes, and proves the “vital role” he can play in both Formula 1 championship fights.
Aston Martin Formula 1 boss Otmar Szafnauer says the team had to trust Sebastian Vettel to make the right call to go to slick tyres in the Turkish GP.
Williams boss Jost Capito says that Formula 1 teams can’t wait solely for FIA regulations to steer them towards future sustainability targets, and have to pursue their own initiatives.
OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history
What goes on at a pitstop can make or break a race in motorsport. A delayed stop can deny a driver victory just as a good stop can seal the deal.
George Russell says his Williams Formula 1 team has to have “a bit of a think” about how to get the best out of intermediate tyres after a difficult Turkish GP.
The fight between Mercedes and Red Bull in Formula 1 has been as much about car development this year as it has been about wheel-to-wheel battles on track.
Lando Norris said the ‘scary’ spray being thrown up by Formula 1 cars at the wet Turkish Grand Prix made things much harder for drivers.
Yuki Tsunoda tried fending off Lewis Hamilton “as much as possible” early in the Turkish Grand Prix to help Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 title hopes in Honda’s final season.
Fernando Alonso apologised to Mick Schumacher for their clash on the second lap of the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, accepting the five-second time penalty.
Ross Brawn has bit back at suggestions Formula 1’s rules revolution for 2022 is not needed in the wake of the current ultra-close title fight.
Last weekend in Turkey saw Valtteri Bottas score his first Formula 1 victory in over a year with a dominant display for Mercedes, controlling the race to win ahead of Max Verstappen.
Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has confirmed Sergio Perez did nothing wrong when he went off track while battling with Lewis Hamilton during the Turkish Grand Prix.
Formula 1 medical driver Alan van der Merwe is set to miss the final races of this season even if he recovers from his current bout of COVID-19.
Sebastian Vettel has warned that Formula 1's planned green push over the next few years does not go far enough, as he labelled the current hybrid rules "useless".
Red Bull's Sergio Perez says Lewis Hamilton "caught me at my worst time" during the Turkish Grand Prix Formula 1 as he kept the Mercedes driver at bay after an "intense" battle.
The 2021 Formula 1 title battle swung back in favour of Red Bull in Istanbul, but it was a weekend when Mercedes had a clear performance edge - as demonstrated by Valtteri Bottas's first win of the year. Motorsport.com picks out the key talking points at the Turkish Grand Prix, as Red Bull faces a fortnight of head-scratching, McLaren was handed a reality check and mental health returned to the agenda.
Mercedes believes Esteban Ocon’s late struggles on worn intermediate tyres proved the risk of not pitting Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix.
Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli doubts Lewis Hamilton would have made it to the end of the Turkish Grand Prix on his original used set of inters.
The FIA is set to trial a new system of deleting laptimes achieved when Formula 1 drivers pass through a double yellow flag zone in practice and qualifying sessions.
Red Bull says a "surprising" engine power step from Mercedes has left it struggling for answers about how best to stop its Formula 1 title rival pulling clear.
Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead
Toto Wolff says Mercedes’ pitwall has a “thick enough skin” to understand Lewis Hamilton’s radio frustrations over his pit strategy during Sunday’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix.
Charles Leclerc and Ferrari insist they have no regrets over their decision to try to hold on in the lead with old inters in Formula 1’s Turkish Grand Prix.
FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says that Pierre Gasly was penalised for contact with Fernando Alonso in the Turkey GP because the Frenchman was deemed to be wholly to blame.
Nikita Mazepin described wet conditions as like “driving blind” during the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix and will apologise to Lewis Hamilton for almost causing a crash while being lapped.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff thinks his team was right to gamble on trying to get Lewis Hamilton through Formula 1’s Turkish Grand Prix on a single set of inters.
Lewis Hamilton believes he wasn't on the best race strategy for the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix and feels he should have either pitted earlier or gone to the end without stopping.
Sebastian Vettel has taken responsibility for the call to switch to dry tyres during the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix in damp conditions.
Max Verstappen knows the Formula 1 title fight against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes is “not going to be easy” despite regaining the championship lead in Turkey.
Valtteri Bottas won the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park on Sunday as Red Bull’s Max Verstappen finished second to take the F1 World Championship lead from Lewis Hamilton, who finished fifth.
Valtteri Bottas dominated Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen in damp conditions, while Lewis Hamilton climbed to fifth but ended the race angry with Mercedes' strategy calls.
Lando Norris says the long corners at Formula 1's Turkish Grand Prix venue are the cause of it being a more difficult weekend for McLaren.
Toto Wolff believes Formula 1's regulations should require teams to rotate staff members to ease the pressure and human cost of the growing calendar.