How Red Bull can be even better in F1 2022
OPINION: Red Bull succeeded in its quest to topple Mercedes in one of Formula 1’s two championships this year, with Max Verstappen’s first crown. It is one of motorsport’s modern super teams, but there are still areas where it can improve
So far this millennium, there have been three truly great Formula 1 team dynasties. Respected apologies must go to Renault (now Alpine) and McLaren, but in terms of sheer title numbers, they don’t get anywhere near Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull.
As 2021 concludes, the Black Arrows team, which may well be back to its traditional silver livery for next year, has seven world title doubles (plus one more drivers’ and constructors’ crowns each as Brawn GP, and this years’ constructors’). Ferrari has the six drivers’ and six constructors’ it took in nine seasons up to 2008, five as doubles, after which the lasting impact of the Michael Schumacher/Jean Todt/Ross Brawn super squad began to wane.
Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. We break down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect
OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway, but instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era
Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021
As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. James Newbold hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwart.
There was an ace up the sleeve during the 1983 F1 title-winning season of Nelson Piquet and Brabham. It made a frontrunning car invincible for the last three races to see off Renault's Alain Prost and secure the combination's second world title in three years
Brabham’s first world championship race-winning car was held back by unreliable Climax engines – or so its creators believed, as STUART CODLING explains
Lando Norris came of age as a grand prix driver in 2021. McLaren’s young ace is no longer an apprentice or a quietly capable number two – he’s proved himself a potential winner in the top flight and, as Stuart Codling finds out, he’s ready to stake his claim to greatness…
Juan Manuel Fangio, peerless on track and charming off it, established the gold standard of grand prix greatness. Nigel Roebuck recalls a remarkable champion.
Insider's guide: What F1 penalties are there and how are they applied?
Ferrari planning mid-February launch for 2022 Formula 1 car