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Why Raikkonen is unmoved by becoming an F1 record-breaker
Now F1's most experienced driver ever, Kimi Raikkonen has a reputation for giving journalists the cold shoulder. But he's also authentic and no-nonsense, with feet firmly planted on the ground - and it’s this, allied to his extraordinary driving ability and technical nous, which has kept his career going, and going, says Alex Kalinauckas.
GP Racing is trying not to panic. We're minutes away from speaking to Kimi Raikkonen and the doors to the Monza 'Media Meeting Area' are seemingly locked. "It's fine," we think, clearly exasperated, "he's only notoriously difficult to interview and hates to be dragged away from the parts of Formula 1 he actually enjoys..."
A text to the FIA's media delegate, another to Will Ponissi (Alfa Romeo's press attache), a few moments of struggling to banish our unhelpful inner monologue, and we're saved! A circuit press officer arrives - and reveals the locked door isn't the right one, and the correct one just needs a good shove. Mercifully, she holds back her thoughts on our obvious inadequacy...
The Brabham BT46B raced once, won once, then vanished – or did it? STUART CODLING reveals the story of the car which was never actually banned…
Formula 1’s visits to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya over recent years have been met with familiar criticisms despite tweaks here and there to the track to improve racing. With the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix largely going the same way, proper solutions need to be followed to achieve F1’s wider targets
Often described as Formula 1's laboratory, the Circuit de Catalunya-Barcelona gave the clearest demonstration yet of the pecking order in 2021. And it's the key discrepancies from that order which illuminate who is excelling, and who needs to hit the reset button.
An aggressive first corner move from Max Verstappen appeared to have set the Red Bull driver on course for victory in the Spanish Grand Prix. But canny strategy from Mercedes - combined with the absence of Red Bull's number two from the lead group - allowed Lewis Hamilton to pull off a demoralising reversal
Lewis Hamilton led the way in Friday practice for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, but there was one major encouraging sign for Red Bull. However, making good on that gain will require Max Verstappen to avoid repeating a mistake that left him well down the FP2 order...
Three points finishes from as many starts represents a decent opening innings on paper, but Daniel Ricciardo has endured a tough start to his McLaren career - only magnified his teammate's excellent form. Yet both he and the team have good reason to expect a turnaround soon.
OPINION: Going up against the dominant force of Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton was always going to demand the best from Red Bull and Max Verstappen. But after making a couple more errors during the Portuguese Grand Prix, the Dutch driver showed there's a small gap he still needs to close in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight.
Red Bull's Portuguese Grand Prix fortunes were decidedly second best to Mercedes', but the result skews the potential that the team had at Portimao. With a new set of updates, the team looks good going forward into the rest of 2021's spicy F1 competition
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How a misunderstanding dogged Ferrari's last V12 screamer