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Williams is in the “final throes” of developing its 2021 Formula 1 car, but still believes it can unlock more performance ahead of the new designs switchover coming for 2022.
Pierre Gasly has driven superbly since demotion from Red Bull in 2019, but the team formerly known as Toro Rosso has come on strong too – building a car that can often challenge Ferrari and McLaren. Here Gasly reveals to ALEX KALINAUCKAS how AlphaTauri has given him the tools needed to rebuild his reputation
Dave Robson, Williams’ head of vehicle performance, believes George Russell is achieving “very close” to Lewis Hamilton’s early Formula 1 career performances and “has the potential” to emulate his subsequent success.
Alpine’s Fernando Alonso says he is expecting it to take “two or three years” past 2022 before Formula 1’s upcoming rules revolution allows multiple teams to battle for the title.
Lewis Hamilton says he “learned a lot” about Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen in their 2021 Spanish Grand Prix battle, adding “perhaps more than all the other races together”.
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 says he "made sure" to give Max Verstappen room when the Red Bull attacked him for the lead at Turn 1 of Formula 1's 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas say the risk of losing ground off the line was why Mercedes opted against starting on the mediums for Formula 1's 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.
Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says his landmark 100th pole at the Spanish Grand Prix felt just like "one of the first" of his career.
Lewis Hamilton claimed a 100th Formula 1 career pole position as he edged out Max Verstappen to top qualifying for the 2021 Spanish Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the top spot in final practice for Formula 1's 2021 Spanish Grand Prix by 0.235s, raising expectations of a tight qualifying showdown at Barcelona.
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...
Lewis Hamilton topped the second practice session for Formula 1's 2021 Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Valtteri Bottas, with Max Verstappen well down the order after aborting his qualifying simulation.
Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas led Red Bull's Max Verstappen by 0.033s in a disrupted first practice session for Formula 1's 2021 Spanish Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton third.
Max Verstappen believes it is "understandable" that the Mercedes staff who have signed to join Red Bull’s new Formula 1 powertrains division are seeking a new challenge.
Fernando Alonso suggests too much is being made of Formula 1 drivers at new teams struggling in 2021 and asks observers not to over-analyse his early results with Alpine.
The Williams Formula 1 squad has begun a recruitment drive that team head of vehicle performance Dave Robson says is part of Dorilton Capital’s “plan to innovate” since taking over.
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.
Just as he did in 2020, Lewis Hamilton had to come from behind to win the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix. Only this time there were two rivals he had to pass, among the several challenges he had to overcome, on his way to securing a 97th grand prix victory
Lewis Hamilton says a “split second” glance checking Max Verstappen at Formula 1’s 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix restart let then-leader Valtteri Bottas escape and meant the Red Bull overtook him.
Lewis Hamilton won Formula 1's 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas, the world champion passing both in the early stages before dominating to the finish.
Williams' head of vehicle performance Dave Robson has warned that reaching Q3 and Formula 1 points finishes are not "inevitable" for the team despite its strong recent form.
Valtteri Bottas feels his efforts addressing a previous 2021 Formula 1 qualifying "weak point" in finding the new Pirelli tyres' best operating temperatures led to his Portuguese Grand Prix pole.
Valtteri Bottas denied Lewis Hamilton a 100th Formula 1 career pole as the Finn topped qualifying for the 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull.
Red Bull's Max Verstappen set the fastest time in final practice for Formula 1's 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix, outpacing Friday pacesetters Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas.
Lewis Hamilton topped the crucial FP2 session on Friday as F1 returned to Portugal, but his Mercedes team cannot be sure it has the edge on its Red Bull rivals. As cool temperatures and wind combine with the still-slippery surface to present drivers with quandaries over set-up and tyre warmup, there's still everything to play for come qualifying.
Valtteri Bottas topped FP1 for Formula 1's 2021 Portuguese Grand Prix by 0.025s over Max Verstappen, who finished second despite complaining of vibrations impacting his vision on his fastest lap.
George Russell insists Mercedes has not established “rules of engagement” he must follow if fighting its works cars, after his crash with Valtteri Bottas in Formula 1’s 2021 Imola race.
Williams driver George Russell has called his actions in remonstrating with Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas immediately after their crash in the 2021 Imola Formula 1 race “very poor judgement”.
As a highly-rated Mercedes junior, George Russell is naturally billed as Lewis Hamilton's heir apparent where Britain's next Formula 1 champion is concerned. But he may face competition for that accolade from Lando Norris, fresh from a confidence-boosting run to third at Imola whose rise is being accelerated by his McLaren team’s revival
A rapid ascent through the junior categories meant Yuki Tsunoda's arrival in Formula 1 was always going to be much-hyped. It's not been smooth sailing for Red Bull's latest protege so far, but his confidence has never wavered - something he'll need to rely on to continue his progress into the driver he believes he can be.
Max Verstappen was surprised by his fast getaway at the start of Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after Red Bull struggled to do so in wet conditions last year.
In Max Verstappen's Formula 1 career to date, he has been cast as the 'pretender', an acknowledged top-line performer without the car to regularly challenge Lewis Hamilton. But that no longer applies in 2021, and the start to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was the most telling signal yet of what we can expect from their duel this year
McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris reckons Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc should have passed Max Verstappen during the eventual 2021 Imola race winner’s brief off-track moment at the red flag restart.
Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences
Lando Norris now agrees with McLaren’s decision to run soft tyres at the Formula 1 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix restart – which secured a podium finish – despite not being confident with the call at first.
Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc has explained why he did not pass Max Verstappen during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix winner's brief off at the race's safety car restart.
Max Verstappen won a thrilling wet-dry Emilia Romagna Formula 1 race, featuring the Red Bull driver colliding with Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas and George Russell suffering a race-suspending crash.
Williams believes Nicholas Latifi’s strong Formula 1 practice form “disturbed” George Russell ahead of Emilia Romagna Grand Prix qualifying, before he “chipped away” to join his teammate in Q2.
Sergio Perez was surprised to qualify second for Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he still feels “miles away” from gelling “naturally” with Red Bull’s car concept.
Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull strategically holds “better cards” heading into Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, with its drivers starting behind the world champion on different tyres.
Lewis Hamilton claimed pole for Formula 1's 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, as he topped qualifying ahead of Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen – the top three covered by just 0.087s.
Max Verstappen topped third practice for Formula 1’s 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix by over 0.4s to McLaren’s Lando Norris, with Lewis Hamilton third in an action-packed session.
While Mercedes struck back against Red Bull by topping the times at Imola on Friday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the overall picture remains incredibly close. Despite having a possible edge this weekend, the reigning Formula 1 world champion squad is not taking anything for granted...
Valtteri Bottas led Lewis Hamilton in second practice for Formula 1's 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen missed most of the session after stopping on track.
Valtteri Bottas topped the opening practice session for Formula 1's 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, which was disrupted by an incident involving Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon.
Mercedes may find itself leading the drivers' and constructors' standings after Lewis Hamilton's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, but it is well aware that it came against the odds, with Red Bull clearly ahead. Here's what the Brackley team must do to avoid its crown slipping .
Sergio Perez feels Red Bull must continue making bold Formula 1 strategy calls despite heading the pack at the start of 2021 and the circumstances of his Bahrain Q2 elimination.
Max Verstappen feels he can produce "even better" Formula 1 performances with a Red Bull car capable of fighting for the title in 2021.
Three weeks is a long time in Formula 1, but in the reshaped start to the 2021 season the teams head to Imola to pick things up after the frenetic Bahrain opener. Here's what to look out for and the developments to follow at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
Max Verstappen’s star quality in Formula 1 is clear. Now equipped with a Red Bull car that is, right now, the world title favourite and the experience to support his talent, could 2021 be the Dutchman’s year to topple the dominant force of Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes?