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Formula 1 Bottas leads Mercedes 1-2 in first Portimao F1 practice Valtteri Bottas set the pace for Mercedes in opening Formula 1 practice for the Portuguese Grand Prix on Friday as drivers got their first taste of the Portimao track

Formula 1 Hamilton: New Mercedes deal "probably" a formality Lewis Hamilton says agreeing his new Mercedes Formula 1 contract is "probably" a formality, but that sitting down for talks is "not a priority right now"

Formula 1 McLaren keeps updates after Eifel GP struggles McLaren will gradually introduce the updates it debuted at the Nurburgring two weeks ago after struggling to make a step forward in performance with its Formula 1 car

MotoGP Marquez fastest in Teruel GP FP1 despite crash Honda's Alex Marquez topped the first MotoGP practice for the inaugural Teruel Grand Prix despite crashing late on, while title contender Fabio Quartararo was only 17th

Formula 1 Albon not feeling extra pressure amid rumours Alex Albon says he doesn't feel under any extra pressure despite ongoing suggestions his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team might look outside its pool of drivers in 2021

Autosport Plus Why F1’s overdue Portugal return matters Portugal has been the scene of high drama across many eras in Formula 1, says BEN EDWARDS, which is why the return of the Portuguese Grand Prix is something to be savoured

Formula 1 Mercedes would be "crazy" to quit F1, says CEO Mercedes CEO Ola Kallenius says the German manufacturer would have been "crazy" to quit Formula 1 based on the direction it is heading

Podcast: F1 Portuguese Grand Prix preview Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas and F1 Reporter Luke Smith discuss the Haas driver news, Lance Stroll's return to the paddock and look ahead to the Portuguese GP

Podcast: MotoGP Aragon Grand Prix review In the latest Tank Slappers podcast, Autosport's Lewis Duncan and Motorsport.com's Oriol Puigdemont discuss Alex Rins' victory and the situation in the championship as just 15 points cover the top four

McGloin: Kubica won't be last disabled F1 driver In the latest #ThinkingForward interview, Nathalie McGloin talks about helping people with disabilities make it into the world of motorsport

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Portugal / Round 12
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3rd Free practice
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3rd Qualifying
Race
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  • Circuit: Algarve
  • Race: 66 laps / 306.826 km
Eifel / 11 Oct
Pos Driver Team
1 Hamilton Mercedes
2 Verstappen Red Bull/Honda
3 Ricciardo Renault
4 Perez Racing Point/Mercedes
5 Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault
6 Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda
7 Leclerc Ferrari
8 Hulkenberg Racing Point/Mercedes
9 Grosjean Haas/Ferrari
10 Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo/Ferrari
Standings / After 11 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 230
2 Valtteri Bottas 161
3 Max Verstappen 147
4 Daniel Ricciardo 78
5 Sergio Perez 68
6 Lando Norris 65
7 Alexander Albon 64
8 Charles Leclerc 63
9 Lance Stroll 57
10 Pierre Gasly 53

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GP RacingWhy F1’s overdue Portugal return matters Portugal has been the scene of high drama across many eras in Formula 1, says BEN EDWARDS, which is why the return of the Portuguese Grand Prix is something to be savoured F1

Jonathan NobleHow an ICU lesson should guide F1's future engine path Formula 1's future engine direction has been in full focus since Honda announced it would quit at the end of 2021. What F1 does will depend on what manufacturers deem relevant to them, but perhaps it can learn a lesson from an intensive care unit F1

Stephen LickorishThe BTCC debutant who has waited 20 years for his chance Few British Touring Car Championship rookies have as much racing experience as Paul Rivett. But, after spending two decades in the support categories, he is finally set to move up to the top tier at Snetterton this weekend BTCC

Alex KalinauckasThe headache Verstappen is giving Red Bull OPINION: Max Verstappen has been the only driver consistently able to live with the terrific pace shown by Mercedes in 2020, but has still only bested the Black Arrows once. Sooner or later, given his talent and expectations, something has to change F1

Portuguese GPThe greatest Portuguese GP moments For a Formula 1 race with a relatively short history, the Portuguese Grand Prix has been packed with classic moments. With F1 unexpectedly returning to the country as part of the reshaped 2020 calendar, here's a look at some of the best F1

GP RacingWhy F1 could be blundering with its landmark new circuit deal Formula 1's involvement in a proposed new circuit to host the Brazilian Grand Prix is tone-deaf at best, says STUART CODLING F1

German Garcia CasanovaHow Honda has fixed a bike that only Marc Marquez could ride The Honda RC213V was for a long time seen as 'Marc Marquez's bike' and, with his injury lay-off, none of Honda's other riders had been able to get a tune out of it. But it's undergone a subtle transformation, and is now a force with his brother Alex MotoGP

Lewis DuncanThe Aragon MotoGP winner who shouldn't have been doubted Alex Rins came into 2020 as one of the MotoGP title favourites with the emerging Suzuki package, only for injury to put him on the back foot. But, in one of the most unpredictable campaigns, can the Spaniard stake his claim again? MotoGP