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Formula 1 Sainz makes first Ferrari appearance in Fiorano test Carlos Sainz Jr hit the track as a Ferrari Formula 1 driver for the first time on Wednesday morning, commencing his private test running at Fiorano

Autosport Plus Why Renault's survivor wasn't part of Alpine's plans Even the most skilled and ambitious political operators can come a cropper when organisations change. STUART CODLING reflects on the departure from Renault of Cyril Abiteboul

Autosport Plus Where F1's calendar shuffling hurts new drivers OPINION: Formula 1 endured major scheduling challenges thanks to the pandemic in 2020, but still managed to save its season. These difficulties remain in 2021 and create a tough knock-on effect for the championship's new arrivals

Formula 1 2021 McLaren 'essentially new' after Merc PU switch McLaren's switch to Mercedes power units means it has designed "essentially a new car" for 2021, despite the stability in the Formula 1 regulations

Formula 1 Mercedes expects return to 2019 F1 downforce levels Mercedes technical director James Allison believes that Formula 1 aerodynamic rule changes mandated for this season will initially trim performance to 2019 levels

Formula 1 Williams not writing off '21 car despite '22 'caution' Williams says the dramatic 2022 Formula 1 car changes will force it to be more "cautious" with its design planning, but it won't sacrifice all work on its current challenger

Formula 1 Domenicali: F1 can show electric not only future option Formula 1 CEO and president Stefano Domenicali is confident the series can prove electrification is not the only sustainable future automotive power solution, believing hybrids have "a great future"

M.A. Business of Motorsport launched by National Motorsport Academy The world's first Business Management Master's Programme and CPD courses delivered online and focused entirely on the world of motorsport

Autosport Podcast: What 2021's tech rules mean for F1 On the latest edition of the Autosport Podcast, Alex Kalinauckas is joined by Luke Smith and Jake Boxall-Legge to assess the technical changes in F1 for 2021

Magazine: What's new for F1 in 2021? New rules and fresh driver line-ups will change the look of Formula 1 in 2021, which we reveal in this week’s Autosport magazine, out today (21 January).

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  • Race: 57 laps / 308.238 km
Abu Dhabi / 13 Dec
Pos Driver Team
1 Verstappen Red Bull/Honda
2 Bottas Mercedes
3 Hamilton Mercedes
4 Albon Red Bull/Honda
5 Norris McLaren/Renault
6 Sainz Jr. McLaren/Renault
7 Ricciardo Renault
8 Gasly AlphaTauri/Honda
9 Ocon Renault
10 Stroll Racing Point/Mercedes
Standings / After 17 races
Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 347
2 Valtteri Bottas 223
3 Max Verstappen 214
4 Sergio Perez 125
5 Daniel Ricciardo 119
6 Carlos Sainz Jr. 105
7 Alexander Albon 105
8 Charles Leclerc 98
9 Lando Norris 97
10 Pierre Gasly 75

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Alex KalinauckasWhere F1's calendar shuffling hurts its new drivers OPINION: Formula 1 endured major scheduling challenges thanks to the pandemic in 2020, but still managed to save its season. These difficulties remain in 2021 and create a tough knock-on effect for the championship's new arrivals F1

GP RacingWhy Renault's survivor wasn't part of Alpine's plans Even the most skilled and ambitious political operators can come a cropper when organisations change. STUART CODLING reflects on the departure from Renault of Cyril Abiteboul F1

Marcus SimmonsHow a GP is thriving in a COVID-free territory The New Zealand Grand Prix's mix of rising talent and big-name stars thrilled the crowds (yes, remember crowds?) assembled for the Toyota Racing Series meeting at Hampton Downs last weekend and left distant observers craving a repeat Other

Luke SmithThe image battle facing F1's 'nice guy' He's had his fingers burned by social media's keyboard warriors who have trouble appreciating that he's only human. But after two years in the intense spotlight Formula 1 brings, Lando Norris has no plans to change his outlook F1

WRC reportHow Ogier achieved a fitting Monte Carlo farewell Against pandemic-shaped odds, the World Rally Championship season opener went ahead in Monte Carlo last weekend as a familiar face again took top spot. But for an emotional Sebastien Ogier, his record-breaking eighth win meant more than most WRC

Jake Boxall-LeggeWhat you need to know about F1 2021 Formula 1 won't get its big new regulations this year, but there are still plenty of changes to keep track of on the technical, team/driver and calendar fronts. Here's our guide to all the important details F1

1991 specialThe point-less F1 teams of 1991 Six of the 18 teams that appeared in the 1991 Formula 1 season failed to score a point, whether through lack of funds to build and test new parts, under-par engines or management musical chairs. Here are their little-known stories F1

Stephen LickorishThe Formula Vee maverick who has reached the top For a second consecutive year, a self-built machine has won the Formula Vee championship. But James Harridge's 'Maverick' comes from the very humblest of origins - with some parts even salvaged from a skip National