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Formula 1 Verstappen: Red Bull dominance affected by V6 switch Max Verstappen thinks that Red Bull would have enjoyed Mercedes levels of dominance in Formula 1 if the turbo hybrid rules had not been introduced.

Autosport Plus When F1's crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse Jean Alesi made an immediate impact in Formula 1 when he arrived with Tyrrell, but his decision to join Ferrari instead of a resurgent Williams for 1991 was ill-judged as the Scuderia became engulfed with in-fighting that resulted from a sub-standard car

Formula 1 Sainz recalls initial contact from Ferrari Carlos Sainz Jr entered initial talks with Ferrari over a 2021 Formula 1 deal "without trying to believe it too much", assuming it was talking to a number of drivers

GT How a Norris F4 rival's early GT move was vindicated The latest addition to Lamborghini's factory GT roster faced the tough prospect of abandoning his F1 dream while still at school. But 2020 British GT champion Sandy Mitchell has proved that the move was absolutely the right one, as he told JAMES NEWBOLD

WEC Toyota "behind target" after snowed-off hypercar test Toyota has admitted it is "behind target" with test mileage for its new Le Mans Hypercar after a planned test this week was called off due to snow

Formula E More new FE team interest after Audi, BMW exits Audi and BMW's decision to quit Formula E has made the championship more appealing to some prospective teams, according to series chief executive Jamie Reigle

Autosport Plus The V12 experiment that yielded Senna’s final F1 title Formula 1 fans remember V12 engines fondly but only one has powered a driver to the world championship. STUART CODLING recalls McLaren's MP4/6, with which Ayrton Senna secured the 1991 crown 30 years ago

Magazine: Our 1991 retrospective Ayrton Senna's battle for his third Formula 1 world title in 1991 is part of a special issue of Autosport magazine, out today (14 January).

Lamborghini Squadra Corse launches dedicated channel with Motorsport.tv Lamborghini Squadra Corse has launched a dedicated channel on Motorsport.tv, Motorsport Network's digital OTT platform devoted to racing and automotive content

Autosport Podcast: What is Albon's path back to F1? Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas is joined F1 Reporter Luke Smith and Motorsport.com's F1 Editor Jonathan Noble to discuss what 2021 holds for Alex Albon

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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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1991 specialWhen F1's crazy horse joined the Prancing Horse Jean Alesi made an immediate impact in Formula 1 when he arrived with Tyrrell, but his decision to join Ferrari instead of a resurgent Williams for 1991 was ill-judged as the Scuderia became engulfed with in-fighting that resulted from a sub-standard car F1

GP RacingThe V12 experiment that yielded Senna’s final F1 title Formula 1 fans remember V12 engines fondly but only one has powered a driver to the world championship. STUART CODLING recalls McLaren's MP4/6, with which Ayrton Senna secured the 1991 crown 30 years ago F1

James NewboldWhy a lost F1 hope is still in demand aged 65 There's a saying among retired folk that life begins at 60, but endurance specialist Alain Ferte has never used the 'R' word. Some 40 years since his crowning glory in F3, he's still a driver in demand and gunning for more 24-hour racing success this weekend GT

1991 specialHow Senna won his greatest F1 title Autosport magazine has produced a 1991 special issue to mark 30 years since Ayrton Senna's third world championship title, secured against stiff opposition from Nigel Mansell and Williams. Here's how Senna and McLaren triumphed against the odds F1

Jonathan NobleWhy Bottas won't emulate Rosberg to beat Hamilton Of the four seasons Valtteri Bottas has been Lewis Hamilton's team-mate at Mercedes, he has been beaten in all of them. Although trying to emulate predecessor Nico Rosberg's approach is not an option, the Finn says he needs to try something new F1

Alex KalinauckasThe driver gap Aston Martin must address in F1 2021 A famous motorsport moniker returns to Formula 1 in 2021. But, with Aston Martin still essentially the same as Racing Point, there's an element the team will want to fix for the new campaign if it is to better the recent success of its previous guise F1

James NewboldHow a fallen Red Bull F1 hope became a Porsche great Without an innocuous clash in a 2007 GP2 race, F1 history could have been very different with a German Red Bull Junior not called Sebastian Vettel ascending to Toro Rosso that year. Here's how he rebuilt himself to win four titles in as many years F1

Nick GartonWhy Britain's continued WRC absence is a wake-up call OPINION: With Rally GB dropping off the World Rally Championship calendar for the second year in a row, one of Britain's best-attended sporting events faces an uncertain future. It's an unfortunate situation that points to troubling times ahead WRC