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The joy of the travel and the chase in Formula 1

While the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the familiar pattern of travel for everyone involved in Formula 1, the joy in chasing the racing can still be found and will only become greater when normality returns.

What to expect from F1's rookie trio in 2021 Plus

What to expect from F1's rookie trio in 2021

Three newcomers join the Formula 1 grid in 2021. The shortest pre-season in F1 history will have done little to settle the nerves for Yuki Tsunoda, Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, and the Haas team's admission of focusing everything on 2022 means the latter pair have an uphill climb this term

One-shot qualifying: In defence of F1's flawed TV gamble

The decision to introduce one-shot qualifying to Formula 1 in 2003 proved controversial and was prone to being exploited but, as STUART CODLING argues, the initial idea behind it was sound

The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction Plus

The real-life racing rogues stranger than fiction

The forthcoming Netflix film linking the world of underworld crime and motorsport plays on a theme that isn't exactly new. Over the years, several shady figures have attempted to make it in racing before their dubious dealings caught up with them

Ricciardo to raise Grosjean's British GP moves in F1 drivers' briefing

Daniel Ricciardo will raise Romain Grosjean's aggressive defensive moves during the British Grand Prix at the next Formula 1 drivers' briefing on Friday

The strategy blunder that sums up Ferrari's crisis Plus

The strategy blunder that sums up Ferrari's crisis

Ferrari wasn't the only team to gamble on soft tyres in the expectation of rain at the Hungarian Grand Prix. But that it did so at all - and, worse, continued to stick with its decision rather than save grace - was merely another sign of its current crisis

Robert Kubica still has regrets over BMW's missed 2008 F1 title bid

Robert Kubica says he still feels some regret over missing out on a challenge for the Formula 1 world title in 2008 after BMW stopped developing its car mid-season

When BMW was the last team standing at Le Mans

One of the most competitive manufacturer fields ever assembled at Le Mans set the backdrop for the latest instalment in Autosport's series of favourite races. As STUART CODLING recalls, it was a race of drama from the morning warm-up until the chequered flag as BMW's tortoise saw off an array of hares

How BMW-Sauber blew its chance of title glory Plus

How BMW-Sauber blew its chance of title glory

Continuing Autosport's series celebrating 50 years of Sauber, we revisit the 2008 season in which it at last became a Formula 1 winner. But corporate demands from new owner BMW meant its best shot at the title was allowed to slip away

Top 10 Monaco Grands Prix ranked: From Mansell to Moss

We should have been enjoying the Formula 1 world championship's 67th visit to Monaco this weekend. Instead, 2020 will be the first F1 season since 1954 not to feature this challenging and polarising event

From the Ferrari brains trust to Autosport Plus

From the Ferrari brains trust to Autosport

Engineer Rodi Basso has had a colourful career in motorsport that started under the bridge at Fiorano. Now the ex-Ferrari and Red Bull man is bringing Formula 1 technical analysis to Autosport, he reflects on his time in two of its best outfits

Stirling Moss on his retirement from racing Plus

Stirling Moss on his retirement from racing

Racing legend Stirling Moss, who passed away on Easter Sunday, announced his retirement from racing ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2011. In an interview at the time with Autosport, the then-81-year-old discussed his decision, whether he had any regrets, and what he plans to do next

Steiner: F1 will ensure Australian GP goes ahead

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner has said that the championship promoter will ensure all the competitors are able to enter Australia for next week's grand prix

Sainz: Racing Point masking true pace of its 2020 F1 car

McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz believes Racing Point is masking the pace of its controversial 'pink Mercedes' and that it could be among the leading midfield teams this season

Russell believes Williams Formula 1 team still has the slowest car

George Russell has played down suggestions that his Williams Formula 1 team will be able to rejoin the midfield runners in 2020, despite an encouraging performance in Barcelona pre-season testing

How F1's white-elephant track addiction went bust Plus

How F1's white-elephant track addiction went bust

Several new races joined the Formula 1 calendar in the last decade, but, like many more that had been added in the previous decade, they quickly disappeared. Here, as part of our series looking back at the 2010s, we explain why

F1 risks breaking its hardest-working people Plus

F1 risks breaking its hardest-working people

OPINION: As Liberty Media has been unable to wrangle the same level of hosting fees that Bernie Ecclestone could from race promoters at some of its new destinations, plus its desire to be seen improving F1 through calendar expansion, STUART CODLING argues that the championship is heading for an unsustainable future for its typical fans and workers

Sainz: Simulators will reduce impact of F1 testing cut

McLaren driver Carlos Sainz Jr believes simulators are now advanced enough to mitigate the impact of any testing cuts as Formula 1 moves towards a record 22-race calendar for 2020

Why F1 wouldn't miss Hockenheim Plus

Why F1 wouldn't miss Hockenheim

OPINION: The German Grand Prix looks set to be squeezed off the Formula 1 calendar for 2020. That won't be a huge loss, as last weekend it felt like Hockenheim had already given up

Kubica: Lack of visibility in wet F1 German GP like rallying days

Williams Formula 1 driver Robert Kubica has compared the lack of visibility during the wet German Grand Prix to his previous experience of rallying in adverse conditions

Albon felt "almost forced" into F1 German GP fight with Hamilton

Alex Albon says he was forced to fight Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton during the latter stages of the German Grand Prix and it ultimately cost him several positions

Verstappen: German GP win won't open up F1 title fight

German Grand Prix winner Max Verstappen says his victory at Hockenheim will not alter the outcome of the Formula 1 drivers' championship battle

Verstappen wins wild German GP from Vettel, disaster for Mercedes

Max Verstappen mastered both wet and dry conditions to win the 2019 Formula 1 German Grand Prix for Red Bull as Mercedes faltered badly at its home race

Leclerc tops Germany FP3, Mercedes struggles despite lower heat

Charles Leclerc was fastest again for Ferrari in third practice for the 2019 German Grand Prix, outpacing the quickest Mercedes by half a second

Magnussen: Latest Haas F1 update offered no improvement

Kevin Magnussen said new car upgrades had made little difference after being outpaced by his Haas team-mate during practice for the 2019 Formula 1 German Grand Prix

German Grand Prix practice: Leclerc leads another Ferrari one-two

Charles Leclerc edged out his Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel as Mercedes came up short on single-lap pace in second practice for Formula 1's German Grand Prix at Hockenheim

Bottas: Silverstone defeat masked tyre tactic gains over Hamilton

Valtteri Bottas believes his unexpected defeat by Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the 2019 Formula 1 British Grand Prix masked improvements he has been making to his driving technique

Russell thought he was in fight for sixth at one point in Monaco GP

Williams Formula 1 driver George Russell says he thought he was in the fight for sixth place at one stage during Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix

Charles Leclerc "too impatient" in Monaco clash - Nico Hulkenberg

Nico Hulkenberg believes Formula 1 rival Charles Leclerc was "impatient" and "definitely too ambitious" in attempting the move that caused their Monaco Grand Prix clash

Charles Leclerc escapes penalty for Monaco GP practice VSC offence

Charles Leclerc has been reprimanded by Formula 1 stewards for failing to obey the correct protocols during a Virtual Safety Car period in practice for the Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix practice: Leclerc fastest as Vettel crashes

Charles Leclerc edged out the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas to top third practice for the Monaco Grand Prix after Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel crashed out early on

Haas explains "creative" black flag for drivers in Monaco practice

Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner says asking the FIA to black flag his drivers in first Monaco Grand Prix practice was a "creative" reaction to an IT issue

Mercedes: Racing Point tie-up "very different" to Ferrari/Haas model

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says his team's collaboration with Racing Point is "very different" to the Ferrari/Haas model, and that its future depends on new Formula 1 rules for 2021

Why McLaren is flattering to deceive Plus

Why McLaren is flattering to deceive

McLaren has become one of the surprise packages of 2019 with Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz Jr showing flashes of potential. But dig a little deeper and it's clear a recovery is still far from near

McLaren F1's Carlos Sainz Jr feels for Mick Schumacher over scrutiny

McLaren Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr says he feels for Ferrari junior Mick Schumacher over the scrutiny he is receiving in Formula 2, having had a similar experience himself

Chinese Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton beats Valtteri Bottas to win

Lewis Hamilton won a processional 2019 Chinese Grand Prix for the Mercedes Formula 1 team ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Ferrari's challenge faded with a weak opening stint

Shanghai track has 'exposed' weaknesses of McLaren's F1 car - Sainz

Chinese Grand Prix qualifying brought the McLaren Formula 1 team "back to reality" after its encouraging performances in the opening two rounds and during Friday practice, says Carlos Sainz Jr

Vettel's deficit to Mercedes in Chinese GP qualifying was 'too big'

Sebastian Vettel says his deficit to Mercedes' Formula 1 cars was "too big" in Chinese Grand Prix qualifying, and suggests Ferrari is still unable to replicate its pre-season testing form

Lewis Hamilton 'experimenting' as he struggles with Mercedes F1 car

Lewis Hamilton said he was "experimenting" throughout Chinese Grand Prix qualifying after "battling" his car more than his Mercedes Formula 1 team-mate and poleman Valtteri Bottas

Chinese GP practice: Bottas leads practice halted by Albon crash

Valtteri Bottas went quickest for Mercedes in what proved to be an unrepresentative final practice session for Formula 1's 2019 Chinese Grand Prix

Kubica: 'Good sign' that Williams F1 car feels different in China

Robert Kubica says he was encouraged by a "different" feeling from Williams's Formula 1 car in China Grand Prix practice, as the team continues to work on improving its FW42

Honda makes first Formula 1 engine change of 2019 in Toro Rosso

Honda has made its first engine change of the 2019 Formula 1 season, changing Daniil Kvyat's Toro Rosso power unit following the opening Chinese Grand Prix practice session

Chinese GP F1 practice:Vettel beats Hamilton and Leclerc to top FP1

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel was fastest in the opening practice session for Formula 1's Chinese Grand Prix, outpacing the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton by 0.207s

Magnussen: Haas learned interesting things about Bahrain woes in test

Kevin Magnussen says Haas learned some "interesting" lessons from Formula 1's Bahrain test, which he thinks was "lucky" to have immediately after its miserable grand prix there

Why 2018 left McLaren with no one else to blame Plus

Why 2018 left McLaren with no one else to blame

With Honda out of the equation, 2018 was supposed to be the start of McLaren's return to the top - but the absence of the Japanese manufacturer just revealed more fundamental issues at the team

Rivals amplified Mercedes F1 team's 'mental stress' in 2018 season

Mercedes Formula 1 team boss Toto Wolff says the "mental stress" of dealing with more competitive Ferrari and Red Bull efforts made 2018 extremely tough

FIA: Formula 1 weighbridge angst is teams' own fault

Formula 1 race director Charlie Whiting has hit back at complaints over the FIA's weighing procedure after Sebastian Vettel was punished for "destroying" the weighbridge at Interlagos last weekend

Pierre Gasly defends decision to ignore F1 team orders in Brazil

Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Pierre Gasly says he defied team orders in the Brazilian Grand Prix because he was racing team-mate Brendon Hartley for position

Mercedes: Ferrari favourite to win Brazilian GP after ‘big gamble’

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff has declared Ferrari the favourite to win the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix after the Italian team staked everything on a risky strategy in qualifying

Brazilian GP F1 practice: Vettel leads Hamilton in FP3

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel went fastest in the third Formula 1 practice session for the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos, beating Lewis Hamilton by 0.2s

Formula 1 chiefs join drivers to discuss championship's future

Delegates from the Formula 1 Group, the FIA and Pirelli attended an extraordinary meeting of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association at Interlagos to discuss the future of F1

Rob Smedley already discussing new Formula 1 roles after Williams

Senior Williams engineer Rob Smedley says he is "already talking to people" about a new role in Formula 1 after he leaves his current team at the end of 2018

Wolff would be 'overwhelmed' if Wehrlein returned to F1 elsewhere

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said he would be "overwhelmed" to see his outgoing reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein return to Formula 1 in the future

Williams driver Lance Stroll 'far from reaching' his F1 potential

Lance Stroll believes that Williams's underperformance this season has concealed his development as a Formula 1 driver, but that he is still a long way from fulfilling his potential

Charlie Whiting: Change to F1's Singapore GP a 'waste of paint'

FIA Formula 1 race director and safety delegate Charlie Whiting has branded a change to Singapore Grand Prix's Turn 7 as a "waste of paint"

Singapore Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton wins, F1 title rival Vettel third

Lewis Hamilton swept to a virtually unchallenged win in the 2018 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix as another Ferrari tactical blunder cost Sebastian Vettel the chance of victory

Kevin Magnussen laments 'hopeless' Singapore F1 qualifying

Kevin Magnussen says he cannot explain why he was a second slower than Haas Formula 1 team-mate Romain Grosjean during qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore Grand Prix: Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in practice

Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Kimi Raikkonen set a commanding pace in final practice for the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix

Renault F1 team could be forced into worse Singapore GP strategy

Carlos Sainz Jr believes his car's inability to look after its tyres will force the Renault Formula 1 team into a disadvantageous strategy for the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix

Ferrari says team orders for F1 starts 'dangerous and crazy'

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Maurizio Arrivabene has angrily ruled out the possibility of forcing his drivers to obey team orders at the start of grands prix