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Masi: Drivers could lose points
Abu Dhabi signs new 10-year F1 contract as season finale
Channel 4 to show Abu Dhabi F1 title decider live on free-to-air
The lessons F1 can take from the Masi "souk" deal criticisms
Stoker eyes F1 Envoy appointment if he wins FIA election

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has reminded teams and drivers that any unsporting conduct at the Abu Dhabi season finale could result in a championship points deduction.

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will continue to serve as the Formula 1 season finale for the next 10 years after a contract extension was announced on Thursday.

Channel 4 will show the 2021 Formula 1 title-decider in Abu Dhabi live and free-to-air in the UK after striking a deal with Sky Sports.

As Formula 1 heads to its Abu Dhabi season finale, the FIA and race director Michael Masi are under increased scrutiny, with radio messages broadcast during last weekend's race prompting discussion and controversy. But what can they learn from the Saudi Arabia debacle?

FIA presidential candidate Graham Stoker plans to appoint an F1 Envoy to help strengthen the running of the championship if he is successful in next week’s election.

Masi warns F1 title rivals of possible points deduction in Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has reminded teams and drivers that any unsporting conduct at the Abu Dhabi season finale could result in a championship points deduction.

Abu Dhabi signs new 10-year F1 contract as season finale

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will continue to serve as the Formula 1 season finale for the next 10 years after a contract extension was announced on Thursday.

Channel 4 to show Abu Dhabi F1 title decider live on free-to-air

Channel 4 will show the 2021 Formula 1 title-decider in Abu Dhabi live and free-to-air in the UK after striking a deal with Sky Sports.

The lessons F1 can take from the Masi "souk" deal criticisms

As Formula 1 heads to its Abu Dhabi season finale, the FIA and race director Michael Masi are under increased scrutiny, with radio messages broadcast during last weekend's race prompting discussion and controversy. But what can they learn from the Saudi Arabia debacle?

Stoker eyes F1 Envoy appointment if he wins FIA election

FIA presidential candidate Graham Stoker plans to appoint an F1 Envoy to help strengthen the running of the championship if he is successful in next week’s election.

Fittipaldi to continue as Haas F1 test and reserve driver in 2022

Haas has announced that Pietro Fittipaldi will continue as its official test and reserve driver in Formula 1 next year.

Bahrain could hold 2022 F1 sprint race on Outer Loop layout

Formula 1’s sprint race tweaks for 2022 could open the door for a bold plan to run the Bahrain event on its high-speed outer loop, Autosport has learned.

Sargeant handed F1 test debut with Williams in Abu Dhabi

Logan Sargeant will get his first taste of Formula 1 machinery next week in Abu Dhabi when he takes part in the post-season test at Yas Marina.

Wolff urges "common sense" after Marko’s F1 stewards comments

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says it is important to view incidents with “common sense” after Helmut Marko claimed Red Bull is being treated differently by the stewards.

Shwartzman to drive for Ferrari in Abu Dhabi post-season F1 test

Robert Shwartzman will drive for Ferrari in the post-season Formula 1 test taking place in Abu Dhabi next week, alongside a previously confirmed outing with Haas. 

Why thrilling Jeddah F1 circuit needs to be safer

OPINION: Saudi Arabia's new F1 circuit delivered a memorable first event, although not necessarily for all the right reasons. In the wake of the chaotic race, drivers voiced their concerns about the track but small changes could make significant improvements ahead of a return in four months

Ocon: Alpine can be "very dangerous" to F1's top teams in 2022

Esteban Ocon says Alpine's recent race execution gives him belief it will "be very dangerous" to Formula 1's top teams with a better car, as it targets improving its consistency.

Analysis: Could Todt be poised for shock Ferrari F1 return?

FIA president Jean Todt has been reticent so far about what he plans to do once his tenure ends later this month.

Mercedes ends Kingspan F1 deal with immediate effect

Mercedes has announced it has ended its Formula 1 sponsorship deal with Kingspan with immediate effect after facing backlash last week.

Red Bull's 2020 Abu Dhabi F1 dominance means little, says Mercedes

Mercedes thinks Red Bull’s 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix domination shouldn't be used as a form indicator for this weekend’s Formula 1 title showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain Plus

The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain

From ranking as one of the most impressive new teams to join the Formula 1 grid, Haas’s stock has plummeted along with its on-track performances over the past two seasons. Everything now hangs on whether its reforged alliance with Ferrari can deliver a better car – and whether its rookie drivers can set aside their quarrels. OLEG KARPOV asks if any of these goals are achievable…

Ricciardo: Verstappen-Hamilton title showdown "dream scenario" for F1

Daniel Ricciardo says Formula 1 has a “dream scenario” with Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton tied on points heading into the Abu Dhabi championship showdown.

Horner: Hamilton can be "very wily" in F1 track battles

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton can be "very wily" in his approach to racing, according to the team boss of rival Max Verstappen's Red Bull squad, Christian Horner.

Horner: Red Bull wants to win the F1 title in the right way

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner insists Red Bull cares how it wins the Formula 1 world championship this year, amid fears of dirty tricks ruining the Abu Dhabi showdown.

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The incidents that turned the F1 title fight ugly in Saudi Arabia

Formula 1 has enjoyed a rollercoaster title fight in 2021, but Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix brought new levels of drama as things got ugly between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

The lessons F1 can take from the Masi "souk" deal criticisms Plus

The lessons F1 can take from the Masi "souk" deal criticisms

As Formula 1 heads to its Abu Dhabi season finale, the FIA and race director Michael Masi are under increased scrutiny, with radio messages broadcast during last weekend's race prompting discussion and controversy. But what can they learn from the Saudi Arabia debacle?

Why thrilling Jeddah F1 circuit needs to be safer Plus

Why thrilling Jeddah F1 circuit needs to be safer

OPINION: Saudi Arabia's new F1 circuit delivered a memorable first event, although not necessarily for all the right reasons. In the wake of the chaotic race, drivers voiced their concerns about the track but small changes could make significant improvements ahead of a return in four months

The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain Plus

The long-term F1 vision causing Haas’s short-term pain

From ranking as one of the most impressive new teams to join the Formula 1 grid, Haas’s stock has plummeted along with its on-track performances over the past two seasons. Everything now hangs on whether its reforged alliance with Ferrari can deliver a better car – and whether its rookie drivers can set aside their quarrels. OLEG KARPOV asks if any of these goals are achievable…

Formula 1
Dec 8, 2021
The line Verstappen finally crossed in F1's first Jeddah race Plus

The line Verstappen finally crossed in F1's first Jeddah race

OPINION: Max Verstappen has made the 2021 Formula 1 championship. He’s taken the fight to the all-conquering Mercedes squad and its dominant champion, produced driving displays few can match. But he’s been on a controversial course too, and finally crossed a particular line in Jeddah

Formula 1
Dec 7, 2021
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Driver Ratings Plus

Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Driver Ratings

An ill-tempered Saudi Grand Prix made Formula 1 more soap opera than sporting spectacle at times, but there were some strong performances up and down the field on the world championship's first visit to Jeddah

Formula 1
Dec 6, 2021
How the Jeddah F1 race became a one-sitting Netflix drama series Plus

How the Jeddah F1 race became a one-sitting Netflix drama series

The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a race packed full of incident as Formula 1 2021's title contenders repeatedly clashed on track. Lewis Hamilton won out over Max Verstappen to level the scores heading into next weekend's Abu Dhabi finale, as Jeddah turned F1 into a drama series

Formula 1
Dec 6, 2021
The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance Plus

The impressive attitude that earned Albon his second F1 chance

Dropped by Red Bull last season, Alexander Albon has fought back into a Formula 1 seat with Williams. ALEX KALINAUCKAS explains what Albon has done to earn the place soon to be vacated by the highly rated George Russell

Formula 1
Dec 5, 2021
How Formula E factors could negate Red Bull's Jeddah practice gap to Mercedes Plus

How Formula E factors could negate Red Bull's Jeddah practice gap to Mercedes

Mercedes led the way in practice for Formula 1’s first race in Jeddah, where Red Bull was off the pace on both single-lap and long runs. But, if Max Verstappen can reverse the results on Saturday, factors familiar in motorsport’s main electric single-seater category could be decisive in another close battle with Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1
Dec 3, 2021