Bahrain GP (2021)

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Ferrari: F1 engine gains may not be known for four more races

Ferrari thinks it could take another four race weekends for it to be sure about the amount of progress it has made with its new Formula 1 engine.

Differential issue cost Verstappen 0.3s per lap in Bahrain F1 GP

Max Verstappen was "clearly handicapped" by a differential issue that cost him 0.3 seconds per lap early on in the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix, according to Helmut Marko.

Mazepin "beating himself up" over Bahrain woes, says Steiner

Haas Formula 1 team boss Guenther Steiner revealed Nikita Mazepin was "beating himself up" over his lap-one exit in Bahrain but is confident the Russian rookie is "ready to go again".

Hamilton: Verstappen won't make Turn 4 mistake again

Lewis Hamilton reckons Max Verstappen will learn from his 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain defeat and not make another mistake similar to slipping off the road during their battle last weekend.

Hamilton: Bahrain win a "chance to prove people wrong"

Lewis Hamilton reckons his 2021 Bahrain victory with the race’s second-best car was a “chance to prove people wrong” regarding suggestions his Formula 1 wins are primarily down to machinery.  

How Verstappen's Bahrain mistake can only make him stronger

Max Verstappen lost out to Lewis Hamilton at the Bahrain Grand Prix by a tiny margin, slipping off the track just as victory was within his grasp. But the painful lesson from defeat can only help Verstappen come back even stronger

Vettel accepts blame for Ocon Bahrain F1 collision

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel has admitted his collision with Esteban Ocon in the Bahrain Grand Prix "was probably my mistake" and explained why he initially blamed the Alpine driver.

Tsunoda “wouldn’t sleep” if he hadn’t attacked Stroll on last lap

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says he wouldn’t have been able to sleep on Sunday night if he hadn’t launched a last lap attack on Lance Stroll at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

McLaren reveals Ricciardo had floor damage from Gasly clash in Bahrain GP

McLaren has revealed that Daniel Ricciardo's performance in Formula 1's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix was hurt by floor damage sustained at the start of the race.

How Perez salvaged his Red Bull F1 debut in Bahrain

Red Bull Formula 1 driver Sergio Perez has explained how he salvaged his debut with the team by restarting his engine on the formation lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Red Bull lacked flexibility on tyres in Bahrain GP

Max Verstappen thinks Red Bull could have done a better job with its strategy for the Formula 1 Bahrain GP, after boxing itself in with its tyre usage in practice.

Podcast: Hamilton beats Verstappen in thrilling F1 2021 opener in Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton saw off Max Verstappen to claim victory in the 2021 Formula 1 opener in an enthralling Bahrain Grand Prix.

Mercedes has "no strengths" over Red Bull in F1 2021

Mercedes believes it has no strengths over Red Bull in Formula 1 this year, despite winning the season opening Bahrain Grand Prix.

How the 'Great F1 Rake-Off' delivered a Bahrain GP showdown

For the 2021 F1 season, the battle of Red Bull vs Mercedes looks set to be captured in the high-rake vs low-rake philosophy clash due to this year's technical rule tweaks. While bringing the grid closer together in terms of performance, it could be the deciding factor in the race for the world title

Bahrain Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The eagerly-anticipated first race of 2021 produced a surprise winner and plenty of stellar performances throughout the field. But only one driver took a maximum score in our driver ratings under the Bahrain floodlights

How F1 track limits became the talk of the Bahrain GP

The abuse of track limits has become an ongoing topic in Formula 1 in recent years, and on Sunday the subject took a little shine off what had otherwise been a fantastic race.

Horner: F1 track limit rules should not be "shades of grey"

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Formula 1’s track limits rules should not be ‘shades of grey’, after the Bahrain Grand Prix controversy.

The calls that decided Hamilton and Verstappen's Bahrain battle

Fastest in every session, all signs pointed towards Red Bull and Max Verstappen starting the 2021 F1 season with a victory. That it didn't pan out that way, and Lewis Hamilton scored a surprising win, owes much to an aggressive Mercedes strategy and a pre-race tyre selection that Verstappen would later question

Wolff: F1 track limit rules must be clear and not ‘a Shakespeare novel’

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has urged the FIA to clarify its track limit rules after Bahrain Grand Prix controversy and feels it must be "sacred" and not a "Shakespeare novel".

Verstappen explains inability to re-attack Hamilton in Bahrain F1 GP

Max Verstappen has explained why he could not attempt another pass on Lewis Hamilton after giving back the lead following a track limits violation late in Formula 1's Bahrain race.

Horner: Verstappen letting Hamilton through "the right thing" in Bahrain GP

Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen "did the right thing" letting Lewis Hamilton through under race control orders in the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Hamilton: Final few laps of F1 Bahrain GP were "horrifying"

Lewis Hamilton says the final laps of his late Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix duel with Max Verstappen were "horrifying", as he feared keeping the Red Bull behind was impossible.

F1 Bahrain GP: Hamilton holds off Verstappen to win epic race

Lewis Hamilton held on to defeat Max Verstappen in a thrilling late duel in Formula 1’s 2021 season opener in Bahrain, with the Red Bull driver giving back a late pass.

Vettel receives F1 grid penalty for Bahrain yellow flag infringement

Sebastian Vettel will start the 2021 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain from the back of the grid due to a penalty for ignoring double yellow flags in qualifying.

Williams' F1 wind sensitivity problem due to downforce breakthrough

Williams has explained how the decision to successfully make downforce and drag improvements has left its 2021 Formula 1 car exposed to wind sensitivity issues.

The rear end overhaul that has transformed Red Bull's F1 car

Red Bull’s crushing form over the Formula 1 season-opening weekend in Bahrain suggests it has dialled out the aerodynamic issues that caused problems last year.

Alonso “expecting to struggle” in opening races of F1 return

Fernando Alonso said he was satisfied by qualifying in the top 10 on his Formula 1 return in Bahrain, admitting he was "expecting to struggle" in the first few races.

Vettel summoned to F1 stewards over double yellow flags incident

Sebastian Vettel has been summoned by the FIA Stewards over a double yellow flags incident during qualifying for the 2021 Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

F1 Bahrain Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more

Max Verstappen has secured the first pole position of the 2021 Formula 1 season for the Bahrain Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

"Strange" feeling on medium tyres cost Tsunoda Q3 place in Bahrain

AlphaTauri Formula 1 rookie Yuki Tsunoda says a "strange" feeling on the medium compound tyre during Q2 prevented him from qualifying in the top 10 for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Sainz thought Bahrain GP qualifying "was over" after Q1 glitch

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr thought his Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying session "was over" after a glitch in Q1 but was happy to recover to eighth place.

Red Bull explains time loss caused by Verstappen's Q1 floor damage

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Max Verstappen carried damage worth approximately 0.1 seconds for the rest of Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying after his Q1 kerb strike.

Vettel "upset and angry" after Bahrain GP Q1 exit

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel was left "upset and angry" going out in Q1 of Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying, as he saw his second flying lap ruined by yellow flags.

Verstappen beats Hamilton to pole for F1 Bahrain GP

Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton to the first pole position of the new Formula 1 season, as the Red Bull driver topped 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying by over 0.3s.

Tsunoda aims to work on swearing weakness

Yuki Tsunoda says that getting angry on the team radio and losing focus is a weak point that he needs to iron out in Formula 1.

Verstappen completes F1 practice clean sweep at Bahrain GP

Max Verstappen completed a 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix practice clean sweep for Red Bull, as he topped FP3 by nearly three-quarters of a second over Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Leclerc "didn't expect to be as competitive" in Bahrain F1 practice

Charles Leclerc said he was positively surprised with Ferrari's pace during Friday practice for Formula 1's Bahrain Grand Prix, as his new teammate Carlos Sainz Jr was fourth in FP2.

F1 Bahrain GP qualifying - Start time, how to watch & more

Max Verstappen took a clean sweep of top spot in Friday’s practice sessions ahead of the 2021 Formula 1 opener in Bahrain. Here’s how and when to watch qualifying.

Perez lacking single-lap pace with Red Bull F1 car

Sergio Perez says he's lacking single-lap pace with his Red Bull at the moment, after ending the opening day of practice in Bahrain more than half a second adrift of team-mate Max Verstappen.

Vettel: Still "a lot left on the table" with Aston F1 team

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel says there's "still a lot left on the table" after a low-key Friday in Bahrain, his first grand prix weekend with the team.

Aston Martin makes floor changes amid low rake rules hit

Aston Martin has made a number of changes to its AMR21's floor design ahead of the Formula 1 season opener at Bahrain.

Verstappen stays top ahead of Norris in F1 Bahrain GP second practice

Max Verstappen kept Red Bull on top at the 2021 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain, topping FP2 ahead of McLaren driver Lando Norris and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen fastest from Bottas in F1 Bahrain GP opening practice

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen set the fastest time in first practice for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas, as Formula 1’s new season commenced.