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Red Bull parts company with F1 employee after racist messages emerge

Red Bull Racing has parted company with one of its Formula 1 employees after racist text messages recently emerged online.

The bigger mysteries prompted by FIA’s Red Bull rejection

The FIA’s rejection of Red Bull’s request to review the British Grand Prix crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen surprised few in Formula 1.

FIA rejects Red Bull's review of Hamilton's British GP penalty

Red Bull’s hopes of getting the FIA to review Lewis Hamilton’s British Grand Prix penalty have been dashed, after Formula 1 stewards rejected its request on Thursday.

How Lotus F1 uncovered, then squandered its last ‘unfair advantage’

Cast in the mould of its founder Colin Chapman, Lotus was powerful and daring but 
flawed – as it proved through further soaring peaks and painful troughs into the 1980s. DAMIEN SMITH examines a game-changing era

Russell: Too many penalties will force F1 drivers to be cautious

George Russell believes that too many penalties have been handed out in recent Formula 1 races and that the trend may force drivers to be too cautious.

The signs that point to F1's rude health

OPINION: Formula 1's calendar might still be facing disruption as the pandemic affects travel but, says MARK GALLAGHER, the business itself is fundamentally strong thanks to the epic rivalry taking place on track and the consistent arrival of new sponsors

Binotto: Being in clean air critical to showing Ferrari F1 form

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto believes his squad has cured most of its tyre problems, but admits his cars need clean air to show their true pace.

Mercedes feared "long hard look at itself" if it flopped at British GP

Mercedes feared that it would need a "long hard look at itself" if the Formula 1 upgrades it brought to last weekend's British Grand Prix did not deliver.

The unexpected benefit of F1’s sprint race repeat

OPINION: Formula 1's sprint race trial at Silverstone drew mixed feedback on Saturday, but there remained the true test of how it would impact Sunday's Grand Prix. While fans were busy marvelling at Fernando Alonso's progress, a key lesson was being learned that would directly contribute to the dramatic lap one clash at Copse the following day

Red Bull’s ‘personal’ attacks after British GP too much, says Wolff

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has expressed unease at the scale of Red Bull’s personal attacks after the British Grand Prix, but hopes they can ‘restore’ a professional Formula 1 rivalry.

Alonso clarifies comments about racing on ‘dark side’ at F1 British GP

Fernando Alonso has clarified his comments about racing on “the dark side” in Formula 1 after his aggressive start to Saturday’s sprint race at Silverstone.

The off-track considerations that led to F1’s Hamilton/Verstappen Silverstone shunt

OPINION: Formula 1’s 2021 title fight turned ugly last weekend when Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided at the start of the British Grand Prix. Verstappen thankfully walked away unharmed, but this had been a clash long-since coming

Mercedes: Accident between Hamilton and Verstappen ‘inevitable’

Mercedes’ Andrew Shovlin believes an accident between Formula 1 title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen was “inevitable”.

Horner: "Unacceptable" for F1 team bosses to be allowed to lobby stewards

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner thinks it is "unacceptable" that Formula 1 stewards can be lobbied by competitors while they are making decisions.

Will 2022's all-new cars look like F1's concept model?

Formula 1 provided its clearest example yet of what the 2022 cars are set to look like when it presented a full-scale concept to the world during the build-up to last weekend’s British Grand Prix. Underneath the special shiny livery was a design that hinted at the future, but teams will be digging into key areas that may reap differing results

Wolff: Hamilton is the opposite of a dirty F1 driver

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says Lewis Hamilton is the complete opposite of a dirty driver, despite the criticisms thrown his way after Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

The hidden consequences of Verstappen's British GP crash

In the immediate aftermath of Max Verstappen's huge accident in the British GP, the first concern of his Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team was of course for the Dutchman's wellbeing.

10 things we learned from F1’s 2021 British Grand Prix

Formula 1’s return to packed crowd at Silverstone for the British Grand Prix delivered plenty of excitement, intrigue and controversy as Lewis Hamilton recorded his eighth home win. Autosport discusses the major talking points from the weekend including that opening-lap clash, F1’s new sprint format and a hint at the championship’s future

Ricciardo: Hamilton “went in too hot” but not to blame in clash with Verstappen

McLaren Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo believes that Lewis Hamilton "went in too hot" when he collided with Max Verstappen on the first lap the British Grand Prix.

Autosport Podcast: British GP review

The crash between Formula 1 title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen was the only story in town following a hot, humid and tempestuous British Grand Prix.

Mercedes: British GP red flag saved Hamilton from retirement

Mercedes suspects Lewis Hamilton would have been forced to retire with damage sustained in his clash with Max Verstappen had Formula 1's British Grand Prix not been red-flagged.

Leclerc: Hamilton-Verstappen British GP F1 clash a racing incident

Charles Leclerc believes the clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton in Formula 1’s British Grand Prix was nothing more than a racing incident.

Honda: Verstappen's F1 engine could be saved after British GP crash

Honda thinks the damage to Max Verstappen's Formula 1 engine from his British Grand Prix crash may be less than initially feared, but further checks in Japan are needed.

Masi: F1 penalties don't reflect consequences of incidents

FIA Formula 1 race director Michael Masi says it's a fundamental principle that stewards do not take the consequences of an incident into account when giving penalties.

British Grand Prix Driver Ratings

The 2021 British Grand Prix will live long in the memory for the dramatic clash between Formula 1's two title protagonists, which opened the door for other drivers to capitalise. One did so in spectacular fashion, while others fluffed their lines

How Leclerc almost defied Hamilton after F1 title rivals’ Silverstone clash

A poor start for Valtteri Bottas and the lap one clash between Formula 1's 2021 title protagonists gave Charles Leclerc a surprise lead in the British Grand Prix that he almost held to the end. Here's how the Ferrari driver came close to a famous victory, ultimately denied by a recovering Lewis Hamilton three laps from home

Hamilton wants to restore “respect” with Verstappen in F1 battles

Lewis Hamilton believes he and Max Verstappen can still find the respect to race cleanly against each other in Formula 1, despite their crash in the British Grand Prix.

F1, FIA and Mercedes condemn racist abuse aimed at Hamilton

Formula 1 chiefs and the Mercedes team have strongly condemned the racist abuse that Lewis Hamilton was subjected to on social media after the controversial British Grand Prix.

Hamilton doesn't feel he needs to apologise for Verstappen F1 clash

Lewis Hamilton doesn't feel he needs to apologise for his Formula 1 British Grand Prix clash with Max Verstappen but will contact him after discovering he was taken to hospital.

Red Bull F1 team could request FIA to take further action against Hamilton

Red Bull has not ruled out requesting the FIA takes further action against Lewis Hamilton for his part in the Max Verstappen crash at Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

Verstappen: Hamilton “dangerous”, British GP win celebrations “disrespectful”

Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton was “dangerous” in their clash during the Formula 1 British Grand Prix and feels his victory celebrations were “disrespectful and unsportsmanlike”.

FIA explains Hamilton blame for Verstappen collision

The FIA has explained why it felt Lewis Hamilton was to blame for the first lap incident that put Max Verstappen out of Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

Leclerc: "200%" not enough to beat Hamilton in F1 British GP

Charles Leclerc felt he couldn't fully enjoy his first Formula 1 podium since last year’s British Grand Prix, narrowly missing out on victory after falling to Lewis Hamilton's late pass.

Hamilton: Verstappen didn't leave me enough space in F1 British GP clash

Lewis Hamilton insists Max Verstappen did not leave him enough room during their controversial clash at Formula 1’s British Grand Prix.

Grand Prix race results: Hamilton wins F1 British GP

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the tenth race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season, despite a 10s penalty for colliding with title rival Max Verstappen in a crash that stopped the race and sent Verstappen to hospital.

F1 British GP: Hamilton wins despite penalty for Verstappen crash

Lewis Hamilton denied Charles Leclerc a sensational victory in Formula 1’s 2021 British Grand Prix, after Hamilton collided with Max Verstappen on the opening lap, putting the Red Bull out.

Verstappen taken to hospital after F1 British GP crash

Max Verstappen has been transferred to hospital for precautionary checks following his high-speed crash at Formula 1’s British Grand Prix after a collision with title rival Lewis Hamilton.

Marko wants Hamilton suspended for Verstappen F1 British GP crash

Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko reckons Lewis Hamilton should face a race ban for his part in the crash with Max Verstappen at Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

Horner slams Hamilton's "dirty driving" after Verstappen British GP crash

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has blasted Lewis Hamilton for "dirty driving" after the Mercedes driver crashed with Max Verstappen in Formula 1's British Grand Prix.

F1 British GP red-flagged after Hamilton and Verstappen clash

Formula 1’s British Grand Prix was red flagged after the opening lap following a high-speed crash involving world championship leader Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton.

F1 British GP Live commentary and updates - Race

Live updates on race day for the British GP at Silverstone.

Hamilton concedes better strategy only way to beat Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton thinks a better strategy from his Mercedes Formula 1 team is the only way he can beat Max Verstappen to victory in the British Grand Prix.

Perez to start British GP from pitlane after Red Bull F1 car changes

The FIA has confirmed Sergio Perez will start the British Grand Prix from the pitlane after his Red Bull Formula 1 team made changes to his car.

The signs that suggest Mercedes can win the Silverstone F1 race

Red Bull and Max Verstappen scored an early blow against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone, with sprint qualifying race victory. But that doesn’t mean Sunday’s grand prix is a foregone conclusion. Although Verstappen starts as the favourite, here’s why Mercedes still holds hope of winning

Verstappen: Pole from F1 sprint race doesn’t feel "proper"

Max Verstappen says the official Formula 1 pole position he has earned from his British Grand Prix sprint race win doesn’t feel "proper".

The amusing pitwall moment triggered by Alpine's soft F1 tyre choice

Fernando Alonso brought Formula 1’s first sprint race alive at the British Grand Prix, when an inspired choice of soft tyre helped him catapult up the field at the start.

Leclerc: Flat-out sprint was like F1’s refuelling era

Charles Leclerc says he “loves” Formula 1’s new sprint format and enjoyed the fact that he was able to push for the full 17-lap distance.

Wolff: F1 should restrict sprints to select "Grand Slam" events

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff liked Formula 1’s new sprint format debuted at the British Grand Prix, but believes that it should only be used at select “Grand Slam” events.

Gasly: British GP sprint AlphaTauri’s “worst performance” of F1 2021

Pierre Gasly was left frustrated after what he called his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team’s “worst performance” of 2021 in the Silverstone sprint event on Saturday.

Russell hit with British GP grid penalty for Sainz incident in F1 sprint

George Russell has been given a three-place grid penalty for causing a collision in an incident with Carlos Sainz in the first Formula 1 sprint qualifying race at Silverstone.

Alonso plans to stay on “dark side” after aggressive F1 sprint drive

Fernando Alonso says he plans to stay on the “dark side” for the rest of 2021 after an aggressive performance in Formula 1’s British Grand Prix sprint event.

The successes and warning signs from F1’s first sprint race

OPINION: Formula 1 debuted its experimental sprint qualifying race on Saturday at the British Grand Prix to a mixed reception from fans and drivers. Ultimately, it's hard to draw conclusions after just one outing, but there will be some positives and lessons to learn moving forward

F1 British Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

Max Verstappen has taken pole position after winning the first ever sprint qualifying race at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Perez blames “dirty air” for F1 sprint race spin

Sergio Perez says getting “caught out in the dirty air” triggered his spin during the inaugural Formula 1 sprint qualifying race at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Brawn: Fan reaction to first F1 sprint “very positive”

Ross Brawn has described the opening lap of Formula 1’s first sprint event at Silverstone “nail-biting” and “sensational” and says that early feedback from fans has been very positive.

Sainz: Russell collision “pretty obvious mistake from George”

Carlos Sainz Jr has blamed George Russell for their collision during Formula 1's British Grand Prix sprint race, saying the incident was a “pretty obvious mistake” from the Williams driver.

Verstappen explains brakes fire scare at start of F1 sprint

Max Verstappen did not know if his brakes would work after the start of Formula 1's sprint race at the British Grand Prix having suffered a fire on the grid.

Hamilton: “Nothing I could do” to beat Verstappen in F1 sprint

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says "there was nothing I could do" to beat Max Verstappen in the inaugural Formula 1 sprint qualifying race at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

F1 British GP: Verstappen beats Hamilton in sprint to claim GP pole

Max Verstappen won Formula 1’s first sprint qualifying race at the 2021 British Grand Prix, beating Lewis Hamilton after seizing the lead from the Mercedes driver with a better start.

Grand Prix results: Verstappen wins F1 sprint for British GP pole

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen won the first-ever Formula 1 sprint event to take pole position for the British Grand Prix, the tenth race of the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship season.