Italian GP (2021)
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With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...
Fernando Alonso reckons both Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen did "what they should do" in their clash during Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.
Alpine Formula 1 driver Esteban Ocon was left frustrated after getting a penalty for forcing off Sebastian Vettel in Monza, arguing a similar incident in 2019 was left unpunished.
OPINION: Daniel Ricciardo has long been considered one of Formula 1’s elite drivers. But his struggles at McLaren since switching from Renault for 2021 have been painful to watch at times. Yet he’s recovered to banish those memories with a famous Monza win – built on a critically important foundation
OPINION: The Italian GP clash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen followed a running theme in the 2021 Formula 1 title fight. Their close-quarters battles have often resulted in contact - and although Hamilton has shown a willingness to back off, Verstappen must learn to temper his aggression
Formula 1 race director Michael Masi has disputed Red Bull’s claims that it wasn’t contacted over Sergio Perez giving a place back to Charles Leclerc in the Italian Grand Prix.
Formula 1’s triple-header concluded with an Italian Grand Prix packed with intrigue and action at Monza last weekend. Autosport picks out the key talking points including the return of the sprint race, Daniel Ricciardo’s and McLaren’s return to the top and the latest flashpoint between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Daniel Ricciardo reckons he had victory in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix victory sewn up before Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the race.
McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris admitted that seeing Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton crash in Monza discouraged him from thinking about attacking teammate Daniel Ricciardo for the win.
As Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided at Monza's Variante del Rettifilo during the Italian Grand Prix, it proved to be another win for Formula 1's halo device.
Portimao has been added to the F1 2021 video game in the first major update for this year’s edition of Formula 1’s official title.
Red Bull's senior management knew from the off that Max Verstappen was to blame for his crash with Lewis Hamilton at Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix, reckons Mercedes.
The clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was the major flashpoint the 2021 Italian Grand Prix will be remembered for. Yet by this point, race leader Daniel Ricciardo had already done the hard work that would put him in position to end his and McLaren's lengthy win droughts, on a memorable afternoon in Monza
Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen’s penalty for causing their crash at the Italian Grand Prix sets an ‘important precedent’ for protecting the safety of Formula 1 drivers in the future.
McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says the team fully deserved its first win since 2012 after finishing second behind team-mate Daniel Ricciardo at the Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton says he found it "surprising" that Max Verstappen walked away from their crash in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix without checking that he was uninjured.
Max Verstappen will take a three-place grid drop for Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix after stewards said he was to blame for the crash with Lewis Hamilton at Monza.
Toto Wolff says the halo cockpit protection device “definitely” saved Lewis Hamilton’s life in his accident with Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen at Monza on Sunday.
Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner says the Italian Grand Prix collision between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was a "racing incident".
Toto Wolff believes Max Verstappen’s move on Lewis Hamilton was a “tactical foul” after seeing the Formula 1 title rivals crash for the second time this year at Monza.
Max Verstappen has blamed Lewis Hamilton squeezing him out across the kerbs at the first chicane at Monza as the trigger for their crash in Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton says Max Verstappen knew "what was going to happen" before their crash in Sunday's Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix that eliminated both title contenders from the race.
Daniel Ricciardo felt “lost for words” after scoring a shock Formula 1 victory for McLaren in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix, ending both his and the team’s win droughts.
Daniel Ricciardo won Formula 1’s 2021 Italian Grand Prix, while Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton clashed twice and both retired following a dramatic crash at Monza’s first chicane.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are to face a post-race investigation at Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix following another crash between the title protagonists at Monza.
For the second time in 2021, McLaren will line up for the start of a grand prix from the first row. It knows it has the chance of “glory” if things go well for Daniel Ricciardo and Lando Norris at the start of the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, but even if they just maintain their grid positions, signs from the rest of the Monza weekend suggest success is very possible for Formula 1’s other orange army
Daniel Ricciardo reckons McLaren has a chance to ‘shake things up’ in Formula 1’s Italian Grand Prix, as he senses a chance to go for glory.
Pierre Gasly will start Sunday's Italian Grand Prix from the pitlane after his AlphaTauri Formula 1 team opted to take a complete new power unit, including one specification change.
Williams says George Russell’s Italian Grand Prix driver’s-eye helmet camera is “not ideal” because of the information it captures but it happily runs the technology for Formula 1’s overall benefit.
Formula 1 risks being put on a "slippery slope to becoming F2" if it pushes through with the idea of reverse grid sprint races, says Aston Martin boss Otmar Szafnauer.
Max Verstappen will start from pole position for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. Here's how and when you can watch the race.
Ferrari Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz Jr admits he lost confidence following a “weird” crash in the FP2 session before Saturday’s Italian Grand Prix sprint race at Monza.
Lewis Hamilton says a “subtle” misjudgement with his clutch paddle led to the poor start in Monza’s Saturday Formula 1 sprint race that resigned him to a fifth-place finish.
Fernando Alonso believes a return to one-shot qualifying could help improve the action in Formula 1’s sprint race weekends by changing the “natural order” of the cars.
Max Verstappen says Formula 1 fans should not "expect it to be a very straightforward and easy" Italian Grand Prix for Red Bull, because of Mercedes's Monza pace so far.
Formula 1 managing director Ross Brawn has defended the championship's new sprint race format after the second of three planned experiments in Italy.
Valtteri Bottas says not getting Formula 1’s official 2021 Italian GP pole statistic – despite topping qualifying and winning the sprint race – due to a grid penalty is “annoying”.
Sergio Perez believes Formula 1’s sprint races are “very boring” for both drivers and fans, and don’t “bring anything” to the series in their current format.
Red Bull suspects that Lewis Hamilton’s struggle to recover in the Italian Grand Prix sprint race was caused by engine derating.
Lewis Hamilton expects Formula 1 title rival Max Verstappen to score an “easy win” in Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix after inheriting pole from Saturday sprint race winner Valtteri Bottas.
Valtteri Bottas won Formula 1’s second sprint qualifying race at the 2021 Italian Grand Prix, beating Max Verstappen with Lewis Hamilton fifth after making a poor start from alongside Bottas.
Toto Wolff says there are “very strict and clear” clauses in Alex Albon’s Williams contract for 2022 to protect Mercedes’ Formula 1 power unit IP.
Lewis Hamilton led Mercedes to a 1-2 finish in final practice for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix on Saturday as Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr crashed heavily at Ascari.
Formula 2 championship leader Oscar Piastri says his chances of getting a Formula 1 seat in 2022 at Alfa Romeo are “very slim”, but “doesn’t want to give up hope”.
Live updates from Saturday practice and the sprint race for the Italian GP at Monza.
Fernando Alonso starred in Formula 1's first sprint race at the British Grand Prix with a bold soft tyre gamble. At F1's second sprint event at Monza, the Alpine driver's example might well inspire others to go for broke.
Formula 1 team bosses have called on series organisers to find a better way of managing traffic problems in qualifying at Monza, after pitlane near-misses at the Italian Grand Prix.
Daniel Ricciardo was left feeling “internal rage” at the small gaps to cars ahead in Friday evening qualifying at Monza, despite recording his best dry-weather McLaren Formula 1 qualifying result.
Formula 1 will run its second sprint race this weekend at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. Find out when it starts, how to watch it, and more, here.
The Aston Martin and Alpine Formula 1 teams have been fined 5000 Euros each for the unsafe release of cars during qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.
Red Bull Formula 1 team boss Christian Horner has praised Sergio Perez for "sacrificing half a second" in Italian Grand Prix qualifying to give team-mate Max Verstappen a tow.
Mercedes wants to let the start of Formula 1's Italian Grand Prix sprint race play out before it considers team orders between Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton.
Lando Norris believes McLaren was quick enough for the top three in Formula 1 qualifying at Monza on Friday, saying finishing fourth “sucks” after narrowly losing out to Max Verstappen.
Valtteri Bottas remains confident he can score "strong points" at Monza despite a grid drop set to leave him at the back of the Formula 1 grid on Sunday.
Valtteri Bottas will start Formula 1’s second sprint qualifying race experiment from first place ahead of Lewis Hamilton, as Mercedes dominated Friday evening qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas is set to start Sunday’s Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after taking a number of new power unit elements.
Mercedes is considering taking an engine penalty at this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in a bid to expand its pool of Formula 1 power units for the rest of the season.