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Ocon to leave talks with Alpine over new F1 contract to management

Esteban Ocon says he is leaving talks with Alpine over a new Formula 1 contract to his management, but is flattered the team is eager to keep him beyond 2021.

Wolff says racing must be more affordable after Hamilton ‘billionaire boys’ comment

Toto Wolff believes motorsport needs to be made “much more affordable” for youngsters after Lewis Hamilton said Formula 1 has become a “billionaire boys’ club”.

How Bottas' Monaco F1 pitstop ended up being 43 hours long

Valtteri Bottas' Monaco Grand Prix came to a premature end when a Formula 1 pitstop went wrong, and his right front wheel could not be removed until nearly two days later.

Mercedes reveals video of Bottas Monaco F1 wheel removal

Mercedes has published a video removing the stuck right front wheel from Valtteri Bottas' Formula 1 car after the Finn’s retirement in Monaco, which it finally managed to do two days after the race.

Painful Monaco GP "a glitch" in Alpine's F1 progression

The Monaco GP was "a glitch" in the Alpine Formula 1 team's recent progression, according to the Enstone outfit's executive director Marcin Budkowski.

Leclerc “not too harsh on myself” over Q3 Monaco crash

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc says he won't be too harsh on himself for his qualifying crash at the Monaco Grand Prix, which prevented him from contesting his home race.

Why time isn't up on Monaco's place on the F1 calendar

OPINION: The latest Monaco Grand Prix may have split opinion about the race action and its place in modern Formula 1, but it cannot be ignored as a unique challenge that provides risks and opportunities for drivers and teams in equal measure

Allison: Mercedes F1 must find out why Monaco is always an Achilles’ heel

Mercedes technical director James Allison says his team needs to work out why Monaco is always an Achilles’ heel for its Formula 1 cars after struggling once again last weekend.

McLaren Gulf Oil Formula 1 livery remains a one-off for now

McLaren’s popular Gulf Oil Formula 1 livery used for last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix remains a one-off for now, according to team principal Andreas Seidl.

Verstappen "reached a different level of maturity" in F1 - Marko

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko believes Max Verstappen has reached a “different level of maturity” in Formula 1 after a dominant victory in Monaco on Sunday.

Hamilton grateful for "crappy days" like F1 Monaco GP to learn from

Lewis Hamilton says he is “not the most stressed” about Mercedes’ difficult Monaco Formula 1 race weekend, feeling thankful for “crappy days” that the team can learn from.

Mazepin “didn’t want to be responsible” for Haas collision

Nikita Mazepin says he left room for Haas Formula 1 teammate Mick Schumacher in Monaco because he didn’t want to be responsible for taking both cars out of the race.

Binotto praises Leclerc appearing at Monaco F1 podium

Ferrari Formula 1 team principal Mattia Binotto has praised the way that Charles Leclerc stayed at the Monaco Grand Prix and then cheered on Carlos Sainz Jr's podium finish.

Stroll relieved to finish F1 Monaco GP after kerb jumps "rattled my brain"

Aston Martin Formula 1 driver Lance Stroll says his kerb jumping in the Monaco Grand Prix “rattled my brain” and believed it would force him to retire from the race.

The signs that suggest Leclerc will come back stronger from another Monaco blow

OPINION: Last weekend, Charles Leclerc ultimately endured a fourth tough Monaco Grand Prix event in his burgeoning motorsport career. But, based on what happened after his other home setbacks, he will likely come back stronger – eyeing yet more Formula 1 success

FIA to look at IndyCar rule that would have denied Leclerc pole

The FIA will look at IndyCar’s rule deleting times for drivers who cause red flags in qualifying and deem its suitability for Formula 1 after Charles Leclerc’s Monaco crash.

The Mercedes updates that failed to help it win the Monaco GP

Mercedes has always had a weakness at slow speed circuits, with its long wheelbase and tyre characteristics not perfect for Formula 1 venues like Monaco and Singapore.

What is a driveshaft hub and how was it affected in Leclerc's F1 Monaco crash?

Charles Leclerc's crash during Formula 1's Monaco qualifying session, which Ferrari now believes caused the broken driveshaft that rendered him unable to take pole, still leaves unanswered questions.

Ferrari believes Leclerc’s broken driveshaft caused by Monaco qualifying crash

Ferrari believes that the broken driveshaft hub that prevented Charles Leclerc starting Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix was indeed damaged in his qualifying crash – but was not picked up in its regular pre-race checks

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Monaco GP

Max Verstappen and Red Bull capitalised on an off-day for many of his rivals - and poleman Charles Leclerc's pre-race driveshaft failure - to score a comfortable victory on Formula 1's return to Monaco. Autosport assesses the key talking points involving title rival mind games, a champion's return to form and F1's latest political saga

Norris "made engineer nervous" using track limit allowances by lap seven in Monaco

Lando Norris says he left his McLaren engineers ‘extremely nervous’ after burning up his two track limit allowances by lap seven of Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix.

How strategy proved key in F1’s Monaco midfield battle

With overtaking at a premium on the streets of Monte-Carlo, strategy becomes an even more vital weapon in the Formula 1 fight. And as margins between teams continue to shrink, this year’s Monaco Grand Prix demonstrated why an ace strategy trumps all – and can even allow a mid-pack runner to beat a world championship protagonist

Monaco Grand Prix Driver Ratings

It wasn't just the famous casinos which made it an expensive return to Monaco for several Formula 1 teams, as drivers stepped over the limits defined by the unforgiving armco barriers. Those with unmarked machinery fared best come raceday, but only one driver earns a maximum score in our driver ratings

Autosport Podcast: Monaco GP Review

Max Verstappen moved into the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship for the first time on Sunday after a dominant victory in the Monaco Grand Prix.

Ferrari: Leclerc's driveshaft would have failed with new gearbox

Ferrari wants answers in the next few days as to why it failed to spot the driveshaft problem that derailed Charles Leclerc's victory hopes in Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix.

Mercedes thought Hamilton's Monaco strategy had "bigger potential"

Mercedes believed pitting Lewis Hamilton to try and get the undercut would have "much bigger potential" in Sunday's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, only for the strategy to backfire.

How revitalised Vettel redeemed himself in Monaco

It's not been an easy start to the 2021 season for Sebastian Vettel and his Aston Martin Formula 1 team, with the results not coming and rivals scoring well. However, in Monaco the four-time world champion bounced back in style with his first points since leaving Ferrari marking a welcome upturn in form.

Bottas wheelnut still stuck on Mercedes car after pitstop issue

Mercedes will only be able to remove the wheelnut from Valtteri Bottas’s Formula 1 car upon returning to its factory after his race-ending pitstop issue in Monaco.

The seven reasons why Monaco 2021 wasn’t a better F1 race

As several opportunities to enliven the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix failed to materialise, Max Verstappen took full advantage and romped to a comfortable victory. Now atop of the Formula 1 drivers' standings, the Red Bull driver will be one of few glad of the woes that robbed him of meaningful competition

Norris: Fending off Perez for Monaco F1 podium was "stressful"

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris says achieving his first Monaco Grand Prix podium was "incredible" after withstanding a "stressful" late charge from Red Bull's Sergio Perez.

Hamilton: Mercedes can’t afford another F1 weekend like Monaco GP

Lewis Hamilton has warned Mercedes “can’t afford” another weekend like Monaco after losing the lead of the Formula 1 drivers’ championship to Red Bull rival Max Verstappen.

Verstappen: "Actions speak louder than words" after Monaco F1 win

Max Verstappen felt his victory in Monaco was a "good lesson" that "actions always speak louder than words" as the Formula 1 title fight against Lewis Hamilton intensifies.

Gasly and Vettel could have ‘ended up in the harbour’ in Monaco F1 GP

Pierre Gasly says Sebastian Vettel’s move for fifth place at Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix was "really hard" but "fair", but could have "ended up in the harbour".

Ferrari: Leclerc driveshaft issue may be unrelated to Monaco qualifying crash

Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto believes the driveshaft issue that ruled Charles Leclerc out of Sunday's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix could be "completely unrelated" to his crash at the end of qualifying.

Sainz: Monaco GP podium "doesn't taste as good as it should"

Carlos Sainz Jr has admitted that his first Ferrari podium does not taste as good as it should, after Formula 1 team-mate Charles Leclerc failed to start the Monaco Grand Prix.

F1 Monaco GP race results: Verstappen wins from Sainz and Norris

Max Verstappen won the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo for Red Bull on Sunday, the fifth race of the 2021 Formula 1 world championship season.

Bottas rues “big mistake” at pitstop after Monaco GP retirement

Valtteri Bottas was left ruing a “big mistake” by his Mercedes Formula 1 team after being forced to retire from Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix while running second.

F1 Monaco GP: Verstappen dominates as Mercedes struggles

Max Verstappen dominated a largely lifeless Formula 1 2021 Monaco Grand Prix to win ahead of Carlos Sainz Jr, after polesitter Charles Leclerc could not start and Valtteri Bottas retired.

Leclerc: Failing to start in Monaco ‘difficult to take’

Charles Leclerc says failing to start Sunday’s Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix from pole was “difficult” to take after a driveshaft issue emerged on his Ferrari shortly before the grid.

Leclerc fails to start Monaco GP with left driveshaft issue

Monaco Grand Prix pole-sitter Charles Leclerc will take no part in Sunday’s Formula 1 race after a left driveshaft issue emerged on his car ahead of the race start.

F1 Monaco GP Live Commentary and Updates - Race day

Live updates from the Autosport team for Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix

McLaren F1 team will help Ricciardo "recalibrate" - Seidl

McLaren team principal Andreas Seidl says his team will help Daniel Ricciardo "recalibrate" after a disappointing qualifying for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix.

Leclerc to start Monaco GP from pole after Ferrari gearbox check

Charles Leclerc will start from pole position for Formula 1’s Monaco Grand Prix after Ferrari gave the all-clear to his gearbox on Sunday morning.

Schumacher’s Haas F1 chassis all clear despite $500,000 shunt

Mick Schumacher’s Haas Formula 1 chassis is not set to be changed ahead of Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix despite causing up to $500,000 worth of damage in his FP3 crash.

Mercedes ready to take strategy risks with Hamilton in Monaco GP

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff believes the team is willing to take risks with Lewis Hamilton’s strategy in Monaco after he only qualified seventh on Saturday.

Ferrari: ‘Extreme’ focus on qualifying paid off with Monaco F1 pole

Ferrari sporting director Laurent Mekies says the team’s “extreme preparations” for qualifying laid the foundations for Charles Leclerc’s surprise Formula 1 pole in Monaco on Saturday.

Why Leclerc crash conspiracies in Monaco qualifying make no sense

Charles Leclerc’s crashed Ferrari Formula 1 car had barely stopped moving before conspiracy theories began flying around social media about it being a deliberate accident.

Ferrari finds “no serious damage” to Leclerc’s gearbox after Monaco crash

Ferrari has found that Charles Leclerc’s gearbox sustained “no serious damage” in his Monaco Formula 1 qualifying crash, but will make a final decision on changing it on Sunday morning.

Mercedes 'didn’t provide Hamilton with right car' for Monaco F1 qualifying

Toto Wolff says Mercedes held a “very productive and tough” debrief with Lewis Hamilton after his Formula 1 qualifying struggles in Monaco, conceding the team didn’t provide “the right car”.

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

Charles Leclerc has taken a surprise Formula 1 pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix. Here's how and when you can watch the race.

Ricciardo refuses to "believe I'm that slow" compared to F1 team-mate Norris

Daniel Ricciardo refuses to believe that he is considerably slower than McLaren Formula 1 teammate Lando Norris after failing to get out of Q2 in Monaco.

Perez's bodyguard shot during car robbery attempt in Mexico

One of Sergio Perez’s security guards is in a “good condition” after being shot during a car robbery attempt involving the Formula 1 driver’s family on Saturday.

Hamilton to have "tough discussions" with Mercedes after Monaco GP qualifying

Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will need "tough discussions" behind closed doors after feeling the team did not do things the way it should have done at Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix.

Leclerc feeling "quite shit" as he waits on F1 gearbox inspection

Charles Leclerc says he feels "quite shit" after topping Formula 1 qualifying for the eighth time, due to the circumstances of his Q3 crash at the 2021 Monaco Grand Prix.

Sainz "not happy at all" to lose F1 Monaco GP pole opportunity

Carlos Sainz Jr feels he could have beaten Ferrari Formula 1 team mate Charles Leclerc to pole in Monaco had Q3 not come to a premature end.

Ferrari "will not gamble" on Leclerc's gearbox despite Monaco GP pole

Ferrari "will not gamble" on Charles Leclerc's gearbox despite his shock Formula 1 pole in Monaco as it waits to find out the extent of the damage to his car.

Verstappen confident ‘pole was on’ before Monaco GP Q3 red flag

Max Verstappen felt confident that “pole position was on” for Red Bull in Monaco before a red flag at the end of Q3 forced him to abandon his final lap.

Hamilton: Win out of reach after Monaco qualifying "disaster"

Lewis Hamilton feels victory in the Monaco Grand Prix is “out of reach” after a “disaster” in qualifying that saw him only secure seventh place on the grid.

Bottas 'gutted' red flag cost late shot at F1 pole in Monaco

Valtteri Bottas felt “gutted” that a late red flag in Formula 1 qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix cost him a chance at snatching away pole position for Mercedes.

Alonso: Alpine has "question marks" after Monaco GP Q1 exit

Alpine Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso says his team has question marks on its lack of pace in Monaco following the Spaniard's 17th place in qualifying.