10 moments that decided the 2020 F1 title
Lewis Hamilton sealed his seventh Formula 1 world title in Turkey to equal Michael Schumacher's all-time championships record after seeing off Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas. Here are 10 key moments that decided the title in his favour
Lewis Hamilton has sealed his record-equalling seventh Formula 1 world title, putting him level with Michael Schumacher at the top of the only statistical tally that really counts: championship totals.
But this has been far from a normal season, even if Mercedes' dominance has continued largely uninterrupted, and in several ways increased. The coronavirus pandemic upended the expected campaign, causing a four-month gap between the end of winter testing and the season's start finally taking place in Austria. Hamilton's seventh title triumph comes in the shortest season he has entered since 2009, with the ever-present threat of race cancellations or missing events via a positive test hanging over the drivers.
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
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
Earning praise from rivals has been a welcome sign that Lando Norris is becoming established among Formula 1's elite. But the McLaren driver is confident that his team's upward curve can put him in the mix to contend for titles in the future, when he's hoping the compliments will be replaced by being deemed an equal adversary
After a disastrous 2020 in which it slumped to sixth in the F1 constructors' standings, Ferrari has rebounded strongly and is on course to finish third - despite regulations that forced it to carryover much of its forgettable SF1000 machine. Yet while it can be pleased with its improvement, there are still steps it must make if 2022 is to yield a return to winning ways
OPINION: The pressure is firmly on Red Bull and Mercedes as Formula 1 2021 embarks on its final double-header. How the respective teams deal with that will be a crucial factor in deciding the outcome of the drivers' and constructors' championships, as Autosport's technical consultant and ex-McLaren F1 engineer explains
Humble yet blisteringly quick, Charles Leclerc is the driver Ferrari sees as its next world champion, and a rightful heir to the greats of Ferrari’s past – even though, by the team’s own admission, he’s not the finished article yet. Here's why it is confident that the 24-year-old can be the man to end a drought stretching back to 2008
He’s had a hand in world championship-winning Formula 1 cars for Benetton, Renault and Mercedes, and was also a cog in the Schumacher-Ferrari axis. Having recently ‘moved upstairs’ as Mercedes chief technical officer, James Allison tells STUART CODLING about his career path and why being axed by Benetton was one of the best things that ever happened to him
Low-grip Turkish GP "not what F1 is about", says Russell
Hamilton told himself to "keep it together" as Turkey victory neared