Why McLaren's 'young Montoya' has an eye on F1
Much of the attention in the end-of-season Abu Dhabi rookie test will be focused around the first view of emerging IndyCar star Patricio O'Ward in a Formula 1 car. McLaren boss Zak Brown is keen not to put too much pressure on the 22-year-old, but even if it leads no further, it will be a tantalising development both for F1 and IndyCar
The good times are back at McLaren once again. Its Formula 1 revival has brought a real positivity and verve back to the team, offering hope that in the coming years it could return to the top table as one of the grid’s heavyweights.
But there are plenty of reasons for McLaren to be cheerful outside of F1 too. Since taking the helm at the end of 2016, McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has expanded its racing portfolio to encompass IndyCar, Extreme E and a possible Formula E entry down the line.
OPINION: Saudi Arabia's new F1 circuit delivered a memorable first event, although not necessarily for all the right reasons. In the wake of the chaotic race, drivers voiced their concerns about the track but small changes could make significant improvements ahead of a return in four months
From ranking as one of the most impressive new teams to join the Formula 1 grid, Haas’s stock has plummeted along with its on-track performances over the past two seasons. Everything now hangs on whether its reforged alliance with Ferrari can deliver a better car – and whether its rookie drivers can set aside their quarrels. OLEG KARPOV asks if any of these goals are achievable…
OPINION: Max Verstappen has made the 2021 Formula 1 championship. He’s taken the fight to the all-conquering Mercedes squad and its dominant champion, produced driving displays few can match. But he’s been on a controversial course too, and finally crossed a particular line in Jeddah
The inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a race packed full of incident as Formula 1 2021's title contenders repeatedly clashed on track. Lewis Hamilton won out over Max Verstappen to level the scores heading into next weekend's Abu Dhabi finale, as Jeddah turned F1 into a drama series
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
Mercedes should be stronger in Mexico with "optimised" F1 engine
Williams will start F1 2022 “on the back foot” by skipping Abu Dhabi test