F1's prescriptive 2021 rules will only cause design convergence
OPINION: Our resident technical director has cast his eye over the 2021 rules that were revealed at the US GP. While he likes the initial concept, he fears its restrictive nature will lead to convergence of car design - not a potential boost in overtaking
On track, the United States Grand Prix was all about Lewis Hamilton securing his sixth world championship. But what happened off-track was also significant, with the 2021 regulations rubber-stamped by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council and presented to the world last Thursday.
I suppose it's good to see that Formula 1 can meet its deadlines. With FOM and the FIA working closely over the last year or so, they have finally released the detailed technical, sporting and financial regulations for 2021 to hit the end-of-October deadline.
As Formula 1 prepares to begin a new era of technical regulations in 2022, Autosport picks out six other key elements to follow this season
After 349 grand prix starts, 46 fastest laps, 21 wins and one world championship, Kimi Raikkonen has finally called time on his F1 career. In an exclusive interview with Autosport on the eve of his final race, he explains his loathing of paddock politics and reflects on how motorsport has changed over the past two decades
Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. Autosport breaks down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect
OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway. But instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era
Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021
As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. JAMES NEWBOLD hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwarts
There was an ace up the sleeve during the 1983 F1 title-winning season of Nelson Piquet and Brabham. It made a frontrunning car invincible for the last three races to see off Renault's Alain Prost and secure the combination's second world title in three years
Brabham’s first world championship race-winning car was held back by unreliable Climax engines – or so its creators believed, as STUART CODLING explains
Hamilton battled mental "demons" during tough 2019 F1 season
Raikkonen: I might as well finish last if I'm 11th like in F1 US GP