Ferrari and Vettel are letting Mercedes off the hook
Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari should have won the last two grands prix, which would've turned the championship battle around. They only have themselves to blame for failing to do so and handing Mercedes two huge gifts
Malaysia was an own goal for Ferrari, and the second in two weeks. It was similar to Singapore, in that Ferrari had the car - or even the cars - to win the race, but tripped over itself. This time it was power unit problems rather than a crash at the start.
Sebastian Vettel's issue at the end of practice three forced a change of V6 engine and MGU-H, and after that rush he hit a turbo problem in Q1 and started last. Ferrari's best hope of victory was then Kimi Raikkonen, but he was struck by a suspected turbo problem on the formation lap.
Emerson Fittipaldi is better remembered for his Formula 1 world championships and Indianapolis 500 successes than for the spell running his eponymous F1 team. Despite a hugely talented roll call of staff, it was a period of internal strife, limited funding and few results - as remembered by Autosport's technical consultant
In the 1960s and 1970s, McLaren juggled works entries in F1, sportscars and the Indy 500 while building cars for F3 and F2. Now it’s returning to its roots, expanding into IndyCars and Extreme E while continuing its F1 renaissance. There’s talk of Formula E and WEC entries too. But is this all too much, too soon? STUART CODLING talks to the man in charge
Yuki Tsunoda arrived in grand prix racing amid a whirlwind of hype, which only increased after his first race impressed the biggest wigs in Formula 1. His road since has been rocky and crash-filled, and OLEG KARPOV asks why Red Bull maintains faith in a driver who admits he isn’t really that big a fan of F1?
OPINION: After Lewis Hamilton responded to reports labelling him 'furious' with Mercedes following his heated exchanges over team radio during the Russian Grand Prix, it provided a snapshot on how Formula 1 broadcasting radio snippets can both illuminate and misrepresent the true situation
OPINION: Valtteri Bottas is credited with pole position for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, despite being beaten in qualifying. This is another example of Formula 1 and the FIA scoring an own goal by forgetting what makes motorsport magic, with the Istanbul race winner also a victim of this in the championship’s recent history
Starting 11th after his engine change grid penalty, Lewis Hamilton faced a tough task to repeat his Turkish Grand Prix heroics of 2020 - despite making strong early progress in the wet. Instead, his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas broke through for a first win of the year to mitigate Max Verstappen re-taking the points lead
Williams to test Kubica and di Resta in 2014 F1 car
Lewis Hamilton has theories for solving Mercedes' Sepang struggle