In the fastest race ever run on a European road circuit (145.74mph), Dan Gurney brought his lone V12 Eagle-Weslake to victory in last Sunday's Grand Prix of Belgium. Not only that, but the popular Californian set a new Spa-Francorchamps lap record of 3m31.9s (148.85mph).
Jim Clark (Lotus-Ford 49) was the only driver to exceed 150mph in practice, but after leading the race for the first dozen laps he had to stop when an electrode blew out of a sparking plug. This occurred again, but by that time the flying Scotsman was out of the running; he did however, squeeze a championship point for sixth place.
The 2020 Formula 1 season was Ferrari's worst for 40 years as it slumped to sixth in the standings. A repeat performance will not be acceptable for the proud Italian team, which has adopted a notably pragmatic approach to forging its path back to the top
In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.
The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations
A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021
Ferrari is starting its post-Sebastian Vettel age by welcoming Carlos Sainz Jr in alongside Charles Leclerc. But while Sainz has a tough challenge to match his new team-mate, Ferrari is also sending a message that previous intra-team spats must end