How Alfa’s returning hero brings new perspective
He's overcome many setbacks to restart a racing career that once brought him close to Formula 1 world championship glory. Now Robert Kubica has been stuck at home during what should have been his busiest season ever - but, as he explains to STUART CODLING, he's still eating up the miles, albeit virtually...
Among the many ruinations COVID-19 has wrought, Robert Kubica's ambitious plans to dovetail a reserve-driver gig at the Alfa Romeo Formula 1 team with a BMW DTM drive (in which he'd also have a hand in team management) are perhaps but a stitch in a global tapestry of thwarted ambitions.
But if anyone in F1 is accustomed to dealing with bumps in the road, it's Kubica. A 2019 season spent making up the numbers in a struggling Williams wasn't the kind of comeback he'd have wanted to make after the best part of a decade out of the F1 cockpit, but it's enabled him to finally put that life-changing 2011 rally accident, and its consequences, behind him.
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
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