How Verstappen's dominance stole Hamilton's thunder
In Mexico, a team that had recently slid back into a clear third-best, an engine supplier maligned all year long and a driver who had been accused of being out of control in the first part of the year completed controlled a very demanding race
Max Verstappen was not a happy man after missing out on pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix, the P2 marker board that he booted over with the nose of his Red Bull as he parked up at the end of the session was testament to that.
But after a fitful night of tossing and turning, during which he managed only three hours of sleep, he brought his A-game not just to win, but to control and dominate a race that presented very testing conditions and to upstage newly-crowned five-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.
Windtunnel work forms the bedrock of aerodynamic development in Formula 1. But as PAT SYMONDS explains, advances in virtual research are signalling the end of these expensive and complicated relics
The newspapers, naturally, lingered over Max Mosley’s tainted family history and niche sexual practices. But this is to trivialise the legacy of a big beast of motor racing politics. STUART CODLING weighs the life of a man whose work for safety on both road and track has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, but whose penchant for cruelty remains problematic and polarising
Sergio Perez has spent most of his career labouring in Formula 1’s midfield, wondering whether he’d ever get another shot at the big time. Red Bull has handed him that chance and, although life at the top is tough, the Baku winner is doing all the right things to get on terms with Max Verstappen, says BEN ANDERSON
Formula 1 has been tracking car performance using timing loops mounted every 200m around each circuit – to the extent that it was able to anticipate Ferrari’s 'surprise’ pole in Monaco. PAT SYMONDS explains what this means for this season and beyond
OPINION: After consecutive street races with contrasting highlights, one theme stood out which has become a prevalent issue with modern Formula 1 cars. But is there a way to solve it or, at least, reach a happy middle ground to help all parties?
OPINION: The Azerbaijan Grand Prix had elements that make Formula 1 really exciting – unpredictability and shock results. This resulted in heartbreak for several of the championship’s regular contenders and joy for others who rarely reach the ultimate limelight. And one of those on the Baku podium is riding a wave of form he’s keen to continue
OPINION: With the global pandemic still lingering, Singapore's grand prix has been cancelled for 2021, with more looking likely to follow. Although Formula 1 has TV deals and profits to chase, retaining a 23-race calendar could be most harmful to those who sacrifice the most for the championship
Ferrari first F1 team to try ground-breaking 1400-hole brake disc
Vandoorne: People hadn't noticed my 'really good' recent F1 races