Mercedes' DAS: What is it, how does it work, and is it legal?
Mercedes sent its rival F1 teams, the media and fans into overdrive when its front wheels were caught turning inwards in response to a steering input from Lewis Hamilton. Here we examine the tech behind the device that has caused so much commotion
With pre-season testing comes intrigue. The two are inextricably linked as each Formula 1 team unleashes its new car for the first time under the media's gaze. Sure, the launch-spec cars offer visual differences over the old cars, and much of pre-season is an elaborate and expensive game of spot-the-difference - but that's before a wheel is turned.
Wheels were certainly turned at the start of testing this week at Barcelona - as were heads. As Lewis Hamilton barrelled down the Barcelona circuit's main straight on the second morning of 2020's round of testing, two unexpected things happened as the TV directors cycled through to his onboard camera.
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
Hamilton will consider "5-10-year plan" in next F1 contract talks
Where the big three teams show their might at Barcelona