Raikkonen on fatherhood, fixing toilets and life after Ferrari
The trappings of F1 have always sat uneasily with Kimi Raikkonen, who would rather tinker with motocross bikes and play with his kids than participate in its corporate circus. Leaving Ferrari affords Kimi more freedom, allowing JAMES ROBERTS to catch up with a chattier, relaxed, no less determined character
School trips never used to be like this.
There was always a long, bumpy coach ride to a working museum, where a cottage made from wattle and daub was the highlight. If you were lucky, you got to play with some tools in a workshop. But for this group of French children, they are experiencing the best school trip money can't buy.
At this very moment, Thursday afternoon of the French Grand Prix, when they should actually be in a stuffy classroom learning about the nitrogen cycle, they are at the door of the Alfa Romeo motorhome, getting Kimi Raikkonen's autograph.
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
Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton dominated the opening day of action for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix, on the Istanbul circuit’s much improved track surface. But the Black Arrows squad’s position isn’t quite what it seems. Here’s why
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