The car Ferrari hopes will arrest its alarming F1 slide
The 2020 Formula 1 season was a miserable one for Ferrari, made worse by the knowledge that a significant portion of its underperforming SF1000 would be carried over to 2021. Jarring livery aside, the SF21 shows intent to right the wrongs of last year
Cult consumer TV show Rogue Traders will have its work cut out, given the quantity of leaks that have sprung up amid Formula 1’s 2021 launch season. Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin and Williams have all endured pre-embargo sneak previews, leaks and hackings over the previous few weeks, before Ferrari took its turn in the limelight earlier than expected.
Out of the teams taking part in the latest F1 season, Ferrari carries the largest weight of expectation. The 2020 season was an abject year in which it went from challenging for victories to toiling in the battle amid the midfielders. Even in the battle for best of the rest, it was outclassed thanks to an overly draggy aero package and a lobotomised power unit that cost the team its potency on the straights.
George Russell and Valtteri Bottas' collision at Imola on Sunday prompted fury in the Formula 1 paddock. But Russell's carefully-worded heartfelt statement later, acknowledging that his initial response was wrong, proved the right move
In Max Verstappen's Formula 1 career to date, he has been cast as the 'pretender', an acknowledged top-line performer without the car to regularly challenge Lewis Hamilton. But that no longer applies in 2021, and the start to the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was the most telling signal yet of what we can expect from their duel this year
Daniel Ricciardo has found a new lease of life at McLaren – a move that’s been years in the making, as he explains to STUART CODLING…
Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments
Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences
The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001
Ferrari explains "radical change" to rear of SF21 F1 car
Ferrari took "systematic" approach to new F1 power unit design