The sudden slump that left Gasly defenceless
Red Bull's stance of giving Pierre Gasly time to adapt was unwavering, until Hungary when Christian Horner admitted his driver's form was "hurting" the team. All signs point to a decisive moment when its supportive outlook abruptly changed
Do you feel sorry for Pierre Gasly? Many probably do: promoted to Red Bull a season early and promised all of the patience that should be afforded to such a challenge, only to be sent back to Toro Rosso after 12 races.
The news that Alex Albon will be moved from the junior team to take Gasly's seat from the Belgian Grand Prix has triggered plenty of question marks over Red Bull's conduct. We have already outlined the wider arguments that likely played a part in Red Bull's decision, and the risks this move poses for Albon.
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
What Red Bull is risking with its driver bombshell
Formula 1 to push green credentials with new sustainable tech effort