Why Racing Point’s 'real' pace should scare Red Bull and Ferrari
Formula 1 is finally back, but following the close of the opening pair of free practice sessions, it seems business as usual at the front with Mercedes in dominant form. But in the battle for podium placings, Red Bull and Ferrari seem to have a new playmate
Finally, Formula 1 is back. After a seven-month wait thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the latest racing chapter in the championship's history is underway. The opening practice sessions for this weekend's Austrian Grand Prix are in the books.
Little had changed on the driver line-up front over the extended off-season, with just Nicholas Latifi replacing Robert Kubica at Williams and Esteban Ocon taking Nico Hulkenberg's Renault seat the only differences. And based on the headline results of the first two of four 2020 Friday practice sessions at the Red Bull Ring, little has changed in the form at the front of the grid. Mercedes is still the benchmark, and by some margin.
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Formula 1 cars will look very different this year as the long-awaited fresh rules finally arrive with the stated aim of improving its quality of racing. Autosport breaks down what the return of 'ground effect' aerodynamics - and a flurry of other changes besides - means for the teams, and what fans can expect
OPINION: The 2022 Formula 1 season is just weeks away from getting underway. But instead of focusing on what is to come, the attention still remains on what has been – not least the Abu Dhabi title decider controversy. That, plus other key talking points, must be resolved to allow the series to warmly welcome in its new era
Mick Schumacher’s knack of improving during his second season in a championship was a trademark of his junior formula career, so his progress during his rookie Formula 1 campaign with Haas was encouraging. His target now will be to turn that improvement into results as the team hopes to reap the rewards of sacrificing development in 2021
As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. JAMES NEWBOLD hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwarts
There was an ace up the sleeve during the 1983 F1 title-winning season of Nelson Piquet and Brabham. It made a frontrunning car invincible for the last three races to see off Renault's Alain Prost and secure the combination's second world title in three years
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Racing Point can't get "too excited" at practice pace - Perez