Matthew Somerfield

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How Bottas' Monaco F1 pitstop ended up being 43 hours long

Valtteri Bottas' Monaco Grand Prix came to a premature end when a Formula 1 pitstop went wrong, and his right front wheel could not be removed until nearly two days later.

The Mercedes updates that failed to help it win the Monaco GP

Mercedes has always had a weakness at slow speed circuits, with its long wheelbase and tyre characteristics not perfect for Formula 1 venues like Monaco and Singapore.

The different rear wing approach that helped Hamilton win

Lewis Hamilton's storming charge to victory in the Formula 1 Portuguese Grand Prix showed again his brilliance at overtaking and tyre management.

How F1 teams have responded to 2021 floor challenge

Formula 1's winter rule changes to slash downforce proved to be a big headache for teams over the winter – and became a big talking point in Bahrain last weekend.

The rear end overhaul that has transformed Red Bull's F1 car

Red Bull’s crushing form over the Formula 1 season-opening weekend in Bahrain suggests it has dialled out the aerodynamic issues that caused problems last year.

Bahrain GP: Ferrari brings new Formula 1 front wing

Ferrari is set to introduce a new front wing for its SF70H in the Bahrain Grand Prix, as it bids to keep the pressure on Mercedes at the top of Formula 1