Is Mercedes strength a weakness too?
McLaren sells factory for £170m
Why Imola was "brutal" for drivers
Russell: Crash won't harm Merc links

Mercedes escaped from Imola with its lead of both Formula 1 world championships still intact, but the team is under no illusions of the gap to Red Bull that remains.

McLaren has agreed a £170 million sale and leaseback deal for its Woking Formula 1 and automotive factory.

Why Imola was "brutal" for F1 drivers who changed teams
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A major focal point of the 2021 Formula 1 season thus far has the form of the group of star names who have joined new teams for this year.

George Russell is confident his Formula 1 crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola is not going to harm his relationship with parent team Mercedes.

The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate Prime

The double whammy that is defining Vettel’s F1 fate

It's been a tough start to Sebastian Vettel's Aston Martin F1 career, with a lack of pre-season testing mileage followed by an incident-packed Bahrain GP. But two key underlying factors mean a turnaround is no guarantee.

Formula 1
Apr 14, 2021
The merger that levels the junior single-seater playing field Prime

The merger that levels the junior single-seater playing field

The hideous chain of decisions that led to Formula Renault competing with Formula Regional for two years has been reversed. Now one massive grid of future stars is getting ready for F1 support action.

The themes to watch in F1's Imola return Prime

The themes to watch in F1's Imola return

Three weeks is a long time in Formula 1, but in the reshaped start to the 2021 season the teams head to Imola to pick things up after the frenetic Bahrain opener. Here's what to look out for and the developments to follow at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix

Formula 1
Apr 13, 2021
Hamilton, Wallace react to Chauvin guilty verdict
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Hamilton, Wallace react to Chauvin guilty verdict

Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR Cup Series racer Bubba Wallace have reacted on social media following the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd.

Norris: Leclerc should have passed Verstappen at Imola restart

McLaren Formula 1 driver Lando Norris reckons Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc should have passed Max Verstappen during the eventual 2021 Imola race winner’s brief off-track moment at the red flag restart.

Ingall to make Bathurst 1000 return with Triple Eight

Russell Ingall will return to the Bathurst 1000 this year, partnering teenager Broc Feeney in a Triple Eight-run wildcard entry.

Knife-edge F1 battle risks Red Bull/Mercedes development war

Helmut Marko fears Red Bull and Mercedes will have no option but to keep developing their 2021 Formula 1 cars long into the season if the title battle remains super close.

How Sims is adjusting to post-BMW life at Mahindra

Alexander Sims was rapid but somewhat inconsistent during his first two seasons in Formula E with BMW Andretti. A cosier environment at Mahindra Racing could be just what he needs to smoothen the rough edges and become one of the championship’s leading contenders.

Bottas: No gentleman’s agreement broken in Russell crash

Valtteri Bottas says he did not break any gentleman’s agreement between the Formula 1 drivers in his defence against George Russell prior to their Imola crash.

Ogier: Pirelli asphalt WRC tyres will be leveller in Croatia Rally Croatia
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Ogier: Pirelli asphalt WRC tyres will be leveller in Croatia

Toyota’s Sebastien Ogier believes Pirelli’s new dry asphalt rubber will prove a leveller at Rally Croatia.

When Senna broke his F1 duck by walking on water

After a sensational rookie season with Toleman in 1984, Ayrton Senna was expected to make a splash with Lotus in ’85. And it didn’t take him long, as he proved in the Portuguese Grand Prix…

How Verstappen and Hamilton’s Imola clash sets the tone for 2021

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

The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing Prime

The lesson football’s would-be wreckers could learn from racing

OPINION: The greed-driven push for a European Super League that threatened to tear football apart is collapsing at the seams. Motor racing's equivalent, the football-themed Superleague Formula series of 2008-11, was everything that the proposed ESL never could be.

Injured Martin to be replaced by Rabat at Jerez MotoGP

Former MotoGP rider and 2014 Moto2 champion Tito Rabat will stand in for the injured Jorge Martin at Pramac for the Spanish Grand Prix following a violent crash at Portimao.

FIA reveals details of "groundbreaking" electric GT category

The FIA has revealed technical details of what it has described as a "groundbreaking" electric GT category planned for the future. 

Rossi “more confident” after Portugal MotoGP race

Petronas SRT’s Valentino Rossi admits he is “more confident” in his form after the MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix despite crashing out of the points.

How Mercedes has turned the corner on its knife-edge W12

Mercedes arrived at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after a bruising pre-season Formula 1 test and some warning signs about Red Bull’s potential in the Bahrain race.

Ingall wary of stern fitness test at Bathurst

Russell Ingall says he'll be "pounding the weights" between now and October to ensure he's up to the physical test of a modern Bathurst 1000.

Teenager's "surreal" Triple Eight Bathurst shot

Broc Feeney is excited for what he says is a "surreal" opportunity to share a Triple Eight entry with Russell Ingall at the Bathurst 1000.

Ingall to make Bathurst 1000 return with Triple Eight

Russell Ingall will return to the Bathurst 1000 this year, partnering teenager Broc Feeney in a Triple Eight-run wildcard entry.

PR1/Mathiasen enters Tech1 alliance for WEC debut

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports has entered into a tie-up with Tech1 Racing ahead of its FIA World Endurance Championship debut at Spa next weekend.

Hamilton, Wallace react to Chauvin guilty verdict
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Hamilton, Wallace react to Chauvin guilty verdict

Seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR Cup Series racer Bubba Wallace have reacted on social media following the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd.

Dixon predicts "hell of a fight" with IndyCar teammate Palou Birmingham
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Dixon predicts "hell of a fight" with IndyCar teammate Palou

Six-time IndyCar title winner Scott Dixon has predicted "a hell of a fight" with new Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Alex Palou, following the Spanish driver's run to victory at Barber.

Brown open to idea of third full-time Arrow McLaren SP entry

Zak Brown, McLaren CEO, says the Arrow McLaren SP team would welcome the chance to add a third full-time car but says it would need to be for a “championship-caliber” driver rather than a "rent-a-driver".

Button could make guest appearances in DTM next year

2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button could make guest appearances in the DTM in 2022 at the wheel of a McLaren 720S GT3, according to the co-owner of Jenson Team Rocket RJN, Chris Buncombe.

What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best? Prime

What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best?

Following his resounding MotoGP return with a seventh place finish in Portugal, Marc Marquez now must work to rediscover his best form before turning his attention towards results-based targets

How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve Prime

How "overwhelming" McLaren move has given Ricciardo a new verve

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…