FORMULA 1 News and Analysis
Ferrari director Laurent Mekies is expecting Formula 1 teams to push out fewer in-season car developments in 2022 due to budget cap constraints.
Alpine Formula 1 CEO Laurent Rossi says the team's improving form at the end of 2021 was just as important as Esteban Ocon's shock Hungarian Grand Prix win.
Frederic Vasseur was left with mixed feelings over Alfa Romeo’s Formula 1 season in 2021, calling it “good on performance” but “bad on results”.
Mick Schumacher says the initial feedback about the design of the 2022 Haas car is “very positive”, leaving him with “great expectations” for his second season in Formula 1.
Brabham’s first world championship race-winning car was held back by unreliable Climax engines – or so its creators believed, as STUART CODLING explains
Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito believes “brave decisions” led to the team’s points breakthroughs in 2021 and it must celebrate its results “on merit”.
Lando Norris came of age as a grand prix driver in 2021. McLaren’s young ace is no longer an apprentice or a quietly capable number two – he’s proved himself a potential winner in the top flight and, as Stuart Codling finds out, he’s ready to stake his claim to greatness…
Fernando Alonso says it was a “luxury” to be able to leave and return to Formula 1 on his own terms after enjoying his comeback season with Alpine in 2021.
The changes to Formula 1’s regulations for 2022 are extensive and as well as introducing exciting new elements there is also a sense of reincarnation that draws inspiration from design features of the past.
Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri doesn't believe 2022 will be a wasted year as he is set to spend the season on the sidelines as Alpine's reserve driver.
Juan Manuel Fangio, peerless on track and charming off it, established the gold standard of grand prix greatness. Nigel Roebuck recalls a remarkable champion.
George Russell believes some “pretty brutal” emotional moments in Formula 1 over the past two years helped mould him into a stronger driver ahead of his Mercedes move.
Sergio Perez believes limited Formula 1 practice and testing opportunities contributed to his “slow adaptation” to Red Bull’s car, which was a “very different philosophy” to what he previously drove.
McLaren CEO Zak Brown says he hopes "three to four cars" will be able to compete for the 2022 Formula 1 world championship until the last race.
Gunther Steiner found it “very odd” that Haas managed to reduce the gap to the midfield Formula 1 teams in the closing stages of the 2021 season.
George Russell expects 2022 to be “the most intense year of my life” as he gets the opportunity to work with a front-running Formula 1 team at Mercedes.
Esteban Ocon says his shock 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix win relieved some pressure on his Alpine Formula 1 team as the outfit now has experience of being in a winning situation.
George Russell joining Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes this year gives it arguably the best line-up in Formula 1 – if it can avoid too many fireworks. After serving his apprenticeship at Williams, Russell is the man that Mercedes team believes can lead it in the post-Hamilton era, but how will he fare against the seven-time champion? Motorsport.com heard from the man himself
The departure of Otmar Szafnauer from Aston Martin represents the end of an era for the Silverstone Formula 1 team that started life as Jordan.
Fernando Alonso does not believe he is noticeably happier in Formula 1 since making his comeback, saying his season with McLaren in 2007 led to incorrect perceptions of him.
Red Bull is much younger than Formula 1’s other big teams, having arrived in 2005. But in less than two decades it has racked up some impressive achievements.
Ferrari expects to have an "easy discussion" with Carlos Sainz to extend his contract with the team after an impressive first Formula 1 season at Maranello.
Film industry insiders have tipped Apple to have won the race to produce an upcoming Formula 1-themed movie starring Brad Pitt, following a furious bidding war between major film studios and streaming services.
The Spa-Francorchamps circuit has provided another update on its off-season revamp, showing a first glimpse of the expanded run-off areas at Eau Rouge and Raidillon.
Aston Martin has announced that its Formula 1 team principal, Otmar Szafnauer, has left the team.
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Daniel Ricciardo says he "wanted to make a statement" with the fashion of his Monza Formula 1 victory last September following a difficult first half of the season with McLaren.
Alpine executive director Marcin Budkowski believes the progress his team is making on its new Formula 1 challenger is "very encouraging" for next season.
Formula 1 will unleash a new rules era this year, as the series shifts to ground effect cars that are aimed at making the racing better.
McLaren boss Zak Brown is eager for the Formula 1 team to keep using occasional one-off liveries after receiving great fan feedback for designs used in 2021.
Jenson Button believes it is "a shame" McLaren didn't continue working with Honda in Formula 1 after seeing the Japanese manufacturer win a world title with Red Bull.
As attitudes towards the motor car and what powers it change, Formula 1 must adapt its offering. Mark Gallagher ponders the end of fossil fuels
Ferrari believes it would be "very naive" to think it will be easy to catch Red Bull and Mercedes under Formula 1's new technical regulations for the 2022 season.
Newly-elected FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem feels confident Lewis Hamilton will not walk away from Formula 1 after his controversial title defeat in Abu Dhabi last month.
Nikita Mazepin says he feels ‘100 percent ready’ to be battling in Formula 1’s midfield this year if Haas can give him a car that is a good step forward.
In one of the most exciting, closely contested F1 seasons for years, the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix stood out as an ugly exception. Pat Symonds explains what is being done to avoid wet weather wreaking similar disruption in the future.
Lewis Hamilton's rivalry with Max Verstappen was one of the biggest stories of 2021. For the seven-time world champion it was only the latest occasion he has faced off against Dutch motorsport's most famous name, having taken on 2021 champion Verstappen's dad as an 11-year-old in an indoor kart race at Birmingham's NEC.
Daniel Ricciardo felt he lost “a little bit of faith” and started second-guessing himself before his Monza Formula 1 win, calling his start to 2021 with McLaren “nearly laughable”.
Jenson Button hopes that he can spend more time entrenched with the Williams Formula 1 team this year, after COVID restrictions limited his involvement in 2021.
This year Guanyu Zhou will become Formula 1’s first full-time Chinese driver, a potential hero who could galvanise grand prix racing in the world’s most populous nation. Luke Smith examines how Zhou beat several other candidates to the Alfa Romeo seat.
Lando Norris says he is proud that his openness about mental health struggles in Formula 1 has acted as a spur to help others.
Aston Martin Formula 1 chief Otmar Szafnauer hailed Sebastian Vettel for his “brilliant” integration into the team through 2021 and for his integrity shown throughout the season.
The convivial blitz spirit of the COVID-ravaged 2020 Formula 1 season was replaced by an escalating war between the rivalling Mercedes and Red Bull squads in 2021. Drivers' and constructors' honours were shared after a controversial Abu Dhabi finale that was an unsatisfying conclusion to their year-long sparring match.
Haas Formula 1 team boss Gunther Steiner says he's impressed with how his team "always kept fighting" and never gave up during a challenging 2021 season.
Red Bull remains hopeful that its Formula 1 title push didn’t compromise its 2022 development – but says Ferrari ‘smashing’ it out of the park next season could prove it wrong.
One driver allowed to quietly retire, another one fired in a blaze of rancour. An American buy-out that never happened. A title sponsor demanding an annual right of review. No wonder Alfa Romeo is looking to start 2022 from a clean sheet, says Roberto Chinchero.
Nicholas Latifi has been urged by his Williams team not to "overthink" things next year so he can get the most out of the new Formula 1 cars.
Ferrari did not extend the development of its 2021 car despite its fight for third with McLaren, believing there could be “zero compromise” for next year’s Formula 1 technical regulations.
Although it didn't win a race as McLaren did, Ferrari won out in their battle for third in the 2021 Formula 1 constructors' championship. Both former title-winning teams could look on the season as a year of positive steps back towards the front, but for the Italian squad its achievement was extra special after a disastrous 2020.
Join us as we take a look at some of the best technical illustrations and images, courtesy of Giorgio Piola and Sutton Images, focusing on the development stories of Aston Martin, AlphaTauri and Alpine in 2021.
Pierre Gasly says the chance for AlphaTauri to regularly fight McLaren and Ferrari in Formula 1 this year offered him a “different kind of excitement”, making for an enjoyable season.
There were three rookies on the grid this year – and the going proved tricky for all of them. Yuki Tsunoda, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin have faced their fair share of struggles in 2021, and all will be hoping to improve on this year's performances next season.
Ferrari says that Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc will have equal status at the team next year, as the squad bids to get back to winning ways in Formula 1.
Lando Norris is confident McLaren and Ferrari’s fight for third in this year’s Formula 1 constructors’ championship has helped both teams prepare for potential future title challenges.
Already a rising star, Lando Norris stepped up another gear in 2021 to become one of Formula 1’s leading drivers. Becoming a regular podium finisher and taking his first pole, only the maiden win that escaped him in Sochi remains for the McLaren man, who recently sat down with Motorsport.com to dissect his third season in F1