Motorsport.com's Prime content
Lewis Hamilton – 9
Misses out on a maximum score as a result of his qualifying defeat and would have lost another had he not recovered the place he lost to Verstappen with a slow getaway he struggled for grip. Unleashed his potential when Verstappen pitted, but it was his pace in traffic that really gave him the edge. He was lucky with the VSC timing, but likely would have won anyway.
Valtteri Bottas – 9
An excellent overall weekend performance, ruined by misfortune with the debris. He took big risks to gain time on Hamilton at the Tamburello and Rivazza turns in Q3, which gained him a fine pole. Led well from the off, but a badly handling car once the debris became lodged cost him serious pace and led to his two offs. Fortunate to get second back, but still a good drive.
George Russell and Valtteri Bottas' collision at Imola on Sunday prompted fury in the Formula 1 paddock. But Russell's carefully-worded heartfelt statement later, acknowledging that his initial response was wrong, proved the right move
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
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…
Formula 1’s latest Imola adventure turned into an expensive trip for many teams due to several crashes throughout the weekend. While balancing the books is an added factor in 2021 with the cost cap, a few midfield teams have cashed in early on development investments.
Rain before the start of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promised to spice up the action, and the race certainly delivered on that. Max Verstappen got the best launch to win from Lewis Hamilton, but both got away with mistakes that could have had serious consequences
The first in a line of world beaters was designed in a back bedroom and then constructed in a shed. STUART CODLING recalls the Tyrrell 001
While Mercedes struck back against Red Bull by topping the times at Imola on Friday ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the overall picture remains incredibly close. Despite having a possible edge this weekend, the reigning Formula 1 world champion squad is not taking anything for granted...
Russell: Imola crash the biggest mistake of my career
Racing Point defends pit call that cost Perez Imola F1 podium