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Remembering F1's most recent super-sub
When Fernando Alonso was injured in a horror crash during the 2016 Australian Grand Prix, his place was taken by reigning GP2 champion Stoffel Vandoorne in Bahrain. The Belgian's super-sub outing promised much, but it would ultimately stand as one of few highlights in a difficult F1 career
Formula 1 has a rich history of 'super-sub' drivers whose last-minute stand-ins displays paved the way for their careers in the sport.
Michael Schumacher's F1 career famously started with a late call-up to Jordan for the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix after Bertrand Gachot was incarcerated, while Sebastian Vettel's debut came as a stand-in for the injured Robert Kubica at Indianapolis in 2007.
Sergio Perez has spent most of his career labouring in Formula 1’s midfield, wondering whether he’d ever get another shot at the big time. Red Bull has handed him that chance and, although life at the top is tough, the Baku winner is doing all the right things to get on terms with Max Verstappen, says BEN ANDERSON
Formula 1 has been tracking car performance using timing loops mounted every 200m around each circuit – to the extent that it was able to anticipate Ferrari’s 'surprise’ pole in Monaco. PAT SYMONDS explains what this means for this season and beyond
OPINION: After consecutive street races with contrasting highlights, one theme stood out which has become a prevalent issue with modern Formula 1 cars. But is there a way to solve it or, at least, reach a happy middle ground to help all parties?
OPINION: The Azerbaijan Grand Prix had elements that make Formula 1 really exciting – unpredictability and shock results. This resulted in heartbreak for several of the championship’s regular contenders and joy for others who rarely reach the ultimate limelight. And one of those on the Baku podium is riding a wave of form he’s keen to continue
OPINION: With the global pandemic still lingering, Singapore's grand prix has been cancelled for 2021, with more looking likely to follow. Although Formula 1 has TV deals and profits to chase, retaining a 23-race calendar could be most harmful to those who sacrifice the most for the championship.
Formula 1's return to Baku after a year away had thrown up an eventful qualifying marred by four red flags, but the race appeared to be running to a familiar Red Bull vs Mercedes template entering the closing stages. That is, until a dramatic conclusion where victory was snatched away from two drivers, before landing in the lap of Sergio Perez
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