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Carlos Sainz reckons his current shortcomings compared to Charles Leclerc are owned to a "snappier" Ferrari that his Formula 1 teammate is able to 'play with a lot a more'.
Charles Leclerc narrowly pipped Max Verstappen in final practice ahead of Formula 1's 2022 Spanish Grand Prix as Mercedes' apparent improvement returned third and fourth.
Mercedes’ Formula 1 technical director Mike Elliott believes it is “too early” to rule whether it is best to develop its current car concept despite taking a “step forward” in Spain.
Formula 1's return to Spain on Friday ended with Ferrari leading the way from Mercedes, while Red Bull could only manage third fastest overall courtesy of Max Verstappen. But its chances of victory are far from remote with a deeper dig into the times despite Ferrari's strong start...
Charles Leclerc headed the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton during the qualifying simulations in second practice ahead of Formula 1's 2022 Spanish Grand Prix.
Mercedes has sold one of its two never-raced and highly revered 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ sportscar prototypes for a world record-smashing £115million to fund a youth scholarship programme.
The VW Group’s German superpowers of sportscar racing have all but confirmed they are coming to F1 when the next set of engine rules come into force in 2026. Here's why both manufacturers are all set to take the plunge, and crucially how it might work
OPINION: For a demo run ahead of Monaco's Historique Grand Prix, Charles Leclerc was blessed with the opportunity to drive Niki Lauda's former Ferrari 312B3 - but a brake failure at Rascasse suggested Leclerc's Monaco hoodoo transcended contemporary F1. Although an awkward incident, Leclerc deserves credit for embracing F1's history.
Formula 1 points leader Charles Leclerc has crashed an ex-Niki Lauda classic Ferrari grand prix car during a demonstration run at the 2022 Monaco Historic event on Sunday.
OPINION: Despite all of the stylistic embellishments festooning Formula 1's inaugural Miami Grand Prix, the Miami International Autodrome offered the drivers a unique challenge and punished driver errors; a stark contrast to the usual cast of modern-day circuits
Max Verstappen made it two wins on the trot in Formula 1's Miami Grand Prix, as Red Bull continued its fightback against Ferrari in front of a celebrity-packed crowd. As Mercedes' struggles continued and Williams' new star produced another haul of points, there were talking points aplenty. Here are the 10 things we learned from the Miami GP
Ferrari's Charles Leclerc narrowly beat George Russell in the updated Mercedes to set the pace in the first practice session ahead of Formula 1's inaugural Miami Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton reckons the ongoing FIA clampdown concerning Formula 1 drivers wearing jewellery in the car is "unnecessary" and marks "a step backwards" for the championship.
As Formula 1 prepares for its latest new track in the United States with the inaugural Miami Grand Prix this weekend, it acts as a cautious reminder about past venues which failed to meet expectations over the years. Here’s a look at the US tracks which didn’t work out for the series
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says it is "amazing" to see Formula 1 has finally "cracked" the US after years of lukewarm interest from American race fans.
Haas team boss Gunther Steiner doesn't think there is more pressure on the team from Formula 1 to lean more into its American identity as the sport continues its US expansion.
OPINION: After a near-perfect opening trio of races to kick off 2022, Charles Leclerc revisited an old weakness at Imola when he got overconfident with the Variante Alta kerb and hit the barrier. From that error, Leclerc must learn to rein in his more overzealous moments if he is to fight for this year's Formula 1 title
Formula 1's first rain-afflicted race under the new rules set at Imola produced an intriguing spectacle, despite the sprint race going some way to redressing the natural order after qualifying produced a mixed grid. But while Red Bull seized full advantage to secure a comfortable 1-2 in the race, several big names dropped the ball
Ferrari was riding high coming into the first European round of the 2022 Formula 1 season, a first Imola victory since 2006 a distinct possibility. But the red cars ceded vital ground to Red Bull in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Max Verstappen romping to a comfortable win as Charles Leclerc spun away third place
Max Verstappen led a Red Bull 1-2 in Formula 1's 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc's late spin threw away a Ferrari podium.
On paper it is advantage to Max Verstappen at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix after topping qualifying, winning the sprint and demonstrating impressive pace in practice. But even if Ferrari fixes Charles Leclerc’s tyre graining worries, the reigning Formula 1 world champion remains firm favourite...
Charles Leclerc reckons he can retaliate against Max Verstappen and “fight for the win” in Formula 1’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix if Ferrari can “cure” its sprint race tyre graining.
Mercedes racer George Russell topped the second practice session ahead of Formula 1's 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to head Red Bull's Sergio Perez and championship leader Charles Leclerc.
Max Verstappen persevered through five red flags to triumph over Charles Leclerc in changeable qualifying conditions ahead of the sprint race at Formula 1's 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Ferrari has enjoyed a great start to the 2022 campaign, and even Charles Leclerc has already mentioned the championship. But has Ferrari banished the problems of the recent past as it seeks a first Formula 1 drivers' title since 2007, or could the woes that thwarted Sebastian Vettel return to plague the Scuderia once more?
Mercedes has been considered the best of the rest behind Ferrari and Red Bull in the early stages of the 2022 Formula 1 campaign, but delving into the supertimes third place could be considered lenient – with worse to follow unless it solves its ongoing problems.
OPINION: Formula 1 had been shrouded in various forms of controversy for almost six months when it arrived in Melbourne, but the party atmosphere and engaging yet inoffensive events at the Australian Grand Prix provided the series with middle of the road normality that had been missing for too long
Formula 1 rolled into Albert Park for the first time since the cancelled 2020 event with a party atmosphere after some intense races in the Middle East. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc asserted his dominance as Max Verstappen suffered more mechanical anguish, while there were talking points aplenty up and down the paddock. Here are the 10 things we learned from Melbourne
Fernando Alonso expects to continue racing in Formula 1 for “two or three more years” and does not feel pressure to step aside for Alpine protege Oscar Piastri.
Zhou Guanyu has “no answer” for the recurring anti-stall problem that struck on the opening lap of his first two Formula 1 races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
With Formula 1's shift to ground effect aerodynamics, it was hoped that the championship could eventually do away with DRS if the new cars could catch and pass each other more effectively. But DRS enhanced the duel between Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc, showing the drag reduction system still has a place in F1
F1's second visit to Jeddah's high-speed street track produced a spectacular battle between Red Bull and Ferrari at the sharp end, this time with a different result to the Bahrain season-opener. But on a weekend that was thrown into doubt amid off-track distractions, several drivers in cars without race-winning pedigree produced equally valiant performances
For the second Formula 1 race in a row, Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen contested a thrilling battle for victory that involved multiple passes through DRS detection zones. But, unlike in Bahrain, it was Verstappen who won out in Jeddah to get Red Bull's title challenge back on track
Max Verstappen pipped Charles Leclerc to win a thrilling 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix after the Red Bull driver completed a late move on his Ferrari Formula 1 rival.
Formula 1 drivers want further modifications to ‘on the safety limit’ Jeddah for future races in Saudi Arabia despite the “tranquillity” offered by the cars’ performances in crashes.
Formula 1 drivers say “there will need to be discussions” to assess if Saudi Arabia has a place on future calendars following the missile attack and ongoing track safety concerns.
Red Bull has focused more on race pace than qualifying performance in Saudi Arabia, despite Sergio Perez bagging his first-ever Formula 1 pole in Jeddah at the expense of Ferrari.
Red Bull's Sergio Perez snatched his first Formula 1 pole off the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in Saudi Arabia, while Lewis Hamilton was eliminated in Q1.
Charles Leclerc pipped the Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez late on in the final practice session ahead of Formula 1's already controversial 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Formula 1 teams have revealed that drivers remain “concerned” over the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix following the Friday attack on the nearby Aramco facility.
With the Formula 1 weekend in Saudi Arabia now going ahead as planned, there's the small matter of a race to prepare for. After winning in Bahrain, Ferrari is looking to continue its battle with Red Bull over the victory spoils. But, after both drivers crashed in FP2, the Scuderia has made life difficult for itself in Jeddah.
Charles Leclerc headed Max Verstappen in second practice for Formula 1’s 2022 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, but had his session ended early after hitting a wall late in FP2.
Lewis Hamilton says he is not "too stressed" about Mercedes' initial struggles in the second ground-effect Formula 1 era but wants to "get in the fight as soon as possible".
Carlos Sainz reckons Formula 1 drivers must keep improving their working relationship with the FIA amid complaints that safety modifications at Jeddah are the "smallest ever".
Haas driver Kevin Magnussen reckons he faces "more pressure to not mess up" his first Jeddah Formula 1 race, for which he has been unable to prepare in the simulator.
Mercedes is no stranger to tempering expectations ahead of a Formula 1 season, only to kick off the season in dominant fashion. But the team's 2022 car has legitimate concerns, leaving the Silver Arrows to pursue "damage limitation" at Bahrain. Here's why Mercedes was right to play its W13 down, and how it might find a return to form.
The 2022 Formula 1 season began in Bahrain, promising riches with its new technical regulations and potential new competitive order. Motorsport.com has picked out the 10 biggest talking points of the first race with the all-new cars, which hinted at a season just as bombastic as the one just left behind...
Valtteri Bottas reckons he can “definitely fight” to qualify inside the top 10 for the 2022 Formula 1 season opener in Bahrain as he makes his Alfa Romeo debut.
OPINION: While Lewis Hamilton is seemingly not ready to embrace his approaching forties any time soon, there’s no escaping that he’s in the twilight of his time in Formula 1. It’s time to sit back and objectively consider his prowess behind the wheel rather than get bogged down in a bitter rivalry
Sebastian Vettel joked ‘jumping on the city bus’ rather than driving the simulator could be the best way to feel how Formula 1’s understeering heavy cars will react around Monaco.
Lewis Hamilton has got a hungry young teammate in George Russell, a take-no-prisoners arch-rival in Max Verstappen, and he reckons his Mercedes W13 car is the fourth best on the 2022 Formula 1 grid. But he says he’ll bounce back like never before from the disappointment of his controversial 2021 world championship defeat
Formula 1's new heavyweights are easy on the eye when it comes to looks. But which teams have nailed the revamped 2022 rules package? Motorsport.com went trackside in Bahrain to find out
Ferrari led the way on the second day of Formula 1's pre-season Bahrain test, but the picture of who is out front remains murky. However, there are signs that a few teams are in danger of being cut adrift from the midfield with only one day of running remaining
With the second Formula 1 test of 2022 underway in Bahrain, the rivalry between Red Bull and Mercedes has once again been reignited. Matt Kew looks at the latest episode in their fierce fight, this time centring around Mercedes' radical new sidepod design...
A spin for Sergio Perez under the virtual safety car in Bahrain helped Pierre Gasly top the times on the opening day of the second 2022 Formula 1 pre-season test.