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O’Ward: Herta has "everything to be successful" in Formula 1

Pato O’Ward believes fellow IndyCar driver Colton Herta “has everything to be successful” in Formula 1 amid suggestions he could make the switch with Andretti in the near future.

Wolff: DNFs will make the difference in F1 championship fight

Toto Wolff believes retirements will “make a big difference” in this year’s Formula 1 championship fight, and not the smaller points swings between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen.

Ferrari: P3 in championship clear target after gains on McLaren
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Ferrari: P3 in championship clear target after gains on McLaren

Mattia Binotto says beating McLaren to third in the Formula 1 constructors’ championship is a “clear objective” for Ferrari this year, helping the team work under pressure.

O’Ward: ‘I’d be lying’ to deny interest in future F1 move
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O’Ward: ‘I’d be lying’ to deny interest in future F1 move

Arrow McLaren SP IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward says he would “be lying” if he denied interest in a future switch to Formula 1 ahead of his maiden test in Abu Dhabi.

Ricciardo won’t let Turkish GP setback derail McLaren F1 momentum

Daniel Ricciardo is refusing to let his disappointing Turkish Grand Prix weekend derail McLaren's recent momentum in Formula 1 after a Q1 knockout and failing to score any points.

Staying out could've dropped Hamilton to ‘back of F1 points’ - Mercedes Turkish GP
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Staying out could've dropped Hamilton to ‘back of F1 points’ - Mercedes

Mercedes believes Lewis Hamilton would have fallen towards “the back of the points” had he not pitted during Sunday’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix after completing its post-race calculations.

Wolff: Turkey F1 win shows Bottas’s "vital role" in both title races

Toto Wolff believes Valtteri Bottas’s dominant victory in Turkey may not be his last for Mercedes, and proves the “vital role” he can play in both Formula 1 championship fights.

Tsunoda: I did everything to hold up Hamilton for Verstappen

Yuki Tsunoda tried fending off Lewis Hamilton “as much as possible” early in the Turkish Grand Prix to help Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 title hopes in Honda’s final season.

Alonso sorry for Schumacher F1 clash early in Turkish GP

Fernando Alonso apologised to Mick Schumacher for their clash on the second lap of the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, accepting the five-second time penalty.

10 things we learned from F1's 2021 Turkish Grand Prix

The 2021 Formula 1 title battle swung back in favour of Red Bull in Istanbul, but it was a weekend when Mercedes had a clear performance edge - as demonstrated by Valtteri Bottas's first win of the year. Motorsport.com picks out the key talking points at the Turkish Grand Prix, as Red Bull faces a fortnight of head-scratching, McLaren was handed a reality check and mental health returned to the agenda.

Mercedes: Ocon’s fall proved risk of keeping Hamilton out to the end

Mercedes believes Esteban Ocon’s late struggles on worn intermediate tyres proved the risk of not pitting Lewis Hamilton in Sunday’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix.

Mercedes has "thick skin" to handle Hamilton's radio frustration Turkish GP
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Mercedes has "thick skin" to handle Hamilton's radio frustration

Toto Wolff says Mercedes’ pitwall has a “thick enough skin” to understand Lewis Hamilton’s radio frustrations over his pit strategy during Sunday’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix.

Vettel takes responsibility for dry F1 tyre call in Turkey

Sebastian Vettel has taken responsibility for the call to switch to dry tyres during the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix in damp conditions.

Verstappen: F1 title fight won't be 'easy’ despite points lead Turkish GP
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Verstappen: F1 title fight won't be 'easy’ despite points lead

Max Verstappen knows the Formula 1 title fight against Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes is “not going to be easy” despite regaining the championship lead in Turkey.

Wolff: F1 rules should ensure staff rotation to ease calendar pressure
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Wolff: F1 rules should ensure staff rotation to ease calendar pressure

Toto Wolff believes Formula 1's regulations should require teams to rotate staff members to ease the pressure and human cost of the growing calendar.

How Formula 1 teams look after their mental health

With its increase in calendar size to 23 races, Formula 1 faces its most punishing schedule yet. Team members face longer stints away from home and family, all of which have a knock-on effect on their mental health. Luke Smith explains how the teams cope with ensuring their employees' wellbeing isn't compromised.

Why "unusual noises" are causing Mercedes an F1 engine headache

Lewis Hamilton may be serving a 10-place grid penalty for Sunday's Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, but it does not mark the end of Mercedes’ engine concerns.

Mercedes "in better place" to fight Red Bull than before F1 summer break

Toto Wolff believes Mercedes is "definitely in a better place" to fight Red Bull than before Formula 1's summer break after finishing 1-2 in Turkish Grand Prix qualifying.

Russell disappointed mistake cost Williams ‘another special Saturday’

George Russell felt “disappointed in myself” after a mistake on his final lap in Q2 for the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix cost Williams another “special Saturday” result.

Tost: F1 staff unhappy with 23-race calendar 'should go' Turkish GP
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Tost: F1 staff unhappy with 23-race calendar 'should go'

AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost says any of his staff unhappy about the stresses put on them by a 23-race Formula 1 schedule in 2022 should ‘go’.

Turkish GP: Gasly leads damp FP3 as Russell spin causes red flag

Pierre Gasly topped a drizzly final Formula 1 practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix that was briefly interrupted by a red flag following a spin for George Russell.

McLaren vows to improve risk-reward judgement after Russia loss

McLaren Formula 1 chief Andreas Seidl says the team’s pitwall will learn from its misjudgement over the risk and reward of keeping Lando Norris out on intermediates in Sochi.

Mercedes: Overtaking in Turkey ‘tougher than we would like’

Andrew Shovlin conceded that overtaking in Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix practice proved tougher than Mercedes would have liked as Lewis Hamilton prepares to fight back from a penalty.

F1 penalty leaves Sainz "a bit down" after seeing Ferrari pace in Turkey

Carlos Sainz conceded he felt “a bit more down” carrying a grid penalty into the Turkey Formula 1 weekend after seeing Ferrari team-mate Charles Leclerc’s pace on Friday.

Hamilton braced for "a lot of work" in Turkish GP after penalty

Lewis Hamilton knows he has “a lot of work to do” despite topping Friday’s practice sessions for the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix thanks to his impending grid penalty.

Ricciardo: Still track-dependent for McLaren to fight top teams

Daniel Ricciardo believes it is still track-dependent for McLaren to fight with Formula 1 front-runners Mercedes and Red Bull despite its recent strong form.

Turkish GP: Hamilton outpaces Verstappen by 0.4s in FP1

Lewis Hamilton topped opening practice for the Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix with a new track record as drivers found significantly more grip than last year at Istanbul Park.

Alonso: Reaction to Sochi F1 move proves different rules for different drivers Turkish GP
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Alonso: Reaction to Sochi F1 move proves different rules for different drivers

Fernando Alonso believes the reaction to his first lap move through the run-off area in Sochi proves there are “different rules for different people” in Formula 1.

Vettel: F1 mustn't neglect human cost of swelling F1 calendar

Sebastian Vettel believes Formula 1 must not neglect the human cost of a swelling Formula 1 calendar ahead of a record-breaking schedule in 2022.

Red Bull reveals white Honda F1 livery for Turkish GP

Red Bull has revealed its one-off white Formula 1 livery design for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix, paying tribute to outgoing engine partner Honda.

Red Bull to race with white Honda tribute livery in F1 Turkish GP Turkish GP
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Red Bull to race with white Honda tribute livery in F1 Turkish GP

Red Bull has announced it will race with a special one-off white livery to pay tribute to outgoing Formula 1 engine partner Honda at this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.

Alonso: “Very fast reference” Ocon helped readjustment to F1

Fernando Alonso has hailed Esteban Ocon’s role in helping his readjustment to Formula 1 through 2021, calling the Frenchman a “very fast reference”.

Perez has ‘no doubt’ he will turn Red Bull F1 form around Turkish GP
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Perez has ‘no doubt’ he will turn Red Bull F1 form around

Sergio Perez has “no doubt” that he will turn his form with Red Bull around after a difficult recent set of results in Formula 1.

Albon: Red Bull F1 team nothing like ‘villain’ misconception

Alex Albon believes there is a misconception over Red Bull’s push for results that can lead to it being portrayed as a “villain” in Formula 1.

Hamilton would welcome return of silver Mercedes F1 livery
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Hamilton would welcome return of silver Mercedes F1 livery

Lewis Hamilton would welcome a return of Mercedes’ traditional silver Formula 1 livery in the future, saying it would not deter the internal push to improve diversity in the company.

Sainz: Good sign Ferrari has made most of F1 podium chances

Carlos Sainz believes it is a “good signal” Ferrari has grabbed opportunities for him to score three Formula 1 podiums despite not feeling “100% at home” in the car.

Vettel: Environmental interests must be credible, not for publicity

Sebastian Vettel says he not advocating his environmental initiatives "to just have people look at it", but because he is passionate and interested in "credible" schemes to help the planet.

Giovinazzi not giving thought to options outside of F1 for 2022
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Giovinazzi not giving thought to options outside of F1 for 2022

Antonio Giovinazzi says he is not currently giving thought to options to race outside of Formula in 2022 as he bids to save his seat with Alfa Romeo.

Capito: Changes at Williams key to recent upswing in F1 form Russian GP
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Capito: Changes at Williams key to recent upswing in F1 form

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito believes the team’s recent improvement in form has not been “sudden”, but down to continued improvements and recent organisational changes.

Ferrari reluctant to quantify time gain in upgraded F1 power unit

Mattia Binotto was reluctant to put a number on the time gain made by Ferrari with its upgraded Formula 1 power unit, but said it offered “a step” in performance.

Leclerc: "Just a matter of time" before Norris scores first win

Charles Leclerc believes it will be "just a matter of time" until Lando Norris scores his first Formula 1 win, expressing sympathy following the McLaren driver's late defeat in Russia.

Ten things we learned from F1's 2021 Russian Grand Prix

Formula 1’s non-stop action and drama in 2021 didn’t miss a beat in Sochi, as the title battle took another twist and the next generation continued to shine through the rain. We pick out the key talking points at the Russian Grand Prix, covering centurion Lewis Hamilton, a painful maiden victory miss for Lando Norris and why Max Verstappen and Red Bull left the Russian costal venue feeling like the ultimate winners

Sainz: Russian GP my best weekend so far with Ferrari

Carlos Sainz felt “proud” of his performance across the Russian Grand Prix weekend, calling it his best Formula 1 race weekend since joining Ferrari for 2021.

Mercedes vows to be "really aggressive" in fight against Red Bull
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Mercedes vows to be "really aggressive" in fight against Red Bull

Mercedes Formula 1 chief Toto Wolff says his team will continue to be "really aggressive" in its title fight against Red Bull, acknowledging neither side is currently maximising its points.

Norris gets reprimand for Russian GP pitlane entry incident Russian GP
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Norris gets reprimand for Russian GP pitlane entry incident

Lando Norris has kept seventh place in Sunday's Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix after only receiving a reprimand for cutting pit entry during the late downpour.

Mercedes "adamant" about pitting after Hamilton ignored first call Russian GP
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Mercedes "adamant" about pitting after Hamilton ignored first call

Toto Wolff says Mercedes’ Formula 1 strategists were “adamant” to pit Lewis Hamilton for intermediates late in the Russian Grand Prix after he ignored an initial call to come in.

Verstappen hopes set-up changes aid fightback in Russian GP

Max Verstappen hopes set-up tweaks made to his car following Friday's practice running in Sochi will aid his recovery through the Formula 1 field in the Russian Grand Prix.

Wolff wouldn’t be surprised to see Russell lead first F1 lap in Sochi

Toto Wolff would not be surprised to see Mercedes Formula 1 protege George Russell lead on the opening lap of the Russian Grand Prix after starting third on the grid.

Hamilton: Wait for 100th F1 win "taking longer than ever"

Lewis Hamilton feels that the wait for his 100th Formula 1 victory is "taking longer than ever" as he bids to reach the milestone in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix.

Hamilton: F1 pitlane error in Sochi "nothing to do with pressure" Russian GP
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Hamilton: F1 pitlane error in Sochi "nothing to do with pressure"

Lewis Hamilton says his pitlane error during Formula 1 qualifying in Russia was "nothing to do with pressure" from his title fight with Max Verstappen.

Hamilton feels "terrible" over two F1 crashes in Sochi qualifying Russian GP
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Hamilton feels "terrible" over two F1 crashes in Sochi qualifying

Lewis Hamilton says he feels "terrible" and "incredibly disappointed in myself" after hitting the wall twice during Formula 1 qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Norris "risked quite a bit" for surprise Russian GP F1 pole Russian GP
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Norris "risked quite a bit" for surprise Russian GP F1 pole

Lando Norris says he “risked quite a bit” in his final lap to take his maiden Formula 1 pole position in a “manic” qualifying session for the Russian Grand Prix.

Final F1 Russian GP practice cancelled due to wet weather

The FIA has announced that the final Formula 1 practice session for the Russian Grand Prix has been cancelled due to wet weather.

How would F1 manage a Sochi qualifying washout?

Formula 1 is braced for a day of possible delays and disruption in Russia after heavy rain hit the Sochi Autodrom on Saturday.

Capito: Albon arrival not the start of Red Bull-Williams F1 connection

Williams Formula 1 boss Jost Capito says the arrival of Alex Albon in 2022 does not mark the start of a firm connection between the team and Red Bull.

Verstappen: Sochi F1 fightback will be harder than in 2018

Max Verstappen is braced for a “more difficult” fight from the back of the grid in Sochi this weekend compared to 2018 thanks to Formula 1’s more competitive midfield.

Verstappen to start Russian GP from back with new F1 power unit

Max Verstappen will start Sunday’s Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Red Bull opted to fit a fresh Honda power unit.

Horner: Verstappen has ‘nothing to lose’ in title fight against Hamilton

Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen has “nothing to lose” in the Formula 1 title fight this year, seeing no change in his approach despite the pressures involved.

Russian GP facing Saturday rain disruption; F3 race rescheduled

Formula 1’s Russian Grand Prix weekend looks set to face rain disruption on Saturday as the FIA brought forward the opening Formula 3 race to Friday.

Alonso doubts podium possible this year without ‘chaotic’ race

Fernando Alonso doubts he will be able to pick up a Formula 1 podium finish through the remainder of his comeback season without a “very chaotic race”.