F1 news: Lewis Hamilton ‘devastated’ to miss Sakhir GP

Lewis Hamilton feels “devastated” that he will miss this weekend’s Formula 1 Sakhir Grand Prix after contracting COVID-19. Seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton has been ruled out of the upcoming event at the Bahrain International Circuit after returning multiple positive COVID-19 test results on Monday. The British driver is now

F1 news: Nikita Mazepin named as first Haas driver for 2021

The Haas Formula 1 team has confirmed that current Formula 2 racer Nikita Mazepin will be one of its race drivers in 2021. The Russian driver is expected to be partnered by Mick Schumacher, with a separate announcement to follow as soon as this week. Mazepin currently lies third in

Why Bottas changed three tyres at his last stop in Bahrain

Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas finished a lowly eighth in Bahrain after a tricky race that saw him make three pitstops – including one where he changed only three tyres. It was the Finn’s second consecutive disastrous Sunday after his 14th place in the rain-affected event in Turkey, where he spun six times. Mercedes

How frustrated Verstappen lost the race that followed Grosjean’s escape

The 2020 Bahrain GP will forever be remembered for Romain Grosjean’s astonishing escape from his opening lap crash, but there was still a race to be won. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had good cause to believe this was one that got away Once it was clear that Romain Grosjean had

F1 news: Romain Grosjean escapes fireball shunt at Bahrain GP

Haas Formula 1 driver Romain Grosjean has escaped from a huge fireball crash that stopped the Bahrain Grand Prix on the first lap. The Frenchman was involved in a coming-together with a number of other cars as they battled for positions at Sakhir’s first corner. Coming out of the opening

F1: Verstappen ‘not disheartened’ by gap to Mercedes

Max Verstappen is not disheartened that Red Bull has still not fully closed the gap to Mercedes, with his Formula 1 car having ‘weaknesses’ that cannot be addressed until 2021. Although Mercedes stopped development of its current W11 several months ago so it could focus on work for next year,

F1: Sainz left ‘very angry’ after car failure wrecks race hopes

Carlos Sainz says he feels “very angry” that both his qualifying and race hopes at the Bahrain Grand Prix have been wrecked by a car failure. The Spaniard had looked on course for a strong showing at Sakhir but was put out of qualifying right at the start of Q2

Renault: Too late for F1 engine freeze ahead of 2022 season

Renault says it is too late to impose a Formula 1 engine freeze from the start of 2022, despite support growing for one. With Red Bull eager for a stop to engine development being allowed from the end of next year so it can take over the Honda engine project,

Albon surprised by lack of grip in Bahrain F1 practice crash

Alexander Albon was left surprised by the lack of grip that caused his heavy crash during practice for the Formula 1 Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday night. Red Bull driver Albon crashed out at the final corner of the Bahrain International Circuit midway through second practice, causing the session to

F1 interview: Why Ricciardo can take McLaren to the next level

Daniel Ricciardo is one of the few proven grand prix winners on the current Formula 1 grid. It’s been a while since he stood on the top step of the podium, but as he tells Motorsport.com, he knows he can do the job – both for Renault now and McLaren