Alonso: Playing catch-up in F1 is no excuse for current form

The Spaniard is returning to F1 after two seasons away, and has faced a battle to get fully comfortable with Alpine as he gets back into the swing of things.But despite an encouraging run in the Bahrain GP opener, he had a more difficult time at Imola last weekend.The two-time F1 world champion was outqualified ...

Latifi only realised he tagged Mazepin from TV replay

The Canadian had spun off the track at Acque Minerali on the opening lap at Imola but managed to get going again. However, as he resumed on the run to the Variante Alta, he tagged Mazepin’s front left wheel and was spun around into the wall before the chicane.Reflecting on the incident, Latifi said that ...

With Norris’ instincts, Leclerc could have snookered Verstappen into losing the race | 2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix

If had Charles Leclerc passed Max Verstappen when the Red Bull driver went off, it would almost certainly have lost Verstappen his win. Source: F1 Fanatic

McLaren sells F1 factory in £170 million leaseback deal

Following months of negotiations aimed at selling the 840,000 square foot facility, a deal was announced on Tuesday for the factory to be bought by American company Global Net Lease (GNL).The transaction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year and will include a 20-year lease for McLaren.James Nelson, CEO of ...

Knife-edge F1 battle risks Red Bull/Mercedes development war

The two teams have taken a victory apiece so far this year, with Lewis Hamilton winning the season opener in Bahrain and Max Verstappen triumphing at Imola last weekend.With very little to choose in performance terms between the two cars, both teams are continuing to push hard to improve their packages as much as possible.However, ...

How Netflix and social media helped F1 buck a global sports sponsorship slump | News Focus

New sponsors are flocking to Formula 1 and its teams thanks to increased viewership through Netflix, social media and more. Source: F1 Fanatic

2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix Star Performers | 2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix

Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc and Pierre Gasly were RaceFans Star Performers of the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix. Here’s why plus our verdict on the full field. Source: F1 Fanatic

Hamilton has first taste of Pirelli’s 18-inch tyres for 2022 | 2021 F1 season

Lewis Hamilton has tested Pirelli’s prototype 18-inch tyres for the first time today at Imola. Team mate Valtteri Bottas will try the 2022 development rubber tomorrow. Source: F1 Fanatic

Why Imola was "brutal" for F1 drivers who changed teams

Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Carlos Sainz, Daniel Ricciardo and Sergio Perez have found the process of adaptation to be perhaps even harder than they expected, and thus far all five men have struggled to match the form of their teammates.That was made more complicated by the presence of Imola as the second venue on the ...

Vettel surprised by rolling restart decision despite damp track | 2021 Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix

Damp conditions at the resumption of Sunday’s race led race control to order a rolling restart, but Sebastian Vettel was “100% sure” a standing start would be used. Source: F1 Fanatic