The fastest Ferrari-powered driver in qualifying was Zhou Guanyu, but three other teams made greater gains in Hungary than Alfa Romeo.
Max Verstappen set the fastest ever lap of the Circuit de Catalunya as he claimed pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Last year’s Monaco pole winner Charles Leclerc said Ferrari’s poor performance over bumps is the reason why they are slower than they were 12 months ago.
While one Mercedes customer team sank to the bottom of the times in Miami, another claimed a front row place with a time set on used tyres.
Seven Formula 1 teams broke the Albert Park track record during qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix.
While Aston Martin are lapping Jeddah one-and-a-half seconds quicker than last year, rivals AlphaTauri are six-tenths slower.
Aston Martin have found almost two-and-a-half seconds in lap time since the last Bahrain Grand Prix, which is twice as much as any other team did.
Alfa Romeo produced their strongest performance of 2021 so far in qualifying at Zandvoort, but where has McLaren’s pace gone?
George Russell’s qualifying performance at Spa-Francorchamps was made all the more remarkable by the relatively poor pace his Williams team displayed earlier in the weekend.
Lewis Hamilton said Red Bull have “made a great leap forward” after taking their third pole position in a row. Here’s what the data says.
George Russell nearly reached Q3 as Williams posted their most competitive performance since the same race five years – and 99 grands prix – earlier.
After the seventh qualifying session of the 2021 F1 season, the pecking order of the teams has come into clearer focus.
Azerbaijan Grand Prix pole-winner Charles Leclerc admitted he did not expect Ferrari to lead the way at the Baku City Circuit as they did in Monaco two weeks earlier.
For the first time since Sebastian Vettel took pole position at Suzuka in 2019, Ferrari have set the quickest lap time during a race weekend.
The Circuit de Catalunya is often described as a “benchmark” F1 track, so the 0.03s gap between the title contenders points to an exciting year ahead.
Red Bull failed to beat their practice pace in qualifying, and set the third-quickest time behind Mercedes and McLaren, after an unhelpful “gust of wind”.
Aston Martin claim they were unfairly disadvantaged by the FIA’s rules change, but they almost matched their 2020 lap times at Imola.
The top five teams are within a second of each other in Bahrain – three more than last year – which suggests 2021 will be a much more competitive season.
With the final qualifying session of 2020 in the books, we can answer the question: Who had the quickest and slowest F1 cars this year?
Valtteri Bottas set a new record for the shortest ever lap in F1. And George Russell’s impressive performance meant Mercedes had the most closely-matched team mates.