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.
While Williams have gone 30 races in a row without scoring a point, McLaren is the only team to have scored with both cars in every race this year.
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”.
Sunday’s Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix was the first time in nine years that two British drivers had appeared on the podium.
Aston Martin claim they were unfairly disadvantaged by the FIA’s rules change, but they almost matched their 2020 lap times at Imola.
Nikita Mazepin’s first-lap retirement was the shortest debut for a rookie in F1 for 19 years. Here’s more stats and facts from the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix.
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.
While Lewis Hamilton bids to win an eighth world championship, Fernando Alonso could break the record for longest gap between F1 victories.
After their dire campaign last year, did testing for the new season show Ferrari finally have something to smile about? Mattia Binotto thinks so.
Mercedes may have set the quickest lap time in testing today, but they are still further away from their 2020 performance than any other team.
Valtteri Bottas and Nico Rosberg have each spent 78 races as Lewis Hamilton’s team mate. Who measures up best against the seven-times champion?
The fastest Formula 1 cars ever seen will be history at the end of the year. Will they set more records in 2021 – or have rules tweaks successfully clipped their wings?
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell will start the 2021 F1 season with the most penalty points, while newcomer Nikita Mazepin has his total reset after coming close to an automatic ban in F2.
Formula 1 will freeze its power units at the beginning of 2022 – and no ‘balance of performance’ will be used to equalise teams’ engines. That could play into Mercedes’ hands.
Mercedes ran rampant throughout 2020. What does last year’s data tell us about whether Red Bull, Ferrari or another team might catch them in 2021?
Who did the best starts, was the most formidable qualifier, and suffered the most retirements during 2020? Here are 20 revealing statistics on each driver’s season.
Ferrari failed to lead a lap and never qualified on the front row all year on their way to their worst championship position for four decades.
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?
Sergio Perez set a new record for the longest wait before winning a race, and became the first Mexican to win in F1 for 50 years. Here’s all the Sakhir Grand Prix stats.
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.