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.
Mercedes bounced back from a poor start to testing by setting the quickest lap time so far on the second day in Bahrain.
Daniel Ricciardo topped the morning session for the second day running in Bahrain, while Lewis Hamilton caused a stoppage when he spun his Mercedes.
Mercedes did the fewest laps of any team on the first day of testing, and were further from their 2020 pace than anyone else. How bad was their start to the season?
Max Verstappen was quickest in the opening day of pre-season testing in Bahrain, while the quickest Mercedes was only 10th.
Daniel Ricciardo set the fastest time on the morning of the first day of testing for the new season, while gearbox trouble delayed Mercedes.
AlphaTauri reckon last year’s car was the best they’ve built – so they decided to retain some parts of it instead of upgrading to newer Red Bull hardware.
AlphaTauri used a combination of development tokens and parts from last year’s Red Bull to overhaul the front end of its new car for the 2021 F1 season.
AlphaTauri has become the second team to reveal its new look for the 2021 F1 season.
Red Bull and its sister team AlphaTauri will continue using Honda’s power units until Formula 1’s new engine rules are introduced in 2025, the teams have confirmed.
AlphaTauri have become the fourth Formula 1 team to confirm their launch plans for the new season. They will present the AT02 on February 19th.
AlphaTauri has confirmed Yuki Tsunoda will replace Daniil Kvyat in their line-up for the 2021 F1 season.
Alexander Albon faces “a year on the bench” if Red Bull do not keep him, but team principal Christian Horner says his qualifying performances are stronger than Pierre Gasly’s were.
Pierre Gasly says his retirement from the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix was hard to take as he believes he could have finished on the podium.
Daniil Kvyat expects to go into this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix at a disadvantage as he has no knowledge of the Istanbul Park circuit.
Yuki Tsunoda’s chance of making his Formula 1 debut with AlphaTauri next season depends entirely on his Formula 2 performance, according to team principal Franz Tost.
AlphaTauri’s drivers played down the role the team’s test at Imola earlier this year might have played in their best qualifying result of the season so far.
Pierre Gasly is surprised he wasn’t considered for a return to Red Bull next year after winning for AlphaTauri in Monza.
AlphaTauri has confirmed one of its two drivers for the 2021 F1 season. Pierre Gasly will remain at the team next year.
Red Bull motorsport consultant Helmut Marko says the team must have two drivers who can maximise their point score in the constructors’ championship next year, and admitted Alexander Albon’s inconsistency is a concern.