Mercedes insist their rear wings do not show evidence of “score marks” which Red Bull claim is evidence they are flexing at speed.
Formula 1 drivers are expected to quiz the race director over the precedent set by the decision not to investigate an incident between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen in the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
Valtteri Bottas put Mercedes on top of the second practice session for the Qatar Grand Prix, while Pierre Gasly was second-quickest for AlphaTauri once again.
Pictures from the first day of practice for the 2021 Qatar Grand Prix.
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The track limit rules for this weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix were rewritten after the first hour of running at the Losail International Circuit, which is hosting its first Formula 1 race weekend.
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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the team will protest Mercedes’ rear wing design at the Qatar Grand Prix over what it believes is a “hidden” means of improving its car’s top speed.
Max Verstappen will not face a penalty over the incident between him and Lewis Hamilton on lap 48 of the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
Max Verstappen was quickest by over four-tenths of a second in first practice at Losail ahead of Pierre Gasly and the Mercedes drivers.
Lewis Hamilton has replaced his usual helmet design with one incorporating the Progress Pride flag for this weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix.
McLaren are taking an interest in the stewards’ response to Mercedes’ request for a review of an incident from last weekend’s race in light of a penalty Lando Norris received in the Austrian Grand Prix.
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The two championship contending teams go into this weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix unsure which will we the one to beat on a track which is new to Formula 1.
Max Verstappen says Lewis Hamilton would have defended his position in the same way he did in his controversial lap 48 move in the Sao Paulo Grand Prix.
No decision will be taken until Friday at the earliest on Mercedes’ request for an incident between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to be reviewed.
Max Verstappen deliberately braked late to force Lewis Hamilton wide in their incident during the Sao Paulo Grand Prix, says George Russell.
Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1 has a duty to raise awareness of human rights failings in countries it visits, ahead of its first races in Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Carlos Sainz Jnr says F1 must enforce its rules on drivers forcing rivals wide consistently as the stewards consider whether to investigate an incident between the championship contenders at the last race.
Lewis Hamilton supports Mercedes’ efforts to have the stewards investigate a contentious incident between him and Max Verstappen, but isn’t “giving any energy to it”.