Mick Schumacher admitted he was taken aback at how much downforce F1 cars lose in traffic, as both Haas drivers spun during their grand prix debuts in Bahrain.
F1’s three new drivers for 2021 have little in common, and as expected their first race weekend produce sharply differing outcomes.
Haas selected Mick Schumacher as one of its new drivers this year on the strength of his performance in Formula 2, not in order to secure the backing of a sponsor, team principal Guenther Steiner has stated.
Haas team principal Guenther Steiner is sure Ferrari has improved its power unit for 2021 but admits scoring a point would be “fantastic” for his team this year.
Nikita Mazepin dismissed concerns he could start the season at a disadvantage to his fellow rookie team mate Mick Schumacher, a Ferrari Driver Academy member.
Which teams left testing feeling positive about their performance, and who has a tough year ahead of them? And does one team still have a trick left up its sleeve?
After their dire campaign last year, did testing for the new season show Ferrari finally have something to smile about? Mattia Binotto thinks so.
Max Verstappen pipped rookie Yuki Tsunoda to the fastest time of pre-season testing by less than a tenth of a second.
Sergio Perez completed his pre-season testing for Red Bull by setting the best time on the morning of the final day.
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.
Mick Schumacher said he wanted his timing screen name abbreviation to be ‘MSC’ out of an “emotional bond” to his father Michael Schumacher.
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.
Haas has presented its new VF-21 for the 2021 F1 season ahead of the start of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit today.
Mick Schumacher says he will “work my ass off” on his F1 debut, as Haas ran their new car for the first time today.
Haas aim to return to the front of the midfield in 2022 after a “transitional season” this year with two rookies, says team principal Guenther Steiner.
New Formula 1 driver Nikita Mazepin is confident he will not encounter as much trouble with the stewards on his debut in the championship as he did in Formula 2 last year.