Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes have identified the cause of his poor pace during the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, prior to the clash with George Russell which ended his race.
Lewis Hamilton revealed he volunteered to test Pirelli’s new 18-inch tyres for 2022 because he is planning to keep racing in F1 next year.
George Russell will consider Mercedes’ drivers as much his team mates as fellow Williams driver Nicholas Latifi when racing against them in future, following his Imola crash with Valtteri Bottas.
George Russell says CCTV footage of his collision with Valtteri Bottas makes the incident look “very different”, and accepts his rival was “probably not” to blame.
Valtteri Bottas rejected George Russell’s insistence he was to blame for their crash in the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
Sebastian Vettel said the FIA’s decision on his Emilia-Romagna GP penalty was too slow, but FIA race director Michael Masi is not convinced.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner defended Sergio Perez after a difficult second race for his new driver.
Lewis Hamilton accepted blame for his low-speed crash during the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, but George Russell said he chose the wrong place to let the Mercedes driver pass him.
Carlos Sainz Jnr failed to reach Q3 at Imola, but believes he had the pace to match Ferrari team mate Charles Leclerc in fourth.
Williams’ head of vehicle performance Dave Robson says George Russell may have been unsettled by Nicholas Latifi being fast “out of the blocks” at Imola
Sergio Perez says driving a Red Bull is still “not coming naturally” but “big steps” have culminated in his first ever F1 front row at Imola
Williams’ practice pace indicated they could reach Q3 at Imola, but rather than a surprise result it was a different kind of “Maldonado moment” for George Russell.
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Esteban Ocon believes he maximised the potential of his Alpine in qualifying for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix by taking ninth place.
Antonio Giovinazzi accused Nikita Mazepin of ruining both their laps at the end of Q1, a claim the Haas driver rejected.
Sergio Perez thinks a mistake at the final corner in qualifying prevented him from taking his first F1 pole position at the Emilia-Romagna GP
Yuki Tsunoda says he was “pushing too much” when he crashed out of the first segment of Emilia-Romagna GP qualifying, consigning himself to 20th on the grid.
George Russell is talking up the chances of Williams team mate Nicholas Latifi starring in qualifying for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix
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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen will continue their fight at Imola – as will Ferrari and McLaren. Here are the talking points for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.