Red Bull’s performance in the Bahrain Grand Prix spurred Mercedes on to find performance gains from their car, says the team’s technical director James Allison.
Lewis Hamilton thinks Mercedes’ practice-topping pace at Imola is as much about the circuit better suiting their car as it is from gains made since Bahrain
Lewis Hamilton says his past rivalry with fellow multiple times Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel brought him closer to a driver he considers “a great man”.
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.
Mercedes technical director James Allison will move into the role of chief technical officer in July, the team has announced.
Romain Grosjean has completed a seat fitting in preparation for his farewell Formula 1 test, which Mercedes is expected to arrange.
Mercedes will recover quickly from their sub-par start to the 2021 F1 season, Alpine’s executive director Marcin Budkowski has predicted.
Mercedes trackside performance engineer Andrew Shovlin says the team may not be able to out-develop Red Bull because of new restrictions introduced for 2021.
Mercedes say a nearly-11-second pit stop for Valtteri Bottas in the Bahrain Grand Prix came down to a mechanic withdrawing a tyre gun too early.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says Red Bull showed they will be “extremely difficult to beat” during 2021 after Lewis Hamilton’s narrow win in Bahrain.
Lewis Hamilton said he was confused by race control’s changing policy on enforcing track limits at turn four during the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton says his narrow victory over Max Verstappen in Bahrain was “one of the hardest races” he’s had for a while, and will be difficult to repeat.
Mercedes say their new car is much harder to work with than its predecessor, and tried to make it more forgiving to drive for the first race of the season.
In the round-up: Bottas unhappy team “wasted a tyre set” during Q1 • Lundgaard gets second place back after error • Formula E adds more double-header events
Lewis Hamilton was third in Friday practice at the Bahrain GP, and says his car has the same rear-end instability as in pre-season testing
Christian Horner has revealed F1’s new budget cap led to job losses among long-serving staff at Red Bull’s Milton Keynes base.
Lando Norris expects there’s “not going to be much of a midfield” in F1 this year, and McLaren will rival Mercedes more often
Is Lewis Hamilton about to begin his final season as an F1 driver? Though he’s only signed a one-year deal, the seven-times champion says he remains “committed” to racing on.
Mercedes say improving the rear-end balance of the W12 is a key area they are working on to close the gap to their rivals after testing.
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?