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Christian Horner and Sergio Perez on May 7, 2022
Promising juniors in short supply - pundits
There is a shortage of really promising talents coming up the ranks towards Formula 1.
May 21, 08:31
Max Verstappen pictured on May 8, 2022
Dehydrated Verstappen lost 3kg in Miami
Max Verstappen reportedly lost three kilograms due to dehydration en route to victory in Miami.
May 10, 07:26
Max Verstappen celebrates winning the Saudi GP on March 27, 2022
Verstappen vs Leclerc 'won't go wrong' - Doornbos
Max Verstappen's new title head-to-head will not echo the ultra intense rivalry he had in 2021 with Lewis Hamilton.
Apr 4, 09:00
Charles Leclerc pictured on March 27, 2022
Marko doubts Mercedes can catch up in 2022
Mercedes will struggle to intervene in the new Max Verstappen versus Charles Leclerc head-to-head for the 2022 title.
Mar 28, 08:03
Christian Horner pictured on July 19, 2020
Remaining tracks '50-50' for title chargers - Horner
Max Verstappen's sensational run from last on the grid to second at the chequered flag is akin to "victory" for the Dutchman and Red Bull.
Sep 27, 08:04
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice on August 27, 2021
Chinese driver on pole to be Bottas teammate
A Chinese driver has raced into pole position to be Valtteri Bottas' teammate at Alfa Romeo next year.
Sep 7, 08:09
Red Bull's Helmut Marko pictured in July 2020
Verstappen fans 'want to see a win' - Marko
Dr Helmut Marko is keeping the pressure on Max Verstappen's shoulders, after correctly predicting the Dutchman would take pole position at his home circuit on Saturday.
Sep 5, 09:19
Lewis Hamilton in action during the British Grand Prix on July 18, 2021
Hamilton 'games' provoked booing - Marko
Lewis Hamilton deserved the sea of boos from the Formula 1 spectators after qualifying in Hungary.
Aug 1, 08:38
Lewis Hamilton in action during the British Grand Prix on July 18, 2021
Hamilton win celebrations were 'political' - Plooij
A prominent Dutch Formula 1 pundit thinks Lewis Hamilton's jubilant post-British GP celebrations had a "political" edge.
Jul 21, 08:38
Lewis Hamilton celebrates finishing first in qualifying for the Silverstone Sprint race on July 16, 2021
Upgrades not reason for Hamilton 'pole' - Wolff
Toto Wolff has denied that Mercedes' car upgrades explain Lewis Hamilton's shock pole position for the first-ever 'sprint qualifying' F1 race.
Jul 17, 09:06
Red Bull's Max Verstappen pictured on June 27, 2021
F1 figures slam Verstappen 'burnout' ban
Three Formula 1 personalities have slammed the sport's governing body for clamping down on the type of chequered flag 'burnout' indulged by Max Verstappen last Sunday.
Jun 29, 08:20
Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas during practice for the French Grand Prix on June 18, 2021
Bottas told of Mercedes exit 'long ago' - Doornbos
Two former F1 drivers think Valtteri Bottas is definitely leaving Mercedes.
Jun 22, 07:40
Red Bull's Sergio Perez celebrates winning the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on June 6, 2021
Perez bucks Marko's 'pressure' at Baku - Doornbos
Sergio Perez on Sunday responded to Dr Helmut Marko's recent "pressure" in the best possible way.
Jun 7, 09:34
Red Bull's Max Verstappen celebrates winning the Monaco Grand Prix on May 23, 2021
No Hamilton 'games' in title fight - Verstappen snr
The Max Verstappen says it camp won't be playing Mercedes' or Lewis Hamilton's "games" as the 2021 title head-to-head heats up.
May 26, 07:50
Red Bull's Helmut Marko pictured in July 2020
Mercedes 'makes mistakes under pressure' - Marko
When Mercedes is under pressure, the dominant team of the 'power unit' era makes mistakes.
May 24, 07:30
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Spanish Grand Prix on May 9, 2021
Hamilton didn't learn much about Verstappen - Doornbos
Robert Doornbos doubts Lewis Hamilton learned much about his 2021 title rival simply by driving behind Max Verstappen in Barcelona.
May 12, 07:55
Red Bull's Helmut Marko pictured in July 2020
Red Bull won't abandon Verstappen's 2021 chances - Marko
Dr Helmut Marko says Red Bull will not abandon development of its 2021 car - even with the radical new 2022 technical regulations now looming large in Formula 1.
May 4, 08:01
Red Bull's Max Verstappen in action on April 18, 2021
Pundits, press say 2021 to be 'proper duel' in F1
2021 is shaping up as a true head-to-head battle for the world championship, according to pundits and the international media.
Apr 20, 07:54
Christian Horner pictured on July 19, 2020
2021 hierarchy not clear for 'two more races'
Red Bull may have a faster car over one lap, but the energy drink owned team thinks Mercedes still has a slight edge in racing conditions.
Apr 19, 08:06
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the Bahrain Grand Prix on March 28, 2021
Red Bull could win 'a lot more' in 2021 - Hamilton
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton may have pipped Max Verstappen at the post after the Red Bull otherwise dominated the 2021 season opener in Bahrain.
Mar 29, 07:07
Racing Point's Sergio Perez celebrates winning the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 6, 2020
Red Bull now turns attention to Albon seat
With Alpha Tauri's 2021 lineup now complete, owner Red Bull will turn its attention to the identity of Max Verstappen's next teammate at the senior outfit.
Dec 17, 06:17
Mercedes' Team Principal Toto Wolff pictured in August 2020
Wolff hints at 2021 race seat for Russell
Toto Wolff is no longer ruling out a sensational driver lineup change for Mercedes in 2021.
Dec 8, 06:36
George Russell pictured on August 28, 2020
Russell costs '50 million less' than Hamilton
While George Russell's Sakhir GP performance has put Valtteri Bottas under immense pressure, it is also an uncomfortable moment for Lewis Hamilton.
Dec 8, 06:35
Racing Point's Sergio Perez celebrates winning the Sakhir Grand Prix on December 6, 2020
Former Red Bull driver urges Marko to sign Perez
The team that is ousting Sakhir GP winner Sergio Perez says the Mexican "deserves a place in Formula 1".
Dec 7, 06:05
Red Bull's Alex Albon pictured at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 29, 2020
Albon podium performance 'not very good' - Verstappen
Max Verstappen has poured cold water on his struggling teammate Alex Albon's podium celebrations in Bahrain.
Nov 30, 06:12
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Portuguese GP on October 23, 2020
Verstappen dismisses critical F1 'experts'
Max Verstappen has dismissed the opinions of "experts" who were critical of the Dutch driver after the Turkish GP.
Nov 18, 05:59
Max Verstappen pictured on August 29, 2020
Verstappen blames front wing for Turkey performance
Max Verstappen says there was a technical reason why he underperformed in last Sunday's Turkish GP.
Nov 17, 06:00
Lance Stroll pictured during qualifying for the Turkish Grand Prix on November 14, 2020
'No criticism' of Stroll after Turkey pole - Villeneuve
Jacques Villeneuve has a rare compliment for his countryman Lance Stroll after the Turkish GP.
Nov 16, 05:59
Max Verstappen pictured during practice for the Portuguese GP on October 23, 2020
Verstappen right to be 'realistic' about 2021 chances
Robert Doornbos thinks Max Verstappen is right to suspect that he will also not win the 2021 title with Red Bull.
Nov 10, 05:57
Sergio Perez pictured on April 11, 2019
Red Bull may need Perez's sponsorship - Albers
Sergio Perez is still in the running to become Max Verstappen's next teammate at Red Bull, according to former F1 driver Christijan Albers.
Nov 9, 06:06
Daniel and Nicky on Coronation Street on September 25, 2020
Ecclestone tells Red Bull to sign Hulkenberg
Half of Red Bull's Formula 1 driver lineups for 2020 remain uncertain.
Oct 29, 06:00
Red Bull's Alex Albon pictured at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 29, 2020
Hulkenberg 'waiting for call' from Helmut Marko
Alex Albon only has "two or three races" to prove to Red Bull that he should keep his race seat for 2021.
Oct 27, 06:02
Sergio Perez pictured on April 11, 2019
Perez is the 'most wanted man in F1' - Doornbos
Sergio Perez has suddenly become "the most wanted man in Formula 1".
Oct 24, 06:58
Helmut Marko pictured on April 26, 2019
Taking over Honda engine is 'preferred solution' - Marko
Dr Helmut Marko says Red Bull's preferred solution for 2022 is to take over the intellectual property of Honda's power unit and go it alone as a works engine supplier.
Oct 13, 07:06
Lewis Hamilton on the podium at the Russian Grand Prix on September 27, 2020
Hamilton 'playing poker' with 2021 contract
Lewis Hamilton is "playing poker" over his next contract at Mercedes, according to a former driver.
Sep 29, 08:03
Red Bull's Christian Horner pictured in April 2019
Pirelli can spice up F1 with soft tyres - Doornbos
Former Red Bull driver Robert Doornbos has a proposal to spice up what many observers are calling increasingly 'boring' races in Formula 1.
Sep 1, 08:32
Alex Albon pictured on September 28, 2019
Ex-Red Bull driver says Albon has 'lost his way'
Alex Albon has "lost his way" at Red Bull, according to former team driver Robert Doornbos.
Aug 18, 08:04
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Hamilton denies accusing Red Bull of cheating
Lewis Hamilton has denied insinuating that Red Bull under-inflated Max Verstappen's tyres for Sunday's race at Silverstone.
Aug 10, 07:59
Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Sunday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Sunday, August 9.
Aug 9, 11:38
Lewis Hamilton looks at his tyre puncture during the British Grand Prix on August 2, 2020
Saturday's Formula 1 news roundup: Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, Sebastian Vettel
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest Formula 1 news on Saturday, August 8.
Aug 8, 11:44