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The boomerang tweaks behind McLaren's latest F1 upgrade

And, with rival teams all pretty much having switched off their work on current cars to focus on 2022, McLaren is still eyeing further updates after the summer break.But the likelihood is that what appeared at the Hungaroring was probably the last 'major' upgrade for the team this season, with smaller tweaks to be made in the future to help find small...

What Alpine found to turn around Ocon's F1 slump

Having begun the 2021 season as a regular contender for Q3, Ocon faced a challenging spell once the campaign got in to full swing.His qualifying form peaked with a P5 on the grid in Spain, but he then failed to make it out of Q2 in Monaco, Azerbaijan and France.Things then got even worse, as at the Styrian and Austrian Grand Prix he found himself ill...

Red Bull "will come out fighting" after F1 break, says Horner

Red Bull's Max Verstappen had opened up a 32-point lead over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' championship by taking a clean sweep of the France-Austria triple header but heads into the August break trailing by eight points after two incident filled weekends.In Silverstone, Verstappen made a 51G smash at Copse after being tagged by Hamilton,...

Alpine pitwall realised Ocon would win with three laps to go

Ocon scored a shock victory for Alpine at the Hungaroring on Sunday after capitalising on two Turn 1 crashes and a strategy miscue by Mercedes to move into the lead.Ocon controlled proceedings at the front, leading all 65 laps after he moved into P1, but looked set to come under late pressure from Mercedes driver Hamilton.Hamilton was lapping almost...

Masi insists Spa is safe for F1 following high-speed GT3 crash

Jack Aitken and Davide Rigon were both hospitalised after a multi-car accident at Raidillon, the high-speed section at the top of the hill after the Eau Rouge lefthander.Williams reserve driver Aitken was more seriously hurt of the two, suffering fractures to his collarbone and a vertebra. He will be allowed to return to the UK on Thursday to continue...

Wolff: Bottas Hungary crash won’t influence 2022 F1 driver decision

Mercedes is currently weighing up whether to continue with Bottas as Lewis Hamilton’s teammate for next season, or promote junior driver George Russell into the senior team.Russell has been part of Mercedes’ young driver programme since 2017, and has impressed in F1 since making his debut with Williams in 2019. He scored his first points for the team...

Hamilton ‘proud’ of Vettel for making stand with ‘Same Love’ t-shirt

Hamilton and Vettel both spoke out against Hungary’s anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in the build-up to the race weekend at the Hungaroring, with Vettel wearing a pair of rainbow trainers in the paddock on Thursday.On the grid ahead of the race, Vettel put on a rainbow-coloured t-shirt with the words “Same Love" written on the front, which he wore on the grid...

Alonso "incredible" in defence against Hamilton - Alpine

Ocon took the lead after a chaotic, wet opening lap and restart, at which leader Hamilton was the only driver not to dive into the pits for slicks.Hamilton paid a price for that by coming in on the next lap in green conditions, dropping him down the order with Ocon grabbing an unlikely lead.While Ocon successfully defended his first ever grand prix...

Mercedes baffled by Red Bull's 'odd' F1 wing choice

The twisty Hungaroring circuit had expected to play perfectly to the strengths of Red Bull’s RB16B chassis.However, Mercedes turned the tables on its main title rival – with Lewis Hamilton grabbing pole position and then recovering from a wrong strategy call to finish third on the road.Mercedes did not have any immediate answers as to why it showed...

How queue-jumping Russell avoided an F1 penalty in Hungary

After emerging from his tyre change into a queue of cars to the left of him that were all patiently waiting for the pit exit line to turn green, the sharp eyed Briton saw a huge empty space to the right of them.So rather than line-up in his designated spot, or even behind teammate Nicholas Latifi, he went for the free area of a track“What can I do?...

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