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# Formula 1

This week
28th May 2023 - 1st June 2023
# max control
Max Verstappen defies rain and Fernando Alonso threat to win Monaco Grand Prix
Verstappen, who beat Alonso to pole position by just 0.084 seconds, kept his cool in the slippery conditions.
Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Blow
Max Verstappen takes pole in Monaco as Lewis Hamilton struggles after crash
The seven-time world champion lost control of his Mercedes and ended up in the wall during practice.
Last month
May 2023
# Formula 1
Max Verstappen overcomes hostile reception to storm to Miami Grand Prix win
World champion was subjected to a chorus of jeers by some among the 90,000-strong crowd at the Hard Rock Stadium.
This year
# Formula 1
Sergio Perez takes surprise pole position for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Verstappen will line up only in 15th.
# Formula 1
Reigning champion Max Verstappen takes pole for season-opening Bahrain GP
Red Bull locked out the front row of the grid in the desert.
# back on the grid
Ford team up with Red Bull for return to Formula One in 2026
Car maker last featured in F1 in 2004 when they were partnered with Jordan.
Last year
# Formula 1
Verstappen claims record 14th win of season with Mexico GP triumph
World champion Verstappen finished a comfortable 15.186 seconds ahead of Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes.
# champ champ
Max Verstappen retains world title after dramatic win at rain-hit Japanese Grand Prix
Verstappen crossed the line first and was awarded the title when second-place finisher Charles Leclerc was given a five-second penalty.
# Formula 1
Charles Leclerc claims pole in Singapore as Max Verstappen finishes 8th
Sergio Perez took second, with Lewis Hamilton third.
# Max Power
Max Verstappen wins gripping Dutch GP as furious Lewis Hamilton derailed by strategy
Hamilton was second when Valtteri Bottas broke down in his Alfa Romeo with 15 laps remaining in Zandvoort.
Verstappen snatches pole position in first home race as World Champion at Dutch Grand Prix
The championship leader edged out Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc to take top spot on the Zandvoort circuit.
# F1
Highly-rated Piastri to race with McLaren after winning legal action against Alpine
The 21-year-old will take Daniel Ricciardo’s seat alongside Lando Norris in 2023.
# Formula 1
'I have huge respect for him' – Fernando Alonso to apologise to Lewis Hamilton
Alonso collided with Hamilton on the opening lap of the Belgian Grand Prix last Sunday.
# Formula 1
Carlos Sainz to start Belgian Grand Prix on pole
World champion Max Verstappen to start from 15th on the grid due to an engine change penalty.
# New Era
Audi to enter Formula 1 for first time in 2026
The German car manufacturer will announce the team they will supply by the end of the year.
# F1
Charles Leclerc has the edge over Max Verstappen at Circuit Paul Ricard
The Ferrari driver was 0.091 seconds quicker than his title rival in opening practice for the French Grand Prix.
# SpeakingUp
Lewis Hamilton says F1’s ‘older voices’ are no longer relevant and shouldn't get platform
Seven-time world champion believes Bernie Eccelstone and Jackie Stewart are doing more harm than good.
# back pain
FIA vows to ‘reduce or eliminate’ porpoising on the advice of its medical team
A number of drivers have expressed concerns about back problems with some cars experiencing exaggerated bouncing.
# reflection
Hamilton deals with 'horrible feeling' but has pride in vintage display
The seven-time world champion was in 20th position and 35 seconds adrift after pitting with a puncture on the opening lap.
# Max Power
Max Verstappen wins Emilia Romagna GP on another awful day for Lewis Hamilton
Verstappen dominated in the wet-dry race at Imola to claim his second win of the season.
# F1
Carlos Sainz signs two-year contract extension with Ferrari
The deal will keep the 27-year-old with Ferrari until the end of 2024.
# Formula 1
World champion Max Verstappen wins Saudi Arabian Grand Prix
Verstappen was securing his first points of the season.
# pessimistic
Lewis Hamilton fears Mercedes will not be in contention for world championship
The 37-year-old has been off the pace in pre-season testing as he bids for a record-breaking eighth Formula One title.
# Formula 1
Red Bull U-turn as Christian Horner retracts Mercedes ‘illegal wings’ claim
Lewis Hamilton’s team are running a radically revised machine for the final test in Bahrain.
# cut ties
Formula One terminates contract and removes Russia as Grand Prix host for good
Sochi has hosted the race since the first running in 2014 but Saint Petersburg was due to replace it as the venue next year.
# locked in
Verstappen commits future to Red Bull after signing £200m deal
The Dutchman’s current contract was due to expire at the end of next season.
# Defence
‘Thrown under the bus’ – Max Verstappen criticises FIA over Michael Masi sacking
Australian Masi was removed as Formula One’s race director last week in the wake of the controversial end to the 2021 title race.
# we go again
Mercedes and Red Bull could be playing catch-up in new F1 season - Brawn
The new season starts next month.
# doubt
McLaren boss ‘wouldn’t be shocked’ if Lewis Hamilton quits Formula One
The seven-time world champion is said to be debating whether to return to the grid in 2022 following the dramatic end to the 2021 season.
All time
# Formula 1
Champion Verstappen insists party not spoiled by controversy
The Dutch driver is celebrating his first world title.
# Decider
Hamilton ‘would like to believe’ Verstappen will keep it clean in finale
The title rivals go head to head in a winner-takes-all battle in Abu Dhabi this weekend.
# to the max
Verstappen ready for defining moment in ‘epic battle’ for Formula One world title
The Dutchman is level on points with Lewis Hamilton heading into the final race of the season.
# Max Power
Hamilton admits Verstappen has upper hand in F1 title race
Verstappen holds a 12-point lead over the reigning champion.
# Frustration
Verstappen blasts 'stupid idiot' Hamilton
Road rage bubbled as the track temperature rose in the second practice session for United States Grand Prix.
# As Good As It Gets
Lewis Hamilton sets track record at Turkish GP as Valtteri Bottas starts on pole
The seven-time Formula One world champion delivered the quickest lap ever seen at the Istanbul Park.
# brawn calls for brains
F1 boss hopes championship will be 'won on the track' after another Hamilton/Verstappen crash
The sport’s most exciting title race in recent memory took another dramatic twist at Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix when Hamilton and Verstappen crashed out.
# F1
Hamilton reveals long Covid symptoms after taking championship lead
Hamilton delivered a stunning comeback drive from last to third to take control of the championship.
# Max Power
Lewis Hamilton’s poor start sees Max Verstappen win F1’s inaugural Sprint race
Verstappen has taken pole position for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
# F1
Lewis Hamilton beats Max Verstappen in British Grand Prix qualifying as 86,000 fans watch on
The world champion edged out his title rival to take pole position at Silverstone.
# Formula 1
Max Verstappen cruises to Austrian GP win as Lewis Hamilton finishes fourth
Hamilton also finished behind team-mate Valtteri Bottas and fellow Briton Lando Norris.