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Leclerc heads Ferrari one-two in Miami Grand Prix qualifying as pole slips away from Verstappen with a last-run error bbc.com/sport/formula1…
Esteban Ocon will not be taking part in qualifying after his crash in final practice. His chassis was cracked in the impact with the barrier, Alpine say, and cannot be changed in time. Ocon is “physically fine” and will race
On that section where Ocon has crashed, Lewis Hamilton had this to say yesterday: the track; quite nice to drive except for the chicane. It’s so tight. It reminds me of being in the B&Q car park when I was six years old in a go-kart going in between cars." bbc.com/sport/live/for…
Lewis Hamilton on the heat in Miami: “The tyres are overheating. It reminds me of driving in Malaysia, (if) not as fast. Not far off that. KL is number one in terms of heat, then Singapore and now it’s here.” bbc.com/sport/live/for…
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said in a news conference this morning of the team's upgrades here in Miami: “It’s not like we have brought a ground-breaking solution so I would express caution at this stage." bbc.com/sport/live/for…
LIVE: Miami Grand Prix final practice. Mercedes revival, Leclerc v Verstappen, Alonso and Alpine looking strong. All in 32C heat and a paddock thronged with high-power guests bbc.com/sport/live/for…
Miami Grand Prix: George Russell fastest ahead of Charles Leclerc as Mercedes have their most competitive showing of the season so far, on a difficult day for Max Verstappen bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Miami Grand Prix: Charles Leclerc tops first practice as Mercedes show signs of pace bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Jewellery-gate update: Lewis Hamilton has removed his earrings in the car and has been given a two-race exemption for his nose ring, which he cannot remove himself bbc.com/sport/formula1…
Team-declared upgrades for Miami: Mercedes - front wing endplate, rear wing and beam wing Red Bull - nada Ferrari - rear wing McLaren - front suspension, floor edge Alpine - rear brake drum flicks Williams - cooling louvres Alfa Romeo - calling louvres Haas - rear wing
It's warm - 33.4C ambient and 52.2C track. Doesn't quite feel Malaysia-hot/humid but it's pretty close
Couple of developments in this story now. Mercedes "not confirming" in initial scrutineering that Hamilton will comply with jewellery regulations. And Toto Wolff seen heading into a meeting with FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem bbc.com/sport/formula1…
Lewis Hamilton frustrated by FIA jewellery rules at Miami Grand Prix build-up - BBC Sport bbc.com/sport/formula1…
Sebastian Vettel will be on @bbcquestiontime next week - tune in twitter.com/thebishf1/stat…
Tony Brooks: 1950s Formula 1 legend dies aged 90 - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
In the wake of the sad loss of Tony Brooks, this marvellous podcast interview is well worth a listen twitter.com/TomClarksonF1/…
Very sad to hear that Tony Brooks, one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of the 1950s, has died aged 90. His daughter Giulia revealed the news to Goodwood earlier today twitter.com/GoodwoodRRC/st…
Formula 1: Alpine recruit British racer Alice Powell for academy role - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Audi and Porsche to enter Formula 1, says VW chief - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Well worth reading by @SportmphMark for anyone who has rushed to judge Lewis Hamilton's season so far without looking at the facts (quite a lot of people, it seems) motorsportmagazine.com/articles/singl…
F1 race directors test positive for Covid-19 prior to Miami GP - and what the FIA plans to do if they can’t travel to the US bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Lewis Hamilton wins council battle to chop down Kensington tree - BBC News bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan…
Mercedes aiming to bring upgrades for Miami race to begin solving car issues - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
F1: Plans to increase number sprint races to six in 2023 held up by dispute with FIA - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Formula 1: Have the new rules worked? - BBC Sport. Have a read and let us know what you think - there’s a vote and comments are open bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Charles Leclerc’s error, straining for something just out of reach, enhanced a big weekend for Max Verstappen. On the Emilia Romana Grand Prix bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Lewis Hamilton: Toto Wolff says seven-time world champion 'deserves better' from team - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
George Russell's race was made by his great start, which jumped him from 11th to sixth on the opening lap. Hamilton, by contrast, finished the first lap 12th and was stuck thereafter, unable to pass slower cars
Lewis Hamilton finishes in 13th in probably his worst race for a decade or more. “Sorry for what you had to drive today," Toto Wolff says. "I know it was undriveable. This was a terrible race.” “No worries, Toto. Just keep working hard.” “We will come out of this.”
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Max Verstappen wins as Charles Leclerc makes costly error bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
"Will that be fixed?" Hamilton asks. "Yeah, Lewis," an engineer replies, "they're taking a look at it now but they're pretty confident it is a laps-to-grid-only phenomenon."
"Engine's not running smoothly," Lewis Hamilton says on one of his sighter laps. "Copy," replies engineer Peter Bennington. "We're looking." bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
The cars leave the pits for the formation laps and it is very much intermediate conditions at the moment bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
LIVE: Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Race starts at 14:00 UK time. It's raining at Imola. @BBCSport @5liveSport bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes 'not fighting for championship' amid questions about whether Mercedes’ entire car concept is wrong for the new ground-effect era - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Verstappen fights back to beat Leclerc to sprint-race win at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
A few spots of rain at Turns One and Two, Lando Norris reports to McLaren as the drivers head to the grid for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix sprint event bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
Alfa Romeo have changed Valterri Bottas’s chassis. This is the reason why he missed final practice. It was done as a “precaution” after he stopped on track in qualifying
Russell fastest in final practice at Emilia Romagna Grand Prix bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: Max Verstappen takes pole from Charles Leclerc - BBC Sport bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1…
Qualifying to resume at 17:38 UK time. Two mins 58 secs on the clock bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
Red flag number four - Bottas stops between Variante Alta and Rivazza. Just under three minutes left. Verstappen first from Leclerc and Norris so far bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
There are six minutes left and the session is green but no one is going out because of the rain. Both Mercedes drivers will be out in Q2 bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
Sainz crashes heavily at Rivazza. Red flag. Mercedes drivers Russell and Hamilton in 11th and 13th and it has started to rain. Bad news for Ferrari and Mercedes. Session restarts at 16:50 UK time, 17:50 local bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
Lewis Hamilton through into the second part of qualifying but only by the skin of his teeth - 0.004secs quicker than Tsunoda, who is out in 16th. "How far are we off, man? This is crazy," Hamilton says. He's 1.674secs off Leclerc in first bbc.co.uk/sport/live/for…
#F1 #BBCF1 #IMOLAGP QUALI: 15 mins to Q1, with improved conditions as earlier rain has eased. Air temp 12.5C; track 15C. A few showers are passing-by north of the circuit, but currently effectively dry. Just a moderate risk of further light rain at times: FIA risk of rain is 40%.
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