Lewis Hamilton prevailed in a thrilling scrap with Max Verstappen to win the first race of the 2021 season in Bahrain.
Lewis Hamilton leads the world championship after the opening race of 2021, with a seven-point lead over Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton won the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix for Mercedes ahead of Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas.
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Nikita Mazepin says he is “very angry with myself” after spinning out of his grand prix debut just two corners into the first lap.
The 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit in pictures.
Sebastian Vettel has been given a grid penalty for failing to respond to yellow flags, despite the stewards noting he couldn’t have seen them being waved.
Having started the new season at a clear disadvantage to Red Bull, Mercedes face a difficult decision about their development programme for F1’s new rules in 2022.
Max Verstappen said Red Bull’s pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix shows Honda have done a “great job” with their new power unit.
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.
Max Verstappen has looked quick enough to beat Mercedes all weekend, but with his new team mate only 11th on the grid he’ll have to do it by himself.
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The top five teams are within a second of each other in Bahrain – three more than last year – which suggests 2021 will be a much more competitive season.
Nikita Mazepin says he was following his team’s instructions when he overtook a queue of cars before beginning his final flying lap in qualifying.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has admitted their deficit to Red Bull is down to more than just aerodynamics.
Sergio Perez has put his failure to make it into the final segment of qualifying for his first grand prix with Red Bull down to his inexperience with the car
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2021 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Lando Norris says McLaren’s performance in qualifying was as expected, despite slipping from second in practice yesterday to seventh on the grid.
Lewis Hamilton says Formula 1’s new aerodynamic rules which have been introduced for the 2021 F1 season were intended to cut Mercedes’ advantage over their rivals.
Sebastian Vettel said he was “upset and angry” at dropping out in Q1 after encountering yellow flags in a messy end to his first qualifying session for Aston Martin.