Formula 1 2021: Max Verstappen tops final practice at Imola to boost hopes of grabbing pole position
The Red Bull driver was 0.456 seconds ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and .557 clear of world champion Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes.
Formula 1 2021: 'It was alright,’ says Max Verstappen after topping Friday’s practice sessions ahead of Bahrain GP
The Red Bull driver outpaced nearest rival Norris, in his Mercedes-powered McLaren, by 0.095 seconds and Hamilton by slightly more than two-thirds.
Formula 1 2021: Lewis Hamilton vs Max Verstappen battle, five GP winners and more — F1 predictions for new season
Here are some of our predictions for the new Formula 1 season which kickstarts with Bahrain GP.
Jehan Daruvala given one-year extension by Red Bull Racing after impressive F2 season, to continue with Carlin
Daruvala, who is being hailed as the next big thing in Indian motorsport, created history last month, when he successfully culminated his maiden FIA Formula 2 Championship with a well-deserved victory.
What makes Mercedes’ period of dominance unique is the sheer gap they’ve opened up to the rest of the field - on an average, their qualifying advantage was about 0.7 seconds over their closest rivals.
Perez, who was out of contract with Racing Point, will race alongside Max Verstappen for the Red Bull team in 2021.
Horner said Ferrari’s decision was encouraging for F1 and everyone involved in the business end of the sport.
Nico Hulkenberg, 33, has produced outstanding performances when called up at short notice as a reserve driver for Racing Point this year, but knows his hopes of landing a permanent seat rely on other team decisions.
Formula 1: Honda to withdraw from Formula One at end of 2021 season citing 'environmental initiatives'
Honda is the engine supplier for the Red Bull and AlphaTauri teams. It had resumed competition in F1 in 2015.
Formula 1 2020: Red Bull's Max Verstappen says he 'did not expect' to secure second spot in Russian Grand Prix grid
Verstappen added that he felt he has a good chance to attack six-time champion Hamilton at the start and to take advantage of his different tyre strategy.
Formula 1 2020: Lewis Hamilton grabs 95th career pole in Tuscan GP qualifying as Mercedes lock front row out
Bottas had been fastest in all three practice sessions, but he was unable to maintain his superiority over Hamilton in the decisive hour.
Formula 1 2020: Impossible for me to win Italian GP, says Max Verstappen after disappointing run in Friday's practice sessions
Verstappen, who is 47 points behind runaway leader and six-time world champion Lewis Hamilton in the drivers championship, spun and crashed during the morning and then struggled to claim fifth in the afternoon.
It was Hamilton's fourth pole of the year and fifth in Spain and brought with it his 150th front row start from a session that may have seen Mercedes enjoying their 'party' qualifying engine mode for the final time.
On a day of personal and family landmarks, Max Verstappen passed his father Jos as the Dutchman to have started most Formula One races and confirmed himself as the Netherlands most successful driver.
Formula 1 2020: Red Bull's Max Verstappen says to finish second at Hungarian GP 'was like a victory'
Verstappen drove brilliantly to hold off Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas by under one second, defending position for more than 30 laps at the Hungaroring against a faster car.
Vettel, who is out of contract with Ferrari at the end of the season and facing an uncertain future, had said on Thursday he would say yes to a Red Bull drive if one was offered.
Indian racing driver Jehan Daruvala in February made headlines after Formula 1 team Red Bull Racing inducted him into their junior programme.
Red Bull head wants 'corona camp' for Formula One and jr drivers, but says idea wasn't well received by management
Red Bull own two Formula One teams with Dutch 22-year-old Max Verstappen and Thai racer Alexander Albon in the main one and Frenchman Pierre Gasly along with Russian Daniil Kvyat at Italy-based AlphaTauri.
Formula 1 2020: From Mercedes gunning for title double to McLaren leading midfield battle, success metrics for each team
As the 2020 season of Formula 1 gets closer, we try to define what success could look like for each team in the year.
Jehan Daruvala interview: 'Red Bull Junior team association a big opportunity in aim to get to Formula 1'
In a freewheeling chat for Firstpost, Jehan Daruvala discusses his preparations for Formula 2, excitement about the Red Bull association, targets for 2020 and more.