Lewis Hamilton may have to go aggressive on strategy to regain ground in Turkey but Mercedes say they won’t use Valtteri Bottas to slow the field down.
As Valtteri Bottas confirmed and his radio messages proved, Mercedes did not tell him to ensure Lewis Hamilton ended qualifying on top of the times.
McLaren expected a tough weekend at Istanbul Park admitted Lando Norris, after the Russian Grand Prix pole-winner ended qualifying eighth-fastest.
Pictures from qualifying and final practice for the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix.
Mick Schumacher was thrilled by his first opportunity to reach Q3 after his qualifying performance in Istanbul.
The Turkish Grand Prix stewards have decided not to penalise Fernando Alonso after investigating whether the Alpine driver failed to respect double waved yellow flags during qualifying.
Mercedes has changed engines three times in the last three races because it is concerned by “unusual noises” which it cannot fully explain.
Charles Leclerc admitted he wasn’t entirely sure how his Ferrari was quick enough to qualify third for Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix, behind pole winner Valtteri Bottas and championship contender Max Verstappen.
Fernando Alonso, who qualified fifth for the Turkish Grand Prix, is under investigation for failing to respect double waved yellow flags during qualifying.
Max Verstappen says the loss of power from his battery during his final qualifying lap didn’t cost him pole position for the Turkish Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton says it will be hard to regain the places lost due to his engine change penalty in tomorrow’s Turkish Grand Prix as most drivers ahead of him will start on the same tyre compound.
Lewis Hamilton was fastest in qualifying but team mate Valtteri Bottas will start from pole position ahead of Max Verstappen.
Valtteri Bottas will start the Turkish Grand Prix from pole position after team mate Lewis Hamilton took a 10-place grid penalty.
Lewis Hamilton holds the championship lead but Max Verstappen appears to be the narrow favourite to take the title among their competitors.
Follow the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix qualifying session on RaceFans Live.
Pierre Gasly was quickest for AlphaTauri in a rain-hit final practice session for the Turkish Grand Prix on a wet track at Istanbul.
Follow the 2021 Turkish Grand Prix third practice session on RaceFans Live.
The massive improvement in grip levels at Istanbul Park since last year means teams are getting reacquainted with the unique set-up challenge it poses. Dieter Rencken reports from the paddock.
Two of Formula 1’s most prolific producers of helmet designs, Sebastian Vettel and Lando Norris, are sporting new looks for this weekend’s Turkish Grand Prix.
Mercedes chose to accept Lewis Hamilton’s 10-place grid penalty at Istanbul, but practice told them regaining those lost places will be harder than expected.