It may appear dramatic to assert that Mercedes wants to repair its newest F1 contender, significantly because the W12 received the one race it has began thus far. However, as Mercedes and Alex Kalinauckas present in our cowl article, this 12 months’s marketing campaign will probably be totally different.
Mercedes has invariably had the higher hand on uncooked pace because the begin of the turbo-hybrid, however Max Verstappen was quicker within the Bahrain season-opener. That is the primary time since 2013 that Pink Bull has began a marketing campaign not solely on the tempo however setting it.
As our piece explores, due to the restrictions on growth – plus the brand new guidelines for 2022 that groups have to organize for beneath a value cap – Mercedes received’t discover it straightforward to easily develop itself again to the entrance. We define what they must do to defeat Pink Bull.
Mercedes additionally skilled plenty of drama within the Method E double-header in Rome. Matt Kew was there to see Stoffel Vandoorne get well from a crash in race one to take a tremendous victory within the second encounter. He additionally explains how double champion Jean-Eric Vergne bounced again from his personal incident to win, and highlights Jaguar’s first double-podium in a world motorsport occasion since 1991.
David Malsher-Lopez appears to be like forward to the persevering with Penske-Ganassi battle in our IndyCar season preview, in addition to selecting out another key storylines to keep watch over.
A a lot older rivalry is the topic of our historic piece, by which we evaluate and distinction grand prix legends Tazio Nuvolari and Rudolf Caracciola, who had been Alfa Romeo team-mates earlier than going their separate methods.
It’s additionally the primary 2021 version of our free Nationwide racing complement. Ben Anderson drives McLaren’s 720S GT3 racer, Stefan Mackley speaks to profitable racer-turned-team boss Danny Winstanley, and Stephen Lickorish appears to be like at how Tremendous Lap Scotland is bringing new folks into motorsport.
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