Ross Brawn, F1's motorsport managing director, was one of many excited to see what lies ahead after seven years of Mercedes domination. "It has all the hallmarks of a titanic battle, not least because I don't think teams will be able to throw a lot of resources at this year's carRead More »
George Russell apologised publicly to Formula One rival Valtteri Bottas on Monday for his behaviour after the pair collided at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. The Williams driver had been trying to pass Bottas' Mercedes for ninth place on Sunday when they made contact at speed and crashed out, bringing the race to a halt. Russell climbed out and confronted Bottas, still sitting in his wrecked car, and asked him whether he had wanted to kill them both.
Lewis Hamilton said he was only human after making a rare mistake in a rollercoaster of an Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Sunday. In the end, the Briton also set the fastest lap and took a precious bonus point that kept him in the championship lead despite losing out to Red Bull rival and race winner Max Verstappen.
The Dutch 23-year-old lapped the circuit with a best time of one minute 14.958, nearly half a second faster than McLaren's Lando Norris. Seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, last year's winner, was third on the timesheets for Mercedes but 0.557 off the pace and Verstappen's Mexican team mate Sergio Perez was fourth. Ferrari's Charles Leclerc continued the Italian team's strong weekend showing with the fifth best lap.