Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton’s final fight of 2021 could have been Formula 1’s greatest ever title-decider, but was marred by a controversial call which swung the outcome.
2021 F1 race reviews articles archive
Hamilton wins ugly fight in Jeddah to set up showdown finale with Verstappen
2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton will go into the final race of the season tied on points after the pair collided again in Jeddah.
Red Bull on red alert as dominant Hamilton continues assault on Verstappen’s lead
2021 Qatar Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Losail was supposed to be a Red Bull circuit, but Lewis Hamilton scored his seventh and most emphatic victory of the year to close on points leader Max Verstappen.
How Mercedes and Red Bull’s strategic fight produced a thrilling Sao Paulo showdown
2021 Sao Paulo Grand PrixPosted on
Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes breathed new life into their title hopes by seeing off Max Verstappen and Red Bull with a superb performance in Brazil.
Verstappen braced for a fight to the end despite emphatic Mexico victory
2021 Mexico City Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Max Verstappen swept the Mercedes pair aside within seconds of the start and won as he pleased to extend his championship lead over Lewis Hamilton.
Verstappen resists Hamilton’s charge to win with “courageous” strategy
2021 United States Grand Prix reviewPosted on
After losing the lead to his championship rival at the start, Max Verstappen pulled off a bold strategy to win the United States Grand Prix.
Bottas shows Hamilton the way as he atones for “worst race of my career” in Turkey
2021 Turkish Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Lewis Hamilton must have wished he’d followed his team mate’s strategy after Valtteri Bottas triumphed in the Turkish Grand Prix.
How a late rain shower led to hundredth win for Hamilton and heartbreak for Norris
2021 Russian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen and Lando Norris responded very differently when a late rain shower brought drama to the Russian Grand Prix.
Ricciardo didn’t need title rivals’ latest clash for stunning Monza win
2021 Italian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Daniel Ricciardo had the pace to win the Italian Grand Prix for McLaren even before Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton collided again.
Verstappen stays cool by the beach and delights the Dutch crowd at Zandvoort
2021 Dutch Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Neither the pressure of two chasing Mercedes, nor the expectations of 70,000 fans could faze Max Verstappen as he reclaimed the championship lead.
Verstappen wins a race which never happened as F1 puts safety first
2021 Belgian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Formula 1 courted controversy by handing out points for a Safety Car parade when dire conditions made racing at Spa impossible.
Ocon snatches first win with a little help from Alonso – and Mercedes
2021 Hungarian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Esteban Ocon pounced on the chance to score his first F1 win, keeping Sebastian Vettel at bay while his team mate leant a hand further back.
Hamilton’s smash-and-grab home win drives rivalry with Verstappen to new heights
2021 British Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Red Bull fumed as Lewis Hamilton shrugged off a 10-second time penalty for a first-lap collision with Max Verstappen to win the British Grand Prix.
How Verstappen was left without a rival in dominant Austrian GP win
2021 Austrian Grand PrixPosted on
Max Verstappen dominated the Austrian Grand Prix as Lando Norris, rather than Sergio Perez, proved the biggest obstacle to Mercedes.
Verstappen extends lead with Hamilton-esque win on Red Bull’s home ground
2021 Styrian Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Max Verstappen stuck his Red Bull on pole and drove away from the competition, beating Lewis Hamilton in a style familiar from the Mercedes driver’s many title wins.
How Verstappen rescued a victory he’d thrown away
2021 French Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Max Verstappen gifted the lead of the French Grand Prix to Lewis Hamilton at the start. He reclaimed it thanks to his team’s smart strategy.
Perez and Vettel triumph on day disaster struck their team mates
2021 Azerbaijan Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Sergio Perez and Sebastian Vettel were the big winners in Baku, though their team mates were fortunate to walk away from a pair of shocking crashes.
“Actions speak louder than words”: Verstappen reminds Hamilton he has little to prove in title fight
2021 Monaco Grand Prix reviewPosted on
A superbly controlled drive by Max Verstappen to win in Monaco and take the championship lead was the perfect riposte to Lewis Hamilton’s jibe earlier in the week.
How Mercedes left Red Bull unable to respond to Hamilton’s victory charge in Spain
2021 Spanish Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Max Verstappen led 54 out of 66 laps in Spain, but Mercedes’ preparation meant there was a sense of inevitability about Lewis Hamilton’s eventual win.
How Hamilton exploited Verstappen’s error to win – and ensured he won’t forget it
2021 Portuguese Grand Prix reviewPosted on
Lewis Hamilton pounced on a momentary error by Max Verstappen to grab his second win of the season in Portugal – and didn’t let his rival forget the mistake afterwards.