Hamilton wins tense race at Jeddah, Verstappen in spotlight

Lewis Hamilton has won the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, but it wasn't a straightforward affair as Max Verstappen pulled off some questionable manoeuvres during the eventful race. Valtteri Bottas finished third by passing Ocon on the finish line.

Hamilton leads Mercedes front row, Verstappen 3rd after mistake

Qualifying was a very intense affair today at Saudi Arabia with both title contenders clearly on the edge trying to beat each other. Hamilton eventually pulled the longest straw and was fastest, ahead of Bottas. Verstappen crashed out on his final lap and had to settle for third.

FP3: Verstappen tops final practice, but Hamilton dominated on hard compound

Max Verstappen bounced back in the third and final practice for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, beating defending champion Lewis Hamilton and his team mate Sergio Perez. However, the Briton is estimated to have the edge on the Jeddah Corniche Circuit based on his lap time on the hard compound.

Tyre analysis after the opening day at Jeddah

The opening day of the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix failed to throw up any big surprises with the Jeddah Corniche Circuit providing a good amount of grip. Pirelli's three compounds have worked as expected with only the soft tyres causing headaches due to the warm-up difficulties.

Teams' reactions after the opening day in Jeddah

The contrustrion work on the brand-new Jeddah Corniche Circuit has been finished just in the last moment before the twenty F1 drivers rolled out on to the calendar’s latest challenging venue. There had been fears regarding the conditions of the track, but the organisers did a fantastic job to clean the surface ahead of practice, and the first impressions from the drivers are definitely positive.

FP2: Hamilton leads dominant Mercedes one-two in the afternoon session

Defending champion Lewis Hamilton continued where he left off earlier in the first practice by going quickest in the more representative afternoon session for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, edging his team mate Valtteri Bottas.

FP1: Hamilton tops opening session as Mercedes dictates the early pace in Jeddah

Following its recent dominant form, Mercedes seemingly continues to dictate the pace in this dying part of the 2021 F1 season after reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton went quickest in the opening session for the inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Williams Team Principal Jost Capito to miss the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Williams CEO and Team Principal Jost Capito will miss the penultimate round of the 2021 F1 season after testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of this weekend's inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Sir Frank Williams passes away at the age of 79

Sir Frank Williams CBE, Founder and Former Team Principal of Williams Racing, passed away at the age of 79, his former team confirmed it on Sunday evening.

Alfa Romeo extends its partnership with ORLEN

The Swiss-Italian F1 team, the Alfa Romeo Racing outfit will continue its relationship with Polish giant PKN ORLEN after they managed to extend their title partnership for a third consecutive year.