Mercedes reveal the W12, but not all of it | F1 News by PlanetF1

Mercedes technical director James Allison confirmed that the team are keeping key developments on the W12 secret to buy a “couple of weeks”. The Silver Arrows are the latest team to reveal their challenger for the 2021 campaign, but Mercedes did not reveal all of it. Instead they are keeping details on the floor of the W12 under close guard. […]

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Lewis Hamilton feels no need to 'plan too far ahead' | Planet F1

Sir Lewis Hamilton has intimated his Mercedes future will be decided on a rolling one-year basis – as he sees no need to “plan too far ahead”. The seven-time World Champion recently signed a contract with Mercedes that covers only the 2021 season, stretching his stay with the team to a ninth year. Whether that becomes 10 will be decided […]

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Watch Mercedes launch the W12 | F1 News by PlanetF1

Mercedes are launching the 2021 Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance car from Brackley and fans can tune in to watch it live Winners of the last seven championship doubles, Mercedes enter this year’s championship as the team to beat – even though Toto Wolff has been saying the competition will be tougher than it was in 2020. Last season Mercedes […]

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Pirelli reveal their full 2022 tyre test schedule | F1 News by Planet F1

Pirelli have published their full testing schedule for the 2022 18-inch prototype tyres, which features every team except Williams. The first tests took place last week at Jerez in Spain, where Ferrari duo Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz completed three days of running in a specially-adapted ‘mule’ car. Between them, they completed 320 laps of the circuit near Cadiz on […]

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Ferrari have 'recovered quite a lot of speed' | F1 News by PlanetF1

Investing in an all-new engine for 2021 after last year’s power troubles, Mattia Binotto says Ferrari have “recovered quite a lot of speed”. Following on from 2019’s engine controversy, in which Ferrari’s rivals accused the Scuderia of cheating which led to several Technical Directives being issued by the FIA, Ferrari lost power and pace in 2020. While the Scuderia insisted […]

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'Red Bull could have Hamilton grumbling a lot more' | F1 News by PlanetF1

Although stopping short of putting Max Verstappen up for the World title, Tom Coronel believes Red Bull will have Lewis Hamilton grumbling “a lot” more this season. Winners of the last seven championship doubles, the widely-held belief is that 2021 could again belong to Mercedes as Hamilton chases a record-breaking eighth World title. He will, however, potentially face more opposition […]

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