Why Hamilton is still the man to keep driving Mercedes forward – Autosport

Lewis Hamilton says coming back to Formula 1 this year – after losing a record eighth title in such controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi last year, after setting out determined to avenge what he saw as an injustice and finding Mercedes had produced their worst car for a decade – has been “a tough wave of emotions”.
Most people in F1, whether they believe Max Verstappen or Hamilton were the rightful champion last year, accept that race director Michael Masi failed to implement the rules correctly during that fateful final safety car period. But hardly any believe it was deliberate.
Mika Hakkinen: An F1 life in pictures
Why weather isn’t a true F1 leveller 
The relaxed home life that helps F1’s Danish superstar to deliver
The time-honoured manufacturer model that can’t apply to all F1 teams
Can Hamilton produce another Singapore magic moment?
How F1 has tried to avoid repeating its 2014 engine rules mistakes
How its faltering first turbo car advanced a Williams-Honda glory era
The Moss-Ferrari farce that current F1 drivers are thankfully spared
Quartararo facing “toughest job of my career” as MotoGP title hopes fade
Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo admits he is facing the “toughest job of my career” to win the 2022 MotoGP world title after crashing out of the Australian Grand Prix.
MotoGP Australian GP: Rins wins last-lap thriller, Quartararo crashes out
Alex Rins won a last-lap Australian Grand Prix thriller to give Suzuki one more win before its MotoGP exit, as Fabio Quartararo loses the championship lead after a crash.
MotoGP Australian GP: Full Moto2 and Moto3 results
Izan Guevara is the 2022 Moto3 world champion thanks to a thrilling Australian Grand Prix race win while Alonso Lopez dominated the Moto2 race at Phillip Island.
Kurt Busch to sit out 2023 NASCAR Cup season, Reddick in early 23XI move
NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch will not race in the Cup Series next year, paving the way for an early arrival of Tyler Reddick to the 23XI Racing organisation in 2023.
Mika Hakkinen: An F1 life in pictures
At the turn of the century Formula 1 became the Mika and Michael show as Mika Hakkinen claimed two world championships by going wheel-to-wheel with Michael Schumacher. Over a collection of images from his F1 career, the Flying Finn shares some cherished memories with MAURICE HAMILTON about his route to the top, annoying Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, and that overtake in Spa…
The one thing that can’t be sacrificed amid Red Bull’s F1 overspend controversy
OPINION: The FIA revealed this week that Red Bull breached Formula 1’s cost cap, throwing the team into controversy. But why did its calculation put it several million dollars below the cost cap limit when the FIA deemed it to be over? And what will the governing body do as a sanction? What happens next could have vital implications for the very future of the world championship
The steps the FIA must take to restore its authority inside and outside F1
OPINION: After Spa and Abu Dhabi in 2021, Formula 1 has another saga to address after the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix. And it’s one that centres on the decisions of motorsport’s governing body, which is having what good it does do damaged in the court of public opinion. Here are some steps that would address this and hopefully satisfy all parties
How to relieve Formula 1’s extreme wet-weather caution
With three Formula 1 races having been disrupted by rain so far this season, the series has been made to look excessively cautious in the way it dealt with wet conditions. But what can be done to alleviate disruption like that which was seen in Suzuka?
Why weather isn’t a true F1 leveller 
After a wet couple of Formula 1 rounds in Singapore and Japan, it is timely that PAT SYMONDS investigates the true effect of weather on car performance in F1
Japanese Grand Prix Driver Ratings
Two drivers earn maximum scores in Autosport’s driver ratings as Formula 1 made its long-awaited return to Japan. In the tricky conditions that greeted the grid at one of grand prix racing’s grandee circuits, here’s who impressed and who flattered to deceive
The confusion and controversy that should never overshadow Verstappen’s Suzuka magic
The Japanese Grand Prix had a little bit of everything – for the right and the wrong reasons. From a recovery vehicle on-track controversy to both points and penalty confusion, Formula 1 went through a difficult afternoon at a soaking Suzuka, but none of which can discredit Max Verstappen’s latest masterclass to make him a worthy 2022 world champion
10 moments that won Verstappen the 2022 Formula 1 title
While Max Verstappen’s second Formula 1 world championship triumph didn’t match the drama and controversy of his maiden success last year, it demonstrated how both driver and team have become an unstoppable force at the start of a new ground-effect era. Here’s a play-by-play account of the 10 key moments which decided how the season turned out
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F1 cost cap hasn’t put a limit on ideas, says Ferrari


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