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Past articles by Alan:

Perez can make statement of intent in Miami

Sergio Perez wants to be considered a Formula One title contender and Sunday's Miami Grand Prix offers the Mexican a chance to lead the championship for the first time and rattle the cage of Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen. → Read More

Perez rules the streets but title tilt remains a long shot

Sergio Perez was hailed as 'King of the Streets' after his double success in Baku but the Mexican will have to raise his game everywhere to be a real title threat to Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen. → Read More

Verstappen fumes at Russell after sprint clash

Max Verstappen swore angrily at Mercedes rival George Russell after a first lap clash in Saturday's Baku sprint race ripped a hole in the Formula One champion's Red Bull. → Read More

Leclerc completes Baku pole hat-trick for Ferrari

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc took pole position in Baku for the third year in a row at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Friday with a scorching lap that ended Red Bull's run of qualifying domination. → Read More

This is just the beginning, says evergreen Alonso

Aston Martin are just getting started on a big adventure and for double world champion Fernando Alonso, back on the Formula One podium at 41 years old and in his 20th season, it seems too good to be true. → Read More

Verstappen starts season with one-two win in Bahrain

Formula One world champion Max Verstappen made a dream start to the season by leading Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez to a dominant one-two in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso joined the podium party on his Aston Martin debut. → Read More

Piastri retires from race on his Formula One debut

Australian Oscar Piastri's Formula One debut lasted 14 laps before his McLaren was wheeled into the garage with an electrical problem in Sunday's Bahrain season-opener. → Read More

Ocon suffers triple penalty in Bahrain opener

Esteban Ocon started his Formula One season with an unwanted triple of time penalties before the Renault-owned Alpine team retired his car from Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix. → Read More

Wolff says Mercedes must go back to the drawing board

Mercedes need to rethink their car to give Lewis Hamilton a chance of winning a record eighth Formula One title, or take George Russell to a first, team boss Toto Wolff said on Saturday. → Read More

Stroll reveals he broke toe as well as both wrists

Aston Martin's Lance Stroll qualified eighth for Sunday's season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and then revealed he had broken a big toe as well as both wrists in a cycling accident two weeks ago. → Read More

Verstappen leads Red Bull front row sweep in Bahrain

Formula One world champion Max Verstappen seized pole position for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix on Saturday with Sergio Perez completing a Red Bull front row sweep. → Read More

Ferrari boss Vasseur says he is loving the pressure

Fred Vasseur says he is loving the pressure as he prepares for his first race as Ferrari Formula One team boss, as well as having a shorter walk to work from the track car park. → Read More

Mercedes are on the wrong track, says Hamilton

Mercedes are on the wrong track with their car and may not be even third fastest, seven-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said after a difficult first Friday of practice in Bahrain. → Read More

Ricciardo provides a sub-plot from the sidelines

Daniel Ricciardo has no immediate plans to go racing but even from the sidelines of Formula One the Australian will still be providing one of the sub-plots of the season that starts on March 5. → Read More

F1 team bosses have their own light-bulb moment

The late McLaren boss Teddy Mayer liked to compare Formula One drivers to interchangeable light-bulbs, declaring "you plug them in and they do the job", and nowadays the same might be said for team principals. → Read More

Formula One rewrites the rule on shortened races

Formula One has rewritten a rule to ensure reduced points are given for shortened races after Red Bull's Max Verstappen clinched his second title in confusing circumstances last October. → Read More

Multiple F1 teams contact Honda for 2026 partnership

Several teams have approached Honda about a partnership when Formula One's new engine era starts in 2026 but no decision has been taken about future involvement, the Japanese manufacturer said on Monday. → Read More

Nothing will stop me speaking out, says Hamilton

Seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton vowed on Wednesday to continue speaking out despite Formula One's governing body clamping down on drivers making "political" statements. → Read More

McLaren a money-making machine? We are profitable, says Brown

The McLaren Formula One team are back in the black financially and cashflow positive, chief executive Zak Brown said on Monday as the team launched a 2023 car celebrating their 60 years of existence. → Read More

F1 drivers must be allowed to speak out freely, says Perez

Formula One drivers are unhappy with a rule change barring them from making unauthorised 'political statements' at races and will discuss it as a group, Red Bull's Sergio Perez said on Friday. → Read More