Max Verstappen leads the championship by just five points arriving in Sochi, but Lewis Hamilton is poised to take back control at a Mercedes favourite track.

It might be tempting to think Daniel Ricciardo’s unlikely Italian Grand Prix victim was the beneficiary of another boilover crash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, but the Australian’s drought-breaking victory was on the cards long before the title protagonists banged wheels in the first chicane.

Max Verstappen will start from a most unlikely pole position in Monza after Mercedes’s expectations for a strong Italian Grand Prix unravelled.

Max Verstappen beats Lewis Hamilton to a very popular home win at Zandvoort, leaving Mercedes to count its losses from a lack of strategy aggression. Featuring Luke Smith, Autosport F1 reporter.

Part motor race, part beach festival, Max Verstappen was the headline act of the Dutch Grand Prix, and the Red Bull Racing driver delivered with a dominant drive from pole to victory to send the already rapturous crowd into delirium.

Sunday at the Dutch Grand Prix is set up with the stuff of Formula 1 dreams: the two title protagonists sharing the front row with cars of differing strengths around a roller-coaster of a classic circuit before throngs of passionate fans.

Max Verstappen denied George Russell pole position in an unpredictable qualifying shootout in Belgium, but predicting the race outcome will be as difficult as forecasting the weather.

Just eight points separate Max Verstappen from title leader Lewis Hamilton as F1 returns from the summer break with a tricky trio of tracks. Featuring Autosport’s Luke Smith and Motorbox’s Luca Manacorda.

Esteban Ocon wins his first grand prix after a chaotic first lap, but Lewis Hamilton leaves Hungary with the title lead over Max Verstappen.

Featuring long-time F1 journalist Julianne Cerasoli.

Esteban Ocon scored his maiden Formula 1 victory after a chaotic first lap in a wild Hungarian Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton is not only poised to take grand prix victory 100 when he starts the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole, but the Briton is facing the unlikely chance to retake the championship lead from Max Verstappen in time for the midseason break.

The title fight is sizzling, and a battle at the hot Hungaroring will decide whether it’s Max Verstappen or Lewis Hamilton who takes momentum into the summer break. Featuring last year’s guest, iconic F1 commentator Ben Edwards.

A rivalry for the ages. Max Verstappen ends up in the wall but Lewis Hamilton is back in the hunt after an unforgettable British Grand Prix.

Featuring ESPN F1 editor Laurence Edmondson.

The titanic Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen championship tussle took a controversial turn at the British Grand Prix, where Hamilton emerged victorious despite a penalty for putting Verstappen out of the race on the first lap.

Max Verstappen deprived Lewis Hamilton of pole position in Formula 1’s first sprint qualifying session, perfectly placing the Dutchman to stretch his championship advantage.

F1’s coming home to Silverstone, and home hero Lewis Hamilton is hoping he can make the British Grand Prix the start of his fightback against title leader Max Verstappen.

Recap of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix featuring BBC F1 commentator Jack Nicholls.

Max Verstappen is on a roll. With pole, victory, every lap led and the fastest lap of the race, the Dutchman has taken total control of the title.

Featuring Matt Clayton, co-host of In the Fast Lane and F1 freelance journalist. 

Max Verstappen’s third straight win was his easiest yet, his lights to flag victory with fastest lap, having never ceded the lead, delivering him his first grand slam of his career.