Max Verstappen pushed himself to brand new limits in 2021 and delivered a season-long performance deserving of a world championship crown.
A controversial end denied Lewis Hamilton an eighth world championship in cruel circumstances, but a few too many errors earlier in the season also cost him.
The controversial conclusion to the 2021 Formula 1 season should not detract from the close championship fight the series enjoyed, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
Lando Norris asserted himself as McLaren’s top points-scorer alongside a new, highly-rated, race-winning team mate in 2021 despite a tough end to the year.
Charles Leclerc regularly demonstrated the best Ferrari’s SF21 was capable of, but didn’t always get the results he deserved.
Carlos Sainz Jnr wasn’t quite on the pace of team mate Charles Leclerc but took four podium finishes to his team mate’s one.
On his return to F1, Fernando Alonso left little room for doubt that he is every bit as quick and tenacious as he was when he won his last world championship 15 years ago.
Pierre Gasly’s performances during 2021 gave many reasons why the AlphaTauri driver deserves another chance to join a front-running team.
George Russell won a promotion to Mercedes thanks in part to some astonishing performances for Williams during 2021.
Esteban Ocon built his strong end to 2020 and took a shock win in Hungary, but his team mate narrowly beat him in the points.
IndyCar driver Romain Grosjean says FIA race director Michael Masi “made the right decision” to restart the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with one lap remaining.
Max Verstappen and Red Bull won more races and scored more pole positions in 2021, but did Mercedes have the fastest package overall?
Valtteri Bottas raised his game in the second half of 2021, despite a string of engine penalties, and after Mercedes decided to replace him.
Fans returned to the grandstands in 2021 – and so too did fan footage. Here are the best trackside videos from the last year.
Sergio Perez played a valuable role in helping Max Verstappen win the world championship on occasions, but other times he lagged well behind his team mate.
After a tough final season at Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel put in a much more impressive campaign at Aston Martin in 2021.
The most difficult driver to position in this year’s rankings has to be the one who won the Italian Grand Prix less than four months after being lapped by his team mate in Monaco.
Although Kimi Raikkonen’s qualifying performances were a weakness, he tended to make up for it on race day.
Antonio Giovinazzi usually started ahead of his team mate but scored fewer points than him, and not only because of the times luck wasn’t on his side.
Daniel Ricciardo says his struggles through the 2021 season helped him to understand what his strengths and weaknesses are as a driver.