The all-new Formula 1 regulations introduced in 2021 have resulted in closer racing than ever right up and down the grid, and we’ve seen plenty of thrilling wheel-to-wheel action already this season.
From the very first race of the year in Bahrain we saw old rivals Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso going toe to toe, while Hamilton was later involved in an entertaining running battle with Haas’ Kevin Magnussen at the Red Bull Ring.
We’ve also seen three-car battles, including in Spain when Nico Hulkenberg, Yuki Tsunoda and Zhou Guanyu were fighting tooth and nail for position; and at Silverstone where Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez and Alex Albon did battle around the former RAF airbase.
And those are just the tip of the iceberg. With the summer break now upon us, we’ve trawled back through our archives to pull together 10 of the best wheel-to-wheel battles from the first half of the season.
Simply tap play on the video above, then sit back and enjoy…