F1 Gossip

Chinese GP
Date: Sunday, 21 April 2024
Track: Shanghai International Circuit

♖ Is the game over for Ricciardo?

♖ Alpine’s reserve driver, Jack Doohan, believes he is more than ready for F1.

♖ Max Verstappen cruised to a comfortable victory in the Japanese Grand Prix, leading team-mate Sergio Perez to a Red Bull one-two.

♖ Verstappen took an early race stoppage at Suzuka in his stride as he secured his third victory in four races this season.

♖ Red Bull was in a league of its own and a race dominated by tyre strategy.

♖ Carlos Sainz passed team-mate Charles Leclerc late to secure third as Ferrari used differing strategies.

♖ Despite a 1–2 win, Perez’s future is still uncertain, with Red Bull undecided on who will partner Verstappen next year.

♖ Johnny Herbert believes Mercedes should consider Carlos Sainz or Oliver Bearman for 2025.

♖ Helmut Marko is hesitant to hand Sergio Perez a new F1 deal for more than one year.

♖ Ralf Schumacher has advised Nico Hulkenberg to leave Haas.

♖ Some within Aston Martin want Carlos Sainz to replace Fernando Alonso.

♖ Fernando Alonso hinted that a potential move to Mercedes could have been more attractive than it may seem.

♖ Frederic Vasseur has changed the culture and the mentality at Maranello.

♖ Aston Martin has denied rumours they have made an ‘astronomical bid’ to try and recruit Adrian Newey.

♖ Sebastian Vettel opens the door to a return in 2025, hinting at discussions with Toto Wolff.

♖ Carlos Sainz says he is in talks with ‘several teams’ about 2025.

♖ Toto Wolff thinks F1 is still exciting to watch, given the battle behind Red Bull.

♖ Christian Horner loses a bet with Bernie Ecclestone over Perez.

♖ Alonzo said, ‘I think there is no way to compare us with a Ferrari, McLaren, Red Bull and Mercedes.’

♖ Daniel Ricciardo is under immense pressure to perform while Liam Lawson is patiently waiting.

♖ Michael Andretti confirmed his F1 team still expanding despite being rejected.