F1 Gossip

Monaco GP

Date: Sunday, 26 May, 2024

Track: Circuit de Monaco

♖ Max and Lando fought to the very end at Imola.

♖ Toto Wolff’s decision to suggest some staff members must leave in the wake of key personnel joining Ferrari.

♖ Max exchanges middle finger gestures with a Ferrari fan at Imola.

♖ Pierre Waché, Red Bull’s technical director, says Adrian Newey will be excluded from critical internal meetings.

♖ It was a difficult weekend at Imola for Aston. Throughout the practice races, they were outside the top 10.

♖ As the season progresses, the question looms: has Sergio Perez made a compelling enough case to secure his place for 2025?

♖ Lewis Hamilton says he would probably select Andrea Kimi Antonelli as his replacement at Mercedes for 2025.

♖ Mercedes might be tempted to bring Bottas back as a stop-gap option.

♖ Toto Wolff still appears to be clinging on, hoping world champion Max Verstappen will agree to join in 2025.

♖ The conclusion from the FIA is that the wheel cover idea is no longer worth pursuing.

♖ Young teammate Yuki Tsunoda has comprehensively outperformed Ricciardo in the first seven races.

♖ Lando Norris isn’t concerned McLaren’s weakness in low-speed corners may impact at Monaco.

♖ Valtteri Bottas is unlikely to be at Sauber next year but is attractive to Haas, Williams, and Alpine.

♖ Williams Racing’s announcement of Alex Albon’s long-term commitment to the team underscores their strategic focus on building a solid future.

♖ Toto Wolff wants as much time as possible to assess academy driver Kimi Antonelli.

♖ Carlos Sainz won’t be joining Mercedes for the 2025 season.