F1 Gossip

Canadian GP

Date: Sunday, 9 June, 2024

Track: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

♖ According to the rumour mill, Fred Vasseur has decided against Adrian Newey joining Ferrari.

♖ Monegasque’s Charles Leclerc wins Monaco F1 GP for Ferrari, ending the Monaco curse.

♖ Monaco GP: Oscar Piastri (McLaren), second; Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), third; and Lando Norris (McLaren), fourth.

♖ Mario Andretti claims Liberty Media threatened to block the Andretti Cadillac F1 bid.

♖ Mercedes seems smitten with Kimi Antonelli as a priority over Carlos Sainz.

♖ Esteban Ocon’s risky attempt in Monaco at an overtake blew up Alpine’s plans. Is his future in jeopardy?

♖ Mick Schumacher could make an F1 return with Alpine at the Canadian Grand Prix.

♖ Schumacher signed up for the Alpine World Endurance Championship and will race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans next month.

♖ Red Bull is to head into 2025 with a deal for Sergio Perez.

♖ If Red Bull and Mercedes have made decisions for 2025, where now for Carlos Sainz?

♖ Perez’s vehicle was written off early in the opening lap of the Monte Carlo after Magnussen struck it from behind.

♖ Jos Verstappen has said that Red Bull’s period of dominance has ‘come to an end.’

♖ James Vowles, Williams Team Principal, continues to pursue Carlos Sainz.

♖ Esteban Ocon is set to lose his seat at Alpine, and his relationship with the team has soured.

♖ Gene Haas is to close the NASCAR Cup Series team but says the decision does not affect the F1 team.

♖ Max Verstappen wants to tackle Le Mans.

♖ The Monaco crash at Monaco between Ocon and Gasly is the sixth time the pair have collided.

♖ McLaren and Ferrari have made sizeable upgrades, with Red Bull only bringing minor upgrades so far.

♖ Rumours that Mattia Binotto may join Aston Martin as Chief Technical Officer.

♖ Lewis Hamilton is having the opportunity of an upgraded front wing in time for the Canadian GP.

♖ Frederic Vasseur believes Red Bull is being pushed outside its ‘comfort zone.’

♖ Previous Renault team boss Flavio Briatore is tipped to join Alpine as a ‘Special Supervisor.’

♖ George Russell is confident that 17-year-old Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli will eventually race in Formula One.