F1 Gossip

British GP
Date: Sunday, 7 July 2024
Track: Silverstone Circuit

♖ Andrea Stella, McLaren’s team principal, suggested that Max Verstappen’s overly aggressive driving is due to the FIAs leniency with him.

♖ Verstappen was involved in a dramatic crash with Lando Norris at the Red Bull Ring.

♖ George Russell has explained that he ‘almost crashed’ when Toto Wolff came onto the radio pushing him to win.

♖ Lando Norris has not accepted Max Verstappen’s request to resolve matters following their crash in Austria. (Update: they have now spoken, although Max’s driving is unlikely to change)

♖ Christian Horner has suggested that Norris’ driving on Sunday was because Verstappen beat him on Saturday.

♖ Mercedes has stated it is ‘flat out’ developing significant upgrades.

♖ With Tsunoda confirmed as an RB driver for 2025, Ricciardo and Red Bull reserve Lawson will likely fight for the second seat.

♖ Williams will run a one-off Union Jack livery at the British Grand Prix. The design is a staff tribute comprising the names of their 1,005 team members.

♖ Ferrari is determined to find an upgrade to resolve the high-speed bouncing which has held them back.

♖ Rumour has it that Lewis Hamilton wants to purchase the satellite Ducati MotoGP team, Gresini Racing.

♖ Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has clarified that he is targeting Max Verstappen for 2026.

♖ Max Verstappen admitted he was frustrated with Red Bull’s execution of the Austrian Grand Prix.

♖ Carlos Sainz is in no hurry to decide, which is becoming increasingly frustrating for the rest of the drivers.

♖ Flavio Briatore confirms Alpine’s intention to succeed more in 2025 and is determined to recruit Carlos Sainz.

♖ It is hearsay that Alpine and Mercedes initially made contact regarding engine supply.

♖ Adrian Newey expects to come to a conclusion about his F1 future by the end of the year.

♖ Toto Wolff feels that the team won’t be able to attract Max Verstappen until the introduction of F1 rules in 2026.

♖ Daniel Ricciardo is confident his recent performance has improved his chances of a seat at RB in F1 2025.

♖ Mercedes is planning upgrades for every future race.

♖ Verstappen has clashed with almost everybody he’s raced at the front. It’s normal for him.

♖ Sergio Perez struggles with extreme balance issues, especially in medium to low-speed corners.