F1 Gossip

♖ A report reveals that the team’s new Red Bull RB20 machine failed a critical frontal crash test related to the chassis in December.

♖ Christian Horner will receive a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

♖ Daniel Ricciardo replaced Nyck de Vries at AlphaTauri in the 2023 season and will continue to race for Red Bull’s sister team in 2024.

♖ Christian Horner admitted some F1 drivers are so desperate to replace Sergio Perez that they have offered to drive for free.

♖ Carlos Sainz and Rupert Manwaring have been inseparable for eight years in Formula 1, but now the personal trainer will switch to Max Verstappen for the 2024 season.

♖ George Russell is optimistic about Mercedes’ 2024 chances.

♖ FIA is keen to avoid controversy with 2026 Power Unit regulations.

♖ McLaren is optimistic about its chances in 2024, having concluded last season in increasingly strong form.

♖ Williams and Sauber have confirmed they will reveal their 2024 F1 cars on February 5.

♖ It is rumoured that Alpine will present their 2024 car on February 7.

♖ Rumour has it that McLaren and Mercedes are said to have chosen an eye-catching date, Valentine’s Day, to reveal their 2024 cars.

♖ According to team principal Fred Vasseur, Ferrari is in ‘no rush’ to agree on new Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz contracts.

♖ Verstappen’s outspokenness, as well as his success, reached a new level during the 2023 season.

♖ According to team boss Fred Vasseur, the 2024 Ferrari Formula 1 car will be 95% new.