F1 Snippets

13 October 2022

❖ Max Verstappen won’t be stripped of his 2021 world title because the budget violation wasn’t significant. Only £5.7 million over the permitted limit.

❖ Max Verstappen will have to watch out for the ‘real Lewis Hamilton’ in 2023, with the Brit desperate to return to the top of F1.

❖ Lewis Hamilton has congratulated Jamie Chadwick on winning her third consecutive W Series title, the all-female single-seater racing championship.

❖ Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon have not had the easiest personal relationship over the years. Alpine is hopeful Ocon and Gasly will rekindle their friendship.

❖ Haas team boss Guenther Steiner is said to be weighing up continuing with Schumacher or bringing former F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg back onto the grid.

❖ Max Verstappen has hinted he could walk away from F1 at the end of his existing Red Bull contract.

❖ Red Bull might appeal the FIA ruling as Max Verstappen faces a penalty.