F1 Snippets

✺ Sainz is currently enjoying the best year of his career, becoming the only non-Red Bull driver to win a race in 2023.

✺ Daniel Ricciardo is reportedly Red Bull’s first choice if they opt to dispense with Sergio Perez in 2024

✺ Whilst Lando Norris still has two years on his deal, he is attracting significant interest, particularly from Red Bull.

✺ F1 2026 rule details emerge. Smaller cars with 40 per cent less downforce.

✺ The FIA has approved Andretti’s bid for a new Formula 1 entry but still needs to clear ‘commercial discussions’ with F1 to get on the grid.

✺ McLaren tips Mercedes to ‘jump back strongly in 2024.

✺ Verstappen labelled ‘complete driver’ by ex-F1 ace, Nick Heidfield.

✺ Alpine CEO Luca de Meo has outlined a clear plan to address significant problems within his Formula 1 team.

✺ Charles Leclerc has revealed that he thinks Ferrari has the ‘upper hand’ on Mercedes for the rest of the season.

✺ Hulkenberg expects ‘musical chairs’ in the F1 driver market from 2024.