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Hey there, Speed Lover 👋

Ready to dive into another adrenaline-fueled edition of the F1 newsletter? Get ready because we’ve got the inside scoop on all the latest news, stats & drama straight from the pit lane!

🔥 Red Bull Shake-Up: Is Newey leaving the team? If so, nobody knew before the news broke out.

✍️ F1 Commision Updates: The big shots from F1 Management & FIA met for their scheduled session. See what they decided below.

🤔 Contract Talks: Audi is a big name and drivers what to be there when they join the F1 grid.

So grab your helmet and hang on tight, because this F1 season is shaping up to be more unpredictable than a rain-soaked Chinese GP. Let’s hit the track! 🏁

In today’s email:

  1. Pit Stop Talks – Latest Chinese GP Analysis, News & Insights
  2. In-depth education – F1 circuits in the US
  3. Fast Lane News – Stay ahead in F1 with your quick racing roundup
  4. Miami GP
  5. Meme Of The Day

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f1 race reviewPit Stop Talks

🏁 Chinese GP Analysis & Stats

🔵 Max Verstappen won and made the difference. Perez couldn’t gain over Norris on the last stint.

🟠 Norris had amazing race pace.

🔴 Solid race by Leclerc; Ferrari limited the damage waiting for the upgrades.

⚫️ Good recovery by Hamilton

⚪️ Hulkenberg in the points.

🚨RELATED: From tweaked headrests to new floors: China’s F1 updates in full

The intensity of Formula 1 sprint weekends means teams are reluctant to bring major upgrades because there is a lack of time to properly test them.

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📊 Positions Gained during the Chinese GP

📈Hamilton gained the most (P18 to P9)

📉Bottas lost the most (P10 to P20 due to his retirement)

Ferrari recovered well after a disappointing qualifying (4 places gained in total)

The opposite for Aston: ALO and STR lost 4 places each

🚘 Sainz and Leclerc’s Costly Clash in China

Carlos Sainz has expressed a need to review the on-track battle with teammate Charles Leclerc during the Chinese Grand Prix, suggesting their tussle resulted in lost positions. The Ferrari drivers’ skirmish allowed rivals to capitalize, leaving Sainz to salvage a fifth-place finish despite a challenging race.

Between the lines

  • Sainz and Leclerc’s clash at the start of the Chinese GP compromised their positions, benefiting George Russell and Nico Hulkenberg.
  • Leclerc downplayed the incident, while Sainz hinted at the costly nature of their duel without directly criticizing his teammate.
  • Both drivers had to contend with suboptimal tire strategies, further impacting their race performance.
  • Despite the setbacks, Sainz managed to secure a P5 finish, which he considers the best possible outcome under the circumstances.

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📈 Sprint Race Expansion: F1 Wants More Events

Stefano Domenicali, President and CEO of Formula 1, is considering increasing the number of sprint events in future seasons, based on positive reactions to recent changes in the format and an exciting sprint in China.

What we’re watching:

  • Increasing Sprints: Domenicali is keen on adding more sprint events beyond the current six per season, seeing it as a way to enhance excitement and engagement.
  • Format Changes: The 2024 sprint format allows adjustments between the sprint race and qualifying, which has been well-received for adding strategic depth.
  • Mixed Reviews: While the new format has seen some support, there’s concern over the increased workload on team personnel, with some drivers cautioning against adding too many sprints.
  • Fan Engagement: The CEO highlighted the importance of ensuring action-packed weekends to satisfy fans, especially considering past events where weather prevented any racing.
  • Driver Concerns: Max Verstappen and Lando Norris have expressed concerns about the physical and logistical toll on teams, suggesting a balance needs to be maintained.

Go deeper: Formula 1’s sprint weekends have evolved since their introduction, aiming to inject more action and unpredictability into race weekends. The recent sprint in China demonstrated a potential shift in competitive dynamics, different from the main grand prix, which added to the spectacle and justified, in Domenicali’s view, the consideration for more such events.

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📝 Newey’s F1 Future: Tied Until 2027?

Adrian Newey, a key figure in Formula 1, might remain with Red Bull until 2027 due to contractual obligations unless an early release is negotiated. Despite whispers of his discontent at Red Bull, no official steps have been taken towards his departure.

Between the lines:
  • Contractual Commitment: Adrian Newey’s current deal with Red Bull locks him in until the end of 2025, with additional non-compete clauses extending potentially until 2027.
  • Rival Interest: Ferrari and Aston Martin are eyeing Newey, hoping his expertise could propel them to the front of the grid, especially with Ferrari welcoming Lewis Hamilton next year.
  • Complex Choices: Newey faces a difficult decision regarding his future, whether to stay at Red Bull amid internal strife or navigate a potentially complicated move to a rival like Ferrari or Aston Martin.
  • Potential Retirement: Approaching 70 by 2028, Newey might consider stepping away from F1 altogether, focusing instead on projects like the RB17 hypercar with Red Bull.
  • Costly Release: An early exit from Red Bull would require a costly buyout, negotiated between Newey, Red Bull, and any interested team, a price Red Bull is unlikely to discount given the strategic implications.

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🤝 Hulkenberg’s New Chapter with Audi/Sauber

Nico Hulkenberg is set to leave Haas at the end of the 2024 season, joining the Audi/Sauber team for 2025. This move comes after his impactful return to Formula 1 with Haas, where he demonstrated strong performances and contributed significantly to the team’s development.

Catch up quick:

  • Hulkenberg’s Departure: After a noteworthy stint at Haas, Nico Hulkenberg will join Audi and Sauber for their 2025 F1 campaign.
  • Impressive Return: Since rejoining F1 with Haas in 2023, Hulkenberg has secured multiple top-ten finishes, highlighting his skill and experience.
  • Strategic Move: His switch to Sauber aligns with Audi’s upcoming full entry into F1 in 2026, positioning Hulkenberg at the forefront of this new venture.
  • Familiar Grounds: This isn’t Hulkenberg’s first time with Sauber; he previously raced for them in 2013, bringing valuable continuity and experience.
  • Market Movements: The move could shift the driver market, influencing decisions for other drivers like Carlos Sainz, who is also rumored to be in talks with Audi.

🚨RELATED: Why Audi and Verstappen have complicated Formula 1’s driver market decisions

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f1 race reviewF1 Circuits in the US


Formula 1 Circuits in the United States are the pinnacle of motorsports events on American soil. Some of these F1 tracks enjoy a rich heritage that can be traced back to the early 20th century, and until recently, the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, has been the main event for F1 on American ground.

This state-of-the-art facilities were meticulously designed to host the world’s most advanced racing machines and have become the centerpiece of F1 racing in the US, attracting fans from around the globe.

Circuit of The Americas, Miami International Autodrome and The Las Vegas Strip Circuit offer unrivaled track experience for both drivers and spectators. With a blend of high-speed straights and challenging turns, the tracks layouts test the precision and skill of the competing F1 teams to the utmost.

Beyond the excitement of the race, the F1 tracks impact reaches well into the local economy, bringing significant financial benefits through tourism and global media exposure each race season.

Read The Guide

f1 race reviewFast Lane News

❤️ ICYMI: Basketball stars, a sell-out crowd and the greatest panda-cam ever in the best social media from China – See Gallery

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🛑 FIA puts revised F1 points system proposal on hold – Read More

🎙️ Alonso: F1 Sprint weekends now ‘a game of who runs less’ – Read More

🤝 Andretti Cadillac has posted job openings for 60 roles at its prospective Formula 1 team as it presses forward with its ambitious plans to enter the series. – Read More

🔴 Ferrari has announced a groundbreaking partnership with HP, which will see the iconic F1 team rebranded as Scuderia Ferrari HP. – Read More

😤 The separate incidents that took RB duo Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda out of the Chinese Grand Prix have been labelled as “unnecessary” by their Formula 1 boss. – Read More

🟠 Piastri’s diffuser ‘pretty destroyed’ by Stroll incident in Chinese GP – Read More

🟢 Aston Martin team principal Mike Krack felt it was “very harsh” for Lance Stroll to be penalised for contact with Daniel Ricciardo in Formula 1s Chinese Grand Prix. – Read More

⚡️ Formula E unveils new blazing-fast Gen3 Evo charger – Read More

f1 race review2024 Miami GP

🇺🇸 Next race: Miami GP

Having made its F1 debut in May 2022, the Miami International Autodrome is a temporary circuit, but one designed to have a permanent feel. Set in the Hard Rock Stadium complex in Miami Gardens, home to the NFL’s famous Miami Dolphins franchise, the track is the culmination of a development process that simulated no less than 36 different layouts before settling on a thrilling, 19-turn lap that provides a street circuit vibe, not dissimilar to Melbourne’s Albert Park.

When was its first Grand Prix?

The inaugural Miami Grand Prix took place in 2022, the Florida race joining its Texan counterpart in Austin to become the second US race on the calendar – and the 11th different American venue to host a round of the Formula 1 world championship.

What’s the circuit like?

A street-track spectacular. With the Hard Rock Stadium at its epicentre, the 5.41km layout features 19 corners, three straights, three DRS zones, and top speeds of over 340km/h. There are elevation changes too, the main one found between Turns 13 and 16, with the track heading over an exit ramp and under various flyovers across uneven ground. The Turn 14-15 chicane, meanwhile, has an uphill approach, with a crest in the middle, and then drops down on exit.


f1 race reviewMEME OF THE DAY