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“Formula 1 is literally playing with fire”: Former Champion Damon Hill slams F1’s decision to go ahead with the Saudi Arabian GP

Former F1 World Champion Damon Hill feels that going ahead with the Saudi Arabian GP is like ‘playing with fire.’ Midway into FP1 on Friday, thick black clouds of smoke could be seen from the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. The people…

“Unfortunate end to an otherwise good day”: Charles Leclerc insists that his confidence remains unshaken despite making a crucial mistake in Jeddah

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc made a crucial error during FP2 in Jeddah that brought their session to an early end on Friday evening. Coming into the Saudi Arabian GP, Ferrari and Red Bull were expected to battle for the win once…

“I can smell burning….is it my car?!”: Max Verstappen thought his car was on fire after smelling smoke that was coming from a blaze 12 miles away

Max Verstappen thought that his car was on fire, after smelling smoke that was actually coming from a blaze 12 miles away from the circuit. Tensions within the paddock are high in Jeddah, for reasons outside of racing. Midway into…

“Regardless of what may have happened, the Saudi Arabian GP should not go ahead”: F1 drivers and teams anxiously await word on a potential drone strike near the Jeddah Corniche Circuit

Thick black smoke became visible from the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, midway into FP1 ahead of the 2022 Saudi Arabian GP.  Drivers and teams became seriously concerned after rumors of a drone strike near the circuit surfaced. Midway into the first…

“And the Red Bull is the most reliable car”: Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen take cheeky digs at one another ahead of the Saudi Arabian GP

Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz shared a light hearted moment of banter with each other ahead of the 2022 Saudi Arabian GP.  The Ferraris and Red Bull are expected to compete for the win once again this weekend in Jeddah.…

“There are no team orders, we have equal treatment totally”: George Russell insists that Mercedes treats him in the same way as Lewis Hamilton

George Russell insists that Mercedes have never taken steps to differentiate between himself and their star driver Lewis Hamilton.  Russell made his long awaited move to Mercedes in 2022, after spending three seasons with Williams. Even before his move was…

“Max was the kind of guy I looked up to at that stage”: Lando Norris looks back on the moment when he first met Max Verstappen

McLaren’s Lando Norris admits that 2021 F1 Champion Max Verstappen was a driver he looked up to during his early racing days. Norris’ F1 career has taken off at a steady pace. The McLaren star joined their academy program in…

“Fifth and sixth place is what we actually deserved”: Mercedes head of engineering Andrew Shovlin makes a grim assessment on the W13’s performance so far

Mercedes head of engineering Andrew Shovlin admits that the team needs to address a lot of issues to improve the W13’s performance. Leading up to the first race of the season, expectations were not high in the Mercedes camp. They…

“I think it was always a very fine margin”: Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen would have been overtaken by the Ferraris even if he ignored their strategy call

Max Verstappen was visibly annoyed with his team, who instructed him to go easy on the tyres on his outlap at the 2022 Bahrain GP.  2021 Champion Max Verstappen had a very difficult start to the 2022 season. He got…

“You’ve got a long, long future ahead of you”: When Lewis Hamilton consoled a young Charles Leclerc after the latter’s heartbreak at the 2019 Bahrain GP

Charles Leclerc lost out on winning the 2019 Bahrain GP due to engine problems, and it was race winner Lewis Hamilton who consoled him.  The 2019 Bahrain GP was Leclerc’s second race with Ferrari. He made his F1 debut the…