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Fast Five: Hamilton declined Ferrari President’s personal offer, Williams faces $100M lawsuit, and other big updates

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Hamilton declined Ferrari President’s personal offer, Williams faces $100M lawsuit, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

  • Hamilton declined Ferrari President’s personal offer
  • Williams faces $100M lawsuit
  • Can 'super-intermediates' save wet races?
  • Explore Mercedes rich heritage
  • Mid-year report cards

Hamilton declined Ferrari President’s personal offer

Ferrari's President John Elkann directly contacted Lewis Hamilton to offer him a contract, which Hamilton politely declined. There were additional attempts by Ferrari team members, including boss Fred Vasseur, but Hamilton rejected those as well. Despite suggestions from others, Hamilton seems hesitant to switch due to Mercedes' stronger performance and concerns about Ferrari's competitiveness. Contract extension discussions with Mercedes are ongoing, and both Toto Wolff and Hamilton have indicated that a contract extension with Mercedes is likely.

Click here to read the full article by Saajan Jogiaa (si.com)

Williams faces $100M lawsuit

Former Williams team marketing executive Claudia Schwarz has brought a $100 million lawsuit against the team, accusing them of tarnishing her reputation and trying to push her out while avoiding contractual payments. She alleges the team leaked false information about an affair with the former CEO. Williams is counterclaiming for $6.9 million, asserting Schwarz and her husband overcharged through a supplier scheme. This legal battle could affect the team's progress on the track as they aim to improve with new leadership and ownership. 

Click here to read the full article by Jamie Woodhouse (planetf1.com)

Reminder for today's Know Before You Go: Monza and Singapore

Get insider tips and tricks to maximize your F1 experience at the historic Autodromo Nazionale Monza and Marina Bay Street Circuit tracks for the Italian and Singapore Grand Prix weekends.

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Can 'super-intermediates' save wet races?

Pirelli is considering "super-intermediate" wet tires for Formula 1 to improve grip and visibility in wet conditions. This idea, previously delayed by the FIA's "spray guard" project, aims to address current wet tire performance issues. Success depends on the project and Formula 1's willingness to accept limitations in extremely wet races. If approved, the tires could debut next season, alongside the decision of a 2025 tire supplier between Bridgestone and Pirelli.

Click here to read the full article by Edd Straw (the-race.com) 

Explore Mercedes rich heritage

Click here to explore the rich heritage of Mercedes as you tour an exhibition featuring an array of antique helmets, cars, tires, and other intriguing items on display.

Mid-year report cards

The Race graded the 10 F1 teams based on their performance in the first half of the season, assigning each team a letter grade from A to E to represent their overall level.

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