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Fast Five: Ferrari contract rumors spell trouble for Sainz, Alfa Romeo to sponsor Haas from 2024, and other big updates

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Ferrari contract rumors spell trouble for Sainz, Alfa Romeo to sponsor Haas from 2024, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

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TODAY'S HEADLINES:
  • Ferrari contract rumors spell trouble for Sainz
  • Alfa Romeo to sponsor Haas from 2024
  • Jack Daniels partners with McLaren
  • Addressing all that umbrella drama
  • Drivers jet off in style

Ferrari contract rumors spell trouble for Sainz

Early indications point to the Leclerc-Ferrari partnership continuing, with rumors of Leclerc's contract extending until 2029. While Leclerc has a potential long-term commitment, Sainz's future with Ferrari remains uncertain. He has criticized the team's strategies, and clearly is fighting for the number one seat. One option - Audi F1 - emerged as a possible alternative for the Spaniard, with Carlos Sainz Sr.'s ties and the team's championship aspirations.

Click here to read the full article by Ashwath Mohan (sportsmanor.com)

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Alfa Romeo to sponsor Haas from 2024

Alfa Romeo will leave Sauber and join Haas F1 in 2024, with Haas using Alfa Romeo-branded Ferrari engines. Alfa Romeo's Sauber sponsorship ends in 2023, reverting the team's name temporarily. The team sought to stay in F1 and partnered with Haas, whose current sponsor aligns in color. Both teams, Ferrari customers, will use a Ferrari engine badged as Alfa Romeo. Announcement of the Haas-Alfa Romeo deal is expected in the Italian Grand Prix weekend of September 1-3.Β 

Click here to read the full article by Michael Butterworth & Jesse Janse (racingnews365.com)

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Jack Daniels partners with McLaren

Jack Daniel's has partnered with McLaren Formula 1 for a limited edition whiskey release featuring a sleek box design with the logo "McL X JD 2023" in orange and black. This collaboration is part of a multi-year partnership, marking Jack Daniel's entry into the world of Formula 1. The 700ml limited-edition bottle contains Jack Daniel's traditional Tennessee Whiskey with 80% corn, 8% rye, and 12% malted barley, bottled at 80 proof. The launch is staggered across F1 event cities in 2023. McLaren has also recently partnered with Google, Halo, Workday, DeWalt, Coca-Cola, and OKX.

Click here to read the full article by Danielle De Wolfe (shortlist.com)

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Addressing all that umbrella drama

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Lewis Hamilton came under fire for allowing a woman to hold his umbrella as he tucked his hands into his coat. But is it really a big deal? Join photographer Kym Illman behind the scenes in Belgium for this and other personal moments.

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Drivers jet off in style

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The departure from the Belgian Grand Prix sees various drivers, including McLaren's Bombardier heading to Farnborough, AlphaTauri's HondaJet en route to Graz, Perez's jet heading to Guadalajara, and Verstappen's aircraft taking off for Nice.Β 

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