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Formula 1 team Alpine has announced an unprecedented partnership with Reddit, one of the world's most popular websites. The collaboration involves creating a unique set of Formula 1-themed digital avatars that users can download and use on Reddit's platform. These avatars, the first of their kind for Formula 1, are also Reddit's debut collection featuring 3D elements. The avatars are compatible with platforms supporting the Polygon blockchain and can be combined with other avatar art. Additionally, Alpine's drivers, Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon, will engage in Q&A sessions during the Dutch and Italian Grands Prix as part of this wider partnership.
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Alfa Romeo has introduced an art car designed by graffiti artist 'Boogie' in January, which has been exhibited at various public events. The car's distinctive letter-filled design has been incorporated into the official Formula 1 driving game F1 23. The art car will be showcased at Zandvoort's Fan Zone and subsequently auctioned to benefit charity Save the Children. Notably, elements of the art car's design will be integrated into Alfa Romeo's garage and pit lane infrastructure, including updated car liveries, revised garage paneling, nameboards, and drivers' suits. This initiative, seen as a bridge between the team and its fans, is described as an exciting and pioneering journey by Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake representative Alessandro Alunni Bravi.
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Ferrari is set to have discussions with Carlos Sainz about his Formula 1 future soon, as both parties aim to clarify their plans for the next season. Sainz and teammate Charles Leclerc's contracts extend to 2024, leaving Ferrari without confirmed drivers for 2025. Sainz's preference to avoid entering the next season without a future deal aligns with team principal Fred Vasseur's timeline. While Sainz has attracted interest from Audi's program, his solid performance with Ferrari makes a contract extension likely. Vasseur wants to finalize Sainz's deal before the current season ends, which would benefit Ferrari, given the uncertainty about the 2025 lineup. Sainz's inclination is to remain with Ferrari, and he might use Audi's interest as leverage for a better contract.
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English TV host, Chris Evans pits McLaren F1 team members Lando Norris, Oscar Piastri, and Zak Brown against each other in a competition to determine who sees who performed better.
Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo do the "Heads Up!" challenge. Despite Yuki's first attempt, he manages to make an impressive showing.