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Fast Five: Hamilton and Russell commit to Mercedes, F2 launches striking new look for 2024, and other big updates

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Hamilton and Russell commit to Mercedes, F2 launches striking new look for 2024, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

TODAY'S HEADLINES:
  • Hamilton and Russell commit to Mercedes
  • F2 launches striking new look for 2024
  • Binance partners with Gasly for helmet design contest
  • How drivers pulled up in Zandvoort
  • Key moments from the Dutch GP

Hamilton and Russell commit to Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has signed a new contract with Mercedes, securing his position as a driver for the team until the end of the 2025 season. This deal comes after extensive discussions with team boss Toto Wolff. Hamilton, who joined Mercedes in 2013, holds numerous records, including seven world championships, 104 pole positions, and 103 race wins. His teammate, George Russell, has also been retained for the same period, and both drivers are committed to returning Mercedes to the forefront of Formula 1 competition. Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff praised their partnership as a key to future success.

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F2 launches striking new look for 2024

F2 has unveiled its new car that closely mimics an F1 car in design, safety, and performance. Revealed at Monza before the Italian GP, the car incorporates a 3.4-litre turbo-charged Mecachrome engine and provisions for upcoming sustainable fuels. It will initially run on 55 percent bio-sourced sustainable fuel before transitioning to 100 percent synthetic sustainable fuels by 2027. The design aligns with 2024 braking and steering specifications, aiming to offer a platform that prepares young drivers for F1 while promoting accessibility and wheel-to-wheel racing. The car, despite further development, represents a significant step towards F2's commitment to sustainability and driver development.

Click here to read the full article by Ian Parkes (speedcafe.com)


ICYMI: The Fantasy Formula - Monza Race Preview

Top ranked F1 Fantasy players Adam (F1FantasyHQ) and Rob (F1 Fantasy Hub) recap the rain-soaked Dutch Grand Prix, discuss what’s in store for the Italian Grand Prix, and build their fantasy lineups for the week.

Be sure to tune in Saturday an hour before qualifying for the first ever Fantasy Formula live preshow. Ask questions and leave with all the lineup tips you need to lock in and dominate your leagues. Can't wait until Saturday? Discuss F1 Fantasy 24/7 in The Fantasy Formula community, only on FanAmp!


Binance partners with Gasly for helmet design contest

Global cryptocurrency exchange Binance has partnered with BWT Alpine F1 Team driver Pierre Gasly, initiating a collaboration that involves a contest to design Gasly's helmet for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The competition is open to Binance users and F1 enthusiasts worldwide, with design submissions due by September 8, 2023. The winning design, set to be announced on September 15, will become Gasly's official helmet for the race and the victor will also receive a signed replica helmet. This partnership underscores Binance's commitment to merging cryptocurrency and sports through blockchain and Web3.0 expertise to engage fans and promote innovation.

Click here to read the full article on financalexpress.com

How drivers pulled up in Zandvoort

Following an eventful race weekend at the Dutch Grand Prix, let's now take a breath and look at the behind-the-scenes action: what cars all the drivers arrived in. Daniel Ricciardo opted for the AlphaTauri driver's usual choice, the Honda Civic Type R. Leclerc drove a Ferrari SF90 Stradale, and Hulkenberg went with a Volvo XC60 T6, to name a few.

Key moments from the Dutch GP

The Dutch GP was an exceptional event and quite possibly the best race this year. But there's more to the story than Verstappen's pole position win. From Ricciardo's arm fracture to Williams' surprising performance, and even Alonso's stunning comeback, these are the key moments from the race at Zandvoort all captured through vivid photographs.

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