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Fast Five: Hamilton questions future amidst contract talks, Norris hints at McLaren exit, and other big updates

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Hamilton questions future amidst contract talks, Norris hints at McLaren exit, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

TODAY'S HEADLINES:
  • Hamilton questions future amidst contract talks
  • Norris hints at McLaren exit
  • Andretti hits back at teams opposing grid expansion
  • Norris's best day ever
  • Name circuits using just your hands

Hamilton questions future amidst contract talks

Lewis Hamilton occasionally questions his future in Formula 1 due to his dislike for extensive travel and being away from his family. He prioritizes helping the team over personal achievements and is focused on providing information for further car development. Although he expresses uncertainty, he still loves the sport and enjoys being on the track. Hamilton has yet to renew his contract with Mercedes, and negotiations may have been discussed during the Austrian Grand Prix.

Click here to read the full article on gpblog.com

Norris hints at McLaren exit

Lando Norris has hinted that he may leave McLaren if the team's performance does not improve, expressing his desire to compete for a world championship. McLaren's current package falls short compared to top constructors like Red Bull and Mercedes, hindering Norris' chances of challenging drivers like Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. Norris lacks the same level of competitiveness as drivers like George Russell and Charles Leclerc due to the limitations of McLaren's package, fueling his desire to drive for a stronger team in the future. While Norris has two years remaining on his McLaren contract, he keeps an eye on potential opportunities and wonders what his career would be like with a more prominent team. Recent speculation suggests a possible switch to Red Bull.

Click here to read the full article by Edward Hardy (formula1news.co.uk)

Andretti hits back at teams opposing grid expansion

Michael Andretti responded to Formula 1 teams opposing the expansion of the grid to eleven teams, particularly Mercedes and Ferrari, who suggested buying a team instead. Andretti stated that no teams are interested in selling and are not open to discussion. He expressed his trust in F1 authorities to make the final decision and clarified that General Motors and Cadillac are integral parts of the Andretti bid. Additionally, Andretti confirmed that Colton Herta would be one of the drivers if the Andretti-Cadillac team joins F1 in 2025, expressing his desire for Herta to become the first competitive American in F1 in a long time.

Click here to read the full article by Craig Jensen (baylasportsf1.com

Norris's best day ever

Lando Norris commenced documenting his activities the morning before the Silverstone race, unaware of what lay ahead. He proceeded to the track, engaged with fans by signing autographs, and made race preparations. Eventually, Lando achieved his very first home podium, sharing his excitement on social media before expressing gratitude to his supporters.

Name circuits using just your hands

Daniel Ricciardo expertly identifies a series of 3D-printed F1 circuits, ranging from Austria to Zandvoort, even while blindfolded.

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