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Rumors link Norris to Ferrari, The Honey Badger returns home to Faenza, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
Nyck de Vries leaving AlphaTauri has led to rumors about Lando Norris potentially moving teams. Journalist Joe Saward discusses the speculation and acknowledges the impressive performances of Norris and Alexander Albon, catching the attention of Red Bull and Ferrari. Saward suggests that Norris might already have a pre-contract with Ferrari, although it's unclear if such a move would benefit his career. Norris is currently under contract with McLaren until 2025, with no exit clause confirmed by McLaren CEO Zak Brown.
Click here to read the full article by Lydia Mee (si.com)
Daniel Ricciardo has visited Scuderia AlphaTauri's headquarters in Italy ahead of his return to Formula 1 with the team at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Ricciardo, an eight-time Grand Prix winner, will replace Nyck de Vries. Franz Tost, the team principal, expressed his pleasure in welcoming Ricciardo back and highlighted his driving skills and experience. Ricciardo's return to the team comes as a surprise following his departure from McLaren and speculation about a possible seat at Red Bull Racing.
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To convince Formula 1 and the FIA of their value, a new team must offer more than what they take away from the sport. LKY SUNZ, a hopeful team, aims to expand F1's commercial reach to new audiences in Southeast Asia and Africa, regions overlooked by existing teams. They plan to build a facility in Southeast Asia and partner with an engineering company to build the car in time for their first season. The evaluation process for new teams includes technical ability, funding, resources, leadership experience, and contribution to F1's growth. LKY SUNZ believes they can increase popularity in Asia and Africa, attracting more fans and potential sponsors for the sport and existing teams. While realistic about their on-track competitiveness, they prioritize winning off the track before aiming for success on it.
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The Silverstone Grand Prix consistently ranks among the most significant events in the F1 calendar, meaning that the 2023 F1 drivers frequently upgrade their vehicle choices. Carlos Sainz drove a Ferrari 296 GTS, Lance Stroll arrived in an Aston Martin DBX 707, and Lando Norris drove a McLaren Senna to the event.
Esteban Gutierrez participated in the Goodwood Festival of Speed and drove the W12, relishing the experience.