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Brad Pitt turns Silverstone into film set, Wolff accuses Horner of ulterior motive in FIA lobbying, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
The upcoming British Grand Prix at Silverstone is generating excitement not only for the thrilling races and battles between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen but also because Brad Pitt will be shooting scenes for his Formula 1 movie, "Apex," at the event. The movie will feature modified Formula 2 cars made to resemble F1 cars and a custom-made garage for filming. Inspired by Lewis Hamilton's life, the film will provide insights into the world of Formula 1 and the dedication required to succeed. Brad Pitt has been seen practicing in an F2 car for the movie but may only drive during non-race sessions. Fans are eagerly anticipating the movie, which will include actual footage from the 2023 Formula 1 season.
Click here to read the full article by Shambhavi Gavale (sportsmanor.com).
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff doubts the chances of Red Bull's campaign for a 2026 engine rule change, suggesting it is driven by concerns over their own engine development. Wolff supports the approved power unit regulations and believes F1 should embrace innovation and confront challenges. He dismisses Christian Horner's concerns about the proposed power ratio and downshifting, expressing confidence in F1's ability to find solutions. Wolff envisions a modern Formula 1 car in 2026 with improved sustainability and aerodynamic efficiency. The regulations will not be changed or postponed, as they have been developed with the involvement of auto manufacturers like Audi and Honda.
Click here to read the full article by Edward Hardy (formula1news.co.uk).
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AlphaTauri is introducing a new floor during the British Grand Prix to address the biggest weakness of their AT04 car this season. They have struggled with late-entry instability and mid-corner understeer. Although the team has made some progress with previous upgrades, they still need significant improvement to be competitive at all types of tracks. The upcoming floor upgrade is expected to target these weaknesses and make the car more competitive. Alfa Romeo is also bringing upgrades to improve their high-speed performance, while Williams is expected to impact the midfield battle for seventh to tenth places in the standings with their development parts at Silverstone.
Click here to read the full article by Edd Straw (the-race.com).
The Austrian Grand Prix was a thrilling event filled with exciting moments. The event drew a large crowd of campers, creating a lively party atmosphere. Ferrari drivers arrived in their SF-90 cars, while other drivers brought their girlfriends and families. A fan ambushed Verstappen for a picture during an interview, and teams paid their respects to Dilano van 't Hoff.
Valtteri Bottas has acquired a Mercedes-AMG ONE worth $2.7 million. This extraordinary vehicle features an F1 power unit boasting an impressive 1,063 horsepower, and only 275 of these cars were produced.