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Mercedes unveiling upgrades at Silverstone, F1's “11th team” debuts, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
Mercedes is set to introduce a new front wing as part of its upgrade package for the British Grand Prix. The team had previously made progress with a significant update at the Monaco Grand Prix, resulting in a double podium finish at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. However, they struggled with balance issues and track limit infringements in the Austrian Grand Prix. The upcoming race at Silverstone presents an opportunity for Mercedes to recover, with the support of a home crowd. Silverstone provides an opportunity to bounce back with home support, and Trackside Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin confirmed the upcoming upgrades. Red Bull continues to dominate the season, but Mercedes aims to compete with Ferrari, Aston Martin, and McLaren.
Click here to read the full article by Ewan Gale (racingnews365.com).
Race fans at Silverstone were treated to the first glimpse of APX GP, a new contender in Formula 1, as filming for the movie 'APEX' featuring Brad Pitt commenced. The mock-up F1 car, based on an F2 machine, was seen on the track, and the production crews had their own garage and pit wall for filming. The movie follows Pitt's character, veteran driver Sonny Hayes, who comes out of retirement to help his teammate Joshua Pearce, played by Damson Idris, win the world championship. Lewis Hamilton is involved in the film's production, and Mercedes and its sponsors have a prominent presence on the APX GP car. Several track sessions have been reserved for APX GP during the British Grand Prix weekend.
Click here to read the full article by Phillip van Osten (f1i.com).
Red Bull continues its dominant streak in F1, winning every race so far, with Verstappen leading the pack while Perez struggles. Ferrari's Leclerc and Sainz have consistently finished in the top 6 at Silverstone, showing improved pace and tire wear. Mercedes, with Hamilton and Russell, aims to rebound after a disappointing finish in the last race. Aston Martin needs a strong performance as Alonso's form has declined, while Alpine and McLaren look to bounce back from their recent struggles. Haas, Williams, Alpha Tauri, and Alfa Romeo face various challenges but hope for decent results.
Click here to read the full article by Jinx Eugene (f1moneygang.com).
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While other drivers push for larger paychecks, Lewis Hamilton's contract negotiation is totally different. The man who increased Mercedes' market value to an outstanding 10 figures is aiming for an ownership stake, which is like no other.