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Aston Martin confirms Alonso's commitment, Newey concerned about 2026 power unit regulations, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
Aston Martin's team principal, Mike Krack, is cautious about predicting his team's future performance. However, he has confirmed that Fernando Alonso will remain with the team for several years, which is viewed positively. Krack emphasizes the importance of providing Alonso with a competitive car and keeping his motivation alive. He focuses on taking each race as it comes and working hard for success.
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Formula 1 will have new power unit regulations in 2026, prioritizing sustainability and attracting more manufacturers. Red Bull's Adrian Newey is concerned that these changes could create big performance gaps between suppliers, affecting close racing. The previous hybrid regulations in 2014 saw Mercedes dominate, and Newey fears a similar scenario in 2026. Although the gap has since narrowed, Newey fears another shake-up in 2026 could lead to a significant gap that takes time to close.
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Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has dismissed reports of Sergio Perez being sacked despite his recent disappointing performances in Monaco and Spain. Perez, who had a strong start to the season, faced pressure to challenge his teammate Max Verstappen. However, crashes and issues in qualifying have led to a significant point gap between them. Marko stated that Perez's position was never in jeopardy, and Red Bull is still satisfied with him. The team aims to secure top positions in the drivers' and constructors' championships while Perez looks to bounce back in the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton and Shakira continue to fuel rumors of a blossoming relationship. The pair were recently spotted together on a boat trip in Miami, adding to their string of public encounters. Speculation grew stronger when Shakira attended the Spanish Grand Prix and later dined with Hamilton and a small group of friends in Barcelona. During a break in the F1 calendar, Hamilton returned to Miami and was seen crossing paths with Shakira at a restaurant before picking her up from her mansion in a luxurious speedboat. People Magazine has reported that the duo is in the early stages of a "fun and flirty" relationship. While there were previous rumors linking Shakira to Tom Cruise, it appears she is interested in maintaining a friendship with the Hollywood actor.
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Ferrari has returned to the top class after an absence since 1973, and they are joined by various other manufacturers. Well-known former F1 stars such as Sebastien Bourdais, Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley, Daniil Kyvat, and other ex-F1 drivers are participating in the Le Mans 24 race.