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Verstappen rejects Hamilton's call to restrict development, Williams hires new Chief Technical Officer, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
Max Verstappen has dismissed Lewis Hamilton's complaints about Red Bull's ability to switch focus to next year's car, suggesting that Hamilton's perspective has changed since his own dominant period. Hamilton called for a rule preventing teams from developing the next season's car until August 1 of the current year to impede dominant teams. Verstappen countered by highlighting that such concerns were not raised when Hamilton was winning championships. Verstappen emphasized that looking ahead to the next year is normal in Formula 1, and people should remember how things were when they were winning.
Click here to read the full article by Oliver Harden (planetf1.com).
Williams has hired a new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) to fill the role that has been vacant since 2019. The team's Team Principal, James Vowles, confirmed the appointment but did not reveal the identity of the new CTO. The CTO will also act as the Technical Director temporarily until a permanent replacement is found. Vowles expressed confidence in the team's technical structure and mentioned plans to strengthen the aero department by hiring a new Head of Aerodynamics.
Click here to read the full article by Rory Mitchell (racingnews365.com)
Formula 1 and DHL have announced a trial of sustainable solutions to reach Net Zero by 2030. The sport has implemented various initiatives, including biofueled trucks and the use of biofuels at certain races. The trial in Austria will feature a low-carbon energy system, powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil biofuel and solar panels, aiming for a 90% carbon reduction compared to last year's Austrian Grand Prix. Formula 1 aims to drive innovation and reduce its carbon footprint through sustainable practices.
Click here to read the full article by Balazs Szabo (f1technical.net).
Lando Norris defended journalist Mariana Becker during an interview at the Austrian Grand Prix when another reporter called him a liar. Norris stood up for Becker, asserting that he was telling the truth in response to her question about McLaren's weekend upgrades. McLaren is introducing a substantial number of upgrades for Norris and his teammate's car, which will transform the MCL60 into a 'B-spec' car. These upgrades will be implemented over multiple race weekends.
Click here to read the full article by Henry Valantine (planetf1.com)
Mercedes team principal and CEO Toto Wolff celebrates 10 years with the team and reminisces about some memorable moments.