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F1 Fast Five: May 26, 2023

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FIA's revealing report on upgraded W14, Leclerc responds to contract speculation, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

  • FIA's revealing report on upgraded W14
  • Leclerc responds to contract speculation
  • Six W14 upgrades detailed
  • Albon’s crash draws red flag in FP1
  • Style your livery: Williams edition

FIA's revealing report on upgraded W14

A Mercedes sidepod

Mercedes has introduced significant upgrades to their W14 car for the Monaco Grand Prix, including revised side pods, a new cooling layout, front suspension, floor, and rear wing. The team downplays the potential gains but expects improved performance. Ferrari has delayed their major upgrade to the Spanish Grand Prix, with only minor changes for Monaco. Red Bull made tweaks to their rear wing and front suspension, while Alpine, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, and Aston Martin also brought various modifications to their cars. Haas introduced a new front-wing design with five supports.

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Leclerc responds to contract speculation

Charles Leclerc

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has revealed that discussions regarding a new contract with the team have not yet begun amidst speculation about his future with the Scuderia. The 25-year-old, who joined Ferrari in 2019 from Alfa Romeo, currently has just over a year remaining on his existing deal. Despite criticism for mistakes made this season, Leclerc maintains his love for Ferrari and remains unfazed by rumors surrounding his future. He expressed his commitment to focusing on improving the team's performance on the track, acknowledging that they have not yet reached their desired level of competitiveness. 

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Six W14 upgrades detailed

Mercedes in the garage

Mercedes has made several key revisions to its W14 car after a disappointing start to the season. The changes include lifting the top wishbone forward leg in the front suspension, modifying the floor fences, improving the sidepod inlet, widening the sidepods and bodywork, adjusting the rear wing camber, and adding rear brake duct winglets. These modifications aim to enhance cooling performance, increase downforce, improve flow to the rear wing, and optimize rear floor load.

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Albon’s crash draws red flag in FP1

Alex Albon crashed on the track

Alex Albon's Monaco Grand Prix weekend got off to a rough start when he crashed into the barriers during the first practice session. The incident caused a red flag, and since there was not enough time to repair the barriers, the session did not resume. Albon lost control of his Williams and collided with the barriers near the start-finish line, dislodging both the left front and rear tires. Fortunately, he only suffered a minor impact on his knees. Prior to the crash, Albon had a solid session, setting a lap time faster than his teammate and even faster than George Russell's Mercedes. Albon expressed hope for unpredictable weather conditions to boost Williams' chances of a strong performance in the race. 

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Style your livery: Williams edition

Join the excitement on Williams Racing's official Twitter page and have your say in determining the stunning livery design that will adorn the FW45.

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