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Sports stars, including Rory McIlroy, Anthony Joshua, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Patrick Mahomes, and Travis Kelce, have made significant investments in the Alpine Formula One team during its latest €200m funding round. These investments reflect the team's growth and the broader appeal of Formula 1. McIlroy and Joshua cited their passion for excellence and the team's heritage, while Trent Alexander-Arnold noted his excitement about the high-pressure environment in Formula 1 and the sport's growth. Additionally, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce expressed their passion for various sports and their eagerness to lead an investor group with Otro Capital in Alpine F1.
Click here to read the full article by Callum Williams (insidersport.com)
Bianca Bustamante has joined the McLaren Formula 1 team's driver development program and will race for ART Grand Prix in the 2024 F1 Academy. She is the first female driver signed to McLaren's junior program. McLaren made this announcement ahead of the 2023 United States Grand Prix, where the F1 Academy season concludes. Cisco will also partner with McLaren for the F1 Academy, and Bustamante aims to improve her performance in the upcoming season.
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Daniel Ricciardo is set to return to racing at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, after recovering from a hand injury he sustained during a crash at the Dutch Grand Prix. Liam Lawson had replaced him for several races, but he is confirmed to be back in the Alpha Tauri team, although it hasn't been officially announced. Ricciardo is eager to race in Austin and is committed to competing for Alpha Tauri in 2024.
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Formula 1 returns to Circuit of the Americas for the United States Grand Prix. With five races left in the season, F1 Fantasy players must decide when to use their 3X DRS Boost and Limitless chips. Max Verstappen is a strong 3X play, while the 2X chip can go to Carlos Sainz, George Russell, or Lando Norris. Sergio Perez's recent poor form makes him a risky choice. For Limitless, consider Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton, Norris, Charles Leclerc, Sainz, Russell, and Oscar Piastri. Red Bull remains a strong constructor, but the difference between the top 3 constructors is significant, so choose wisely. Recent history at COTA favors Verstappen, Hamilton, Leclerc, and Norris. Daniel Ricciardo returns to Alpha Tauri, and his price may affect your team choices. The weather in Austin looks favorable. Lineups lock on Friday due to the Sprint race, so adjust your team accordingly based on practice data and simulations.
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It might be unexpected, but Ferrari's team principal, Fred Vasseur, has expressed reservations about a rule change that allows all teams to increase their spending. What's intriguing is that James Vowles, the team principal of Williams, a team that hasn't been one of Formula 1's big spenders for nearly 20 years, is supporting this increase in spending. What could be the reason for this change?