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The Haas VF-24, the first car unveiled this season, features a modified paint scheme, and the team has released 3D renders showcasing several changes. The most notable alteration is seen in the design of the sidepods, reflecting the development trajectory pursued during the previous year. The team has adopted a downwash ramp-style sidepod solution, reminiscent of the Red Bull RB19's design, with an elongated lower lip. Other adjustments include a smoother upper surface, a redesigned engine cover with enlarged cooling gills, and rear-end modifications influenced by Alpine, all contributing to potential aerodynamic enhancements.
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Andretti Cadillac has responded to Formula 1's rejection of their bid for the 2025/26 grid, disputing claims that they lack competitiveness and emphasizing the FIA's initial approval. Formula 1 argued that Andretti's proposal to build two different cars in its first two years raised concerns about their understanding of the challenge. Andretti clarified that their focus has been on 2026, citing a four-month delay since the FIA ruling. They also addressed the missed meeting invitation, attributing it to an email issue and expressing eagerness for a discussion on commercial matters. Despite the rejection, Andretti insists that preparations for F1 continue, leaving the door open for a potential entry in 2028 once Cadillac develops its engine.
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Lewis Hamilton is set to join Ferrari in 2025, activating a break clause in his two-year deal with Mercedes after just one season. When he arrives in Maranello, he will be welcomed by three familiar faces integral to Ferrari: Frederic Vasseur, who ran Hamilton to the 2006 GP2 title; Jock Clear, Hamilton's former performance engineer at Mercedes; and Loic Serra, a highly rated figure whose departure from Mercedes influenced Hamilton's decision to leave.
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Former F1 driver, Romain Grosjean, expressed his surprise at Lewis Hamilton leaving Mercedes and shared his thoughts on the situation. Grosjean thinks Hamilton is likely looking for something new, and considering Ferrari's performance as the only non-Red Bull team to win a race last season, Hamilton may see them as a better option. Hamilton joining Leclerc will make for an interesting team.
Lewis Hamilton's move to Ferrari comes with its own advantages and disadvantages, which means there are definitely winners and losers from this shocking move. Ferrari stands out as the major victor in this arrangement, as they acquired a 7-time World Champion, a decision that is undoubtedly advantageous. On the flip side, Carlos Sainz may become a sought-after option in the driver market, but losing one's job is never a pleasant experience.