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Estrella Galicia 0.0 has rekindled its partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team, ending a three-year association with Ferrari. The Spanish beer brand, owned by brewer Hijos de Rivera, had a longstanding connection with driver Carlos Sainz and first entered F1 in 2015 with Toro Rosso. The move comes after Ferrari secured a multi-year deal with Asahi Europe and International Ltd, prompting Estrella Galicia to seek a return to McLaren, with McLaren boss Zak Brown expressing enthusiasm for the renewed collaboration.
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Guenther Steiner, departing as Haas Team Principal after the team's poor 2023 season, expressed his readiness to take a break from Formula 1. Steiner, instrumental in establishing Haas on the grid, plans to spend time with his family in the United States. Reflecting on his departure, Steiner mentioned it came through a phone call from owner Gene Haas, and he intends to take a break and focus on family responsibilities for the next few months.
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In 2026, Formula 1 will undergo significant changes with new engine regulations, aiming to attract new manufacturers and reduce team disparities. Currently, Mercedes, Ferrari, Honda, and Renault supply engines to all 10 teams, with Mercedes additionally supporting Aston Martin, McLaren, and Williams. The 2026 regulations retain 1.6 V-liter engines but eliminate the MGU-H system, compensated by increasing the MGU-K hybrid energy to 350kW, maintaining car power. Six engine suppliers, including Audi and Ford, in collaboration with Red Bull, are expected to be present in 2026, marking the highest number in over a decade. While most teams have confirmed their engines, Haas remains uncertain, possibly continuing with Ferrari.
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The future of Haas F1 hangs in the balance after the sudden and shocking departure of Guenther Steiner. And now, there's a growing trend of hiring team principals with strong engineering backgrounds or promoting from within, with an emphasis on cost-efficiency. How is this approach reshaping the landscape of F1 management, and what could it mean for the sport's future?
An iconic Las Vegas restaurant owner wrote an open letter on how Formula One disruptions significantly impacted business, and the letter has gained social media traction and even the attention of race coordinators. Ferraro mentioned that about 80 employees in his restaurant saw a 20% pay cut compared to last year due to a loss of over $2 million.