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McLaren's Zak Brown has expressed concern about the tightening alliance between Red Bull and sister team AlphaTauri, emphasizing the potential for an unfair advantage. AlphaTauri, traditionally a feeder outfit for Red Bull, is undergoing further rebranding and planning closer ties with Red Bull. Brown believes the A/B team co-ownership is a serious issue for the fairness of the sport and urges Formula One and the FIA to address it before it leads to an imbalance similar to Formula One's past. Red Bull's Christian Horner insists AlphaTauri operates independently, and the FIA plans to issue further guidance on the matter amid concerns.
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The FIA has released start times for all 24 races in what is expected to be the longest-ever Formula 1 season. Despite complaints from locals about last year's Las Vegas Grand Prix extending beyond the 2 am local curfew, the FIA confirmed the race will maintain its 10 pm start time for the F1 2024 season. Fans affected by disruptions were compensated with merchandise vouchers. Free practice session times for the upcoming season are pending, providing Formula 1 the opportunity to make adjustments and avoid a repeat of past issues.
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Audi is joining Formula 1 in 2026, and Esteban Ocon, a race-winning driver currently with Alpine, is a top contender for their driver lineup, according to reports. With 133 Grand Prix starts, Ocon is out of contract in 2024, and his consistent performance makes him a strong candidate. The potential lineup of Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg could provide Audi with valuable experience as they enter F1, especially considering Alpine's challenges and managerial changes in the 2024 season.
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McLaren kicked off 2024 with a surprise mid-January reveal. Despite only revealing the livery of the MCL38 challenger, there is substantial new information and speculation surrounding McLaren. The team, aspiring to gain a more competitive edge against Red Bull this year, has some noteworthy developments to keep an eye on.
McLaren has become the first Formula 1 team to unveil its 2024 look by revealing the livery for the upcoming season. It features more papaya, which has been a staple of the color scheme since 2018, and anthracite, another dominant color, along with hints of chrome. The 2024 challenger will be named the MCL38 and is due to break cover on February 14, when the team completes a shakedown at Silverstone.