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The AlphaTauri F1 team, set for a 2024 rebranding, initially considered a 'Racing Bulls' identity, but recent leaks suggest a departure from that plan. Instead, 'Visa Cash App RB' briefly surfaced, indicating a finalized decision for the team's name. The use of 'RB' is expected to be confirmed officially next month, with Visa and Cash App showcasing ongoing American sponsorship interest in F1.
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Team bosses in Formula 1 are expressing concerns over the deepening alliance between Red Bull and AlphaTauri. The worries stem from AlphaTauri's improved performance in the 2023 season after a challenging start, with McLaren's Zak Brown openly criticizing the collaboration and calling for regulatory changes. The key concern for rival teams is the threat posed by AlphaTauri, seen as a potential contender for Constructors' Championship points, resulting in financial implications for competitors like McLaren and Aston Martin. The self-interest-driven opposition reflects the competitive nature of F1, echoing Ron Dennis's famous remark to Eddie Jordan about entering the "Piranha Club."
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FIA president Mohammed ben Sulayem emphasizes the need for increased attention to motorsport in Africa as the FIA launches its 'Motorsport in a Box' initiative. This initiative aims to generate grassroots interest, coinciding with Lewis Hamilton's advocacy for including Africa in the F1 schedule. Despite previous plans for F1's return to South Africa facing obstacles, FIA president Sulayem seeks to broaden involvement in Africa, exploring opportunities beyond Kyalami and South Africa. The FIA is also considering an electric championship for Africa as part of its efforts to strengthen ties and promote Motorsport on the continent.
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The new head of the Haas F1 team, Ayao Komatsu, has a big job ahead. He has to follow in the footsteps of the previous leader, Guenther Steiner, and quickly bring Haas up from the bottom of the constructors' championship. Komatsu has a plan and wants to make it clear that he's not trying to be exactly like Guenther Steiner.
Why do the best drivers pay the most for their super licenses? Max Verstappen is looking at a hefty payment of over €1 million to participate in the 2024 Formula 1 season, setting a new record for the most expensive super license. Logan Sargeant, on the other hand, has to pay less than €13,000. Learn about the bizarre system behind F1 super license fees.