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F1 Fast Five: Ricciardo speaks on 'Hollywood' future rumors, Why Ferrari rolled back to Imola-spec upgrades, and other big updates

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Ricciardo speaks on 'Hollywood' future rumors, Why Ferrari rolled back to Imola-spec upgrades,  and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Ricciardo speaks on 'Hollywood' future rumors, Why Ferrari rolled back to Imola-spec upgrades, and other big updates
  • Ricciardo speaks on 'Hollywood' future rumors
  • Why Ferrari rolled back to Imola-spec upgrades 
  • Hamilton 'hasn't looked' into purchasing a MotoGP team
  • Vowles surprises Albon with helicopter ride
  • Touring the Haas factory with Bearman

Ricciardo speaks on 'Hollywood' future rumors

Daniel Ricciardo didn't comment on rumors about him replacing Sergio Perez at Red Bull, describing Formula 1 as increasingly resembling Hollywood with its dramatic narratives. Ricciardo's future with Red Bull is uncertain due to a mixed season and hints from Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko about changes. Liam Lawson, who filled in for Ricciardo before, is also in the mix and will test Red Bull's RB20 car soon. Ricciardo didn't make any predictions, but he talked about how unpredictable the sport is.

Click here to read the full article by Taylor Powling (motorsportweek.com)

Why Ferrari rolled back to Imola-spec upgrades 

Ferrari introduced new upgrades at Imola to tackle performance issues. These upgrades initially showed promise and helped Ferrari win the Monaco Grand Prix. However, subsequent upgrades in Spain made the car bounce more in fast corners. To solve this, Ferrari went back to using the Imola-spec parts to make the car more stable, even though they admitted there was some drop in performance compared to Monaco. The team is still working on improving the setup, especially at tricky circuits like Silverstone.

Click here to read the full article by Jake Boxall-Legge (motorsport.com)

Hamilton 'hasn't looked' into purchasing a MotoGP team

Lewis Hamilton addressed rumors about him possibly owning a MotoGP team at the British Grand Prix. He likes MotoGP and might be interested in its growth, but he hasn't tried to buy the Gresini MotoGP team yet. He talked about his plans to own sports teams, like his recent involvement with the Denver Broncos, and said he's interested in more opportunities like that in the future. "I’ve always loved MotoGP," Hamilton stated. “I am interested in the potential growth of the sport. But I haven’t looked that far into it yet. But anything is possible. I am definitely interested in equity."

Click here to read the full article by Alex Harrington (si.com)

Vowles surprises Albon with helicopter ride

Who would have expected Vowles to have a special skill like flying a chopper? Well, it turns out that Williams Team Principal James Vowles surprised Alex Albon with a helicopter ride ahead of the British GP. Before deciding to take the scenic route, Vowles revealed that he plans to learn a new skill every year and secretly learned to fly a helicopter.

Touring the Haas factory with Bearman

Ever since Ollie Bearman delivered a sensational F1 debut appearance as a substitute for Carlos Sainz at Ferrari in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, it has become increasingly likely that he would find himself back in F1 next year – this time with a full-time seat. And on Thursday, ahead of the British Grand Prix, Haas revealed they had snapped him up on a multi-year deal. Join the visibly excited Bearman as he takes us on a tour of the Haas Banbury factory.

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