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F1 Fast Five: Mercedes prepares dual upgrades ahead of summer break, Leclerc laments 'nightmare' British GP performance, and other big updates

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Mercedes prepares dual upgrades ahead of summer break, Leclerc laments 'nightmare' British GP performance, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Mercedes prepares dual upgrades ahead of summer break, Leclerc laments 'nightmare' British GP performance, and other big updates
  • Mercedes prepares dual upgrades ahead of summer break
  • Leclerc laments 'nightmare' British GP performance
  • Ferrari key director reportedly leaves for Aston Martin
  • Key talking points from the British Grand Prix
  • FIA admits mistake in handling Verstappen-Norris collision

Mercedes prepares dual upgrades ahead of summer break

Mercedes plans to continue improving their 2024 Formula 1 car with more upgrades in Budapest and Spa following Lewis Hamilton's recent win at the British Grand Prix. Team principal Toto Wolff emphasized their progress in development and confirmed they will introduce new parts to stay competitive after back-to-back victories.

Click here to read the full article by Filip Cleeren (motorsport.com)

Leclerc laments 'nightmare' British GP performance

Charles Leclerc described his British Grand Prix as “worse than a nightmare” after another poor performance since his Monaco win. He failed to score points because a pit stop for intermediate tires came too early, which caused him to get lapped. Leclerc admitted the pit stop was a mistake and felt very frustrated.

Click here to read the full article by Connor McDonagh (crash.net)

Ferrari key director reportedly leaves for Aston Martin

The Technical Director for the Chassis Area at Scuderia Ferrari, Enrico Cardile, has resigned, effective immediately. He has worked at Ferrari for nearly two decades and helped a lot with their Formula 1 cars, especially in chassis development and aerodynamics. Team Principal Frederic Vasseur will temporarily take over his duties. Rumors say Cardile might join Aston Martin, and Ferrari could bring in Adrian Newey from Red Bull as a 'super consultant.'

Click here to read the full article by Lydia Mee (si.com)

Key talking points from the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton celebrated a remarkable comeback at the British Grand Prix, ending a two-and-a-half-year winless streak in Formula 1 with his ninth victory at Silverstone. Despite challenges from Max Verstappen and a strategic error from Lando Norris, Hamilton's well-timed tire strategy and emotional finish marked a significant milestone in his career.

Click here to read the full article by Joe Holding (topgear.com)

FIA admits mistake in handling Verstappen-Norris collision

The FIA admitted they should have given Max Verstappen a black and white warning flag for moving under braking and colliding with Lando Norris at Turn 3 on lap 64. Verstappen got a 10-second penalty and two penalty points, finishing fifth, while Norris had to retire because of punctures. McLaren criticized the stewards for not dealing with Verstappen's aggressive driving, which they had also criticized in 2021 incidents with Lewis Hamilton. At the British GP, both drivers said the issue was over, but FIA race director Niels Wittich said in a team managers' meeting that they should have shown the warning flag earlier for Verstappen's actions.

Click here to read the full article at racingnews365.com

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