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F1 Fast Five: Verstappen reveals special ‘fan tribute’ helmet, Why F1 could 'bail on' Monaco, and other big updates

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Verstappen reveals special ‘fan tribute’ helmet, Why F1 could 'bail on' Monaco, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Verstappen reveals special ‘fan tribute’ helmet, Why F1 could 'bail on' Monaco, and other big updates
  • Verstappen reveals special ‘fan tribute’ helmet
  • Why F1 could 'bail on' Monaco
  • Horner hits back at Mercedes 'downgrade' remark
  • McLaren confirms upgrades for future races
  • Red Bull duo call out drivers

Verstappen reveals special ‘fan tribute’ helmet

Max Verstappen revealed a new helmet design at the Spanish Grand Prix to honor his fans and family. The helmet features vibrant orange as a tribute to his supporters and his father's legacy. Verstappen plans to wear it at select European races known for their enthusiastic orange-clad fans.

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

Why F1 could 'bail on' Monaco

Zak Brown bluntly warns that Monaco's place on the F1 calendar is in jeopardy due to financial issues, and he stresses the importance of monetary contributions from race promoters. Despite initial enthusiasm from teams regarding proposed 2026 regulations, subsequent scrutiny by drivers and team representatives reveals concerns about potential negative impacts. Brown advocates for retaining iconic circuits like Monaco while exploring new, lucrative markets. He also highlights the need for financial viability in maintaining the sport's strength.

Click here to read the full article at pitpass.com

Horner hits back at Mercedes 'downgrade' remark

Red Bull's team principal, Christian Horner, responded to Mercedes' suggestion that their recent upgrade might have slowed them down by cheekily stating, "Even with our downgrade, we managed to beat their upgrade." This remark came after Red Bull's victory at the Canadian Grand Prix, where Mercedes' George Russell finished third despite starting on pole position. Horner acknowledged the challenges faced by Red Bull with their car's weaknesses but expressed confidence heading into circuits that favor aerodynamic performance. 

Click here to read the full article by Jonathan Noble (motorsport.com)

McLaren confirms upgrades for future races

McLaren's consistent upgrades to the MCL38 have solidified their position as frontrunners in Formula 1, which is evident from their top points tally over the last three races. Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri are driving really well and making the most of the car's potential, even on tough tracks like Canada. McLaren is efficient with their development, using simulators and wind tunnels effectively to improve performance. With upcoming upgrades focusing on specific parts, McLaren looks set to stay competitive, especially since they've fixed past weaknesses.

Click here to read the full article by Jaden Diaz-Ndisang (lastwordonsports.com)

Red Bull duo call out drivers

Ahead of the Montreal Grand Prix, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Yuki Tsunoda, and Daniel Ricciardo joined Marissa Roberto to call out some other Formula 1 drivers for fun. Pictures of all the drivers on the grid are laid out on the table, and the four drivers are answering various questions, such as who the slowest driver is and who would drive if they all went out together, among others.

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