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F1 Fast Five: Ferrari weighs Red Bull's suspension for Hamilton's debut, Red Bull Ring extends MotoGP contracts to 2030, and other big updates

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Ferrari weighs Red Bull's suspension for Hamilton's debut, Red Bull Ring extends MotoGP contracts to 2030, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Ferrari weighs Red Bull's suspension for Hamilton's debut, Red Bull Ring extends MotoGP contracts to 2030, and other big updates
  • Ferrari weighs Red Bull's suspension for Hamilton's debut
  • Red Bull Ring extends MotoGP contracts to 2030
  • Italian engineer quits Ferrari for Mercedes after 23 years
  • Leclerc's sensation Monaco GP victory
  • Shovlin talks Monaco GP upgrades and issues

Ferrari weighs Red Bull's suspension for Hamilton's debut

Ferrari is considering a major overhaul for its 2025 Formula 1 car in response to the diminishing returns on upgrades for its current SF-24 model. Despite recent progress and being embroiled in a title fight, the team faces challenges in finding significant performance gains within existing regulations. This potential shift in direction includes adopting a pull-rod front suspension concept, similar to Red Bull's successful design, which could require a new chassis. Ferrari's strategic adjustment aims to maintain competitiveness in the fiercely contested championship battle against Red Bull and McLaren.

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

Red Bull Ring extends MotoGP contracts to 2030

The Red Bull Ring in Austria has recently extended its contracts with both Formula One and MotoGP until 2030. Owner Mark Mateschitz expressed joy in securing MotoGP, praising its pure racing appeal. MotoGP CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta also commended the track's beauty and its significance to Austrian motorsport.

Click here to read the full article by Balazs Szabo (f1technical.com)

Italian engineer quits Ferrari for Mercedes after 23 years

Simone Resta has ended his 23-year career at Ferrari and will join Mercedes as their strategic development director next year. This move follows his departure from Haas at the start of 2024, where he worked since 2021 to bolster the technical partnership with Ferrari. At Mercedes, he will reunite with James Allison, Ferrari's technical director from 2013-2016. Resta's career began with Minardi in the late 1990s, and he joined Ferrari in 2001, where he eventually became their chief designer in 2014.

Click here to read the full article by Samuel Coop (racingnews365.com)

Leclerc's sensation Monaco GP victory

Take a peek behind the scenes of the tactical race in Round 8 of the 2024 Formula 1 season. Local favorite Charles Leclerc won the Monaco Grand Prix, fulfilling his childhood dream and giving Scuderia Ferrari HP its tenth victory in the Principality. Carlos Sainz finished third, adding to the team's success. Leclerc's win was a big deal for both the team and the city.

Shovlin talks Monaco GP upgrades and issues

Miles talks about the Monaco Grand Prix with Andrew Shovlin, the Mercedes Trackside Engineering Director. Mercedes made some upgrades before the race, and Shovlin answered fans' questions. He explained why only one car had the new front wing, the cause of George's vibrations on Friday, and why Mercedes didn't use soft tires for Hamilton in the third stint.

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