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F1 Fast Five: Briatore returns to F1 with Alpine advisory role, Ferrari unveils major upgrades for Spanish GP, and other big updates

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Briatore returns to F1 with Alpine advisory role, Ferrari unveils major upgrades for Spanish GP, and other big updates
  • Briatore returns to F1 with Alpine advisory role
  • Ferrari unveils major upgrades for Spanish GP 
  • Hamilton criticizes Silverstone ticket prices
  • Albon and Sargeant shake up Team Torque
  • What's next for Newey?

Briatore returns to F1 with Alpine advisory role

Flavio Briatore has returned to Formula 1 by joining Alpine as an executive advisor. Despite being banned from F1 for his involvement in the Crashgate controversy in 2008, Briatore's lifetime ban was overturned in 2010. His appointment comes as Alpine faces challenges on the track and crucial decisions regarding engine strategy for the upcoming 2026 regulations.

Click here to read the full article by James Dielhenn (crash.net)

Ferrari unveils major upgrades for Spanish GP 

Ferrari is gearing up for the Spanish Grand Prix with significant upgrades aimed at overcoming their struggles in Canada. Visual inspections reveal modifications to sidepods, 'Cobra' winglets, and the rear wing, with a focus on improving performance and setting the stage for future developments. The adjustments include reshaping the sidepods to enhance airflow and optimizing the 'Cobra' winglets to alter airflow and vortices. Additionally, Ferrari is introducing a medium-high downforce rear wing to strike the right balance between previous specifications. These changes signify a concerted effort to regain competitive ground in the Formula 1 championship.

Click here to read the full article by Matt Somerfield & Giorgio Piola (motorsport.com)

Hamilton criticizes Silverstone ticket prices

Lewis Hamilton slammed Silverstone organizers for expensive ticket prices, noting the financial strain on fans amidst rising living costs. Despite predictions by Chris Sylt, F1's popularity surge and Liberty Media's ownership haven't led to sold-out events. Organizers blamed Max Verstappen's dominance, but fans cite high ticket costs as the primary deterrent. Hamilton empathized with fans, urging better accessibility and affordability while suggesting his team reconsider merchandise pricing to alleviate financial burdens.

Click here to read the full article at pitpass.com

Albon and Sargeant shake up Team Torque

In this episode of Team Torque, Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant mix things up. They begin by sharing how they spent their weekends after the Grand Prix, with Logan enjoying some training, golf, and relaxation. The duo also discusses football, makes predictions for the Euros 2024, and answers a few more questions.

What's next for Newey?

Adrian Newey recently toured Aston Martin in secret, with reports suggesting he may sign a deal with the team. While this is what the media claims, Kym Illman has his own take. In this video, he shares what he heard at the 2024 Spanish GP, from the Aston Martin rumor to the potential Carlos Sainz Williams contract. Click here to watch the video.

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