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F1 Fast Five: Pourchaire receives death threats after IndyCar incident, Ricciardo reportedly 'protected by Horner,' and other big updates

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Pourchaire receives death threats after IndyCar incident, Ricciardo reportedly 'protected by Horner' in Red Bull power struggle, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Pourchaire receives death threats after IndyCar incident, Ricciardo reportedly 'protected by Horner,' and other big updates
  • Pourchaire receives death threats after IndyCar incident
  • Ricciardo reportedly 'protected by Horner' in Red Bull power struggle
  • Ocon's Alpine exit is not related to Monaco incident
  • Leclerc follows Monaco win with business venture
  • Hamilton takes on spicy wings

Pourchaire receives death threats after IndyCar incident

Arrow McLaren's Theo Pourchaire received hate and death threats after colliding with Agustin Canapino at the IndyCar Detroit Grand Prix, for which he was penalized. Canapino dropped from sixth place due to the incident. Pourchaire, who is competing in his fourth IndyCar race, was saddened by the online abuse he received. 

Click here to read the full article by Lewis Larkam (crash.net)

Ricciardo reportedly 'protected by Horner' in Red Bull power struggle

Andrew Benson reports that within Red Bull, a power struggle has erupted, leaving Yuki Tsunoda unable to secure a seat due to Daniel Ricciardo's protection by team principal Christian Horner. Despite Tsunoda's superior performance, Ricciardo's favored status complicates matters. Helmut Marko's diminished influence in the conflict further hampers Tsunoda's prospects. With Helmut Marko's influence diminished, Tsunoda considers options outside Red Bull, including teams like Williams, Haas, or Alpine.

Click here to read the full article by Michelle Foster (planetf1.com)

Ocon's Alpine exit is not related to Monaco incident

Esteban Ocon and Alpine are splitting after five years, mainly due to the team's poor performance, not his clash with teammate Pierre Gasly. Sky Sports reporter Craig Slater confirmed this and dispelled any speculation. While Audi has shown interest in Ocon as a backup plan, Haas seems to be a more viable destination, with Sauber's Valtteri Bottas also in contention. 

Click here to read the full article by Michael Delaney (f1i.com)

Leclerc follows Monaco win with business venture

Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Charles Leclerc has entered the business world by co-founding All Time with his brother and investing in Chrono24, a luxury watch platform. After his first Monaco Grand Prix win, Leclerc expressed deep emotions as he fulfilled a lifelong dream and thanked his father for his support. His investment in Chrono24 reflects his passion for watches and his desire to connect with the global watch community. 

Click here to read the full article by Marcus Chan (sportbible.com)

Hamilton takes on spicy wings

Lewis Hamilton is the most successful driver in Formula One history, with seven World Championships, 103 wins, and nearly 200 podium finishes. But how does he handle spicy wings? Find out as he tries the wings of death and talks about pre-race fashion, F1 lingo, and the mindset of being the hunter versus the hunted.

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