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F1 Fast Five: Red Bull develops 'three cars' simultaneously, How Magnussen can retain his Haas seat, and other big updates

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Red Bull develops 'three cars' simultaneously, How Magnussen can retain his Haas seat, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Red Bull develops 'three cars' simultaneously, How Magnussen can retain his Haas seat, and other big updates
  • Red Bull develops 'three cars' simultaneously
  • How Magnussen can retain his Haas seat
  • Doohan steps in for Ocon in Canadian FP1
  • Swiss authorities close Sauber investigation
  • Is Bearman the next big thing?

Red Bull develops 'three cars' simultaneously

Red Bull's technical director, Pierre Wache, explained that the team is currently focusing on three cars due to increased competition from Ferrari and McLaren in Formula 1. They're working hard to update their RB20 to stay ahead, especially as each team has recently secured a grand prix victory. "For the current year and next year's development, we have three cars to work on, [also with] 2026 that is a big change," Wache explained.

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

How Magnussen can retain his Haas seat

Kevin Magnussen had hoped for a better 2024 Formula 1 season after a challenging 2023, but he continues to struggle compared to his teammate Nico Hulkenberg. Despite improvements in the car and tire management, Magnussen's qualifying pace hasn't matched Hulkenberg’s. Magnussen needs to improve his qualifying and racecraft to secure his place in Formula 1 for 2025.

Click here to read the full article by Jake Boxall-Legge (motorsport.com)

Doohan steps in for Ocon in Canadian FP1

This weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix, Jack Doohan will replace Esteban Ocon for Alpine's opening practice session, which marks his first appearance of the season. Doohan has participated in four FP1 sessions with Alpine in the past two years. This opportunity allows him to familiarize himself with the 2024 machinery and provide feedback to the team. It also fulfills one of the mandatory rookie outings each team must run per season.

Click here to read the full article by Fergal Walsh (racingnews365.com)

Swiss authorities close Sauber Investigation

Before Audi assumes full ownership in 2026, Sauber re-branded temporarily as 'Kick' and 'Sauber' this season due to gambling advertising restrictions in certain regions, with Stake, an online casino, being one of the sponsors. Swiss authorities initiated proceedings against Sauber pre-season to investigate potential legal violations with the new branding, but the investigation was subsequently dropped after determining that Sauber's international presence and the inaccessibility of Stake's services in Switzerland rendered the sponsorship compliant with regulations.

Click here to read the full article at grandprix.com

Is Bearman the next big thing?

After Oliver Bearman's F1 debut at the 2024 Saudi Arabian GP, his name was everywhere! When he filled in for Sainz earlier this year, he broke several records and scored a point for Ferrari in his first-ever race. He's a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy and a reserve driver for both Ferrari and Haas. Now, there is a lot of speculation about Bearman's future with Haas in 2025, but first, here's his profile.

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