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F1 Fast Five: F1 debuts AI-designed trophy at Canadian GP, FIA unveils late changes to Montreal circuit, and other big updates

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F1 debuts AI-designed trophy at Canadian GP, FIA unveils late changes to Montreal circuit, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

F1 debuts AI-designed trophy at Canadian GP, FIA unveils late changes to Montreal circuit, and other big updates
  • F1 debuts AI-designed trophy at Canadian GP
  • FIA unveils late changes to Montreal circuit
  • McLaren CEO gets tattoo to celebrate Norris' first win
  • Hamilton questions 2026 rules overhaul
  • Albon & Sargeant talk Montreal

F1 debuts AI-designed trophy at Canadian GP

Formula One is debuting its first generative AI-designed trophy at the Canadian Grand Prix. AI helps teams analyze vast amounts of data, optimize car performance, and streamline operations, which significantly impacts speed and strategy. Red Bull executives highlight AI's potential to save resources, improve safety, and provide a competitive edge within the $145 million budget cap. AI also helps automate tasks and can potentially replace physical sensors on cars.

Click here to read the full article at ESPN.com

FIA unveils late changes to Montreal circuit

The FIA has made several adjustments to the Montreal circuit, including track limits, corners, DRS zones, and pitlane protocols. Drivers must navigate around specific orange bollards at Turns 9 and 14, and follow the run-off areas for Turns 1, 5, and 7 to ensure safe re-entry onto the track. DRS zones have been strategically repositioned with the first activation after Turn 7 and others post Turn 12 and Turn 14, which enhances the race's strategic elements. Additionally, the track has been fully resurfaced, the segment between Turns 7 and 8 lowered, kerbs replaced, walls realigned, and new practice start protocols implemented in the pit lane to ensure safety and fairness.

Click here to read the full article by Lydia Mee (si.com)

McLaren CEO gets tattoo to celebrate Norris' first win

McLaren CEO Zak Brown marked Lando Norris' first F1 victory at the Miami Grand Prix by getting a tattoo of the Miami circuit. McLaren has remarkably transformed from the slowest team to the fastest at the same circuit in just 12 months.

Click here to read the full article by Connor McDonagh (crash.net)

Hamilton questions 2026 rules overhaul

Lewis Hamilton doubts the effectiveness of the 2026 Formula One rule changes, as he believes the new cars will be slow. Despite efforts to make them smaller and more eco-friendly, Hamilton remains skeptical after seeing images and hearing feedback from other drivers. He stresses the importance of maintaining speed and efficiency while acknowledging the sport's sustainability goals. “I have spoken to some drivers who have driven it on the simulator – I haven’t," Hamilton continued, "and they said it’s pretty slow so we will see if it’s the right direction or not.”

Click here to read the full article by Matt Majendie (standard.co.uk)

Albon & Sargeant talk Montreal

Join Williams drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant in Montreal for another episode of Team Torque. The drivers chat about Montreal and their experiences so far. Albon talks about discussing the weather with locals, while Sargeant ranks Montreal among his top five favorite racing locations, alongside Melbourne, Silverstone, Monaco, and others. The duo also answers a couple of questions, sharing their favorite helmet designs and recalling their worst flight delays.

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