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F1 Fast Five: Alonso secures FIA support for F1 rules review, Is Piastri's second season living up to the hype?, and other big updates

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Alonso secures FIA support for F1 rules review, Is Piastri's second season living up to the hype?, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Alonso secures FIA support for F1 rules review, Is Piastri's second season living up to the hype?, and other big updates
  • Alonso secures FIA support for F1 rules review
  • Is Piastri's second season living up to the hype
  • Ford refutes Red Bull's power unit setback claims
  • Hamilton treats Jenner to Miami hot lap
  • Logan takes on football at Inter Miami training

Alonso secures FIA support for F1 rules review

Fernando Alonso has gained backing from FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem for a full review of Formula 1's driving standards and penalty decisions following controversies in recent races. Alonso's criticism of Lewis Hamilton's lack of penalties, coupled with allegations of nationality bias, has sparked discussions for fairer regulations. After discussing with Ben Sulayem, Alonso received a positive response, indicating potential revisions to ensure consistency in decision-making. The FIA is currently finalizing updated driver guidelines in collaboration with stakeholders like the Grand Prix Drivers' Association.

Click here to read the full article by Andrew Lewin (F1i.com)

Is Piastri's second season living up to the hype?

Oscar Piastri's 2024 Formula 1 season has fallen short of expectations as he's struggled to match teammate Lando Norris's results, scoring fewer points and missing out on podium finishes. Despite consistently lagging behind Norris in qualifying sessions, Piastri has shown strong race pace, particularly evident in races like the Miami Grand Prix. While Piastri's season has been somewhat disappointing, his consistent improvement suggests the potential for future success, especially with forthcoming upgrades to his car.

Click here to read the full article by Edd Straw (the-race.com)

Ford refutes Red Bull's power unit setback claims

Ford refutes claims of lagging development in their Formula 1 power unit collaboration with Red Bull while acknowledging uncertainty about competitors' progress. Ford's partnership with Red Bull Powertrains will introduce advanced electrical systems and synthetic fuels. Despite Christian Horner's comparison to Ferrari's engine development, Red Bull Powertrains has recruited talent from Mercedes. Ford's motorsport director confirms internal targets are being met, though direct comparison with competitors remains unavailable.

Click here to read the full article by Jake Nichol (racingnews365.com)

Hamilton treats Jenner to Miami hot lap

Reality TV star Kendall Jenner was in attendance at the Miami Grand Prix to support the all-female feeder series F1 Academy, but she wasn't quite prepared for what lay in store. Lewis Hamilton and Kendall Jenner jumped into a $136,000 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT to fly around the Miami International Autodrome. Jenner begged Hamilton to slow down as she took the passenger seat while Hamilton raced a hot lap in Miami. Click here to watch the video.

Logan takes on football at Inter Miami training

There's no doubt that Logan likes to live life in the fast lane, and being a Formula One driver only makes him more competitive. But what happens when he tries to make sense of how football compares to F1? Sergeant was at the Inter Miami training facility, where he engaged in drills alongside four players.

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