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F1 Fast Five: Haas countersues Steiner for trademark infringements, Meet the Abbi Pulling, the Verstappen of F1 Academy, and other big updates

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Haas countersues Steiner for trademark infringements, Meet the Abbi Pulling, the Verstappen of F1 Academy, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Haas countersues Steiner for trademark infringements, Meet the Abbi Pulling, the Verstappen of F1 Academy, and other big updates
  • Haas countersues Steiner for trademark infringements
  • Meet the Abbi Pulling, the Verstappen of F1 Academy
  • Sauber to address pit stop woes with key upgrades
  • Lando's emotional winning moment
  • What drivers drove to Miami

Haas countersues Steiner for trademark infringements

Haas Automation, the parent company of the Haas F1 team, is suing their former team principal, Guenther Steiner, over trademark infringements in his 2023 book "Surviving to Drive," alleging unauthorized use of their trademarks and trade dress. This follows Steiner's lawsuit against the team for unpaid commissions. Haas claims Steiner unlawfully used their intellectual property for personal gain, seeking damages and a trial by jury. Despite prior notice, Steiner allegedly failed to address the accusations as he continued to promote and sell the book, which has reportedly generated significant revenue.

Click here to read the full article by Kieran Jackson (independent.co.uk)

Meet the Abbi Pulling, the Verstappen of F1 Academy

Meet Britain’s Abbi Pulling of Rodin Motorsport and Alpine who has been dominating like Max Verstappen. Despite finishing fifth in the previous season, Abby swiftly claimed victory in just two races this year. Her exceptional performance in Miami, marked by pole positions and race wins, showcases her superiority, even with all drivers using identical cars. Her commanding lead in the championship and potential move to Formula 3 underscore her remarkable talent and distinguish her as a standout in the racing community.

Click here to read the full article by Siddharth Bharani-Dharan (beyondtheflag.com)

Sauber to address pit stop woes with key upgrades

Sauber's Alessandro Alunni Bravi said they're making important upgrades for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix to fix their pit stop issues and improve overall performance. Pit stop problems, particularly with wheel nuts, have consistently hampered Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas' race performance. Despite efforts to mitigate these issues, Sauber struggled to compete effectively at the Miami Grand Prix. Alunni Bravi emphasized the importance of upcoming upgrades at Imola, designed not only to rectify pit stop problems but also to enhance overall performance and improve the team's chances of scoring points in future races.

Click here to read the full article by Ewan Gale & Charles Bradley (motorsport.com)

Lando's emotional winning moment

Lando Norris's win at the Miami Grand Prix has been years in the making. From the countless hours of hard work and dedication, the team put into assembling a race-winning car to the time Lando, Oscar, and the team's simulator crew spent logging laps and analyzing data. So, when Lando won the race, it was met with an emotional outburst.

What drivers drove to Miami

Now that the 2024 Miami GP is over let's take a look at what the drivers drove to the Miami race. Max Verstappen arrived in a Ford F-150, his teammate Checo Perez drove a Ford Expedition, and Christian Horner also opted for an F-150, just like Max. Since Ford is set to become an engine supplier to Red Bull, this choice seems straightforward. But what about the other drivers?

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