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F1 Fast Five: Sainz hits back at 'out of reality' Ferrari predictions, Bottas downplays Williams rumor, and other big updates

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Sainz hits back at 'out of reality' Ferrari predictions, Bottas downplays Williams rumor, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Sainz hits back at 'out of reality' Ferrari predictions, Bottas downplays Williams rumor, and other big updates
  • Sainz hits back at 'out of reality' Ferrari predictions  
  • Bottas downplays Williams rumor
  • Hadjar Claims Second Consecutive F2 Victory
  • Explore Ferrari City
  • Alex and James discuss new Williams deal

Sainz hits back at 'out of reality' Ferrari predictions  

Carlos Sainz insists that Ferrari's Formula 1 upgrades for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix delivered as expected, contrary to exaggerated predictions. Despite promising practice sessions led by Charles Leclerc, Ferrari qualified fourth and fifth, falling short of inflated expectations. Sainz hints that the upgrades may prove more effective on different circuits and acknowledges the need to address the car's weaknesses in slow-speed corners. Moving forward, Ferrari aims to improve consistency on soft tires and focus on enhancing performance in critical areas.

Click here to read the full article by Taylor Powling (motorsportweek.com)

Bottas downplays Williams rumor

Valtteri Bottas visited the Williams motorhome at Imola, meeting with team principal James Vowles to discuss potential opportunities as Williams evaluates its 2025 lineup. With uncertainty surrounding his contract, Bottas could potentially return to Williams amid interest from Audi in other drivers. Bottas kept the meeting's details vague, describing it as a routine chat considering his free-agent status. As Williams considers options, including Carlos Sainz, Bottas continues to search for a secure seat in the competitive F1 market.

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

Hadjar claims second consecutive F2 victory

Isack Hadjar clinched his second consecutive Formula 2 feature race win at Imola, fending off Gabriel Bortoleto's relentless pressure. After Oliver Bearman made an early pit stop error, Hadjar seized the lead and maintained his composure despite Bortoleto's close pursuit. Despite Bortoleto's last-ditch efforts on the final lap, Hadjar held on to win by a mere half a second. The win elevated Hadjar to third in the championship standings.

Click here to read the full article by Will Wood (racefans.net)

Explore Ferrari city

Ferrari, a name that resonates with luxury, speed, and precision, is not just renowned for its high-performance sports cars but also for its iconic headquarters. Have you ever wondered where the heart of Ferrari’s operations and the birthplace of these legendary vehicles is located? Stick around, because Kym Illman is about to take you on a ride.

Alex and James discuss new Williams deal

It's no news that Alex Albon has signed a new contract with Williams at least until the end of 2026. The 28-year-old British-born Thai driver has been with the team since 2022 and previously had a contract that expired at the end of next season. In this video, he sits down with James Vowles to talk about the decision and discuss what's still to come.

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