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F1 Fast Five: Why Leclerc ‘never believed’ in Monaco ‘curse’ theory, Is Ocon about to lose his seat?, and other big updates

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Why Leclerc ‘never believed’ in Monaco ‘curse’ theory, Is Ocon about to lose his seat?, and other big updates
  • Why Leclerc ‘never believed’ in Monaco ‘curse’ theory
  • Is Ocon about to lose his seat?
  • McLaren reveals extent of Piastri's Monaco damage
  • Citi expands brand via Aston Martin partnership
  • Inside Hamilton’s daily routine

Why Leclerc ‘never believed’ in Monaco ‘curse’ theory

Charles Leclerc rejected the idea of a curse affecting his chances of winning his home Formula 1 race in Monaco. He won his sixth F1 victory with a strong performance, as he overcame past disappointments at the circuit. “I never believed in the curse,” Leclerc said. “However, it always felt very difficult on the two occasions I had to win here. One, I couldn't even start the race. The second one, we didn't make the right choice, I think.”

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

Is Ocon about to lose his seat?

Alpine team principal Bruno Famin's recent statement after the Monaco Grand Prix has sparked widespread speculation about Esteban Ocon's future at the French F1 team. The collision with Pierre Gasly in Monaco revealed tensions between the drivers, and this has raised questions about Ocon's place in the team. Ocon is likely leaving Alpine for 2025, prompting talk of immediate replacements like test driver Jack Doohan. 

Click here to read the full article by Aaron Deckers (racingnews365.com)

McLaren reveals extent of Piastri's Monaco damage

Oscar Piastri's car suffered significant damage, equivalent to losing half a second, in a collision with Carlos Sainz during the Monaco Grand Prix. McLaren made repairs during a red flag period, but Piastri still struggled to keep pace with the leader, Charles Leclerc. Despite the damage, Piastri managed to finish second in the race, marking his first podium of the season and third in his Formula 1 career.

Click here to read the full article by Mat Coch (speedcafe.com)

Citi expands brand via Aston Martin partnership

The Aston Martin Aramco Formula One Team has benefited from Formula 1's surge in popularity in the United States by forging partnerships with American companies like Citi. This collaboration, influenced by Fernando Alonso's prior ties with Citi, proved successful as Alonso achieved notable success in the 2023 season. Both Alonso and his teammate Lance Stroll have attracted new partners, and this showcases the high return on investment for firms supporting Formula 1 drivers. 

Click here to read the full article by Joseph Wolkin (forbes.com)

Inside Hamilton’s daily routine

Lewis Hamilton loves living in the fast lane, but have you ever wondered how he stays at his best? Join Hamilton as he takes us through a day in his life and shows us how SAP's innovative solutions help him succeed. From useful data insights to smooth operations, discover the benefits of this partnership.

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