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F1 Fast Five: Briatore set for sensational return after 'Crashgate' ban, Las Vegas to "tone down" fanfare after Verstappen's critique, and other big updates

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Briatore set for sensational return after 'Crashgate' ban, Las Vegas to "tone down" fanfare after Verstappen's critique, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Briatore set for sensational return after 'Crashgate' ban, Las Vegas to "tone down" fanfare after Verstappen's critique, and other big updates
  • Briatore set for sensational return after 'Crashgate' ban
  • Las Vegas to "tone down" fanfare after Verstappen's critique
  • Understanding Ocon's lone wolf label 
  • Vowles on Team Torque podcast
  • McLaren drivers pay tribute to Senna

Briatore set for sensational return after 'Crashgate' ban

Renault wants to bring back Flavio Briatore, their former boss, to help the struggling Alpine team. Briatore led the team for many years but left in 2009 because of a scandal. Even though he hasn't been in F1 since then, Renault hopes he can advise them on how to improve Alpine's performance. Despite investments from famous people like Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the team has been facing problems and losing key staff.

Click here to read the full article by Daniel Moxon (mirror.co.uk)

Las Vegas to "tone down" fanfare after Verstappen's critique

Las Vegas Grand Prix organizers are toning down pre-race activities after Max Verstappen criticized last year's event. Verstappen found the spectacle excessive, calling it a "99% show, 1% sporting event." Having acknowledged Verstappen's feedback this year, the organizers promise a lighter promotional schedule.

Click here to read the full article by Ian Parkes (racingnews365.com)

Understanding Ocon's lone wolf label 

Esteban Ocon's risky pass attempt on his Alpine teammate Pierre Gasly during the Monaco Grand Prix caused damage to both cars, which prompted criticism from team principal Bruno Famin. This incident adds to Ocon's history of struggling to work well with teammates, as seen in past clashes with Sergio Perez and Fernando Alonso. Now, Ocon must mend his relationship with Gasly and show he can be a team player to secure his future in Formula 1.

Click here to read the full article by Jake Boxall-Legge (motorsport.com)

Vowles on Team Torque podcast

In episode 8 of Team Torque, Williams drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant host Team Principal James Vowles. They start off with a casual conversation before moving on to topics other than Formula One. Vowles seems to have an interest in golf, even though Albon admitted that he and Logan enjoy the gentleman's game.

McLaren drivers pay tribute to Senna

McLaren’s most revered driver and motorsport’s ultimate icon, Ayrton Senna, captivated the world during six spellbinding seasons with McLaren, claiming 35 of his 41 Grand Prix wins and three World Championships. Thirty years after his tragic passing, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri pay tribute to the legendary racer. The duo remarked that his legacy will continue to inspire and shape the future of motorsport.

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