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F1 Fast Five: Red Bull buys minority stake in Leeds United, F1 considers livery changes to tackle car visibility concerns, and other big updates

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Red Bull buys minority stake in Leeds United, F1 considers livery changes to tackle car visibility concerns, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Red Bull buys minority stake in Leeds United, F1 considers livery changes to tackle car visibility concerns, and other big updates
  • Red Bull buys minority stake in Leeds United
  • F1 considers livery changes to tackle car visibility concerns
  • Horner reveals Red Bull upgrade strategy
  • Briatore seeks to lure Newey to Alpine
  • Andretti's F1 bid hits roadblock

Red Bull buys minority stake in Leeds United

Red Bull has acquired a minority stake in Leeds United and will serve as their primary shirt sponsor in the upcoming season. The deal will feature Red Bull's logo on both the men's and women's first-team kits while leaving the club's name and Elland Road stadium unchanged. This move marks Red Bull's expansion into its sixth football club, with ambitions to elevate Leeds United's competitive standing and return to the Premier League.

Click here to read the full article at theguardian.com

F1 considers livery changes to tackle car visibility concerns

The FIA is considering changes for 2025 to address viewer complaints about difficulty distinguishing F1 cars, especially during night races. The discussions are focused on altering livery designs, with Nikolas Tombazis, the FIA’s head of single-seater matters, emphasizing the need for distinctive car appearances. “There has also been a lot of work done by all teams to change the type of paint or indeed a lot of it nowadays is extremely thin films, to keep the weight as low as possible."

Click here to read the full article by Lydia Mee (si.com)

Horner reveals Red Bull upgrade strategy

Christian Horner has clarified that Red Bull won't introduce significant upgrades in 2024. Instead, they'll focus on fixing issues gradually. Red Bull struggles on bumpy, low-speed circuits with lots of curb use. Horner is investigating why sister team Visa Cash App RB hasn't had the same issues. With Red Bull's dominance and the cost cap, they're being careful with upgrades and aware of diminishing returns.

Click here to read the full article by Connor McDonagh (crash.net)

Briatore seeks to lure Newey to Alpine

Renault CEO Luca de Meo reportedly wants Flavio Briatore back at Alpine to help turn around their struggling F1 team. Briatore has apparently reached out to Adrian Newey from Red Bull, hoping to lure him to Alpine. Briatore has begun talks with Newey as part of his efforts to strengthen Alpine's staff and performance amidst speculation about Newey's future in Formula 1.

Click here to read the full article by Jamie Woodhouse (planetf1.com)

Andretti's F1 bid hits roadblock

Andretti's Formula 1 ambitions are facing major setbacks. Despite initial acceptance by the FIA, financial and commercial negotiations with F1 and existing teams are proving difficult. The rejection of Andretti's bid leaves only a slim chance for entry in 2028, depending on a partnership with General Motors. Industry figures suggest that acquiring an existing team might be the most realistic path for Andretti to join Formula 1.

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

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