LIVE F1 News: Lewis Hamilton Ready to ‘Accelerate’ at Saudi Arabia Grand Prix


Lewis Hamilton wants to become the “cleanest” F1 driver

Lewis Hamilton hunts down Max Verstappen at the top of the Formula 1 rankings, just eight points behind after winning the Qatar Grand Prix – his second consecutive win after a great performance in Brazil.

It’s a little over a week until the next race, as the Saudi Grand Prix is ​​the penultimate of the season – and then it goes on a trip to Yas Marino in the United Arab Emirates. The long planes will undoubtedly give Mercedes race cars an advantage over Red Bull vehicles, especially when Toto Wolff revealed that Hamilton will get his latest “spicy” engine back into the car in Jeddah.

Wolff and his Red Bull colleague Christian Horner were also involved in parallel meetings, with some having fun and others despising as the fight for the constructors ’championship and also for the drivers’ title takes place. Elsewhere outside the big two, Fernando Alonso’s goal on the podium was to change the lineup for next year and even additions to rules such as sprint qualifiers, all of which were big talk points in Formula one recently.

Here is all the latest F1 news and responses as the strengthening of Saudi Arabia continues:


Lauda condemns Wolff and Horner quarrel as “childish”

Mathias Lauda called the constant quarrel between Toto Wolff and Christian Horner “childish”.

“I think drivers behave more maturely than team bosses,” Lauda said ServusTV. “There have never been any serious problems with Max and Lewis all season, even after the Silverstone incident. In fact, the team bosses are childish. “

Lauda also did not rule out the possibility that the accident would decide the drivers ’championship.

“It already happened in Formula 1,” Lauda added, “in an equally tough duel, with Free against Senna.”

Tom KershawNovember 26, 2021 10:45 AM


Norris responds to “horrific” criticism from social media

“I think the only bad thing is just personal life with friends, people who, through no fault of their own, are sometimes the center of attention because they see them with me, whether I follow them on social media or something,” Norris said. ESPN.

“I think that was the worst side – someone who is just quiet and is seen with me at dinner or on an Instagram post. There are still a lot of ugly fans, a lot of fans who just aren’t friendly and use a lot of people and stuff like that.

“I would say the worst thing about popularity is such people. People who don’t respect your personal life at all and the people you hang out with and so on. This is definitely the worst part.

“They exist. It’s very, very strange,” Norris added when asked if some social media users find information about his friends without meeting them in person.

“Honestly, what some are doing is very horrible. The time they spend exploring things or people or whatever.

“I just laugh and I find it very funny, but it’s very strange. It’s just weird. “

Tom KershawNovember 26, 2021 10:22 AM


Perez is happy to help Verstappn win the title

Sergio Perez says he has no qualms about sacrificing his goals to help Max Verstappn win his first F1 title.

“It’s part of the game, Max is the one fighting for the title and I’m easily helping him,” he told Canal Plus.

“It simply came to our notice then. That doesn’t bother me. Max is the driver of the moment – he is very strong. It’s not easy being his teammate, but I think I’m doing well.

“I wanted to win more races, but I had to adjust to the team. This is the right process with such a competitive car. The start took a little longer than expected. But you realize how hard it is to be successful when you embark on this sport. Not guaranteed. There are so many good drivers and good teams that you have no guarantee that you will win a single big prize. ”

Tom KershawNovember 26, 2021 10:02 AM


Marko is not afraid of Mercedes’ ‘rocket’ engine

Helmut Marko says Red Bull is not afraid of Mercedes speed in Saudi Arabia.

“Mercedes will again use a rocket engine from Brazil in Saudi Arabia,” he said, “because you can no longer lower the spoiler, it will no longer bring an advantage of 0.4 seconds.

“In Qatar, we saw that Hamilton’s speed advantage on a flat surface in Qatar is no longer so great and was more or less within normal limits.

“This is due to the fact that after stricter tests, the FIA ​​Mercedes no longer used its extremely flexible rear wing.”

Tom KershawNovember 26, 2021 09:20


Surer: It did not guarantee that Mercedes would have an advantage at the Saudi Arabian GP

Former F1 driver Marc Surer says there are no guarantees that Mercedes will be faster than Red Bull in Saudi Arabia.

“How often have we thought in advance that the track would be better for Mercedes or better for Red Bull?” Surer asked “And then it was just the opposite.

“If that’s the case in Saudi Arabia, Red Bull would be the favorite.”

Hermann Tilke, designed by Circuit, supported Surer’s view and said that while Mercedes may have a more powerful engine, that doesn’t necessarily mean they have an obvious advantage.

“A powerful engine helps,” said the F1 circuit designer, “but it doesn’t just go straight. There are a few quick turns that, if set up correctly, could give Red Bull an advantage.

“It’s also a street circle, so separate laws often apply.”

Tom KershawNovember 26, 2021 08:55


Alonso: A third world title would consolidate the legacy

“That would definitely mean a lot,” said Alonso, who ended up on the podium in Qatar while performing at the Podcast Beyond the Grid.

“But I don’t know, it’s not about getting it desperately and that it would change my whole career or my view of the sport.

“In everything I do, I am a competitive person, so I am very much looking forward to the third championship and in the coming years I will do what is in my hands and more.

“It would mean a lot in terms of maybe a legacy after a career in Formula 1, how to always push the limit, always try to find excellence in the things you do, have very high discipline in the way you race. , the way you approach racing.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re 19, it doesn’t matter if you’re 42 or 43, it’s a way of life and a complete commitment to the sport.

“It’s probably the biggest thing if I win the third championship, such a legacy and a message for future generations.”

Tom KershawNovember 26, 2021 08:32


Red Bull boss Christian Horner on the long wait for FIA decisions

Because the FIA ​​needs more time to make decisions about recent incidents, Christian Horner believes the race committee is careful to make the right decisions in the middle of a tense end to the title race.

“It’s an unusually long time, but I think each of these decisions, especially given what’s at stake, is a huge review.

“That’s why I think they’re very aware that they want to make the right decision that doesn’t leave them open for review. So they take the time to make those decisions, ”the Briton said Racer.

Jack RathbornNovember 26, 2021 07:47


Max Verstappen joked after the penalty for touching Lewis Hamilton’s car

Max Verstappen laughed at the high penalties after qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The controversial incident with the rear wing of Mercedes Lewis Hamilton was allegedly illegal when the Red Bull star touched it.

” You can’t touch the back wing anymore, otherwise you have an expensive penalty. But obviously you can drive with a seat belt fastened, as this fine is much cheaper, ”Verstappen said of Hamilton, who was fined 5,000 euros for loosening his seat belt in a circle.

Jack RathbornNovember 26, 2021 07:44


Lewis Hamilton is ready to “accelerate” at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton is expected to gain an advantage over title contender Max Verstappn at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

This is thanks to Mercedes technical director Andrew Shovlin, who says: “This is another unknown and we have seen quite a big change in performance in recent races.

“Now, if we look at the line in Saudi Arabia, I think it should suit us. For Lewis, we have a more powerful engine in the car, so that will give him a useful boost. “

Jack RathbornNovember 26, 2021 07:40


Lewis Hamilton believes he needs to be a more intelligent driver to win when it comes to the regular skirmishes he and Max Verstappen have shared on the track this season. In an interview with BBC Sport, he explained that at certain moments he withdrew in an attempt to overtake, depending on who has the inner belt and how he assesses the intentions of his rival.

“If you’re out of the car, retreat is a sensible option almost all the time to see the end of the race,” he said. “If you’re inside, there are scenarios where I really believe I was right, [when] By car I am almost from bike to bike.

“At Silverstone, for example. Go and watch the clip. My front wheel was next to his front wheel, so it wasn’t like my bike was next to his rear wheel getting inside.

“And in this scenario, if I were to adopt the approach [Verstappen did] for example [in Brazil], just stayed on the gas and got off track and then kept the position, what would the scenario be? Would you study the rules there?

“But anyway. I don’t mind being the one who… I’m not too big or too successful to have to retire to fight another day. I know this is sometimes the path you have to take. You have to be smarter. “

Karl MatchettNovember 25, 2021 9:52 PM


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