Magdalena Put

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“We made too many mistakes” — Vasseur explains what went wrong for Ferrari in F1 Chinese GP

In Shanghai Ferrari missed out on a podium finish for the first time this season. It was quite a messy weekend for the team, characterised by tensions between teammates, a qualifying crash, and a noticeable lack of pace compared to their closest rivals. Given Ferrari’s consistency in the previous rounds, their underwhelming showing in China…

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“Made my blood boil” — a furious Ricciardo lashes out at unrepentant Stroll after F1 Chinese GP collision

A furious Daniel Ricciardo had a few choice words about Lance Stroll following their collision shortly before the safety car restart on lap 26. A lock-up by Fernando Alonso at the hairpin caused the Aston Martin to overshoot the corner, leading the cars behind to slow, creating a concertina effect. Ricciardo was running ninth when…

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Piastri realistic about McLaren’s chances ahead of F1 Chinese GP: “Qualifying was probably our peak”

Between Lando Norris’s unexpected Sprint pole in wet conditions and a P4 and P5 for the McLaren duo in Saturday’s qualifying session, the Woking-based team appears quite competitive over a single lap in Shanghai. Eighth was the best Oscar Piastri could muster in the Sprint Qualifying on Friday, citing gearbox issues. Norris failed to capitalise…

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“It was looking bad at one point” — Sainz reflects on “hectic” moment in F1 Chinese GP qualifying

It was certainly an eventful Saturday for Carlos Sainz.  After a scrappy sprint race where he made contact with Fernando Alonso and engaged in a battle with his Ferrari teammate—a clash Charles Leclerc deemed to be over the limit—Sainz also had a tense moment in Q2. Sainz ran wide in the final corner and touched…

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“It takes a lot of dedication” — F1 rivals give their thoughts on Fernando Alonso’s contract extension and racing into their 40s

Fernando Alonso recently signed a multi-year contract extension with Aston Martin, which will see him racing through 2025 and, notably, 2026, when the new technical regulations come into effect. Having initially retired from the sport at the end of the 2018 season, Alonso made waves by announcing his return to the sport just a few…

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“Hopefully it will deliver” — Haas to run updates with one car at F1 Chinese GP

Haas is on the up and up this year, with improved race pace and less tyre degradation—and they will be aiming to make another step forward with their first upgrade package of the season, set to debut in China this weekend. Haas is arguably experiencing something of a renaissance. Four points picked up in the…

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Alonso reveals that Aston Martin F1’s tie-up with Honda for 2026 “part of the decision to stay” with the team

Fernando Alonso has put pen to paper on an extension deal with Aston Martin that will see him racing through the 2025 and 2026 seasons.  After being tentatively linked to various teams across the grid—Lewis Hamilton’s shock move to Ferrari triggered an early start to silly season—Alonso ultimately opted to remain with his current team….

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Wolff says the 2024 F1 season can still be “exciting” even as he predicts more Verstappen dominance

After retiring with a brake issue barely three laps into the Australian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen claimed victory from pole position in Japan, remaining unchallenged throughout the race to finish 12 seconds ahead of his Red Bull teammate. Ferrari have established themselves as second-best, with McLaren emerging as the third force behind the front-runners.  It’s…

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Stella explains why a podium finish wasn’t “possible” for Norris in F1 Japanese GP

It was perhaps not the performance McLaren had hoped for at the Japanese Grand Prix, especially considering the high expectations after a promising qualifying.  Starting third, Lando Norris appeared to have a strong chance of securing a back to back podium finish. However, he ultimately lost out—not only to Carlos Sainz but also Charles Leclerc,…

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Williams plans to send Alex Albon’s chassis back to the UK for repairs ahead of F1 Chinese GP

In a nightmare scenario for the team, Alex Albon’s chassis sustained damage as a result of his opening-lap collision with RB’s Daniel Ricciardo in Japan. Albon ended up in the tyre wall as both drivers crashed out, triggering an early red flag. Albon fortunately emerged unscathed, though he confessed that his thoughts immediately turned to…

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