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McLaren “should have taken the responsibility” over strategy and tyre errors with Piastri and Norris in F1 British GP — Stella

McLaren leave Silverstone disappointed as a 3-4 finish has to go down as an underachievement on Sunday afternoon. After passing Max Verstappen in the dry, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri overtook Lewis Hamilton and George Russell in the damp conditions on dry tyres to hold 1st and 2nd in the race. However, things started to…

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Hamilton refutes Stella’s comparison linking F1 Austrian GP incident to any of his own altercations with the Dutchman: “I don’t agree with it”

Last weekend’s big talking point in Austria, was an incident that saw a collision on lap 64, between title contenders Lando Norris and Max Verstappen, that took both drivers out of contention for the win, handing victory to Hamilton’s teammate George Russell. Verstappen received a 10-second penalty for the contact, which did not go down…

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Horner claims Andrea Stella’s criticism of Verstappen at Austrian GP is “wrong and unfair”

Red Bull Racing’s team principal, Christian Horner, is publicly defending his driver Max Verstappen following a dramatic clash with McLaren’s Lando Norris at the Austrian Grand Prix.  Verstappen’s aggressive racing style was a focal point after the race, with many discussing if moving under braking directly caused the collision between himself and Norris. George Russell took a…

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“We don’t want to see another 2021” — Stella calls for bigger penalties after “ineffective” one for Verstappen in F1 Austrian GP

Andrea Stella has called for changes following contact between Lando Norris and Max Verstappen in the closing laps of the Austrian Grand Prix. A slow second stop and having to be held for Norris opened the race up as Verstappen’s 7s lead was quickly down to less than a second. After late braking moves offensively…

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McLaren’s protest over Oscar Piastri’s F1 Austrian GP qualifying track limits violation has been dismissed by the FIA

FIA has rejected McLaren’s protest on the grounds that “it is inadmissible.” McLaren had lodged a protest regarding the Austrian Grand Prix qualifying result, believing there is not enough substantial evidence to prove Oscar Piastri had violated track limits.  Having initially set the third fastest time in Q3, Piastri later dropped to 7th after his…

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McLaren F1 “have some work to do in high speed” following gains in low and medium speed corners — Stella

Following McLaren’s resurgence over the past 12 months, with the team now competing for race wins, team principal Andrea Stella is now looking towards the next step the team must take to solidify their position towards the top of the pecking order. With Lando Norris securing a now commonplace podium for McLaren, crossing the line…

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“We were touched by this level of support” — Andrea Stella on “the sense of community” in the F1 paddock amid McLaren’s hospitality catching fire during the Spanish GP weekend

Shortly before the final practice session of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix started, fire broke out at the McLaren hospitality suite. The whole team, including drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, had to be evacuated. With the emergency crew still working on bringing the fire under control three hours later, many worried that McLaren’s…

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Stella: McLaren would have done “same strategy” even in the lead of F1 Spanish GP

McLaren team principal Andrea Stella revealed McLaren was planning to do an offset tyre strategy at the Spanish GP even if Lando Norris retained his lead out of turn one, as it believed tyre degradation was a more important factor than track position, as overtaking is now “easy” around the historically-difficult Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Norris…

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Stella: Mercedes was “part of the fastest teams” in F1 2024 even before Canadian GP

McLaren Formula 1 team principal Andrea Stella believes Mercedes had already shown flashes of potential and strong lap times with its W15 even before their strong showing at the Canadian GP, which he described as “not a surprise”. Speaking after the qualifying session in Montreal last week – which saw George Russell take Mercedes’ first…

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