Williams’ head of vehicle performance Dave Robson says it is possible F1 staff members will have the number of races they attend limited in future. There are increasing fears of staff burnout with a record calendar of 23 races proposed in 2021, coupled with team personnel spending extended periods of
Lando Norris admits he has no sympathy for the early struggles his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo has been enduring at McLaren. The Australian’s arrival at the Woking-based team over the winter was heralded among the most exciting moves among Formula 1’s ‘musical chairs’ game between the end of last season and
Toto Wolff says Mercedes will “evaluate everything” when deciding future line-ups – including some drivers yet to have had a “winning car”. Mercedes have a big decision to make for 2022, essentially regarding Valtteri Bottas if, as is the current probability trend, Sir Lewis Hamilton extends his contract. George Russell
Pierre Gasly is concerned AlphaTauri have “dropped back” compared to their main rivals after the promise they showed at the start of the year. AlphaTauri looked particularly strong in Bahrain, both in pre-season testing and the opening grand prix – something which applied to both Gasly and his rookie team-mate,
Jolyon Palmer suspects that the Barcelona conversation between Toto Wolff and the FIA was broadcast to fuel the Nikita Mazepin “narrative”. Across a race weekend team radio has long been a part of the broadcast, allowing the viewer to hear key bits of information between drivers and the pit wall.
Pierre Gasly believes AlphaTauri team-mate Yuki Tsunoda will learn to control his emotions better in the future, after openly criticising his team at the weekend. The Japanese rookie came under fire for saying “I can’t f***ing believe this car” on his way back to the pit lane after being knocked out