Lewis Hamilton aims to be ‘pureest’ F1 driver
That is customary on Friday, as the most exciting Formula 1 season in years nears its end, with the Red Bull star possibly beating his rival Mercedes as early as this weekend, although everyone expect the seven-time world champion to at least survive until Abu Dhabi, if not for one more stretch leading the Belgian-Dutch driver, currently stands at a slim eight points.
While there will be plenty of suspense and tension in the Driver’s Championship, there will certainly be drama in the Constructor’s Championship as well. This will underline the push from Valtteri Bottas and Sergio Perez, both of whom played a key role in our teammates’ negotiations over the final two races of the season.
On the track dynamics, there will be long straights at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit this weekend, which should benefit Mercedes as they try to finish either. But if Hamilton wins and collects bonus points for the fastest lap, with Verstappen coming in second, that would create an extraordinary scenario with both drivers with 269.5 points going into the final lap at Abu The Dubai Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit.
Wolff and his Red Bull partner Christian Horner have also engaged in back and forth encounters, drawing amusement from some and contempt from others, as the battle rages for the title. construction champion as well as driver title. Elsewhere outside of the two major tournaments, Fernando Alonso’s podium finish, next year’s lineup changes and even the additions of rules like sprint qualifiers are all notable points in the campaign. Formula one recently.
Here’s all the latest F1 News and reactions as the surge towards Saudi Arabia continues:
Lewis Hamilton addresses ‘quite scary’ LGBTQ+ law in Saudi Arabia
Lewis Hamilton is in the midst of a battle for the most exciting Formula One championship in recent memory but insists he is uncomfortable racing in Saudi Arabia highlighting the country’s “quite scary” LGBTQ + the law.
The opening race in Jeddah was the penultimate Grand prix of the 2021 season, in which defending champion Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen competed for the title.
Verstappen is just eight points behind Sunday’s race in Saudi Arabia but Hamilton has the momentum to win the previous two races for Mercedes.
Jack RathbornDecember 3, 2021 07:40
Lewis Hamilton accused of dropping ‘small diggers’ in race for F1 title
There has been a war of words between Red Bull and Mercedes throughout an eventful season, including team principals Horner and Toto Wolff speaking in public.
Jack RathbornDecember 3, 2021 07:39
Red Bull confronts F1 chiefs over Mercedes battle and ‘one-sided’ decisions
Red Bull boss Helmut Marko has discussed “one-way” decisions in favor of Mercedes with Formula 1 bosses this season.
Marko said he spoke with the FIA and Liberty Media about regulatory changes around the rear wing made after Mercedes complained about Red Bull.
Jack RathbornDecember 3, 2021 07:38
Red Bull hints at engine change for Max Verstappen as F1 season wraps up last two races
The Dutch lead the defending champion Lewis Hamilton equal eight points with two races remaining this season, with the Briton already serving two engine-related penalties this year, while Verstappen remains on his third engine – the number for permission.
With Hamilton finished, however, the 24-year-old could be forced to change engines before the year is out, receiving a five-point penalty if he does.
Jack RathbornDecember 3, 2021 07:37
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix practice schedule
10:45 am – Live practice F2
1pm – F1 Practice One Live (session starts at 1:30pm)
3:15pm – F2 Qualifiers Live
4:45pm – F1 Practice Two Live (session starts at 5pm)
Jack RathbornDecember 3, 2021 07:25
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/motor-racing/formula1/f1-latest-news-saudi-arabian-grand-prix-practice-b1969031.html F1 news LIVE as Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen gear up for the Saudi Grand Prix