Verstappen on Mercedes rumours as Red Bull set for livery change


Verstappen addresses possible shock Mercedes F1 switch

Max Verstappen has not completely ruled out a possible Formula 1 switch to Mercedes, should he decide to leave Red Bull.

Mercedes currently has a vacancy open for 2025 after Lewis Hamilton opted to join Ferrari, with Verstappen’s name touted as a possible candidate to replace his fellow World Champion given the power struggle engulfing Red Bull off track.

Red Bull to run ‘special livery’ to celebrate anniversary

Red Bull will run a special livery in at least one Formula 1 race in 2024, to help celebrate lubricant supplier Mobil 1.

The brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2024, and has a long-standing involvement in global motorsport, with a presence in F1, NASCAR and sportscar racing, having joined Red Bull from McLaren ahead of the 2017 season.

Vowles to make ‘dream come true’ with shock Williams outing

Williams team principal James Vowles will make “a dream come true” when he gets behind the wheel of one of the marque’s title-winning cars at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Vowles will be joined by his F1 drivers Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant, as well as F1 Academy starlet Lia Block, in piloting the 1982 FW08 that carried Keke Rosberg to the drivers’ championship that year.

Jos Verstappen fears continued power struggle at Red Bull

Jos Verstappen has confirmed there is an internal power struggle going on inside Red Bull he fears may “continue for a while”.

As F1 heads to Australia for this weekend’s third grand prix of the season, Red Bull’s dominant one-two performances of the first two races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia spearheaded by three-time champion Max Verstappen, have been overshadowed by the off-track scandal surrounding team principal Christian Horner that has engulfed the team.

F1 in danger of being undermined by political controversies

F1’s new season may be underway but the on-track headlines have been dwarfed my a number of issues off it.

Political issues have threatened to destabilise the sport since December and any hope of things being evened out before racing began fell well short.

It leaves F1 facing a pivotal period to ensure the work to grow over the past half a decade is not thrown away. Here’s a look at all the issues that pose such a threat

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This driver would be Verstappen’s ideal Red Bull team-mate

First things first, if Sergio Perez continues the form he has shown in the first two races of the 2024 season, there is every chance Red Bull will decide to keep him on for 2025.

All the team need him to do is follow in behind team leader Max Verstappen and be in a position to scoop up a win should something happen to the Dutchman who, all things being equal, should be finishing ahead.

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