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Albon introduces new merchandise with a funny video
Alexander Albon has posted a video on his X channel (formerly Twitter) in which he discusses his upcoming sportswear line Alex Albon Athletics with his Albon pets.
Verstappen and Norris work up a sweat during a padel match
Max Verstappen and Lando Norris played a game of padel together. The drivers were together in the team and it seems that Verstappen worked up a sweat. The drivers also seem to be satisfied with the collaboration.
Verstappen enjoys the Italian sun on a boat with De Vries
Max Verstappen went to sea with a number of friends. The Red Bull Racing driver is in Italy where he can enjoy the sun-drenched weather. The two-time world champion does this with, among others, Nyck de Vries, who is still associated with the Red Bull brand.
Vettel and Coulthard race across the Nordschleife and treat themselves to donuts
Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard are present at the Nürburgring for a demo with the RB7 and RB8 and so Red Bull Germany delivers some unique images. The two drivers take the Nordschleife seriously and let the audience enjoy the sound of the V10. Spectators were also treated to some donuts.
Wolff spends free time on the water and proves not to be the best surfer
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff spends his free time sporting and on the water. The Austrian holds out for a long time on his surfboard behind a boat, but eventually loses his balance and has to take a refreshing dip in the water. Mercedes posted the video with an appropriate music on its official channels.
Experience the reunion of Vettel and RB7 at the Nürburgring from the cockpit
Sebastian Vettel will be in action this weekend for the Red Bull Formula Nürburgring and will therefore be reunited with the RB7, the car with which he won his second championship in 2011. The seat still fits perfectly, and Vettel has not forgotten how to use it, as it turns out. from the unique images from his cockpit. Take a lap around the Nürburgring with the four-time world champion!
Russell and girlfriend enjoy rugby match
George Russell and his girlfriend enjoy their free time by attending a rugby match. The Mercedes driver was of course a special guest of INEOS, one of the sponsors of the Silver Arrows. The Brit looked like he was having a great time.
Nice get-together at the Nürburgring with Tsunoda, Coulthard and Vettel
David Coulthard, Yuki Tsunoda and Jos Verstappen, among others, can be seen together at the Nürburgring, where there will be plenty of action on the track this weekend. Earlier we saw Tsunoda driving around the circuit in a racing car, and the other drivers present are also eligible for a lap. Sebastian Vettel can also be seen briefly in the video, and the German, who left Formula 1 last year, will also drive a lap behind the wheel of the RB7.
‘Somewhat nervous’ Tsunoda races over the Nordschleife in a GT3 car
Yuki Tsunoda was allowed to drive a racing car on the iconic Nordschleife for the first time. The Japanese said on the Instagram page of his team AlphaTauri that he was a bit nervous, but at the same time Tsunoda was also looking forward to it. The 23-year-old had a great time.
Ferrari drivers also compete with each other off the track
Ferrari also has time for fun outside the races. Ferrari’s Instagram account shows Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz competing to see who can put on their racing overalls the fastest. To the great relief of team boss Frédéric Vasseur, there is a lot less at stake in this battle.
Leclerc offers himself as the next Eurovision Song Contest entry for Monaco
It is starting to look like Monaco can count on a return to the Eurovision Song Contest, and Charles Leclerc offered himself as a possible participant a few days ago. The Monegasque previously posted several videos on the internet, showing how he plays the piano. Fans are enthusiastic about his talent, but the offer to participate in the music festival of Europe and Australia seems like a joke for now. But who knows, maybe we will soon see Leclerc appear on TV as a singer.
De Vries is having a great time after leaving AlphaTauri
Nyck de Vries seems to be doing well since leaving AlphaTauri. The Dutchman was shown the door without mercy after having driven less than half a season, but the performance simply did not materialize. For a long time there was an eerie silence on his part, but when he finally responded to his departure he sounded surprisingly sober. It can now also be seen that De Vries is doing well. On his Instagram page he shares a number of snapshots from the past few months, in which he seems to be having a great time with his friends.
Ricciardo’s rehabilitation is going in the right direction
After the Australian suffered a broken bone in his hand in Zandvoort, he was replaced by Liam Lawson, and Christian Horner already announced in Monza that Ricciardo will probably only return after Singapore. Still, it looks like Ricciardo’s rehabilitation is going in the right direction. He underwent surgery shortly after the incident and fortunately can now continue his training. Ricciardo himself emphasizes on his Instagram that ‘relatively little has changed’.
Pérez celebrates 250 Grands Prix with new helmet in Singapore
In Singapore, Sergio Pérez will reach his own milestone: the Mexican will appear at the start there for the 250th Grand Prix of his career. An achievement like this should of course be celebrated, so he designed a completely new helmet to take with him to Singapore. Pérez dedicates his helmet to Mexico and all its Mexican fans, knowing how much the milestone means to them.
Aston-Martin driver is left with a tattoo from a lost bet with Alonso
Aston Martin lets us look behind the scenes at the story behind composite technician Sam Russell’s tattoo. Due to a lost bet with Fernando Alonso and a slight underestimation of the speed of the Aston Martin, he has a nice souvenir of the Saudi Grand Prix.
Something can also go wrong during Verstappen’s record season
Max Verstappen has been showing all season that he is head and shoulders above the rest of the grid. At Grill the Grid, the Red Bull Racing driver also showed that his knowledge of geography is also good. Yet something also went wrong for Verstappen.
Horner and Coulthard relive historic moment with a big hug
Christian Horner and David Coulthard were at the Silverstone circuit with the RB1. Coulthard spoke about the fourth place he achieved in his first race with Red Bull Racing. The team boss and former driver relived the moment with a big hug, which Horner also gave after the Australian Grand Prix in 2005.
Latest Grill The Grid challenge tailor-made for Verstappen
In the final challenge of Grill the Grid, the drivers had to stick twenty tourist attractions in the right place on the world map, and Max Verstappen was happy with that. The Dutchman likes geography and therefore did not have much time to achieve a top score. Yet there was one driver who did better.
Pérez battles stunt driver: ‘You don’t need luck, I want to beat you!’
Red Bull Racing driver Sergio Pérez competes with stunt driver Paul Swift in a promotional video from Ford, with which Red Bull will collaborate from 2026, where both men have to complete a course as quickly as possible in the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT . In the video below you can see how the Mexican Formula 1 driver did it.
Williams shows first images of Gulf livery
In Singapore, Williams will appear with a different color scheme, dedicated to sponsor Gulf. The team has now released the first images of the car, which is mainly characterized by light blue and orange, and is strongly reminiscent of the livery used by McLaren in Monaco 2021. Fans will have to wait a little longer to see the full reveal.
Tsunoda, dressed as James Bond, drives an AlphaTauri car through Venice
Yuki Tsunoda took a special boat trip through the canals of Venice. The AlphaTauri driver is dressed in a suit and on a boat with his car. The team understandably immediately makes the comparison with James Bond.
Sainz and Pérez argue wildly after the race: “You were moving very late, weren’t you?”
Sergio Pérez had his hands full for a long time in Monza with Carlos Sainz, who defended his position tooth and nail. Sometimes that went too far as far as Pérez was concerned, but Sainz cited the rules several times to make it clear that he had not done anything illegal. As the discussion begins to come to an end, race winner Max Verstappen joins in, who has clearly been following the fight between the two Ferrari drivers on the screens next to the circuit.
Horner takes selfie with Italian fans after GP in Monza
Max Verstappen gave Red Bull Racing its fourteenth victory of the season in the lion’s den last Sunday. Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was naturally delighted with the victory of his Dutch golden boy and he decided to include the Italian public in the joy.
McLaren CEO competes with karts against Norris and Piastri
McLaren CEO Zak Brown has competed against his drivers, Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, in a karting competition. The American admits that he had to give up some speed compared to the McLaren driver, but all in all he thought it was a positive day.
The hard and sometimes ‘naughty’ fight between Verstappen and Sainz
Max Verstappen could not simply finish the race this weekend. The Red Bull Racing driver first had to battle Carlos Sainz, who drove in front of his team’s home crowd. The Spaniard certainly did not make it easy for his former teammate. Ultimately, Verstappen was the winner of the fight, which sometimes became a bit naughty in the eyes of the Dutchman.