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Bottas follows Hülkenberg with a striking new haircut
Valtteri Bottas has opted for a striking new hairstyle in the run-up to the new Formula 1 season. The Finn, who also showed up in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix last season with a so-called ‘mullet’, once again opted for a neck carpet but also had his hair dyed golden blonde. “The first livery (in quotes) of the season,” F1 reports on its own TikTok account. Bottas also couldn’t resist showing off his striking new hairstyle to his followers on social media. The driver of Stake F1, the former Alfa Romeo, is following Nico Hülkenberg, who suddenly appeared in Budapest last season with a similar hair color.
Tsunoda and Gasly relive old times during a game of karting
Pierre Gasly has completed his first year at Alpine, but cannot completely let go of the good old times at AlphaTauri. Together with Yuki Tsunoda, he had a great time at Red Bull’s sister team, but a new adventure beckoned in 2022. Yet ‘Yukierre’ returned again during the winter break, because the two gentlemen took part in a game of karting as teammates. Judging by the photos, they certainly had a great time together.
Bottas goes ‘Down Under’ by bike
Valtteri Bottas is busy preparing for the first gravel race of the season in Australia. The Finn previously announced that he would like to qualify for the Gravel World Championships in Leuven, Belgium. It will be a tough year for Bottas, but the Finn still has time for a joke.
Sargeant discovers his good qualities
Williams has shared a video on his X page, formerly Twitter, of driver Logan Sargeant using a TikTok filter to discover his positive qualities, referred to as ‘green flags’. According to the filter, the American’s good qualities include the lack of strange tattoos, the use of emojis and the ability to share.
Verstappen looks back on Formula 1 career
Max Verstappen made his Formula 1 debut in 2015 at the age of 17, so 2024 will be his tenth season at the highest level. Earlier this week, the Limburger briefly looked back on his career on his social media, but Verstappen has now posted a longer video on YouTube, with four minutes full of highlights from the past decade.
Ricciardo gives interview at high speed in special vehicle
Daniel Ricciardo gave a special interview in Los Angeles during a Red Bull Racing demonstration. Noel Miller, a comedian and online personality, brought a self-designed vehicle and asked the AlphaTauri driver a number of questions in it.
Leclerc very happy with the prize and kisses a big red banana cuddly toy
Charles Leclerc is currently on a skiing holiday, but the Monegasque also won a major prize during the winter break. The Ferrari driver won a red banana, but as a cuddly toy. He shows his happiness by giving the cuddly toy a kiss.
Albon resumes training after the holidays with heavy exercises
The winter testing days will start again in six weeks, and so the Formula 1 drivers will start their training again after the holidays. This also applies to Alexander Albon, who was training his neck together with his trainer. It is clear from the images that the British Thai are having a hard time.
Alonso works on his cornering in wintery weather
Fernando Alonso does not sit still during the winter break. The 42-year-old Spaniard took advantage of the break to race down the snow-covered mountains on skis, and judging by the images, Alonso also has the speed here.
Martin Garrix is in Australia with Norris and Ricciardo
Martin Garrix has shared a photo on his Instagram page of himself with Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo in Australia. The former McLaren teammates previously shared photos of their time together in Australia, where they spend their free time away from Formula 1.
Verstappen looks back on a decade in Formula 1
Max Verstappen made his Formula 1 debut for the Toro Rosso team in 2015. This year, the Red Bull Racing driver will therefore be competing in his tenth season in the premier class of motorsport. So it’s time for Verstappen to look back on his achievements in the first nine years.
Red Bull shows that preparing F1 drivers for the new season is ‘no joke’
In just over a month, the new Formula 1 season will start again with the test days at the Bahrain International Circuit. In order to start the season in top condition again, the drivers have to work hard. Red Bull Racing shows on its Instagram page that the training work should not be underestimated.
Verstappen falls just short in a game of FIFA against five-time champion Koen Weijland
Max Verstappen played a game of FIFA against Koen Weijland, presenter at Viaplay and five-time Dutch champion of the famous video game. Verstappen has always been a fan of the football game and took on Weijland in a kind of rematch. The Red Bull Racing driver is a supporter of PSV. The Eindhoven club won in October against Ajax, the club that Weijland was active for for years and is a fan of. This time the victory went to Ajax instead of PSV.
Verstappen and Kelly Piquet ready to tackle the ski slopes
Max Verstappen was still in warm Brazil for Christmas, but the Red Bull Racing driver and girlfriend Kelly Piquet exchanged the warm days for the cold ski slope. The couple, especially Verstappen, is ready to brave the cold and the track.