Martin Brundle’s ‘quietly satisfied’ driveshaft problem put Max Verstappen P15 on the grid : PlanetF1

Martin Brundle’s ‘quietly satisfied’ driveshaft problem put Max Verstappen P15 on the grid : PlanetF1

Martin Brundle has revealed he was “quietly delighted” to see Max Verstappen start the Saudi Arabian GP from a modest P15 to spice up the show. A driveshaft issue with the Dutchman’s RB19 assured him he could play no part in the battle for pole position in Jeddah and that he would still have work … Read more

Fernando Alonso’s penalty debacle exposed another weakness in FIA regulations: PlanetF1

The “is-he-or-isn’t-he?” by Fernando Alonso. The podium at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix dealt a serious blow to the FIA’s attempts to be seen as a more effective authority. Coming home with a comfortable third place on track in Saudi Arabia, Fernando Alonso took the podium alongside the two Red Bull drivers and joined the … Read more

Radio messages highlight Charles Leclerc’s growing dissatisfaction with Ferrari’s form: PlanetF1

Charles Leclerc may have denied rumors of a direct swap deal with Mercedes, but that doesn’t mean he’s not making the rounds after a lackluster Saudi Arabian Grand Prix left him 38 points behind in the title race. But perhaps more importantly, a race where radio messages follow one another to underline the growing dissatisfaction … Read more

Are Red Bull cracks widening with Sergio Perez calling for radio ‘review’: PlanetF1

Calling for a review of Red Bull’s end-of-race communications with its drivers, Sergio Perez has all but announced that he is wary of team-mate Max Verstappen. And who could blame him after the Sao Paulo Grand Prix last season? Running 1-2 in the final laps of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday, Perez maintained … Read more

Mike Krack on ‘ambiguous’ FIA rules for car work during penalty time : PlanetF1

Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack has called the regulations around working on a car during a penalty period “a bit ambiguous” after Fernando Alonso nearly lost his Saudi Arabian P3 GP. Alonso finished Sunday’s race at the Jeddah circuit in third place, 5.1 seconds ahead of George Russell, only to be informed after podium … Read more

Why the FIA ​​stripped Fernando Alonso’s Jeddah podium…then gave it back : PlanetF1

Fernando Alonso was reinstated in third place at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after receiving a post-race time penalty that dropped him to fourth place. Alonso finished third in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, stepping onto the podium behind the victorious Red Bull drivers and joining in the champagne celebrations. However, shortly after that celebration … Read more

Maybe they did it on purpose to get a win from behind: PlanetF1

After Max Verstappen’s RB19 ran into trouble during qualifying at the Jeddah circuit, Toto Wolff joked that Red Bull had set it up to show the world it could “win all the way from there”. ‘back”. Red Bull’s RB19 has been the choice of the field so far this season, with Verstappen winning the season-opening … Read more

Nico Rosberg highlights ‘massive work’ Mercedes faces to change concepts: PlanetF1

While Mercedes has said it’s time to change the concept of its car, Nico Rosberg says it’s a much bigger job than just slapping new sidepods on the W14. Fearing that their deficit to Red Bull has “doubled or almost tripled” this season, Toto Wolff has admitted the time has come for Mercedes to make … Read more

Sergio Perez takes pole as Max Verstappen is expelled in Q2 in Jeddah : PlanetF1

Sergio Perez will start on pole for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix for the second consecutive year after an entertaining qualifying session in Jeddah, although Max Verstappen suffered a mechanical problem in Q2 which will see him start from the bottom in 15th. After Ferrari seemingly struggled for pace in final practice, Charles Leclerc put … Read more