F1 News Round-up #8

The 8th instalment of the F1 News segment with stories including Max Verstappen committing to Red Bull Racing and Fernando Alonso decision to race at the 2018 Daytona 24 Hours.


Verstappen extends Red Bull deal

Max Verstappen will continue to drive at Red Bull for the next 3 years. The extended 3 years will see Verstappen drive with Red Bull through to 2020. Verstappen won his first GP in his first race with Red Bull in Spain in 2016.

“Red Bull has always shown their faith and belief in me with actions; inviting me in to the young driver programme as a 16-year-old, then giving me my start in Formula One when I was just 17, and then the opportunity to race with Red Bull Racing where I had such a dream start with this team,” said Verstappen, who won his second GP in Malaysia earlier this month.

Alonso to race at Daytona in 2018

Double World Champion, Fernando Alonso will race in the 2018 Daytona 24 Hours for United Autosports sportscar team, which is owned by Zak Brown, McLaren’s executive director.  Alonso will race alongside Phil Hanson and Lando Norris in the event, which will be held on January 26-27. Alonso has previously revealed his ambition to complete F1’s Triple Crown – the Indy 500, Le Mans and the Monaco GP.

Kvyat’s Toro Rosso career over

Former Red Bull driver, Daniil Kvyat will not race for Toro Rosso again and he is free to find a new team, sources have confirmed. Kvyat’s last GP appearance was at the American GP where he finished in 10th place. It is also confirmed that Toro Rosso will run Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley for the rest of the season. For 2018, there is a slim chance for Kvyat could sign with Williams, the only team not to have confirmed their second driver.

FIA and F1 set out clear direction for 2021 power units

Formula 1 and governing body the FIA have laid out proposals for the next generation of F1 power units, with improved noise, reduced cost, and a more level playing field among the key objectives.

“The new F1 has the target to be the world’s leading global sports competition married to state of the art technology. To excite, engage, and awe fans of all ages but to do so in a sustainable manner. We believe that the future power unit will achieve this.” Said Ross Brawn.





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