When Ricciardo signed for Renault, he agreed with team principal Cyril Abiteboul to get matching tattoos when he scored his first podium, which was achieved at last year's Eifel Grand Prix.
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The Aston Martin squad will hold a virtual launch from 3pm GMT on 3 March, and has invited fans to be part of the event by registering to 'Unlock The Vault' for the new car through its website.
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It arrives on the back of a relatively successful season for McLaren, finishing in third place in the constructors’ standings.
The car has had to undergo a raft of changes as the team ...Keep reading
It makes Alpine the seventh team to confirm its launch plans ahead of the new season, leaving only Red Bull, Haas and Aston Martin still to finalise a date to unveil their cars.
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Having given the green light for a major investment at its headquarters as it sets up Red Bull Powertrains, the team admits that it is not viewing the Honda takeover as just a short-term project prior to looking elsewhere in the future.
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Sebastian Vettel is set to make his debut with the Aston Martin F1 Team in just a matter of weeks – and the four-time World Champion will be hoping to benefit from having a clean slate.
For most of his time at Ferrari, Vettel was the Scuderia’s number one driver and their best hope of ending their Championship drought, but he was comprehensively outperformed by Charles Leclerc in 2020.
Commenting on Vettel’s move to Aston Martin, 2016 F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg has tipped his countryman to succeed at the British racing outfit.
“Sebastian needed a change,” Rosberg told Germany’s Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper.
“He was in a negative spiral at Ferrari, which was not a nice experience in the end.
“I am happy that he has now found a new opportunity. At Aston Martin he will be the hero again and will be celebrated.
“With a success he can be the same again. He’s still one of the best of all-time,” he added.
In the same interview, Rosberg also commented on his own career and success in F1, saying he believes Sir Lewis Hamilton’s immense achievements have confirmed how well he performed in 2016 when he beat him to the Championship.
“I knew how good he was. For the outside world it is now a confirmation that he is the best of all time, even by titles.
“That I beat him in the same car gives me extra confirmation of my success,” he explained.
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"We have got some issues with the power units," he said in a video released by Mercedes. "We know we have issues but we have plenty of plans in place to fix all of those issues. I'm sure it will all be ready for the first race."
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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has said he believes Mercedes will try to poach Max Verstappen if Sir Lewis Hamilton decides to leave the Silver Arrows or retire from Formula One altogether at the end of 2021.
“I’m sure that should Lewis decide to stop then Max will naturally be the driver at the top of Mercedes’ list,” Horner said this week.
“They also have George Russell and other drivers available to them.
“The reality is that yes, of course – as there has always been – an element of performance-related clauses to Max’s contract. But as with all these things, it’s not about forcing a driver that doesn’t want to be there.
“It’s more about relationships than contracts and you only pull a contract out of the drawer when you have a problem, in my experience,” he added.
Continuing, the Red Bull team principal described their relationship with Verstappen as “very strong” and said he is confident that the performance clause in the Dutch ace’s contract won’t come into play.
“The relationship with Max is very strong, he believes in the project, in what we are doing, and he sees the investment Red Bull are making.
“I’m confident we won’t need to refer to any contractual clauses. It will be down to us to deliver a competitive car.
As for their chances of fighting Mercedes for the Championship this upcoming season, Horner said Red Bull is “gathering momentum” as they demonstrated at the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
“We demonstrated at Abu Dhabi that Mercedes are beatable on a track they had been unbeaten at for the past six or seven years.
“We just need to be able to do that across the season. We are gathering momentum. Nobody has a crystal ball so we just need to do the best job we can,” Horner concluded.
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Should Hamilton decide to step away from F1 at the end of the year, it has been suggested that Verstappen could be an option for Mercedes to replace the Briton.
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