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Hamilton smelled blood as Aston Martin signed technical guru – Racing News 365 Review

Hamilton smelled blood as Aston Martin signed technical guru – Racing News 365 Review

Lewis Hamilton was described as “a shark in the ocean” who “smelled blood” as he ended a two-and-a-half-year injury woe with victory at the British Grand Prix.

There was barely a dry eye in the crowd as Hamilton crossed the chequered flag first at Silverstone to claim his 104th Formula 1 victory. It was his first win since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and that in 946 days.

Read more: Hamilton ‘like a shark smelling blood’ in British GP – Webber

Aston Martin announces signing of key technical figure

Aston Martin has announced the arrival of Enrico Cardile from Ferrari. The Italian will become Chief Technical Officer of Formula 1.

On Monday 8th July it was announced that Cardile, Ferrari’s technical guru, would leave. Aston Martin wants to strengthen its technical ranks to move up the grid.

Read more: Aston Martin announces signing of key technical figure

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Why Lawson Verstappen is testing Red Bull

There has been much ado about Liam Lawson’s recording day at Silverstone, with the New Zealander taking a seat in Max Verstappen’s RB20.

Lawson will be allowed to complete 200 kilometres – approximately 33 laps of the full Grand Prix circuit – and will also get behind the wheel of the 2022 AlphaTauri later this month.

The result? Much speculation, because the link to the dire situations of Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo is quickly made.

Read more: Why Lawson Verstappen is testing Red Bull

Vasseur calms Ferrari fears after failed F1 upgrade

Ferrari will struggle with problems with the SF-24 at the upcoming Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix, but team boss Frederic Vasseur has allayed concerns over the upgrades.

A package introduced by the Scuderia in Spain has not had the desired effect, with the team suffering a slump in performance in the last four races, including a double DNF in Canada and two non-scores for Charles Leclerc in Austria and Britain.

Read more: Vasseur calms Ferrari fears after failed F1 upgrade

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Verstappen refuses to accept ‘hit and miss’ Red Bull is getting ‘lazy’

Max Verstappen refuses to accept that Red Bull could become ‘lazy’ due to the diminishing returns from its Formula 1 car.

After a 2023 season in which he won 19 of the 22 races, Verstappen has taken seven victories in the first 12 races of 2024, but Red Bull again faces challenges from McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari.

Read more: Verstappen refuses to accept ‘hit and miss’ Red Bull is getting ‘lazy’

Button raises concerns about Norris after British GP comments

Jenson Button has expressed his concerns for the welfare of Lando Norris following comments he made after the British Grand Prix.

Norris was a strong contender for victory at Silverstone, but a strategic blunder by McLaren saw soft tyres fitted to Norris’ car when switching from intermediate tyres to slicks, instead of the brand new medium tyres that had been retained for one-off use only.

Read more: Button raises concerns about Norris after British GP comments