F1 news LIVE: Sebastian Vettel considers quitting sport over climate change as Lewis Hamilton vows to fight on

Vettel Puts Focus On Climate Change At Miami GP

Follow live news and reaction as the world of F1 continues to react to the results at the Miami Grand Prix, while also beginning to look ahead at how teams can improve for the Spanish Grand Prix next time out.

Max Verstappen closed the gap between himself and Charles Leclerc in the drivers’ championship with a win in the US, joined on the podium by both Ferrari cars – but questions have been asked over whether they made it too easy for the reigning champion to take the flag for Red Bull for the second consecutive race.

Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton is coming under pressure after showing post-race disappointment and suggesting Mercedes are not any faster than they were at the start of the season, although the seven-time world champion has vowed to fight on, saying that Mercedes “won” t be stopped in their tracks. “

Another multiple world champion – four-time winner Sebastian Vettel – is considering quitting the sport over climate change, having worn a t-shirt drawing attention to the issue at the Miami GP.

With ten days to go until the next Grand Prix, it’s all about analyzing the data, recovery time and making improvements ahead of the next installment in the 2022 season.

Follow all the build-up to the F1 Spanish Grand Prix below:


Lando Norris believes McLaren are ‘behind’ Alfa Romeo’s pace this season

McLaren had an awful start to the season but they have gradually built into the campaign. They still aren’t at the heights they will be aiming for and the British driver has been realistic about where he believes his team are.

“I think we are behind Mercedes [in terms of pace], Said the 22-year-old as per Motorsport-total.com. “We are also behind Alfa Romeo but are well in the running with Alpine and AlphaTauri. Haas are somewhere in that region as well. So I think it’s quite simple – it’s tight. “

Michael Jones13 May 2022 12:31


Lewis Hamilton frustrated after Mercedes stuck on ‘same speed’ for five races

Lewis Hamilton is “hopeful” Mercedes can improve their car despite it having the “same speed” for the opening five races.

Mercedes haven’t had the same start to the season that they would be used to with both seven-time champion Hamilton and George Russell out of the top three of the driver standings. They have had two podiums but no race wins with several issues with their car – ‘porpoising’ being the main struggle.

Hamilton, who is gunning for a record eighth title, concedes the team aren’t where they thought they would be.

Michael Jones13 May 2022 12:22


Christian Horner dismisses Red Bull ‘fragility’ fears after Max Verstappen win in Miami

Michael Jones13 May 2022 12:11


Toto Wolff admits Mercedes ‘flying in the fog’ despite improvements in Miami

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff says his team have been “flying in the fog” since the start of the season due to their difficulties with Formula One’s new car regulations.

The team haven’t performed as most would have expected, only grabbing two podiums this campaign so far with no race wins. Mercedes did see some improvements at the last grand prix in Miami but Wolff admitted they are still a long way off from where they are expected to be.

“We have been [struggling] straight from the beginning, flying in the fog a little bit, ”explained Wolff, per GP Fans. “And it is clear that there is potential in the car and she is fast but we just don’t understand how to unlock the potential.”

Michael Jones13 May 2022 12:00


‘We’re on it’: Mario Andretti determined to secure F1 team by 2024

Former world champion Mario Andretti has confirmed he is working on plans to bring a new team to the Formula One grid from 2024, but there is a “process they must respect” amid warnings from current teams.

Andretti, the 1978 world champion, and his son Michael, also a former F1 driver and a champion at IndyCar, have been linked with bringing an American team to the grid after were reported to be interested in purchasing Sauber last year.

Michael Jones13 May 2022 11:49


Lando Norris claims Miami track was ‘turning into crap’ during Grand Prix

Lando Norris has claimed the Miami Grand Prix track surface was “turning into crap” during the race.

Norris picked up his first DNF of the season, with his McLaren coming into contact with the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly.

Michael Jones13 May 2022 11:39


‘I trashed the whole floor’: Daniel Ricciardo reveals wild party in hotel

Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo revealed he once “trashed the whole floor” of a hotel he was staying in as the McLaren star recounted stories of his party lifestyle.

The Australian was on stage with team-mate Lando Norris at a McLaren and Hilton hotels corporate event ahead of the Miami Grand Prix when they were asked of their wildest hotel stays.

Ricciardo, who has raced in Formula One since 2011, said of his most memorable experience: “I mean, I didn’t merely trash the room, I trashed the whole floor.

Michael Jones13 May 2022 11:29


Sebastian Vettel tells UK to ‘deal with’ Brexit ‘mess’

Four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has criticized the “mess” of Brexit and claims the United Kingdom must now deal with the “consequences” of the decision.

Vettel made a surprise appearance on the BBC’s Question Time on Thursday, in which he spoke out on issues such as climate change, human rights and ‘partygate’ in front of a live studio audience in Hackney.

The German driver admitted he has questioned his future in Formula One due to his concerns over climate change and said discussing Brexit risks politicians missing the “bigger picture”.

But while Vettel said he was not “familiar” with the exact details on Brexit during a debate on trade agreements, the 34-year-old said he believed the UK now has “deal” with the situation.

Michael Jones13 May 2022 11:18


Alonso backs Andretti bid to enter Formula 1

Fernando Alonso says he hopes Michael Andretti’s bid to enter a new team in Formula 1 is successful.

In 2017 Alonso raced in the Indy 500 with a McLaren team heavily supported by Andretti and led to 27 laps of the race before an engine failure forced him into retirement.

Andretti is now currently lobbying for his family to create a new team and become a future entry into Formula 1, which Alonso says he supports fully.

“It could be a big thing,” says Alonso. “I know Michael very well, I know the Andretti family and they are obviously a big part of motor sport in general and they are legends. So if we can have them in Formula 1 that will be the best news, I think for both.

“Formula 1 would benefit from that and obviously Michael and his team will benefit from the sport and from being in Formula 1. And I think they have the capabilities, the resources, they have the talent to be in Formula 1 and be competitive as well. . So I hope this thing comes true in the next few years, and I will follow very closely. “

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Michael Jones13 May 2022 11:08


Max Verstappen ‘irritable’ with Red Bull at Miami Grand Prix

But it was not all smooth sailing for the Red Bull driver as just 48 hours ago, he was reduced to very little practice time on track due to problems with his car.

And Jos has revealed that led to Verstappen becoming increasingly agitated as yet more reliability issues threatened to derail his title defense.

Speaking in his column, Jos said: “Problems with the car on Friday meant he got very little practice and you need that time to adjust the car, especially on a new street circuit. I could understand why he was a bit irritable. “

Michael Jones13 May 2022 10:59

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