FanAmp Fan Favorites | F1 | Week of April 26, 2024

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Ferrari revives Azzurro Blue for Miami GP

Ferrari may be synonymous with the color red, but it is often forgotten that for many years, their drivers and mechanics were clothed in blue, and, on rare occasions, their cars even raced in blue. During a visit to the Maranello factory, Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz got blue race suits from Ferrari’s Chief Design Officer, Flavio Manzoni.

Mercedes worst start in over a decade

After four races in 2020, amidst Mercedes’ dominance, they accumulated 146 points in the constructors’ championship. This slightly decreased to 141 in 2021 and dropped further to 77 in 2022. In 2023, they reached 76 points, just 1 point less. Now, in 2024, they have 34 points, which makes it their poorest start to a season since 2011.

Aramco inspires STEM talent 

Aramco aims to inspire and educate the next generation of STEM and motorsport talent. Recently, a group of STEM-focused local students teamed up with Aston Martin for a day of learning and karting in Shanghai. This event is part of Aramco’s global karting initiative, which seeks to provide opportunities for underserved communities worldwide.

Vowles discusses Williams challenges

In this episode of ‘The Vowles Verdict,’ James Vowles, Williams Racing’s Team Principal, answers fan questions and shares his thoughts on the 2024 Japanese Grand Prix weekend. He talks about the team’s recent accidents and how they’ve affected Williams, acknowledging the difficulties but expressing confidence in the team’s ability to bounce back.

Drivers gear up for Chinese GP

The Chinese Grand Prix is back, and F1 drivers share their thoughts ahead of the sprint weekend. Alonso talks about the possibility of his last contract in F1, Zhou discusses racing on home turf, and drivers anticipate the first sprint race of the season. Meanwhile, Lance Stroll is excited for the race, having enjoyed similar events in the past. Click here to watch the video.

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