FanAmp Fan Favorites | F1 | Week of December 1, 2023

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Norris opens up about F1 pressure

The expectations placed on F1 drivers to succeed and improve are currently at an all-time high. In this exclusive preview, Lando talks about how this pressure has affected his mental health and how he’s gotten better at handling it over the years. Norris shares how nervous he was in his first race and admits to being his own biggest critic, always aiming to be the best version of himself.

The only team in contention for nothing

Alpine and Red Bull are the only teams not in the championship mix heading into the final race. Alpine sits in sixth place, 92 points ahead of Williams but trailing Aston Martin by more than double their own points. The team has been in the spotlight, especially after a mid-season shake-up. The question remains: what does this mean for their future performance?

Unseen moments from Abu Dhabi

You may have watched the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on TV, but there were some interesting moments you probably didn’t see. From a mystery fan casually joining the Red Bull group photo with the drivers to a photographer switching from AlphaTauri to handling social media for Ferrari, here are some behind-the-scenes actions you might have missed.

Albon opens up on racing challenges

Alex Albon talks about his journey in racing, including the challenges he faced when Red Bull dropped him. Instead of leaving, he decided to stay with the team, working on improving the car for his teammates. Albon shares lessons learned from tough times in his career and personal life, and he believes they’ve helped him build the mental strength needed to pursue championships.

Yas Marina post-season testing highlights

The post-season testing at the Yas Marina circuit was unique in its own way. It showcased several promising F1 rookies like Jack Doohan, Pato O’Ward, Theo Pourchaire, Frederik Vesti, and others, providing a fitting end to the 2023 F1 season. Yet, perhaps unnoticed, there were intriguing moments, like Felipe Drugovich donning Lance Stroll’s boots.

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