FanAmp Fan Favorites | F1 | Week of December 8, 2023

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Max and Checo decode team radio messages

Formula 1 Team Radio often provides interesting moments, and Red Bull has gone through the archives to select some of the best from previous years. Now it’s up to Max Verstappen and Checo Perez of Oracle Red Bull Racing to figure out who said it and maybe where it happened.

Guess the Track Challenge

Daniel Ricciardo and Yuki Tsunoda take their turn at guessing Formula 1 tracks from the 2023 season calendar, but there’s a twist. They are only allowed to use the audio from previous pole laps, putting their listening skills to the test. How well do Yuki and Daniel know the sounds of long straights and slow bends of each circuit?

Tsunoda rates American cuisine

Yuki Tsunoda, who enjoys both fast racing and good food, rated American dishes on a scale of one to ten. This included items like cheeseburgers, hotdogs, s’mores, peanut butter, and jelly sandwiches, among others. Interestingly, Tsunoda hadn’t tasted some of them but gave the highest rating to a different dish.

Russell reacts to his amusing 2023 memes

George Russell became the subject of numerous epic memes in the 2023 season. Mercedes decided to curate a selection and capture his reactions. One particular video captured Russell giving Lando Norris a comical, Shrek-like look. Reflecting on the moment, Russell remembered it was during his third-place qualification in Qatar and admitted finding it genuinely amusing.

FIA investigation into Susie and Toto explained

The F1 off-season has started with an early surprise as the FIA looks into allegations against Toto and Susie Wolff. These claims, denied by Mercedes F1 and Formula 1, involve the alleged passing of confidential information from a member of FOM personnel to an F1 team principal. What led to this, and what might happen next?

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