FanAmp Fan Favorites | F1 | Week of February 9, 2024

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Can Lewis compete in a Ferrari?

After Andretti’s exclusion from Formula One, the initial chatter about it dissipated quickly in the media. The spotlight soon shifted to the much-talked-about prospect of Lewis Hamilton making a move to Ferrari. Everyone is talking about it, and that’s the subject of discussion on ESPN’s unlapped. How did Wolff react to the news, and what’s next for Mercedes and Sainz?

What’s next for Sainz?

Now, without doing a whole lot wrong, Carlos Sainz will lose his Ferrari seat at the end of the coming season to be replaced by the incoming Lewis Hamilton in a major coup for the Scuderia and chairman John Elkann. It is clear that Sainz deserves and will, in almost every circumstance, remain on the F1 grid. While Sainz deserves to stay in Formula 1, the spotlight now turns to where he will be in 2025. 

Viaplay presents ‘Max Verstappen – Off the Beaten Track’

After last year’s highly acclaimed and popular exclusive documentary ‘Max Verstappen – Anatomy of a Champion,’ Viaplay and Verstappen have created a brand-new series giving even more unique insights into the life of the triple Formula 1 world champion. ‘Max Verstappen – Off the Beaten Track’ episode 1 will premiere exclusively on Viaplay on 15 February, with episode 2 and 3 following in consecutive weeks.

Transfer shocks of the century

How does Lewis Hamilton’s switch from Mercedes to Ferrari stack up against other surprising moves? Formula 1 takes a look at notable transfers from this century, starting with Alonso’s move from Renault to McLaren, where he won his only two world championships, and then Jenson Button’s move from Brawn to McLaren in 2010. Click here to watch the video.

Williams Racing season launch

Williams has maintained a similar color scheme for the 2024 season, reminiscent of last year’s FW45. The car features shades of dark and navy blue, along with exposed carbon fiber on its lower half. Albon expressed satisfaction with the design’s evolution, noting its cleanliness, while Sargeant echoed similar sentiments, citing his experience with the car as an advantage.

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