FanAmp Fan Favorites | F1 | Week of January 12, 2024

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Sargeant reflects on rookie season

Logan Sargeant has taken a moment to reflect on his maiden F1 season with Williams, sharing the biggest learning he will take into the winter and choosing the highlight that stands out above the rest. A rollercoaster campaign for the 22-year-old American – who arrived as a Formula 4, Formula 3 and Formula 2 race winner – brought a fair share of mistakes and crashes, but also gradual progression as the year went by.

Driving a GEN3 Formula E car

Matt and Tommy visited the Ricardo Tormo circuit to take the Gen3 Formula E car for a spin. Their first stop was the paddock, where they had their seats adjusted and the car underwent necessary maintenance. Following instructions on how to drive the car, they donned their driving gear and sped off onto the track.

Ranking the 2024 driver line-ups

For the upcoming 2024 season, each team will maintain the same lineup as the previous season. This continuity will offer a clearer insight into the abilities of individual drivers in comparison to their teammates and their overall performance within their respective teams, without new rookies or driver transfers.

Steiner’s shocking departure from Haas explained

One of F1’s most popular and longest-serving team bosses, Guenther Steiner, has left his role in charge of Haas. It’s a shock move that poses serious questions about the team’s prospects and future. Steiner was the man who made F1’s strangest team set-up possible and became an unexpected star of the Netflix Drive to Survive series. Now, there’s curiosity about the implications for Haas and what led to this decision.

Inside the unique F1 steering wheel 

F1 cars are incredibly complex machines that take several years plus millions of dollars to design and build before heading to a track. A key component of that is the steering wheel. Of course, it is essential for every car, but the F1 steering wheel is unlike any that is seen on the road. This video explains the purpose of each button on the unique F1 steering wheel.


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