FanAmp Fan Favorites | F1 | Week of March 22, 2024

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Why Mercedes struggled in high-speed corners

Mercedes trackside engineer Andrew Shovlin discusses the team’s performance in Jeddah. He explains the challenges faced in fast corners, why they opted not to double stack during the Safety Car, and other insights in the Akkodis Race Debrief. Shovlin also answers fan questions, such as whether they ran different setups on both cars and how it impacted their learning process.

Max and Checo tackle anagram challenge 

Red Bull took the names of the drivers on the F1 grid, jumbled the letters up a bit, and handed them over to Max Verstappen and Checo Perez to solve. Solving these anagrams proved quite the mental workout, and both drivers had to think hard before giving their answers. See how both drivers take on each other.

Steiner wades into Christian Horner scandal

Guenther Steiner hopes Red Bull ‘put an end’ to the row engulfing Christian Horner, with the team principal’s ‘sex texts’ scandal overshadowing the start of the Formula One season. Red Bull team boss Horner was accused of ‘coercive behavior’ by an unnamed female employee before he was cleared by a lawyer hired by the motorsports team to investigate.

Why Verstappen hates Drive to Survive

Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, who share a long history, took a break from their preparations for the Australian Grand Prix to give fans a unique insight into their personal lives. Verstappen has made it well known that he isn’t a huge fan of being on F1’s Drive To Survive, and he revealed why he just doesn’t want people to see inside his life.

Star-studded launch sets stage for Australian GP excitement

A who’s who of talented stars has launched this year’s Australian Grand Prix at the Glamour on the Grid event. Among the notable figures in attendance were Scott Pendlebury, an Australian rules football star, former AFL player Daniel Gorringe, and actor Lincoln Lewis, alongside several others. It seems they’re all looking forward to the race, with the atmosphere charged with anticipation.