FanAmp Fan Favorites: May 10, 2024

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Albon tackles American slang

In 2024, it’s the first of three trips to the United States, and Logan Sargeant is the one to test Alex Albon on his understanding of American slang. Sargeant noted that these slangs were more American than what Albon was accustomed to, which made him a bit uneasy. However, Albon managed to explain simple slang like “gator,” “bucks,” and “y’all” impressively until he faced a tougher challenge.

Sainz optimistic about future

ESPN’s Katie George interviews Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz before the 2024 Miami Grand Prix. Sainz talks about Ferrari’s progress this year, his optimism for competing for race wins consistently, and his approach to his Formula 1 future, including when fans can expect a decision on his 2025 racing plans.

Meet the female game-changers of F1 

There are many remarkable women who drive the engine of Formula One. This video introduces key figures like Susie Wolff, managing director of F1 Academy, Brazilian F1 journalist Mariana Becker, and Red Bull strategist Hannah Schmitz. It also sheds light on other skilled women in the sport who often go unnoticed

Hamilton does doughnuts outside Empire State Building

New York City’s Fifth Avenue transformed into a stage for a thrilling performance by seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton. The famed racing star showcased his skills by speeding down the avenue, even executing daring donuts just outside the iconic Empire State Building. The eye-catching stunt was part of a promotional effort to spotlight the partnership between Hamilton’s Mercedes F1 team and WhatsApp and their growing presence in the U.S. market.

Where will Newey go after 2025?

Ever since the news spread through the airwaves that Adrian Newey was leaving Red Bull, there have been several speculations regarding his next destination. Fans, pundits, and even those in the paddock all have opinions. Some say he’s heading to Ferrari, while others suggest Aston Martin is interested in signing the legend. In fact, there are also rumors circulating that he’ll be making a comeback to Williams. But where will Newey really go at the end of 2025?

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