Lewis Hamilton chases Max Verstappen at the top of the Formula 1 standings, just eight points behind after winning the Qatar Grand Prix – his second straight win after a great performance in Brazil.
A good week until the next race, the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix is the penultimate of the season – then it’s off to Yas Marina in the United Arab Emirates. The long straights will undoubtedly favor the Mercedes cars over those of Red Bull, especially as Toto Wolff reveals that Hamilton will get its latest “flavorful” engine back in the car in Jeddah.
Wolff and his Red Bull colleague Christian Horner also kept up and down in the fight for the constructors ‘championship and the drivers’ title, creating amusement and contempt for others. Outside of the big two, Fernando Alonso’s podium, the changing team line-ups for next year and even the additions to rules like sprint qualifying have made big topics of conversation in Formula 1 lately.
Here is the latest F1 news and reactions to the further building of Saudi Arabia: