Before monitor action had begun ahead of Formula 1 practice sessions for your 70th Anniversary Grand Prix in Silverstone, there was plenty of drama to talk about.
Renault’s protest against Racing Point’s back brake ducts were maintained, along with the latter group was given a fine and points deduction for breaking up the FIA’s athletic regulations.
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Additionally, Nico Hulkenberg will more deputise for Sergio Perez following the Mexican driver tested positive for COVID-19 once again, and Mercedes voiced its dismay over F1’s future leadership amid its own reluctance to signal another Concorde Agreement.
There were plenty of talking things in clinic for Silverstone’s second race, using all the milder tier of tyres used in comparison to last weekend’s race which makes it hard for the drivers and teams to get together with.
Autosport’s technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge and Motorsport.com F1 editor Jonathan Noble sink their teeth to the largest topics before F1’s’birthday’ race, and look forward to the remainder of the weekend.