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Brutal Hamilton dismissal whilst Ferrari will not have its hand forced - RacingNews365 Review

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Lewis Hamilton has been warned that he has "had his best time" in Formula 1 as he prepares to leave Mercedes for Ferrari.

The Hamilton-Mercedes partnership is the most successful in F1 history with 82 wins and six Drivers' titles, but Hamilton has not won a race since December 2021 as Mercedes continues to struggle in the ground-effects era, with 2024 Hamilton's worst-start to a season after four races.

READ MORE: Hamilton told he has "had his time" as Ferrari hopes dismissed

Ferrari will not be rushed into Red Bull-inspired SF-24 B-spec

If Red Bull introduced a large development package which involved the reconfiguration of the sidepod inlets and those on the sides of the cockpit at Suzuka, then Ferrari is in no rush to follow with a similar package for its SF-24.

It seems intent on not delivering even a part of an extensive upgrade package until the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola across the weekend of May 17-19th, the seventh round of the season.

READ MORE: Ferrari will not be rushed into Red Bull-inspired SF-24 B-spec

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The day Verstappen went too far - and got taught a lesson

Max Verstappen's early 2018 was a prime example of a driver learning on the job as the fourth-year driver had a messy start to the campaign.

In the Australia opener, he spun in the early stages, whilst contact with Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain ended his evening early.

READ MORE: The day Verstappen went too far - and got taught a lesson

WATCH: Raikkonen in 'surprise comeback' ahead of Chinese GP

The Iceman left F1 at the end of 2021, but he still feels the need for speed as he returns to Shanghai to help 'mentor' Zhou Guanyu.

READ MORE: WATCH: Raikkonen in 'surprise comeback' ahead of Chinese GP

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Alonso addresses key concern over extended F1 deal

Fernando Alonso has declared he will be the first to hold up his hands if he feels his age is holding back his on-track performances.

Last week Alonso announced a contract extension with Aston Martin that will take him into at least the 2026 Formula 1 campaign.

READ MORE: Alonso addresses key concern over extended F1 deal

Honda reveal ambitious target for F1 2026 return

Honda has revealed it is hopeful it can win the Formula 1 world championship as soon as the 2026 season.

The Japanese manufacturer will return to the grid in two years' time as a power unit supplier, working in partnership with the Aston Martin squad.

READ MORE: Honda reveal ambitious target for F1 2026 return

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