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Fans deliver clear Verstappen verdict as Gasly makes Ocon claim - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Tuesday 2nd July with the RacingNews365 Review!

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F1 fans deliver clear verdict

In the aftermath of the collision between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris, we created an instant poll, with nearly 70,000 of you responding. 

It was not good reading for Verstappen...

READ MORE: F1 fans deliver emphatic verdict on Verstappen-Norris clash

Norris taught a lesson

The one thing Norris has never done in his F1 career is consistently fight at the front of the field for wins against a canny operator like Verstappen. 

As Jake Nichol argues, this was the best lesson for Norris going forward.

READ MORE: Verstappen taught Norris his biggest F1 lesson yet in Austria

Gasly's Ocon claim

In non-Verstappen vs Norris Austria news, the relationship between Alpine drivers Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon can be described as 'broken.'

Ocon is leaving the team at the end of the year - but raced Gasly hard in Austria as they fought over a points finish. Gasly eventually took 10th - benefiting from the You Know What between You Know Who on Lap 64.

But the one-time grand prix winner not far from happy with Ocon's conduct. 

READ MORE: Gasly makes Ocon claim that suggests future Alpine disharmony

Aston Martin's intriguing signing

News also came through today of a rather interesting appointment from Aston Martin. 

Andy Cowell, the former managing director of Mercedes High-Performance Powertrains and the guru behind its extraordinary engine success is coming aboard as Group CEO. 

He will be replacing Martin Whitmarsh, the former McLaren team principal stepping down. 

But why is this important? Well, for 2026, Aston Martin will be switching to Honda power units, and Cowell, who left Mercedes HPP in 2020, is an engine guy...

READ MORE: Ex-Mercedes chief to join Aston Martin in key role

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