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Ferrari's twist with mega new sponsor as Russell in Mercedes plea - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Tuesday 23rd April, 2024 with the RacingNews365 Review!

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Ferrari's sponsor news

Ferrari is set to match one of Red Bull's biggest sponsors, in a deal set to be announced before the Miami Grand Prix.

RacingNews365 understands that it has not been signed yet, but that confirmation is close of a long-term title sponsorship deal that will match what Oracle brings to Red Bull.

Find out more below!

READ MORE: Ferrari matches big Red Bull deal with new title sponsor

Comes with a new livery

And also set to be unveiled in Miami is a brand-new one-off livery for the Scuderia to celebrate 70 years of activity in American motorsport.

Ferrari is set to ditch the red for a...

READ MORE: Ferrari announces historic livery change for Miami Grand Prix

Russell's plea

Mercedes' start to the season has been below-par by the expectations it had coming into the season - and George Russell believes the team needs to simplify its approach.

He has scored Mercedes' best result this season with a fifth place in Bahrain, although Lewis Hamilton was second in the China sprint.

But the younger Briton almost wants a 'back-to-basics' approach.

READ MORE: Russell calls for 'simple' solution to boost Mercedes pace

What do the drivers think?

The talk of restructuring the points system so the top 12 get points is set to be debated at the upcoming F1 Commission meeting.

After the race in Shanghai, RacingNews365 asked several of the drivers concerned just what they thought of the plans.

Their verdicts are available below - and be sure to vote in the poll to let us know what you think!

READ MORE: What F1 drivers think of the proposed new points system

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