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Hamilton smelled blood as Aston Martin sign technical guru - Racing News 365 Review

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Lewis Hamilton has been described as like "a shark in the ocean" that "smelled blood" en route to ending two and a half years of hurt with his British Grand Prix victory.

There was barely a dry eye in the house when Hamilton took the chequered flag at Silverstone for his 104th F1 victory but his first since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, and for 946 days.

Read more: Hamilton 'like a shark that smelled blood' in British GP - Webber

Aston Martin announce signing of major technical figure

Aston Martin has announced the signing of Enrico Cardile from Ferrari, with the Italian set to join as F1 Chief Technical Officer. 

It was revealed on Monday 8th July that long-time Ferrari technical guru Cardile would be leaving - with Aston Martin keen to bolster its technical ranks as it looks to move up the grid. 

Read more: Aston Martin announce signing of major technical figure

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Why Lawson is testing Verstappen's Red Bull

A lot has been made about Liam Lawson's filming day at Silverstone, with the New Zealander taking a seat in Max Verstappen's RB20. 

Lawson is permitted to cover 200 kilometres - about 33 laps of the full grand prix track, and will also be behind the wheel of the 2022 AlphaTauri later in the month.

The result? Much speculation, as the link to the dire situations of Sergio Perez and Daniel Ricciardo is quickly made. 

Read more: Why Lawson is testing Verstappen's Red Bull

Vasseur soothes Ferrari fears after failed F1 upgrade

Ferrari will be stuck with its SF-24 problems for the upcoming F1 Hungarian Grand Prix, but boss Frederic Vasseur has soothed concerns around its upgrades.

A package introduced by the Scuderia in Spain has not had the desired effect, with the team suffering a slump in performance in the last four races, including a double DNF in Canada and two non-scores for Charles Leclerc in Austria and Britain. 

Read more: Vasseur soothes Ferrari fears after failed F1 upgrade

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Verstappen refuses to accept 'hit and miss' Red Bull will get 'lazy'

Max Verstappen has refused to accept the idea that Red Bull could get "lazy" as it seeks diminishing returns on its F1 car.

After a 2023 season in which he won 19 of 22 races, Verstappen has claimed seven victories in the first 12 races of '24, but Red Bull are facing renewed challenges from McLaren, Mercedes and Ferrari

Read more: Verstappen refuses to accept 'hit and miss' Red Bull will get 'lazy'

Button expresses concern for Norris after British GP comments

Jenson Button has expressed concern for Lando Norris's well-being after comments made following the British Grand Prix.

Norris was a major victory contender at Silverstone, but a strategy blunder from McLaren led to the soft tyres being fitted to Norris's car at the change-back from intermediate tyres to slicks, instead of the brand-new mediums saved for just a scenario.

Read more: Button expresses concern for Norris after British GP comments

Also interesting:

In the latest podcast, Ian, Sam and Nick discuss the British GP and Hamilton's emotional return to winning ways. Hamilton's journey since 2021 is discussed, as is Lando Norris' BIGGEST hurdle and Sergio Perez entering the Red Bull danger zone!

Rather watch than listen to the podcast? Click here.

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