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Hamilton's concerns as F1 warned over calendar demands - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Wednesday 13th March with the RacingNews365 Review!

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Hamilton's set-up concerns

Lewis Hamilton has often spoken after practice sessions that he and George Russell went different ways on set-up, with the younger Briton's course being the better one.

This has often placed Hamilton on the backfoot heading into qualifying and races - but what exactly is behind the divergence?

Jake Nichol explains.

READ MORE: Hamilton's experiments are costing him in fight against Russell at Mercedes

Verstappen bluff called

We asked you, the fans, to deliver your verdict on whether Max Verstappen would really consider leaving Red Bull.

The Dutchman was non-committal when asked if he would seriously departing the class-leading team if Helmut Marko was to depart.

Christian Horner fired a warning, saying that Red Bull did not "force" anybody to be at the team who did not want to be.

In our poll, nearly 3,000 votes were cast as the fans delivered their verdict.

READ MORE: F1 fans call Verstappen's bluff over Red Bull quit threat

Steiner on calendar

F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has been warned of a potential backlash if he continues to expand the calendar.

There are a record-breaking 24 races in 2024, the most ever in a single F1 season, but former Haas boss Guenther Steiner has told RacingNews365 of the potential downsides to expanding beyond 24 Grands Prix.

READ MORE: F1 warned of 'so much headwind' with continued calendar expansion

The big Bearman choice

On his debut in Saudi Arabia, Oliver Bearman was given the car number #38 - but this was not his choice.

#38 is a number given to Ferrari for its reserve drivers to use, in the same way that Stoffel Vandoorne used #47 on his 2016 Bahrain GP debut, but opted for #2 as his full-time number in 2017.

The 18-year-old has revealed what his choice will be - and it is a number that has yet to be used since permanent numbers were introduced in 2014.

READ MORE: Bearman reveals selection for F1 identity detail

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