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Hamilton's shock revelation and Mercedes' innovation – RacingNews365 Review

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Lewis Hamilton says he did not even tell his parents that he was moving to Ferrari until the day of the announcement.

On February 1st, rumours were confirmed that Hamilton would be leaving Mercedes to join Ferrari from the 2025 season, ending a record-breaking 12-year stint with the team that has brought him 82 Grand Prix wins and six titles.

READ MORE: Hamilton 'didn't tell parents' about shock Ferrari move

Mercedes innovation 'at the boundary' of F1 rules

RacingNews365 technical expert Paolo Filisetti takes a look at the Mercedes W15 ahead of the first race of the new F1 season.

It is a car that looks more drivable and even if we have seen some spinning of the rear wheel, it was mainly due to a sub-perfect set-up in terms of suspension set-up and in terms of aero balance.

READ MORE: Mercedes innovation 'at the boundary' of F1 rules

Verstappen has 'full trust' in Red Bull's radical concept

Max Verstappen has dismissed concerns around Red Bull's radical RB20 concept, giving the new design a full vote of confidence.

After crushing the field in 2023 with 19 wins from 22 races, Verstappen is seeking a fourth straight World Championship in 2024, and starts as favourite following a strong test in Bahrain for the RB20.

READ MORE: Verstappen has 'full trust' in Red Bull's radical concept

Aston Martin eyeing 'aggressive' plan to fix 2023 weakness

Aston Martin is planning to go "aggressive" with its 2024 Formula 1 car in a bid to rectify a weakness that stalled progress in 2023.

The Silverstone-based squad started 2023 strongly with six podiums in the first eight races and were the nearest challengers to Red Bull, but fell back throughout the season as Mercedes, Ferrari and McLaren all out-developed it.

READ MORE: Aston Martin eyeing 'aggressive' plan to fix 2023 weakness

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	© RN365/Michael Potts

Marko appears to rule Albon out of replacing Perez at Red Bull

Helmut Marko has appeared to rule Alex Albon out of replacing Sergio Perez at Red Bull for the 2025 season.

Perez's contract with Red Bull expires at the end of the 2024 season and his future has been called into doubt following a 2023 season in which he struggled to match team-mate Max Verstappen who won 19 times to Perez's two.

READ MORE: Marko appears to rule Albon out of replacing Perez at Red Bull

F1 announces renewal of contract with key sponsor

Formula 1 has announced that it has agreed a new "long-term contract" with DHL to continue to serve as the logistics provider.

F1 and DHL first started working together over 20 years ago, with the German company playing an increasingly important role in F1's push for a carbon-neutral future by 2030.

READ MORE: F1 announces renewal of contract with key sponsor

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	© RN365/Michael Potts

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