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Marko hints at RB driver line-up as Tsunoda hails Ricciardo influence - RacingNews365 Review

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Helmut Marko has appeared to confirm that Liam Lawson will be promoted to a full-time RB Formula 1 race seat in 2025, replacing Daniel Ricciardo. 

Lawson deputised for the injured Ricciardo in five races in the second-half of 2023, impressing during his stint with a points finish with ninth in Singapore.

READ MORE: Marko hints at RB decision over Ricciardo and Lawson futures

Tsunoda highlights Ricciardo influence in 'emotional control'

Yuki Tsunoda has revealed that being team-mates with Daniel Ricciardo has had a huge influence on his "emotional control", with the Australian having been a huge factor in Tsunoda's impressive season. 

The Japanese driver has typically struggled to perform consistently, due to being ill-tempered. However, since being partnered at RB by Ricciardo, Tsunoda has been able to control his emotions significantly better. 

READ MORE: Tsunoda highlights Ricciardo influence in 'emotional control'

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Horner issues Red Bull 'unicorn' instruction as F1 rivals increase pressure

Christian Horner insists Red Bull must "ignore 2023" as it looks to defend its Formula 1 titles amid renewed pressure from the field. 

Last season, Red Bull won 21 of 22 races, with the RB19 setting a whole host of new records in both the Drivers' and Constructors' championships. with Max Verstappen scooping 19 of those wins.

READ MORE: Horner issues Red Bull 'unicorn' instruction as F1 rivals increase pressure

Mercedes puts Red Bull and McLaren on alert ahead of Austrian GP

Mercedes has fired a warning to Red Bull and McLaren that it is now "fighting for bigger points" after turning its W15 Formula 1 car around.

At the start of 2024, Mercedes was cut adrift of the leading teams, but has worked to iron out the issues plaguing the car, with a new front-wing appearing to have the desired effect with performances improving. 

READ MORE: Mercedes puts Red Bull and McLaren on alert ahead of Austrian GP

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Norris warns McLaren 'can't afford' Verstappen escape

Lando Norris has recognised two small mistakes in recent races has allowed Max Verstappen to escape in the championship, something he has warned McLaren that they "can't afford".

The McLaren driver moved to second in the drivers' championship last weekend after finishing P2 in the Spanish Grand Prix, although he quickly pointed out the negative in this. 

READ MORE: Norris warns McLaren 'can't afford' Verstappen escape

Is Red Bull in danger of losing a major talent?

The game of musical chairs in Formula 1 is far from over. Carlos Sainz holds the driver market in an iron grip, but the general expectation is that all the pieces of the puzzle will fall together once he has made his choice. 

Haas, Williams, Alpine, Stake F1/Audi as well as RB still have seats to allocate, as does Aston Martin, although it appears that Lance Stroll will stay on there.

READ MORE: Is Red Bull in danger of losing a major talent?

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