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Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2024

McLaren contact FIA as Austrian GP fallout continues – RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from the opening day of the 2024 F1 British Grand Prix!

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McLaren team principal Andrea Stella has confirmed holding talks with the FIA to clarify their "initial opinions" that Max Verstappen breached the Driving Standards Guidelines during the Austrian Grand Prix.

The furore surrounding the collision between Lando Norris and Verstappen, and the incidents in the build-up to the punctures that wrecked their races, has continued unabated over the past week.

READ MORE: McLaren confirms talks with FIA over potential Verstappen guidelines breach

Brown delivers withering Red Bull takedown

McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown has questioned Red Bull's integrity as he feels there has been a "lack of respect" shown by the team across multiple fronts.

The 52-year-old did not mince his words when addressing enabling behaviour within the team that may have contributed to Max Verstappen's emboldened style of wheel-to-wheel racing.

READ MORE: Brown delivers withering Red Bull takedown

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Horner responds to ‘brutally hard question’ over Perez

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner responded to a "brutally hard question" regarding Sergio Perez, as he was questioned over whether the Mexican was offered a new contract too early.

Horner made an appearance on Sky Sports F1 following first practice ahead of the British Grand Prix.

READ MORE: Horner responds to ‘brutally hard question’ over Perez

Red Bull fined in latest battle with Norris

Two F1 teams have been issued heavy fines after being deemed guilty of impeding incidents during the first free practice session at the British Grand Prix.

Both Red Bull and Aston Martin were summoned to the stewards after the session, having been caught up in incidents during the 60-minute outing.

READ MORE: Red Bull fined in latest battle with Norris

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Marko delivers Red Bull blow in Norris pursuit

Helmut Marko believes Red Bull is as much as three-tenths behind Lando Norris on pure British Grand Prix performance after Friday practice.

The McLaren driver topped both sessions on Friday at Silverstone, finishing nearly seven-tenths clear of Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen down in fifth and sixth in FP2 on a track expected to suit the MCL38 package.

READ MORE: Marko delivers Red Bull blow in Norris pursuit

Williams confirm plan B in Sainz rejection scenario

Williams team principal James Vowles has confirmed that the outfit has a backup option in mind should Carlos Sainz reject a seat at the Grove-based outfit.

Vowles has made it no secret in recent weeks that the British team are very interested in the outgoing Ferrari driver, who has received offers from Williams, Stake F1/Audi and, most recently, Alpine. 

READ MORE: Williams confirm plan B in Sainz rejection scenario

Also interesting:

In the latest RacingNews365.com podcast, Ian, Sam and Nick discuss the Austrian GP and look ahead to the British GP. Max Verstappen and Lando Norris' shocking clash is a HUGE talking point, as is Toto Wolff's radio blunder!

Rather watch the podcast? CLICK HERE!

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