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Mercedes call police and Red Bull explain reason for secret test – RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from the opening day of the Spanish Grand Prix!

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Toto Wolff has revealed Mercedes has called in police to investigate the architect of a malicious email claiming Lewis Hamilton is being sabotaged this season.

The Austrian addressed those behind the anonymous email, distributed to senior F1 and FIA officials, team principles and senior media - including RacingNews365 - the day after the Canadian Grand Prix, as well as confirming the matter was now in the hands of the police.

READ MORE: Mercedes call in police as Wolff delivers explosive response to Hamilton sabotage rumour

Red Bull explain secret Verstappen test

Red Bull has explained why Max Verstappen conducted a private test in its 2022 car around Imola on Wednesday.

The team has confirmed the three-time F1 champion returned to the scene of his Emilia Romagna Grand Prix victory last month in the two-year-old Red Bull.

READ MORE: Red Bull explain secret Verstappen test

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FIA announce Stroll investigation verdict

Aston Martin has been reprimanded after Lance Stroll failed to attend his fan engagement activity, which was investigated after first practice.

During an investigation by the stewards, it was brought to their attention by Aston Martin that Stroll failed to attend his media duties on Friday due to having a medical appointment. 

READ MORE: FIA announce Stroll investigation verdict

Hamilton pushes Mercedes into Spanish fight but Verstappen looks threatening

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dropped a broad hint they are firmly in the mix for Spanish Grand Prix honours this weekend after the seven-time F1 champion posted the fastest time in Friday practice.

Following a steam of updates delivered on the car at each race from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix onwards, Mercedes thrust themselves back towards the front of the grid in Canada where George Russell scored pole position.

READ MORE: Hamilton pushes Mercedes into Spanish fight but Verstappen looks threatening

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Red Bull deliver ominous warning as Hamilton threat dismissed

Red Bull advisor Dr. Helmut Marko has fired an ominous warning to its rivals following Friday at the Spanish Grand Prix, and has also dismissed Lewis Hamilton as a serious threat.

Lewis Hamilton was the quickest driver on Friday whilst Max Verstappen could only set the fifth-fastest time on the opening day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya; however, the reigning world champion still looked very threatening.

READ MORE: Red Bull deliver ominous warning as Hamilton threat dismissed
 

Leclerc has 'clear vision' after 'horrendous' early Spanish show

Charles Leclerc has dismissed concerns he faces a tricky Spanish Grand Prix weekend after initially describing his Ferrari in first practice as "horrendous".

Leclerc was left languishing in 11th position after FP1, 1.2s behind pacesetter Lando Norris in his McLaren, and over eight-tenths adrift of team-mate Carlos Sainz who finished third quickest.

READ MORE: Leclerc has 'clear vision' after 'horrendous' early Spanish show

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