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Formula 1 British Grand Prix 2024

Norris backtracks on Verstappen as new 2025 F1 driver announced - RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from Thursday 4th July - British Grand Prix media day - with the RacingNews365 Review!

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Norris backtracks on Verstappen

Coming into the weekend, the biggest talking point was the collision between Max Verstappen and Lando Norris.

In the aftermath of the Austrian incident, Norris claimed Verstappen was 'reckless, dangerous and aggressive" but in the Silverstone press conference, he rowed back in on those comments - and insisted that the world champion doesn't need to apologise after they held clear-the-air-talks.

READ MORE: Norris backtracks on Verstappen claim after 'pathetic' collision

What does Verstappen say?

But what of Verstappen? 

The Red Bull driver also faced the media on Thursday - and promptly declared that he "doesn't give a shit" about the criticism he has received in the last few days. 

READ MORE: Verstappen fires back after Norris crash criticism

Bearman announced

Another piece of the 2025 F1 driver jigsaw has fallen into place with the news that a fourth Briton will be on the grid next season. 

Haas has signed Ferrari protege Ollie Bearman for a full-time ride after his impressive stand-in performance in Saudi Arabia for the Scuderia for the ill Carlos Sainz, and frequent FP1 sessions for the team. 

To celebrate, Bearman is in for another session in Kevin Magnussen's Haas on Friday morning, as he joins Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Lando Norris in flying the Union Jack in F1.

READ MORE: Haas confirm first F1 driver for 2025

Russell's ticket prices

The prices charged by Silverstone for the British Grand Prix have often earned criticism by fans, who feel that they are unable to pay what is being asked.

For example, a three-day general admission ticket for this year's race is £349 per person - meaning for a family of four, it would cost £1,396 just in tickets before associated costs like travel, accommodation and food is added in. 

But Mercedes driver Russell has defended the prices - pointing to everything Silverstone has on offer away from the track. 

READ MORE: Russell defends Silverstone over high British GP ticket prices

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