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Ocon future discovered and Perez delivered Red Bull warning – RacingNews365 Review

Check out the biggest stories from qualifying for the 2024 F1 British Grand Prix!

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Esteban Ocon has secured his future on the F1 grid beyond the end of the current season, RacingNews365 understands.

The French driver will leave Alpine at the conclusion of the ongoing campaign, bringing the curtain down on his five-year association with the Enstone-based squad.

READ MORE: Exclusive: Ocon signs F1 contract for 2025

'Perez no longer secured of Red Bull seat despite contract extension'

RacingNews365 understands that Sergio Perez has been told by Red Bull that he must improve his performance prior to the summer break - with clauses in his contract able to be activated to remove him from the seat.

Perez's form has dipped alarmingly since the Miami Grand Prix, scoring just 11 points in the five races, plus one sprint across Imola-Austria, with the Mexican also spinning out of Q1 at the British Grand Prix to secure a lowly 19th on the grid at Silverstone.

READ MORE: 'Perez no longer secured of Red Bull seat despite contract extension'

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Marko reveals massive damage to Verstappen car

Helmut Marko has revealed Max Verstappen's Red Bull sustained major floor damage that resulted in a significant loss of downforce and heavily compromised his qualifying performance ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Verstappen was forced to power over the gravel on the outside of Copse corner during mixed conditions in Q1 – where he infamously crashed in 2021 – and sustaining the substantial floor damage. 

READ MORE: Marko reveals massive damage to Verstappen car

Russell 'riding a wave' after British GP pole

George Russell has declared he is “riding a wave” after taking his third career pole position at the Silverstone Circuit.

Russell set the fastest lap during Q3 for the British Grand Prix, besting team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the top spot by almost two-tenths of a second.

READ MORE: Russell 'riding a wave' after British GP pole

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Hamilton defies Mercedes expectations to 'seal British GP deal'

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes defied its own expectations to seal the team's first front-row lockout for almost two years.

Mercedes' recent upward trajectory culminated in George Russell beating Hamilton to pole position in front of a partisan British crowd at Silverstone.

READ MORE: Hamilton defies Mercedes expectations to 'seal British GP deal'

Leclerc: Ferrari 'paying the price' for British GP sacrifice

Charles Leclerc believes Ferrari is experiencing short-term pain but is sure that its British Grand Prix experiments will pay dividends in future.

Since winning in Monaco with a one-three result, Ferrari's form has struggled, with Leclerc scoring just 12 points in the three races, with two non-scores and a fifth in Spain and seventh in the Austrian sprint his results.

READ MORE: Leclerc: Ferrari 'paying the price' for British GP sacrifice

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