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Sainz in Mercedes talks and Hamilton facing a tough conversation - RacingNews365 Review

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Rumours circulated last week suggesting that Carlos Sainz had signed a so-called '1+1 deal' with Mercedes as he seeks a new Formula 1 seat.

This arrangement would see him join the team for 2025 before an option, on Mercedes' side whether to keep him for 2026 and beyond, but RacingNews365 understands from sources close to the matter that no deal was signed - and that there will not be one before or during the Chinese Grand Prix weekend.

READ MORE: Sainz in talks with Mercedes over potential F1 deal

Hamilton braced for difficult conversations with Wolff

Lewis Hamilton has acknowledged he will soon be forced to engage in conversations with Toto Wolff over his Mercedes exit.

Hamilton will depart the Brackley-based squad at the end of the season, bringing the curtain down on his highly successful tenure with the team.

READ MORE: Hamilton braced for difficult conversations with Wolff

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Wolff adamant of 'solid' Mercedes progress despite poor results

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff is adamant that "solid progress" was made with the W15 in the Japanese Grand Prix, despite a poor result.

At Suzuka, Lewis Hamilton qualified seventh and George Russell ninth before the two swapped places in the race as Mercedes continued its slow start to the season, with fifth for Russell in Bahrain its best result thus far.

READ MORE: Wolff adamant of 'solid' Mercedes progress despite poor results

F1 on course to meet 2030 net-zero goal

Formula 1 is on course to meet its target of being carbon net-zero by 2030, according to its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) report.

In 2019, it was announced that the series was aiming to reduce its carbon footprint and cut emissions, with 2030 the target to become net zero.

READ MORE: F1 on course to meet 2030 net-zero goal

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Alonso spoke to F1 rivals before contract commitment

Fernando Alonso has confirmed he engaged in talks with rival Formula 1 teams before committing his future to Aston Martin.

Alonso announced last week he had penned a multi-year agreement with the Silverstone-based squad.

READ MORE: Alonso spoke to F1 rivals before contract commitment

The driver whose F1 opportunity will come by doing nothing

The Formula 1 driver market features several drivers who are looking to impress with their current results in order to be considered for next year. But there is one candidate whose best course of action is to sit still.

READ MORE: The driver whose F1 opportunity will come by doing nothing

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