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Verstappen 'broken' by Imola as Norris pinpoints four holes behind race loss - RacingNews365

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Verstappen turns to painkillers after being left 'broken' by brutal Imola

Max Verstappen has conceded to being left "broken" following his latest F1 victory that left him in need of painkillers.

From a self-proclaimed "bad day" on Friday when Verstappen was left frustrated by his surprisingly below-par RB20 ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola, the three-time F1 champion went on to claim pole and the 59th win of his career.

READ MORE: Verstappen turns to painkillers after being left 'broken' by brutal Imola

Norris: The 'four holes' that cost McLaren driver Imola victory

Lando Norris has revealed that if given the chance to re-run his Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in a bid to secure victory he would have made a major front-wing adjustment after McLaren misjudged the weather.

Norris came within 0.725s of defeating Max Verstappen and scoring what would have been back-to-back triumphs following his rousing success in Miami a fortnight ago to finally end his long wait for an F1 win.

READ MORE: Norris: The 'four holes' that cost McLaren driver Imola victory

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Ferrari beef up title fight potential despite Imola result

Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur has hinted at the prospect of a title fight this season following its podium result at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

While Max Verstappen took his fifth race win of the campaign, the Dutchman was pushed to the chequered flag by McLaren’s Lando Norris.

READ MORE: Ferrari beef up title fight potential despite Imola result

Former F1 driver predicts unusual Verstappen career move

Ex-Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok believes Max Verstappen will step away from the championship at the end of the 2025 season for a sabbatical.

The ex-HRT and Lotus driver feels by taking a year out in 2026, the Dutchman will be well-placed to assess who has best adapted to the all-new regulations introduced that season.

READ MORE: Former F1 driver predicts unusual Verstappen career move

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Vettel responds to speculation over F1 return

Sebastian Vettel has addressed the possibility of returning to F1 full-time after taking part in a demonstration run at Imola to honour the memory of Ayrton Senna and Roland Ratzenberger.

The 36-year-old retired at the end of the 2022 season, having won four drivers' titles and 53 grand prix in 299 race starts. A veteran of the likes of Red Bull, Ferrari and Aston Martin, the German driver made his F1 debut in 2007. 

READ MORE: Vettel responds to speculation over F1 return

Wolff explains reason behind Russell's 'little goodie' to beat Red Bull

Toto Wolff has revealed the reason why Mercedes decided to make a second pit-stop with George Russell during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. 

Russell was the first of the leading drivers to pit on lap 21, trading to the hard tyres, but surprisingly made a second stop on lap 52 of 63 for a change to the medium rubber. 

READ MORE: Wolff explains reason behind Russell's 'little goodie' to beat Red Bull

Also interesting:

In the latest episode of the RacingNews365.com podcast, Ian Parkes, Samuel Coop and Nick Golding look back at this weekend's Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, where Max Verstappen and Lando Norris went head-to-head for the victory around the famous Imola Circuit as McLaren continue to pile the pressure on Red Bull!

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