After Red Bull is over, Max Verstappen thinks

1:06 PM

Reader question: Do drivers really love Monaco?

Here’s a reader question from Maxime on Twitter under the hashtag #FragMST. But there may not be a definitive answer.

Personally, I think the drivers don’t have a set agenda here. I prefer the impression that for them the Monaco is really the ultimate razor blade ride, and an incredibly cool driving challenge that they really appreciate and love. This is exactly how they express themselves.

But the truth is also: Monaco’s contract with Formula 1 expires in 2022.

But there are certainly other opinions here. If you’d like to comment on Twitter, you’re welcome to do so – and we’ll pick up the comments here in the Formula 1 live bar!

12:58 pm

McLaren: curfew broken, no more jokes

After Daniel Ricciardo’s mishap in training on Friday, McLaren broke the night curfew and took advantage of his second “Joker” of the year. Meaning: that this extra work does not result in a penalty. But: McLaren now does not have “Jokers” in any other situations of this nature.

The curfew in Monaco began at 11pm on Friday and ended at 10am on Saturday, three hours before the third free training session.

12:46 pm

A preview of the slightly different Monaco…

…the Formula 1 champions appear and what they can say. Conor Moore arranges Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton & Co. in a funny way. Feel free to take a look and laugh! 🙂

12:33 PM

Verstappen’s career so far

If he really stopped after 2028, Max Verstappen would have only driven for two teams in Formula 1: Toro Rosso and Red Bull, and how it all happened is shown in our photo series. It tracks Verstappen’s motorsport career, from the junior class to the end of the 2020 season. And what happened in 2021, we all know that well, right? 😉

Photo gallery: Max Verstappen’s Formula 1 career

12:20 pm

Verstappen: After Red Bull it can be over

Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen categorically rules out a move to another team. “My plan is to be here by 2028 [bei Red Bull] “He recently signed a contract of similar duration,” he told the Daily Telegraph.

Verstappen could well come to terms with ending his F1 career without driving for another team. After 2028, he said, “I can stop.” “I’ve been in Formula 1 since I was 17. That’s a long time. And maybe I want to do something else. When I’m 31 I may be at the peak of my career or not very well anymore. I don’t know. And I want to race Others, such as long-distance races.”

In general, however, it is “difficult to predict” what will happen in the future, Verstappen says. “If I was fighting for the title in 2028, it would be stupid to suddenly stop. Whenever you get a title chance, of course you want to take it.”

12:04 PM

Aiban MGU-K in Monaco: ‘Anxiety’ at Ferrari

Valtteri Bottas’s MGU-K in an Alfa Romeo C42 went on strike on Friday, as did the Mick Schumacher Haas VF-22. Both teams get these components and full leadership from Ferrari, as they react to technical errors “with concern,” team boss Mattia Binotto explained at the press conference. However, it is assumed that the reliability of the drives is not at risk.

Alpha team boss Frederic Wasser does not anticipate continued problems on the technical side either: “I suppose Ferrari will fix it quickly.”

11:58 AM

Ricciardo counted in McLaren? Seidl puts it right

At first McLaren boss Zak Brown publicly criticized Daniel Ricciardo, then the Australian had an accident on Friday in Monaco. But McLaren boss Andreas Seidl is trying not to focus too much on the staff issue around Ricciardo.

“It’s important that we separate the different topics from each other here,” Seidl says. And the incident in training is not just Ricciardo’s fault: “We decided as a team to put more pressure and it went wrong. But we all have enough experience to put that behind us.”

Ricciardo still feels “not one hundred percent comfortable in the car” at McLaren and has a very fast teammate at Lando Norris. This results in the usual distance between McLaren drivers. “We can only work with Daniel to find the last percentage,” Seidl says. “This is what we use our energy for.”

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