During a virtual sim racing event Verstappen poked fun at Michael Masi, and at Toto Wolff’s radio messages in the final moments of the Abu Dhabi GP.
MERCEDES F1 NEWS
Mercedes’ junior driver Frederik Vesti will participate in the 2022 Formula 2 Championship with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell’s old team ART GP.
Nyck de Vries says Lewis Hamilton “did everything needed to win the title”, but then the FIA “made some decisions that were not by the book”.
Mercedes has announced they reached an agreement regarding Ben Hodgkinson’s move from Mercedes’ to Red Bull’s engine division in 2022.
Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff says the duel between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen “certainly increased interest” in Formula 1.
Mercedes’ Anthony Davidson says “there’s nothing more that a driver like George wants, than to go head to head with Lewis with the same equipment”.
Mercedes will be launching their 2022 car on February 18 in a “special digital launch event” where both of their drivers are scheduled to speak to the media.
George Russell says he’s “grateful to have been able to learn my trade a bit under the radar”, which “hopefully can help me achieve what I want to achieve”
McLaren CEO Zak Brown reveals he spoke to Toto Wolff about Mercedes’ 2022 engine development and says the Austrian was “pretty bullish” about it.
Christijan Albers says if the situation in Abu Dhabi “had been the other way around, Red Bull or another team would probably have taken the same attitude”.