As we head into the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend, there are a couple of things F1 will be doing without.
It seems two weeks ago the teams were sent a letter that restricts any use of bikes, scooters or e-scooter from being used on track walks. The FIA and FOM agreed and a letter was presented from FOM saying:
“To clarify and to avoid future misunderstanding, the use of any means of transport (bicycles, e-bikes, scooters, e-scooters, etc) is forbidden during the time window stated as ‘Team Track Walks’ on the Event Timetable. No exceptions will be allowed. This decision has been agreed with the FIA.”
Apparently the congestion was raising safety concerns and I’ve not read of any recent incidents that prompted the edict (except LAnce’s crash on a bike but that wasn’t for a track walk).
To be honest, Some tracks a long and I can see why drivers would want to drive or ride down long samey-samey straights and focus on corners etc.
It also seems that Lewis Hamilton will be parting company with long-time personal trainer, Angela Cullen. The two have been synonymous with each other in the paddock over the years and Angela has become quite well known. Lewis posted a statement on his social media saying that Cullenw as leaving for another opportunity:
“For the last seven years, [Cullen] has been by my side, pushing me to be the best version of myself.
“I am a stronger athlete and a better person because of her. So, today I hope you’ll join me in wishing her the very best as she takes her next steps to pursue her dreams.
“Thank you for everything Ang, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you.”
Seems like things are really shaking up over at Mercedes when Angela leaves.