F1 LIVE: Sergio Perez signs new Red Bull contract as Charles Leclerc warns of Ferrari criticism


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Sergio Perez has extended his Red Bull contract until 2024 after triumphing in a chaotic and thrilling Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday when Charles Leclerc’s dreams of winning at home were shattered by his flat-footed Ferrari team. Leclerc pulled off a wet start – delayed more than an hour after a deluge of rain just a dozen minutes before the lights went out in Formula 1’s most famous race – to control the opening stages.

But the Monegasque race fell apart when Ferrari’s strategy was unveiled by Red Bull. Perez moved from third to first in the switch from wet to slick rubber, with Leclerc teammate Carlos Sainz second and world champion Max Verstappen third. Leclerc crossed the line in fourth, one place ahead of George Russell with Lando Norris sixth.

Lewis Hamilton started eight and finished in the same position, while Mick Schumacher emerged unscathed from an accident that saw his Haas machine sensationally split in two. After a frantic climax, Perez finished just 1.1 seconds ahead of Sainz with the top four covered by less than three seconds. Despite a number of exciting moments during the race, there was a lot of backlash in the dynamics of the event. Follow the live news and reactions from the Monaco Grand Prix below:

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Daniel Ricciardo’s time at McLaren is ‘over’, claims Jacques Villeneuve

Daniel Ricciardo’s time at McLaren F1 is “over”, according to 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve, who believes the team is about to part ways with the Australian.

Ricciardo has had a tough and uncompetitive start to the 2022 campaign, falling outside the top ten of the Drivers’ Championship standings.

The 32-year-old scored just eleven points, 37 behind team-mate Lando Norris, and again finished outside the points at the Monaco Grand Prix for the fourth race in a row.

With Ricciardo’s contract running until the end of the 2023 season, Zak Brown, team principal at McLaren, hinted last week that it could contain an exit clause that would allow the team to move on. of the pilot.

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 4:54 p.m.

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Max Verstappen’s father unhappy with Red Bull for ‘favoring’ Sergio Perez

Perez took his first win of the season in Monte Carlo, rising from third on the grid to win with great driving in a chaotic and incident-filled race.

Ferrari, Red Bull’s title rivals, had started the race with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz on the front row but made several strategic errors, allowing Verstappen to extend his advantage over Leclerc in the drivers standings after finishing third. – a place in front of the Monegasque.

Here is what Jos Verstappen had to say:

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 4:28 p.m.

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Lando Norris disagrees with Lewis Hamilton’s assessment of Monaco GP departure

The race was delayed for over an hour due to heavy showers in Monte Carlo, a decision that has since been criticized by Mercedes’ Hamilton.

The seven-time world champion hinted that the weather was not enough of a reason for such a long delay in starting proceedings.

Norris, however, believes the correct approach was taken and the race could not have started in time.

Here’s what the McLaren driver had to say:

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 4:03 p.m.

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Martin Brundle doesn’t expect F1 owners to ‘blink first’ in Monaco GP stalemate

The narrow street circuit has been criticized by fans and drivers in recent years in particular, with suggestions that it is ill-suited to the continued evolution of the sport.

Liberty Media completed its takeover of a majority stake in F1 in early 2017 and has since overseen a boom in popularity, with a schedule set to expand further into next season, and the prestige and history of a event in Monaco may now be less necessary.

While Brundle hopes a deal can be struck to keep the ‘unique and crazy’ race on the calendar, the former F1 driver believes the sport’s owners won’t be afraid to stand firm after allegedly demanding that the race of Monte-Carlo is ready to adapt to the new era of sport.

Here’s what Brundle had to say in his sky sports column:

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 3:31 p.m.

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JUST IN: Sergio Perez extends contract with Red Bull until 2024

Sergio Perez has signed a two-year contract extension to stay at Red Bull until the end of the 2024 season.

The announcement follows the Mexican’s victory at the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend, which saw Perez close the gap to championship leader and team-mate Max Verstappen to just 15 points.

Perez joined Red Bull from Racing Point ahead of the 2021 season and finished fourth in the Drivers’ Championship.

Perez said: “For me it has been an amazing week. Winning the Monaco Grand Prix is ​​a dream for any driver and then announcing that I will continue with the team until 2024 makes me extremely happy.

“I’m so proud to be a member of this team and I feel completely at home here now.”

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 3:12 p.m.

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Martin Brundle calls for ‘root and branch change’ in F1 after Monaco farce begins

The race could not start more than an hour after the scheduled start time in Monte Carlo, with race management reluctant to order a start in rainy weather.

Heavy rain fell just before the start of the race but stopped at 2pm BST, despite race organizers having already ordered a delay.

More rain then fell, making the track unsafe for racing, but according to former F1 driver Brundle the delay was totally unnecessary.

The 62-year-old believes measures are in place to allow racing in wet weather and urged the sport to ’empower’ both the race director and F1’s communications department to ensure the messages are clearer in the future.

Here is what Brundle had to say:

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 3:00 p.m.

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Fernando Alonso still suffering from Australian Grand Prix crash

Two-time Formula 1 champion Fernando Alonso says he is still feeling the effects of a qualifying crash in Australia last month and expects to suffer for months to come.

The Alpine driver had bandages on both wrists after the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday and told reporters they were a consequence of his crash in Melbourne.

“Bones, ligaments, tendons, everything is a mess right now.

“I need two or three months and there is no operation, you can’t do anything. Just rest. Unfortunately, every two weeks I have to drive so I try to rest at home but it will take a few months,” added the 40-year-old.

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 2:50 p.m.

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Sebastian Vettel sends a message to critics of Mick Schumacher

It was the German’s second major collision of the season, with his Haas worryingly breaking in two again in the incident.

After a promising first season last year, Schumacher is yet to score in 2022 and has been unable to consistently match the performance of Kevin Magnussen, who replaced Nikita Mazepin as teammate before the start of the season. .

Aston Martin’s Vettel has been something of a mentor to his compatriot since Schumacher entered the sport, and says he has ‘no doubt’ there is more to come from the young driver, suggesting the reviews should give it time to improve.

Alex PattleMay 31, 2022 2:39 p.m.

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Lewis Hamilton’s Formula 1 title loss left Nico Rosberg in ‘unbelievable pain’

Hamilton entered the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the final race of the year – level on points with title rival Max Verstappen, and the Briton led much of the race to seemingly claim a win and a win. title win.

However, the emergence of a late-race safety car led to the FIA ​​allowing a final-lap shootout between Hamilton and Red Bull’s Verstappen, with the Dutch-Belgian claiming victory to claim his first F1 title.

Jack RathbornMay 31, 2022 1:23 p.m.

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‘I’d bite back’: Toto Wolff lifts lid on early relationship with Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has revealed that the early days of his relationship with Lewis Hamilton involved some tough advice from the Austrian.

Hamilton won his first Formula 1 title with McLaren in 2008, but since joining Mercedes in 2013 the Briton has become a seven-time world champion – sharing the record with Michael Schumacher.

Hamilton won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015, before winning four in a row from 2017 to 2020.

And opening up about how the driver’s relationship with the Mercedes team has changed over the years, Wolff told the Daily mail“It’s Mercedes, we don’t have room for the genius asshole.

Jack RathbornMay 31, 2022 1:09 p.m.