RB18 is still too heavy according to Marko, ‘Leclerc might be better than Verstappen’ | GPFans Recap

In our GPFans Recap we will take you on a bird’s-eye view of today’s best Formula 1 news. Below you will find the most talked-about topics from the royal class of motorsport, bundled in one article. This way you are fully informed of all developments within just two minutes.

It’s time to look back at today’s most discussed news and in the Recap we read, for example, how Helmut Marko announced that the RB18 of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez is still overweight. We also hear Sebastian Vettel talk about his thoughts on gay drivers in Formula 1.

Marko sees RB18 lose weight: “Do you think Ferrari is at minimum weight”

The weight of the RB18 is still problematic despite a few updates in Spain. Helmut Marko acknowledges this and indicates that the process of getting this weight down still takes time. It’s a problem for many teams: the weight of the car. A heavier car logically means less speed, and given that the cars of 2022 are already quite large and heavy, any weight loss is worth a lot. Read more? Click here!

Marko explains Perez contract extension at Red Bull: “Path of continuity chosen”

Helmut Marko is happy that Red Bull has created more continuity in the team by extending Sergio Perez. Perez last week extended his expiring contract until the end of 2024. This was the main reason why Red Bul wanted to continue with Perez. Continuity is something Red Bull has not known in recent years alongside Max Verstappen. Read more? Click here!

Valsecchi on Leclerc’s skills: “Maybe he is even better than Verstappen”

Davide Valsecchi believes that Charles Leclerc has the level of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, only falls just short in some aspects. The Italian hopes that the Monegask will also remain calm, because only in this way will happiness fall his way in the foreseeable future, Valsecchi expects. Read more? Click here!

What can you expect from Viaplay during the GP in Azerbaijan?

Just like Ziggo Sport and F1 TV, Viaplay will also be back next weekend when Formula 1 arrives in Baku for the eighth race weekend of the season. The broadcast schedule at Viaplay has also been adjusted because of the different start times. Read more? Click here!

Vettel: “I think a gay Formula 1 driver would be well received”

Sebastian Vettel thinks Formula 1 is ready to have an openly gay driver on the grid. The German is known as a champion of equal rights and the elimination of homophobia and therefore hopes that Formula 1 can also feel like a welcome place for homosexuals. Read more? Click here!

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