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Come to light is Force India’s Esteban Ocon’s onboard camera with overlaid team radio from both Ocon’s and Verstappen’s car. Footage starts a few laps before the incident.
Many have seen the footage and thought that the percentage of blame has swung from one driver to the next. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.
“Everyone thinks we hated each other, but that certainly is not true,” Sainz told Formule1. “Fans always asked about our relationship, even my own friends asked about it.
“We had a lot of fun next to the job and we went much better together than people think. We were incredibly competitive on the track because we knew we were competing for our careers.”
“For me, there is no doubt that he is one of the most talented drivers,” Sainz claimed. “He lifted me to a higher level (at Toro Rosso) and he made me a better driver.”
Sauber has partnered with Formula 2 team Charouz Racing System to launch its own junior team.
The Sauber Junior team will field drivers in F2, the new Formula 3 series, and ADAC Italian Formula 4 championships from next season.
It aims to give drivers a route from the entry level FIA series straight to F1 with one team.
“Racing is a vital part of Sauber Motorsport’s DNA and the Sauber Junior Team marks an important milestone in the company history,” said F1 team boss Frederic Vasseur.
The team salute their non-executive Chairman, Niki Lauda – post lung transplant.
“The first 20 years of Williams have been a lot better than the second,” Lowe told CNN Sport
“That history is not so significant as it’s a long time ago and the sport has changed,” he said. “Of course, I have an emotional attachment to back then as that’s where it really began for me.
“That’s a double-edged sword in that it can be a burden of preset ideas but we’re more determined than ever before to bring us back to where we want to be. This is the biggest challenge of my career,” admits Lowe.
“I’ve been fortunate to work at teams that are competing around the front, the battle to stay there or go from third to first,” he added.
“This is my first experience like that. It takes a different way of thinking, and I knew it would be difficult when I took the role one-and-a-half years ago.
“But even if you’re fighting for eighth, ninth and 10th, it’s still the same hard work, and there’s no lack of complexity in our car compared to the others.”
“At McLaren, you’d had out five or 10-year medals for long service,” he said. “At Williams, if you get to 10 years, you’re only just getting started.”
“This is not an overnight process but the aim is to move to the front of the grid,” said Lowe. “The good thing is that at the very bottom there’s no argument about the need to change, there’s no complacency.”
“Things are better than a year ago. We’ll get there.”