Currently in F1 | Norris drives to McDonald's for a salad
By Robert McGillivray 03 August 2020 | 13:01
Between all the important news you can miss a few things during a Grand Prix weekend. Don't worry; Maximum F1 will keep you informed in the 'Currently in F1...' section of all the sense and nonsense from the world of Formula 1.
Norris drives to McDonald's for a salad
The race weekend didn't even finish yet for Lando Norris, and the Brit is already in McDonald's. However, Norris goes for a safe choice. The McLaren driver takes a salad. Way to go Lando!
Ricciardo bets with Jack Plooij, wagers watch
Daniel Ricciardo is pretty sure of his chances at Silverstone. In an interview with Ziggo Sport, the Renault driver wagers his expensive watch for a bet with Jack Plooij, a Dutch TV reporter. It looks like Ricciardo is convinced he will have a good race.
Hamilton confirms he's rapper XNDA
The word is out: Lewis Hamilton is rapper XNDA. Two years ago star singer Christina Aguilera released the song 'Pipe' and someone called XNDA took care of the rap in the song. Attentive listeners already thought XNDA is Hamilton, but this was never confirmed. Until now. In a statement, the six-time world champion acknowledges that it is him who carries that stage name.
Hamilton sends a positive message to the world
The fact that 2020 is a special and for some people a difficult year is an understatement. Lewis Hamilton knows that too and that's why on Instagram he sends some virtual support to his fans with a positive, encouraging message.
Expensive McLaren Senna of former F1 driver crashed
In Monaco, a very expensive McLaren Senna LM is being towed: the hypercar with a price tag of over a million is reportedly registered in the name of former Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil. Could he have crashed his own car?
Verstappen: "I don't want to be reminded"
After Max Verstappen put his Red Bull in the barriers, prior to the Hungarian Grand Prix, his engineers managed to patch up the car at a fast pace. Verstappen got a souvenir from his engineers after his well-deserved P2, they kept a broken part for him.
"You can make a necklace out of it", one of his engineers suggested. "Yes, but I'd rather not be reminded of it", Verstappen said when he heard the suggestion.
Norris helps out his mechanics
Lando Norris was also "online" with regards to his showing of great respect towards his mechanics after a disappointing weekend in Hungary. The young Brit helped his team to take down his car and pack the McLaren out of sight of the cameras. "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." - 3 long weeks for my team. Thought they could use a couple more hands."
Horner vs. Vettel: 'Did Ferrari take your name off your jacket?
A striking image Saturday afternoon at the Hungaroring: Sebastian Vettel talking once again with Christian Horner and Helmut Marko of Red Bull Racing. Vettel has to leave Ferrari after this year and is looking for another team for 2021. Horner couldn't resist making a comment about Vettel's departure. Did they even take your name off your jacket?
Vettel evades Ebel's question: 'Life goes on'.
Sebastian Vettel does not seem at ease at Ferrari this season. This is also apparent from interviews given by the German. Against Kai Ebel, who asked if everything within the team is clear for tomorrow in terms of the priority rule, Vettel gave a remarkable answer.
Hamilton on location with a strange sweater
Lewis Hamilton has registered at the Hungaroring with a very special jersey. Whether this is an extension of his current fight against racism is not entirely clear.
Bottas raises middle finger to drivers
Valtteri Bottas was spotted with a rude gesture while racing at the Styrian GP: He raised his middle finger to Antonio Giovinazzy and was equally frustrated with Pierre Gasly. The two are said to have held up the Mercedes driver while they were racing a lap behind.
Leclerc's Girlfriend predicted collision with Vettel
It is clear that Charles Leclerc's girlfriend also likes sim racing. We regularly saw her sitting in the simulator during the Monagasque's streams. Some time ago, she collided her Ferrari with that of Leclerc; it turned out to be a small prelude to the Styrian Grand Prix.
McLaren partying after Norris' sensational podium finish
With his first podium in sight, Lando Norris did everything he could to make a dream come true. Aided by his race engineer, the British driver drove the lap of his life. Once across the line, confirmation followed: he's within five seconds of Lewis Hamilton. The McLaren garage explodes with celebration.
- 11:22 Steiner puts focus on Mercedes: "They gave data to Racing Point while that is not allowed"
- 11:13 Verstappen explains tire strategy: "That's why I wanted to go for the hardest option"
- 08/08 Update | Bottas disagrees with Wolff about Verstappen's strategy: "Good tire for the race"
- 08/08 Update | Verstappen after different strategy: "It will certainly not be bad tomorrow"
- 08/08 Hülkenberg describes feelings after a great P3 in qualifying as: "Madhouse!"