Currently in F1 | Norris 'most impressive' driver according to fans
By Robert McGillivray 22 September 2020 | 03:01
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 'most impressive' driver according to fans
McLaren driver Lando Norris has been voted the world's most impressive driver of the 2020 season by Formula 1 fans. The Briton received 23% of the vote, putting him in first place. Norris was slightly ahead of Pierre Gasly, who came second with 18%. Lewis Hamilton is one place up from Max Verstappen with 12% of the votes, who has to settle for fourth position with 11%. Fifth place is for Daniel Ricciardo.
Netflix hopes to capture Hamilton's 91st victory in Sochi
The creators behind the third season of the popular docu-series Formula 1: Drive to Survive have received permission from Mercedes to film with the team in Sochi, BT says. At the Russia Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton could achieve his 91st victory, which would equal Michael Schumacher's record. The Mercedes driver hopes it won't be a repeat of the last time Netflix was allowed to film with the team. During the 125th anniversary of Mercedes, things went completely wrong for the Netflix cameras in the German Grand Prix.
Norris goes golfing
Lando Norris is not bored in his spare time. Besides the fact that the McLaren rider can regularly be found on streaming platform Twitch, Norris also likes to go out in the open air. For example, the Brit can be found on the golf course and he's pretty good with clubs too.
Horner shows off V12 roar Aston Martin Valkyrie
Christian Horner has a weekend off just like everyone else involved in F1. Lying on the beach isn't his cup of tea: he visits Silverstone with the Aston Martin Valkyrie and enjoys the roar of the V12 engine in the hypercar.
Unique look in the Mercedes pitbox for the qualifying session
Mercedes shares a video with unique footage from the pitbox: where normally as little as possible is shared so competitors can't watch the details, they now choose to treat the fans to beautiful footage of what goes on at the German team.
Raikkonen once again gives typical Raikkonen-answer
Kimi Räikkönen is asked by Formula 1 what is on his bucket list. Where other drivers can easily give nice answers, the Finnish Alfa Romeo driver once again has a typical Räikkönen answer.
Vettel and Leclerc drive blindfolded in 1,000 hp Ferrari
The weekend of its thousandth Grand Prix, Ferrari had a challenge in store for its drivers. Prior to the race weekend, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc were allowed to race blindfolded over the Mugello circuit in a Ferrari SF90, with the sole purpose of confusing each other. Watch the hilarity in the video below.
Mick Schumacher in F2004 from father Michael at Mugello
Few drivers have such big shoes to fill as Mick Schumacher. Father Michael won seven world titles in Formula 1, the last one with this beautiful and noisy Ferrari F2004. At Mugello, the current leader in the Formula 2 classification was allowed to put the monstrous car to the test.
Kimi being Kimi: wonderful reaction after time penalty
Kimi Raikkonen was given a five-second time penalty for crossing the line at the entrance to the pit lane during the Tuscany Grand Prix. And he reacted like only he can...!
Hamilton with BLM-shirt on stage
Lewis Hamilton posted a controversial tweet on social media before the race. After the race, the world champion wore a shirt on the podium with a statement for the BLM-movement he stands for. "Arrest the policeman who killed Taylor", it says, referring to racism in the United States.
Alonso gets Alpine car as a gift
The 2021 season has not even started yet, or Fernando Alonso has already got his company car. The Spaniard poses on Instagram with his new Alpine car, the brand for which he will be racing in Formula 1 next year.
Verstappen on Stroll in FP1: "What a **** He's using DRS
Max Verstappen was unhappy with Racing Point driver Lance Stroll in the final phase of the first free practice session. The Dutchman was clearly faster than Stroll in a long run, but the Canadian still used his DRS. This hindered Verstappen and he clearly showed that.
Perez and Raikkonen hit each other in turn one
Sergio Perez hit Kimi Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo at the exit of the pit lane. The Racing Point driver caused a short red flag because there were debris on the track. Both drivers came back on track, so damage was limited.
Lando Norris rips on the success of teammate Carlos Sainz.
Lando Norris posted a video on his Instagram story in which he is once again fooling around with his teammate Carlos Sainz. According to the Englishman Sainz thinks he can do anything after his second podium finish last Sunday.
Daniel Ricciardo shows a new helmet for Mugello
Daniel Ricciardo has a special helmet for Mugello. In the video he shows a helmet with a panther print, in honour of Valentino Rossi. The latter always came to Mugello with a special design, as it was his home race. So now Ricciardo is also taking a special helmet with him.
Norris and Sainz try iced coffee: "This is 1/10"
By now it is well known that Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz Jr. have fun together. This time they are going to try 'affrogato', a kind of Italian iced coffee. However, Norris doesn't seem to like it very much.
Räikkönen: "Stop Fu***** saying that you put them on and do it"
Kimi Räikkönen wanted to have his tyre warmers on quickly during the red flag of the Italian Grand Prix and he made that clear. (Photo: Alfa Romeo Racing)
Hilarious Norris invades Ricciardo interview
While Daniel Ricciardo is talking to Sky Sports, Lando Norris invades the conversation. Both drivers look back at the race in Italy: "He grabbed me during the pit stop, because you had to drive unnecessarily slowly!"
The dramatic Monza qualification of 2019
In 2019 we saw that drivers were very keen to be in each other's slipstream. Everyone waits patiently until the first one starts a fast lap, as the rest can then benefit by getting a tow. They only wait a little too long...
Räikkönen fails at Monza knowledge
During a question round with Alfa Romeo, Kimi Räikkönen fails in a hilarious way. Most former Ferrari drivers will know Monza quite well, but the Finn already has difficulty naming even one corner.
Räikkonen on Giovinazzi: "He should have let me f*cking pass"
Kimi Räikkonen was in a front-row seat when teammate Antonio Giovinazzi crashed during the Belgian Grand Prix. His reaction about the onboard radio was somewhat critical of the situation. "Oh, he's off. He should have let me f*cking pass, then he wouldn't have had to push like that." That pushing finally made Giovinazzi find his waterloo.
Ocon accepts apologies from Dutch pit reporter
On Tuesday evening Esteban Ocon responded to Jack Plooij's apology on Twitter. The Dutch pit reporter called the Renault driver 'French F*ck' in an interview with Lando Norris, after which a lot of fuss arose. Plooij openly apologised on Twitter, which has now been responded to.
Gasly overtaking at Spa
Pierre Gasly drove an incredibly strong race at Spa-Francorchamps: the AlphaTauri rider managed to overtake many rivals and finished in the points despite a bad strategy. Honda shares images of his overtakes on their Twitter.
Verstappen in France with his mother
Max Verstappen enjoys his well-deserved holiday with mother Sophie Kumpen. His mother shares a photo of herself and her son in the Cote D'azur.
Statistics Verstappen and Albon: clear first driver
The statistics between Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon don't lie: the Dutchman wins every performance measured on the Formula 1 Twitter channel. It shows once again how difficult it is to have Verstappen as a teammate.
Fast lap Istanbul Park with Vettel
Sebastian Vettel takes us on a tour of Istanbul Park, where the Turkish Grand Prix is making its comeback this year. The German driver did the lap in 2011, the last time there was a race in Turkey. Vettel took pole here and won the race.
Verstappen tears through Eau Rouge in reverse direction
We still have a few days to go before the Belgian Grand Prix, where we see the drivers in action through one of the most iconic corners on the calendar: Eau Rouge/Raidillon. Max Verstappen gives a sneak preview and tears through the corner, but in the opposite direction.
Hilarious Norris teases Leclerc
During a game of online gaming, Lando Norris makes a brilliant remark to Charles Leclerc and Ferrari. The McLaren driver does not expect his colleague to be able to win the Belgian Grand Prix, even though he would be in front at corner one...
Wolff challenges Horner: "Bring on the heat!"
Toto Wolff is delighted after Lewis Hamilton's victory in Barcelona. The Mercedes team boss certainly did not forget last weekend, when Max Verstappen won at Silverstone. Wolff looks for Christian Horner after the Spanish Grand Prix and that results in some nice images. "Bring on the heat!", Wolff challenges.
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.
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