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F1 Today - More Adrian Newey rumours and Sainz realistic with Ferrari
28 May at 20:30
  • Toby Nixon

The dust has settled from the Monaco Grand Prix last weekend, which saw Charles Leclerc win his sixth career race at home in the principality. Adrian Newey is back in the headlines, as more rumours surround his future. The latest suggests that Newey will not be going to Ferrari, but will instead explore other options. Williams, McLaren, Mercedes and Aston Martin have all contacted the star designer about his future. Monaco Grand Prix stewards have been under fire, too. Ex-F1 Drivers Christian Klien and David Coulthard believe that they didn't do their job properly after the humungous first lap incident. In other news, Carlos Sainz has been realistic about Ferrari's championship chances, stating that Red Bull 'should still be favourites' in the post-race press conference.

Several teams are still interested in Adrian Newey

Adrian Newey is likely to sign with another F1 team instead of retiring. Red Bull's veteran chief technical officer is yet to decide where he will be in 2025. Conservations are taking place behind the scenes, and multiple sources have chimed in, stating what they know about the star designer's future. Auto, Motor und Sport believe that Newey will no longer be singing for Ferrari. He is instead likely to sign for his former teams Williams or McLaren. AMuS knows that Mercedes and Aston Martin have spoken to Newey. The frenzy is sure to continue, as nothing has been confirmed yet.  

Monaco Grand Prix stewards slammed by ex-F1 drivers 

The huge first-lap crash at the Monaco Grand Prix caused an instant reg flag. The incident retired the cars of Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen, but no driver was penalised in the aftermath. Former F1 drivers Christian Klien and David Coulthard were puzzled by this. Klien told ServusTV "They didn't do their job properly." 13-time Grand Prix winner David Coulthard believes Magnussen was lucky not to have been penalised, especially because the Dane is just two penalty points off of a race ban. "If that had been on any other lap in the Grand Prix, I think Magnussen would be looking at a little holiday from Formula 1," Coulthard said on Channel 4.

Sainz remains realistic: The Spaniard believes Red Bull is still the strongest 

Although there are now just 24 points between Red Bull and Ferrari, Australian Grand Prix winner Carlos Sainz said that he isn't thinking about the constructors title. "I think my common sense tells me that on normal tracks Red Bull should still be favourites. Domination, like we were seeing, hopefully not. But favourites, yes." 

Nevertheless, Sainz is still optimistic Ferrari can battle with Red Bull much more often than last year. "When you put them under pressure yesterday, Max made a mistake in Q3 run two, and Checo was out in Q1. We all just need to be there, you know, to show that these things can happen to Red Bull too," said Sainz who is yet to confirm where he will be driving for the 2025 season.