The Spanish Grand Prix is just around the corner, and with many eyes on Red Bull coming into this weekend, we must not forget there is much more happening behind the scenes:
• Steiner Critical of Grosjean
Haas boss Guenther Steiner has not held back in his criticism of Grosjean following the Frenchman’s crash in Baku. Steiner says he wouldn’t’ expect any other driver in Formula 1 to make the error Grosjean made, as Grosjean lost control of the car with no outside interference, ending his race in the final 10 laps. Steiner went on to say he wouldn’t even expect it of a ‘rookie’.
• Alonso praises Renault’s Reliability
Fernando Alonso has sung his praises of Renault’s engines, commenting on their “outstanding” reliability. Alonso states that he credits the improved start to the season for McLaren due to the power units supplied by Renault. Alonso commented, stating “after four races, four qualifyings, four practice, and [we are]still running with first components…”.
• Alonso Claims Victory in WEC
Alonso has attained a podium finish for the first time in nearly five years after his debut victory in the World Endurance Championship. Alonso teamed with Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima for Toyoya, and secured a one-two finish for the team. This is Alonso’s first victory in any motorsport championship since he won the Spanish Grand Prix in 2013 for Ferrari.
And that wraps up everything in F1 for this week. Stay tuned next week for more from the F1 Weekly Roundup!