Welcome to the weekly roundup of everything Formula 1! Here you will find a summary of the biggest news and announcements every week in the F1 world. With Bahrain done and dusted, we don’t have much time to breathe (thankfully) with Shanghai just around the corner. Here’s the latest:
• Francesco Cigarini Surgery Successful:
Ferrari engineer, Francesco Cigarini, who was involved in a horrific accident in Bahrain on the weekend has underwent successful surgery on his broken leg. Cigarini has been pictured in crutches following the Bahrain GP. Many are calling for a review of the pitstop system to prevent another accident of this nature occurring, however it is still yet to be seen if these changes will come to fruition.
• ESPN/F1 update:
After a substandard showing by ESPN’s Formula 1 coverage, the American-based sports entity has decided to air every race for the rest of the season commercial-free. Many US fans expressed their dissatisfaction with the coverage of the Melbourne GP, and ESPN have consequently responded, giving Formula 1 in America a better chance of thriving with stiff motorsport competition.
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have expressed dissatisfaction with each other following their collision in the Bahrain GP which saw Verstappen shortly-afterwards retire form the race. Hamilton, on camera, had been heard referring to Max with language not fit for prime-time television. Verstappen has promptly responded, defending his position.
And that wraps up everything in F1 for this week. Stay tuned next week for more from the F1 Weekly Roundup!