Meanwhile at Silverstone | Verstappen has no hope for championship


Between all the important news you can miss a few things during a Grand Prix weekend. No worries, F1 Maximum keep yourself informed in the section ‘Meanwhile in …’ of all the sense and nonsense from the world of Formula 1.

Verstappen has no hope of winning the championship

Jack Plooij asked Max Verstappen after the free practice how many of the upcoming 300 Grands Prix he will win. There, Verstappen says somewhat humorously: “At least not the next 25.” With that he jokingly touches on the dominance of Mercedes.

Hülkenberg shows his past 24 hours on Instagram

There was only 24 hours between when Nico Hülkenberg heard that he was allowed to step into the Racing Point of Perez until he was in the Paddock to do his first laps. A special moment for Hülkenberg, which he captured on Instagram. With a few photos he shows what happened in the 24 hours between the first free practice and the moment he got a call from Otmar Szafnauer.

Ricciardo makes a bet with Jack Plooij, puts in watch

Daniel Ricciardo is pretty sure of his chances at the Silverstone circuit. In an interview with Ziggo Sport when the Renault driver uses his expensive watch in a bet with Jack Plooij, Ricciardo is convinced that he will have a good race.

Vettel speaks Dutch: ‘Ne * ken, Ne * ken’

To the question of Ziggo SporWhether Sebastian Vettel has already signed a contract, he replies succinctly, “Maybe one from Ziggo Sport.” He says he speaks a nice word of Dutch, although his choice of words is remarkable. “Think * n * nk in the kitchen.”

Verstappen insults at obstructing Grosjean

Max Verstappen was during the second free practice session of the Grand Prix of Great Britain, until he encountered Romain Grosjean in Maggots-Becketts. This bothered him, according to Verstappen, who did not pass his opinion about the board radio under chairs or benches.

Ocon is not happy with Verstappen and complains via on-board radio

Esteban Ocon was not particularly happy with Max Verstappen during the first free practice for the Grand Prix of Great Britain. “It’s hanging in the middle of the corner, as always!” Complains the Renault driver to his engineer via the on-board radio.

Nice moment for Hülkenberg when leaving the garage

It was exciting for a while, but Nico Hülkenberg got the first free practice. A great moment when we see the German come out of the garage after he was put aside by Renault after last season.

Hülkenberg bespotte Racing Point-bolides

Nico Hülkenberg is likely to replace the Sergio Perez at Racing Point for the weekend, but lashed out at the team a few years ago. The German driver apparently does not like the pink cars.

Package from Racing Point factory for replacement Pérez

A special delivery from the Racing Point factory: mechanics bring the stuff to replace the seat in the RP20 from Sergio Pérez. After a positive corona test, the ‘pink Mercedes’ get a replacement, said to be Nico Hülkenberg.

Williams thanks healthcare workers in the UK

As in the Netherlands, health care workers in the United Kingdom are working very hard to contain the corona virus. Football clubs previously paid tribute to the UK National Health Service, but now Williams also comes with a thank you. The NHS logo shows above the bargeboards as a statement of support.

Lando Norris is working on his Spanish

Before the Grand Prix at Silverstone, Lando Norris shows his best side again. In an interview with Sky Sports, he shows that his Spanish leaves something to be desired. It provides a funny moment: ‘Muy buen’.

Norris shows special helmet design for Silverstone

For the British Grand Prix, Lando Norris held a competition among his fans. They could send a helmet design to him and he then chose the best one. The Brit unveiled the winner on Thursday afternoon and the helmet can certainly be called special. The design comes from a six year old girl!

Plooij and Mol back in the Formula 1 paddock

After an absence of three races, Jack Plooij and Olav Mol of Ziggo Sport are also present in the Formula 1 paddock at Silverstone. From the Grand Prix of Great Britain, Ziggo Sport will be able to report on Formula 1 again live from location. Both reporters have their own cabin where they work during the weekend, Plooij shows on Twitter.

Journalist shares first photos of coronaproof Silverstone

As in Austria and Hungary, Formula 1 also takes the corona crisis into account in Great Britain. Therefore, the paddock at Silverstone is very different and especially army than usual. Journalist Albert Fabrega is already present on the track and shares the first photos of an almost empty Silverstone.

Heart-pounding battle between Hamilton and Bottas

During the British Grand Prix in 2019, Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas showed a lot of bravura: the two drivers entered into a blood-curdling battle for the win at Silverstone.

Round Silverstone with Red Bull

Red Bull Racing takes us over the British Silverstone circuit. With the RB8 they share a fast lap on the asphalt: the V8 engine and the iconic whine of the power source are also included.

Looking back at the Verstappen and Vettel crash

A small look back at 2019: Max Verstappen and Sebastian Vettel were fighting hard on the asphalt, but due to an error by the four-time world champion, the Dutchman bounces into the gravel. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)


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