Connect with us

Motorsport

F1 2020: Daniel Ricciardo McLaren contract, driver’s contract value revealed

Published

on

Daniel Ricciardo will reportedly take a monster pay cut as part of his multi-year deal to join McLaren from 2021.

The 30-year-old Aussie stunned the Formula 1 grid when his contract with the English team was announced just days after Ferrari confirmed Sebastian Vettel will be replaced by Carlos Sainz at the end of the year.

Details of Ricciardo’s bold move are now beginning to leak out, according to a veteran French Formula 1 journalist.

Ricciardo enjoyed one of the largest pay packets in Formula 1 since joining Renault at the start of the 2019 season — but his days of challenging Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel on the sport’s top-earners list now appear numbered.

The former Red Bull driver is reportedly facing a pay haircut of around $25 million per-year in his base salary, according to French reporter Marc Limacher.

Source link

Motorsport

F1 2020, Austrian Grand Prix, Styrian GP: Ferrari disaster tip of the iceberg, Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc

Published

on

After another failed qualifying on Saturday, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto knew the situation for the F1 giant was dire.

“We have to work out why (Ferrari was slow) and change this state of affairs, which is just not good enough for a team by the name of Ferrari,” he said.

“We mustn’t get het up about it, but we cannot ignore the facts.”

If only he knew what was about to follow on Sunday.

Watch the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on KAYO. Every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE. New to Kayo? Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >

Source link

Continue Reading

Motorsport

F1 2020, Austrian Grand Prix, Styrian GP: Ferrari crash, Daniel Ricciardo chance wasted by Renault

Published

on

Lewis Hamilton is up and running in 2020 with his first win of the season, while last year’s main rivals, Ferrari, is in free fall after a first-lap bungle of epic proportions.

Meanwhile, Renault missed a trick in Austria that could have drastically changed Daniel Ricciardo’s fortunes.

Here are five things we learned from the Styrian Grand Prix.

Watch the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on KAYO. Every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE. New to Kayo? Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >

Source link

Continue Reading

Motorsport

F1 2020, Lewis Hamilton protest, Black Lives Matter: Pre-race kneel cut away during TV coverage

Published

on

Lewis Hamilton was joined in taking a knee by the majority of his fellow drivers ahead of F1’s second race of the season at the Styrian GP, with some drivers again opting to stand.

As at last week’s Austrian GP, all 20 drivers again wore T-shirts featuring the words ‘End Racism’, with Hamilton’s also saying ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the front, amid the sport’s continued stand against all form of discrimination.

Of the 16 drivers who were present at the front of the grid for a short gathering ahead of the Austrian national anthem, 12 took a knee with four standing.

The image of the drivers was only briefly seen on the TV world feed before a pre-planned sky dive above the circuit was shown.

Watch the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on KAYO. Every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE. New to Kayo? Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >

Source link

Continue Reading

Trending