Red Bull confirm departure of chief technical officer Adrian Newey

Red Bull have confirmed their design chief Adrian Newey will leave the team in early 2025. Newey, regarded as the greatest designer in the history of Formula 1, told Red Bull last week he wanted to leave in the wake of the controversy involving allegations about team principal Christian Horner. The 65-year-old’s next team has not been decided but Ferrari are hot favourites to sign him.

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Nico Hulkenberg to join Sauber from Haas in 2025

Nico Hulkenberg will join the Sauber team for the 2025 season before their transformation into the factory Audi team in 2026. The 36-year-old German is the first driver to sign for Audi as they build up to their debut season in Formula 1. Their other prime target is Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz who is yet to sign for the 2025 season after he lost his seat at Ferrari to Lewis Hamilton.

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Australia to host season opener as F1 2025 calendar announced

Formula 1 has confirmed a 24-race schedule for 2025 that will see the season start in Australia for the first time since 2019. The 2025 calendar features the same 24 circuits as F1’s 2024 schedule, which was the longest in the sport’s history, but there have been changes to the order for the world championship’s 75th anniversary season.

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Sainz brings home Ferrari 1-2 at Australian Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz led Charles Leclerc to a Ferrari one-two in the Australian Grand Prix as Max Verstappen’s domination of Formula 1 stalled. The Red Bull driver was forced out of the race with a brake issue while McLaren’s Lando rounded out the podium ahead of his teammate and home favourite Oscar Piastri. Sergio Perez finished fifth while Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso was demoted from sixth to eight for a late incident.

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Verstappen secures pole position for Australian Grand Prix

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen fought off a challenge from Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz to take pole position for the Australian Grand Prix. Sainz was quickest in the first two parts of qualifying but the world champion bounced back in the top 10 shootout to take pole by 0.27 seconds. McLaren’s Lando Norris will start third ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc after a grid penalty for Red Bull’s Sergio Perez for impeding.

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