Real Madrid are comfortably winning LaLiga once play resumes in mid-June.
Who will Europe’s big teams turn to next? Let me introduce you to some Dutch stars in the making.
From getting black-out drunk and starting fights to sitting back and consuming sunflower seeds and a half-time sandwich, the matchday experience across footballing Europe is polarising. Allow me to take my broadest brush and paint a picture of the countries I have visited so far.
Renault star Daniel Ricciardo has confirmed it’s been harder for him to follow other cars through corners compared to 2019, saying this year’s cars generate more ‘dirty air’.
Racing Point remain unworried about Mercedes’ reliability issues during pre-season in Barcelona, saying the engine’s many failures in testing are “known problems” which should be resolved by the start of the season.
Mario Isola has underlined the sheer presence of Italian companies on the Formula 1 grid as multiple countries are shutting their borders to Italians to contain COVID-19.
It was the final day of F1 testing, the day where teams finally opt to open it up and chase lap times. After speaking to a lot of people around the grid, two other themes arose on Friday; dirty air, and how “fantastically close” the midfield is this year.
The penultimate day of testing is in the books, and while we *still* haven’t seen any qualifying runs from pretty much every team, patterns are starting to become apparent – one of which is that, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, Mercedes engines could be unreliable.
It was a busy one on the first day of test two at the Circuit de Catalunya, with 18 of the 20 drivers (plus the timesheet-topping Robert Kubica) braving the Spanish track across the whole of Wednesday. Being on the scene for all of the action, there were more than enough takeaways.
Safe to say it’s been a year to forget for Ferrari star Sebastian Vettel. However, I strongly believe this season could actually be a blessing in disguise and that it could propel him into becoming a five-time champion by the end of 2020. Hear me out.