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F1 News From The Nerds - 27th July 22

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Welcome to News from the Nerds, the midweek news show by the FormulaNerds news team – Your essential F1 weekly news digest. Each week we bring you the Top 5 news stories from the past week.

In today's podcast, Sam and Abby get together with James and Catherine to discuss the latest news surrounding the motorsport world, mostly Formula One.

They kick off the podcast with a quick round-up of the events surrounding Ferrari and Sergio Perez in the French Grand Prix. Charles Leclerc took full responsibility for his crash which caused him a potential win, while Carlos Sainz insisted that the team is not “a disaster,” despite some controversial calls they’ve been making. Meanwhile, the Mexican blames the Virtual Safety Car for not putting his Red Bull on the podium.

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On another note, they took a look at sustainability in Formula 1, and so the discussion had to be topped off with Formula E which heads into Rounds 13 and 14 in London this weekend. They spoke about the future of the electric championship and what potential Formula One drivers can join in too, while having a look at Nyck De Vries, who seemed to found his feet in the all-electric series.

Speaking of Nyck De Vries, who makes part of the Williams Drivers Academy, the Nerds took a look at possible prospects that can join the Oxford-based team for 2023 as Nicholas Latifi and Alex Albon edge the end of their contract in 2022.

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And while they touched on new beginnings, they also looked at the potential end of the F1 journey for drivers such as Daniel Ricciardo at McLaren, Sebastian Vettel with Aston Martin, and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton.

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Finally, to top it all off, the Nerds analyse Haas’ decision not to give Mick Schumacher any upgrades for Hungary and how the German is getting on in F1, following a series of disappointing performances.

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