Yes, ridiculous, different names depending which country they are in.
On a similar subject I listen to Talk sport radio a bit. They appear to be financed mainly but betting adverts, yet they have discussions about how terrible it all is. I notice even in their test match cricket commentary they are updating the betting odds every half hour or so.
I have seen reports in various places that Alex Albon is contracted to drive for Willams until the end of 25 and James Vowles was clear in saying he wouldn’t be leaving before then. Which to me means, OK big teams if you want to talk you better bring your suitcases of cash with you. If I remember correctly, Toto commented how Bottas’s move to Merc from Williams led to them getting a significant discount on engines for the next season.
Interesting reports in today’s papers re. a power struggle at Red Bull HQ involving, surprise, surprise, a lot of money & several high profile people who want Horner out for reasons that don’t appear clear to me.
There is obviously a lot more to this than reported so far.
My initial though is that it’s not looking good for Horner.
If Red Bull falls apart due to internal fighting, could we see Max at Mercedes next season?
Perhaps as the role of team principal sucks up a lot of money when, by and large, it’s a non-technical position, more of an outright leadership role — and when costs and relative values come in to focus, it’s often the leaders who get binned…after which the in-fighting starts.
There was speculation in the F1 press and other places that following DM’s death there might be some infighting in the Red Bull parent company that could overspill into the race team. Maybe this is what is going on behind the headlines. But as @Jamiewednesday said until we get a statement about the outcome of Friday’s hearing we won’t have anything more than speculation and gossip.