F1 Weekly Roundup: Alonso, Red Bull/Honda and More

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The French GP is around the corner! Mercedes will look to help Lewis Hamilton retake the WDC lead whilst Ferrari will look to consolidate Vettel’s win in Canada. There has been much brewing in the F1 World and with that being said, he’s the latest:

• Alonso Completes Two-Thirds of the Crown
Fernando Alonso has taken another giant step to completing the fabled unofficial triple-crown achievement by winning the Le Mans 24 with Toyota. The triple crown, only achieved by Graham Hill in 1972, is a prospect that has enticed Alonso for some time, and with Le Mans under his belt, many expect Alonso to leave McLaren at the end of the 2018 season and race in Indycar next year to complete the achievement.

• Red Bull Confirms Honda Switch
Red Bull have announced via Twitter that they will commence a partnership with Honda in 2019 that will see the Formula 1 racing team be powered by Honda engines. Many are intrigued to see how Red Bull will compare to McLaren who have has a rough history with Honda engines. Should Red Bull outperform McLaren, it will be seen as quite an embarrassment for McLaren who had blamed a large portion of their previous woes on Honda.

• Helmut Marko Not Considering Axing Hartley Anymore
Helmut Marko, consultant for Red Bull Racing, is reportedly no longer considering axing Brendon Hartley from Toro Rosso. Previous reports suggested the aggressive Marko was losing patience with Hartley, and was considering moving him on from Red Bull’s development program. Hartley has shown signs of improvement in recent races, giving hope that his F1 career may not yet be over.

And that wraps up everything in F1 for this week. Stay tuned next week for more from the F1 Weekly Roundup!

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