Formula 1 gossip: Stroll, Williams, Sainz Jr, Force India, Renualt, McLaren

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Williams chief technical officer Paddy Lowe says the team missed out on some points last season because of rookie driver Lance Stroll’s inexperience and the drivers not exploiting their car’s full potential. 

 

Renault’s Carlos Sainz Jr, whose father is a double world rally champion, will venture into rallying when he runs the VIP course car that checks the layout before the final stage of the Monte Carlo rally. 

The research group working on making F1 more of an on-track spectacle have prioritised the three areas of aerodynamics, engine and suspension for future rule changes. 

 

Force India, who finished fourth in the constructors’ championship in the past two years, think they will face a “significant” threat from McLaren and Renault next season. 

Monday, 22 January

Fernando Alonso could have won more than his two world drivers’ titles but “there is always a mess wherever he is” as the McLaren racer “generates a lot of problems”, according to former champion Nelson Piquet.

 

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