Carlos Sainz Jnr, Max Verstappen, Toro Rosso, Sepang International Circuit, 2015

Judge Verstappen and Sainz after second season – Key

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Toro Rosso designer James Key says it will be more useful to compare Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz Jnr after their second season together in 2016.

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Is Lewis Hamilton busier away from the track than other F1 drivers or do we just hear more about it?

Is it really only Hamilton who has such a lifestyle? Don’t we all have that one Facebook friend who compulsively has to post everything on social network. Doesn’t mean he or she is the only one partying or going around. It just means he or she is most active on social networks.

Same with Hamilton. Just because we read about him so much on Instagram doesn’t mean he is a ‘part-time racer’. It just means he is active on Instagram, nothing else. Look at Alonso and Button for comparison. While Hamilton has his music, Alonso has his cycling team, Button has his triathlon, all three examples of engagement outside F1 which take up a lot of time and effort. Just that one of these activities is conducive to posting on social networks, other two are not.

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On this day in F1

Louis Stanley, the former BRM team chief who aided the work of the Grand Prix Drivers’ Association in improving F1 safety standards, died on this day in 2004.