F1 Gossip: Red Bull signs ‘largest crypto deal’ in sports | F1

– Red Bull has signed a new multi-year partnership with cryptocurrency exchange Bybit. (ESPN)

The deal is worth a reported $150 million – the largest crypto deal in sport currently according to the team.

The partnership comes after Red Bull’s had secured a new title sponsor in Oracle – a deal that’s worth $500 million over five years according to AP.

– 2009 F1 champion Jenson Button has defended FIA director Michael Masi for his handling of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Daily Mail)

– The boss of the Nurburgring – Ingo Böder – has explained why there’s no German GP on the calendar (sport.sky.de)

“We don’t see ourselves on equal footing with these states [Saudi Arabia, Qatar]. We have no big investers in the background who can spend that much money just for an F1 race”. 

– Former McLaren boss and current Aston Martin CEO Martin Whitmarsh believes guiding the British manufacturer to F1 title success would be the greatest achievement of his career.

He told Reuters: “For me, to see a great brand, Aston Martin, up on the top step of the Formula One podium will be incredibly satisfying. Frankly, that’s why I’m here.”

– Carlos Sainz has spoken about the ‘positive atmosphere’ at Ferrari ahead of the new season.

In an interview with Corriere.it, he said: “Full of energy and positivity. I think last year’s experience did us all good. In the corridors, I meet smiling and confident people. I don’t see stress, I see the desire to do well.”

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