F1 Gossip: Red Bull goes to court to block Fallows' Aston Martin move

In the first Formula 1 gossip column of 2022, Red Bull has taken former aerodynamics chief Dan Fallows to court over his potential switch to Aston Martin, while new FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem is sure Lewis Hamilton return to the sport despite his controversial title loss to Max Verstappen.
F1 Gossip: Red Bull goes to court to block Fallows' Aston Martin move

- As reported by Motorsport Week, Red Bull has taken legal action against former chief engineer of aerodynamics, Dan Fallows, over his potential move to the Aston Martin Formula 1 team.

Aston Martin announced the signing of Fallows' in June, but the time of his release by Red Bull had yet to be agreed.

- New FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem is confident Lewis Hamilton will return to F1 for the 2022 season despite his controversial title defeat to Max Verstappen at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The seven-time world champion has been silent over social media since the finale at the Yas Marina Circuit leading to potential rumours about his future with the team.

"No, I don't think so, they are rumours..." Ben Sulayem told Marca at the start of the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia.

"Has he declared that he will not return? No. When you are a driver, you speak for yourself and not what others say about you.

"I trust that this is not the case, Lewis is an important part of the sport and of F1, his achievements. Verstappen is there... I am sure we will find a very exciting F1 next season."

- Nico Rosberg has admitted that he felt "incredible pain" when Hamilton lost out to Verstappen in Abu Dhabi.

As quoted by the Daily Mail, he said: “I felt pain, incredible pain. I don’t have anything to do with Mercedes now, but of course it’s my family from before, and an incredible pain.

“They were 99% sure they were going to win the World Championship until there were three laps to go. After losing it, and losing it in a fight like that, where they couldn’t do anything because the tyres had 50 laps on them…unbelievable pain.

“It’s a shame it ended up like that with a bit of a strange decision by the FIA.”

- A stolen car exploded after the driver crashed into a tree at F1’s Albert Park in Australia. (7News Australia)

- Helmut Marko believes newly-crowned champion Verstappen is “more accomplished” than former Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel who won all four of his titles with the team in 2010-2013. (Independent)

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