In the latest F1 gossip column, some Formula 1 teams have reportedly accepted Bahrain’s offer to receive a COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the new season.

90 percent of Ferrari’s team members have reportedly received the Pfizer vaccine through Bahrain's programme (Gazzetta dello Sport)

Last month, the BBC reported all F1 personnel attending Bahrain for testing and the season-opening grand prix would be allowed to take the vaccine - an offer which F1 itself declined.

According to the latest report, like Ferrari, Mercedes has offered the vaccine to its members.

New F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali doesn’t believe the sport has a racism problem, stating in an interview: “I don't perceive that. At least I don't see that from personal experience; in truth, the other way round.” (Daily Mail)

Domenicali has revealed F1’s intentions to have another race in America, a new race in Asia and a return to South Africa. (Daily Mail)

Red Bull consultant Helmut Marko has described Honda’s 2021 power unit as a ‘work of art’ as the team looks to win its first drivers’ and constructors’ titles since 2013. (Red Bull-owned Servus TV channel)

Lando Norris has revealed his new funky helmet design ahead of testing on Friday.

Alpine technical director Pat Fry says copying other teams’ new innovative designs would take ‘just two days’ (RaceFans)

Pierre Gasly has also shown off his new lid ahead of the new season.

Haas successfully fired up its VF21 for the first time and completed a shakedown in Bahrain.

 

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