Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso to miss press conference

Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso and Nyck de Vries will only appear in the paddock for media questions.

The FIA has revealed the schedule for the highly anticipated press conferences during the British Grand Prix weekend.

World champions Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso are among the notable drivers who will only make appearances in the paddock, alongside Nyck de Vries. 

On Friday, the media will have the opportunity to engage with a group of drivers including Yuki Tsunoda, Esteban Ocon, Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton, and Alexander Albon. 

Discussions will encompass various topics, such as AlphaTauri’s points drought and the significant time penalties incurred by Ocon and Hamilton after the Austrian Grand Prix, leading to a loss of valuable championship points for both drivers.

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Following this, the spotlight will shift to Valtteri Bottas, Lance Stroll, Sergio Perez, Lando Norris, and Kevin Magnussen. 

Among these drivers, Norris has consistently outperformed his teammate, while the others have faced a somewhat disappointing season thus far. 

Expectations are high for this session, as the drivers are likely to outline their plans for maximising their performance and extracting more from their packages.

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A day later, between the two free practice sessions, the team bosses of Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Aston Martin, and Williams will take centre stage, ready to face the media’s questions. 

This panel discussion is anticipated to provide valuable insights into the strategic direction and future plans of these esteemed teams.

Furthermore, Mario Isola, the chief of tire supplier Pirelli, will join the session, adding his expertise and perspective to the proceedings.