NFL Buffalo Bills Reciever Steffon Diggs Welcomed by Twitter as Newly Initiated F1 Fan

Published 04/30/2022, 6:44 AM EDT
Dec 28, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

F1 has certainly made its mark in the United States of America in the last couple of seasons. The popularity of the sport has transcended anything before that we have seen in the country. There are younger and younger fans gravitating towards the sport as they come in numbers to watch a Formula One race in the USA.

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Although it has reached many fans in the country, it looks like NFL Buffalo Bills player Stefon Diggs has only just discovered the sport. He took to social media to express his surprise at learning about the sport so late.

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“Why am I just now learning about f1,” said Diggs on Twitter. But F1 fans on the platform welcomed him wholeheartedly to the community and suggested Netflix’s Drive To Survive to get himself engaged.

Mercedes F1 trackside engineering head provides an update on bringing upgrade to Miami GP

It has been a tough start to the year for the world champions, Mercedes, in 2022. They are currently not on pace with their rivals, Ferrari and Red Bull, on the track and are lacking performance. Now it is expected that they might bring their first upgrade of the season in next week’s inaugural Miami Grand Prix.

Mercedes trackside engineering director Andrew Shovlin did provide an update regarding the upgrade package. “We are hoping to bring parts to the car soon, maybe even Miami, where we can hopefully see progress on this issue,” said Shovlin.

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Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – April 24, 2022, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

“Lots of people are suffering with this problem and we know that lifting the car is a way of alleviating it. A lot of the work that is going on in Brackley has been to understand the phenomenon and whether we can actually control it, whether we can engineer it out of the car,” said Andrew.

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It would be interesting to see what kind of upgrade package will the Mercedes bring to the Miami GP. They certainly need the new package to work so that they can at least compete at the front of the grid.

There is also a bit of an unknown as F1 is visiting Miami for the first time, so it is unclear whether the upgrade will provide the necessary performance gain that the team is looking for or not.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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