Damon Hill on the Alpine: Junior test misleading / Formula 1

After the contract confusion surrounding Oscar Piastre, 14 pilots are on Alpine’s candidate listing. Three of them have been examined in Hungary. A questionable resolution to world champion Damon Hill.


Alpine misplaced a tug-of-war over younger expertise Oscar Piastre to McLaren, after Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg gave the French a foul report. Fourteen pilots are on the listing of potential candidates for 2023, based on Alpine crew boss Ottmar Safnaur. Three of them – Antonio Giovinazzi, Jack Doohan and Nayak de Vries – spent three days behind closed doorways testing at the Hungaroring earlier this week.

For Damon Hill, who turned Formula 1 world champion with Williams in 1996, the test is a disaster resolution with a questionable consequence. The 22-time GP winner says on the F1 Nation podcast: “For me, exams like this are an imperfect option to discover out which driver fits you.”

“Because testing may be misleading when it comes to velocity. How many instances have we given a crew or driver plenty of credit score for winter testing after a miraculous time, and every little thing turned out very in a different way at the first GP weekend. Testing means driving for a day, With completely different slope situations, that makes it harder to evaluate. If the situations are a lot better sooner or later than the subsequent, how do you correctly assess a pilot’s talent?”

“On the different hand, a test provides you a great feeling about the vitality created between the driver and the crew, how the technicians react to the driver, whether or not they really feel management qualities. It’s extra than simply uncooked velocity.”

Alpine didn’t remark on the three-day test with the one-year-old car in Hungary.

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 hrs
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446sec
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3.405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5.061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5.380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6.091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6.207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpha Tauri, +6.396
09. Nyck de Vries (NL), Williams, +7.122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7.910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8,323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Alpha Tauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, engine hassle
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, water loss, engine overheat
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, vitality restoration

Championship standings (after 16 of twenty-two races)

the driver
01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04.Russell 203
05. Saenz 187
06.Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09.Alonso 59
10. Bottana 46
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. The Hague 20
14. Ricciardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Slope 6
18. Stroll 5
19. Albon 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02.Ferrari 406
03.Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. Alfatouri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10.Williams 6


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