Grid penalty for Sainz in France?

14:00 clock

Time to give up!

And that brings us to the tip of as we speak’s ticker day. We will change personnel as soon as after which my colleague Norman Fisher will welcome you right here for the following two days.

We’ll learn one another once more on Friday when issues get severe on the observe at Le Castellet. Until then have a good time, drink sufficient in the warmth and goodbye!

1:51 p.m

How Ferrari diminished Red Bull’s velocity benefit

At the beginning of the season, Red Bull was considerably quicker than Ferrari, particularly on the straights. But the Reds have now diminished the deficit drastically. But how precisely did the Italians do it?

Our technical consultants clarify it right here!

1:37 p.m

Alonso: I’m “very proud” of my comeback

Earlier we spoke briefly about the truth that the Spaniard nonetheless believes he’s quick sufficient for Formula 1. In relation to this, he additionally revealed: “I miss the sensation of profitable and combating for podiums and massive issues.”

At the identical time, he “enjoys” his comeback as he’s attempting to change into a “higher model of myself”. And this 12 months he succeeded. “Last 12 months I carried out at an honest stage. It was okay, however I wasn’t at 100 per cent,” he revealed.

It will likely be completely different in 2022. He’s again to 100% this 12 months and might do issues that are not actually potential in a automobile. “I feel I’m again to that stage now, so I’m very happy with this comeback,” Alonso stated.

But in fact, he can be happier if he may trip on the entrance aspect…

1:14 p.m

Be like Kim!

Where we simply talked about Iceman: he is having fun with his household life after his Formula 1 retirement – and is at present being celebrated on social media for his love of animals.

A video exhibits Raikkonen giving water to a canine locked in a automobile. A terrific motion, as a result of the present warmth may be actually harmful for animals.

So: do not lock your animals in the automobile and be like Kimmy!

1:02 p.m

Ferrari with three wins in a row?

Should Sainz certainly obtain a grid penalty at Le Castellet, his probabilities of profitable will in fact be minimal. However, with Leclerc you continue to have one other iron in the hearth and he can be sure that Ferrari wins three races in a row for the primary time since 2019!

At that point, the Scuderia had wins at Spa and Monza by Leclerc after which by Sebastian Vettel in Singapore, additionally the German’s final Formula 1 victory thus far. Incidentally, Ferrari was final extra profitable in 2008!

At the time, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa additionally secured 4 consecutive Ferrari victories. To set this mark, the Scuderia nonetheless must win each races earlier than the summer time break. So there may be additionally Hungary forward of France.

12:43 p.m

A task mannequin for Russell…

… By the best way, this sequence of photographs generally is a pilot. Like Russell, he as soon as began his Formula 1 profession with backbench groups. All of them later gained races – and a few even turned world champions (a number of instances)…

Photo gallery: Great Formula 1 careers that began on the backbenchers

12:27 p.m

Hamilton: Russell nonetheless has a variety of potential

“We labored extremely properly collectively,” the file world champion appears again on the primary eleven races along with his new team-mate and reviews: “George was very optimistic, he had a optimistic affect on the working atmosphere.”

“Overall, he is been a pleasure to work with and it has been nice to see him succeed,” stated Hamilton, who credited Russell with doing “nice work.” “And he is nonetheless bettering and can proceed to take action for a very long time,” believes Hamilton.

It means: According to the file champion, George Russell is way from reaching the tip of his improvement. Britain’s opponents may even see it as a menace…

12:06 p.m

No rain in sight

A very dry Grand Prix at Le Castellet ought to await us this weekend. Not an enormous shock when you think about the present temperatures right here in Germany…

Instead, it ought to be a warmth battle with temperatures above 30 levels over the weekend. Rain is dominated out. The full climate forecast for the race in Le Castellet may be discovered right here!


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