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Have a nice Monday, a nice begin to the brand new (racing) week and see you tomorrow!
Ferrari went greater than 30 years with out a win
No, that is not a typo: Ferrari have now gone 32 years with out a win at Le Castellet. Alain Prost achieved his final success for the Scuderia there in 1990. However, to be truthful, it must also be mentioned that Paul Ricard didn’t return to the calendar till 2018.
The first two editions of the comeback have been gained by Lewis Hamilton in Mercedes in 2018 and 2019, in 2020 the race needed to be canceled resulting from Corona and final yr Max Verstappen and Red Bull have been main.
In common, Ferrari’s final win in France was not that way back. In 2008, Felipe Massa gained the final race at Magni-Cours. But that too 14 years in the past…
AlphaTauri: There are many causes for the disaster
The Italians are at the moment solely eighth within the World Cup and a little behind their very own expectations. You’ve had a lot of dangerous luck to date this yr, explains head of know-how Jody Eginton.
“There are varied causes,” he says, referring to the disappointing efficiency to date. “We have been unfortunate in some races with security vehicles that threw us out of the factors,” he offers for example.
At the identical time, he admits that there have been additionally “operational issues” on different weekends and the utmost was not obtained from the automotive. “We additionally had some reliability points,” he recollects.
According to Eginton, each vehicles might have scored factors at Silverstone. But then Yuki Tsunoda dominated himself and his teammate Pierre Gasly out of the race.
Furthermore, you aren’t as aggressive total as final yr, when Gasly was usually driving in Q3. All because of this Alpha Tauri is at the moment pursuing its personal claims.
Recently, the workforce went with out a level in three consecutive races for the primary time since 2018. Hopes will now relaxation on the AT03 replace, resulting from arrive at Le Castellet this weekend.
Mercedes invests in sustainable aviation gas
The Mercedes Formula 1 workforce goals to be CO2 impartial by 2030. For this, investments are actually being made in sustainable aviation gas. Toto Wolff explains, “If we wish to fly, we’ve to search out a higher strategy to do it.”
“Sustainable aviation gas has the potential to rework the best way we journey and the affect we’ve on the surroundings. It’s a subject I take into consideration a lot, each personally and professionally,” says the workforce principal.
Because one thing is evident: Formula 1 is not going to work sooner or later with out air journey. “We wish to be on the forefront of change and use our world motorsport platform as a mannequin for a extra sustainable and various future,” Wolff mentioned.
52 years in the past immediately…
… Jack Brabham stood on the Formula 1 podium for the final time. The three-time world champion completed second within the 1970 British Grand Prix. After the season till the top of his profession, he by no means once more obtained previous tenth place.
At the identical time, the race at Brands Hatch was Emerson Fittipaldi’s first Grand Prix. The Brazilian celebrated his debut in Formula 1 with Lotus and completed eighth.
Photo Gallery: “Black Jack”: The Career of Jack Brabham
“Rational” and “logical”: Woolf praises Russell
The Mercedes workforce boss could be very happy along with his new driver. “It looks like he is been right here eternally,” Toto Wolff mentioned of George Russell, previously a Mercedes junior and likewise racing for the Silver Arrows in 2020.
“He’s settled in effectively,” the workforce boss says, explaining: “What I like about him is that he would not change whether or not he is eighth or second. He’s all the time very rational, logical and looking for a answer. doing.”
“There’s not a lot of emotion concerned, and that is nice,” says Wolff, who says Russell is already at a “nice degree.” And the 2018 Formula 2 champion is barely 24.
The final race at Le Castellet?
If Formula 1 runs at Le Castellet this weekend, it might be the final time for a whereas. The reality is: the contract with the race monitor expires on the finish of the yr and vacancies on the calendar are very manageable.
20 races have already been confirmed for 2023 and there needs to be not more than 24 subsequent yr. There are additionally classics like Spa or Monaco with out a new contract, and there may be additionally hypothesis concerning the race in South Africa.
Meaning: Le Castellet’s probabilities on the calendar in 2023 might actually be higher. A full overview of the 2023 Formula 1 calendar is out there right here!
46 years in the past immediately…
… James Hunt gained his dwelling race at Brands Hatch. Or not? The Brit was the primary driver to cross the end line at his dwelling Grand Prix. In the top although, the winner’s trophy went to his World Cup rival Niki Lauda.
All backgrounds can be found in our picture gallery:
Photo Gallery: Controversial: Ten Race Winners Around the Green Table
Chandok: Qualifying is Sainz’s largest downside
In the race duel in opposition to Charles Leclerc, the Spaniard is barely 4: 6 behind. In qualifying duels, however, it is 2:9 from his viewpoint. And certainly one of his solely two wins got here in Canada, when Leclerc had nearly no qualifying resulting from an engine change.
“It can lead the race,” explains professional Karun Chandok. So it’s essential that Sainz will get his qualifying below management. “If he has a cleaner weekend the arrogance will come and with that a qualifying efficiency,” Chandhok mentioned.
“Because it’s a good qualifier. We’ve seen it already. There are sufficient examples,” emphasizes the professional. Calling this efficiency “constant” is just one thing and requires a clear weekend – of which Sainz has had only a few this yr.
The Spaniard has retired 4 occasions in eleven races.
Hamilton away from penalty factors
Exactly one yr in the past immediately, there was a controversial crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at Silverstone. At that time, the Brit obtained not solely a ten-second penalty, but in addition two penalty factors.
These have ended immediately, as penalty factors are solely legitimate for one yr in Formula 1. This signifies that the file champion is totally freed from penalty factors so far, as he has not finished something since Silverstone 2021.
Incidentally, the one different common drivers who at the moment have a clear slate are Mick Schumacher and the 2 Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. A full overview could be discovered right here!
Photo gallery: Race by race: 2021 World Cup duel between Verstappen and Hamilton
Gasly: The new automotive is just not that completely different
Let’s be sporty once more. Pierre Gasly was not too long ago requested if his driving model was higher suited to the previous automotive or this yr’s new automotive. Exciting: It explains that vehicles aren’t actually that completely different for drivers.
This yr the automotive generates downforce in another way than its predecessors. “But so far as pure driving is worried, I do not really feel like I’ve to alter that a lot,” studies the Alfa Tauri driver.
For a driver, the steadiness adjustments continuously in the course of the weekend anyway. You should hold adapting to new circumstances. According to Gasley “the massive image” subsequently “hasn’t modified a lot”.
There is one other manner
At the opposite finish of the spectrum, Lewis Hamilton is actually the Formula 1 driver combating most for better range within the premier class. For instance, he not too long ago invited three younger drivers to the monitor at his dwelling race in Silverstone.
He himself writes: “It is necessary […], supporting younger expertise and dealing to make sure the way forward for motorsport is extra various than the current. Thanks Joshua, Myles and Cordell. I’m happy with you all.”
Here’s a brief video about it too:
Aston Martin reacts to racism incident
A former worker instructed Sky about racist and homophobic incidents throughout his time at Aston Martin. The Formula 1 workforce itself has now taken a stand on the matter.
A press release mentioned: “We have a zero tolerance coverage for any type of discriminatory behaviour. We are extraordinarily upset that two of our provider’s employees behaved in such an appalling method.”
“We reacted shortly and carried out our zero-tolerance coverage. As a end result, they are going to now not work for this provider,” he says. All these tales don’t replicate effectively on Formula 1 for the time being…
Date of demise
There was no stay ticker over the weekend, which is why we wish to use immediately’s version to commemorate the anniversary of Jules Bianchi’s demise yesterday. This is now seven years in the past.
In this sequence of pictures we glance again on the Frenchman’s promising profession. Unfortunately, we’ll by no means know the way far he would have gone in Formula 1…
Photo Gallery: The Career of Jules Bianchi
Should Aston Martin tick off 2022 already?
Sebastian Vettel’s workforce is at the moment ninth and last on the planet championship. Of course you do not wish to be there, however it should not be too far into the 2022 World Cup. Doesn’t it make extra sense to focus fully on 2023 now?
“It’s a very tough resolution,” explains workforce boss Mike Craik, who clarifies: “Of course we do not wish to finish the yr within the scenario we’re in now. But on the identical time, subsequent yr will not be affected both.”
A dilemma, then, as a result of crack sensible the AMR22 continues to be inferior to one would really like. “The upgrades labored and introduced us a step ahead. But this step is just not that large,” clarified the workforce boss.
“Basic issues with vehicles that have not been solved but,” Craik mentioned. And a minimum of that is what you wish to do earlier than you turn all the improvement to the 2023 season.