An analysis of the split between Ricardo and McLaren

16:17

That’s how Ricardo talks

The Australian posted a video on Instagram explaining the divorce. He leaves with comfortable recollections. A pleasant settlement was reached. But he actually says, “The staff has determined to make a change for subsequent 12 months.”

As for his future, he’s “unsure but.”



14:08

Time to get out!

And with that, we wrap up at this time’s shortcut. Tomorrow is media day at the spa! Driver P.Ok. beginning at 3:00 p.m., as typical there are various different media occasions that we’ll cowl.

Of course, at this time there’s nonetheless a bit of extra on our portal, and we’ll learn one another right here tomorrow. Rest up till the return of the premier class, have a fantastic Wednesday, see you there!


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13:37

Fun till the finish?

Will the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix be the final? At least the race nonetheless would not have a brand new contract for 2023. Lando Norris would little question discover it embarrassing to lose a race.

This just isn’t the first time that the spa has been faraway from the calendar. The final time the GP failed was in 2003 and 2006. More on this on this picture sequence:


Photo gallery: Changes to the Formula 1 calendar over the previous 20 years


13:18

No DRS adjustments

Somewhat observe from Spa: the highway there was rebuilt a bit this 12 months. However, nothing adjustments in the DRS areas. The first continues to be 230 meters after the 4th flip, the second is 30 meters after the nineteenth flip.

The measuring factors additionally stay unchanged. The full route map is right here:


13:07

Alfa Romeo needs to get again to factors

We’re caught in midfield the place Alfa Romeo has gone 4 races and not using a level. “We had a tricky July, however our preventing spirit is nice and our angle stays the similar,” introduced staff principal Frédéric Wasser forward of Spa.

“We are decided to show the tide and get again to the place we belong,” stated Wasser, who’s hoping for “necessary factors in the championship” after the summer time break. Alfa Romeo is presently P6 in the World Championship.

“We’re going to present it our all and I’m positive we are able to do it this weekend,” Wasser stated. We are comfortable!


12:43 p.m

A brand new race engineer for Magnussen

Haas information: Kevin Magnussen will get new race engineer at Spa, however solely quickly. Ed Regan, who beforehand labored with the Dane, will depart Haas at the finish of the 12 months and is not going to compete till then.

Dominique Hines, who beforehand labored with Romain Grosjean and Nikita Masepin, will serve at Spa, Zandvoort and Monza. Then a everlasting successor to Reagan have to be recognized from Singapore.


12:22 p.m

Spa reboot for Yuki Tsunoda?

The Japanese made a powerful begin to the new season and took a 4-2 lead in the home AlphaTauri competitors after the first six races. But since Monaco, Pierre Gasly has turned the tables on Tsunoda in six of the seven races main as much as the summer time break.

“My strategy to the race weekend is not going to change in comparison with the first half of the season,” stated the Japanese. At the similar time, he’ll attempt to make a clean transition to the second half and begin “once more from scratch”.

Let’s see if it really works, as Tsunoda has gone seven races and not using a level. Not helpful when driving on a brand new contract…


12:03 p.m

Speaking of Alonso…

In this context, we now have some unusual information from our Italian colleagues at Motorsport Network. Alpine is claimed to be planning a restricted version particular model of the A110 in honor of the Spaniards!

However, that was earlier than Alonso’s transfer to Aston Martin grew to become recognized, so of course the concept is now off the desk. The undeniable fact that such a automotive is in the pipeline exhibits that Alpine was very assured in extending Alonso’s contract.

But it seems that the two-time world champion has different plans. It’s getting foolish…

    ~~ Alpine A110 GT J.Rédélé (2022) Alpine A110 GT J.Rédélé (2022)


11:44

Alonso: Sprints each weekend can be nice

MotoGP not too long ago introduced that it’s going to maintain a dash race each weekend from 2023. Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso thought it was good, commenting: “It’s a fantastic concept, so there’s some motion on Saturday.”

“That’s why we’re all sitting in entrance of the TV on Saturdays, not simply Sundays,” he says, and welcomes the format. Because in MotoGP the dash is impartial and doesn’t have an effect on the beginning grid on Sunday.

“That’s why I believe the riders can take a bit of danger,” stated Alonso, who visited MotoGP final weekend. Could this model even be an concept for Formula 1…?

Fernando Alonso ~ Fernando Alonso ~


11:25

Even the huge groups…

… doesn’t presently earn any revenue from Formula 1. Ferrari staff boss Mattia Binotto advised ‘auto motor und sport’: “I do not suppose any of the three engine producers are able to earn cash from Formula 1.”

He explains: “You can earn cash as a buyer staff. Chassis prices are restricted and you pay 15 million euros for an engine. The engine prices us a bit of greater than 15 million.”

“Our steadiness is best than earlier than, however nonetheless not constructive. Budget limits for engine producers will certainly assist in the future. The price range restrict isn’t just for the groups to earn cash,” he recollects.

“This mustn’t permit prices to extend. “If I evaluate what we spent ten years in the past, with out regulation, the prices would have elevated exponentially,” he stated.


11:08

Wasser: Alfa Romeo ‘not but financially steady’

The monetary state of affairs of Formula 1 groups is getting higher and higher. Alfa Romeo staff principal Frédéric Wasser tells us: “The worth of the groups will increase with the success of Formula 1 as a result of there’s a value restrict and additionally the area is narrowed.”

“Today, everyone seems to be succesful of preventing for P5,” he explains, “The motivation for any sponsor to help a staff is way increased once they know they will actually obtain one thing. The temper has modified. Formula 1 has turn out to be extra engaging. for sponsors”.

“Thanks to the quantity of bills and the truthful distribution of prizes, the monetary state of affairs of the groups is best,” he emphasizes: “We usually are not financially steady but, however we’re on path. […] More stability. We have to ensure it occurs that method.”

Because he remembers: “In the final 25 years there have been ups and downs.”


10:52

19 years in the past at this time…

… the then 22-year-old Fernando Alonso gained the Hungarian Grand Prix in 2003 and thus gained his first Grand Prix! The icing on the cake: Alonso was in a position to outrun world champion Michael Schumacher in a Ferrari.

By the method, at the moment Alonso grew to become the youngest GP winner of all time. Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc, Sebastian Vettel (each 21) and of course 18-year-old Max Verstappen handed him. So far, Alonso has gained a complete of 32 Formula 1 victories.

Matching the Spanish, I believe of this sequence of pictures, which we collected once more throughout the summer time holidays!


Photo Gallery: Amazing Formula 1 Changes That Never Happened…


10:34

Gasly: ​​It is just too early to consider the future

The Frenchman nonetheless has a contract with Red Bull till the finish of 2023 and needs to meet it. How it’ll proceed after that continues to be to be seen. “It’s nonetheless early [um darüber nachzudenken,] it is nonetheless mid-2022,” Gasly recollects.

However, he explains that he needs to be “open”. “Of course there should be a dialogue with Red Bull,” Gasly stated, explaining that the bulls would even be his first level of contact. He will take into consideration his future “when obligatory”.

For the “first time” in his profession, he could have “choices.” It can be attention-grabbing as Helmut Marko advised us that Gasly is not going to get one other probability at Red Bull Racing.


10:12 a.m

Steiner: Treat each drivers equally

Haas staff boss Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher are handled equally by the staff. “Except for the replace in Hungary [für Magnussen] every thing is all the time processed the similar,” assures Günther Steiner.

Schumacher’s poor outcomes from his team-mate at the begin of the season had nothing to do with the materials. “I believe there’s been rather a lot of outdoors strain on him and I do not know the way he will take care of that,” Steiner stated.

When Magnussen changed Schumacher’s former teammate Nikita Masepin, it was “a special world” for Mick, says Steiner, “He needed to alter to it.” Schumacher is now on the proper observe.

In the previous 9 races, Magnussen has overtaken the German solely as soon as – when he retired as a consequence of his personal fault in Canada.

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