For Mick Schumacher, is it all in the head?

The time is 14:00

Time to get out!

We do not need to overdo it on the first day of the new week and erase right now’s signal. We’ll be again tomorrow with a brand new version as typical.

Have an excellent Monday, an excellent begin to the new (racing) week and see you tomorrow!


13:52

Ferrari has been winless for greater than 30 years

No, it’s not a mistake: Ferrari hasn’t gained at Le Castellet for 32 years. Alain Prost achieved the Scuderia’s final success in 1990. To be honest, Paul Ricard is not again on the calendar till 2018.

The first two editions of the comeback have been gained by Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes in 2018 and 2019, in 2020 the race needed to be stopped on account of Corona, and final 12 months Max Verstappen and Red Bull have been forward.

It wasn’t that way back that Ferrari final gained general in France. In 2008, Felipe Massa gained the final race at Magny-Cours. But that was 14 years in the past…


13:33

AlphaTauri: There are many causes for the disaster

At the second, the Italians are solely eighth in the World Cup and somewhat behind their expectations. Head of Technology Jody Egginton explains that you’ve got had a number of luck thus far this 12 months.

“There’s a number of causes,” he says, referring to the disappointing efficiency thus far. “In a couple of races with security automobiles, we have been unfortunate and have been kicked out of the factors,” he cites.

At the similar time, he admits that “operational issues” have been additionally encountered on different weekends and that the most output of the car was not achieved. “We additionally had reliability points,” he remembers.

According to Egginton, each automobiles might have scored factors at Silverstone. But then Yuki Tsunoda took himself and teammate Pierre Gasly out of the race.

In addition, you aren’t as aggressive as the earlier 12 months when Gasly was continually driving in Q3. All of because of this AlphaTauri is presently chasing its declare.

The crew not too long ago went scoreless in three consecutive contests for the first time since 2018. Hopes now relaxation on the AT03 improve coming to Le Castellet this weekend.


13:15

Mercedes invests in sustainable aviation gasoline

The Mercedes Formula 1 crew goals to be CO2 impartial by 2030. For this goal, investments are presently being made in sustainable aviation gasoline. “If we have to fly, we have to discover a higher solution to do it,” explains Toto Wolff.

“Sustainable aviation gasoline has the potential to vary the approach we journey and our impression on the surroundings. It’s a subject I take into consideration so much, each personally and professionally,” says the crew director.

Because one factor is clear: Formula 1 is not going to work in the future with out air transport. “We need to be at the forefront of change and use our international motorsport platform as a mannequin for a extra sustainable and numerous future,” mentioned Wolff.


12:58 p.m

52 years in the past right now…

…Jack Brabham stood on the Formula 1 podium for the final time. The three-time world champion completed second in the 1970 British Grand Prix. He by no means completed greater than tenth in the postseason till the finish of his profession.

At the similar time, the race at Brands Hatch was Emerson Fittipaldi’s first Grand Prix. The Brazilian marked his Formula 1 debut with Lotus and completed eighth.


Photo Gallery: Black Jack: The Career of Jack Brabham


12:40 p.m

“Rational” and “logical”: Wolff praises Russell

The head of the Mercedes crew is very pleased together with his new driver. “It appears like he is been right here endlessly,” Toto Wolff mentioned of George Russell, a former Mercedes Junior and even driving for the Silver Arrows in 2020.

“He’s positioned nicely,” explains the crew boss, explaining: “What I like about him is that the rating would not change whether or not he is eighth or second. He is all the time very rational, logical and tries to discover a resolution.”

“There’s not a number of emotion right here, and that is nice,” says Wolff, who says Russell is already “at an excellent stage.” And the champion of Formula 2 2018 is solely 24 years previous.



12:01 p.m

The final race at Le Castellet?

If Formula 1 runs at Le Castellet this weekend, it might be the final time for now. In truth: the contract with the race monitor expires at the finish of the 12 months and the vacancies in the calendar are very handy.

20 races have already been confirmed for 2023 and not more than 24 subsequent 12 months. There are additionally speculations about classics resembling Spa or Monaco and not using a new contract, in addition to a race in South Africa.

Tools: Le Castellet could have a greater probability of being on the calendar in 2023. A full overview of the 2023 Formula 1 calendar is obtainable right here!


11:44

46 years in the past right now…

… James Hunt wins at house at Brands Hatch. Or not? The Briton grew to become the first driver to cross the end line at his house Grand Prix. In the finish, the winner’s trophy went to his world championship rival, Niki Lauda.

All backgrounds can be found in our photograph gallery:


Photo Gallery: Controversial: Ten Race Winners Around the Green Table


11:26 a.m

Chandhok: Qualification is Sainz’s largest downside

In the struggle in opposition to Charles Leclerc, the Spaniard was behind solely 4:6. In the qualifiers, on the different hand, it’s 2:9 from his viewpoint. One of his two wins got here in Canada, when Leclerc missed qualifying altogether on account of an engine change.

“He can proceed to compete,” explains analyst Karun Chandhok. That’s why it’s so necessary that Sainz takes management of his qualification. “If he has a clear weekend, the confidence will come and with it the qualifying efficiency,” Chandhok mentioned.

“Because he is a very good certified participant. We have already made certain of that. There are sufficient examples,” says the professional. It’s a matter of calling the play “continually,” and that requires a clear weekend — one which Sainz has had too little of this 12 months.

The Spaniard retired 4 instances in eleven races.


11:07 a.m

Hamilton is free of the penalty

Exactly one 12 months in the past right now at Silverstone, a controversial collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen occurred. At that point, the British acquired not solely a ten-second penalty, but additionally two penalty factors.

They expired right now, as penalty factors are solely legitimate for one 12 months in Formula 1. This means the document champion is fully freed from penalty factors right now as he has not achieved something since Silverstone 2021.

Incidentally, the solely different common drivers presently with clear sheets are Mick Schumacher and two Ferrari drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. A full evaluate might be discovered right here!


Photo gallery: Race by race: 2021 World Championship battle between Verstappen and Hamilton


10:51

Gasly: ​​The new automobiles usually are not that completely different

Let’s play sports activities once more. Pierre Gasly was not too long ago requested if his driving fashion is higher suited to older automobiles or this 12 months’s new automobiles. Interesting: He explains that automobiles usually are not that completely different for drivers.

Cars this 12 months create downforce otherwise than earlier ones. “But when it comes to wash driving, I do not suppose we have needed to make large adjustments,” says the AlphaTauri driver.

The steadiness for the driver is continually altering throughout the weekend. You must adapt to new conditions. So in response to Gasly, the “massive image” “hasn’t modified a lot.”


10:33

There is one other approach

At the different finish of the spectrum, Lewis Hamilton, in fact, is a Formula 1 driver who is preventing laborious for variety in the premier class. For instance, he not too long ago invited three younger drivers to the monitor at his house race at Silverstone.

He himself writes: “This is necessary […], supporting younger expertise and dealing to make sure the way forward for motorsport is higher than it is right now. Thanks Joshua, Miles and Cordell. I’m pleased with you all.”

There is additionally a brief video about it:


10:13

Aston Martin responds to racist incident

A former worker has instructed Sky about incidents of racism and homophobia throughout his time at Aston Martin. The Formula 1 crew itself has now taken a stand on the matter.

The assertion learn: “We have a zero-tolerance coverage for any type of discriminatory behaviour. We are deeply disenchanted that two staff from our provider have behaved in such an appalling method.”

“We acted rapidly and applied our zero-tolerance coverage. As a consequence, they’ll now not work with this vendor,” the assertion mentioned. All these developments don’t mirror nicely on Formula 1 at the second…


09:55

Date of loss of life

There was no dwell ticker over the weekend, so we would like to make use of right now’s version to have fun the anniversary of Jules Bianchi’s loss of life yesterday. That was seven years in the past now.

In this assortment of images, we have a look again at the promising profession of the Frenchman. Unfortunately, we do not know the way far he made it in Formula 1…


Photo gallery: Jules Bianchi’s profession


09:39

Should Aston Martin be marking 2022 already?

Sebastian Vettel’s crew is presently ninth and penultimate in the world championship. Of course you do not need to keep there, however it should not go too far in the 2022 World Cup. Isn’t it higher to focus fully on 2023 now?

“It’s a really troublesome determination,” explains crew principal Mike Krak, “Obviously, we do not need to finish the 12 months in the approach we are actually. But at the similar time, “should be subsequent 12 months” doesn’t have an effect on it.

So the dilemma, as a result of in response to Krak, the AMR22 is nonetheless not so good as he desires it to be. “The updates have labored and moved us ahead. But this step is not sufficient,” explains the crew chief.

“The elementary issues of the automobile haven’t but been solved,” Krak mentioned. At the very least, you will need to do that earlier than transferring the total improvement to the 2023 season.

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