The new season of Formula 1 begins in a bit greater than a month with assessments in Bahrain (February 23-25). SPORT BILD digs deeper: what are our German drivers doing proper now?
After three years and not using a everlasting cockpit, Nico Hulkenberg (35) will once more develop into a full-time Formula 1 driver in 2023. The man from Emmerich (NRW) has at all times behaved nicely, was in 4 races as a fireman in Formula 1 for sick drivers and was dependable.
In 2023, there will likely be one other 23 races for the “Hulk”, who will exchange Mick Schumacher at the US Haas Racing Team. The Monaco resident accomplished an intensive coaching program over the winter: day by day endurance coaching, core health work and particular power coaching for the neck and shoulders. This a part of the physique is underneath specific stress in Formula 1 because of the excessive G-forces at excessive speeds and corners. He has already reached the best weight of 75 kg.
Hulkenberg was in Maranello/Italy with Ferrari final week. There, Haas, which buys elements for its automobiles, resembling engines, from Ferrari, makes use of an Italian simulator. Hulkenberg spent sooner or later coaching and the subsequent day adjusting his seat for the first chassis of his new automotive.
In the second week of February, he’ll depart for England, the place he’ll work with the group at headquarters in Banbury and Silverstone.
The US racing group is holding a giant secret about the new automotive. Haas is the newest group to announce a brand new automotive launch date.
Mick Schumacher (23) is Mercedes’ alternative driver this season after two years as Haas’ common driver. In mid-December 2022, Schumi Jr. was at Mercedes headquarters in Brackley/England for a signing, the place he met together with his new group boss, Toto Wolff (51).
He celebrated Christmas together with his household in Lake Geneva. Sumi spent the final yr on the Gold Coast of Australia. On the program: browsing and mountain biking with associates.
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Since getting back from vacation, Mick has been in common contact together with his new group and is getting ready for the season with focused coaching. He’s been in Brackley for the previous few days, together with organising his new Silver Arrow location. As a reserve driver, Mick will likely be current in any respect 23 Grands Prix in 2023 and will likely be obtainable in the occasion of a driver’s retirement. He additionally works in the simulator, trains and helps the group additional develop the automotive. Training periods for Mick will start in February.
Since ending his profession in Abu Dhabi in November, Sebastian Vettel (35) has been spending day out of the public eye together with his spouse Hannah (35) and their three youngsters. Apart from two awards ceremonies in December, Vettel averted public appearances.
She takes her followers on a journey by time on Instagram. There, he posts images from the starting of his profession, together with a photograph of him with Michael Schumacher (54) in 1998 when Vettel was karting at Kerpen.
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The 4-time Formula 1 world champion spent the 2022/23 season at his residence in Switzerland, the place he lives in the village of Ellighausen (inhabitants 133) in the canton of Thurgau, ten minutes from the German border. half-timbered home.
Although former employer Red Bull is , an official return to motorsport is unlikely anytime quickly.
On January 28 and 29, Vettel will drive the Race of Champions with Mick Schumacher at Pite Havsbad in northern Sweden. He will take part in a seminar on environmental points throughout the race weekend.
“It’s essential to me that the Race of Champions has launched 100% fossil-free biofuels and electrical automobiles since final yr,” says Vettel, who’s concerned in lots of environmental tasks.