That brings us to the finish of right now’s Formula 1 Live. But don’t be concerned: the code might be accessible once more every single day any longer, and we’ll be heading straight to the first Grand Prix after the summer season break. Stéphane Hélène needs you a terrific weekend in Formula 1!
As at all times, Ruben Zimmermann might be in cost tomorrow, Wednesday.
“Shumi” Formula 1 vehicles
Just a little flashback: Formula 1, Michael Schumacher, the Nineties – this is a quick look at the automotive historical past of “Schumi” from the 1991 Grand Prix scene. Who can nonetheless record all their vehicles? Just do the take a look at your self right here!
Photo Gallery: All Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 Cars
30 years in the past in Belgium
The precise anniversary is just every week away (August 30), however forward of the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa, it is going to be the first time Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 victory has been marked 30 years in the past. Motorsport Images documented the second: his victory celebrations have been similar to these!
For anybody questioning why ‘Shumi’ wears yellow: his Benetton workforce used yellow as their main coloration at the time and switched to blue solely for most of the 1994 season.
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Norbert Haug: New producers? Absolutely!
A slight change of topic on the Sky interview with ex-Mercedes sporting director Norbert Haug. He talks not solely about Formula 1 newcomers Audi and Porsche, but in addition about different subjects associated to the Grand Prix scene. Most importantly, Haug says: New producers ought to be welcomed, not alienated.
Full video publish right here:
Haug: “I might welcome Porsche and Audi with open arms”
Former Mercedes Motorsport boss Norbert Haug on the chance of Audi and Porsche getting into Formula 1.
Reader Question: What about jewellery?
We obtained a reader query from Twitter person “Chunkfood” with the hashtag #FragMST.
The reply to that is: The world governing physique (FIA) has granted drivers an exemption from carrying jewelery in the cockpit till the finish of June to present them sufficient time to take away piercings or comparable jewelry. This exemption has now expired.
Since then there has been a lull in the matter, and it’s secure to imagine that each one drivers now adjust to the present guidelines prohibiting the carrying of knickknack in a race automobile. However, the subject remains to be controversial: it’s considered one of a number of criticisms of the drivers of the newly put in race administration in 2022, round Eduardo Freitas and Nils Wittich, who will rotate as Formula 1 race administrators.
Have a Formula 1 query you’d prefer to see dwell right here? Then write to me on twitter and/or use the hashtag #FragMST!
Binotto: Are you on track?
Ferrari is quick, however Red Bull is best. Formula 1 2022 season may be summed up like this. But what does this imply for Ferrari’s present kind and the midterm steadiness of the conventional workforce?
Mattia Binotto: “Our objective [für 2022] it was to be aggressive once more and keep aggressive all through the season.” Ferrari succeeded. Or as Binotto put it: “We have been good at the begin of the season, developed the automobile additional and remained aggressive. So sure, at least thus far we’re assembly our preliminary targets.”
But as the kind curve will increase, so does the strain to succeed: Ferrari (particularly in Italy) is anticipated to win the world title. “There’s at all times that strain,” Binotto says. “It cannot be modified both, as a result of it is a part of all the pieces Ferrari has achieved, all the pieces Ferrari stands for. People count on it. And we now have to cope with that strain.”
Ferrari: No chief till 2022
Is Ferrari so good this yr as a result of it has began improvement for 2022 sooner than final years weak spot? “It’s not proper,” says workforce boss Mattia Binotto. “We began growing the vehicles at the similar time as the different groups, that’s, in January 2021. Then it was attainable to do simulations and enter the wind tunnel with new vehicles. It was not attainable earlier than.”
It’s improper that Ferrari did the improvement in the previous. “We all began at the similar time,” confirms Binotto.
Everything else was “a matter of sources and priorities” for the 2022 venture. “Perhaps the two groups competing for the 2021 World Cup ought to have invested extra in improvement for 2021. But we additionally did it as a result of we have been combating with McLaren,” says Binotto.
Red Bull was already working at the spa
Red Bull’s new video reveals that World Champion Max Verstappen’s workforce has already taken to the ‘new’ spa. However, not with the present automobile, however with the Red Bull RB7 and particular Pirelli tires from the 2011 season – and doubtless a number of weeks in the past, as observe work can nonetheless be seen in the background. However, these works have now been accomplished.
Formula 1 guidelines enable such driving with previous vehicles on present routes. Teams can run “historic” vehicles at any time and as they want, offered they notify the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) upfront. So Red Bull might legitimately have a small first impression of what the new tarmac at Spa means, like Verstappen (see beneath).
Max Verstappen: The Road to the Spa
Max Verstappen on his solution to the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa: A barely totally different journey for the Red Bull driver! More Formula 1 Videos
Schumacher hopes for ‘Big Points’
Haas driver Mick Schumacher hopes to “count on numerous factors” in the second spherical of the Formula 1 season and even talks about the “chance of getting huge factors” if issues get blended up in the race. Then Haas must be there to reap the benefits of any “loopy” Grand Prix course, Schumacher mentioned.
He says he’s “totally recovered” after “three weeks with out a racing automobile.” On trip, he shortly felt the urge to start out once more, however he additionally liked the trip, Schumacher says. But now it is time to begin once more: “We’re going full throttle once more and we wish to give our greatest in each race.”
A spotlight of Steiner’s summer season trip
During the Formula 1 summer season trip, the groups are pressured to cease work. So what did Haas workforce boss Gunther Steiner do? Nothing. For every week. It was the “spotlight” of his summer season trip, he says. According to him, he went to the sea along with his household and in addition attended the marriage ceremony of a Haas worker in Scotland.
“Now my batteries are recharged,” says Steiner. So did Haas himself: after Kevin Magnussen drove the VF-22 improve in Hungary, Mick Schumacher additionally had two improve packages accessible to reap the benefits of.
According to Steiner, Haas’ intention for the remainder of the season is to “keep P7 in the constructors’ championship”. “That’s the first process. The second process is to get to P6. But let’s wait and see. We wish to enhance or at least not fall additional behind.”
Alpi takes it as it’s
The climate was the subject of right now’s dwell broadcasts, and so have been the Formula 1 groups on social media. Here’s an instance from the Alps: They’re additionally getting ready for rain at the spa…
The subject “Young drivers” …
… additionally a type of who make use of Williams workforce boss Jost Capito. Our editor-in-chief Christian Nimmervoll spoke with him in Hungary about younger drivers and plenty of different subjects, equivalent to the way forward for Williams in Formula 1.
You can now learn the full interview with Capito right here!
Friday drivers haven’t been used but
Of course, our assessment of the 2022 Formula 1 Friday drivers exhibits which groups have but to make use of a Friday driver. Spoiler: There are six of the ten groups competing. And this yr there are 9 extra race weekends. So it ought to be fascinating to see which groups will enable their common drivers a break and when, it would not matter as each level in the Formula 1 Constructors’ Championship may very well be at stake at the finish of the season.
Lawson: Getting the seat proper the first time
Liam Lawson drove a Formula 1 automobile for the first time final yr when he took half in the Abu Dhabi Young Driver Test. Now he faces the largest problem in Formula 1.
He mentioned: “I’m wanting ahead to my first apply session at Spa. I could not consider a greater place to do it. It’s going to be unbelievable. I like Spa and in a Formula 1 automobile it is going to be unbelievable.”
Lawson felt he was well-prepared for his position in Friday’s apply. He claims to have carried out “numerous simulator work” over the years. It was all “to organize for this second”.
Interesting: The seat adjustment on the AlphaTauri AT03 was wonderful, says Lawson. “Last time we needed to rework a number of issues. I’m a perfectionist. But: The first time it labored straight away on the first attempt.”
Lawson explains this and extra in a brief social media video, watch:
Liam Lawson forward of his race weekend debut
Now for AlphaTauri information: the workforce has announced that they are going to be utilizing their Friday driver at Spa this weekend – Liam Lawson from New Zealand. Red Bull Junior will take over the AT03 from Pierre Gasly on Friday.
This is the “obligatory apply” in Formula 1 2022: as soon as a season, each driver should skip Friday’s apply session in favor of a youthful driver. Who took a break and when, who was in the automobile as an alternative and who must sit down in the future and for whom – all this (if identified) may be present in Friday’s driver assessment!
… Part of the Formula 1 guidelines, when you evaluate it once more to the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix. As it turned out, the prime 10 drivers have been awarded half some extent per lap in the race (see video). But now the guidelines of the sport are totally different. You can discover out which ones on this article!
But watch out: if the race isn’t accomplished over the total distance, the new guidelines are a bit extra difficult than the earlier ones.
Explained: So (sure!) there have been half factors!
Post-race mess: Why there have been partial factors however have been formally awarded after one lap (as an alternative of the required two). More Formula 1 Videos