Red Bull considered Vettel’s return

The time is 14:00

Time to get out!

With that, we formally say goodbye to our summer season trip! Our portal and YouTube channel Formel1.de will in fact proceed within the coming weeks.

However, our subsequent common launch will not be obtainable till August twenty third. So I take this chance to want you a pleasant summer season trip! Enjoy the climate, have a good time and see you there. We’ll be again, I promise 🙂


13:52

Schaffnauer needs to proceed working with Alonso

By the way in which, the boss of the Alpine workforce himself notes that there isn’t a downside in ending the season with Alonso on this regard. “He’s knowledgeable,” says Schaffnauer, so he has “little question” that Alonso will give it his all.

After all, you continue to have targets earlier than the top of the season and also you need to be “no less than fourth” within the Constructors’ Championship. “Fernando additionally understands this. He, like Esteban, works laborious to enhance the efficiency of the workforce,” Schaffnauer is assured.

In specific, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Alpi at the moment has no actual various. Because Oscar Piastri would not be put in a automobile proper now…


13:38

Is Alonso out now?

The Spaniard is beneath contract with Alpi till the top of the yr. However, I’m questioning how the collaboration within the second half of the season needs to be.

The relationship of belief between Alonso and the workforce – or no less than the administration of the workforce – no less than appears to have been misplaced. Is it even attainable to go away Enstone early?

To put it bluntly: there’s at the moment no indication of this. But because the complete story remains to be new, it would take a while to type out all of the items of the puzzle.

Either method, our photograph assortment reveals that Alonso is not the primary driver to be pressured to pack his baggage whereas the season remains to be on…


Photo gallery: 15 Formula 1 drivers fired this season


13:25

Vettel’s new function in Formula 1?

The German himself emphasised that he doesn’t but know what his future holds. In an interview with ‘Sport Bild’, Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali mentioned he might now think about working with Vettel.

“Sebastian will at all times be linked to Formula 1,” he explains, “in fact we wish the wire to be shut sooner or later. If he’s serious about being a part of our system. […]I will surely welcome him right here.’

However, Domenicali additionally emphasizes that “approaches should overlap.” In addition, the Formula 1 boss needs to provide Vettel time first and never rush him with a job provide.

“We know that after the season he needs to cool down and spend time along with his household,” recollects the Italian.


13:06

Speaking of age…

Fernando Alonso’s second and final world title within the 2006 season is now 16 years in the past. If the Spaniard was certainly world champion once more, he would have topped our photograph collection – and nonetheless does!


Photo gallery: Top 9: Longest time between two Formula 1 world champions


12:52 p.m

Alpi: Alonso’s age raised doubts

One of the explanations the Spaniard moved to Aston Martin was that they supplied him a contract for a number of years. However, Alpin didn’t need to do that.

Team boss Otmar Schaffnauer explains: “There comes a time when one thing physiological occurs to the motive force.” Then you will not have the “qualification” you had in your youthful years.

“I believe it was the identical with Michael,” he explains: “Michael Schumacher was not the identical driver in 42 as he was in 32-35. It occurs to different athletes too.”

Therefore, they didn’t need to provide Alonso a hard and fast contract for a number of years. He obtained it in an Aston Martin as a substitute…


12:34 p.m

Sebastian Vettel’s F1 Story

By the way in which: As for Sebastian Vettel, I can current our present video with Kevin Scheuren and Stefan Ehlen! On the one hand, the 2 make clear Vettel’s sporting profession and his unbelievable pace profession.

In the brand new version of “Ehlens Extraschicht” additionally, you will be intensively engaged with the individual of Sebastian Vettel and his function as a high-flyer on the earth of Red Bull.

What precisely does ‘Vettel’s finger’ imply, and what superb Formula 1 report did Sebastian Vettel set in his first observe session? Our two youngsters will inform!


12:19 p.m

Marco doesn’t consider that Vettel will return

Together with Helmut Marko, Sebastian Vettel celebrated his best achievements in Formula 1. We spoke to the Austrian and requested him if he might ever think about a return for the four-time champion.

“No, I believe it is the latter,” Marco says, explaining: “He’s not in a aggressive automobile and I do not assume he noticed the potential of the automobile being on the rostrum constantly subsequent yr.”

He additionally mentioned: “He needs to see how his youngsters are rising up. I believe what he posted on Instagram is superb. […] I’m certain that now extra consideration will probably be paid to the difficulty of environmental safety.”

The full interview with Helmut Marko, carried out on the sector of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring on Saturday morning, will probably be with us on August 14th!


12:00 p.m

Are you already lacking the race? ADAC GT Masters this weekend!

While Formula 1 is giving us all a well-deserved break, here is a deal with for motorsport followers: The ADAC GT Masters is happening on the NĂĽrburgring this weekend! The official GT German Championship will characteristic two 60-minute races.

Tickets may be bought at adac-motorsport.de and on the field workplace of the NĂĽrburgring Grand Prix. ADAC attracts with a proposal for the entire household, together with entry to the paddock with its many sights. Those preferring to remain at dwelling can watch two 60-minute races on Saturday and Sunday without cost on Nitro and RTL+ (previously TV NOW).

Friday, August 5:
09:10 – 10:10: 1st free coaching
1:25 – 14:15: 2nd free train

Saturday, August 6:
09:00 – 09:20: 1st choice
13:00 – 14:00: 1st race

Sunday, August 7:
08:40 – 09:00: 2nd choice
13:00 – 14:00: 2nd race

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11:42

Why is McLaren stronger in qualifying?

Interesting: While there is a development at Mercedes the place the Silver Arrows are often extra aggressive in racing than qualifying, the reverse appears to be the case with McLaren’s buyer base.

Team principal Andreas Seidl explains that the MCL36 has “mainly” no downforce. “Obviously, on a qualifying lap, you possibly can cover that nicely with the grip that the tires provide,” he explains.

At race distance, nevertheless, “lack of efficiency or low energy” catches up with the workforce once more. Because: With the French replace, McLaren has made progress on this concern.

“Now it is necessary to maneuver on and proceed to enhance the automobile,” Seidl mentioned.


11:23

Crack: “Mixed emotions” after first half.

Mike Krak has changed Otmar Schaffnauer as Aston Martin workforce boss this season. How does he charge his first few months at Silverstone? “Honestly, I’ve blended emotions,” Krak says.

“I’m very pleased with the scenario of the workforce. […] But I’m very dissatisfied with our efficiency,” he admitted, explaining that he needs to make progress as quickly as attainable.

“We are making progress. This is one thing that may be measured,” he says. “But the others [entwickeln sich im gleichen Masse] – or some could also be even quicker,” says Krak, who needs to enhance on this.

You’ll must see for your self how one can make even quicker progress. After the primary half of the season, Aston Martin is in ninth and final place on the earth championship.


11:05 a.m

Wolff: Do you want Audi greater than Andretti?

It’s no secret that Toto Wolff is just not a fan of Andretti’s deliberate entry into Formula 1. On the opposite hand, when requested about Audi’s entry into the primary class, he provides a extra open reply.

“We must know what you possibly can contribute to the game,” he explains, explaining that the automobile producer can spend some huge cash on “advertising” and in lots of markets. That’s the place it will get fascinating for him.

“Obviously, it is a utterly completely different worth proposition for all the opposite groups,” Wolff mentioned. In different phrases, he believes {that a} main producer like Audi will create added worth for the entire of Formula 1. Andretti, then again, in all probability did not.


10:44

Russell: Don’t throw every thing away

Mercedes’ efficiency earlier than the summer season break confirmed George Russell’s perception that it was mistaken to tug the plug on the W13 idea earlier this season.

“I do not assume altering the idea of the automobile will make us quicker. To be trustworthy, it may very well be the opposite method round,” he explains, explaining that it is a “course of” of enhancing the automobile.

Of course, it is “tough” when you’re behind. “At the start of the season, we completed the races one minute behind the winner. In the final two races, we had been ten seconds behind,” he recollects.

His conclusion: “It’s positively stepping into the appropriate path.” And with out utterly altering the idea.


10:26 a.m

65 years in the past right now…

… Juan Manuel Fangio gained his twenty fourth and closing Formula 1 race. The Argentine gained the 1957 German GP on the NĂĽrburgring for Maserati forward of two Ferrari drivers, Mike Hawthorne and Peter Collins.

At the identical time, Fangio gained his fifth and closing world championship title. Until now, solely Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have gained the world championship greater than as soon as (seven instances every).

With 24 wins, Fangio is “solely” twelfth on the all-time checklist. In simply 51 Grand Prix begins, he has one of the best win charge in Formula 1 historical past – round 47 %!

More fascinating statistics may be present in our intensive database.


Photo Gallery: Juan Manuel Fangio: Career Highlights


10:07 a.m

Schaffnauer: Okon also can management the Alps

With the departure of Fernando Alonso, Alpine clearly wants a brand new boss. And workforce chief Otmar Schaffnauer is assured that Esteban Ocon can play this function.

“Esteban is an excellent expertise,” he famous, explaining that the Frenchman wanted a bit longer than Alonso to get essentially the most out of the automobile. “But he’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday,” Schaffnauer factors out.

“He has to study to get to that time quicker. But we’re engaged on it,” he explains, explaining that he is assured Ocon will lead the workforce. “He’s getting higher,” says the workforce chief.

Who will sit subsequent to him within the second Alps subsequent yr remains to be an enormous query…


09:50

Binotto: Ferrari would not have to vary something

Not all followers share this opinion. But the top of the Ferrari workforce emphasizes: “It is at all times studying and constructing expertise and expertise.” Of course, Hungary’s errors needs to be “checked out and understood”.

“But after I have a look at the report within the first half of the season, we now have no cause to vary something. We simply must see what occurs. [im Rennen in Ungarn] went mistaken,” Binotto explains.

“We have to know and resolve this in order that it would not occur once more subsequent time,” mentioned the Ferrari workforce boss. With the Scuderia’s lengthy checklist of errors within the first half of the season, this assertion is to say the least…shocking.

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