For Mick Schumacher, is it all in the head?

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We do not wish to overdo it on the first day of the new week and erase in the present day’s signal. We’ll be again tomorrow with a brand new version as common.

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


Ferrari has been winless for greater than 30 years

No, it’s not a mistake: Ferrari hasn’t received 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 received by Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes in 2018 and 2019, in 2020 the race needed to be stopped as a consequence of Corona, and final yr Max Verstappen and Red Bull have been forward.

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


AlphaTauri: There are many causes for the disaster

At the second, the Italians are solely eighth in the World Cup and slightly behind their expectations. Head of Technology Jody Egginton explains that you’ve got had a variety of luck up to now this yr.

“There’s a variety of causes,” he says, referring to the disappointing efficiency up to now. “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 recollects.

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 yr when Gasly was consistently driving in Q3. All of which means AlphaTauri is presently chasing its declare.

The workforce 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.


Mercedes invests in sustainable aviation gas

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

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

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

12:58 p.m

52 years in the past in the present day…

…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 increased 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 workforce is very comfortable along with his new driver. “It seems like he is been right here eternally,” Toto Wolff stated of George Russell, a former Mercedes Junior and even driving for the Silver Arrows in 2020.

“He’s positioned properly,” explains the workforce 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 variety of emotion right here, and that is nice,” says Wolff, who says Russell is already “at an excellent degree.” 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 may very well be the final time for now. In reality: the contract with the race monitor expires at the finish of the yr and the vacancies in the calendar are very handy.

20 races have already been confirmed for 2023 and not more than 24 subsequent yr. There are additionally speculations about classics equivalent to Spa or Monaco with no new contract, in addition to a race in South Africa.

Tools: Le Castellet might have a greater likelihood of being on the calendar in 2023. A full overview of the 2023 Formula 1 calendar is out there right here!


46 years in the past in the present day…

… 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 greatest drawback

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 as a consequence of an engine change.

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

“Because he is a superb certified participant. We have seen it earlier than. There are sufficient examples,” the professional emphasizes. It’s a matter of calling the play “consistently,” and that requires a clear weekend — one which Sainz has had too little of this yr.

The Spaniard retired 4 occasions in eleven races.

11:07 a.m

Hamilton is free of the penalty

Exactly one yr in the past in the present day at Silverstone, a controversial collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen passed off. At that point, the British acquired not solely a ten-second penalty, but in addition two penalty factors.

They expired in the present day, as penalty factors are solely legitimate for one yr in Formula 1. This means the document champion is fully freed from penalty factors in the present day as he has not accomplished 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 overview might be discovered right here!

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


Gasly: ​​The new automobiles should not that totally 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 yr’s new automobiles. Interesting: He explains that automobiles should not that totally different for drivers.

Cars this yr create downforce otherwise than earlier ones. “But when it comes to scrub driving, I do not assume we have needed to make huge adjustments,” says the AlphaTauri driver.

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


There is one other manner

At the different finish of the spectrum, Lewis Hamilton, after all, 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 essential […], supporting younger expertise and dealing to make sure the way forward for motorsport is better than it is in the present day. Thanks Joshua, Miles and Cordell. I’m happy with you all.”

There is additionally a brief video about it:


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 workforce 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 dissatisfied that two staff from our provider have behaved in such an appalling method.”

“We acted shortly and applied our zero-tolerance coverage. As a outcome, they may not work with this vendor,” the assertion stated. All these developments don’t replicate properly on Formula 1 at the second…


Date of demise

There was no reside ticker over the weekend, so we might like to make use of in the present day’s version to have a good time the anniversary of Jules Bianchi’s demise yesterday. That was seven years in the past now.

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

Photo gallery: Jules Bianchi’s profession


Should Aston Martin be marking 2022 already?

Sebastian Vettel’s workforce is presently ninth and penultimate in the world championship. Of course you do not wish 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 tough determination,” explains workforce principal Mike Krak, “Obviously, we do not wish to finish the yr in the manner we are actually. But at the similar time, “should be subsequent yr” doesn’t have an effect on it.

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

“The basic issues of the automobile haven’t but been solved,” Krak stated. At the very least, you will wish to do that earlier than transferring the whole growth to the 2023 season.

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