Damon Hill in the Alps: Mistake test among the young / Formula 1

After contract confusion surrounding Oscar Piastri, 14 pilots are on Alpine’s shortlist. Three of them had been examined in Hungary. Questionable determination for world champion Damon Hill.


Alpine misplaced a tug-of-war towards McLaren for young expertise Oscar Piastri, after which Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg gave the French a poor account. According to Alpine crew boss Otmar Schaffnauer, there are fourteen pilots on the listing of potential candidates for 2023. Three of them – Antonio Giovinazzi, Jack Doohan and Nick de Vries – spent three days behind closed doorways at the Hungaroring earlier this week.

For Damon Hill, who gained the Formula 1 world championship with Williams in 1996, this test result’s a spur-of-the-moment determination. The 22-time GP winner says on the F1 Nation podcast: “For me, exams like this are an incomplete method of figuring out which driver is best for you.”

“Because the test will be deceptive in phrases of pace. How typically have we given a crew or driver quite a lot of credit score for a improbable time in winter testing, and on the first GP weekend it was utterly totally different. The test includes a full day of driving in a wide range of slope circumstances, making the evaluation much more tough. How do you decide a pilot’s ability when the circumstances are so significantly better at some point than the subsequent?’

“On the different hand, the test offers an excellent feeling about the power that’s created between the driver and the crew, how the technicians react to the driver, whether or not they really feel management qualities or not. It’s not simply uncooked pace.”

Alpine wouldn’t touch upon the three-day test in Hungary with the one-year-old automotive.

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 h.
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446s
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3,405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5,061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5,380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6,091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6,207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), AlfaTauri, +6,396
09. Nick de Vries (NL), Williams, +7,122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7,910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8.323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (PC), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (Australia), McLaren, engine failure
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, lack of water, engine overheating
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, power restoration

Championship standing (after 16 out of twenty-two races)

01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04. Russell 203
05. Sainz 187
06. Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09. Alonso 59
10. Botta is 46 years previous
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. Hag 20
14. Ricardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Zhou 6
18. Walk 5
19. Album 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02. Ferrari 406
03. Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. AlphaTauri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10. Williams 6


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