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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 there in 1990. To be truthful, Paul Ricard is not again on the calendar till 2018.
The first two editions of the comeback in 2018 and 2019 have been received by Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes, in 2020 the race was suspended resulting from Corona, and final yr Max Verstappen and Red Bull have been forward.
It wasn’t that way back that Ferrari final received total 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 have had a whole lot of luck thus far this yr.
“There’s a whole lot of causes,” he says, referring to the disappointing efficiency thus far. “In a couple of races with security automobiles, we have been unfortunate and have been kicked out of the factors,” he cites.
At the identical time, he admits that “operational issues” have been additionally encountered on different weekends and that the most output of the automobile 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 continuously driving in Q3. All of which means AlphaTauri is presently chasing its declare.
The workforce lately 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 method we journey and our affect on the setting. It’s a subject I take into consideration rather a lot, 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 various future,” stated Wolff.
52 years in the past at present…
…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 identical 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
“Rational” and “logical”: Wolff praises Russell
The head of the Mercedes workforce is very blissful along with his new driver. “It looks like he is been right here ceaselessly,” Toto Wolff stated of George Russell, a former Mercedes Junior and even main the race for the Silver Arrows in 2020.
“He’s positioned properly,” explains the workforce chief, explaining: “What I like about him is that the rating does not change whether or not he is eighth or second. He is all the time very rational, logical and tries to discover a answer.”
“There’s not a whole lot of emotion right here, and that is nice,” says Wolff, who says Russell is already “at an excellent stage.” And the champion of Formula 2 2018 is solely 24 years outdated.
Last race at Le Castellet?
If Formula 1 runs at Le Castellet this weekend, it might be the final time for now. In truth: the contract with the race observe 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 reminiscent of Spa or Monaco with no new contract, in addition to a race in South Africa.
Tools: Le Castellet could have a greater probability of being on the calendar in 2023. A full overview of the 2023 Formula 1 calendar is accessible right here!
46 years in the past at present…
… James Hunt wins at house at Brands Hatch. Or not? The Briton turned 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
Chandhok: Qualification is Sainz’s largest drawback
In the combat towards 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 resulting from an engine change.
“He can proceed to compete,” explains analyst Karun Chandhok. That’s why it’s so vital 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 very good certified participant. We have already made positive of that. There are sufficient examples,” says the skilled. It’s a matter of calling the play “continuously,” and that requires a clear weekend — one which Sainz has had too little of this yr.
The Spaniard retired 4 instances in eleven races.
Hamilton is free of the penalty
Exactly one yr in the past at present at Silverstone, a controversial collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen happened. At that point, the British acquired not solely a ten-second penalty, but in addition two penalty factors.
They expired at present, as penalty factors are solely legitimate for one yr in Formula 1. This means the report champion is fully freed from penalty factors at present as he has not executed 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 evaluation will be discovered right here!
Photo gallery: Race by race: 2021 World Championship battle between Verstappen and Hamilton
Gasly: The new automobiles will not be that completely different
Let’s play sports activities once more. Pierre Gasly was lately requested if his driving model is higher suited to older automobiles or this yr’s new automobiles. Interesting: He explains that automobiles will not be that completely different for drivers.
Cars this yr create downforce otherwise than earlier ones. “But when it comes to wash driving, I do not suppose we have needed to make large adjustments,” says the AlphaTauri driver.
The stability for the driver is continuously altering throughout the weekend. You should adapt to new conditions. So in keeping with Gasly, the “large image” “hasn’t modified a lot.”
There is one other method
At the different finish of the spectrum, Lewis Hamilton is a Formula 1 driver who is preventing onerous for variety in the premier class. For instance, he lately invited three younger drivers to the observe at his house race at Silverstone.
He himself writes: “This is vital […], supporting younger expertise and dealing to make the way forward for motorsport extra various than it is at present. Thanks Joshua, Miles and Cordell. I’m pleased with you all.”
There is additionally a brief video about it:
Aston Martin responds to racist incident
A former worker has advised 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 upset that two of our provider’s workers behaved in such an appalling method.”
“We acted rapidly and carried out our zero-tolerance coverage. As a consequence, they not work with this vendor,” the assertion stated. All these developments don’t mirror properly on Formula 1 at the second…
Date of demise
There was no dwell ticker over the weekend, so we would like to make use of at present’s version to have fun 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 know the way 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 resolution,” defined workforce principal Mike Krak, who added: “Obviously, we do not wish to finish the yr like this. But at the identical time, “should be subsequent yr” doesn’t have an effect on it.
So the dilemma, as a result of in keeping with Krak, the AMR22 is nonetheless not so good as he needs it to be. “The updates have labored and moved us ahead. But this step is not sufficient,” explains the workforce chief.
“The elementary issues of the automobile haven’t but been solved,” Krak stated. At the very least, you may wish to do that earlier than shifting the total improvement to the 2023 season.