For Mick Schumacher, is it all in the head?

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Time to get out!

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 typical.

Have a terrific Monday, a terrific 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 gained at Le Castellet for 32 years. Alain Prost achieved the Scuderia’s final success there in 1990. To be honest, Paul Ricard is not again on the calendar till 2018.

The first two editions of the comeback in 2018 and 2019 have been gained by Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes, in 2020 the race was suspended attributable to Corona, and final 12 months Max Verstappen and Red Bull have been forward.

It wasn’t that way back that Ferrari final gained general in France. In 2008, Felipe Massa gained 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 a little bit behind their expectations. Head of Technology Jody Egginton explains that you’ve got had a whole lot of luck thus far this 12 months.

“There’s a whole lot of causes,” he says, referring to the disappointing efficiency thus far. “In a couple of races with security vehicles, 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 vehicles may 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 12 months when Gasly was consistently driving in Q3. All of because of this AlphaTauri is at present chasing its declare.

The staff just 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 gasoline

The Mercedes Formula 1 staff goals to be CO2 impartial by 2030. For this goal, investments are at present being made in sustainable aviation gasoline. “If we have to fly, we have to discover a higher approach to do it,” explains Toto Wolff.

“Sustainable aviation gasoline has the potential to alter the manner we journey and our affect on the atmosphere. It’s a subject I take into consideration quite a bit, each personally and professionally,” says the staff director.

Because one factor is clear: Formula 1 is not going to 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,” mentioned 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 larger 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 staff is very joyful together with his new driver. “It looks like he is been right here ceaselessly,” Toto Wolff mentioned of George Russell, a former Mercedes Junior and even driving for the Silver Arrows in 2020.

“He’s positioned properly,” explains the staff boss, 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 resolution.”

“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.

12:01 p.m

Last 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 12 months and the vacancies in the calendar are very handy.

20 races have already been confirmed for 2023 and not more than 24 subsequent 12 months. There are additionally speculations about classics reminiscent of Spa or Monaco and not using a 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 obtainable right here!


46 years in the past in the present day…

… James Hunt wins at residence at Brands Hatch. Or not? The Briton turned the first driver to cross the end line at his residence 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 downside

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 attributable to 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 mentioned.

“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 12 months.

The Spaniard retired 4 occasions in eleven races.

11:07 a.m

Hamilton is free of the penalty

Exactly one 12 months in the past in the present day at Silverstone, a controversial collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen befell. 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 12 months in Formula 1. This means the report champion is utterly freed from penalty factors in the present day as he has not accomplished something since Silverstone 2021.

Incidentally, the solely different common drivers at present 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 vehicles will not be that totally different

Let’s play sports activities once more. Pierre Gasly was just lately requested if his driving fashion is higher suited to older vehicles or this 12 months’s new vehicles. Interesting: He explains that vehicles will not be that totally different for drivers.

Cars this 12 months 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 steadiness for the driver is consistently altering throughout the weekend. You need to adapt to new conditions. So in line with Gasly, the “large image” “hasn’t modified a lot.”


There is one other manner

At the different finish of the spectrum, Lewis Hamilton is a Formula 1 driver who is combating arduous for range in the premier class. For instance, he just lately invited three younger drivers to the monitor at his residence race at Silverstone.

He himself writes: “This is vital […], 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 staff 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 of our provider’s workers behaved in such an appalling method.”

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


Date of loss of life

There was no dwell ticker over the weekend, so we would like to make use of in the present day’s version to rejoice the anniversary of Jules Bianchi’s loss of life yesterday. That was seven years in the past now.

In this assortment of pictures, 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 staff is at present 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 utterly on 2023 now?

“It’s a really troublesome resolution,” defined staff principal Mike Krak, who added: “Obviously, we do not wish to finish the 12 months like this. But at the similar time, “have to be subsequent 12 months” doesn’t have an effect on it.

So the dilemma, as a result of in line with 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 staff chief.

“The basic issues of the automotive haven’t but been solved,” Krak mentioned. At the very least, you may wish to do that earlier than transferring the whole improvement to the 2023 season.

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