Time to get out!
This brings us to the top of right this moment. We’ll change frames as soon as, after which my colleague Norman Fisher will welcome you over the subsequent couple of days.
We learn one another once more on Friday when the going will get powerful at Le Castellet. Until then, have enjoyable, drink in the warmth, and see you there!
How Ferrari Slowed Red Bull
At the beginning of the season, Red Bull was considerably quicker than Ferrari, particularly on the straights. But the Reds have now decreased the deficit in a strong method. But how precisely did the Italians do it?
Our technical consultants clarify it right here!
Alonso: I’m “very proud” to be again.
Earlier we briefly talked about that the Spaniard nonetheless believes he’s quick sufficient for Formula 1. In this regard, he revealed: “I miss profitable and the sensation of preventing for podiums and massive issues.”
At the identical time, he’s “having fun with” his return as he strives to grow to be “a greater model of myself.” And he succeeded this 12 months. “Last 12 months I carried out at a good degree. It was good, however I used to be not one hundred pc,” he mentioned.
In 2022, it is going to be completely different. He is again to one hundred pc this 12 months and might do issues which can be virtually unimaginable in a automotive. “I really feel like I’m again to that degree now, so I’m pleased with this comeback,” Alonso mentioned.
But in fact it will be extra enjoyable if he rode in the entrance…
Be like Kimi!
Where we simply talked concerning the Iceman: he’s having fun with his household life after retiring from Formula 1 and is at the moment celebrated on social media for his love of animals.
In the video, Raikkonen will be seen giving water to a canine trapped in a automotive. A terrific transfer, as the present warmth will be actually harmful for animals.
So: Don’t lock your animals in the automotive and be like Kimi!
Did Ferrari make it three wins in a row?
If Sainz does certainly obtain a grid penalty at Le Castellet, his probabilities of profitable will definitely be slim. However, with Leclerc you continue to have a second iron in the hearth, and he might guarantee Ferrari wins three races in a row for the primary time since 2019!
The Scuderia then beat Leclerc at Spa and Monza, then Sebastian Vettel at Singapore, the German’s final Formula 1 victory up to now. By the best way, the final time Ferrari was extra profitable was in 2008!
At the time, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa made it 4 consecutive victories for Ferrari. To set that mark, the Scuderia wanted to win each races earlier than the summer time break. So, subsequent to France, there may be additionally Hungary.
An instance for Russell…
… by the best way, there could also be pilots for this picture collection. Like Russell, they as soon as began their Formula 1 careers in backbench groups. All of them later gained competitions – and a few even turned world champions (a number of instances) …
Photo gallery: A exceptional profession that started with a struggle in Formula 1
Fernando Alonso (Minardi): The Spaniard entered Formula 1 with the Italian workforce in 2001. He didn’t rating a single level in 17 races, his finest outcome being tenth at Hockenheim. In 2002, he turned a take a look at driver for Renault and …
Hamilton: Russell nonetheless has loads of potential
“We labored nice collectively,” reckons the file world champion, trying again on the primary eleven races along with his new teammate: “George was excellent, he had an excellent impact on the working surroundings.”
“Overall, it has been enjoyable working with him and it has been nice to see him succeed,” mentioned Hamilton, who referred to as Russell “an amazing job.” “And he is nonetheless getting higher and can proceed to take action for a very long time,” Hamilton believes.
This means: in line with the file champion, George Russell has not reached the top of his improvement. British opponents see it as a risk…
No rain in sight
We have a very dry Grand Prix at Le Castellet this weekend. No marvel contemplating the present temperatures in Germany…
Instead, it needs to be a scorching battle over the weekend with temperatures in the 30s. There isn’t any rain. The full climate forecast for the race at Le Castellet will be discovered right here!