For Mick Schumacher, is it all in the head?

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Time to get out!

We do not need 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 regular.

Have an awesome Monday, an awesome 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 truthful, 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 on account of Corona, and final yr 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 bit behind their expectations. Head of Technology Jody Egginton explains that you’ve got had a variety of luck to this point this yr.

“There’s a variety of causes,” he says, referring to the disappointing efficiency to this point. “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 automobile was not achieved. “We additionally had reliability points,” he recollects.

According to Egginton, each vehicles 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 because of this AlphaTauri is presently chasing its declare.

The crew 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 crew goals to be CO2 impartial by 2030. For this goal, investments are presently being made in sustainable aviation gasoline. “If we have to fly, we have to discover a higher option to do it,” explains Toto Wolff.

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

Because one factor is clear: Formula 1 is not going to work in the future with out air transport. “We need to be at the forefront of change and use our world 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 greater 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 crew is very joyful together with his new driver. “It looks like he is been right here endlessly,” Toto Wolff stated of George Russell, a former Mercedes Junior and even main the race for the Silver Arrows in 2020.

“He’s positioned effectively,” explains the crew chief, 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 stage.” And the champion of Formula 2 2018 is solely 24 years previous.

12:01 p.m

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 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 resembling Spa or Monaco and not using a new contract, in addition to a race in South Africa.

Tools: Le Castellet might have a greater probability 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 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 largest downside

In the struggle 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 on account of an engine change.

“He can proceed to compete,” explains analyst Karun Chandhok. That’s why it’s so necessary 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 certified participant. We have already made certain of that. There are sufficient examples,” says the professional. 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 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 happened. At that point, the British acquired not solely a ten-second penalty, but additionally 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 achieved 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 evaluate will be discovered right here!

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


Gasly: ​​The new vehicles usually are not that totally different

Let’s play sports activities once more. Pierre Gasly was lately requested if his driving type is higher suited to older vehicles or this yr’s new vehicles. Interesting: He explains that vehicles usually are not that totally different for drivers.

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

The steadiness for the driver is continuously altering throughout the weekend. You should adapt to new conditions. So in line with Gasly, the “huge image” “hasn’t modified a lot.”


There is one other means

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

He himself writes: “This is necessary […], supporting younger expertise and dealing to make the way forward for motorsport extra numerous than it is in the present day. 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 informed Sky about incidents of racism and homophobia throughout his time at Aston Martin. The Formula 1 crew 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 staff behaved in such an appalling method.”

“We acted rapidly and carried out our zero-tolerance coverage. As a end result, they not work with this vendor,” the assertion stated. All these developments don’t replicate effectively on Formula 1 at the second…


Date of demise

There was no stay ticker over the weekend, so we would like to make use of in the present day’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 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 crew is presently ninth and penultimate in the world championship. Of course you do not need 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 troublesome resolution,” defined crew principal Mike Krak, who added: “Obviously, we do not need to finish the yr like this. But at the similar time, “have to be subsequent yr” doesn’t have an effect on it.

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

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

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