For Mick Schumacher, is it all in the head?

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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 had been gained by Lewis Hamilton with Mercedes, in 2020 the race was suspended on account of Corona, and final 12 months Max Verstappen and Red Bull had 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 slightly behind their expectations. Head of Technology Jody Egginton explains that you have had loads of luck to date this 12 months.

“There’s loads of causes,” he says, referring to the disappointing efficiency to date. “In a couple of races with security vehicles, we had been unfortunate and had been kicked out of the factors,” he cites.

At the identical time, he admits that “operational issues” had been additionally encountered on different weekends and that the most output of the automobile was not achieved. “We additionally had reliability points,” he remembers.

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 12 months when Gasly was always driving in Q3. All of which means AlphaTauri is at the moment chasing its declare.

The group 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 gas

The Mercedes Formula 1 group goals to be CO2 impartial by 2030. For this objective, investments are at the moment being made in sustainable aviation gas. “If we have to fly, we have to discover a higher solution to do it,” explains Toto Wolff.

“Sustainable aviation gas has the potential to vary the method we journey and our influence on the surroundings. It’s a subject I take into consideration quite a bit, each personally and professionally,” says the group 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 immediately…

…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 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

12:40 p.m

“Rational” and “logical”: Wolff praises Russell

The head of the Mercedes group is very glad together with his new driver. “It seems like he is been right here endlessly,” Toto Wolff mentioned of George Russell, a former Mercedes Junior and even main the race for the Silver Arrows in 2020.

“He’s positioned nicely,” explains the group 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 loads of emotion right here, and that is nice,” says Wolff, who says Russell is already “at an excellent degree.” 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 may very well be the final time for now. In truth: the contract with the race observe 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 equivalent to Spa or Monaco and not using a new contract, in addition to a race in South Africa.

Meaning: Le Castellet could have a greater likelihood 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 immediately…

… 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. However, in the finish, the winner’s trophy went to his world championship rival, Niki Lauda.

All backgrounds can be found in our picture gallery:

Photo Gallery: Controversial: Ten Race Winners Around the Green Table

11:26 a.m

Chandhok: Qualification is Sainz’s greatest drawback

In the battle in opposition to 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 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 an excellent certified participant. We have seen it earlier than. There are sufficient examples,” the professional emphasizes. It’s a matter of calling the play “always,” 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 immediately at Silverstone, a controversial collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen befell. At that point, the British obtained not solely a ten-second penalty, but in addition two penalty factors.

They expired immediately, as penalty factors are solely legitimate for one 12 months in Formula 1. This means the file champion is fully freed from penalty factors immediately as he has not achieved something since Silverstone 2021.

Incidentally, the solely different common drivers at the moment with clear sheets are Mick Schumacher and two Ferrari drivers, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. A full evaluate could be discovered right here!

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


Gasly: ​​The new vehicles aren’t that completely different

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

Cars this 12 months create downforce otherwise than earlier ones. “But when it comes to scrub driving, I do not suppose we have needed to make huge modifications,” says the AlphaTauri driver.

The steadiness for the driver is always altering throughout the weekend. You must adapt to new conditions. So in line with Gasly, the “huge 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 exhausting for variety in the premier class. For instance, he just lately invited three younger drivers to the observe 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 larger than it is immediately. 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 informed Sky about incidents of racism and homophobia throughout his time at Aston Martin. The Formula 1 group 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 disenchanted that two of our provider’s staff behaved in such an appalling method.”

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


Date of demise

There was no reside ticker over the weekend, so we would like to make use of immediately’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 pictures, 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 group is at the moment 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 troublesome resolution,” defined group principal Mike Krak, who added: “Obviously, we do not wish to finish the 12 months like this. But at the identical time, “should 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 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 group chief.

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

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