Mercedes was afraid to stop the start of Spielberg!

8:17 a.m

Mercedes: Fear of not beginning

After two qualifying crashes at Spielberg, Mercedes feared lacking Sunday’s race. Because the automobiles of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell had to be severely repaired: damaged underbody, rear wing, suspension, entrance wing…

For instance, the Mercedes had a spare underbody and had to put collectively one other one utilizing the finest elements from the two broken elements.

Technical director Mike Elliott mentioned: “After we broken two automobiles badly, the drivers have been left unable to drive on Sunday once we suffered additional harm in the dash.”

Lewis Hamilton’s first collision with Pierre Gasly was not far-off…

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AlphaTauri broadcasts an replace for France

Austria was a catastrophe for AlfaTauri. Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda completed in solely fifteenth and sixteenth place, making for his or her poor performances. Gasly has scored in only one of the final eight races, whereas Tsunoda has scored in a single of the final seven races.

The subsequent race replace ought to deal with that: “We actually have a transparent concept of ​​the place to start,” says technical director Jody Egginton. “And we’re bringing a really huge improve to France, so the chassis and the underbody. The purpose is to get rid of the weaknesses we recognized.”

“We’re not as far alongside as so much of different groups, but when expectations are met we should always have a automotive that is simpler to arrange and deal with. It’s an aerodynamic improve and there is an arms race happening proper now. “


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Strolling Upset: Commenter suspended

Belgian commentator Lionel Froissart has been banned from the race after calling Lance Stroll “autistic” after a Formula 1 race. Froissart offers commentary for RTBF Sport, which can be used for F1TV’s French-language channel.

Froissart then repeated his view, “To be sincere, it is true.”

It was an excessive amount of for its broadcaster: “Associating autism with the method a presenter communicates is inappropriate and utterly incompatible with RTBF’s values,” it mentioned. “Pending the outcomes of this investigation, RTBF won’t be working with this marketing consultant.”

12:46 p.m

No laughter!

Who laughs first? Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez had this drawback. Who will win and who will imitate the finest cow? 😉

12:17 p.m

Rejoicing after the catastrophe: “We are human”

There is at the moment some debate about the conduct of followers at the observe. This additionally contains cheering on a driver when he crashes – like Lewis Hamilton at Spielberg on Friday, who was cheered on by followers in the stands, largely wearing orange. For Daniel Ricardo, that is absurd.

“You don’t need to see that in a catastrophe,” says the Australian. “I am unable to management the stands and all their feelings. When it comes to competitors and issues like that, of course that is what the sport is all about and the followers are behind the driver. It’s nice to see that.”

“But I feel there is a sure time and a sure place and I would not need that,” mentioned the McLaren driver, who added: “We’re human and I feel folks have to take into consideration that typically.”


A bigger McLaren checklist

Just yesterday, McLaren introduced the dedication of reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palu to the driver group – curiously, a rival group claimed the identical factor a short while in the past, which Palu himself denied.

This has develop into a tactic this 12 months, with McLaren saying the drivers for the group somewhat than the collection they drive. This signifies that IndyCar, Formula E, Extreme E and even Formula 1 can all be included.

However, the Formula 1 group is formally closed for 2023, even with rumors that Daniel Ricciardo shall be changed. And yesterday he mentioned that he was not going wherever.


Seidl: Training after summer season trip

McLaren group principal Andreas Seidl mentioned the group will supply free coaching periods to new gamers after the summer season break – which is necessary twice a season. “So we nonetheless have time to resolve once we’re going to do it and who we’re going to put in the automotive,” the German mentioned.

Because apart from Herta, IndyCar teammate Patricio O’Ward can be hoping for the process. The Mexican examined for McLaren final 12 months and will get extra assignments. “We respect it now,” says Seidl.

“He had an excellent check with us in Abu Dhabi final 12 months. We have been more than happy with how he ready for the check and the way he carried out throughout the check.”


Colton Hertha feels quick sufficient for Formula 1

IndyCar driver Colton Herta has additionally been cleared to check the McLaren at Portimao. The American has been repeatedly linked with a transfer to Formula 1 and has been thought of a candidate if Andretti buys Sauber.

“I feel I’m quick sufficient,” he says after 162 laps in the Algarve. “Time will inform in the event that they really feel the identical method, however hopefully I’ll get just a few extra possibilities.”

Hertha was prepared to host free coaching periods in Formula 1 in 2022. Because each group has to give two of them to a rookie – and McLaren hasn’t given up on both but.


who is aware of it but?

Did you acknowledge the gentleman in the photograph? This is former Formula 1 driver Will Stevens. For those that do not keep in mind: The Englishman performed for Caterham in the 2014 season finale and in 2015 throughout a hopelessly low Manor Marussia season.

While Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo have every accomplished tire testing for Pirelli, Stevens, who has been a growth driver at McLaren since 2019, has been allowed to drive the MCL35M at Portimao.


Schwartzman: 130 laps in a Ferrari

Ferrari check driver Robert Schwartzman accomplished a one-day check at Mugello behind the wheel of final 12 months’s SF21. The Russian accomplished an intensive check program with 130 laps and qualifying and race simulations, which ought to assist him along with his work on the simulator.

Ferrari additionally confirmed that it is going to be utilized in two free apply periods this 12 months, which every group ought to make accessible to the new participant.

By the method, Schwartzman is at the moment driving below an Israeli license after the FIA ​​ban on Russian athletes.


Mick: “appears to be like silly”

Mick Schumacher additionally agrees with Christian Horner and believes that “it is going to be a giant drawback, particularly at Paul Ricard”. He hopes he can one-up Spielberg in Formula 1, as issues have not regarded good for him there.

“It appears foolish that you just get a 5-second penalty for an inch off the observe, and if you happen to go off the observe, you do not lose a lap time usually, which is even worse,” mentioned the German.

8:35 a.m

Road restrictions: Chaos in Le Castellet?

The 43-track restrict was breached in the Spielberg race and Red Bull group boss Christian Horner fears it may worsen in the coming race. Because then there’s the French Grand Prix, which is known for its paved movement areas.

“The factor is, the nature of the observe encourages drivers to use the observe’s boundaries,” Horner says of the previous race at Spielberg. “But my concern shouldn’t be right here, it is about Paul Ricard, who may save extra time.”

“There are huge patches of asphalt that invite you to go off the observe,” says the group boss.

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8:11 a.m

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