Author: ciaran.desmet

After the flag dropped, the race near the Catalan capital provided plenty to talk about. For example, Max Verstappen’s late start appeared to be related to fuel temperature and Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto had some doubts about it afterwards. Exactly how this issue is and why Red Bull Racing’s approach fits right into the regulations will be discussed in a new episode of the F1 update. After that, the focus logically goes to Monaco, where the new cars will be used for the first time this year. To what extent do these modified cars make the street circuit even…

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In 2018, a remschijf het bij het naderen van de Nouvelle Chicane started when Brendon Hartley crashed. In 2019 what he een touché met de vangrail, toen hij Nico Hülkenberg wilde inhalen bij La Rascasse, waardoor hij een Kapotte achterband opliep the veel pity veroorzaakt. Last year it was not possible to start from pole position when it was on the way to the grid and there was a problem with the versnellingsbak that was wrong, and then there was a crash in Q3. Twee weken went het also mis tijdens de Historic Grand Prix in Monaco, toen hij met…

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Said end of 2021 Kimi Raikkonen Farewell to Formula 1 after 19 seasons. He has since joined the Kawasaki factory team in MXGP as Team Principal but has not completed a single race since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. That will change on August 21 when Raikkonen teams up with Trackhouse Racing for his NASCAR Cup Series debut. He will join teammates Daniel Suarez and Ross Chastain in the #91 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 during the Watkins Glen race. Initially, Raikkonen had no intention of racing seriously after retiring from F1, but talks with Trackhouse gained momentum and led to participation…

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Bernie Ecclestone has spent the past few weeks in Brazil, his wife Fabiana’s home country, where he also owns a house. On Wednesday evening, the 91-year-old Brit was about to board a private plane bound for Switzerland when Brazilian police noticed he was carrying a firearm. An LW Seecamp .32 firearm was found in Ecclestone’s luggage, police said in a statement. Ecclestone was subsequently arrested and taken to a facility at Viracopos Airport in Campinas. Police said Ecclestone admitted the firearm was his, but said he didn’t know how it got into his luggage before the flight. After paying a…

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De Deen en de Mercedes-coureur kwamen kort na de start met elkaar in aanraking in de Vierde bocht, warbij Kevin Magnussen in het grind belandde. De Haas-rijder knows he op own cracks uit te komen en kon zijn follow away. Directly after the incident, Magnussen wrote op de radio dat Hamilton “wist wat hij deed” en met opzet tegen hem aan reed. Well the finish nuance erde hij zijn uitspraken en zei dat dit kongeburen op zo’n moment, al had hij de beelden toen nog niet gezien. In the middels wel en de Haas-coureur, Hamilton puts it toch niets aan…

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Charles Leclerc lost his lead in the world championship for the first time this year. The Monegasque took the lead in Bahrain and saw the gap to Max Verstappen widen to 46 points after his retirement in Melbourne. Due to his own failure, but also partly due to team orders at Red Bull in Catalonia, Leclerc had to give up the leading position to Verstappen last week. In any case, the Dutchman had a better strategy than his Mexican team-mate with a three stop, but he helped Perez with instructions from Red Bull. According to Leclerc, it is good to…

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The Italian team is currently in a duel with Red Bull and presented a heavily modified F1-75 for the first time at the last race in Spain. The improvements brought progress. Charles Leclerc took pole and seemed on course for victory in the race, but a defective engine prevented this. Ferrari knows it must attack now to stave off the renewed Red Bull threat, but is also aware that it must remain within budget limits. Ferrari waited until Barcelona with updates due to restrictions, and the next step is expected to be taken at the British Grand Prix in July.…

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The Aston Martin driver has become increasingly interested in the environment and politics in recent years and says Formula 1 needs to be realistic about the impact of the rules. The premier class sees the current hybrid era and the increasing use of sustainable fuels as crucial in the pursuit of a climate-neutral future for the sport, but Sebastian Vettel is skeptical about the situation. The four-time world champion recently guest-starred on a BBC program and spoke out after taking a stand against Formula 1’s fuel-guzzling label. “The question is how these efficient and economical engines contribute to global commuting,”…

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Ferrari and Red Bull Racing stood out from the rest in the first phase of the Formula 1 season. Due to Red Bull’s reliability issues during the first few races, Ferrari took a big lead, but during the final race in Spain, the Austrian lineup took over in both championships. While Charles Leclerc retired with engine problems, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez clinched their second one-two of the season. Verstappen is now six points clear of Leclerc, while Red Bull are no less than 26 points clear of Ferrari when the circus wraps up this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. Last…

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McLaren were one of the teams to use the Spanish Grand Prix to introduce a number of upgrades. With these new parts, Lando Norris made it to eighth place. In recent years the McLaren cars have been particularly strong in the faster corners but this year the team believe they have an all round package where the slow corners are no longer a weakness. Low speed grip is obviously of great importance at Monaco and the slow, twisty third sector at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is often taken as a good indicator. However, McLaren team boss Andreas Seidl has a…

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