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Netflix reveal actor who will play Senna in upcoming new series | 2023 F1 season

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 10:23
Netflix has announced Brazilian actor Gabriel Leone will play the role of Ayrton Senna in its upcoming dramatisation of his life.
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Sergio Perez demands Red Bull explanation after Max Verstappen incident

Formula1news.co.uk - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 09:26

Red Bull cruised the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to pick up their second one-two finish in as many races.

Sergio Perez sped away from pole after a short battle with Fernando Alonso, while Max Verstappen recovered from his P15 start to finish second.

The title battle this season seems to be between the two Red Bull drivers and with that in mind, they will both be looking to secure as many points as possible every race weekend.

Towards the end of the race in Jeddah, both drivers were told to target a slower lap time to manage issues with their cars and with Perez holding the fastest lap of the race, he seemed certain to secure the extra championship point.

READ: Developer of viral app admits they could face Formula 1 lawsuit

Verstappen asked his team over the radio what the fastest lap so far was and despite being told not to worry about it, the Dutchman blitzed the final lap of the race to snatch the extra point away from his teammate.

Perez was understandably annoyed about losing the extra point and has now told Mexican news outlet El Capitalino that he will be looking to hold discussions with Red Bull about the incident.

“They told me that the fastest lap belonged to me and to keep up the pace, then I found out that Max took it away from us. We will have to discuss that with the team to clarify things,” he said.

Overall, Perez was over the moon to pick up the fifth win of his career, with the 33-year-old especially glad that the safety car did not ruin the second race in a row in Jeddah for him.

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“It was a little harder than I expected, the safety car tried to get the victory in Jeddah, but the team did a great job and they worked to hard on the weekend,” he said.

Perez will travel to Australia in two weeks’ time only a point behind Verstappen, meaning that a title race between the two may well happen.

With no other cars in sight, Perez will not be asked to play the wingman role this season, giving him a genuine chance at winning the first championship of his career.

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Mercedes making “bigger gains than we have for a long time” with car development | 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 09:17
Mercedes is making faster progress in developing its car having accepted it needed a change of concept, says team principal Toto Wolff.
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Alpine calls for rethink over F1 grid box rules

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 08:53
In both cases, the drivers were deemed to have placed their cars too far to one side of their grid boxes at the start, and both subsequently received penalties.
The decisions by the stewards were based on an addition to the International Sporting Code that was introduced for 2022, which says that a car "must be stationary at its allocated grid box with no part of the contact patch of its front ...Keep reading
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Tsunoda “expected much worse” after narrowly missing points again | 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 08:40
Yuki Tsunoda said AlphaTauri was losing out to its rivals in the straights and corners in Jeddah after narrowly missing a points finish for the second race in a row.
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Frederic Vasseur hits out at Ferrari rumours

Formula1news.co.uk - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 08:33

New Ferrari team principal Frederic Vasseur has dismissed suggestions that he is already unhappy at Maranello, following reports that the Frenchman’s “resources” are being restricted by CEO Benedetto Vigna.

2023 certainly hasn’t started well for Ferrari, with Charles Leclerc having retired from third following yet another power unit failure, whilst Carlos Sainz had no choice but to settle for fourth due to very high tyre degradation.

It’s not just on-track where Ferrari have problems to solve, with a number of senior figures mulling over their future at the Italians, due to Vigna’s management style.

Former head of vehicle concept has already departed Maranello for another team, with race director Laurent Mekies also reportedly considering his options.

READ: Max Verstappen warned about major threat in Saudi Arabia

Vigna has certainly ruffled a few feathers amongst the Scuderia, with him having increased his presence amongst the team following the departure of former boss Mattia Binotto.

It’s been reported that Vigna has taken on some of Binotto’s former roles instead of Vasseur, leading to suggestions that the Frenchman has already clashed with his boss.

Vasseur, though, has rejected any suggestions that he’s unhappy with Vigna, and that he actually has more “decision-making power” than he’s ever had before.

“I have resources and decision-making power that I have never had anywhere else,” Vasseur insisted to France’s Auto Hebdo.

Vasseur will be keen to turnaround side’s poor start to the season quickly, with Leclerc having since revealed that Ferrari’s disappointing pace in Bahrain wasn’t a shock following pre-season testing.

“We were not surprised that this happened after the test days,” Leclerc told France’s CANAL+, “but it was still painful to compare ourselves to Red Bull.”

With this weekend’s race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit expected to be a one-stopper, it could cause issues for Ferrari if they can’t find a set-up that improves their tyre wear.

Ex-F1 driver Ralf Schumacher was shocked at Ferrari’s tyre degradation in Bahrain and can’t believe they made “such a big mistake”.

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The brother of Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher has warned the Scuderia to quickly solve their problems, with the German already sensing that the side have “gotten worse rather than better”.

“I don’t know how you can make such a big mistake like that,” Schumacher told formel1.de, referring to tyre wear.

“They really need to sort that out, because the problem was there last year and I feel like it’s gotten worse rather than better.”

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W Series race winner Garcia completes F1 Academy grid by joining Prema | F1 Academy

F1Fanatic - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 08:18
The 15-car grid for the new all-women F1 Academy series is complete as W Series race-winner Marta Garcia has joined Prema.
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Sainz: Ferrari already identified development path amid F1 race pace weakness

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 07:29
Ferrari arrived at the start of the season in Bahrain having missed its mark, with Charles Leclerc retiring and Sainz struggling to keep up with Aston Martin, "cooking" his tyres in the process as he lost out on a podium.
Ahead of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, team boss Fred Vasseur maintained that Ferrari's main issue in Bahrain was a lack of pace rather than a return of its poor tyre ...Keep reading
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Martin Brundle admits he was happy to see Max Verstappen start from P15

Formula1news.co.uk - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 07:00

Ex-Formula 1 driver Martin Brundle has praised Sergio Pérez for having “matched” anything reigning world champion Max Verstappen tried to throw at him, with the Mexican having claimed his first victory of the 2023 F1 season at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

Pérez’s victory from pole position has certainly raised the interest in the championship this season, with the Mexican’s victory having been the first where his team-mate has finished second.

Checo was comfortable and clinical out in front, with his pace having been virtually identical to Verstappen’s all race.

Whilst Sunday’s Saudi Arabian GP was by no means a thriller, Verstappen’s driveshaft failure in qualifying certainly added some excitement to the second round of the season.

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The Dutchman had been the quickest driver all weekend prior to qualifying, with many having tipped the 25-year-old to claim another easy victory.

Brundle admits that he was “quietly pleased” when Verstappen suffered his driveshaft failure, given that he was going to have to get his elbows out due to starting in 15th.

“I have to be honest and say that when Max Verstappen had a driveshaft problem in qualifying meaning that he would start 15th on the grid, I was quietly pleased, relieved, and energised,” Brundle wrote in his Sky Sports column.

“Nothing against Max and his incredible talent, but at least we would have something to look forward to on race day.”

Verstappen breezed through the field and found himself in second place by the halfway mark; however, he simply couldn’t produce the pace to catch and overtake his team-mate.

The Dutchman was clearly not happy after the race and called for his team to sort out their reliability problems, given that he potentially lost a victory and a more comfortable lead in the championship as a result.

Verstappen remains in the lead of the standings by just one-point from Pérez, due to having set the fastest lap on the final lap of the race.

This “clearly annoyed” his team-mate, especially as Red Bull told both drivers that the fastest lap wasn’t a concern in the closing stages of the race.

“Perez out front matched whatever his team-mate Verstappen could muster speed-wise and duly won the race in fine style,” added Brundle.

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“His fifth victory, four of which have been on street circuits – but more significantly his first victory when Max was second.

“Verstappen stole the fastest lap championship point on the final tour and that clearly annoyed Perez, who was surprised the team didn’t call off the fight when they had a one-two easily in the bag and he was suffering with a longer brake pedal, and unbeknown to him, Max was feeling a vibration in his transmission.

“Team Verstappen were perhaps surprised that Perez could match their pace, and they were no doubt annoyed that it was ultimately the qualifying car issue which prevented Max setting a new record of 16 victories in 21 races.”

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Hamilton being hurt by specific design element on W14 F1 car

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:57
The seven-time world champion has had a difficult start to the campaign, with Mercedes not delivering the step forward it hoped to be able to challenge Red Bull this year.
However, his situation has been further hampered by the fact that he does not appear as settled with the handling of the W14 as team-mate George Russell.
While he thinks his situation could be helped by the team bringing ...Keep reading
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Ex-F1 champion claims Alpine will ‘suffer a big loss’ from Fernando Alonso

Formula1news.co.uk - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:48

At the age of 41, Fernando Alonso is continuing to defy expectations and with the Spaniard at the start of a two-year deal with Aston Martin, he will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Frustrated by the number of times he was forced to retire from races due to engine issues last season, Alonso controversially decided to sign for Aston Martin over the summer break.

The Spaniard was on the verge of extending his contract with Alpine but Sebastian Vettel’s shock retirement presented Alonso with an opportunity at Aston Martin that he could not turn down.

Whilst the move looked strange at the time, with Aston Martin sitting in seventh in the championship, Alonso’s decision already looks to have paid off.

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Using the knowledge of staff members such as former Red Bull head of aerodynamics Dan Fallows, Aston Martin have created an AMR23 that was the second fastest car on the grid in Bahrain.

Stunningly, Fernando Alonso scored the 99th podium of his career on his Aston Martin debut and this has prompted F1 legend Jacques Villeneuve to claim that Alpine will suffer from Alonso’s departure.

“We knew he was in the game in the testing in Bahrain, but he was really impressive in his overtaking. At 41, age definitely matters,” said the 1997 F1 champion.

“If you get to the point where you no longer have that desire and that will to take risks, you might as well quit. But Alonso has demonstrated that he is as hungry as he was 20 years ago.

“It’s a big catch for Aston Martin. Alpine will suffer from his loss.”

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— Formula1News.co.uk (@Formula1newsUK) March 16, 2023

READ: Helmut Marko fires serious AlphaTauri warning ahead of 2023 Saudi Arabian GP

Alpine have done their best to replace Alonso and brought in Pierre Gasly from AlphaTauri over the winter break, being able to pry the Frenchman away from the Red Bull system.

Gasly’s Alpine career has started strongly, with the 27-year-old recovering from his P20 start to finish in P9 in Bahrain, scoring two points for his new team.

With Ferrari and Mercedes struggling so far this season, Aston Martin will have the runners up spot in the championship firmly in their sights this season.

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Verstappen feels he "should have won" Saudi F1 GP without reliability issues

Motorsport.com - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 05:04
A driveshaft failure in Q2 meant Verstappen had to start the race from 15th place.
He used Red Bull's impressive pace advantage to finish second behind team-mate Sergio Perez, beating the Mexican to the point for the fastest lap to lead the 2023 drivers' championship by a single point.
But while Verstappen limited the damage and retained his championship lead, he was still unhappy at losing ...Keep reading
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Max Verstappen unhappy with Red Bull as battle with Sergio Perez hots up

Formula1news.co.uk - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:17

Reigning world champion Max Verstappen was clearly “not happy” to have claimed second at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, despite the fact the Dutchman recovered from 15th on the grid following a sudden driveshaft failure during qualifying.

The Red Bull driver’s mood was evident once the race had concluded, with 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg having admitted that Verstappen’s attitude was “not good to see”.

Verstappen drove superbly throughout the race and breezed through the field, to the point where he found himself in second by the halfway point of the race.

Team-mate Sergio Pérez was simply too fast for the Dutchman, though, with the gap having remained between five and six seconds from the moment Verstappen moved into P2.

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Verstappen also went against Red Bull’s wishes on the final lap by opting to set the fastest lap, something he’d been told by the team wasn’t something to be concerned about.

By setting the fastest lap, Verstappen remains in the lead of the championship by one point.

Pérez had held the fastest lap until Verstappen defied Red Bull, something which resulted in an awkward conversation between the duo in the cooldown room.

Verstappen’s displeasure at finishing second boiled over into his interviews after the race, where he called for Red Bull to “do better” and make both cars “reliable”.

“I recovered to second which is good and in general the whole feeling in the team is happy,” Verstappen said after the race, as reported by Sky Sports F1.

“But personally I am not happy. I am not here to be second, especially when you are working very hard back at the factory to come here in a good state and making sure everything is spot on.

“When you are fighting for a championship and it looks like it is just between two cars [Verstappen and Perez] you have to make sure the two cars are reliable. We have to do better, absolutely – a cleaner weekend would be nice.

“We are allowed to race so the best man will finish in front.”

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Rosberg wasn’t a fan of Verstappen’s attitude after the race and revealed that the Dutchman “apparently” refused to attend a team meeting after qualifying, due to his frustration at having suffered a driveshaft failure at a time when he was favourite for pole.

“It is not good to see. We were also told he skipped the team meeting [on Saturday] apparently,” Rosberg told Sky Sports F1.

“I don’t think it’s a good approach or mentality so early in the season when the team has done such a brilliant job and worked so hard. I think he could be more gracious.”

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Top 5 Things To Know About License Plate Lookup

Formula1news.co.uk - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:05

The license plate number of any vehicle is just as important as the car itself. This indicates that such a car has been duly registered under the regulations of the country in which the vehicle is being used. Also, the characteristics of these license plates differ, as they are also affected by the various regions in which they are duly registered.

More importantly, these license plates make it easier to identify and monitor the critical details of any car. Therefore, many people engage in license plate lookup. A license plate lookup involves sourcing information on a particular vehicle. As a prospective car buyer, you can use the free license plate lookup by Epicvin, which allows you to get verified information on a car’s accident history, usage, and a host of other important information. However, before you delve into searching for the perfect vehicle for you via license plate lookups, there are some exciting things you may need to know about license plate lookups.

What Kind of Information Can You Get Via a License Plate Lookup

You can uncover a lot of information about a particular car through a license plate lookup. For instance, if a driver hits your car and speeds off, you can pen down the license plate number, source for the driver’s name, and file a lawsuit.

Additionally, suppose you are a prospective car buyer looking for a used car. In that case, you can use the car’s license plate number, run a free lookup, and obtain vital information about the vehicle. Engaging a third-party lookup site allows you to gain access to certain information that will typically not be accessible to the public. This restriction is due to the regulations placed by governmental agencies such as the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which involves tons of paperwork and red-tapism.

Engaging the free license plate lookup by EpicVin, for instance, will allow you access to the following:

1.    Public Records

Through this free license plate lookup by EpicVin, you can obtain meaningful details about a vehicle’s prior owner. In addition, you can further get information about the driver’s possible felonies, misdemeanors, and even felonies —but of course, that is not the meat of this discourse.

Through a license plate lookup, you can obtain crucial information about a car on its specifications, fuel efficiency, market value, safety rating, warranties, and a host of other information.

2.    Traffic Court Records

Although this information may not be the most important to a prospective car buyer, it may be helpful for a prospective buyer of a used car to gather information and relevant facts about the current registered owner of the vehicle. You can also obtain information about traffic accidents, court data, and even traffic law violations by the previous owners and drivers of the car.

3.    Maintenance history

You can gather relevant facts about a car’s maintenance record through a license plate lookup. This report may also contain salvage, junk, and loss records.

You Can Also Engage in Reverse License Plate

Where you don’t have a car’s particular vehicle information number (VIN), you can engage in what is known as the “reverse license plate lookup.”The requirements for such license plate lookup include the plate number of the car and the state that issued such plate number. Through this, you can discover comprehensive information about the car in question.

With free license plate lookup by EpicVin, you can engage in cost-efficient and time-saving license plate search. You can access the factory-issued model information through our plate search, including the year, engine, and other information. In addition, through our free license plate search, you can avoid buying or using cars prone to legal issues or hidden accident damage brands.

Limitations on License Plate Number Lookups

As mentioned earlier, a ton of restrictions are placed on getting information on vehicles that may have been previously used. At this juncture, it is also essential to state that certain opinions abound that EpicVin gathers information about a vehicle’s history through illegal means. Contrary to this inference, EpicVin collects its data from verifiable databases, such as the United State Department of Transportation and the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. Regarding gathering the correct information for its users, EpicVin ensures that only information gotten through these publicly verifiable documents is granted to its users. Aso, when getting a used car, you may be required to obtain written consent or legal authorization for full data access.

Regarding limitations placed on license plate number lookups, the United States passed the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act in 1993. The implication of this law is to prohibit states from granting private owner information in license plate lookups. Nevertheless, a few exceptions exist where these pieces of data can be given out. These exceptions include the following:

  • Governmental agencies may need such information as it may be incidental to their work.
  • Granting out the information when it comes to matters of driver safety or theft.
  • Litigants seeking such information in the pursuit of a case.
Is Epicvin License Plate Check Service Free?

With the free license plate lookup by EpicVin, you don’t have to worry about expending any cost whatsoever. You also don’t have to bother about any hidden charges as well. With EpicVin, you are guaranteed quality service that does not cost a dime.

How Do I Perform a free license Plate Check with EpicVin?

Finally, if you want to carry out a license plate lookup on EpicVin’s website, simply head to the Lookup page of the site. Then, enter the license plate and state where it was registered, and hit ‘Check Plate.’ Alternatively, you can perform a reverse license plate lookup using the above steps.


In conclusion, license plate lookups ease you from the stress of gathering the required information about a vehicle. At EpicVin, we assure you of verifiable details at no cost whatsoever!

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F1 NATION: Perez perfection as Alonso plays another ace – it’s our Saudi Arabian GP review

Formula 1 - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:00
There was plenty to talk about as the dust settled on the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, as Sergio Perez came out on top in a battle against Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen and the Aston Martin of Fernando Alonso starred again – with the F1 Nation gang here to digest it all.
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Magnussen ‘really happy’ after last-gasp pass on Tsunoda clinches point at Jeddah

Formula 1 - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:00
Kevin Magnussen turned on the pace – and did it in style – with a late-race move on AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda for P10 and the final point in Saudi Arabia for Haas.
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SAY WHAT?! Russell's confusion, traffic chaos and joy for Perez all feature in the best team radio from Saudi Arabia

Formula 1 - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:00
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix weekend had it all, from qualifying shocks to crashes, breakdown to penalties. As the drivers got down to business, nerves were frayed even at this early part of the season – all of which was evident over team radio…
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WINNERS AND LOSERS: Who thrived under the lights at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix?

Formula 1 - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:00
The Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was a display in utter dominance from a Red Bull team who appear to have built one of the all-time great F1 race cars. While that made for a frustrating race for some rivals, there were shoots of hope for others. We’ve picked our six winners and five losers from Jeddah.
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MONDAY MORNING DEBRIEF: How Jeddah highlighted the fascinating battle between Aston Martin, Ferrari and Mercedes

Formula 1 - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:00
It doesn’t require any detailed analysis to understand that the Red Bulls once again had a huge margin of superiority over the field. But the performance hierarchy of the three teams immediately behind Red Bull – Aston Martin, Mercedes and Ferrari – was actually much closer than Fernando Alonso’s front row start and early lead of the race for Aston made it look.
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ICYMI: Go behind the scenes with the best social media from the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Formula 1 - Tue, 03/21/2023 - 04:00
It was another dramatic Grand Prix weekend in Saudi Arabia with frenetic track action and some post-race podium drama. Understandable, then, if you missed what social media had to offer. Here are some of the highlights...
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