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New F1 23 multiplayer mode takes cues from FIFA’s Ultimate Team | Gaming

F1Fanatic - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 11:08
EA Sports has unveiled a new multiplayer hub to F1 23, which resembles the Ultimate Team modes in its FIFA, Madden and NHL franchises.
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Verstappen "learned a lot of patience" in early Red Bull F1 years

Motorsport.com - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 10:47
Verstappen's meteoric rise in F1 took another trajectory when he won his first race with Red Bull in the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix as an 18-year-old, but further success was harder to come by in an era dominated by Mercedes.
The 2017 rules reset kept Mercedes at the front, with Ferrari becoming the Brackley team's most regular challenger while Red Bull's Renault engine deal turned sour and a 2019 ...Keep reading
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“I’m sure they’ll figure it out”: Detroit GP reveals unusual double-sided pit lane | IndyCar

F1Fanatic - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 08:59
IndyCar's new Detroit Grand Prix street circuit features an unusual pit lane where drivers will be allowed to refuel on both sides.
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F1 is making Monaco more like every other race. Here’s another change it needs | 2023 Monaco Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 08:08
The Monaco Grand Prix increasingly looks like any other F1 race. But one key difference remains and it too is overdue a rethink.
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Montoya: "De Vries needs more time" amid tough F1 start

Motorsport.com - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 08:04
A champion in F2 and FE, de Vries joined AlphaTauri after excelling last year in a one-off drive for Williams at Monza, where he finished ninth while deputising for Alex Albon.
Despite being an F1 rookie, De Vries' vast experience as a Mercedes test driver and a winner in other forms of motorsport made him an enticing prospect for AlphaTauri to replace Alpine-bound Pierre Gasly.
But the ...Keep reading
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Slight risk of rain forecast in cloudy Monaco Grand Prix weekend | 2023 Monaco Grand Prix weather

F1Fanatic - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 07:04
Comfortable, warm temperatures are expected this weekend in Monte Carlo as F1 returns, but a small risk of rain cannot be ignored.
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F1 critics should not be “selfish” with views, says Domenicali

Motorsport.com - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 06:48
Despite F1’s dramatic boost in popularity under owner Liberty Media, there has been some kick back from drivers, team bosses and media about certain aspects of grand prix weekends.
As well as some disapproval of the recent Miami pre-race entertainment show, F1’s switch to a sprint race format at several weekends has not been universally popular.
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WATCH: Monaco Grand Prix Preview – who will master the Monte Carlo streets in 2023?

Formula 1 - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 06:00
Sergio Perez showcased his street racing credentials at last year’s Monaco Grand Prix as he reigned supreme to seal a dramatic victory – but can he do the same in 2023? Watch our 2023 Monaco Grand Prix Preview show.
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LIGHTS TO FLAG: Vitantonio Liuzzi on beating Michael Schumacher, Red Bull politics, and his new role in F1

Formula 1 - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 06:00
Formerly a driver for Red Bull, Toro Rosso, Force India and HRT, Liuzzi enjoyed a sparkling junior career but never did get that victory, nor a podium, in F1. Here’s his story...
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‘We’ve got to find a cure’ – Race Against Dementia founder Sir Jackie Stewart on working alongside ‘problem-solving’ F1

Formula 1 - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 06:00
On Dementia Action Week (May 15-21), Sir Jackie tells us about his charity, Race Against Dementia (RAD), and why support from Formula 1 means so much to the cause.
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LIVESTREAM: Relive the drama from a wet/dry 2008 Monaco Grand Prix – 15 years on

Formula 1 - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 06:00
Monaco played host to one of its most dramatic races 15 years ago, with wet weather, incidents, the Safety Car and brave overtakes all playing their part in an action-packed encounter from start to finish.
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Revealed: Ferrari’s plan to lure Lewis Hamilton

Formula1news.co.uk - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 06:00

It appears that Lewis Hamilton remaining at Mercedes isn’t as certain as initially thought, following a report by Mail Sport which states that Ferrari are set to offer the seven-time World Champion the chance of a lifetime.

According to Mail Sport, Ferrari are preparing an offer worth £40 million to try and convince Hamilton to ditch Mercedes, a side he only recently referred to as his “home”.

Hamilton has been linked to Ferrari already this season; however, those rumours were quashed after the 38-year-old shared his intent on remaining with the Silver Arrows.

Seemingly, a move to Ferrari remains a real possibility for 2024, with his current deal at Mercedes set to expire at the end of this season.

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Hamilton has revealed recently that a new contract is being worked on with the Brackley-based team, although, he appears to have more than one offer on the table.

A move to Ferrari would result in either Carlos Sainz or Charles Leclerc departing, in order to make a seat vacant for the 103-time race winner.

According to Mail Sport’s sources in the UK and in Italy, Ferrari are considering how they could sign Hamilton, with their preferred option being to release Sainz.

Like Leclerc, Sainz is contracted until the 2024, meaning his contract will likely have to be terminated in agreement with the Spaniard to make room for Hamilton.

This would see the British driver partner Leclerc, who’s currently behind Sainz in the Drivers’ Championship following a miserable start to 2023.

The other option Ferrari are reportedly considering is to let Leclerc move to Mercedes, allowing Hamilton to move in the other direction.

It would effectively be a swap deal, putting Hamilton alongside Sainz and Leclerc alongside George Russell.

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Ferrari president John Elkann is reportedly in contact with the Mercedes star about making the massive move happen, which would see him push for an elusive eighth World Championship in the team where Michael Schumacher claimed five of his seven titles.

Should Ferrari continue to be behind Mercedes this season, though, then the Briton would likely remain where he is, given that he needs to be in the most competitive car possible in order to fight for an eighth crown.

Had Hamilton been younger, then perhaps he’d make the switch regardless of Ferrari’s current performance; however, with retirement looming for the Stevenage-born driver, he can’t afford to go backwards in the pecking order.

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The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: An Unmissable F1 Spectacle

Formula1news.co.uk - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 05:22

As the roar of engines resonates through the scenic Italian landscape, hearts race in anticipation of an event that combines high-octane thrill, dazzling locales, and a deep sense of history. The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, nestled in the heart of Italy, is not just another race.

This event is a spectacle that commands the attention of the world, a thrilling duel of speed and strategy, and an unmissable experience that transcends the boundaries of motorsport. This year, with a tantalising showdown on the horizon, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix promises an exhilarating display of skill, speed, and rivalry.

The Glittering Jewel of Motorsport

Perched on the edge of the sparkling Adriatic Sea, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is undoubtedly one of the most captivating spectacles on the Formula 1 calendar. This picturesque setting, coupled with the Grand Prix’s storied history and thrilling racing, makes it an unmissable event for motorsport enthusiasts and casual fans alike. It is also the place where the best odds for Formula 1 can play out in real time, offering an unpredictable and riveting spectacle.

This iconic race takes place at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari, a track named in honour of Ferrari’s founding father and his son. The circuit, located in the Italian town of Imola, is a testament to the country’s deep-rooted love for motorsport and Formula 1 racing.

The Battle for Supremacy: Verstappen vs Alonso

This season, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is set to be more electrifying than ever. Max Verstappen, the leading contender in the championship, is riding a wave of unstoppable momentum. The Dutch driver has consistently shown his exceptional talent and ruthless competitiveness, establishing himself as the firm favourite to win the race.

However, Verstappen won’t have it all his own way. A familiar face has re-emerged on the scene, ready to challenge him for the top spot. None other than Fernando Alonso, the two-time world champion, is looking to secure his first win of the season with Aston Martin.

After an impressive return to the sport, Alonso’s hunger for success has never been more apparent. His vast experience and tactical brilliance could prove crucial in this high-stakes race. The battle between Verstappen’s raw speed and Alonso’s strategic acumen is bound to produce a thrilling spectacle.

A Rich Tapestry of History

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is not just about the present; it’s also a journey into the past. The echoes of the past still resonate on this iconic track, where legends such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher etched their names into the annals of F1 history.

Racing enthusiasts will undoubtedly appreciate the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of these giants of the sport, soaking up the palpable sense of history that pervades this hallowed ground.

The Emilia Romagna Experience

While the racing is undeniably the main draw, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix offers so much more. From the stunning natural beauty of the region to its renowned gastronomic delights, there’s plenty to enjoy off the track. And let’s not forget the vibrant atmosphere created by the passionate Italian fans, known as the ‘Tifosi.’ Their infectious enthusiasm adds a unique layer of charm to this already compelling event.

In conclusion, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is not just a race; it’s an unforgettable experience that transcends the boundaries of motorsport. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or a curious newcomer, this Grand Prix offers something for everyone.

This year, with the tantalising prospect of a Verstappen-Alonso showdown, the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix is gearing up to be an absolute must-see. So grab your tickets, immerse yourself in the atmosphere, and prepare to be thrilled by the symphony of roaring engines and high-octane competition. This is Formula 1 at its finest.

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Raikkonen secures victory in journey to Formula 1 grid

Formula1news.co.uk - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 05:15

Kimi Raikkonen could be set to one day see his family’s name in Formula 1 again, as his son might be preparing to follow in his footsteps within motorsport.

Minttu Raikkonen, Kimi’s wife, shared a post on social media celebrating their son’s recent victory in karting, showing the young lad on the top step of the podium.

The image was simply captioned “Champ,” showing just how proud both his mother and father were of the moment.

Raikkonen himself was a young talent when he broke into Formula 1, jumping into the driving seat at Sauber at the age of 21, moving swiftly to McLaren.

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The Finn, nicknamed the ‘Iceman’ for his calm demeanour, would swiftly stamp his mark on the sport, securing the world championship with Ferrari in 2007.

Raikkonen’s son might not be in the sport for a few years, being only 8 years old, he is well on his way, having secured P1 in his most recent karting race.

With Raikkonen’s competitive streak undoubtedly having been paced on to his son, the young karting lad will be targeting more victories in the motorsport industry.

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If Raikkonen’s son was to join the grid, he would follow a long line of father-son drivers, including, most recently, Jos and Max Verstappen.

With his quest for silverware, Raikkonen’s son will probably be more keen to follow the successful lineages of Graham and Damon Hill or Keke and Nico Rosberg, who all became world champions.

With ten years to go before he can join the grid, Raikkonen’s son will have time to hone his craft but 2033 could see another racing Raikkonen.

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2023 Monaco Grand Prix TV Times | 2023 Monaco Grand Prix

F1Fanatic - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 05:00
Two of the biggest motor racing events of the year take place this weekend - here's how to watch the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and more.
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Why creating a Silicon Valley-style campus matters so much to Mercedes F1

Motorsport.com - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 04:39
But, ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix where it unleashes a major upgrade to its W14, the German manufacturer has revealed plans for big changes to its Brackley factory too. 
As part of what has been a £70 million commitment to upgrading its facilities since 2017, Mercedes has given the green light to the biggest overhaul yet of its campus. 
It plans to make it more ...Keep reading
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Toto Wolff will use ex-Red Bull employee for ‘forensic profiles’ of rivals

Formula1news.co.uk - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 04:32

Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has revealed how their new signing, former Red Bull Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jayne Poole, will help transform the team’s fortunes.

Poole joined the Silver Arrows tasked with examining the team’s infrastructure to help find ways for them to improve their development process.

Alongside that role, she has another key mission, according to Wolff, working to examine the other teams in forensic detail to find how they have managed to be as successful as they are.

Wolff secured Poole’s services, having developed a “respectful relationship” with the Red Bull staffer over the past decade, with her role at the title-holders being key to their success last season.

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“She worked for the competitor, but you can respect people working for a competitor and acknowledge their performance,” Wolff said.

“Her role at Red Bull was, in my opinion, a very large part of the success of the team over the last years.

“That relationship came to an end, like many relationships come to a natural end. I wanted to hire Jayne for a long time, but it was just never an option. And then it became now.

“She’s a great addition. She has a lot of know-how, she’s a great psychologist, she has seen another organisation, she knows everybody pretty much, and she has created forensic profiles of all of the good people in Formula One. Having her eyes is a very, very strong edge to the organisation.”

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The move is a key development for Mercedes, as the team has lost a series of key personnel in recent years, including team strategist James Vowles who took up the role of Williams team principal this season.

Among their staff shake-up, Mercedes recently brought James Allison back as technical director, moving Mike Elliott to chief technical officer.

Mercedes will be hoping for a comeback with its new hires, as the team charts a way to take on title-leaders Red Bull, who have built up a runaway lead in the Constructors’ race.

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Mercedes reveals new campus plans for Brackley F1 factory

Motorsport.com - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 04:03
The plans, which form part of a £70 million investment Mercedes is making on its infrastructure and staff, includes creating a pedestrianised setting, as well as the construction of new marketing buildings, leisure facilities and restaurants to help improve the team’s working environment. 
Alongside development work that has taken place at the main Brackley factory to boost ...Keep reading
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‘We weren’t good enough’: Rahal parses the emotions of failing to make the Indy 500 | IndyCar

F1Fanatic - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 03:31
Graham Rahal struggled to find the words to describe his Indy 500 qualifying miss, while Jack Harvey said making the field was 'not a moment for celebration'.
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Extra challenge for George Russell and Esteban Ocon to match ‘shorter’ drivers

Formula1news.co.uk - Mon, 05/22/2023 - 02:28

Formula 1 drivers don’t just have to be skilled behind the wheel, they have to be able to survive a brutal test of endurance during a Grand Prix.

Express Sport lifted the lid on the nature of their training regimes during a recent visit to the Porsche Human Performance (PHP) Centre, taking part in some of the tests that drivers go through on a regular basis.

Not just having to balance the sweltering heat of the cockpit and the physical capabilities needed, drivers have to have impressive control of their car and swift reflexes.

In a gym that has welcomed some of the most recognisable drivers on the grid, including Daniel Ricciardo, PHP’s Jack Wilson showed how the grid prepares for the strong G-force they are put under.

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Drivers are put under 6Gs regularly throughout races, forcing their neck to go through sometimes unbearable pressure during a two hour Grand Prix.

This training proves even more crucial in preparing drivers for possible crashes, with Max Verstappen’s infamous shunt into the wall at Silverstone 2021 seeing the Dutchman experience 51G.

Even holding the steering wheel requires significant strength, as drivers have to power their machinery around the circuit.

On the cardiovascular side, drivers have to be on a similar level to Premier League footballers, with Lewis Hamilton have recorded a score of 60 in a VO2 Max Test.

To ensure they have the necessary reflexes, drivers are put through their paces on the reaction wall, needing to be 50 percent faster than regular joes. 

“For elite drivers, you’d expect body fat percentages in the realm of 8-12 per cent,” Sports scientist Chris Harris told Express Sport. 

“But taller drivers such as George Russell or Esteban Ocon, they may need to be even leaner to stay as light as some of their shorter competitors. 

“Then you’re really straddling the boundaries of what is a healthy or unhealthy body fat percentage. If it gets too low, issues on reproductive and immune health can crop up.”

Beyond the physical training, drivers have to be able to perform at the highest level in scorching temperatures, with the cockpit normally above 40 degrees Celsius, causing drivers to sweat buckets and leaving them potentially dehydrated. 

“Lewis has been reported as saying that he doesn’t drink at all during races,” Harris explained. 

“Dehydration affecting that side of the performance can reduce sodium concentration in the blood, affect muscle contractions and stop your brain telling your muscles how to work. 

“Some drivers are well-trained to perform dehydrated and some aren’t, but it’s something everyone wants to avoid.

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“Any lapse in concentration can cause horrendous injuries for F1 drivers and it can lose them races. 

“Brain function is governed enormously by fluid, and it’s the number one thing to keep on top of to keep the body functioning. Dehydration can kill you in hours.” 

To help drivers ensure they are prepared, there are services available, including sweat tests and personalised hydration plans to prevent any negative health issues emerging.

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