Aston Martin: Alonso "very impressive" in Abu Dhabi F1 test debut

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 10:59
Alonso was released by Alpine to drive an unbranded AMR22 in the Pirelli tyre test that followed the Abu Dhabi GP, giving him a useful head start as he gets to know his new team.
He may get more running in the 2022 car as Pirelli starts its 2024 tyre testing programme in the new year.
“It was very impressive, very impressive by the efficiency of transmitting the messages,” said Krack of ...Keep reading
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Patrick Tambay obituary: Double F1 race winner dies age 73

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 08:40
He only logged two grand prix victories during his two-year stint at Maranello, but he played a huge role in helping to steer the team through a traumatic time, with Villeneuve’s death followed a few months later by another devastating accident that ended the career of Didier Pironi.
Tambay’s easy-going personality made him the perfect man for such a difficult task. Hugely charming and ...Keep reading
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Ferrari’s 2023 F1 engine is ‘the bomb’, says Steiner

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 07:22
Ferrari’s 2022 engine was a good step forward this year, with outgoing boss Mattia Binotto claiming that the Maranello squad had made the biggest progress season to season that he had ever known.
"On the power unit, we set big numbers in terms of objectives,” he said over the summer. “And what I've seen that we have been capable of developing during last season for 2022 on the power unit ...Keep reading
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Horner: Red Bull "firmly had a target on our back" off-track in F1 2022

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 05:20
Red Bull swept to both championships in 2022 as Max Verstappen scored a record 15 victories in a single season to clinch his second drivers’ title.
Sergio Perez finished third in the championship with two wins, helping Red Bull wrap up the constructors’ crown with three races to spare.
But Red Bull’s season was not without its setbacks, most notably when it received a $7 million fine ...Keep reading
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Ferrari says theories on tyre deg in F1 2022 were a 'misconception'

Mon, 12/05/2022 - 04:08
The Italian outfit began the year as the team to beat, with Charles Leclerc winning two of the opening three grands prix of the campaign.
As well as having the fastest car in terms of out-and-out pace, the early phase of the season was notable also for Ferrari mostly enjoying better tyre degradation than rival Red Bull.
However, as Red Bull began to take weight off its ...Keep reading
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Verstappen wins Autosport’s International Racing Driver of the Year

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 18:32
The Red Bull star scored a record-breaking 15 wins from 22 races in 2022 and clinched his second world title with four rounds to go.
Autosport readers have voted Verstappen the best racing driver of 2022, ahead of main F1 rival Charles Leclerc, IndyCar champion Will Power and Formula E title winner Stoffel Vandoorne.
Verstappen’s victory was announced on 4 December at the Autosport Awards ...Keep reading
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Sebastian Vettel presented with Gregor Grant Award

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 18:24
Vettel scored 53 world championship grand prix victories from his 299 world championship starts and took four consecutive titles between 2010 and 2013 with Red Bull. He retired from F1 after finishing 10th for Aston Martin in November’s Abu Dhabi GP season finale.
The 35-year-old German received his Award, which recognises lifetime achievement in motorsport, from Autosport F1 reporter Luke ...Keep reading
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Michael Preston named Autosport’s Williams Engineer of the Future Award

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 18:09
Returning to the Autosport Awards for the first time since 2019 after it could not be held during the COVID-19 pandemic, the prize has been revamped for this year.
Preston, an engineering graduate from the University of Southampton, was chosen as the winner as a result of his work as an engineer on Williams’s professional Esports team, which competes in the official sim racing competitions ...Keep reading
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Russell picks up Autosport’s Moment of the Year Award

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 18:06
The British star joined Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton for 2022 and, after a tricky campaign with the W13, scored his first world championship grand prix win at Interlagos in Brazil.
The win, which came a day after Russell had overtaken Max Verstappen to head the sprint race, was his 81st GP start and helped the 24-year-old to fourth in the drivers’ championship.
The Award, which is ...Keep reading
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Hamilton wins Autosport’s British Competition Driver of the Year Award

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 17:59
The seven-time F1 champion battled to help Mercedes develop its troubled W13 during 2022 and finished sixth in the drivers’ standings with nine podium finishes.
Autosport readers have voted Hamilton the best British driver of the season, ahead of new team-mate George Russell and McLaren’s rising F1 star Lando Norris, and IMSA SportsCar champion Tom Blomqvist. It is the eighth time Hamilton ...Keep reading
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Red Bull RB18 wins Autosport’s International Racing Car of the Year

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 17:53
The Red Bull RB18 Formula 1 contender has won Autosport’s 2022 International Racing Car of the Year Award presented by Blink Experience.
The RB18 helped Max Verstappen to his second world title with a record-breaking 15 grand prix wins from 22 races. Sergio Perez added two other victories as Red Bull scooped its sixth constructors’ crown.
Autosport readers have voted the RB18 the best ...Keep reading
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Zhou wins Autosport’s Rookie of the Year Award

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 17:42
Zhou, who became the first Chinese driver to compete in F1 full-time, scored six points on his way to 18th in the standings.
Autosport readers voted Zhou the best rookie of 2022, ahead of Toyota’s World Endurance champion Ryo Hirakawa, IndyCar podium finisher Christian Lundgaard and F2 race winner Logan Sargeant.
Zhou’s success was announced on 4 December at the Autosport Awards at ...Keep reading
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Roger Penske winner of Autosport’s 2022 Gold Medal

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 17:15
The accolade, launched in 2021 and first won by Jean Todt, recognises an individual who has given a lifetime of service to the sport and who leaves a lasting legacy for future generations.
As well as his success across Formula 1, the Indianapolis 500, Trans-Am, Can-Am and sportscar racing, Penske also became the first team owner to run both the IndyCar and NASCAR Cup drivers’ champions in the ...Keep reading
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F1 can’t "hide away" from social issues in Middle East countries, says Wolff

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 10:04
Following the conclusion of the 2022 F1 season in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago, the focus of the sporting world has been on Qatar, which is hosting the FIFA World Cup.
Qatar has come into criticism over its human rights record and the treatment of migrant workers in the construction of the stadiums for the tournament, as well as its laws against the LGBTQ+ community.
F1 first raced in Qatar last ...Keep reading
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Ferrari F1 race winner Patrick Tambay dies aged 73

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:02
The news of Tambay’s death was communicated by his family to French news agency AFP on Sunday. He had been known to be suffering from Parkinson's disease, a progressive disorder that affects the nervous system, as well as diabetes.
Born on June 25, 1949, Tambay went on to spend a decade in F1, racing for some of the biggest teams in grand prix racing including McLaren, Ferrari and ...Keep reading
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Red Bull cost cap sanction fair despite F1 rivals wanting "blood", says FIA

Sun, 12/04/2022 - 03:52
Red Bull was found guilty in October of having breached last year’s cost cap limit. It was handed a $7 million fine and given a 10 percent reduction in wind tunnel time as a punishment.
Many of Red Bull’s rivals had wanted much stricter sanctions laid down, but Sulayem thinks the FIA handled matters in the right manner, especially with cost cap rules being in their ...Keep reading
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Horner: Fine margins on 2022 compounds behind Perez’s F1 tyre struggles

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 09:40
Throughout his F1 career, Perez has carved out a reputation as being one of the strongest drivers when it comes to tyre management, particularly during his stints with Sauber and Force India.
But Perez admitted after the season finale in Abu Dhabi that he had struggled more with this year’s Pirelli tyres, which changed to 18-inch wheel rims and were designed to allow drivers to push ...Keep reading
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Verstappen domination did not make F1 a turn off, says Brown

Sat, 12/03/2022 - 03:46
F1’s new rules era of ground effect cars was aimed at spicing up the racing and making the grid much closer.
However, despite a thrilling start with little to separate Ferrari and Red Bull early on, progress by Verstappen’s team in reducing the weight of its RB18 helped him pull clear and dominate the second half of the season.
Verstappen was able to clinch the title at the Japanese ...Keep reading
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Mercedes' F1 strategy chief Vowles eyes next racing challenge

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 10:24
But for Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles, his focus right now is on getting himself back in action as soon as possible. Not from the pitwall, though, but actually out on track racing.
After an encouraging maiden campaign in the Asian Le Mans Series earlier this year, he is eager to return again for the 2023 season, as well as hopefully get an outing in the Gulf 12 Hours this ...Keep reading
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Age was a "killer" for de la Rosa’s McLaren F1 2008 seat chances

Fri, 12/02/2022 - 09:04
Nyck de Vries will join the F1 grid full-time in 2023 at the age of 28 with AlphaTauri after impressing in a one-off appearance for Williams at Monza this year.
Although de Vries will be older than over half the F1 grid, he has gained a wealth of experience in other categories such as Formula 2 and Formula E, as well as working with Mercedes in F1 as a reserve driver.
De la Rosa made his F1 ...Keep reading
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