Red Bull’s F1 rivals sense “duty" to fight back than moan about dominance

Wed, 03/22/2023 - 04:50
With the pace of Red Bull’s RB19 appearing to be well clear of the rest of the field, the Milton Keynes-based squad already looks locked in to win this year’s championships. 
But the prospect of the title battle being over so early has prompted some to fear that a one-sided campaign could be a turn off for fans. 
Red Bull’s rivals do not see any grounds for ...Keep reading
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Toby Price teases Red Bull F1 filming

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 23:02
The two-time Dakar Bikes class winner posted a teaser on Instagram this morning that showed him chasing a Red Bull Formula 1 car on dirt roads in what looks to be a Red Bull video shoot.
Price was on four wheels for the shoot, behind the wheel of his Finke Desert Race-winning Mitsubishi-skinned Trophy Truck.
The F1 car was one of the Red Bull RB7s that spent time in Australia earlier this ...Keep reading
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Jeddah confirmed pace of AMR23, says Aston Martin F1 boss

Tue, 03/21/2023 - 10:55
Fernando Alonso finished a strong third in the season opener at Sakhir, albeit helped by the retirement of Charles Leclerc.
Last weekend, Leclerc outqualified Alonso, but the Ferrari driver dropped back on the grid due to a penalty.
But in the race, Aston Martin showed much better pace than the Maranello cars and Alonso earned third on merit, with only the two Red Bulls ahead.
"I think ...Keep reading
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Alpine calls for rethink over F1 grid box rules

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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Sainz: Ferrari already identified development path amid F1 race pace weakness

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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Hamilton being hurt by specific design element on W14 F1 car

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

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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FIA launches F1 tyre supply tender from 2025

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 15:36
Pirelli has been the sole provider of tyres to the series since 2011. This followed on from a one-make deal with Bridgestone, which also featured alongside Michelin in the last tyre war that ran through the mid-2000s.
While the Italian manufacturer is fully expected to apply once again and then retain the rights, the motorsport governing body has issued a customary invitation to tender for the ...Keep reading
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VISTA Las Vegas GP: The best way to experience the new F1 race

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 14:10
F1 is back in Sin City! After an absence of 41 years, grand prix cars will roar up and down the dazzling streets of Las Vegas.
VISTA Las Vegas in association with McLaren offers guests a chance to overlook the track from the rooftop of the Cromwell. This exclusive party will be attended by F1 legends and celebrities, as a more exclusive way to experience F1 in Vegas.
There will be live ...Keep reading
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Ten things we learned at the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:41
For the second race in a row, Formula 1 witnessed a Red Bull domination, as Sergio Perez led home Max Verstappen in the third Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
But, it was a somewhat different story from Bahrain, as – for the first time in their time as team-mate's – Perez took the top spot with Verstappen just one step down. That was in large part down to the Dutchman's qualifying driveshaft ...Keep reading
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Verstappen: Saudi GP vibrations similar to Q2 driveshaft failure

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 11:01
Verstappen started the Jeddah race from 15th after a driveshaft failure prevented him from setting a lap time in Q2.
Thanks to Red Bull's majestic pace and a well-timed safety car, the two-time world champion sliced through the field to take second behind team-mate Sergio Perez, who executed a perfect race to win from pole.
But the Dutchman survived another driveshaft scare in the second ...Keep reading
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Piastri "surprised" by Gasly contact damage in Saudi Arabian GP

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 08:25
Piastri damaged the right side of his wing when he touched Gasly's Alpine at the exit of Turn 2, and just a few hundred metres later debris flew off the Australian's car.
In a bizarre coincidence, his McLaren team-mate Lando Norris hit the debris from Piastri's car and also had to make an early stop.
Piastri had no option but to pit at the end of the first lap, while Norris initially ...Keep reading
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Horner: Perez's concerns over Verstappen Saudi GP pace "normal"

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 07:11
Leader Perez and his Red Bull team-mate Verstappen were pushing hard in the final laps of the Jeddah race, with the Mexican successfully maintaining the gap.
However, Verstappen heard a strange noise which led the team to study the data for signs of a possible repeat of the Dutchman's driveshaft failure in qualifying, while Perez was worried about a long brake pedal.
It was at that point ...Keep reading
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How the FIA's Alonso Saudi Arabian GP penalty U-turn played out

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 06:18
This is the full breakdown of the key moments in that timeline: from Alonso lining up in second place to gaining, losing and then finally, and officially, regaining his 100th F1 podium.
Alonso commits his crime, but does he do the time?
20:03 – Alonso completes the formation lap and lines up second alongside the Red Bull of polesitter Sergio Perez. But when he comes to a stop on the grid ...Keep reading
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Ferrari must not “bullshit itself” over F1 form, says Vasseur

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 05:31
The Italian squad had hoped that the layout and different demands of the Jeddah circuit would allow it to pose a bigger threat to Red Bull than it was able to at F1’s season opener in Bahrain. 
However, despite Charles Leclerc managing to deliver a qualifying time good enough for the front row, the Scuderia’s race pace was lacking. 
Having initially looked strong in the early ...Keep reading
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Hamilton: Red Bull is most dominant F1 car I’ve seen

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 04:55
The seven-time world champion got a first-hand glimpse of the kind of advantage that Red Bull has when Max Verstappen had little problem blasting past him during his Saudi Arabian Grand Prix recovery. 
Verstappen’s climb from 15th on the grid to second place behind team-mate Sergio Perez has highlighted the advantage that Red Bull has, and does nothing to quell belief that the ...Keep reading
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FIA to review rules after Alonso Saudi GP controversy

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 04:21
Alonso had initially been handed a post-race 10-second drop after a late ruling from the FIA judged that he had not correctly served an in-race penalty for starting out of his grid box.
While officials had initially deemed that Alonso’s car had been stationary for five seconds before mechanics touched it, the FIA later changed its mind.
On the last lap of the race, the stewards were asked ...Keep reading
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Brabhams to drive BT19 F1 car in Adelaide

Mon, 03/20/2023 - 00:31
The BT19 will join a long list of significant historic Formula 1 cars that will cut laps of a shortened version of the Adelaide street circuit.
For the first time the car will be shared by two generations of Brabhams with David Brabham and son Sam both set to spend time behind the wheel.
David's father Sir Jack Brabham drove the BT19 to both the drivers' and constructors' world championships ...Keep reading
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Bottas to drive 2016 Bathurst 1000 winner at Adelaide Motorsport Festival

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 23:55
Alfa Romeo racer Bottas has dabbled with categories beyond F1 in recent times, with the Finn contesting a variety of rallies in World Rally Championship machinery since 2019.
He also conducted a private test of the spec Extreme E car alongside double Formula E title winner Jean-Eric Vergne and nine-time WRC champion Sebastien Loeb.
Bottas also participated in the 2023 Race of Champions in ...Keep reading
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Alonso gets Saudi F1 podium back after penalty ruling overturned

Sun, 03/19/2023 - 18:23
The Spaniard finished third behind Red Bull duo Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen at the Jeddah circuit on Sunday.
However, shortly after the chequered flag, the FIA announced that Alonso had been handed a 10-second penalty for having not properly served a five-second penalty he had been given for failing to line up within his grid box earlier in the race.
This dropped Alonso from third down ...Keep reading
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