The new owners of Formula One, Liberty Media, want to change the look of Formula One by asking former technical director Ross Brown for help. It has already outlined the basic guidelines of the new rules for the 2021 season, when racing cars should look more attractive and at the same time should also enable more even racing. In addition, he wants smaller differences between the teams, so that other teams can compete with Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull, which should be achieved, among other things, by limiting consumption, but also by using standard parts of the powertrain. All changes are consulted with the teams before adoption, making the whole process slower than Brawn would like, but in his opinion, it would not be right to accept them without agreeing with the teams. "I am just happy with the direction
Luciano Burti, a former Ferrari test car racer, said Jean Todt would help Sebastian Vettl prevent a series of mistakes that followed his resignation at the German Grand Prix. Vettl's fight for the world title was severely broken after the race in Germany, where the Ferrari racer slipped off the wet track in front of the home spectators and resigned. A few more mistakes followed when the four-time world champion became embroiled in collisions with other racers that cost him a huge amount of points. But everything would be different if the team was still led by Todt. “It was a small mistake that just happens, but he had the misfortune that the mistake happened at the wrong time in the wrong place, which had big consequences,” Burti said. "From there, he would need someone like Todt to help him. Vettel might feel by mistake
Andrea Dovizioso believes that his resignations at the beginning of the season allowed Ducati to improve in the last races, as they were able to take a different approach. Dovi fought with Marco Marquez for the world title in the 2017 season until the last race, and this year the Ducati racer lost his real chances for the title in the first half, when he lost a lot of points with falls in races in Jerez, Le Mans and Barcelona. In the second half of the season, he was a regular guest on the podium, with the exception of the Japan Grand Prix, where he fell once again and helped Marquez to his seventh world title. “I would like to look at this year’s season from a positive point of view without focusing too much on the negative events, as what happened this year has allowed us to become competitive,” Dovi said. "This year, Marca t
Jorge Lorenzo felt like the king of the world when he achieved his first victory at Ducati in Mugello, which he then confirmed in Barcelona and Austria. A small change in the fuel tank and a few more adjustments to Ducati's motorcycle gave Lorenzo a top form, which was then stopped by injuries. "The period of success between Mugello and Austria was something special for us, as we had a year and a half of problems and bad luck behind us. I could have achieved my first victory last year in Misano, but when it came now, it was very special and we are in it. In the next race we repeated the success with a big advantage, then second place in Brno and third victory in Austria, after the duel with Marco Marquez.We were the best in those two and a half months.I felt like the king of the world and only luck prevented new victories i
Current Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took part in a test with a Yamaha Superbike motorcycle in Jerez on Saturday, according to Italian media reports. The Briton, a big fan of the MotoGP championship, got a chance with the Crescent team, but fell during the day. Despite the unwelcome experience, Hamilton was not injured and was able to continue testing the all-black YZF-R1 with start number 1.
Italian tire maker Pirelli will continue to be the only and official Formula 1 tiremaker, the course of which he extended his contract with the championship until the end of the 2023 season. The new contract has been somewhat complicated by the leading men of Formula One, as a possible new tiremaker in the 1 season should develop and manufacture tires according to current specifications, and prepare new, 2011-inch tires for the 2020 season. “Pirelli has been our valued partner since the 2020 season,” said Chase Carey, head of F2021. "It is a top brand, a leader in its motorsport industry, and the continued cooperation with them proves that we want to connect F18 with the best. We are looking forward to this agreement, which will ensure the long-term stability of key players.
Maverick Vinales was the fastest racer in the first test after the end of the 2018 season. The factory Yamaha racer, with a new starting number of 12, was three tenths of a second faster than the current world champion Marco Marquez, who had the so-called versions of the motorcycle available this year. , completely new and intermediate. The eyes of viewers and the media were mainly focused on the new racers and those who replaced the motorcycles. Among them was Jorge Lorenzo, who is not yet fully in shape after a wrist injury. As Marquez’s new teammate, he finished eighteenth, 1.2 seconds behind his teammate. The third time was set by Valentino Rossi, who spent all day making comparisons between this year’s and the new powertrain. The fourth time was set by Andrea Dovizio
Max Verstappen was sentenced by commissioners to two days of community service for his expression of violence against Esteban Ocon after the race. After the race, the Dutchman pushed Ocon away due to his anger at the weigh-in, who crashed into him during the overtaking race. The Red Bull racer lost the race due to a collision. Both racers were called by the commissioners for an interview after the race. The final verdict was that the Dutch racer, according to the FIA, must complete two days of community service in the next six months. The commissioners wrote: "Max Verstappen came in after the compulsory weigh-in race and immediately turned towards Ocon. After an exchange of words, there was a dispute where he pushed or punched another racer in the chest." "The Commissioners understand that Max Verstappen was not
Andrea Dovizioso started the racing weekend in Malaysia with the fastest time of his first free practice, where he was approached by Valentino Rossi in less than a tenth of a second. The third time of training was set by Rossi's teammate Maverick Vinales, who was 0.231 seconds behind the Ducati racer. Fourth was Jack Miller ahead of Danilo Petrucci. Alex Rins was Suzuki’s fastest racer in sixth place, just over half a second behind best time. The last places in the top ten were taken by Aleix Espargaro, Alvaro Bautista and Johann Zarco, and the tenth place was taken by the current world champion Marc Marquez, who was 1.104 seconds slower than Dovizioso. The Spaniard did not drive with new tires at the end of the training this time either. Jorge Lorenzo is after wrist surgery
Ducati racer Jorge Lorenzo underwent surgery in Barcelona today to repair torn ligaments in his left wrist, which he injured in a fall in training before the Thai GP. The Spaniard tried to race in Motegi, but after two laps he found that the injury did not allow him to do so, and then he decided to skip the race in Australia as well. After a successful operation, Lorenzo returned home to Switzerland today to try to rest and heal the injury, but if there is no visible improvement within five or six days, he will also miss the race in Sepang and then prepare for the race in Valencia, at the last race of the season, which will be two weeks later. In Phillip Island, he will be replaced by Alvaro Bautista, who will be replaced by Angel Miie Jones at Angel Nieto.