It should be added in the introduction that the race weekend of the São Paulo Grand Prix on the track in Interlagos will not be the same as the previous one in Mexico and later in the last three races of the championship (Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi), as this time the third sprint race . And the racers here drive counterclockwise. Why the GP SÃO PAULA and not the GP Brazil? The race on the Interlagos track near the metropolis of São Paulo is no longer called the Brazilian GP. The name of the São Paulo GP now stands officially. This is new and has been announced along with the contract extension of this racetrack. Because the Brazilian Formula 1 race wanted to be appropriated by another seaside metropolis. Let us remember the past disputes between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, where the Formula 1 caravan is supposed to roam.
In the second free practice for the Mexican GP, Max Verstappen was 0.4 seconds faster than Valtteri Bottas and 0.5 seconds faster than his title contender, Lewis Hamilton. The Red Bull racer thus takes on the role of the main favorite to win Saturday's qualifiers, before which the racers will complete their third training session. The fourth time was set by the home side, Sergio Perez in the second Red Bull Racing race car, and Carlos Sainz was fifth. Pierre Gasly, Charles Leclerc, Juki Tsunoda, Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso also finished training in the top ten.
Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time of the first Formula 1 training session in Mexico. The Finn was 0.076 seconds faster than his teammate Lewis Hamilton, and on the dusty track, three Red Bull racers were breathing down the collar of the Mercedes racers. Max Verstappen, in third place with 0.123 seconds behind, Sergio Perez, who spun and injured the back of the car during training, in fourth, and Pierre Gasly, a racer from Red Bull's second team, Alphe Tauri. Even before the start of the second practice, Hamilton had to be questioned by the commissioners, as he violated the strict rules for driving off-track and returning to the race line. The Briton made a mistake when braking in the first turn and drove onto the grass and then returned to the track near the entrance to the third turn.
The head of the Italian Ferrari team, Mattia Binotto, believes that after the last upgrade of Ferrari's powertrain, the gap behind Mercedes is no longer so huge. After 2019, when the FIA tightened rules on fuel flow sensors, the Italian team had a tough battle to develop a sufficiently powerful engine and capture the Mercedes team. During the winter break, and in the second half of the 2021 season, Ferrari introduced an updated hybrid engine system. Thus, Charles Leclerc in Russia and Carlos Sainz in Turkey have already tested the new engines with an updated system. Despite the fact that both racers lost their starting places due to the engine change, they found that the updated engine brings them much more performance. Binotto believes the latest updates are a big step for Ferrari. This means
After Max Verstappen becomes the youngest racer in the history of Formula One at the age of 17 next season, the FIE Sports Council has adopted a decision on the age limit for new racers. From the 2016 season onwards, the condition for obtaining a super license, which must be held by Formula One racers, age 18, and a valid driving test. Before being awarded a super license, candidates will have to pass a theoretical test of knowledge of the sports rules of Formula One. An additional condition will be that the racers will have to compete in the lower categories for at least two seasons before competing in Formula One. Next season, new rules and a new protocol called the "virtual safety car", which racers tested in the last free practice after the accident of Jules Bianchi, will also apply in the event of an accident.
The American team Haas, which is expected to join the caravan in the 2016 season, will use Ferrari powertrains. The team has signed a multi-year cooperation agreement with the team from Maranello, and in addition to the engines, the Italians will also contribute gearboxes and technical support. “No team in Formula One is more established than Scuderia Ferrari and none has a longer history,” team boss Gene Haas said at the signing of the contract. "They have been involved in Formula One since the beginning and will now be part of the beginnings of the Haas team. F1 is the pinnacle of motorsport. It shows the latest technology and is the most competitive environment in the world." Ferrari boss Mario Mattiacci added: "We are looking forward to this important strategic partnership with the Haas F1 Team, and at the same time welcome our American colleagues to the fo
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