Martin Brundle highlighted the fact that more or less all teams are playing around the budget limit, just as they play around with other rules. The FIA released financial reports on Monday and found that the Williams and Aston Martin teams had committed an offense in the process of submitting the required documents for last year's budget, while the Red Bull Racing team had spent more than the 145 million allowed by the budget limit. It was supposed to be a minor offense, i.e. up to five percent of the budget, or up to 7,5 million dollars, but unofficial data says that the budget was not exceeded by more than 2 million. Former F1 driver and commentator Martin Brundle is convinced that teams, like this example with the technical rules, are looking for loopholes in the rules also in connection with the budget limit and this
According to Martin Brundl, Sebastian Vettel asked for an interview, but it is not yet known what he will say. The future of the German is very uncertain. For now, it is only clear that he will be replaced by Spaniard Carlos Sainz Jr. at the end of this season at Ferrari, and there is no room for the four-time champion with his former Red Bull Racing team and the Racing Point team. Even at Renault, at least one seat is definitely reserved for Fernando Alonso, who has announced his return to F1. But it looks like Vettel could reveal very soon what he will be doing next season, as British journalist and commentator Martin Brundle said Vettel asked him for an interview on Thursday, before the start of the race weekend in Hungary. “I have an interview with Sebastian in Hungary on Thursday that he asked me to do,” he said
Martin Brundle says that Sebastian Vettel will be the so-called persona non grata in the Ferrari garage this year, but his departure at the end of the season is expected to give him wings. Vettel will drive his final season this year for a team from Maranello with whom he failed to agree on a new contract. The prevailing general belief is that Ferrari will favor young Charles Leclerc, who will race for the Italian team at least until the end of 2024, making Vettel feel uncomfortable as he becomes less and less involved in the team’s performance. “In that case, you’re a little undesirable in the garage because the team doesn’t want you to know anything about the preparations for next season,” Brundle explained. "It's about small things. People interrupt conversations when you enter a room. They avoid your views. They prefer to look at the ground or away.
Former racer Martin Brundle believes that Finn Kimi Raikkonen, the oldest of the racers this season, has come to the end of the road and that the champion of the 2007 season cannot show us better performances. The Ferrari racer made a mistake in the fast lap several times this year in the qualifiers, and in a few races, according to Brundl, he is not able to keep up with teammate Sebastian Vettl. The Briton, who has been commenting on Formula One at Sky F1 in recent years, wrote in his column: "Ferrari should take care of Kimi. Of course he is one of the most popular racers, but after another qualifying error he finished the race half a minute behind his teammate What will they do? I think he has come to the end of his journey. He shows the right speed every now and then, but he is no longer able to relentlessly pace,
It is clear that Formula 1 cars are not to everyone's liking. Almost a week before the first race, this discussion erupted among Formula 1 fans. Faster race cars, wider tires, louder engines, all this is supposed to make Formula 1 more attractive this season. This weekend it will be seen whether the promises have been fulfilled or not. It is true that the new race cars are faster than those from last season, but some have started to put the optics and appearance of the race cars in the foreground. Already in the first presentations of the cars, it was clear that the designers of the cars put a lot of money on the back of the car, where, according to some experts, the rear wings are too big. Designers justify this with better grip and greater aerodynamics. Martin Brundle also joins the negative opinion in his j
Television commentator and grand prize veteran Martin Brundle will test the GP2 series race car with 18-inch tires. Martin tested the seat yesterday, and today he will help the Italian tire fitter decide on the future of Formula One. Martin will drive on the streets of Monaco for the first time in 19 years (in 1996 he was chaotically taken off the track with Jordan when he drove a GP2 series car between the Porsche Supercup series and the GP2 series race). Brundle put it this way: "When Paul Hembery asked me if I would like to test their new tires, I replied in the affirmative. We are here today." Let us mention that today will be a beautiful day for this test of 18-inch tires, which were otherwise tested recently in Barcelona.
In an accident on the same Dunlop turn, where Jules Bianchi had his accident this year and was taken away with very severe head injuries, Martin Brundle hit a security guard at the time, and a volunteer took her away with a broken leg. Both accidents have a lot in common. In both cases, it rained heavily on the track, and in both cases, the driver flew off the track after the work machine pulled another race car that had taken off the track a little earlier. In 1994, Brundle slightly missed the work machine and witnesses to the event, including Brundle himself, are convinced that it was still a great fortune that it all ended "only" with a broken security guard's leg. The 1994 season was full of injuries and terrible accidents, the most famous of which are of course the tragic accidents that took the lives of Roland Ratzenberger
Former Formula One racer commentator on British Sky Sports F1 television in recent years, Martin Brundle, said Kimi Raikkonen did not want to leave Lotus, and the statement that negotiations with Red Bull were over was a psychological game. Raikkonen manager Steve Robertson said the Finn is no longer a candidate for a seat next to Sebastian Vettl in another Red Bull garage, as he is expected to suspend negotiations with the Milton Keynes team and has several other options, including a move to Ferrari. But Brundle says Iceman’s management in negotiations with Red Bull is merely bluffing with rumors of a possible return to Maranello. "I believe it's all a lot of bluffing, so we're going to have to wait a while before we see what happens.