Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez were fastest in F1's final free practice session in Monaco, which ended prematurely after Lewis Hamilton parked his Mercedes W14 in the barrier. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1662420151461900289 Third time was set by Lance Stroll ahead of Carlos Sainz and Lando Norris.
Max Verstappen annoys Lewis Hamilton with two things and his payroll is one of them, according to Red Bull Racing team advisor Helmut Marko. Hamilton's contract with Mercedes expires at the end of this season, and according to the latest rumors, a tempting offer from Maranello is now influencing any negotiations. Ferrari are said to be willing to offer the Briton 44 million a season if he decides to join their team, and that could be the key if Helmut Marko is right. Verstappen earns 55 million for each season he drives, 20 million more than Hamilton gets from Mercedes, which failed to provide the seven-time world champion with a winning car this year. According to Helmut Mark, Hamilton would prefer to move to Red Bull, but there for him according to Christian Horner
Mercedes has given the W1 a major upgrade package for the Monaco F14 race, and the first photos reveal that they've ditched the sideless design. The racing car will also receive a new bottom and front suspension in Monte Carlo, all of which were to be used for the first time a week ago in Imola, where the race was canceled due to flooding. https://twitter.com/AlbertFabrega/status/1661422587795079169
Mercedes driver George Russell set the fastest time in the first F1 free practice session in Miami, with team rival Lewis Hamilton coming closest to his time, while Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc was third. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1654562687890669571 Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz also finished in the top five.
F1 teams will be able to use four power units without penalty in the 2023 season after the FIA approved additional powertrain elements. The 2023 season will be a record number of races, but because of concerns about the many penalties for powertrain changes, F1 has allowed teams to have four, instead of three, units of internal combustion engines, turbochargers, MGU-H and MGU-K. In addition to these changes, the F1 Commission adopted some others, such as the definition of working on a racing car during a pit stop. This part was in the spotlight at the Saudi Arabian GP when Fernando Alonso was penalized for an improperly served 5-second penalty, which was later withdrawn. From Australia onwards, it is now considered to be work on a racing car even if the lifter is touching d
A video of a former Mercedes engineer has surfaced online, revealing the reason why the German manufacturer's team enjoyed such a huge advantage when introducing the new 6-cylinder hybrid powertrains. In the conversation, the alleged engineer of the Mercedes team reveals that the team invested all its resources in the development of new engines, which they started long before 2014, when they were used for the first time and began to be tested on the test bench as early as 2011. But the most surprising part is conversation, where the engineer says that with the collected data they turned to the FIA, which then adapted the rules to their engines, so to speak. It has been known for a long time that Mercedes started developing new power units years before the introduction, among other things, in 2017 the former president
George Russell says that Red Bull drivers did not show how fast their RB19 car really is, as the team from Milton Keynes were afraid that the umbrella organization would slow them down. The Mercedes driver predicted that Red Bull's car will win each of this year's 23 races, so far his prediction is correct, as Verstappen or Perez have won all three races so far. they are well aware of past instances of F1 stepping in and changing the rules to slow down a dominant car. "They're definitely holding back," Russell claimed after the race. "It's almost embarrassing for them to show their full potential, because the faster they go, the harder the sport's leaders will try to slow them down. Realistically,
George Russell has questioned the decisions of the race management this season and expressed his displeasure at the unnecessary red flag in the first crash of the Australian Grand Prix. The race at Albert Park was stopped for the first time on lap nine when Alex Albon crashed into the guard rail. The race management first sent a safety car to the track, but then the race was stopped with a red flag, as according to the FIE there was too much sand and debris on the track. The race was then stopped twice more, a record as we have never seen three red flags in one race, all of which ended in highly questionable circumstances that led to the Haas team filing a protest against the final results. The American team hopes that they will be able to change the order by which the podium with the third place would be
Yesterday we reported that at the end of the season, Lewis Hamilton is expected to change his racing overalls for an FIA official's shirt, as he is expected to become the new director of F2024 races in 1. Of course, it was an April Fool's joke. We hope we made you laugh at least for a moment.
George Russell won the second starting position in the F1 qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix. Only Max Verstappen was faster than the Briton, and the Mercedes driver said he was disappointed that he did not win the best starting position, which he was behind by 0.236 seconds, with the unexpected resurrection of the Silver Arrows on the streets of Albert Park. Although Mercedes did not prepare major innovations for this race, the W14 car proved to be quite competitive in relatively cold conditions and the German team recorded the best qualifying of the season with Russell's achievement and Lewis Hamilton's third place. "We didn't expect that, that's for sure," said Russell after qualifying, who finished the second free practice 0.8 seconds off the fastest practice time set by Fernan
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