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John S
August 07, 2022, 11:17:41 AM by John S
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John S
August 06, 2022, 02:39:19 PM by John S
Views: 86 | Comments: 2

Can you guess which driver pulled the most from his car in a quali session at a GP?

You'll probably be suprised like me when the final choice is revealed in this video. Yes of course its hard to be totally objective, but Kevin Turner (Chief Editor at Autosport) makes a really solid case for his selection.

Dare
August 05, 2022, 02:58:26 PM by Dare
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Is Danny R out or maybe a move to Alpine or Haas


https://www.planetf1.com/news/mclaren-daniel-ricciardo-oscar-piastri/
Dare
August 04, 2022, 09:21:38 PM by Dare
Views: 66 | Comments: 2

Maybe they should have listened to him and not say
we don't do it that way here. Looks like it's still going on


https://www.planetf1.com/news/press-officer-sebastian-vettel-annoyed-ferrari/
Jericoke
August 02, 2022, 08:48:33 PM by Jericoke
Views: 153 | Comments: 7

As Alonso moves on to Aston Martin from Alpine, Alpine has announced that Oscar Piastri will join their line up from 2023.

Piastri followed up with an announcement that "...I have not signed a contract with Alpine for 2023. I will not be driving for Alpine next year."

I don't know if Piastri means not driving for Alpine AT ALL in 2023, or just nothing is official right now.

From what I've read, Alpine holds the rights to Piastri racing in F1, but is on record saying they'd let him race at McLaren.  I have no idea if those rights extend to 2023, or if that promise extends to 2023 and he's hoping to get Daniel Ricciardo's seat (which as far as I know is Daniel's right to take).

Is Piastri negotiating through the media?  Has the relationship soured?  Is this just a poorly worded tweet?  Is there a reason why no one wants to be at Alpine?
Jericoke
August 02, 2022, 02:33:00 PM by Jericoke
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I know that the deal between Ferrari, Formula One Management and the FIA is secret, but as far as I know, Ferrari still gets a Heritage Bonus for being in F1 since the first season.

In the past, Ferrari was important to the sport, being synonymous with fast cars for the world at large, and the Ferrari 'Tifosi' fan base being a very large percentage of F1 fans.  I feel like that under Liberty that F1 has grown beyond the traditional fan base.  Drive to Survive on Netflix has been a big part of that.  Drivers/teams using social media has also been a big driver of the sport.  Like many sports, F1 has become 'personality' driven.  Just looking at how many orange shirts/flares there are at an F1 weekend Max's fans might be challenging the Tifosi for sheer numbers.

However, health of the sport aside, I feel like Ferrari getting a bonus just for showing up is really affecting the team.  Ownership is making money by being in the sport, win or lose.  Sure, they'd like to win, but I feel like as long as they're making money, they're not going to do everything it takes to win.  Taking away the free money for just showing up being Ferrari, and we'll see Ferrari taking a harder look at creating a winning programme and not coasting on 70 years of goodwill.

In the long run, that will be better for Ferrari, as a company, to build that winning culture, and if Ferrari IS still important to the sport, surely a winning Ferrari is more important.
John S
August 01, 2022, 11:17:05 AM by John S
Views: 468 | Comments: 12

  |-( :o :swoon:  What more can be said.  :DntKnw:

https://www.gpblog.com/en/news/122134/aston-martin-confirms-alonso-as-vettel-s-successor-in-2023.html
Monty
July 31, 2022, 08:05:49 PM by Monty
Views: 472 | Comments: 12

Let me start:
Ferrari - WTF???
Hamilton - could have won if it wasn’t for the Saturday DRS failure
McLaren - strange strategy. They seem to think their only race is with Alpine (and Ricardo had another awful day)
OK Verstappen, in his Red Bull, was clearly the fastest by far. But how lucky is he? Last week, LeClerc had a simple spin on knackered tyres and under immense pressure and he was out of the race; today Verstappen made a rookie mistake and got away with it!


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