F1 Racing – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:28:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tasman-series.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png F1 Racing – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ 32 32 Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes and Formula 1 condemn racist language used by Nelson Piquet about British driver https://tasman-series.com/lewis-hamilton-mercedes-and-formula-1-condemn-racist-language-used-by-nelson-piquet-about-british-driver/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:20:08 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/lewis-hamilton-mercedes-and-formula-1-condemn-racist-language-used-by-nelson-piquet-about-british-driver/ Nelson Piquet, world champion in 1981, 1983 and 1987, used the term during a podcast last November, with comments resurfacing ahead of the British GP at Silverstone; Formula 1 and Mercedes have both released statements supporting Lewis Hamilton Last update: 28/06/22 11:18 Please use Chrome browser for more accessible video player Relive Lewis Hamilton’s huge […]]]>

Nelson Piquet, world champion in 1981, 1983 and 1987, used the term during a podcast last November, with comments resurfacing ahead of the British GP at Silverstone; Formula 1 and Mercedes have both released statements supporting Lewis Hamilton

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Relive Lewis Hamilton’s huge crash with title rival Max Verstappen at last year’s British Grand Prix.

Relive Lewis Hamilton’s huge crash with title rival Max Verstappen at last year’s British Grand Prix.

Formula 1 and Mercedes have condemned the racist language used by former world champion Nelson Piquet about Lewis Hamilton.

Piquet used a racist expression in Portuguese when referring to Hamilton during a Brazilian podcast last November.

The 69-year-old was discussing the collision between Hamilton and Max Verstappen during the 2021 British GP, with the comments resurfacing on social media ahead of the crash’s first anniversary.

A look back at Lewis Hamilton's record eight British GP victories at Silverstone.

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A look back at Lewis Hamilton’s record eight British GP victories at Silverstone.

A look back at Lewis Hamilton’s record eight British GP victories at Silverstone.

Piquet’s choice of words was criticized by Formula 1, which said in a statement: “Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no role in society.

“Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect. His tireless efforts to increase diversity and inclusion are a lesson for many and we are committed to F1.”

Karun Chandhok was at the SkyPad to take a closer look at the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the British GP.

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Karun Chandhok was at the SkyPad to take a closer look at the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the British GP.

Karun Chandhok was at the SkyPad to take a closer look at the collision between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen on the opening lap of the British GP.

Hamilton’s Mercedes team said: “We condemn in the strongest terms any use of racist or discriminatory language of any kind.

“Lewis has spearheaded our sport’s efforts to combat racism, and he is a true champion for diversity on and off the track. Together, we share a vision for diverse and inclusive motorsport, and this incident emphasizes the fundamental importance of continuing to strive for a bright future.”

Piquet is the father of Verstappen’s partner, Kelly Piquet.

Formula 1 live

July 3, 2022, 1:30 p.m.

Live of Sky Sports F1 HD

When is the British GP on Sky Sports?

Silverstone – the birthplace of British motorsport and a cornerstone of F1 since its inception in 1950 – hosts the 10th round of an exciting 2022 season, and sky sports has you covered from Thursday through Sunday’s race.

On an action-packed weekend and we will also have the return of the F1 show live from Silverstone on Thursday, in which the drivers will join us for more exclusive interviews. The show will also be streamed live on the Sky Sports F1 YouTube channel.

The 2022 Formula 1 season heats up this weekend at Silverstone for the famous British Grand Prix, all live on Sky Sports F1.

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The 2022 Formula 1 season heats up this weekend at Silverstone for the famous British Grand Prix, all live on Sky Sports F1.

The 2022 Formula 1 season heats up this weekend at Silverstone for the famous British Grand Prix, all live on Sky Sports F1.

All the action can also be followed online and through our digital platforms and streams. Additionally, there will also be plenty of updates on Sky Sports News.

Sky Sports F1 is your home for every race this season and here is the full British Grand Prix programme…

Sky Sports F1 British Grand Prix Schedule

Thursday June 30
6 p.m.: The F1 Motor Show

friday july 1st
9:35 a.m.: F3 training
10:45 a.m.: F2 training
12:30 p.m.: preparation for the British GP Practice One (the session starts at 1 p.m.)
2:50 p.m.: F3 qualifying
3:35 p.m.: preparation for the second British GP (the session starts at 4 p.m.)
5:25 p.m.: F2 Qualifying
6:10 p.m.: Series W qualifying

Formula 1 live

July 1, 2022, 3:35 p.m.

Live of Sky Sports F1 HD

Saturday July 2
9:50 a.m.: F3 Sprint Race
11.45 a.m.: Preparation for the third practice of the British GP (the session starts at 12 p.m.)
1:10 p.m.: W Series race
2.10 p.m .: preparation for qualifying for the British GP
3 p.m.: Qualifying for the British GP
4:55 p.m.: F2 Sprint race
6 p.m.: Ted’s qualification notebook

Sunday July 3
8:30 a.m.: F3 Feature Race
10:00 a.m.: F2 Feature Race
1:30 p.m.: Grand Prix Sunday: preparation for the British GP
3 p.m.: THE 2022 BRITISH GRAND PRIX
5 p.m.: Reaction from the British GP: Checkered Flag
6 p.m.: Ted’s notebook

F1 2022 heads to Silverstone for motorsport’s big event of the summer. Join Sky Sports F1 for extended coverage of the British GP weekend – racing starts at 3pm on Sunday July 3.

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Netflix accused of ‘creating drama’ in F1 https://tasman-series.com/netflix-accused-of-creating-drama-in-f1/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 13:56:01 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/netflix-accused-of-creating-drama-in-f1/ Jeff Spicer – Formula 1Getty Images It looks like an explosive team bosses meeting in Montreal will be featured in Netflix’s next official Formula 1 series. As bosses sparred over the FIA’s crackdown on so-called ‘porpoising’, Red Bull boss Christian Horner revealed Netflix cameras were rolling when Toto Wolff ‘lost his shit’. “The meeting got […]]]>

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It looks like an explosive team bosses meeting in Montreal will be featured in Netflix’s next official Formula 1 series.

As bosses sparred over the FIA’s crackdown on so-called ‘porpoising’, Red Bull boss Christian Horner revealed Netflix cameras were rolling when Toto Wolff ‘lost his shit’.

“The meeting got a bit emotional,” Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack told Auto Motor und Sport.

“There was a camera and I think it was Christian who asked if it could be turned off. But I can’t say if it was still being recorded or if the microphones were on all the time.”

German newspaper Bild quoted Horner as confirming that there were “elements of theatre” at the Montreal meeting.

“Lewis’ new movie is coming,” he said. “Maybe Toto will play a part in it.”

Renault-owned Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer told Sport1: “The fact that Netflix was there certainly contributed to my reluctance to say nothing.”

He said of the presence of the cameras: “Does it create drama that wouldn’t otherwise exist? I don’t know, but I’m sure people will assume it has an impact.

“And maybe so.”

Axed Haas driver Nikita Mazepin said that because Netflix was “trying to make a business” of its involvement in Formula 1, “some uninteresting moments” had to be spiced up.

“I think the job of the editors is very difficult and I certainly don’t envy them,” he told Sport-Express.

“Generally, anything that popularizes sport is a good project, because it is aimed above all at young people.

“Maybe in 10-20 years a young person will not go to a pub to drink beer in the evening after their studies but rather go go-karting. So I think we would say that it is a successful project .”

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Jehan Daruvala successfully completes an F1 test with McLaren | Race News https://tasman-series.com/jehan-daruvala-successfully-completes-an-f1-test-with-mclaren-race-news/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 09:35:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/jehan-daruvala-successfully-completes-an-f1-test-with-mclaren-race-news/ MUMBAI: young Indian runner Jehan Daruvala made his successful Formula 1 debut this week with eight-time constructors’ winner McLaren and is now eligible for a Super Licence. The 23-year-old, who is aiming to become India’s third driver to race in Formula 1, drove the Woking-based team’s 2021 race-winning challenger – the MCL35M – on Tuesday […]]]>
MUMBAI: young Indian runner Jehan Daruvala made his successful Formula 1 debut this week with eight-time constructors’ winner McLaren and is now eligible for a Super Licence.
The 23-year-old, who is aiming to become India’s third driver to race in Formula 1, drove the Woking-based team’s 2021 race-winning challenger – the MCL35M – on Tuesday and Wednesday at Silverstone.
The test was Jehan’s first taste of F1 machinery and he racked up more than 130 laps combined over the two days, more than double the distance F1 drivers will cover in the British Grand Prix of next weekend.
The track time helped him earn enough points to apply for a super license, which is needed to compete in Formula 1.
Jehan, who raced smoothly on both days, is currently racing with Italian team Prema in the Formula 2 championship, the feeder series that sits a notch below Formula 1, and is third overall.

“I really enjoyed my first time behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car. I immediately felt at home and although it was physically more demanding than anything I had driven in the past, I didn’t feel no problem with my physical condition,” Jehan said in a press release on Friday.
According to Jehan, this experience gave him a good understanding of how teams work during an F1 weekend.
“As a result, we were able to work well on the race plan and complete everything we had planned. We did a mix of long high fuel races and shorter low fuel races on different compounds of It gave me a good understanding of how the teams work on an F1 weekend.
“Overall I’m very happy with how the two days went, how I coped and the mileage we were able to cover. I felt I was able to get closer to the limit with every lap and I can’t wait to drive one of these cars again,” he added.
Jehan, who is still part of the Red Bull Junior team, is a three-time F2 winner and has scored 12 podiums in the category, including five top three finishes in six rounds this season alone.
He is aiming to become the first Indian to win the Formula 2 title this season.
So far, India has only had two drivers in F1 – Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.

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Max Verstappen has been given a title race warning by the F1 chief who backs Ferrari and Mercedes https://tasman-series.com/max-verstappen-has-been-given-a-title-race-warning-by-the-f1-chief-who-backs-ferrari-and-mercedes/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:42:27 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/max-verstappen-has-been-given-a-title-race-warning-by-the-f1-chief-who-backs-ferrari-and-mercedes/ Red Bull have won six races in a row, with Verstappen taking the checkered flag first in five of them to open up a big championship lead, but Stefano Domenicali believes Ferrari and Mercedes remain in the hunt. F1 boss tells Max Verstappen title race is far from over ( Image: Reuters) The Formula 1 […]]]>

Red Bull have won six races in a row, with Verstappen taking the checkered flag first in five of them to open up a big championship lead, but Stefano Domenicali believes Ferrari and Mercedes remain in the hunt.

F1 boss tells Max Verstappen title race is far from over

The Formula 1 boss believes Max Verstappen is far from successful in defending his title this season as Ferrari are “very close” to spoiling the party.

The Dutchman opened a 46-point lead over his closest rival, Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez. Meanwhile, Charles Leclerc is three points behind after several setbacks including on-track errors and engine reliability issues in his car.

In the Constructors’ Championship the gap is even wider with Red Bull enjoying a cushion of 76 points over Ferrari, while the gap to third-placed Mercedes is a further 40 as they struggle with their own security issues. performance. With 13 races remaining in the 2022 campaign, Red Bull and Verstappen are well placed in their two title bids.

While admitting Verstappen’s trophy defense appears to be in fine form, F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali still believes his former team Ferrari can provide real competition to the title chase. He also believes the fightback could begin as soon as the next race, the British Grand Prix on the first weekend of July.

“If you remember, after three races of the season, Max Verstappen’s comment was that the game was over and Ferrari were leading by around 40 points,” the Italian told the Evening Standard. “Now it’s the other way around, because Max leads the championship with 46 points.

“I would say we have to be careful. The championship is very long and is going to have a lot of ups and downs. It’s too early to say that the championship is over, and I say that not because I hope so, but I think . We’re only a third into the season. There’s a lot of racing and I’m sure the championship will be tight.”







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Not only does he feel Ferrari are staying in the chase, but the F1 chief has also backed Lewis Hamilton and George Russell to race up front more often. “[Leclerc] are in great shape and Ferrari are very close,” added Domenicali. “I also see signs that Mercedes are getting faster, so the scenario for the championship will be tight.

“It all depends on how the cars adapt to the circuits and how, with that budget cap, the teams relay the improvements to the car. That’s the beauty of the situation we find ourselves in. I’m sure Mercedes are going to be closer because they’re an incredible team and all the titles they’ve won in the past – eight in a row They’re going to be there – they won’t give up – and that will help make the situation a little more mixed.

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F1 2022, Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal, Daniel Ricciardo, McLaren, Zak Brown, Sergio Perez, Red Bull Racing, Haas, Kevin Magnussen, FIA, penalties https://tasman-series.com/f1-2022-canadian-grand-prix-montreal-daniel-ricciardo-mclaren-zak-brown-sergio-perez-red-bull-racing-haas-kevin-magnussen-fia-penalties/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 03:37:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/f1-2022-canadian-grand-prix-montreal-daniel-ricciardo-mclaren-zak-brown-sergio-perez-red-bull-racing-haas-kevin-magnussen-fia-penalties/ Daniel Ricciardo is enjoying a return to form with McLaren. It’s just bad for the car. McLaren were aiming for a return to the top flight in 2022, but the campaign so far has been a big disappointment. The team earned themselves a suspended judgment after a troubled pre-season and when obvious flaws were discovered […]]]>

Daniel Ricciardo is enjoying a return to form with McLaren. It’s just bad for the car.

McLaren were aiming for a return to the top flight in 2022, but the campaign so far has been a big disappointment. The team earned themselves a suspended judgment after a troubled pre-season and when obvious flaws were discovered in the opening races, but remedies for the car’s ills in May did not move it further in hierarchical order.

If anything, the team is slipping even further off the pace. And so despite Ricciardo’s optimism for more points in Montreal, the car under him just wasn’t up to snuff.

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The team was in an excused mood in Canada, and even CEO Zak Brown, who a few weeks ago was openly critical of Ricciardo’s performance, admitted that the car was not living up to its end of the bargain.

In fact, there was a level of angst in the whole field in Canada. Kevin Magnussen was aggrieved to have his fifth place on the grid turned last to the flag by what he believed was an unfair and inconsistent call from race control to force him to make pit repairs early in the race, while Sergio Perez urges Red Bull Racing not to forget its unreliability issues during celebrations of Max Verstappen’s latest win.

BROWN EXPLAINS RICCIARDO’S PUBLIC COMMENTS, APOLOGIZES FOR CAR

McLaren CEO Zak Brown said he was only giving ‘an honest answer’ when he publicly admitted Daniel Ricciardo’s tenure with the team fell short of expectations and probed the clauses potential breach of contract.

Brown made his comments between the Miami and Monaco Grands Prix last month, with Ricciardo suffering a form slump at Barcelona and Monte Carlo that questioned his suitability for the team.

Ricciardo bounced back with a points finish in Azerbaijan ahead of teammate Lando Norris and again qualified in the top 10 in Canada, although the car was not fast enough to score points.

Verstappen sails to Canadian GP victory | 02:13

Speaking in Montreal, Brown said he was just being honest in his comment last month and stressed he and the team are still on good terms with the Australian.

“They asked the question and I just gave an honest answer,” Brown said. “I think Daniel said the same thing. We are here to try to move forward.

“We have a great relationship, and I just gave an honest answer to a question about how things are going, and things could be better.

“Daniel has shown, like he did at Monza last year, when we give him a car that suits his driving style and pace that he’s going to go out and lead laps and win a race.

“I think we need a slightly more capable and user-friendly car, and it will do the job.”

Brown also admitted that McLaren have underdelivered this season. The team have a precarious hold on fourth in the constructors’ standings after their third clean sheet in Canada and are nowhere near the pace of the two leading teams and Mercedes as well.

“We had great weekends like Monza [in 2021]and then disappointing weekends, and going back to our car, I don’t think we give our drivers a car that can consistently be in front.

“We’re going to work hard and make sure they do in the future.”

Norris burned by McLaren’s double stack | 01:00

PEREZ URGES RED BULL NOT TO FORGET ABOUT UNRELIABILITY SERIES

Sergio Perez has urged his Red Bull Racing team not to forget his car’s still chronic unreliability despite Max Verstappen trailing the championship lead.

Perez retired after just seven laps of the Canadian Grand Prix with a gearbox problem. The team was unable to confirm the cause of the failure immediately after the race, although Helmut Marko said he suspected Perez’s crash in qualifying may have contributed to the problem.

Preparation for the Montreal race was dominated by Ferrari’s series of terminal engine problems after Charles Leclerc retired from the lead in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

But on the unenviable chart of technical failures this season, Red Bull Racing edge Ferrari 4-3 after two retirements in Bahrain, another in Australia and Perez’s DNF in Canada. Ferrari’s three include Leclerc’s failure in Spain and his double DNF in Baku.

Speaking after a disheartening weekend in Canada, Perez said his team needed to redouble their efforts to improve reliability lest it affect the title fight.

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“It’s been a weekend to forget,” he said. “We think it was a gearbox issue and unfortunately I got stuck in one gear. Things were looking good, I got a good start, I was on hard tires and moving forward.

“We have to stay on top of reliability because a zero when you’re fighting for the championship is very painful and expensive.

“It should have been a race where I could have pushed my way through the peloton, so that’s a real shame. I felt I had a lot of potential in my race to gain a lot of places and pick up some good points. .

“You are entering new regulations and there will always be new problems to face. Today hurts a lot, it was a weekend to forget for me, so I want to forget today and move on to Silverstone.

Perez still sits second in the Drivers’ Championship behind Verstappen, but is now 46 points clear.

Verstappen sees late Sainz accusation | 00:57

FIA IS TOO EASILY INFLUENCED, SAYS MAGNUSSEN

Kevin Magnussen has slammed the FIA ​​for forcing him into an early pit stop to repair front wing damage, accusing the governing body of being swayed too easily by driver complaints.

Magnussen broke his right front wing endplate while tangling with Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap, but was able to retain his top position in midfield for the first five laps despite the damage and loss of ‘support.

But chaser Esteban Ocon saw the endplate wobble precariously and radioed his team that it was in danger of falling and therefore a potential hazard.

Race control responded by waving the black and orange flag, forcing the Dane to pit for repairs at the end of lap 6, dropping him last and condemning him to finish out of the points.

Speaking after finishing 17th, the Dane accused the FIA ​​of bowing too quickly to complaints from Ocon and Alpine on the team radio, protesting that the wing was safe enough to race.

“I just had a little contact, nothing serious,” he said. “I scratched my front wing a bit and then I was told to pit.

“I was just talking to Ocon now and he was just joking and telling the FIA ​​it was really bad.

“If you know you can influence the FIA ​​like that, you will, right? That’s what he did. Fair play. But you have to let us drive with this shit, it’s nothing.

“I was following, the car was fine. The front wing was safe, it was not broken.

Perez forced to retire in Canada | 00:48

Magnussen recalled last year’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, when Lewis Hamilton was cleared to continue racing after damaging his Verstappen rear front wing – although the damaged parts remained fully attached – as the latest example of inconsistency in race stewardship and control that several drivers have spoken of this season.

“Think of Jeddah last year. Lewis Hamilton won the race with a half front wing – which I think is okay,” he said. “It’s very different. Monaco, they don’t throw us because it starts to rain. Here I’m called up because I have a scratch on my front wing.

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Where and when to watch F1 in India, USA and UK? https://tasman-series.com/where-and-when-to-watch-f1-in-india-usa-and-uk/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:58:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/where-and-when-to-watch-f1-in-india-usa-and-uk/ Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen had a perfect start to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend by following up last weekend’s victory in Baku with a fantastic pole position in Montreal on Saturday. The Dutchman clocked a staggering lap time of 1m 21.299s, finishing 0.645s ahead of the chasing pack, which was led by Alpine’s […]]]>

Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen had a perfect start to the Canadian Grand Prix weekend by following up last weekend’s victory in Baku with a fantastic pole position in Montreal on Saturday. The Dutchman clocked a staggering lap time of 1m 21.299s, finishing 0.645s ahead of the chasing pack, which was led by Alpine’s Fernando Alonso.

Sunday’s race promises to be exciting as defending champion Verstappen will have a new front-row challenger in two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who hasn’t started in the front row since the Grand Prix. Germany 2012. So ahead of what promises to be an exciting race, here’s a look at how to watch F1 live in India, the US and the UK, and broadcast details live from the main race of the Canadian GP.

How to watch F1 2022 races live in India?

Fans who wish to watch the main race of the Canadian GP 2022 live in India can tune in to the Star Sports Network, which holds the official television rights in the country. As for the live broadcast of the entire F1 race weekend, fans can tune into the Disney+ Hotstar app. Meanwhile, fans can also follow live updates of the main race on the official social media handles of the respective teams and F1. The race will begin live at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19.

Canadian GP main race live stream details in UK

As for motorsport fans in the UK, they can catch all the action from the 2022 Canadian GP race weekend on the Sky Sports Network. Meanwhile, the live stream can be watched on the SkyGp app. The race will take place live from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. BST on Sunday, June 19.

How to watch the main race of the Canadian Grand Prix live in the United States?

F1 fans in the United States can tune into the ESPN network to watch the 2022 Canadian GP main race live, which kicks off at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 19.

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Haas F1 upgrade could be delayed until Hungarian GP https://tasman-series.com/haas-f1-upgrade-could-be-delayed-until-hungarian-gp/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:22:05 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/haas-f1-upgrade-could-be-delayed-until-hungarian-gp/ The American outfit chose not to make any updates to its Ferrari-powered VF-22 so far this season, as it felt there was more performance to be gained by perfecting its setup instead. But that doesn’t mean the team has completely stopped working on improvements, as progress has been made on the changes coming later this […]]]>

The American outfit chose not to make any updates to its Ferrari-powered VF-22 so far this season, as it felt there was more performance to be gained by perfecting its setup instead.

But that doesn’t mean the team has completely stopped working on improvements, as progress has been made on the changes coming later this season.

The team originally planned to release their work with a development stage at next month’s French Grand Prix, but it now looks set to be delayed for a week and instead appear at the the following week’s race at the Hungaroring.

Haas team boss Gunther Steiner said there was a slight delay in his work as he wanted to check something in the wind tunnel. This could force him to narrowly miss it to arrive in time for the Paul Ricard event.

“Maybe it will be Hungary,” Steiner said in Montreal of the upgrades. “We took a step back because we wanted to check something else in the wind tunnel, but now we are at full throttle in production for Hungary.

” That’s the point. We are trying to improve it, but I don’t know where we are going.

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Steiner suggested that the modifications to the car would give it a different look, as he hoped they would provide a good chunk of lap time.

“I hope it’s a big step forward in terms of performance,” he explained. “How it looks, I really don’t care, but you will see a difference.”

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Steiner also revealed that the Hungary upgrades would be the final developments planned for this year, with the focus now on 2023.

“We will move on to next year’s car. This is it,” he said. “No other upgrades.

“We just stop to make parts for this car. You always keep developing and obviously if you find something on this car that gives you a big advantage then you do it.

“But we are not working specifically for this car on a big package.”

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Lewis Hamilton reveals near misses after going through ‘most painful race’ of his F1 career https://tasman-series.com/lewis-hamilton-reveals-near-misses-after-going-through-most-painful-race-of-his-f1-career/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:08:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/lewis-hamilton-reveals-near-misses-after-going-through-most-painful-race-of-his-f1-career/ Ian Parkes Sunday, June 12, 2022 15:08 – Update: 15:09 Lewis Hamilton has revealed he nearly crashed several times due to the violent nature of his Mercedes after enduring “the most painful race” of his F1 career. The seven-time F1 champion also claimed he had considered retiring on several occasions due to severe back pain […]]]>

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Lewis Hamilton has revealed he nearly crashed several times due to the violent nature of his Mercedes after enduring “the most painful race” of his F1 career.

The seven-time F1 champion also claimed he had considered retiring on several occasions due to severe back pain caused by the turbulent bouncing of a car which team principal Toto Wolff said ” ****box”.

Hamilton managed to drag his W13 to the checkered flag and fourth place, but at the finish the 37-year-old Briton barely managed to climb out of the cockpit of his car, such was his discomfort after his to be parked in the parc fermé.

When asked how he felt after the race, Hamilton replied: “Pain. Very, very painful.

“It was the most painful race I’ve had, the hardest race I’ve had.”

On whether he had any concerns about the finish, he said: “Yeah, there were a lot of times where I didn’t know if I was going to make it, if I was going to keep the car on the right track. way.

“I don’t know if you saw at high speed, I almost lost several times at high speed, so the battle with the car was intense.

“And then at the end, the last 10 laps, my back was just…I had to go inside – ‘You got this, you can do this, just put up with it’.

“The thing was bouncing so much that sometimes I was almost going into the wall.

“The concern is, in terms of safety, at 180 miles an hour, hitting a wall, I don’t think I’ve ever given too much thought to that as a racing driver.

“You don’t really think about keeping him off the wall at such high speed. It was a very strange experience.”

Hamilton cools down

Apart from physiotherapy and acupuncture, Hamilton also revealed that he underwent an extreme form of treatment in a bid to complete the 51 laps on the streets of the Baku City Circuit.

“I did cryotherapy,” Hamilton confirmed. “You walk in there and it’s bloody cold. You have to go in internally again and say ‘You can’. It’s the same kind of thing, just bite and smile with it.

“[In the race] I had to think about all the people who are counting on me to get those points and that’s really what I was focusing on.

“It’s definitely the worst for me. I haven’t had it that bad this year.”

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Oscar Piastri edges closer to mid-season Williams debut as rumors swirl, Nicholas Latifi, Alpine https://tasman-series.com/oscar-piastri-edges-closer-to-mid-season-williams-debut-as-rumors-swirl-nicholas-latifi-alpine/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:15:15 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/oscar-piastri-edges-closer-to-mid-season-williams-debut-as-rumors-swirl-nicholas-latifi-alpine/ Australian youngster Oscar Piastri is closing in on Oscar Piastri on his Formula 1 debut as speculation mounts there could be an opening for him on the grid as soon as this season. Piastri has been forced to bide his time as Alpine’s reserve driver this year, despite winning three consecutive titles during a glittering […]]]>

Australian youngster Oscar Piastri is closing in on Oscar Piastri on his Formula 1 debut as speculation mounts there could be an opening for him on the grid as soon as this season.

Piastri has been forced to bide his time as Alpine’s reserve driver this year, despite winning three consecutive titles during a glittering career as a junior driver.

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With Esteban Ocon under contract and former veteran world champion Fernando Alonso in fine form, it seems unlikely that Piastri will drive for Alpine next year.

But the France-based team announced earlier this year that they would allow Piastri to be loaned out to another team in a bid to develop his craft before possibly returning to Alpine.

And the opportunity to drive in F1 could come sooner than expected, largely because of Nicholas Latifi’s disappointing form at Williams.

Latifi, whose crash sparked the dramatic end to last year’s championship battle between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, is one of only two drivers (along with Haas’s Mick Schumacher) to have yet secured a point. world championship this season.

Despite assurances from his team boss he won’t be dropped mid-season, pundits believe Latifi could be forced out of his seat within weeks.

“The rumor is getting stronger and stronger that Latifi would have to be replaced mid-season, which wouldn’t be great for him,” Times F1 correspondent Rebecca told News Corp’s Track Torque podcast.

Oscar Piastri could drive in F1 this year. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

“It’s really sad because what happened in Abu Dhabi last year – his accident led to this whole debacle.

“He received death threats and his confidence plummeted. He crashes most race weekends and he’s in a tough spot. It’s not good for his future in F1. »

Speaking on the RacingNews365 podcast, Dutch racing driver Tom Coronel added that there is a “strong rumour” that Piastri will replace Latifi at Williams very soon.

“We will of course see Alpine reserve driver Oscar Piastri driving there,” he said.

“It seems to have already been signed in Monaco. I don’t know when they’re going to release this. It’s a strong rumour.

With Alpine set to retain Ocon and Alonso as drivers for 2023, Coronel said the team would be foolish not to give Piastri the chance to gain all the F1 experience possible.

“If you want to mature someone in Formula 1, like Piastri, then Alpine has a decent budget for that: a budget to park them and get them used to Formula 1,” he said.

Nicholas Latifi is struggling at Williams. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP)Source: AFP

“You wouldn’t lend a driver like Piastri.

“You don’t put him in a Williams for nothing.

“This means that (Alpine) would like to keep its driver line-up unchanged.”

Alpine team boss Otmar Szafnauer has said a decision on Piastri’s future will be made when the British Grand Prix takes place in mid-July.

Piastri has driven Alpine’s F1 car, the A521, three times this year at various circuits as part of its test programme.

Last year, the 21-year-old won the Formula 2 championship in dominant fashion to clinch his third junior title in as many years.

The F1 season continues at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday at 9 p.m. (AEST).

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SA closer to return to F1 racing calendar? https://tasman-series.com/sa-closer-to-return-to-f1-racing-calendar/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 05:54:38 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/sa-closer-to-return-to-f1-racing-calendar/ Zain Johnson speaks to motorsports journalist, Hendrik Verwoerd, about the possibility of Formula 1 racing returning to South Africa. The Russian Grand Prix has not been replaced this year Deal between F1 hosts Kyalami near Johannesburg nearing completion F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali will travel to South Africa next week. Image Copyright: eugenesergeev/123rf.com Motorsport journalist […]]]>

Zain Johnson speaks to motorsports journalist, Hendrik Verwoerd, about the possibility of Formula 1 racing returning to South Africa.

  • The Russian Grand Prix has not been replaced this year
  • Deal between F1 hosts Kyalami near Johannesburg nearing completion
  • F1 chief executive Stefano Domenicali will travel to South Africa next week.

Image Copyright: eugenesergeev/123rf.com

Motorsport journalist Hendrik Verwoerd has shared some of his thoughts on whether Africa will be F1’s next destination.

Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening unless something drastic happens. That seems like a closer possibility at the moment, however. I can confirm from very good sources that Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali will be in South Africa next week, as part of ongoing discussions to try to find a way to bring the Formula 1 Grand Prix to South Africa. South, especially in Kyalami.

Hendrik Verwoerd – Motorsport Journalist

The last time an F1 race took place in Africa or South Africa to be precise was in 1993, almost 30 years ago.

Formula 1 wants to be known as a world championship, and if you’re a world championship and there’s a big continent on planet earth that you’re not racing on, then you’re not really a world championship. world, right?

Hendrik Verwoerd – Motorsport Journalist

F1 electric car racing is heading to South African shores in 2023. This event could serve as a dress rehearsal for future F1 events in the country.

Money seems to be the most important factor that could prevent us from having another F1 Grand Prix.

Listen to the audio clip above to learn more.


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