Formula One – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 06:42:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tasman-series.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Formula One – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ 32 32 Vettel says he would ‘seriously consider’ one-off F1 return to favorite Suzuka track as he describes emotions ahead of final Japanese GP https://tasman-series.com/vettel-says-he-would-seriously-consider-one-off-f1-return-to-favorite-suzuka-track-as-he-describes-emotions-ahead-of-final-japanese-gp/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 06:12:04 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/vettel-says-he-would-seriously-consider-one-off-f1-return-to-favorite-suzuka-track-as-he-describes-emotions-ahead-of-final-japanese-gp/ Sebastian Vettel knows he’s on something of a farewell tour, as he prepares to retire from F1 at the end of 2022. But the German driver seemed particularly emotional ahead of what will be his final Japanese Grand Prix… for now, at least. Suzuka will go down in history as one of Vettel’s happiest hunting […]]]>

Sebastian Vettel knows he’s on something of a farewell tour, as he prepares to retire from F1 at the end of 2022. But the German driver seemed particularly emotional ahead of what will be his final Japanese Grand Prix… for now, at least.

Suzuka will go down in history as one of Vettel’s happiest hunting grounds in F1, with the four-time champion claiming five pole positions and four wins here – while also claiming the second of those four championships in the 2011 race.

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Speaking ahead of the 2022 Japanese Grand Prix, Vettel was asked what he will miss on the iconic Japanese circuit.

“Well, I’ve always liked the track,” replied the Aston Martin driver, who will be replaced in the team by Fernando Alonso next year. “I think it’s my favorite track on the calendar.

“From the first year, it’s a special place. For me, just the layout of the turns, the first sector, it’s emblematic, it’s a figure eight track, the only one we have. In addition, the atmosphere, the attention that sport receives when you come here, it’s crazy so yes, full of very beautiful memories.

“I haven’t thought about the other races – I know it will be my last time, but here it’s a bit different in a way. I look forward to the sessions we will have and the race on Sunday.

Vettel has yet to announce what racing plans, if any, will feature in his future once the checkered flag flies in Abu Dhabi on November 20. a reserve driver role in F1 in the coming seasons – for at least one Grand Prix…

“I don’t know, never say never,” Vettel said. “I mean it’s a great track for a couple of reasons. Who knows what the future holds, I don’t know. Obviously I love to drive and I think around this circuit I always felt alive and the passion… feels alive, so we’ll see what kind of car in the future will come.

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“Perhaps one of [the F1 drivers] in the future will feel sick – I don’t wish them to feel that way, but I wouldn’t mind coming back for a race at Suzuka anytime. We’ll see what the future holds – at the moment I have no plans.

Asked if he was serious, Vettel added: “If anyone is happy to sign a driver for just one race, that’s something I would seriously consider!”

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Singapore Grand Prix: Formula 1 — live | Formula One https://tasman-series.com/singapore-grand-prix-formula-1-live-formula-one/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 11:08:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/singapore-grand-prix-formula-1-live-formula-one/ Key events Show only key events Please enable JavaScript to use this feature Christian Horner speaks: “It’s a very different race today. As a street circuit, it’s harder to overtake, but now it’s a completely different ball game with longer braking distances. It was our mistake yesterday, raise your hand for it, and lessons have […]]]>

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Christian Horner speaks: “It’s a very different race today. As a street circuit, it’s harder to overtake, but now it’s a completely different ball game with longer braking distances. It was our mistake yesterday, raise your hand for it, and lessons have been learned. It’s time for us to bounce back today.

The first nominations for the rain scene for The Shawshank Redemption and Singing in the Rain. Some will say “too obvious” (not me of course). In the meantime, soak up our assessment of yesterday’s qualifications:

An announcement: the start procedure will begin at 1:05 p.m., the pit lane will open 20 minutes later and the formation lap is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.

TL; DR: Turn on the kettle.

The Sky Sports team are currently experiencing the worst fear of any broadcaster: filling dead time. Right now we’re getting live feedback from people sweeping the water off the track, as well as footage of the same. For the live blogger, of course, filling in dead time is never anything less than a delight. So: favorite movie scenes in the pouring rain? I name blade runner and Four weddings.

When does a heavy rain turn into a downpour? Photo: Allstar

We’ll have another update in 15 minutes apparently. If we get a shortened race, points will only be awarded if we, the leader, complete at least two laps must be completed without a safety car. And there are three possible ranges of reduced points: up to 25% distance would be 6 points for a win; 25-50% means 13 points to win; and 50-75% is 19 points for the winner. After that, those are all the points – that Verstappen will need to clinch this title today.

In half an hour, the three-hour clock – in which the race must be completed – begins to tick. Not to be confused with the two-hour stopwatch, which starts at the start of the race… and in which it must also be finished. It’s understood? Good.

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Rain. A lot. Photography: Florent Gooden/Shutterstock

The best race of all time in the rain? The Night Belongs to Us (2007). They won’t be any of that today – as long as it’s down, the cars will stay in the garage. And the pit lane is currently flooded, so the start procedure is not even possible.

More urgent, however, it is absolutely rocking in Singapore, and the start of the race will be delayed – although we don’t know by how long. An update is expected in about 10 minutes.

Some news: George Russell will start from the pit lane after taking a new power unit, pushing it above his allocated engine parts count. He qualified 11th and placed in the top five in every race he finished this season – a record he will do well to maintain today.

Preamble

No matter a victory lap, how about 309? It’s the treat that will await Max Verstappen if he manages to clinch the F1 title this afternoon. Japan, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Abu Dhabi – all five could be dismissed, at least as far as the championship is concerned, if things go the way the Dutchman does in Singapore today.

The fine print: a hell of many should pass his way. Not only did Verstappen – starting from eighth after a tough qualifying – have a grueling task on his hands to overhaul Charles Leclerc on pole, but he must also take the fastest lap and hope Leclerc and Sergio Pérez, who start first and second, end below. eighth or third respectively. Unlikely? Yes. Impossible? Certainly not.

Exactly when the championship is sealed may seem like a simple point of administration, but it also serves as a barometer of greatness: only Nigel Mansell and Michael Schumacher have ever closed the deal so soon. Verstappen, a future great who is aiming not just for titles but for dynasties, will know this better than anyone.

The subplots? The return of Mercedes: After a nightmarish start that effectively canceled their season, the team slowly plunged back into racing, race after race, and Lewis Hamilton was by far the fastest man on track at the start of the last session yesterday, finally losing their advantage and settling for third place. But on a circuit he loves, the seven-time champion will be desperate to convince the world that he will be back among the challengers next season. That said, the struggles of George Russell, whose “car let him down” according to Toto Wolff, suggests that Mercedes’ engineering problems are not yet behind them. Watch this place.

And a reason to rejoice: Alex Albon makes a noticeable comeback just three weeks after spending almost 24 hours in intensive driving after he stopped breathing following an appendectomy three weeks ago.

But until this title is definitely closed, it’s all eyes on one man. Even Devon Loch couldn’t screw it up from here… could he?

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W Series champion Jamie Chadwick dreams of becoming the first female driver to race in F1 in nearly 50 years https://tasman-series.com/w-series-champion-jamie-chadwick-dreams-of-becoming-the-first-female-driver-to-race-in-f1-in-nearly-50-years/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 23:11:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/w-series-champion-jamie-chadwick-dreams-of-becoming-the-first-female-driver-to-race-in-f1-in-nearly-50-years/ What’s it like working with Jenner, the world-renowned Olympic gold medalist decathlete? “It’s unlike any experience I’ve had before. To have a crew chief like Caitlyn – which is a huge name – coming into the W-Series shows where the race is in terms of the kind of exposure it’s getting right now,” Chadwick explained. […]]]>

What’s it like working with Jenner, the world-renowned Olympic gold medalist decathlete?

“It’s unlike any experience I’ve had before. To have a crew chief like Caitlyn – which is a huge name – coming into the W-Series shows where the race is in terms of the kind of exposure it’s getting right now,” Chadwick explained.

“Caitlyn has a wealth of experience in the sport, so as a mentor figure, she’s someone who understands the sport and the athlete mindset that she has is really cool, so her advice is really helpful,” she added.

RACE TO THE F1 DREAM

In the history of Formula 1, there have only been five female racing drivers who entered a Grand Prix, but only two who qualified and raced in one. The last was Lella Lombardi in 1976.

Chadwick hopes to be the third.

“For every young driver, the pinnacle of the sport is Formula 1. I love the competitive nature of the sport; the speed, the adrenaline factor that comes with running. There are still a lot of things I want to achieve in this sport, and Formula 1 is the ultimate goal,” she said.

Chadwick is on the right track.

As well as driving for the Jenner Racing team in the W series, she is also part of the Williams Driver Academy, as development driver for the Williams Racing F1 team.

“They have a roster of drivers who compete in the starting series, from Formula 2 to Formula 4. So with their support, the ultimate goal is to get in a Formula 1 car with them,” he said. she explains.

Interestingly, there are no technical rules that prohibit women from competing in F1. Yet it has been nearly half a century since the world has seen a female driver debut on the F1 grid.

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The 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix will take place this https://tasman-series.com/the-2022-formula-1-singapore-grand-prix-will-take-place-this/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 10:05:44 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/the-2022-formula-1-singapore-grand-prix-will-take-place-this/ The long awaited Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 is almost there. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the motor racing event will once again light up the Marina Bay Street Circuit of September 30 to October 2. 🎆 RACE 🎆 WEEK 🎆#SingaporeGP @F1NightRace pic.twitter.com/dH4pFMWK5G — Formula 1 (@F1) […]]]>

The long awaited Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022 is almost there.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the motor racing event will once again light up the Marina Bay Street Circuit of September 30 to October 2.


Since being introduced at the inaugural edition of the event in 2008, the Marina Bay Street Circuit has earned a reputation as one of the most unique and challenging circuits on the Formula 1 calendar. 1.

During the 13th edition of the night race, racing enthusiasts can expect to see personalities such as mercedesLewis Hamilton, Aston Martinit is Sebastian Vetteland Running of the red bullsit is Max Verstappen compete for the coveted spots on the podium.

In addition to being able to watch the race in person, fans will have the ability to tune in from the comfort of their own home via Mediacorpthe free channel of , Channel 5as well as the Singapore-based media company meWATCH Platform.

Check out the full schedule for this year’s Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix below.









Event date and time where to watch
Training run 1

September 30,

5:55 p.m. – 7:05 p.m.

Live on Channel 5, simulcast available on meWATCH

Practice Race 2

October 1,
00:30 a.m. – 02:00 a.m.

Delayed broadcast on Channel 5, simulcast available on meWATCH

Practice run 3

October 1,

5:55 p.m. – 7:05 p.m.

Live on Channel 5, simulcast available on meWATCH

Qualifying race

October 1,

8:55 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.

Live on Channel 5, simulcast available on meWATCH

main race

October 2,

7:40 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Live on Channel 5, simulcast available on meWATCH

As with previous editions of the race, this year’s event will also feature a star-studded entertainment lineup. Artists who will grace the 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix include Marshmallow, Westlife, CCM, Sweden, Black Eyed Peas, Kid LAROIand green day.


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Is Felipe Drugovich leaving for Formula E in 2023? — FormulaNerds.com https://tasman-series.com/is-felipe-drugovich-leaving-for-formula-e-in-2023-formulanerds-com/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 17:30:37 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/is-felipe-drugovich-leaving-for-formula-e-in-2023-formulanerds-com/ Former Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi says he is helping fellow Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich try to secure a place in the series next year. Lucas di Grassi (pictured), who raced for Virgin in F1 in 2010, told FormulaNerds he was helping Felipe Drugovich try to secure a Formula E seat for 2023. […]]]>

Former Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi says he is helping fellow Formula 2 champion Felipe Drugovich try to secure a place in the series next year.

Lucas di Grassi (pictured), who raced for Virgin in F1 in 2010, told FormulaNerds he was helping Felipe Drugovich try to secure a Formula E seat for 2023. (Image credit: @LucasdiGrassi on Twitter)

It would appear the Brazilian – who is now Formula E’s most experienced driver, having started all 100 races – would like another compatriot on the grid for 2023. FormulaNerds asked during a podcast if there was a certain pilot he would like to see on the show, Di Grassi said:

“I’m actually helping Felipe Drugovich see if he can find a place in Formula E.”

Drugovich has already sealed the Formula 2 title with one round to spare and was rewarded with a reserve driver role at Aston Martin.

He will still have plenty of free time to race in another series, however, according to Di Grassi:

“I know he will be reserve at Aston, but reserve drivers these days are basically drinking coffee because there is very little to do.

“Okay, you do two or three [Free Practice] Fridays all year round but there are not many tests to do.

“So it would be very good to see him, another Brazilian who is rising, who is very talented and who came with a very difficult background. You can see that he had very few sponsors in Formula 2, most of them. they were his family and friends, so I think he would be very good there.”

But is Drugovich open to Formula E?

After securing the F2 title at Monza, Drugovich sat down with a select group of journalists, including FormulaNerds. During the champion’s press conference, he was asked a number of questions about his future and what playoffs he might be looking at.

Hazel Southwell of RaceFans pointed out that the last F2 champion not attached to a drivers academy was Nyck de Vries. The Dutch driver won second place in 2019.

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Nyck de Vries scored points on his F1 debut, for Williams at the 2022 Italian Grand Prix at Monza. (Image credit: @WilliamsRacing on Twitter)

De Vries, who made his F1 debut the weekend Drugovich won the title, had to take an unconventional route for his first grand prix.

With a reserve role very likely resembling Drugovich for 2023, RaceFans asked if he would consider options in other categories, such as the WEC and Formula E, to go along with a backup role in F1.

“For sure. I think if you have a reserve role you have to keep driving. I think it [De Vries] did that – he was booked for a long time, but he also drove in Formula E,” replied the Brazilian.

“[Oscar] Piastri, for example, he was a reserve, but he also tested a lot, so you have to keep doing something because only the reserve role is not enough – and it’s just a disaster for the pilot if you have a reserve role and stay stopped.

“I think I would consider something like that. But yeah, first of all we have to put in place, first, the Formula 1 plan and then try to be there. [in F1] one day. And we can supplement that somehow, and yes, with some of these categories [Formula E or WEC].”

What are the other options?

Drugovich also confirmed to Speedcafe that if he was “to race anything other than F1 next year”, IndyCar is “definitely a category to consider”.

Speedcafe went on to ask if he preferred to combine the roles or just focus on backup duties. The 22-year-old completed questions about his future saying:

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“It depends a lot. There are lots of options. Even Oscar [Piastri]he didn’t just do [a] reserve role – he did a lot of testing, and that’s something that’s good – he was preparing… if I do this role [the reserve role]I really want to do something – whatever the category, or the tests, or whatever.

Drugovich’s backup role with Aston Martin was announced the next day. It is not known whether this contract was signed before the F2 championship was decided.

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Felipe Drugovich during his seat adjustment with Aston Martin F1 Team ahead of his FP1 outing in Abu Dhabi later in the year. (Image credit: @AstonMartinF1 on Twitter)

By signing the deal, Drugovich becomes the first member of Aston Martin’s driver development program, and the role will include an “extended testing program”. according to the team.

Where could Drugovitch land?

It remains to be seen whether Aston Martin’s testing schedule will prevent the current MP Motorsport driver from competing elsewhere, or if Drugovich feels the number of tests is sufficient.

It’s important to remember that his champion press conference comments were made before the public confirmation of Aston Martin’s reserve and test role. It’s also unclear how active Drugovich has been in Di Grassi’s backyard for a Formula E seat for him.

However, if he pursues this route, where will he land? The new Maserati team might be the best bet.

De Vries is rumored to be one of their drivers next year, but the Dutchman is now looking for a place on the F1 grid, either with Williams or new contenders AlphaTauri.

Maserati has partnered with the Venturi team, where Di Grassi spent his 2021-22 season. He would therefore certainly have the connections required to offer his compatriot as an alternative.

Featured image credit: @FelipeDrugovich on Twitter.

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Williams sacks Nicholas Latifi, Daniel Ricciardo, next driver, Formula 1, news, https://tasman-series.com/williams-sacks-nicholas-latifi-daniel-ricciardo-next-driver-formula-1-news/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 20:57:37 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/williams-sacks-nicholas-latifi-daniel-ricciardo-next-driver-formula-1-news/ Canadian Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi will leave Williams at the end of this season, the British Formula One team announced on Friday. Williams already signed a “multi-year” contract with teammate Alex Albon in August after encouraging the performance of the Thai-British driver who took over the wheel left vacant by George Russell’s move to […]]]>

Canadian Formula One driver Nicholas Latifi will leave Williams at the end of this season, the British Formula One team announced on Friday.

Williams already signed a “multi-year” contract with teammate Alex Albon in August after encouraging the performance of the Thai-British driver who took over the wheel left vacant by George Russell’s move to Mercedes in 2022.

Who will team up alongside Albon next season is undecided so far. Williams plans to announce its full roster “in due course” with Mercedes reserve driver Nyck de Vries claiming his position with an impressive replacement performance for Albon at the Italian Grand Prix.

However, Daniel Ricciardo is currently a long way from taking over for the struggling team, with William’s junior Formula 2 driver Logan Sargeant seen as a strong possibility to make the jump to the Premier League.

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Latifi joined Williams in 2020 and after 55 Grand Prix has a modest total of seven points on the board.

He will forever be linked to the dramatic conclusion to last year’s Drivers’ title when his late crash in Abu Dhabi led to the chaotic last-lap penalty shootout for the 2022 crown when Max Verstappen deprived Lewis Hamilton of an unprecedented eighth F1 championship.

Latifi, 27, finished 21st in the world championship standings last year and 17th in 2020.

Latifi, son of Williams sponsor owner Sofina, said he has fond memories of his time with the racing team.

“Although we didn’t achieve the results we hoped for together, it was still a fantastic journey,” he said.

“Getting those first points in Hungary last year was a moment I will never forget, and I will approach the next chapter of my career with special memories.”

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Team principal Jost Capito wished his driver good luck for the future. “He’s a great team player with a great attitude. We wish him well for his future, both in and out of the cockpit.

De Vries, a compatriot of reigning world champion and runaway series leader Verstappen, is a former Formula 2 and Formula E championship winner, at the Italian Grand Prix, with Albon ruled out with appendicitis, from Vries qualified Latifi and finished ninth for his first F1 points in his debut race.

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Gabriel Mini sets fastest time on day one of Formula 3 post-season testing at Jerez https://tasman-series.com/gabriel-mini-sets-fastest-time-on-day-one-of-formula-3-post-season-testing-at-jerez/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:05:35 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/gabriel-mini-sets-fastest-time-on-day-one-of-formula-3-post-season-testing-at-jerez/ The first day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing began with thirty cars on track, including sixteen drivers, new to F3 machines. At opening time, Italian driver Gabriel Mini went ahead in times 1:31.217, followed Sebastien Montoya, fresh off impressive in the last two races of the Formula 3 season with Campos Racing. Josep Maria […]]]>

The first day of FIA Formula 3 post-season testing began with thirty cars on track, including sixteen drivers, new to F3 machines.

At opening time, Italian driver Gabriel Mini went ahead in times 1:31.217, followed Sebastien Montoya, fresh off impressive in the last two races of the Formula 3 season with Campos Racing.

Josep Maria Marti was the first driver to venture below the 1.31 mark with a time of 1:30.957. However, Mini reclaimed top spot from the Spaniard later in the session clocking a 1:30.499 with just over an hour remaining in the morning session.

Red flags quickly followed as Frederick Kaylen found the gravel at turn six.

Mini capped off a hectic morning session by colliding with the barriers at turn ten to bring out the second red flag of the session.

The final red flag of the session came after Sebastian Montoya saw his Hitech car hit the wall at the same corner as Mini before him.

The afternoon session began with Olivier Goethe go fastest for Trident, setting a 1:31.749. His teammate Gabriel Bortoletto moved into second place quickly, scoring a 1-2 Trident in the first half hour, before the first red flag of the afternoon session was waved.

Credit: Formula Motorsport Limited

Roborto Faria found his Van Amersfoort Racing car in the gravel between turns eight and nine, forcing the cars into the pits.

As the afternoon session reached the halfway mark, Goethe led, followed by Bortoleto and Josep Maria Marti.

The fourth red flag of the day came out quite early, for an incident involving Emerson Fittipaldi at turn ten, but the incident was quickly ruled out and the session resumed one hour and twenty minutes from the end.

Zak O’Sulliavandriving the PREMA car, was next in the lead in times with a 1:31.669, before another red flag was thrown as Hunter Yeany found his car Carlin in the gravel, again at turn ten.

O’Sullivan’s PREMA teammate Dino Beganovic climbed to the top of the times after the restart, until Kaylen Frederick usurped the Swede to take the lead with a 1:31.275, which would keep him in the lead at the end of the session.

With about five minutes remaining in the afternoon session, another incident at turn ten, this time by Alessandro Famularo, drew the last red flag of the day, as the session did not resume and the checkered flag was waved.

This meant that the afternoon session ended with Kaylen Fredrich leading the times for ART GP followed by Dino Beganovic and Gregoire Saucywhile Raphael Villagomez and Gabriel Bortoleto complete the top five in Jerez.

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America’s F1 hopes – Technical https://tasman-series.com/americas-f1-hopes-technical/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 21:56:32 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/americas-f1-hopes-technical/ Formula 1 (F1) has seen massive growth in recent years thanks to the success of Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’, which has boosted viewership worldwide. The main market that Formula 1 has tried to break into over the years has been the United States. There’s an argument to be made that they’ve already reached the mainstream […]]]>

Formula 1 (F1) has seen massive growth in recent years thanks to the success of Netflix’s ‘Drive to Survive’, which has boosted viewership worldwide. The main market that Formula 1 has tried to break into over the years has been the United States. There’s an argument to be made that they’ve already reached the mainstream US market with ESPN airing every race and qualifying session on ESPN cable networks. Additionally, in the 2023 season there will be three Formula 1 races in Austin, Miami and Las Vegas. The 2021 Austin Grand Prix drew 400,000 people throughout the weekend, making it the busiest Formula 1 race in history at the time. In addition to racing going mainstream, the Haas F1 team, which joined the grid in 2016, is the first US Formula 1 team since 1986. Formula 1 has made inroads into the US market, but the question remains: when will an American driver return to the grid?

The last time an American Formula 1 driver was on the grid was in 2007 at the Nurburgring with Scott Speed, who was eventually replaced by future four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel. For the past 15 years, the possibility of an American Formula 1 driver has been a distant dream thanks to how Eurocentric Formula 1 is as a sport, as well as the fact that most of the best American drivers stay in the United States with IndyCar or NASCAR. . However, the future looks brighter than ever. Thanks to an American taking the first step into Europe for Formula Juniors and another taking the IndyCar championship by storm, there could be two Americans on the grid in the not-too-distant future.

The first driver is Logan Sargeant, who currently competes in Formula 2, a step away from Formula 1. Sargeant started his journey in 2008 before moving to Europe the following year at the age of nine to better pursue his Formula 1. dream. In 2015, Sargeant won the world karting championship, becoming the first American since 1978 to do so. Over the next few years, Sargeant rose through the lower formula ranks and eventually became a full-time Formula 3 driver in 2020, where he fought for the championship throughout the season. However, he only made it to third place thanks to a first-lap collision in the final race of the year.

After his successful Formula 3 campaign, Sargeant was expected to move up to Formula 2 next year, but as he lacked the million dollar capital needed to race full time in 2021, he has had to be away all year. , and he would eventually join the Williams Formula One Team academy. In 2022 Sargeant entered Formula 2, and he has had a successful season so far, winning two races and currently sitting third in the championship. After doing well throughout his racing career, one wonders what the next step is. Sargeant is set to drive one of the practice sessions in Austin this year, but his future is unknown after that. Sargeant would be eligible to race in Formula 1 next year, should he maintain his current position in the F2 championship, but the question remains whether Williams will give him the seat. However, Sargeant isn’t America’s only hope, thanks to speedy Colton Herta.

Like Sargeant, Herta started karting at a young age and also moved to Europe to continue racing. Herta performed well in Europe, finishing in third place in its two seasons in the lower formulas. After his two seasons in Europe, Herta returned to the United States with the Indy Lights Series and won six races and finished third and second in his two seasons there. With two seasons of Indy Lights under his belt, Herta made the move to IndyCar where he has raced ever since. During his time in IndyCar, Herta was widely regarded as one of the best drivers, and although he didn’t always have the fastest car, he still managed to win seven races and get the best third. championship spot. Thanks to Herta’s blistering pace, Formula 1 teams have been sniffing him out for some time, eventually taking a test driver role with McLaren in 2022. Additionally, due to Sebastian Vettel’s retirement during the silly season of this year, Herta has been linked to an AlphaTauri seat. , but the super license is the only thing that stands in its way.

A super license is required to race in Formula 1 and to obtain one a driver must perform well enough in other racing series. Due to the scoring system valuing European junior formulae more than IndyCar, Herta currently has 32 points, eight less than the necessary 40, but enough for a Formula 1 team to appeal to its governing body, the Federation Automobile International. (FIA). There is still some hope for Herta to secure a seat in Formula 1, but due to some comments from those around Formula 1, it looks increasingly unlikely that Herta will win an appeal.

Herta and Sargeant are both on the edge of Formula 1, but there are still hurdles in their path. Sargeant has a much clearer path, with the only obstacle being Williams’ willingness to give him a full-time racing seat. With likely a vacant seat for 2023, he should be one of the top contenders, but only time will tell. As for Herta, the major problem in his own way is the Super License and unless the FIA ​​is slightly lenient he will either have to race more in an FIA series or wait another year where there may not be -be no open seats. Overall, Herta and Sargeant are closer to the Formula 1 grid than any American in the past 10 years, but there are still obstacles that can get in their way.

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This hybrid hypercar is influenced by both the F1 racer and the fighter jet https://tasman-series.com/this-hybrid-hypercar-is-influenced-by-both-the-f1-racer-and-the-fighter-jet/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 05:12:50 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/this-hybrid-hypercar-is-influenced-by-both-the-f1-racer-and-the-fighter-jet/ Delage D12 comes with a bold and wild design and a wilder seating configuration as well. By : HT automatic office | Updated: Sep 18, 2022, 10:43 AM Delage D12 gets a V12 engine for the power source. The Delage D12 hybrid hypercar is a uniquely looking motorsport machine that comes with a visual appearance […]]]>

Delage D12 comes with a bold and wild design and a wilder seating configuration as well.

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Delage D12 gets a V12 engine for the power source.

The Delage D12 hybrid hypercar is a uniquely looking motorsport machine that comes with a visual appearance that blends the design of a Formula 1 racing car and a jet plane. The car is available in two additional canopy options – Speedster and F1, both of which result in open-top driving, costing $190,000. The company says customers can purchase both models for a discounted price of $260,000.

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The speedster variant attaches a small windshield to the front of the car, replacing the closed canopy similar to jet fighter aircraft. The F1 conversion adds a small wind deflector. Delage says two new canopy options provide the same versatility on the D12 hybrid hypercar.

Overall, the D12 comes with a bold and wild design and a wilder seating configuration as well. It places driver and passenger in tandem, giving the hypercar a fighter jet appearance. The front part of the car and the driver’s cockpit seem to have been influenced by the Formula 1 racing car. There are also significant visual differences. These include covered wheels, unlike the open wheels of Formula 1 racers.

While the car’s design is wild enough to command attention, its powertrain details are also fascinating. The hybrid car is powered by a naturally aspirated hybrid V12 engine that produces 1,100 hp of peak power in the GT variant. The Club variant produces 1,010 hp of peak power. At 1,310 kg, the Club variant is 90 kg lighter than the GT variant. The V12 engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The car claims to be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. Delage is confident he can also set a Nurburgring lap record. The company tested and developed the D12 on the Magny-Cours Formula 1 circuit in France. Delage did not say when the car might go into production or when deliveries might begin.

Date of first publication: Sep 18, 2022, 10:42 am IST

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Palou, Rosenqvist staying put with Ganassi, AMSP in 2023 https://tasman-series.com/palou-rosenqvist-staying-put-with-ganassi-amsp-in-2023/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:26:15 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/palou-rosenqvist-staying-put-with-ganassi-amsp-in-2023/ Two major pieces of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Silly Season fell into place on Wednesday morning when Alex Palou announced he was staying with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2023 and Arrow McLaren SP revealed that Felix Rosenqvist would remain with the INDYCAR operation of the team next season. The two announcements, made minutes apart, appeared […]]]>

Two major pieces of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES Silly Season fell into place on Wednesday morning when Alex Palou announced he was staying with Chip Ganassi Racing in 2023 and Arrow McLaren SP revealed that Felix Rosenqvist would remain with the INDYCAR operation of the team next season.

The two announcements, made minutes apart, appeared to end a summer-long contract saga between CGR and McLaren Racing over Palou’s driving services next season, which also affected Rosenqvist’s future.

“I am delighted to announce that @CGRTeams and I have reached an agreement, and I will be back in the #10 car next season!” Palou tweeted Wednesday morning. “Looking forward to a BIG 2023!”

Both drivers will stay with their respective teams for a third season in 2023.

Palou, 25, from Spain, won the NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship in his first season with Ganassi in 2021 with three wins. He finished fifth in the standings in 2022, winning the season-ending Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey last Sunday in the #10 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing Honda.

Rosenqvist, 30, of Sweden, finished eighth in the standings this season, with a best finish of third in Toronto and 10 top-10 finishes in the No. 7 Chevrolet Arrow McLaren SP. Pato O’Ward team and AMSP newcomer Alexander Rossi in 2023 as the team grows from two cars to three cars.

“There’s no better way to enter the offseason than with this news,” Rosenqvist said. “I love this team and I’m so happy to continue working with all the amazing people I’ve come to know over the past two seasons.

“With everything the team has in the pipeline, the ongoing relationship with Pato and the addition of Alex Rossi, we will bring our A-game for 2023. It will be the most exciting season for me so far. Let it be March already!”

Palou and Rosenqvist’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES future was upended on July 12 when CGR announced it was exercising its option with Palou to continue driving with the team in 2023, then, hours later, McLaren Racing announced that he had signed Palou for 2023 and beyond. .

These surreal double announcements followed a June 23 announcement from McLaren that it was retaining Rosenqvist for the 2023 season, but without a series announcement. McLaren features teams in Formula 1, NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Formula E and Extreme E.

Legal action ensued after Ganassi and McLaren’s apparent standoff over Palou, with both teams saying nothing publicly about the behind-the-scenes drama all summer. The move also threw Rosenqvist’s future into question, as many assumed McLaren would add Palou to the AMSP lineup for 2023 and move Rosenqvist to another series.

McLaren recently signed Oscar Piastri to join Lando Norris in its 2023 F1 lineup, closing that possible door on Palou. And Palou was coy but positive when asked by NBC Sports’ Kevin Lee about staying with Ganassi next season during his victory lane interview last Sunday at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, which led to growing speculation that he might stay with CGR.

“Thank you Chip (Ganassi), Mike (Hull) and the entire team for your willingness to work together and help support both the team and my personal goals through this process,” Palou tweeted Wednesday. morning.

Team Ganassi confirmed the signing with this statement: “Alex Palou will remain in the #10 car with Chip Ganassi Racing for the 2023 INDYCAR season. The agreement gives him the ability to test cars in separate racing series, provided it does not directly conflict with his INDYCAR commitments.As always, we will support Alex as he seeks a second series championship with the team.

McLaren’s announcement this morning confirming Rosenqvist’s status also said Palou completed his first Formula 1 test today in the team’s 2021 MCL35M car.

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