Hans-Joachim Stuck believes Haas should just re-sign Mick Schumacher – after all, they will not get a “driver like Lewis Hamilton” as his replacement. Haas are one of three Formula 1 teams with a seat open for next season, that is if one considers Pierre Gasly locked into AlphaTauri. That has given team boss Guenther Steiner options and time, the team boss adamant he will not be rushed into a decision. While he recently revealed Schumacher has a “50-50” chance of spending another season as Kevin Magnussen’s team-mate, he is not ready to nail his colours to that mast. As for Schumacher’s side, the 23-year-old is reportedly in talks with both Alpine and Williams, although the latter seems the more likely option should he not continue with Haas. Williams team boss Jost Capito has talked him up, telling Sky Deutschland the driver is “very fast and a good guy – he should be on the list of the teams that still have a seat”. Stuck is baffled as to why no team has yet snapped … [Read more...] about ‘Haas should sign Mick Schumacher because they won’t get a Lewis Hamilton’
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Listen to this article Should Verstappen win the grand prix at Marina Bay and secure the fastest lap, he will win the title if Charles Leclerc ranks ninth or lower and if teammate Sergio Perez is fifth or worse. That becomes 10th for Leclerc should Verstappen land victory but without netting the bonus point for the fastest lap. If Red Bull driver Verstappen, who carries a pre-race lead of 116 points, finishes in second place or lower then his seemingly inevitable second coronation will wait until the Japanese GP. Should Verstappen get the job done this weekend, he will tie with Michael Schumacher . The German holds the record for the earliest title win, claiming the 2002 crown with five races to spare, while Hamilton has twice taken the spoils with three races to go. While Mercedes racer Hamilton did concede his early successes have been bad for the spectacle, he said that he would "feel for the fans" if Verstappen won it so early. Speaking in Singapore on … [Read more...] about Hamilton ‘feels for F1 fans’ over early Verstappen title win
Listen to this article Red Bull Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB18 Photo by: Alessio Morgese Even before Red Bull streaked well clear of Ferrari in the 2022 constructors’ championship, it had both drivers signed up for next season. Stability is the name of the game as an uber-long deal to retain Max Verstappen means he will again lead the outfit over compliant team-mate Sergio Perez . Confirmed 2023 drivers Driver 1 : Max Verstappen – Red Bull has the reigning world champion under lock and key, with Verstappen contractually committed to the team until 2028 after signing a five-year extension earlier this season. The deal could net the driver up to €50million a year. Driver 2 : Sergio Perez – After winning this season’s Monaco Grand Prix, the Mexican let slip on his way to the podium that he’d just inked a new deal. Days later, it was announced that Perez had signed on until 2024. But he will need to address his late-campaign slump in form. … [Read more...] about 2023 Formula 1 driver market: Which drivers are going where?
Heading to the final street circuit on this year’s calendar, George Russell is hoping Mercedes’ performances at the Singapore Grand Prix will “be sort of validation” of the steps they’ve taken to eradicate porpoising. Mercedes’ 2022 season, the first in the all-new ground effect aerodynamic era, has been hampered by porpoising or bouncing. The floor of the W13 took hit after hit in the first half of the season, Russell and his team-mate Lewis Hamilton left with neck and back pain as a result . However, Mercedes’ hard work seems to have paid off in recent races with the car barely bouncing. Singapore, though, will be the big test. Once again racing on a street circuit where the bumps exacerbate Mercedes’ porpoising, Russell is hoping this weekend will be the team’s best performance at a street track. “I think the factors in favour are the high downforce set-up, our car seems to work better on the higher downforce,” he said as per Autosport. “[Plus] our competitors, … [Read more...] about Why Singapore could be a key sign of progress for Mercedes
A frantic five weeks of racing ahead with the Singapore Grand Prix next on the schedule, and you can keep your finger on the pulse by watching on F1 TV Pro*. After another chance to recharge the batteries following the Italian Grand Prix, Formula 1 is back at full speed with race weekends to come in the next five weeks, starting with a long overdue return to the much-beloved Marina Bay circuit With F1 TV Pro, you’ll have absolutely everything you need as we find out whether Max Verstappen clinch the World Championship title for the second consecutive year. Put yourself at the heart of the Italian Grand Prix action with F1 TV Pro. Click here to sign up! The final countdown Max Verstappen is surging towards his second World Championship crown but, as the old saying goes, it ain’t over until the fat lady sings. Title race aside, it will still be a stunning spectacle regardless watching Verstappen face off against Ferrari under the night lights in Singapore. … [Read more...] about Watch all the live action from the Singapore Grand Prix with F1 TV Pro!
Two Formula 1 teams are believed to have exceeded the sport’s budget cap in the first year it was introduced, according to reports in German and Italian media. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Red Bull, who took Max Verstappen to the world championship last year, is one of the teams which may have overspent, according to reports in La Gazzetta dello Sport and Auto Motor und Sport . F1 introduced its budget cap last season. Teams were required to keep their spending below $145 million, excluding some items such as the salaries of its drivers and top management. Any team which exceeded the spending limit stood to gain an advantage over its rivals as the additional funds could allow them to employ more staff, conduct more testing or produce more parts. Red Bull were involved in a year-long fight with Mercedes for the championship. Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton arrived at the final race tied on points. While Verstappen narrowly won the drivers’ … [Read more...] about Red Bull may have broken spending limit in Verstappen’s title-winning 2021 season – reports · RaceFans
Listen to this article Red Bull's Max Verstappen heads to Singapore with the chance of wrapping up the 2022 drivers' title, having extended a 115-point lead in the championship over Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc. In the constructors' championship, Red Bull enjoys a 139-point advantage over Ferrari with six races including Singapore remaining in the season. However, Red Bull has never won a race on the streets of Singapore in the V6 hybrid era, with its last victory in the city-state recorded back in 2013 with Sebastian Vettel at the wheel. Mercedes and Ferrari exclusively won the Singapore GP between them from 2014-19, with Mercedes emerging victorious four times (including three courtesy of Lewis Hamilton) and Vettel powering Ferrari to victories in 2015 and '19. 2019 Singapore remains Vettel's last victory in F1 as the German, now at Aston Martin, prepares to bow out of the sport at the end of the current season. 2022 Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix … [Read more...] about 2022 F1 Singapore Grand Prix session timings and preview