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?
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Listen to this article Sebastian Vettel triggered a debate about a potential return of loud old-school engines when he did a demonstration, running on fully sustainable fuel, in Nigel Mansell's former FW14B at the British Grand Prix. The four-time champion questioned whether F1 needed to continue pursuing turbo hybrid engines if it could power simpler and more thrilling older-style engines. "I love the cars. I love to have the sensation for the V10," he said after the run. "For the history going forwards, I don't know that's a separate another discussion to have, what is the better way? "What is the cheaper way as well? Because these [turbo hybrid] engines cost a fortune, their development costs a fortune up to this point." Vettel's comments about going for simpler louder engines drew support from other key figures, including Red Bull boss Christian Horner. However, F1's chiefs do not see that as a viable solution for the long-term health of the sport – and … [Read more...] about F1 dismisses Vettel’s return to V10 engines suggestion
Dropped by Williams, Nicholas Latifi acknowledges Formula 1 is a “performance based industry” and he just wasn’t getting the results. Unable to crack the top-ten this season, there has been a lot of speculation about Latifi and his future in Formula 1. The final nail came down at Monza where the Canadian had a debutant team-mate in the car alongside him with Nyck de Vries not only out-qualifying him but scoring in a grand prix where once again Latifi was point-less. The following week Williams announced they would not be renewing the driver’s contract , the 27-year-old out after three years with the team. Having scored just twice in his 55 starts and not at all this season despite both Alex Albon and De Vries recording top-ten finishes , Latifi concedes he didn’t get the results need. That he puts down to somethings “of my control, some out of my control”. Speaking publicly for the first time since the confirmation, he told the media at the Marina Bay circuit: “It’s … [Read more...] about Nicholas Latifi speaks publicly for first time on Williams axe