In Saturday evening’s race, Sebastien Bourdais was running seventh when he braked in reaction to Colton Herta slowing in front of him, heading for pitlane. Immediately behind Bourdais, Team Penske’s Josef Newgarden was caught by surprise and tapped the #14 AJ Foyt Racing-Chevrolet into a spin that sent the 37-time race-winner hard into the SAFER barrier on the outside of Turn 2. Bourdais’ teammate Dalton Kellett at least managed to finish on the lead lap, albeit last, and that would be as good as it got for the squad. With the second race, like the first, set by championship points due to the cancelation of qualifying, and with Bourdais having dropped from seventh to 14 th due to the Saturday DNF, he was more vulnerable at the start of the race. As they were rolling toward the green flag, Dale Coyne Racing-Honda’s Pietro Fittipaldi hit Bourdais knocking him into a spin that collected Alexander Rossi’s Andretti Autosport machine. The melee would also eliminate Conor Daly … [Read more...] about Foyt counts the cost of disastrously unlucky Texas weekend
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Mercedes team principal Wolff has been heard giving messages of encouragement to Bottas at a number of recent races after a request for more feedback from the Finn last year. Bottas was in pursuit of Verstappen while running third in Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix when Wolff was heard on the radio saying: "Hunt him down, Valtteri, you're the quickest car." An exhaust sensor issue ultimately cost Bottas around five seconds, denying him the chance to bear down on Verstappen and leaving him third in the final results. Wolff said that while he enjoyed getting involved in the race via team radio, he might need to reconsider future messages after it failed to spark a pace improvement from Bottas. "We discussed it, and I enjoy it also, because I'm so passionate about things that having a release valve to Valtteri [is good]," Wolff said. "I thought it works well. "It actually didn't work well this time, so I maybe need to shut up next time, or at least discuss it with … [Read more...] about Wolff may reconsider Bottas radio messages after pace ‘flatlined’
Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing’s standing as the ‘sport of kings’ – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world’s 16th richest man. Red Bull Racing RB16B rear wing endplate Photo by: Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has been intrinsically linked to the Slim family via their Telmex telecoms company, which … [Read more...] about Who are the richest people in Formula 1?
Formula 1 is a sport that arguably consumes money like no other on the planet. The sums involved are vast and, to be player, you have to have access to some serious cash. Fortunately – just like with thoroughbred horse racing's standing as the "sport of kings" – the prestige and status of F1 attracts some of the wealthiest people on the planet. So let’s take a look at them... As an entrée, just think about that Claro sticker on the rear wing of the Red Bull Racing car. Claro is the South American part of America Movil, a Forbes Global 2000 telecoms group that employs almost 200,000 staff and is headquartered in Mexico City – its reported revenues are north of $50 billion. Its chairman, Carlos Slim Helu, has a current net worth of $62.8 billion, according to Forbes – at the time of writing, he’s the world's 16 th richest man. He – along with son Carlos Slim Domit – has been the financial force behind driver Sergio Perez, who joined the team in 2021. His career has … [Read more...] about Who Are The Richest People In Formula 1?
The back wheels are incredibly close together. From some angles this weird creation looks like a trike. Manufacturers and driving enthusiasts congregate at the Nürburgring to challenge the circuit's plethora of turns and massive elevation changes. When not hosting races or industry testing, the course is technically a one-way toll road, which means any street legal motor vehicle can take on the course. The video of a bizarre Fiat 500 with an incredibly narrow rear axle shows just how weird some of the cars on the ‘Ring can be. This odd contraption called an Ellenators is a way for 16-year-olds in Germany to hit the road. Usually, someone there needs to be 18 to get a driver’s license, but special modifications offer a way around that requirement. The vehicles rear track can’t exceed 18.1 inches (46 centimeters). The regulations allow for one or two tires at the back as long setup meets the width requirement. In addition, the engine may only produce 20 horsepower … [Read more...] about Bizarre Narrow-Axle Fiat 500 Is Strange Sight On Nurburgring