Listen to this article Rossi has joined the team, previously known as Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and then Arrow McLaren SP from 2020, as it expands to three full-time entries for the first time. Explaining what enticed him to join the team the Californian who finished top three in the championship in 2018 and ’19 said: “I think there's just a very clear path in terms of what they're trying to accomplish, whether that's on a weekly, daily and monthly time frame. “There's a very black-and-white set of objectives and a reason behind those objectives in terms of the development of the car, the development of people, the transition of people, helping someone in an area where they've previously struggled or whatever, right? “I just think there's a lot of very detail-oriented people that are kind of in a senior role of the team. With that comes a lot of structure down the pipeline that you're able to very clearly see a path of progress as you go into the season.” Asked if that … [Read more...] about Rossi savors clear objectives, detail-oriented people at McLaren
The first of 15 drivers who will contest Formula 1’s new all-female junior series has been announced. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free ART Grand Prix, one of the five teams which will contest the inaugural championship, has signed 25-year-old Swiss racer Lena Bühler as the first member of its three-strong squad. Bühler began karting seven years ago having previously raced BMX bikes. She moved into racing cars in 2020, finishing 15th in the Spanish Formula 4 championship. The following year she moved into the Formula Regional European series with R-ace GP, managing a best finish of 20th. Her return the following year was cut short, but she returned to racing in the Formula 4 UAE series this year. Her overalls bore Sauber Academy logos at this week’s round in Kuwait, but no formal tie-up has yet been announced. Bühler said she was pleased to be joining “a team with a fantastic record”. ART has won multiple championships in other series and taken four … [Read more...] about First driver confirmed for new female junior racing series F1 Academy · RaceFans
Otmar Szafnauer has vowed to “eliminate the loopholes” that allowed Oscar Piastri, as he put it, “to get out” of the contract Alpine thought they had. Alpine’s plans for their 2023 driver line up were thrown into confusion last season when Fernando Alonso opted against signing a one-year extension and instead committed his future to Aston Martin. The team wasn’t too fazed as they had reserve driver Piastri waiting in the wings and almost immediately announced him as Esteban Ocon’s new team-mate. The Aussie, though, took to social media to refute that and, as the saga played out, F1’s Contract Recognition Board declared the only contract Piastri had with any team for the 2023 F1 season was with McLaren. Alpine finally completed their line up with Pierre Gasly having done a deal with Red Bull to release the Frenchman . But while the CRB declared Alpine definitely did not have a contract with Piastri, only a terms sheet, Szafnauer bills it as a “loophole” that allowed the … [Read more...] about Otmar Szafnauer has another dig at Oscar Piastri, vows to ‘eliminate loopholes’ in junior contracts
The curse of sport is that unless you are number one, you are condemned to live under a cloud of failure. For no matter how many races you win, poles you take or points you score, there can only be one champion. The rest all fall short. Advert | Become a Supporter & go ad-free Red Bull know this only too well. After being deposed from F1’s Mount Olympus with the onset of the V6 turbo hybrids, their journey back to the top was as frustrating as it was humbling. But that decade of discontent reached its end over the past two seasons, and Red Bull head into a new year as undisputedly and unequivocally the best team in their sport. Emerging bruised, bloodied but victorious from their brutal year-long battle against Mercedes in 2021, Red Bull knew they were vulnerable going into Max Verstappen’s first year sporting the coveted number one on his car. But when Mercedes faltered, Ferrari faced up to Red Bull in their place. However, Ferrari’s implosion as the season … [Read more...] about Will Red Bull dominate again as their development handicap bites in 2023? · RaceFans
Listen to this article Here is a guide to what's on Motorsport.tv for the weekend of 4-5 February. For a detailed list of what's available in your area, please visit the livestream page: Motorsport.tv/livestream. Bathurst 12 Hour The most anticipated race of the year in Australia is here! Valentino Rossi, Raffaele Marciello, Maro Engel, Sheldon Van der Linde, Augusto Farfus, Nicky Catsburg and many more will be part of this exciting 12-hour race. Qualifying : (4 February) - 02:30 CET - 01:30 BST - 20:30 EST Race : (4 February) - 19:30 CET - 18:30 BST - 13:30 EST *Not available in Australia and New Zealand. Le Touquet Enduropale The legendary Touquet Enduropale, the toughest and most thrilling beach bike enduro on earth will be live on Motorsport.tv . Don't miss the full three-hour race across the famed beach of northern France! Only available to Motorsport.tv subscribers. Race : (4 February) - 14:15 CET - 13:15 BST - 08:15 … [Read more...] about Motorsport.tv guide: What’s on 4-5 February weekend?