Teams – Tein Footworks http://teinfootworks.com/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:05:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://teinfootworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4.png Teams – Tein Footworks http://teinfootworks.com/ 32 32 How Team Redline’s Enzo Bonito and Kevin Siggy’s Rivalry Drive Them Forward https://teinfootworks.com/how-team-redlines-enzo-bonito-and-kevin-siggys-rivalry-drive-them-forward/ Wed, 23 Nov 2022 17:05:02 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/how-team-redlines-enzo-bonito-and-kevin-siggys-rivalry-drive-them-forward/ Kevin Siggy and Enzo Bonito share more than just a seat for Team Redline: both are nominated for this year’s Esports Driver of the Year award. To share Tweeter To share To share E-mail Enzo Bonito and Kevin Siggy have been teammates for nearly two years. But from the way they interact with each other, […]]]>



Kevin Siggy and Enzo Bonito share more than just a seat for Team Redline: both are nominated for this year’s Esports Driver of the Year award.

Enzo Bonito and Kevin Siggy have been teammates for nearly two years. But from the way they interact with each other, you’d think they grew up in the same house.

This is not the first time I have spoken with the Team Redline team. Last year, we were talking about the epic of the team Le Mans Virtual Series Championship. Bonito joked then, referring to Siggy as his “little brother.” And to be honest, I feel like not much has changed between the two. On the contrary, they only got closer.

Enzo Bonito kisses the eROC trophy
Going through Enzo Bonito’s Twitter

Considering both were nominated for this year’s award Autosport Esports Driver of the YearI had to be cheeky and ask:

What does it mean to share this nomination with your teammate?

“He’s playing at all levels and now he’ll have the chance to do that in real life as well. And that’s what’s really great about the simulator is that you’re playing at the highest level on a simulation and that you get the chance to drive in a real car,” Bonito, of course, refers to Siggy winning the DTM Esports Championshipwhich gives him the opportunity to drive for a full season in the 2023 DTM Trophy.

“I look up to him a lot. I’ve done it in the past too. And I want to keep doing it, but he’s one of the few guys who’s done it and I really admire him.

Siggy’s admiration for her big brother has been replicated.

Kevin and Enzo at the Mental Economy Gym
Kevin and Enzo at the Mental Economy Gym

“We have worked together a little more closely this year. And we kind of bonded really close as friends and as colleagues. I’m really happy for [Enzo] moreover he was nominated because i think he is one of the best drivers in the world of sim racing.

“I’ll try to beat him in the nomination phase, of course,” laughed Siggy.

“But I wouldn’t mind him beating me in that kind of scenario because everyone knows who he is and what he’s capable of. He’s one of the best drivers and also one of my greats. friends. So, I’m more than happy to share it with him.

Both Siggy and Bonito have achieved their dream of driving a real car, which says a lot about their talent in the simulation. In order to exchange a rig for new tires, drivers must be at the top of their game in the virtual world. Something both Redline teammates proved last season to also earn them a brilliant nomination for the elite esports award.

Bonito’s success in both VCO ERL competition – particularly his ability to perform in a variety of cars on all tracks while using different platforms – and his Rennsport summit win no doubt put him under the spotlight last season.

How Team Redline is a great esports family
2022 Le Mans Virtual Series champions, BWM Team Redline, back in GTE

His teammate, Siggy, also started the year with a bang. And I’m not talking about a crazy New Year’s party. He was the man of the 24 hours to cross the checkered flag and claim the crown of the #71 GTE car. Alongside the DTM championship, Siggy and his team won the Formula Pro championship.

Even off the grid, he picked up another victory by graduating from college, in fact.

“The whole season, in a way, has been literally amazing,” he said.

And so an Autosport Award would be the beautiful red[line] bow out to cap off an incredible season for both of them.

“It will mean a lot. I always like to strive for a lot of respect for my name. It’s obviously nice to be recognized and maybe have some potential future deals for whatever’s on the horizon, like real-life motorsport,” Siggy said.

After 10 years of sim racing, Bonito echoes how the price would impact him as well.

“I think it was something I had in mind as one of the greatest wins of all time,” he shone. “It’s very important today as a sim driver, to be able to drive everywhere you go, like in different sims and different cars on different tracks. To win this award, you see the people who are nominated are those who can drive just about anything.

Rounding out the four nominees for the 2022 Autosport Awards Esports Driver of the Year, alongside Bonito and Siggy are James Baldwin (Mercedes-AMG/Veloce) and last year’s winner Frederik Rasmussen (Red Bull Racing).

This award inspires confidence and encourages sim racers to keep pushing, not just virtually, but also in the real world.

It’s something the Redline team did masterfully last season, and with Enzo Bonito and Kevin Siggy taking home Esports Driver of the Year awards, it’s unclear what the two brothers will continue to perform in (and out of) the simulator for years to come.

Be sure to vote for Enzo, Kevin, James or Frederik as the Autosport Awards esports driver of the year. Voting closes TONIGHT at 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, November 23.





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ARTA Honda team has ‘annoying’ woes for Tomoki Nojiri https://teinfootworks.com/arta-honda-team-has-annoying-woes-for-tomoki-nojiri/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 04:03:22 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/arta-honda-team-has-annoying-woes-for-tomoki-nojiri/ Nojiri and his teammate aboard the #8 ARTA machine, Nirei Fukuzumi, ended up finishing 12th overall with less than half the points of the other two Bridgestone-equipped GT500 crews, marking the team’s worst run. by Aguri Suzuki since 2016. season. The only visit to the podium all year for Nojiri and Fukuzumi came at the […]]]>

Nojiri and his teammate aboard the #8 ARTA machine, Nirei Fukuzumi, ended up finishing 12th overall with less than half the points of the other two Bridgestone-equipped GT500 crews, marking the team’s worst run. by Aguri Suzuki since 2016. season.

The only visit to the podium all year for Nojiri and Fukuzumi came at the second round of the season in May at Fuji, when the pair took a quiet victory in a race cut short by the terrifying accident of the Nissan driver Mitsunori Takaboshi, and only after two Toyota crews. were penalized.

On top of that, it wasn’t until round four at Fuji that the #8 NSX-GT cracked the top five as operational errors cost the team valuable points at Sugo and Autopolis.

The chances of ending the year with a strong result at Motegi were ruined when Nojiri was dropped by Katsumasa Chiyo’s Nissan NDDP Racing at Turn 5 on the opening lap, dropping him to the back of the pack.

In a year in which he also became a two-time Super Formula champion, Nojiri said ARTA’s struggles made him realize his own limitations as a driver.

“There were so many races where we could have done better, but we made a lot of mistakes that ruined or destroyed the race, and that’s very frustrating,” Nojiri told Motorsport.com.

“Without this contact [at Motegi], I think we could have been close to the podium, so again I feel like we could have done a different race. But we must aim for the first places in the eight races, without making any mistakes, otherwise the championship will remain far away.

“Especially because I won the championship in Super Formula, it made me realize that there are still areas where I have gaps. It’s frustrating, it’s boring and I feel like I can Do more.

ARTA’s dismal season also marked the final campaign for the team and longtime service partner Servus Japan, as Nojiri’s Super Formula team Mugen prepares to resume racing the n ° 8 in 2023.

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Nojiri says he is motivated to aim for a maiden SUPER GT title next year and try to match fellow Honda Naoki Yamamoto, who won the top two Japanese series in the same year.

“In Super Formula I’m aiming for a third consecutive title, but SUPER GT is SUPER GT,” he said. “I have never been a champion, so I have no choice but to fight for a first title.

“Getting a double title like Yamamoto will be really tough, but as long as I’m still able to have a chance, I’ll keep aiming.”

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Enzo Fittipaldi will join the Red Bull Junior team and race in Formula 2 with Carlin in 2023 https://teinfootworks.com/enzo-fittipaldi-will-join-the-red-bull-junior-team-and-race-in-formula-2-with-carlin-in-2023/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 18:04:07 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/enzo-fittipaldi-will-join-the-red-bull-junior-team-and-race-in-formula-2-with-carlin-in-2023/ Enzo Fittipaldi joined the Red Bull Youth Team program and run with Pug in the Formula 2 FIA championship, it was announced on Saturday. The Brazilian, who was part of the Ferrari Drivers Academy before withdrawing from this program in early 2021, competed with the Charouz race system team in Formula 2 this year, and […]]]>

Enzo Fittipaldi joined the Red Bull Youth Team program and run with Pug in the Formula 2 FIA championship, it was announced on Saturday.

The Brazilian, who was part of the Ferrari Drivers Academy before withdrawing from this program in early 2021, competed with the Charouz race system team in Formula 2 this year, and despite being part of a team not usually known for fighting up front, he has achieved six podiums and sits sixth in the standings heading into the final round of the season.

Fittipaldi has revealed serious talks have started with the Red Bull adviser Dr. Helmut Marko after impressing during the Hungarian round of the season in July, with the first meeting taking place a few weeks later in Belgium. From there the talks continued and at his home event in Brazil the deal was unveiled.

“I think after my result in Budapest where I got two podiums in the same weekend, we started (talking)”, said Fittipaldi to RUNNER. “I’ve always had a bit of contact since last year with Dr Helmut Marko, then at Spa this year we had a meeting – so after Budapest – and we talked and I’m very happy to report that I am now part of the Red Bull family.

“The junior team is an incredible opportunity for me.”

Fittipaldi hopes the deal will boost his chances of making the move FIA Formula 1 World Championship to some extent, with possible free practice outings possible with either Oracle Red Bull Racing Where Scuderia Alpha Tauri from next season.

“It’s hard to say now – I still have to do a very good job in Abu Dhabi,” Fittipaldi added. “I’m fighting for third place in the Formula 2 championship, I have the race next week so it’s really important that I do a good job there, so the target is to finish in the top three this year.

“Let’s say Abu Dhabi is very important to me. It is very important that I do a good job there. We’ll see what comes next.

“Of course being part of a (Formula 1) team has always been a dream for me, especially Red Bull – the champion team, the best team in Formula 1 – it’s a dream for me. All I can do is thank Dr Helmut Marko, Red Bull, (team principal) Christian Horner – this is an incredible opportunity, now is the time to work, work hard and keep pushing.

Dr Marko said Red Bull has been impressed with Fittipaldi’s performance in Formula 2 this year with a team not known to be favourites, and he will switch to Carlin next year to continue his impressive start.

“That he played in a midfield team, I would say,” Marko is quoted as saying by Motorsport.com. “He was always there at the top.

“I think he’s had his ups and downs. And now he knows there’s a chance. He’ll be with Carlin, which is a top team. And he’s a character.

“We will see how he behaves. As always, with results.

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Brad Pitt overstayed his welcome and stressed Aston Martin F1 team ahead of USGP https://teinfootworks.com/brad-pitt-overstayed-his-welcome-and-stressed-aston-martin-f1-team-ahead-of-usgp/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 16:32:25 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/brad-pitt-overstayed-his-welcome-and-stressed-aston-martin-f1-team-ahead-of-usgp/ Hollywood star Brad Pitt showed up to the United States Grand Prix lingering behind the scenes – in the garages – and learning things for his next Formula 1 film. But according to the Aston team boss Martin, Pitt overstayed his welcome with the Silverstone-based team and caused chaos. During his visit, the 58-year-old met […]]]>

Hollywood star Brad Pitt showed up to the United States Grand Prix lingering behind the scenes – in the garages – and learning things for his next Formula 1 film. But according to the Aston team boss Martin, Pitt overstayed his welcome with the Silverstone-based team and caused chaos.

During his visit, the 58-year-old met the 10 team bosses but spent much of his time in the Aston Martin garage.

However, while Aston Martin team boss Mike Krack wasn’t shy about giving Pitt access to what goes on behind the scenes at F1 racing, Krack felt the star had overstayed his welcome. .

Krack said Pitt’s long presence in the garage has set the Silverstone-based squad back and left them stressed and dealing with chaos.

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Brad Pitt stars as a racer in the F1 film produced by Lewis Hamilton

The F1 film, which is expected to have a budget of $140 million, is produced by seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton.

In the film, Pitt plays a racer who comes back from retirement to mentor a youngster and takes the opportunity to shine one last time as a teammate.

Hamilton, who has often been linked to Hollywood and has shown interest in acting in films, will not participate in this film on screen. Instead, the Brit is determined to make the movie as authentic as possible.

The seven-time world champion even stated high hopes for the movie and said it would be the best racing movie of all time.

Read also : Lewis Hamilton and Brad Pitt have $140m F1 movie reunion amid US Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has another project lined up

Hamilton has set up a production company – Dawn Apollo Films – and he already has two projects lined up with Apple TV+.

One is Brad Pitt’s film with F1 and the other is his own documentary. The documentary will showcase the Briton’s struggles through life and sport to reach the top of the sport.

Approaching the age when most sportspeople choose retirement, Hamilton has often been asked about his post-retirement plans. In one of the interviews, Hamilton revealed that he wanted to be involved in film productions.

Read also : A net worth of $334 million, Lewis Hamilton has ‘high hopes’ for F1 movie starring Brad Pitt

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Red Bull announces Chelsea-linked RB Leipzig boss will oversee squad after Dietrich Mateschitz’s death https://teinfootworks.com/red-bull-announces-chelsea-linked-rb-leipzig-boss-will-oversee-squad-after-dietrich-mateschitzs-death/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 12:13:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/red-bull-announces-chelsea-linked-rb-leipzig-boss-will-oversee-squad-after-dietrich-mateschitzs-death/ Red Bull announced a restructuring of its company following the death of co-founder and CEO Dietrich Mateschitzputting one of the key figures in his growing influence in football in charge of wider sporting projects, including overseeing his Formula One crew. Mateschitz, 78, died a fortnight ago over the US Grand Prix weekend after a long […]]]>

Red Bull announced a restructuring of its company following the death of co-founder and CEO Dietrich Mateschitzputting one of the key figures in his growing influence in football in charge of wider sporting projects, including overseeing his Formula One crew.

Mateschitz, 78, died a fortnight ago over the US Grand Prix weekend after a long period of illness, prompting an outpouring of tributes within F1 over his impact on the highest level of motorsport in the last 30 years.

Now, in a letter sent to Red Bull staff by Mateschitz’s son and 49% shareholder of the company, Mark, a new management team has been revealed in which the former CEO’s responsibilities are divided into three.

While Franz Watzlawick has been named CEO of the company’s drinks business and Alexander Kirchmayr has been named chief financial officer, responsibility for the company’s projects and investments has been handed over to Oliver Mintzlaff, a former racer bottom-turned-commercial who worked for the German sportswear brand Puma. until joining Red Bull in the early 2010s.

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Mintzlaff’s new role means he will oversee the management of the Red Bull brand in F1, which won its fifth constructors’ championship this season since entering the sport in 2005 and is on a run of two successive drivers‘ titles with starman. Max Verstappenas well as sister team AlphaTauri.

The 47-year-old has been heavily involved in Red Bull’s growing footballing business in recent years, working first with former liverpool manager Gerard Houllier when the Frenchman was head of world football at the energy drink giant, before taking on the role full-time himself when Houllier stepped back due to health issues.

In 2014, Minztlaff became CEO of RB Leipzigoverseeing the club’s rise to the lower leagues of German football in the later stages of the UEFA Champions League after the Red Bull takeover, and remained in that role until this morning when he resigned due to his new promotion.

Earlier this year he was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea after Todd Boehly took over the club, but insisted he wanted to stay with Red Bull, saying: “I’m under contract with Leipzig. until 2026, I will fulfill my contract here with great pleasure,” he told Sky Sports in his native country. “We still have a lot of plans. Not just on the pitch. I feel good here in Leipzig. .

Born in Styria, Austria during the reign of Nazi Germany in 1944, Mateschitz discovered the drink that would become Red Bull in Thailand while marketing toothpaste for his employer. In 1984, he co-founded the Red Bull company with Yoovidhya, and the revamped drink has since become a market leader, selling more than nine billion cans worldwide in 2021 alone, according to brand figures. Red Bull turned Mateschitz into a billionaire, with Forbes valuing his wealth at over $25bn (£22bn) before his death.

Max Verstappen credits Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz with his rise to F1 glory (Picture: Getty)

Mateschitz decided the best way to market Red Bull was to associate the brand with high performance in extreme sports, which led to a desire to build the F1 team that changed the sport forever.

Following Mateschitz’s death, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner insisted the day-to-day running of the Milton Keynes-based team would not change.

“The future is set,” explained Horner. “[Dietrich] has laid a very solid foundation for the future. And with, in 2026, Red Bull becoming a power unit manufacturer, that was the missing piece of our puzzle, and it had the vision to enable that to happen. And just as we did with the chassis, we will bring that same spirit, its spirit, into the future engine company.

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Team USA Blog: Elliott Budzinski https://teinfootworks.com/team-usa-blog-elliott-budzinski/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 19:03:59 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/team-usa-blog-elliott-budzinski/ The Formula Ford Festival is over, Thomas has joined William and I at our base in Milton Keynes away from the track, and our time in the UK is over. The events and results of Brands Hatch have been published and recounted, but what has not been shared are my personal experiences of the Formula […]]]>

The Formula Ford Festival is over, Thomas has joined William and I at our base in Milton Keynes away from the track, and our time in the UK is over. The events and results of Brands Hatch have been published and recounted, but what has not been shared are my personal experiences of the Formula Ford Festival and what life is like as a scholarship driver for the American team.

Looking back, I made some costly mistakes on Saturday at Brands Hatch that ended up carrying over to the rest of the weekend, which actually started even earlier during practice days. The value of the practice days cannot be underestimated, and the way I ran the races was not as calculated as it should have been. A few more practice starts at the pit lane exit may have changed everything. Although I think it’s obvious that the weekend didn’t deliver the result I wanted, the car felt solid. I take it as a learning experience – weeding out small mistakes that can tip results in a completely opposite direction.

On the here and now… we are once again staying in our flat in Milton Keynes. It’s not something I’ve talked about much, but all this time is a big adjustment for me. It’s the longest time I’ve been away from home and lived alone, and I feel like I’ve grown in the process. I’d like to think I’m responsible at home, and my job for MPG Motorsport involves a lot of independence, but everything that is part of Team USA life pushes me further than ever. Before leaving, I wondered if I would be homesick. Although there are times I miss staying in my own bed and being with family, for the most part it’s so busy that there isn’t much time to miss life at the House. It’s what I dreamed of doing, and it’s hard to forget.

The best part of this week off is that Thomas, William and I were lucky enough to have a factory tour most days. Haas F1, McLaren Technical Centre, Multimatic Motorsports and Ilmor Engineering Ltd. all generously took the time to show us around. The first was Haas and it did not disappoint! While it wasn’t a literal F1 ‘factory’, that doesn’t take away from what we saw there. The UK factory is more of a home base directing all Haas Formula 1 operations and preparations. Mark Lowe kindly showed us around and answered all of our questions. The effort required to lead a Formula 1 team is astonishing.

On Tuesday we visited Ilmor Engineering with 2020 Team USA Scholarship winner Bryce Aron accompanying us. Ilmor is a British high-performance motor racing engineering company that runs Chevrolet’s IndyCar program, among other things. As you walk through the door to reception you are greeted by IndyCar V6 and V8 engines on the pits, along with others they have worked on over the years. Principal Design Engineer Simon Young gave us a very in-depth tour, taking us through the design office and then where engines are built, stress tested, improved, before a final version is sent out. It was awesome to see their engine dynos where the race laps are simulated. The size of the installation and the intricacy of the one piece engineering, not to mention the entire engine, is simply amazing.

On Wednesday, the three of us were with Ammonite’s two full-time mechanics, Adam Thomas and Toby Evans, off to Woking for a tour of the McLaren Technical Centre. The folks at MTC Events were immediately welcoming and after a few quick refreshes we started on the ‘Boulevard’ which features lots of special road cars and former World Championship winning F1 cars. In my opinion, the 1988 MP4/4 was the star. It was amazing to see the history in this showroom and to consider the people who have been instrumental for McLaren over the years. We continued to the heart of the operation where F1 cars are designed and built. Lots of stories are told about how clean the facility is, but when you hear “you can perform surgery in their rooms” it’s no exaggeration. The visit to the trophy room ended the visit perfectly.

The week ended at the Multimatic Vehicle Dynamic Center. It started early in the morning when William and I introduced Thomas to public transport in England by taking the train from Milton Keynes, via London, and then on to Thetford. Dan Bridgeman was amazing – as an engineer he was able to answer our questions with very technical answers. We have seen how different manufacturers/race teams test the limits and capabilities of their cars and how different changes in setup affect vehicle dynamics. We started with the large physical test beds on which the cars are placed and studied their different purposes. He followed that up with what we pilots find most interesting – the loop pilot simulator.

As a driver, you often don’t take into account all the work done by the team off the track. Seeing the different facilities gave me an extra level of appreciation for what goes on behind the scenes, with so many different people putting their hearts and souls into racing cars and motorsports. I am eternally grateful to everyone who showed us around and answered all of our questions, including the silly ones.

Now all eyes are on the Walter Hayes Trophy. I plan to take everything I learned at the Formula Ford Festival and add to it. I have the right mood for next week and one goal – to bring home gear for Team USA and Ammonite Motorsports.

– Elliott

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United States GP: Team Practice Notes – Haas https://teinfootworks.com/united-states-gp-team-practice-notes-haas/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 01:14:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/united-states-gp-team-practice-notes-haas/ Round 19 of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship kicked off on Friday with the Haas F1 team returning home to practice at the Circuit of the Americas as the teams prepared for the United States Grand Prix of 56 rounds of Sunday. Mick Schumacher was joined in FP1 by Antonio Giovinazzi, the Scuderia […]]]>

Round 19 of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship kicked off on Friday with the Haas F1 team returning home to practice at the Circuit of the Americas as the teams prepared for the United States Grand Prix of 56 rounds of Sunday.

Mick Schumacher was joined in FP1 by Antonio Giovinazzi, the Scuderia Ferrari reserve driver undertaking the second of two FP1 test outings agreed with the team – Kevin Magnussen handing over his seat to the Italian for this appearance. Unfortunately for Giovinazzi, his session only lasted four laps after crashing into the barriers at Turn 6, and the subsequent overheating of his VF-22’s clutch necessitated a clutch change on his return to the pits.

Schumacher used two sets of Pirelli P Zero Red folding tires in FP1. The German started with a setup lap and a base run on his opening set, recording a fastest lap of 1:39.905. Schumacher improved that to 1:38.922 on his second set, good for P15 on the timesheets, before finishing with a few high-fuel laps on the running compound until the checkered flag.

FP2 was dedicated to a prototype Pirelli tire test – the session went from its usual 60 minutes to a matter of 90 minutes. Magnussen was back behind the wheel of his VF-22 and the Dane completed a total of four stints on his prototype tire sets. He finished the P11 session with a best lap of 1:40.084. Schumacher added a solid second session, also consisting of four runs, to his morning lap. His fastest time on the prototype tires was 1:39.507 to place P5 on the grid.

Haas F1 Team ran a total of 74 laps on Friday across FP1 and FP2 – 46 by Schumacher, 24 by Magnussen and 4 by Giovinazzi.

Kevin Magnussen: “I think it’s about finding a good compromise with the wind first because there’s sector one and half of sector two which is downwind, and the rest of the track is headwind. The balance is very different and it’s only going to get stronger tomorrow and Sunday. It’s different with these cars because they’re so steep. The last car I drove here was the car from the old generation and it was a lot smoother. It’s a bumpy track, so you feel it a lot more with those cars, and it can break it in a lot of places. I’d say it’s actually a little harder to drive now.

Mick Schumacher: “It’s great to be back, we have our special livery this weekend and riding in front of a local crowd is always nice. The performance was there, but you never know what’s going on around you and what compounds or fuel loads others are using. We’ll gladly accept that today, but I don’t think it’s possible for us tomorrow. Nevertheless, we still have work to do and I hope to qualify in the top 10, then have a good run.”

Antonio Giovinazzi: “I wasn’t pushing but there were a lot of gusts of wind and unfortunately I lost the rear end, which got stuck in the barriers, and the session was over. It was only my second lap of pushing. the session, my first with the DRS, so apologies to the team. It’s racing and sometimes these things happen.”

Guenther Steiner, team manager: “FP1 was a little awkward with Antonio hitting the barriers on his first few laps. We think he got caught out by a bit of wind at the back and then we only had one FP2 went pretty well with the new prototype tires from Pirelli – now we have to go through the data to see how they perform – but I haven’t heard any big complaints about them. we will try to have a solid session in FP3 and then we will prepare for qualifying.”

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Audi F1 Team predicts Formula 1 race wins within three years of 2026 launch https://teinfootworks.com/audi-f1-team-predicts-formula-1-race-wins-within-three-years-of-2026-launch/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 20:21:03 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/audi-f1-team-predicts-formula-1-race-wins-within-three-years-of-2026-launch/ The Audi F1’a project leader has set an ambitious target of race wins within three years of the start of all-new engine regulations in 2026. Although Project Audi has yet to announce its partner team, it is expected to be Alfa Romeo’s current outfit. Work on Audi’s 2026 car has already started in Germany. Audi […]]]>
  • The Audi F1’a project leader has set an ambitious target of race wins within three years of the start of all-new engine regulations in 2026.
  • Although Project Audi has yet to announce its partner team, it is expected to be Alfa Romeo’s current outfit.
  • Work on Audi’s 2026 car has already started in Germany.

    Audi expects to reveal the name of its partner team for the 2026 Formula 1 season and beyond later this year.

    It is believed that a 75% takeover deal with Sauber, the Swiss-based team currently known as Alfa Romeo, has already been signed. Adam Baker, head of the Formula 1 project at Audi, is however not ready to announce it yet.

    “We considered all the alternatives for the concept of our project,” Baker told Spanish press at an event in Madrid. “We will update you on the partner later this year and explain how it will work. But we have understood what we need from the ideal partner and that is what will allow us to be successful in the future.”

    Baker is even set to set an ambitious goal of race wins within three years of the start of all-new engine regulations in 2026.

    Officials unveil an Audi F1 show car at Spa-Francorchamps in August.

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    “We understand the scale of the challenge, but we want to show we can pull it off,” he said. “Board members know a lot about F1 and are well aware of the challenges ahead. But as an entry point, 2026 is a very attractive year. We would like to be competitive from the start, but we have to be realistic. We want to be able to win races in three years.

    “There are rule changes, everyone is now working within these financial restrictions, so it’s a very different situation from the past where some teams might have an advantage. In this situation, three years is a realistic path.”

    This winning strategy, however, will require winning drivers, but Volkswagen-owned Audi is unwilling to speak publicly about any upcoming talks.

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    Audi F1 project manager Adam Baker predicts quick success for the team.

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    “There’s a lot of interest but also three and a half years and a lot of time for a lot of changes in the driver market,” Baker said. “We will have a programme, a simulator and we will work with pilots for development. It could be linked to a program for young pilots, but we will talk about that later.

    “Now the pilots work a lot more in the simulator and it would be very interesting to have a veteran pilot and of course we are thinking about it, yes.

    When a Spanish journalist suggested Carlos Sainz as a potential target, Baker replied, “That would be fantastic. But there are still many years left. With (Fernando) Alonso too? difficult to think of what will happen in three years. We can dream but that would be speculation.”

    Some believe Mick Schumacher is a favorite for a factory Audi seat because of his German nationality, but Baker insists the range will be “decided by market, not nationality”.

    Another consideration is whether Audi will supply its Formula 1 engine, which Baker says will be ready to start “before the end of the year”, to a customer team.

    “We will be ready, we are committed, but at the moment we are not looking for a particular client,” he said. “And the regulations may require us to give engines to other teams.”

    As for the car, Baker revealed that work in Neuburg, Germany has already begun.

    “We’re starting now because the development on the electrical side and the chassis is very important,” Baker said. “Testing will start in the middle of 2025, probably in Spain, then we will start in 2026.”

    A recruitment drive is also starting to increase Audi’s F1 workforce.

    “We were able to get started very quickly with a very competent group of technicians, so we didn’t have to recruit anyone or hire from outside,” Baker said. “We are around 130 people but we are building the team very quickly. What the final number will be is a good question, considering how much money there is for internal and external costs.

    “But, yes, it will be over 300.”

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Lando Norris’ new ‘Rocket League’ team is already upsetting the pro circuit https://teinfootworks.com/lando-norris-new-rocket-league-team-is-already-upsetting-the-pro-circuit/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 19:20:18 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/lando-norris-new-rocket-league-team-is-already-upsetting-the-pro-circuit/ Lando Norris is no stranger to the game. When he’s not racing in Formula 1 with McLaren, the 22-year-old racing prodigy streams video games on his Twitch channel to thousands of viewers, often playing alongside fellow pilots Charles Leclerc and George Russell. In late 2020, Norris founded Quadrant, an esports organization that combines pilot “love […]]]>

Lando Norris is no stranger to the game. When he’s not racing in Formula 1 with McLaren, the 22-year-old racing prodigy streams video games on his Twitch channel to thousands of viewers, often playing alongside fellow pilots Charles Leclerc and George Russell.

In late 2020, Norris founded Quadrant, an esports organization that combines pilot “love for games, lifestyle, content and clothes.” Previously, the organization had only professional teams in Halo and Call of Dutybut as of this week, Quadrant entered the Rocket League Championship Series.

The All-New Quadrant rocket league The team consists of Kash, RelatingWave and Eekso, three promising British talents who started the 2022-23 RLCS season as the team “Goldbridge Ball”.

No one really knew what to expect from Quadrant’s first tournament. Each member of the squad has produced impressive but inconsistent results in previous competitions, and forming a team so close to the start of the season has left players with little time to establish crucial in-game chemistry.

However, the Quadrant team immediately proved themselves professionally rocket league circuit of the European Fall Open, the first major European regional tournament of the season.

Despite narrowly avoiding elimination from the Swiss leg of the tournament to qualify for the playoffs, Quadrant has the rocket league the world speaks as they defeat the 2021-2022 RLCS World Champions, Team BDS, in the quarter-finals. The series was as close as it gets, with five of seven games decided by a single goal.

In the end, Quadrant scored a desperate but crucial goal almost four minutes into extra time to defeat Team BDS and earn their ticket to the Championship on Sunday. The BDS team dominated European and World tournaments last season, making Quadrant’s upset one of the most surprising in recent history. Only time will tell if this victory is due to a day off from the world champions, or if the new team is really in contention for the title.

Quadrant will take on Oxygen Esports in the European Fall Open Semi-Finals on Sunday, October 16, which you can watch live on Twitch.tv/RocketLeague.

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Daniel Ticktum will stay with the NIO 333 FE team for Formula E Season 9 https://teinfootworks.com/daniel-ticktum-will-stay-with-the-nio-333-fe-team-for-formula-e-season-9/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 06:36:51 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/daniel-ticktum-will-stay-with-the-nio-333-fe-team-for-formula-e-season-9/ Daniel Ticktum will stay in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the start of the Gen3 era after extending his contract with the NIO 333 FE Team. The British rider was expected to stay with NIO after making his debut for the team in season eight, and although he only scored one point […]]]>

Daniel Ticktum will stay in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship for the start of the Gen3 era after extending his contract with the NIO 333 FE Team.

The British rider was expected to stay with NIO after making his debut for the team in season eight, and although he only scored one point during the season – he has finished tenth in the second race of the Rome E-Prix – he got a second year with the team.

He also got a dueling appearance in the Seoul E-Prix in what was a quietly impressive season in a car that was certainly not a frontrunner, and he was rightly resigned for the 2022-23 season.

Ticktum will join the already confirmed Sergio Sette Camara at NIO, and it has already started testing the new Gen3 car which will make its racing debut in the Mexico E-Prix in January. The new car had trials both Mallory Park and Varano.

“As expected, I’m back here at NIO 333 HQ,” says Ticktum in a video posted by NIO 333. “I have been in the [Gen3] car a few times, and it’s a big step up from the Gen2, I’ve really enjoyed it so far I must say.

“I’m really looking to crack with this new era of electric racing.”

The confirmation of Ticktum alongside Sette Câmara means Olivier TurveyNIO’s long partnership with NIO has come to an end, and it looks like his chances of staying on the grid are diminishing as his name isn’t mentioned on any of the remaining available seats.

Turvey has been a long-time development engine for the McLaren F1 Teamand although there is a seat available in the new Neom McLaren Formula E Teamrumors say that Jacques Hughes will occupy this place next to Rene Rast.

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