Teams – Tein Footworks http://teinfootworks.com/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 08:45:00 +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 Gasly feels ready for return to F1’s top team: I’m more complete now https://teinfootworks.com/gasly-feels-ready-for-return-to-f1s-top-team-im-more-complete-now/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 08:45:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/gasly-feels-ready-for-return-to-f1s-top-team-im-more-complete-now/ Pierre Gasly says he is “more complete” as a Formula 1 driver than he was during his time at Red Bull, and feels ready to return to the front of the stage in Grand Prix. Gasly made his F1 debut at Red Bull sister team Toro Rosso in 2017, and was given a full-time racing […]]]>

Pierre Gasly says he is “more complete” as a Formula 1 driver than he was during his time at Red Bull, and feels ready to return to the front of the stage in Grand Prix.

Gasly made his F1 debut at Red Bull sister team Toro Rosso in 2017, and was given a full-time racing job in 2018.

In 2019, he was promoted to the main team to partner Max Verstappen following Daniel Ricciardo’s shock defection to Renault.

Gasly struggled to match Verstappen and fit into the team, and also crashed heavily in pre-season testing, limiting Red Bull’s run.

After the Hungarian Grand Prix, Gasly was demoted to Toro Rosso, swapping with Alex Albon.

Since being dropped, Gasly has transformed into an excellent midfield runner, often racking up strong points for what is now AlphaTauri.

The Frenchman believes he would now be able to cope better with the pressure from F1’s top teams.

Gasly “decidedly more complete” as an F1 driver

By Red Bull team principal Christian Horner’s own admission, Gasly was promoted to the main team a year too soon, although a lack of options meant he was the only viable candidate for the seat. .

Since his demotion, Gasly has picked up a Grand Prix victory – at Italy 2020 – as well as two more podiums and a host of big points for AlphaTauri. He is also the team’s senior driver, along with teammate Yuki Tsuonda in only his second season in F1.

And speaking with the Italian version of Motorsport.com, Gasly feels he has become a more confident driver of what he wants from the car – one of the big flaws of his short spell at Red Bull.

“Red Bull gave me a great opportunity [with promotion to the senior team]because they saw my potential,” he explained.

“If I think about it now, after five years in Formula 1, I’m a decidedly more complete driver. I have a lot more experience and I’m more efficient in working with the team.

“I know exactly what I expect from the car and my feedback is much clearer. I’m much more complete.

“I think I showed that with a mid-range car I was able to progress and get good results, but with all due respect to AlphaTauri, there will always be a gap with the best teams.

“You can get on the podium, even a victory is not impossible, but there is a 1% chance.”

Marko clear on the future of Gasly

Helmut Marko is head of Red Bull’s junior program and as such decides who races where in any given season.

Gasly’s hopes of returning to the senior Red Bull team were dashed when Sergio Perez signed a new contract to stay at Milton Keynes.

The other big teams, Mercedes and Ferrari, both have their driver rosters secured, meaning Gasly’s options were limited.

After the Canadian Grand Prix, AlphaTauri announced that Gasly would stay with the team for 2023, his fifth full season with the Faenza-based team.

He revealed that Marko had been in talks with him over his future within the Red Bull family.

“There were so many rumors around my name because Red Bull hadn’t yet clearly announced what was planned with me,” he said.

“Because of these rumours, I also talked about it with Helmut, and since the contracts are in place, we still see each other every year to talk about the future.

“He was very clear in telling me that they wanted to keep me at AlphaTauri.

“[After Perez was re-signed]they wanted me to stay where I am, and we will continue until my contract expires.

“Next year will be my 10th as a Red Bull. [backed] driver. After? We’ll see what happens.”

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Sauber veteran hails ‘extraordinary’ talent of fastest F1 driver in team history – FormulaNerds.com https://teinfootworks.com/sauber-veteran-hails-extraordinary-talent-of-fastest-f1-driver-in-team-history-formulanerds-com/ Sat, 13 Aug 2022 10:00:03 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/sauber-veteran-hails-extraordinary-talent-of-fastest-f1-driver-in-team-history-formulanerds-com/ Alfa Romeo sporting director and longtime Sauber engineer Beat Zehnder hailed 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen as the team’s most talented driver. Formula 1. ” width=”268″ height=”300″ srcset=”https://www.formulanerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GettyImages-1176318858-268×300.jpeg 268w, https://www.formulanerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GettyImages-1176318858-500×560.jpeg 500w, https://www.formulanerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GettyImages-1176318858-396×444.jpeg 396w, https://www.formulanerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GettyImages-1176318858-873×978.jpeg 873w, https://www.formulanerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/GettyImages-1176318858.jpeg 887w” sizes=”(max-width: 268px) 100vw, 268px”/>Kimi Räikkönen in his final season with Alfa Romeo. Image credit: Formula 1. The Finn […]]]>

Alfa Romeo sporting director and longtime Sauber engineer Beat Zehnder hailed 2007 world champion Kimi Räikkönen as the team’s most talented driver.

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Kimi Räikkönen in his final season with Alfa Romeo. Image credit: Formula 1.

The Finn may not have picked up his one and only driver’s title at Sauber, but the Swiss team gave him a shot in the sport, including his debut in 2001.

Zehnder, who has attended every team race since 1993, is well qualified to judge his driving staff, and the Sauber stalwart recently says the podcast ‘Beyond the Grid’ that Räikkönen is at the top of the pile.

“It was Kimi. In terms of pure talent, it’s definitely Kimi,” Zehnder said.

“He was extraordinary,” added the Swiss engineer. “And the way he looked at you: you felt like if you gave him a chance, he took it and made the most of it.”

From break to break

While Räikkönen went on to a stellar F1 career which saw him claim no less than 21 wins and 103 podiums, Zehnder revealed the Finn’s debut didn’t exactly have the most promising start.

In September 2000, a young Räikkönen was given the chance to test the Mugello side by his then-boss Peter Sauber, with the team looking for a replacement for departing Mika Salo.

However, when asked how impressive the Iceman was in those days, Zehnder replied “not very”.

“We did three or four laps and then he needed a 15-20 minute break,” Zehnder said. “But what do you expect from a Formula Renault driver?

In terms of pure pace though, Räikkönen was quick, edging out then-full F1 driver Pedro Diniz. In typical Kimi fashion, Zehnder said he responded by saying “I can do better”, but then he got an FIA super license, as well as a seat in Sauber’s team for the season. 2001.

That year, the inexperienced but fast Finn continued to impress, scoring four points and finishing in the top eight eight times.

With the retirement of two-time world champion Mika Häkkinen in 2001, this form caught the attention of McLaren, who sought to woo his compatriot as a replacement.

Although Zehnder claims the team tied its driver to a three-year contract, he explained that Raikkonen “made it clear that he would rather quit than continue”. [at Sauber.]”

“Either he goes to McLaren or he quits,” added Zehnder. “He said it clearly.”

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Kimi Räikkönen in his Ferrari years. Image credit: Formula 1.

The Return of Kimi and the Sauber Legacy

Raikkonen’s career then saw him race for McLaren, Lotus Renault and Ferrari, before returning to the now renamed Sauber team in 2019.

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On his return, Zehnder explained that the Finn may not have been as fast as when he started, but he had developed a racing sense that set him apart from the rest.

“What he lost was his qualifying speed,” Zehnder said. “When he was young, he was one of the fastest qualifiers. It’s a question of age. At 42, curves come a little faster than at 20!

“For me he is one of the smartest runners,” he said. “He can read the races and knows exactly when to defend, when to attack and when it’s better to let someone pass.”

Given that Jean Alesi, Jacques Villeneuve, Felipe Massa, Robert Kubica, Sergio Pérez and Charles Leclerc have all raced for the Swiss outfit, Zehnder’s comments constitute praise from one of his longest servants.

Still, the Iceman’s final seasons weren’t always worthy of the career that preceded them, and he ended the 2021 season with just ten points, so what about the racing legacy and the future career of the Finn?

Kimi may not have finished on top, but he has caught the eye of stock car racing bosses recently, and Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks has would have backed him to make his NASCAR debut.

“From a speed, preparation and knowledge point of view, I think he will be on par,” Marks said. “Where the challenge will be making sure he understands racing from a procedural perspective, that he understands the rules.”

“I think he’s going to shoot ass,” he added.

Featured image credit: Formula 1.

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Formula 1 | Krack: Aston Martin F1 will become a winning team https://teinfootworks.com/formula-1-krack-aston-martin-f1-will-become-a-winning-team/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 17:08:47 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/formula-1-krack-aston-martin-f1-will-become-a-winning-team/ Aston Martin F1 principal Mike Krack sees his team reaching a stage where battling for podiums and wins will no longer be a surprise in the future. When Lawrence Stroll’s consortium decided to buy shares of Aston Martin Lagonda in 2020, which led to the renaming of the team from what was once called Racing […]]]>

Aston Martin F1 principal Mike Krack sees his team reaching a stage where battling for podiums and wins will no longer be a surprise in the future.

When Lawrence Stroll’s consortium decided to buy shares of Aston Martin Lagonda in 2020, which led to the renaming of the team from what was once called Racing Point, big plans were afoot as the name Aston Martin would return to the Formula 1 starting grid in 2021.

A five-year plan to win the title was in place, but as we enter the second year of this project, little progress has been made, in fact the reverse has happened.

Racing Point have won a race and finished fourth in the championship in 2020, securing three additional podiums in the same year. And while Aston Martin only finished seventh last year, it currently sits ninth in 2022.

The UK team has invested in a new factory and wind tunnel, as well as selected staff. In addition to the arrival of Martin Whitmarsh, former CEO of McLaren F1, we can also note the recruitment of the former director of aerodynamics at Red Bull, Dan Fallows, as well as Eric Blandin, who previously operated within Mercedes. F1 before.

While Krack underlined the fact that it takes time to establish a winning culture, he is confident that Aston Martin F1 will succeed in achieving its lofty ambitions.

“Going forward, I see Aston Martin as a team where success will be the norm,” said the Luxembourger. “I see a team that won’t be surprised to finish on the podium or win races. »

“We need to get to a point where we consistently get good results on track, but we also need to believe in our ability to get there. »

“Here, we are talking about developing a winning culture, which takes time, and for that you have to develop a fast car. Our journey has only just begun and there will be obstacles, but the fighting spirit of Aston Martin F1 is unrivalled. It’s a team I’m very proud to be part of and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. »

Aston Matin F1 is already doing a lot for diversity and inclusion

To bring the culture up, Aston Martin F1 has taken a step forward with the introduction of a more progressive program in Formula 1. Why is it so important for the discipline that everyone feels good? welcomed, and how to ensure that it becomes a reality?

“It’s very important that everyone feels welcome. Everyone’s point of view must be respected and everyone must be able to share their passion for sport. »

“Our new factory will be completed in the first quarter of next year. The fact that everyone works on the same campus will change the dynamic within the team in 2023. People will feel more integrated: they will be able to exchange face-to-face more easily and the space will be much more open, which will promote interaction. and dialogue. It’s all about collaboration and teamwork. »

“If an F1 team is only made up of closed-minded people, it’s hard to find performance. But if it’s filled with open-minded people who know how to welcome different ideas, different approaches, it becomes much easier. Multiple mindsets are critical to success, and it’s something we fully embrace as a team. »

“We demonstrated this through our ‘All in. All welcome. All celebrated. at the British Grand Prix, then with our collaboration with Racing Pride in favor of the LGBTQ+ community Our “Make a Mark” program, set up with our partner Cognizant, allows us to inspire the next generation and open the door to careers in motorsport. Finally, let’s mention our efforts to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in this industry. »

“We want to get to the point where people are going to say ‘wow, I want to be part of the Aston Martin F1 project. It’s a diverse team, made up of passionate people who share the same values ​​as me, and it’s a team where I feel welcome, where I feel at home. Really, it’s important, like at home. »

“It’s already starting to happen, we see more and more greens in the stands and more and more talents are joining the team. As for what Formula 1 can do, I think the answer lies in the question “The sport has to do more than just talk about it. What you do is more important than what you say, that’s how you gain credibility. »

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Porsche’s plans to buy 50% of Red Bull F1 Racing Team detailed in public document | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats & Rumors https://teinfootworks.com/porsches-plans-to-buy-50-of-red-bull-f1-racing-team-detailed-in-public-document-news-scores-highlights-stats-rumors/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 02:39:01 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/porsches-plans-to-buy-50-of-red-bull-f1-racing-team-detailed-in-public-document-news-scores-highlights-stats-rumors/ Victor LOCHON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Porsche reportedly plans to buy a 50% stake in Red Bull’s Formula 1 operation, per Laurence Edmondson from ESPN. Morocco’s Competition Council has published a document containing the car company’s plans. Red Bull confirmed ongoing talks for Porsche to join the company by 2026, but denied anything had been finalised. […]]]>

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Porsche reportedly plans to buy a 50% stake in Red Bull’s Formula 1 operation, per Laurence Edmondson from ESPN.

Morocco’s Competition Council has published a document containing the car company’s plans.

Red Bull confirmed ongoing talks for Porsche to join the company by 2026, but denied anything had been finalised.

“Following speculation that has been reported about a potential future involvement of Porsche with Red Bull Powertrains and the Red Bull Formula 1 team. As previously reported, the companies remain engaged in constructive discussions,” Red said. Bull in a statement to ESPN.

“We all look forward to the satisfactory finalization of the various FIA sporting, financial and technical regulations for 2026.”

Red Bull engines have been produced by Honda since 2019 before withdrawing from F1 at the end of the 2021 season. Red Bull established its own powertrain division last year and planned to build its own engines by 2026 , although it can now offer a partnership with Porsche.

Porsche has not been involved in F1 as a manufacturer since 1964.

Red Bull Racing, meanwhile, have become one of the most successful teams in the sport and currently lead the manufacturer classification for the 2022 season. Max Verstappen is in first place in the driver ranking as he seeks his second consecutive title while his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez is currently third.

The team are looking to end an eight-year streak of constructors’ championships by German manufacturer Mercedes, led by superstar Lewis Hamilton.

Porsche, also based in Germany, could help further strengthen the rivalry that has dominated Formula 1 for more than a decade.

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Audi as a new entrant could bring additional value to the F1 grid https://teinfootworks.com/audi-as-a-new-entrant-could-bring-additional-value-to-the-f1-grid/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 08:05:19 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/audi-as-a-new-entrant-could-bring-additional-value-to-the-f1-grid/ American motor racing stalwart Michael Andretti’s attempt to expand his multi-series operation to F1 has met fierce resistance from most of the current 10 competitors in the discipline. Affected teams are tired of having to split the F1 prize money with an additional competitor and believe the current dilution fund of $200m is not enough […]]]>

American motor racing stalwart Michael Andretti’s attempt to expand his multi-series operation to F1 has met fierce resistance from most of the current 10 competitors in the discipline.

Affected teams are tired of having to split the F1 prize money with an additional competitor and believe the current dilution fund of $200m is not enough as the value of owning an F1 entry has grown significantly since this award was set, due to growing global interest in the sport. and the newly introduced budget ceiling.

But amid interest in Audi joining the sport, Mercedes chief Wolff believes the German manufacturer’s size and marketing power would make it a more suitable 11th entrant than Andretti, even though the American outfit has become a global powerhouse active in IndyCar, Formula E, Extreme E and Australian supercars.

Asked explicitly in light of the uncertainty over the Andretti team situation whether a new entry from Audi would change the outlook for existing teams, Wolff said: “I think anyone who joins the 11th team, anyone who gets a entry, must demonstrate how creative they can be for the company.

“Andretti is a big name, and I think they’ve done exceptional things in the United States. But it’s sport and it’s business and we have to understand what you can bring to the sport.

“And if an OEM or an international multinational group joins F1 and can demonstrate that they are going to spend X dollars on activation, on marketing in the different markets, that is obviously a totally different value proposition for all the other teams.

Michael Andretti, CEO and President of Andretti Autosport

Photo by: Andreas Beil

Wolff says F1 wants to continue to increase its value over the next few years and believes any newcomer must contribute to this process.

“With 10 franchises that we hope can increase value, and you’re certainly not going to increase value by just issuing new franchises to people who can’t increase the overall value of Formula 1.”

In addition to Audi, VW Group sister brand Porsche is set to strike a major shareholding and power unit supply deal with Red Bull Racing from 2026, when new engine rules of F1 will come into play.

Meanwhile, current Red Bull engine partner Honda, which has officially left F1 but still co-operates with the Milton Keynes team, plans to join F1 in 2026 as the sport switches to sustainable fuels and a simplified hybrid system.

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NC State University team sets solar speed record with normal car https://teinfootworks.com/nc-state-university-team-sets-solar-speed-record-with-normal-car/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 17:54:07 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/nc-state-university-team-sets-solar-speed-record-with-normal-car/ A recent article on Online Technician tells us about an interesting and successful solar car project at North Carolina State University, built by the SolarPack solar racing team. Not only did it set a record, it’s built on the body of a normal car (which most college teams wouldn’t even consider). This shows us how […]]]>

A recent article on Online Technician tells us about an interesting and successful solar car project at North Carolina State University, built by the SolarPack solar racing team. Not only did it set a record, it’s built on the body of a normal car (which most college teams wouldn’t even consider).

This shows us how far technology has advanced and improved, leading to more and more normal cars both in competition and soon in production.

In July, SolarPack participated in the Formula Sun Grand Prix (an event we talked about), where he set a new record with a time of three minutes and one second. The car completed 75 laps in total. But the vehicle’s speed isn’t the only thing that makes it unique among the varsity team’s solar cars.

“The heavier a car is, the more energy it needs to move,” said SolarPack team electrical manager Harrison Strag. “When you’re in a race based more on distance than speed, to go the longest distance you have to have the lightest car. That’s why you see the lightest cars win these solar races .

SolarPack’s car is a converted 2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI that weighs over 2,800 pounds and is by far the heaviest vehicle in the Formula Sun Grand Prix. This proved to be a major impediment to the vehicle’s performance at the event, which was dominated by hand-built cars designed to be as light and aerodynamically sleek as possible. But, most of the teams cars were also very impractical for any kind of daily use, a problem that SolarPack’s car did not share.

SolarPack designers bought the stock Volkswagen Golf body during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak for just $1,000. Ben Nichols, technical director of SolarPack and a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, said the team wanted to demonstrate that solar power could be practically applied to current vehicle models while saving money in these difficult times.

“The few sponsors we had could have [fund SolarPack] had to focus on their businesses and making sure they would survive the pandemic,” Nichols said. Online Technician. “The purchase of the Golf reduced the manufacturing costs of the body by approximately $30,000.”

COVID has put a bunch of other hurdles in the team’s way. They had no access to college property at all, so work had to start in a team member’s driveway, which wasn’t ideal. Additionally, they had to limit the number of people working on the car to five at a time, to comply with state COVID rules regarding gatherings. On top of that, the truck that was bringing their car to the competition in Kansas broke down, one of the team members’ flight was canceled, and all of this led to them competing with a battery. not tested.

The team later discovered that two of the battery cells had come loose, and the team stayed up all night so they could fix them. Strag commented that he thought it was SolarPack’s toughest obstacle during the competition.

Despite these challenges and a scary incident that you can read about Online Technician (seriously, look at their article), the team still managed to make a successful run and break an important record.

Featured Image: A screenshot from the SolarPack website, showing their vehicle.


 

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Name all of Sebastian Vettel’s teammates in Formula 1 https://teinfootworks.com/name-all-of-sebastian-vettels-teammates-in-formula-1/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 09:30:31 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/name-all-of-sebastian-vettels-teammates-in-formula-1/ Some of them will immediately come to mind, but not all of them. Do you remember each of Sebastian Vettel’s teammates in Formula 1? Vettel announced ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that the 2022 season would be his last in Formula 1. And it has certainly been no ordinary career – 53 race […]]]>

Some of them will immediately come to mind, but not all of them. Do you remember each of Sebastian Vettel’s teammates in Formula 1?

Vettel announced ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend that the 2022 season would be his last in Formula 1.

And it has certainly been no ordinary career – 53 race wins, 57 pole positions and of course those four world championships at Red Bull in successive seasons between 2010-13.

Vettel’s Formula 1 chapter began in 2007, with the German racer making a very strong impression on his debut, which set him up for this brilliant career to come.

And over the years Vettel has called eight different drivers his teammate. Do you know them all? You have four minutes to find out.

We imagine you’ll guess those from his time at Red Bull and beyond pretty quickly, although your clue being the number of races together it’s not that simple.

After taking this quiz, how about trying to name all of Fernando Alonso’s teammates in Formula 1? Alonso is of course the driver who will take Vettel’s place at Aston Martin from 2023.

There are other F1 quizzes you can try on PlanetF1 once you are done with this one. Simply enter ‘Quiz F1’ into the search bar or, if you fancy piecing together the grid that has contested some of Formula 1‘s most iconic races, type ‘Guess the Grid’.

We also have our own F1 Wordle game called Sportword, where you have six attempts to guess the mysterious word related to F1. You will find that here.

But first, it’s time to name Vettel’s teammates in Formula 1. Please note that we are only looking for drivers who have been on the grid alongside Vettel in the same team, so practice outings do not count. not. Good luck!

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Hungarian GP: Race Team Notes – Alpine https://teinfootworks.com/hungarian-gp-race-team-notes-alpine/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 17:19:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/hungarian-gp-race-team-notes-alpine/ BWT Alpine F1 Team enters the Formula 1 summer break fourth in the Constructors’ Championship after scoring six points in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso eighth and Esteban Ocon ninth at the Hungaroring. It was a hard-fought 70-lap race in Budapest with both drivers executing a medium to hard one-stop strategy. After a […]]]>

BWT Alpine F1 Team enters the Formula 1 summer break fourth in the Constructors’ Championship after scoring six points in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix with Fernando Alonso eighth and Esteban Ocon ninth at the Hungaroring.

It was a hard-fought 70-lap race in Budapest with both drivers executing a medium to hard one-stop strategy. After a late virtual safety car, Esteban had to fight on the final lap to stay behind Sebastian Vettel, whom he was able to edge out by 0.1 seconds at the checkered flag.

Both riders started with Medium tires and lost a few positions at the start. On lap 12, Esteban was eighth and Fernando ninth. Fernando made his only pit stop on lap 22 for Hards with Esteban two laps later for his pit stop for the same compound.

From there, patience was key to making the one-stop shop work all the way to the flag. With Fernando showing strong pace, the team swapped positions on lap 41 with Fernando overtaking Esteban on Turn 1. Both drivers managed their second stints well to finish eighth and ninth by the end of the race.

Esteban Ocon: “We can be happy to score points with both cars today and that’s always positive, especially as we enter the break of the season. I don’t think we maximized our potential in the race and we will discuss as a team as best we can.” do to improve myself. The one-stop was tough today but we managed to score some points and I had to defend hard from Seb [Vettel] in the last lap. Overall we are still heading into the break in fourth in the Constructors’ Championship and will be hungry to extend our lead in a few weeks. I am proud of the team for the improved performance over the past two months and we will aim to continue this upward trajectory when the season returns after the well-deserved rest.”

Fernando Alonso: “It was a tough race today and we are delighted to have doubled the points. We managed to avoid the cars in a busy Turn 1 on the first lap and lost a few positions. After that we focused mainly on our race pace and we wanted to make the one stop strategy work on the hard tires, we didn’t have a choice of two medium compounds for the race and instead maxed out our tire choice for qualifying. Saturday Our pace from yesterday made us quite optimistic for today and “We were expecting a better result. Overall we are still ahead of McLaren going into the summer break, so it’s a good team result. We just have to keep scoring points like we did today and hopefully that consistency will be our strength in the battle for fourth place among the Constructors.”

Otmar Szafnauer, Team Principal: “After scoring six points in today’s Hungarian Grand Prix, the team remain fourth in the constructors’ championship as we head into the summer break. That in itself is a great achievement and we gives real focus to continue and attack the rest of the year when we head to Belgium next month. It was a tricky race for us today with different strategies in place in the peloton. We opted for a one stop with both cars which meant we had to be very careful on both stints on the Medium and Hard tires to make sure we could reach the checkered flag with enough pace in hand. finally did a good job of holding others back on two stops that were coming on strong with fresher tyres.As always, we’ll review our race to see what we can improve for next time. We will be ready to continue the enjoyable fight in the championship with our competitors when racing resumes at the end of August. For now, after a busy season so far, the whole team deserves the break and we will certify exhausted to recharge our energy ready for the resumption of the season.”



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7 candidates to replace Sebastian Vettel at Aston Martin F1 Team https://teinfootworks.com/7-candidates-to-replace-sebastian-vettel-at-aston-martin-f1-team/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 15:25:40 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/7-candidates-to-replace-sebastian-vettel-at-aston-martin-f1-team/ When Sebastian Vettel was unceremoniously dismissed by Ferrari in 2020, it was the newly rebranded Aston Martin team that provided the long-term vision. Vettel, however, cut that vision short when he announced he would retire at the end of the season. Replacing Vettel won’t be an easy task for a team that doesn’t have a […]]]>
  • When Sebastian Vettel was unceremoniously dismissed by Ferrari in 2020, it was the newly rebranded Aston Martin team that provided the long-term vision.
  • Vettel, however, cut that vision short when he announced he would retire at the end of the season.
  • Replacing Vettel won’t be an easy task for a team that doesn’t have a clear candidate waiting in the wings.

    Aston Martin did not expect to enter the Formula 1 summer vacation in search of a new lead driver.

    When Sebastian Vettel was unceremoniously fired by Ferrari in 2020, it was the newly rebranded Aston Martin team that provided a long-term vision for a new project, rejuvenating an iconic British entity, with new regulations. of Formula 1 on the horizon which promised an opportunity for all.

    Vettel signed a multi-year deal, with Aston Martin owner Lawrence Stroll securing a big name for the fledgling project, laying out a four-to-five-year plan to compete for wins and world titles.

    There has been massive investment at Silverstone, with a new factory due to open in 2023, while recruitment has accelerated since Stroll’s mid-2018 acquisition of what was then Force India.

    So far, Stroll’s vision remains just that; last year Aston Martin fell from fourth to seventh place, feeling they were crippled by the subtle but influential changes to ground regulations. This year, he failed to master the new regulations and ranks ninth out of 10 teams. After 12 laps he has 19 points, Vettel scoring 15.

    Fernando Alonso may be the longest of the longshots to end up at Aston Martin, but he’s technically a free agent at the end of the season.

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    Vettel’s decision to retire had many facets – family, energy, issues beyond racing – but he admitted he “doesn’t get a lot of fun and motivation from being here and making it simply gone”, which is what the last three years – 2020 at Ferrari, 2021/22 at Aston Martin – have largely resembled.

    Aston Martin had been open to wanting to continue with Vettel. From the first air races new team principal Mike Krack said he wanted Vettel to stay, and in the retirement press release owner Stroll said “we have clearly indicated that we wanted him to continue with us next year”.

    He leaves a Vettel-shaped hole in Aston Martin’s project. There is no driver available who can bring Aston Martin the knowledge of 53 wins, four titles and 15 years of experience in leading teams. Krack acknowledged that “the preparatory work that Sebastian did last year, and continues to do this year, is crucial” in a team that has been rooted in midfield for decades but now has the ambition – and finances – to fight at the front. . He must now also make a driver decision not just for 2023, but potentially for 2024 and beyond.

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    Daniel Ricciardo has been a disappointment at McLaren, but teams say they expect him to be back in 2023.

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    If Stroll wants a big name to parachute in alongside his son Lance, there are really only two alternatives: Fernando Alonso and Daniel Ricardo.

    Alonso’s Alpine contract ends after 2022 but the 41-year-old is highly motivated to continue, preferably with his current employers.

    “All teams are an option until they have two drivers signed,” Alonso said cheerfully. “My priority is to be with Alpine. We have been working and developing this project together for two years now. We are getting more and more competitive. My wish is probably to stay.

    Ricciardo is the only other multiple-race winner on the grid facing an uncertain future, but he and McLaren have been adamant that his 2023 contract with the team will be upheld. There is also Pierre Gasly, now approaching 100 Grands Prix and a race winner, but he has a 2023 AlphaTauri contract and was firm. “I have a contract and I always go through with my contract. Red Bull helped me for 10 years and for me there is nothing to discuss about it,” he said Thursday.

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    AlphaTaur’s Pierre Gasly is another current contract driver who could benefit from a change of scenery.

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    If Aston Martin wants a safe pair of hands, there is the uninspiring but alien option of Nico Hulkenberg. He hasn’t competed full-time since 2019 but has been the team’s reserve rider for the past three years, racing in five races when the regular riders caught Covid-19, most recently for Vettel at Bahrain and Saudi Arabia this year. As a potential placeholder, before we weigh the options for 2024 when other drivers might become available, he’s not an unreasonable option.

    There is the possibility of diving at the other end of the spectrum and looking for a new face who could potentially lead the team in the long term. But unlike Ferrari, Red Bull or Mercedes Aston Martin do not have a young driver program from which they have options to build. It has a power unit partnership with Mercedes but, unlike Williams, this hasn’t extended to those in the cockpit.

    The best young talent not on the grid is 2021 F2 champion Oscar Piastribut Alpine is extremely keen not to lose his long-term services, having funded the final years of his junior career.

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    The safest choice to replace Vettel at Aston Martin may well be veteran super-sub Nico Hulkenberg.

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    Mercedes has Nyck de Vries as a reserve driver, but he lacks experience and his own future with the Silver Arrows is uncertain amid his impending departure from Formula E. De Vries was Formula 2 champion in 2019 and deserves a chance.

    One driver not yet under contract for 2023 who could make an interesting choice for Aston Martin is Haas Mick Schumacher. He is backed by Ferrari, but there is no indication they see him as a viable candidate for the long-term team, having signed Carlos Sainz to partner Charles Leclerc until 2024.

    For his part, Haas indicated that he will discuss the situation of his pilots (Kevin Magnussen has a contract for 2023) during the summer break and will probably make a decision in September. Schumacher’s improved performance, market appeal and lack of notable alternatives mean prosecution is likely. Haas has spent 18 months bringing Schumacher to this point and does not want to start from scratch with another driver.

    However, the Schumacher-Aston Martin rumor exists almost solely through the youngster’s relationship with Vettel. Vettel has been extremely close to Schumacher, whose father Michael was Vettel’s childhood hero, and has taken on an unofficial mentor role. “I’m obviously not entirely objective because I’m very close to him” and the identity of his successor is not his decision.

    This leaves Aston Martin facing a crucial decision for the next leg of its journey – and one it never expected to make.

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