nikita mazepin – Tein Footworks http://teinfootworks.com/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 11:15:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://teinfootworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-4.png nikita mazepin – Tein Footworks http://teinfootworks.com/ 32 32 “Coming back to the team was very natural” – Kevin Magnussen https://teinfootworks.com/coming-back-to-the-team-was-very-natural-kevin-magnussen/ Wed, 16 Mar 2022 16:19:33 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/coming-back-to-the-team-was-very-natural-kevin-magnussen/ After a year of absence from sport, Kevin Magnussen makes its long-awaited return to Formula 1 this weekend, as the 2022 season kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix to Bahrain International Circuit. Magnussen came late to the grid this season, having been picked as a replacement Nikita Mazepin to Haas F1 Team, where Magnussen […]]]>

After a year of absence from sport, Kevin Magnussen makes its long-awaited return to Formula 1 this weekend, as the 2022 season kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix to Bahrain International Circuit.

Magnussen came late to the grid this season, having been picked as a replacement Nikita Mazepin to Haas F1 Team, where Magnussen spent four seasons. In just one year so much has changed for the Danish driver, the team has new faces including a new teammate for him in the form of Mick Schumacheras well as a whole new generation of car to get used to.

Magnussen is thrilled to be back on Team USA as he and the whole camp are excited for the upcoming season.

“Coming back to the team was very natural. There are new faces in the team, which is exciting and nice to see because it shows that the team has grown since I left. You really feel that he There is a growth trend in the team which is positive and just the atmosphere was super good, everyone is excited for this new season.

Due to the delayed decision, Magnussen has missed the vast majority of pre-season, theoretically putting him out before this weekend. Magnussen is simply aiming to finish the race this weekend and start the season on a high note.

“Our goals for this weekend are – firstly with these new cars – my biggest worry is not finishing the race. I think it’s important to get off to a solid rather than an explosive start. Of course , it would be nice to get a super good result and that’s 100% what we’re aiming for, but the most important thing is to get a good start, a base to work on for the rest of the season. pecking order, I think it’s still hard to tell even after the first race. You get a much clearer picture after the first race in winter testing, but that tends to change a lot after the first race. I’ll see, I can’t wait!

“We will be able to show everyone that we have taken the right steps” – Mick Schumacher

Mick Schumacher will enter his second season in the sport this weekend, as the German looks to build on what has been a tough rookie season after scoring zero points. Schumacher may be feeling somewhat optimistic heading into this weekend, with the VF-22 proving to have a very strong pace on the circuit, reliability could however be a major issue.

Schumacher hopes this season sees himself and the team show the whole paddock that they made the right choice, spending all of 2021 developing the VF-22.

“Goals are hard to set right now. Obviously we want to be able to put together everything we’ve learned over the past few days and put it into a good package for the start of the season. As for where we are compared to the rest of the grid, it’s very difficult to say. I think we’re in a good space where we feel positive about a lot of things and hopefully we can show everyone that we’ve made the right steps and the car is in a better place than we are. we weren’t last year, and I don’t think it’s terribly difficult to achieve.

The young German of course has a new teammate for this season, Schumacher aligns this year alongside the experienced Kevin Magnussen. Schumacher is very happy to be associated with the Danish driver this year, where he hopes to learn a lot from him.

“It’s been an exciting way for Kevin to come back. It’s a great chance for me to have him in the team because I can learn from him. The feeling in the team is great because they know him so well. “He’s been with them for four years and he’s only been out for a year, which isn’t very long. I’m sure he’ll get back up to speed quickly and hopefully we can enjoy it.” each other.

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Gene Haas should increase his investment in the F1 team https://teinfootworks.com/gene-haas-should-increase-his-investment-in-the-f1-team/ Mon, 14 Mar 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/gene-haas-should-increase-his-investment-in-the-f1-team/ Gene Haas is likely to increase his investment in his Formula 1 team following Uralkali’s departure as title sponsor. Haas acted quickly in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to end the title partnership with Uralkali as well as Nikita Mazepin’s chauffeur contract, with Mazepin and his father Dmitry – who runs Uralkali – ever […]]]>

Gene Haas is likely to increase his investment in his Formula 1 team following Uralkali’s departure as title sponsor.

Haas acted quickly in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to end the title partnership with Uralkali as well as Nikita Mazepin’s chauffeur contract, with Mazepin and his father Dmitry – who runs Uralkali – ever since they were sanctioned by the EU. Kevin Magnussen was named Mazepin’s replacement last week, with a multi-year deal for an experienced driver demonstrating the team’s financial stability.

The decision to re-sign Magnussen rather than analyze driver compensation options was endorsed by team owner Gene Haas, and RACER understands he is likely to protect the team’s future with the financial support required following the recent upheaval.

It is also understood that this is not the only funding avenue open to the team at present, as it liaises with existing partners and potential new interested parties to fill the significant void left by the end of the Uralkali agreement.

While the Haas Automation founder is ready to increase his investment at a time when the team has a much better chance of being competitive under F1’s budget cap era, this could be a relatively short-term fix as other sources of revenue are secure, but has enabled Haas to act quickly in response to the global situation of recent weeks.

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Magnussen back in F1 with the Haas team that fired him in 2020 https://teinfootworks.com/magnussen-back-in-f1-with-the-haas-team-that-fired-him-in-2020/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 22:33:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/magnussen-back-in-f1-with-the-haas-team-that-fired-him-in-2020/ Kevin Magnussen will make a surprise return to Formula 1 this season with the same team that fired him a year ago. The Danish driver was rehired on Wednesday by Haas F1 to replace Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, who was fired this weekend following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Magnussen has signed a multi-year contract […]]]>

Kevin Magnussen will make a surprise return to Formula 1 this season with the same team that fired him a year ago.

The Danish driver was rehired on Wednesday by Haas F1 to replace Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, who was fired this weekend following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Magnussen has signed a multi-year contract and will drive the new Haas car for the first time on Friday at F1 testing in Bahrain. Reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi will test the car on Thursday afternoon.

“I was obviously very surprised but also very excited to get the call from Haas F1 Team,” said Magnussen. “I was looking in a different direction regarding my commitments for 2022, but the opportunity to come back to compete in Formula 1, and with a team that I know extremely well, was just too attractive.

The 29-year-old was released from contracts with Peugeot and Chip Ganassi Racing to return to Haas. Magnussen drove for Ganassi in IMSA sports cars last season and started this year as an endurance driver in the Rolex 24s at Daytona. He was due to be Ganassi’s endurance driver next week at the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Magnussen was also expected to drive for Peugeot when his World Endurance Championship team started competing. He thanked Peugeot and Ganassi, as well as Haas F1 owner Gene Haas and team principal Guenther Steiner “for the chance to resume my Formula 1 career”.

“I know how competitive they both are and how eager they are to get back to competing week after week,” Magnussen said. “We had a strong relationship and our positive association remained even when I left at the end of 2020. I was informed as much as possible about the development of VF-22 and the potential of the package.

“There’s work to be done but I’m delighted to be part of it. I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car in Bahrain.”

Magnussen has 119 career starts in F1 with McLaren, Renault and then Haas from 2017 to 2020. Magnussen and Romain Grosjean were both let go at the end of 2020 when Haas chose a throwaway season rather than spending money ahead of the 2022 launch of a new car.

Magnussen and Grosjean were replaced by rookies Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, and Haas fell to the worst team on the grid every week.

Gene Haas expects performance to be improved in 2021 with a new car and an upgraded engine package, and he told The Associated Press on Sunday he wanted an experienced driver alongside Schumacher. The 22-year-old is the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher and considered a future global superstar.

Magnussen spent the last year racing for Ganassi in IMSA, where he won once and scored four podiums in his first season in the United States. He also made his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut as a team-mate to his father, Jan Magnussen, and he ran an IndyCar race for McLaren.

“When we were looking for a driver who could bring value to the team, not to mention a wealth of Formula 1 experience, Kevin was an easy decision for us,” Steiner said. “Kevin’s immediate availability means we can tap into him as a pre-season testing resource alongside Mick Schumacher and Pietro Fittipaldi.

“Kevin has been a key part of our previous successes. He continued to show last year that he is an elite racing driver, adding wins and podiums to his resume. both in the garage and in the engineering room, it will provide a solid reference for us.

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Haas F1 team in NC fires Russian driver Nikita Mazepin https://teinfootworks.com/haas-f1-team-in-nc-fires-russian-driver-nikita-mazepin/ Sat, 05 Mar 2022 18:52:18 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/haas-f1-team-in-nc-fires-russian-driver-nikita-mazepin/ Russia’s only Formula 1 driver was dumped by his North Carolina-based team following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Kannapolis-based Haas F1 ‘immediately terminated’ contract with rookie driver Nikita Mazepin and title sponsor Uralcalia potash producer based in Russia, the ore mined which is mainly used in fertilizers. “As with the rest of the Formula 1 community, […]]]>

Russia’s only Formula 1 driver was dumped by his North Carolina-based team following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Kannapolis-based Haas F1 ‘immediately terminated’ contract with rookie driver Nikita Mazepin and title sponsor Uralcalia potash producer based in Russia, the ore mined which is mainly used in fertilizers.

“As with the rest of the Formula 1 community, the team is shocked and saddened by the invasion of Ukraine and wishes for a speedy and peaceful end to the conflict,” Haas 1 tweeted early Saturday.

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In a message to his fans and nearly 90,000 Twitter followers on Saturday, 22-year-old Mazepin said he was “very disappointedby termination.

F1 last week competitions banned in Russia and Belarus, as well as the use of the countries’ flags, symbols and anthems. the Russian Grand Prixscheduled for September in Sochi, has also been cancelled.

Russian and Belarusian drivers are allowed to compete on a “neutral” basis, F1 has said.

However, Mazepin, in his tweet on Saturday, said his “continued willingness” to agree to F1’s terms was “completely ignored”.

In a February 25 tweet, he said he was “not under control on a lot of what is said and done” on the escalation of the crisis.

The 2022 F1 season was to be Mazepin’s second in open-wheel sport and with Haas, according to his biography on the team’s website.

Mazepin, a From Moscowhad to reconnect with German Mick Schumacher as the youngest driver pairing on the circuit, according to the team. Schumacher is the son of seven-time F1 champion Michael Schumacher.

Uncertainty for Russian athletes

Haas’s announcement was the last fallout for Russian athletes of their country’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

On Friday, the international motor racing body, known as the FIAhas removed the Russian Grand Prix from its schedule, the Associated Press reported.

Sports such as biathlon and table tennis have joined a dozen or more other Olympic sports in banning competitors from Russia and Belarus, the AP reported Thursday.

Blanket bans were imposed on soccer, track and field, basketball and hockey, after an International Olympic Committee appeal to athletes at international events, according to the AP.

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Nikita Mazepin of Russia, presented at the Brazilian Grand Prix in Sao Paulo last November, will not race for the Haas Formula 1 team this season. The Kannapolis-based F1 team on Saturday March 5, 2022 said it had severed ties with the driver and his Russian sponsor. Andre Penner PA

What the future holds for Mazepin is unknown.

His better finish during his rookie season in F1, he finished 14th at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where he set the fastest lap, according to Haas.

Mazepin ended 2021 with five DNFs and one DNS after testing positive for COVID-19 at the season finale in Abu Dhabi, team officials said. He finished 21st in the driver ranking.

This story was originally published March 5, 2022 1:00 p.m.

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Car racing – Team analysis of the Grand Prix of Qatar https://teinfootworks.com/car-racing-team-analysis-of-the-grand-prix-of-qatar/ Sun, 21 Nov 2021 23:41:22 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/car-racing-team-analysis-of-the-grand-prix-of-qatar/ (Reuters) – Team-by-team analysis of Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix, the 20th race of the Formula 1 World Championship in 22 rounds (ranked in current order): MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Retired Valtteri Bottas) Hamilton led from pole position for his 102nd career victory and seventh of the season. He is now eight points behind Verstappen. It […]]]>


(Reuters) – Team-by-team analysis of Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix, the 20th race of the Formula 1 World Championship in 22 rounds (ranked in current order):

MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Retired Valtteri Bottas)

Hamilton led from pole position for his 102nd career victory and seventh of the season. He is now eight points behind Verstappen. It was the 30th circuit he had won on. Bottas started sixth, after a three-place penalty for failing to respect the warning flags in qualifying, and dropped to 11th at the start. He suffered a flat front left on lap 33, limped back to the pits but retired on lap 48 due to damage. Mercedes is only five points ahead of Red Bull.

RED BULL (Max Verstappen 2, Sergio Perez 4)

Verstappen started seventh, after a five-grid penalty for not slowing down for the yellow flags in qualifying, but was fourth at the end of the first lap and second after five laps. He took a bonus point for the best lap. Perez started 11th and could have been on the podium without a passage to two stops and then to the virtual safety car. Team boss Horner received an official warning for commenting on a marshal and apologized.

FERRARI (Carlos Sainz 7, Charles Leclerc 8)

Sainz started fifth after penalties for Bottas and Verstappen and made a one-stop strategy. The two Ferrari drivers had to do a lot of tire management. Leclerc started with a new chassis in 13th place. Ferrari overtook the drivers in the pit. They now lead McLaren by 39.5 points.

MCLAREN (Lando Norris 9, Daniel Ricciardo 12)

Norris started fourth and had a good pace until a flat tire ruined his race and pulled him back from fourth with seven laps to go. The hard tire of the second stint had made fewer laps than the soft tire of the first. Ricciardo started 14th, had a good first stint and then had to save fuel.

ALPIN (Fernando Alonso 3, Esteban Ocon 5)

Alonso got his first podium since 2014, when he was at Ferrari. He started third after penalties at Verstappen and Bottas and was second after the first corner but ultimately couldn’t hold back Verstappen. He returned to third place after Perez took a dive for the second time. Ocon has moved up four places from his grid position. Alpine, owned by Renault, started the race on points level with AlphaTauri and is now 25 points ahead.

ALPHATAURI (Pierre Gasly 11, Yuki Tsunoda 13)

Gasly started on the front row but didn’t have the speed to compete up front. The team tried an aggressive two-stop strategy, but that didn’t work either. Tsunoda struggled with the soft tire and was also slowed down in the first stint when a tear in the visor caught on the rear wing, forcing an earlier pit stop to remove it.

ASTON MARTIN (Lance Stroll 6, Sebastian Vettel 10)

Stroll started 12th and got off to a good start, passing Sainz at the pit stop. The two were on one stop. Vettel started 10th but fell to 17th after being pushed aside by Bottas but made a strong recovery. It was the team’s first double since France in June.

WILLIAMS (George Russell 17, Nicholas Latifi retired)

Latifi retired on lap 51 due to a puncture, causing the virtual safety car to exit when it pulled over to the edge of the track and the marshals had to exit to retrieve it. Russell started 15th and stopped early on lap 17th, then had to pit again on lap 49 after a puncture in the front left.

ALFA ROMEO (Kimi Raikkonen 14, Antonio Giovinazzi 15)

The two made a two-stop strategy. Giovinazzi gained four places at the start.

HAAS (Mick Schumacher 16, Nikita Mazepin 18)

Schumacher started 19th and made a one-stop strategy, as did Mazepin, who had only completed 15 laps in practice and qualifying due to chassis issues.

(Report by Alan Baldwin in London, edited by Toby Davis)


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Stewart-Haas Racing and his Formula 1 team were massive misfires for Gene Haas in 2021 https://teinfootworks.com/stewart-haas-racing-and-his-formula-1-team-were-massive-misfires-for-gene-haas-in-2021/ https://teinfootworks.com/stewart-haas-racing-and-his-formula-1-team-were-massive-misfires-for-gene-haas-in-2021/#respond Sat, 30 Oct 2021 23:56:44 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/stewart-haas-racing-and-his-formula-1-team-were-massive-misfires-for-gene-haas-in-2021/ It’s just a guess, but Kevin Harvick and the rest of Stewart-Haas Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series contenders might be able to explain the disappointing 2021 season in three words: Trust the process. Gene Haas admits he took R&D money from his Formula 1 team, so it stands to reason he may have done the same […]]]>


It’s just a guess, but Kevin Harvick and the rest of Stewart-Haas Racing’s NASCAR Cup Series contenders might be able to explain the disappointing 2021 season in three words: Trust the process. Gene Haas admits he took R&D money from his Formula 1 team, so it stands to reason he may have done the same at SHR for a similar reason.

Unfortunately for the Stewart-Haas Racing drivers and their fans, there is no draft pick pending to end a year with a win.

SHR co-owner is big business in racing around the world

Tony Stewart and Gene Haas speak to the media after the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota / Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 25, 2017. | usage worldwide Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images

The racing media were eager to draw comparisons between the two organizations on October 24 when Formula One entered the Circuit of the Americas in Texas while NASCAR led a playoff race 700 miles from Kansas Speedway. The premise was that F1, which has two races scheduled here for 2022, is on the rise in the United States as interest in NASCAR may stagnate.

No clear conclusion emerged, but there were results, with Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing triumphing in Austin while Kyle Larson of Hendrick Motorsports won in Kansas City. None of these developments have been surprising since the drivers lead their respective circuits in victories this year.

It was also no surprise that Gene Haas’ cars did not reach the victory lane. It has been history throughout the season. Haas has skin in the game in both NASCAR and Formula 1. He is co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing with NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Tony Stewart, but he’s even more invested in F1.

Formula 1 went three decades without an American as the main team owner before Haas bought the financially struggling Marussia team in 2015 and began fielding cars the following year, buying engines from Ferrari. and entrusting the team’s operations to Guenther Steiner, previously Technical Director. for Jaguar and Ferrari.

Gene Haas admits to cutting spending in Formula 1

American racing fans have already heard a lot about the NASCAR Cup Series which would make significant changes in 2022 with the introduction of the Next Gen car. However, Formula 1 will also be different in 2022 after postponing some major changes per year due to the pandemic.

The new design of the Formula 1 car calls for the first time for winglets on the wheels, the restoration of the hubcaps and changes to the shape of the nose and front fender. The effect on aerodynamics is expected to be substantial, with officials projecting less “dirty air” and more up-close races.

From the Haas team’s perspective, things can only get better after the changes start. This is because drivers Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin have gone through the season without placing in the top 10 in the 20-car peloton. It completes a spectacular fall from 2018, when Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen lifted the Haas team to a respectable fifth place in the constructors’ standings.

Talk to The Associated Press after another dismal finish in Austin, Gene Haas conceded it was a throwaway season for him in Formula 1.

“You could spend $ 10-20 million and maybe go up a post,” Haas said. “It wasn’t worth the money. We just decided to put all our money in the 22 car. ”

Haas said the initial comments were encouraging. Yet there is no guarantee that will translate into results.

“The good thing is that because it’s a whole new format, no one can really copy someone else,” he said. “The 10 teams are going to have 10 unique cars. We’ll see who gets lucky.

The Stewart-Haas Racing dashboard for 2021 has been disappointing

The frustrating NASCAR Cup season for Stewart-Haas Racing has been carefully documented. The numbers don’t improve no matter how many times you look at them:

  • Kevin Harvick has gone from nine wins a year ago to none with two races to go this season. The driver of the No.4 Ford recorded just 10 top-five rankings, his worst productivity since 2013.
  • Aric Almirola won at Loudon, but he only recorded two more top-10s.
  • Chase Briscoe is on the shortlist for the most disappointing driver of 2021. After winning nine Xfinity races last year, he’s 23.rd in points during his rookie Cup Series season.
  • Cole Custer slipped from 16e place in his rookie season at 27e This year.

Considering what team co-owner Gene Haas has said about cutting spending in Formula 1 ahead of the car modifications, is it possible that SHR reduced off-season R&D in light? from NASCAR to the next generation car?

The results certainly suggest that it is possible.

All statistics are courtesy of Race reference.

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Motor racing-Team team analysis of the United States Grand Prix | The powerful 790 KFGO https://teinfootworks.com/motor-racing-team-team-analysis-of-the-united-states-grand-prix-the-powerful-790-kfgo/ https://teinfootworks.com/motor-racing-team-team-analysis-of-the-united-states-grand-prix-the-powerful-790-kfgo/#respond Mon, 25 Oct 2021 02:30:48 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/motor-racing-team-team-analysis-of-the-united-states-grand-prix-the-powerful-790-kfgo/ (Reuters) – Team-by-team analysis of Sunday’s Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (teams listed in current championship order): MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 2, Valtteri Bottas 6) Hamilton started in the front row and took the lead at the start before losing to the pitstop strategy. He is now […]]]>


(Reuters) – Team-by-team analysis of Sunday’s Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (teams listed in current championship order):

MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 2, Valtteri Bottas 6)

Hamilton started in the front row and took the lead at the start before losing to the pitstop strategy. He is now 12 points behind Max Verstappen with five races to go. Bottas started ninth due to a five-place penalty for exceeding his engine allowance. Mercedes ‘lead in the constructors’ standings was reduced to 23 points.

RED BULL (Max Verstappen 1, Sergio Perez 3)

Verstappen started from pole and celebrated his eighth win of the season, and the 18th of his career, to double his championship lead. He made two saves, both ahead of Hamilton. This victory was his first in the United States. Perez struggled with a drink bottle failure, but earned his fourth top three of the season. The victory was Red Bull’s first in America since 2013.

MCLAREN (Daniel Ricciardo 5, Lando Norris 8)

McLaren lost ground to Ferrari, now just 3.5 points behind. Ricciardo started sixth but passed Sainz de Ferrari on the first lap. Norris started seventh and failed to regain any positions at the start.

FERRARI (Charles Leclerc 4, Carlos Sainz 7)

Leclerc started and finished fourth after a lonely race. Sainz fell two places from his starting position, with the team blaming an error during a pit stop for wasting time.

ALPINE (Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso retired)

Both cars retired with mechanical problems. Alonso started 19th after grid penalties, but gained places in the first round. Ocon made contact with Giovinazzi’s Alfa at the start, requiring an immediate front wing change, and retired on lap 40 for precautionary reasons. Alonso retired with damage to the rear wing of his car.

ALPHATAURI (Yuki Tsunoda 9, Pierre Gasly retired)

Gasly was the first to retire from the race, with a suspected suspension problem. Tsunoda scored his first points in six races.

ASTON MARTIN (Sebastian Vettel 10, Lance Stroll 12)

Stroll was hit by Nicholas Latifi of Williams, a compatriot Canadian, at the first corner in the first lap. The contact caused it to fall to the rear and the front fender was damaged. Vettel started 18th due to a powertrain change.

WILLIAMS (George Russell 14, Nicholas Latifi 15)

Latifi collided with Stroll at the start. Russell started 20th and Latifi 13th.

ALFA ROMEO (Antonio Giovinazzi 11, Kimi Raikkonen 13)

Giovinazzi started 12th and Raikkonen 15th.

HAAS (Mick Schumacher 16, Nikita Mazepin 17)

Still no points for the American team this season.

(Report by Alan Baldwin in London, edited by Peter Rutherford)


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United States GP: Practice Team Notes – Haas https://teinfootworks.com/united-states-gp-practice-team-notes-haas/ https://teinfootworks.com/united-states-gp-practice-team-notes-haas/#respond Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:41:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/united-states-gp-practice-team-notes-haas/ Round 17 of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship kicked off with practice Friday at the Circuit of the Americas as the teams prepared for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix. The track action consisted of two 60-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 5.513 kilometer (3.426 mile) circuit, 20 corners – Formula […]]]>


Round 17 of the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship kicked off with practice Friday at the Circuit of the Americas as the teams prepared for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix.

The track action consisted of two 60-minute sessions – FP1 and FP2 – on the 5.513 kilometer (3.426 mile) circuit, 20 corners – Formula 1 basking in the Texan heat on opening day with a temperature of l air oscillating around 28 degrees Celsius (82.4 degrees Fahrenheit) and track temperature peaking at 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit).

Mick Schumacher kicked off FP1 with a wake-up run in his VF-21 on the Pirelli P Zero White hard tire – Nikita Mazepin using the medium yellow compound to start. A switch to red soft rubber for a base stint gave Schumacher a fastest lap in 1: 40.323. Mazepin failed to set a competitive lap time after a stop at Turn 19 cost the Russian the best of his tire set. A last full outing full of fuel ended FP1 – Schumacher’s session ending a little earlier than expected after contact with Perez (Red Bull Racing) at turn 12 – the German returning to the garage as a precaution.

FP2 turned out to be another professional affair with Schumacher finishing the session 17th overall on the timesheets thanks to a sim qualifying lap of 1: 37.041 on the soft tires. Mazepin finished 20th with a best effort of 1: 38.026 – also on soft rubber. Schumacher also used the second drive to sample the middle rubber with Mazepin trying the hard tires to start. Both cars finished Friday’s race with another high-fuel race to the checkered flag.

The Uralkali Haas F1 Team completed a total of 83 laps on Friday in FP1 and FP2 – 42 by Mazepin and 41 by Schumacher.

Nikita Mazepin: “It was bumpy and at high speed which is not ideal, but it definitely gives the track some character. I didn’t have the easiest day with the traffic, the track is very long but for a some reason I just couldn’t adapt I saw a lot of cars complaining about it so unfortunately on a track where the degradation is so high we couldn’t get the pace of a ride we needed today, it should be good tomorrow.

Mick Schumacher: “Loved it – it’s fun to drive here and it’s nice to see the crowds coming out. It was a good start to our first weekend in Austin with still a lot to do. We had a few patches that were very eye-catching for some reason, others weren’t, but it’s about finding the right line and setup for these circumstances which I think will last all weekend. great to have another appearance in Q2 to confirm what we did in Turkey, we’ll just have to wait and see. “

Guenther Steiner: “Well the most important element today was that we were back in America in front of some failed fans last year. It was great to see everyone here having fun and the atmosphere is still energetic at COTA – it’s a real boost and bodes well for the rest of the weekend. On track it’s been a solid day – nothing too unexpected from the two free practice sessions, everything was pretty standard. We’re where we’re at in terms of performance – we know that, but it was good for Nikita and Mick to get their first laps on another new track, it’s part of their rookie experience. “

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Kannapolis-based Haas F1 team prepare for US Grand Prix https://teinfootworks.com/kannapolis-based-haas-f1-team-prepare-for-us-grand-prix/ https://teinfootworks.com/kannapolis-based-haas-f1-team-prepare-for-us-grand-prix/#respond Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:36:00 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/kannapolis-based-haas-f1-team-prepare-for-us-grand-prix/ KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (WBTV) – Kannapolis-based Uralkali Haas F1 team begin a homecoming as Formula 1 prepares for the 2021 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. “Austin has always been good to us,” said team principal Guenther Steiner. “We have a good fan base here in the United […]]]>


KANNAPOLIS, North Carolina (WBTV) – Kannapolis-based Uralkali Haas F1 team begin a homecoming as Formula 1 prepares for the 2021 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

“Austin has always been good to us,” said team principal Guenther Steiner. “We have a good fan base here in the United States and it gets bigger and bigger as Formula 1 develops in the United States. United States. We have Haas Hill in Austin, which has been full for weeks or even months, and it’s always nice to go. Austin as a city and also as a circuit, it’s just a good place and after missing out on last year I think all of Formula 1 are happy to be back in Austin and we l ‘wait impatiently. We did a few things with NASCAR there because Gene also owns a NASCAR team – Stewart-Haas Racing – which was a good success because we had this car driven with Romain and Kevin with Tony Stewart who is a legend in the corner. So overall I’m really happy to go and do the weekend.

Formula 1 has a long and rich history in the United States, with several iconic venues across the country hosting World Championship events. Sebring, Watkins Glen, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Long Beach, Dallas, Detroit and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have all been visited by Formula 1 as Miami looms on the horizon for the future.

Since 2012, the championship has been established on the specially built and extremely popular Circuit of the Americas (COTA). Four years later, Uralkali Haas F1 Team joined Formula 1, offering the motorsport championship both an American team and an American event.

COTA, located on the outskirts of the popular city of Austin, has been specially designed for Formula 1, providing a mix of challenges for teams and drivers.

The focal point of the circuit is the mountain-like Turn 1, now named Big Red in honor of investor COTA Red McCombs, and its plunging exit immediately opens with a sequence of high-speed changes of direction that s inspired by iconic circuits such as Silverstone and Suzuka. A long back straight and stadium-style complex promote side-to-side combat through a variety of racing lines, while a right-handed quadruple and left-handed double shoot the end of the 5.5km lap.

For Uralkali Haas F1 team rookies Nikita Mazepin and Mick Schumacher, the next round will be their first racing experience in the United States, with the team venturing home after the pandemic prevented the 2020 event from d ‘take place.

“It’s a very interesting site, it’s a cool track and I’ve never been there so I can’t wait to go,” said Mazepin. “It’s a song that requires a lot of rhythm, so I hope to find it quickly!”

“It’s our home race, so I’m obviously excited about it, but it’s so much more than that,” said Schumacher. “I love Austin and the United States. It’s special and it’s something where Formula 1 is not yet that big but we are about to get really big, especially thanks to the “Drive to Survive” series. I can’t wait because it’s a great show, there is always so much going on and frankly I’m just super excited to be going back to the States.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen leads the USGP in the drivers‘ championship race with 262.5 points and 7 wins over Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton with 256.5 points and 5 wins. Mercedes leads manufacturers with 433.5 points out of 397.5 from Red Bull, McLaren ((240), Ferrari (232.5) and Alpine (104) completing the top 5.

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Column: Andretti & Herta would be the American F1 dream team https://teinfootworks.com/column-andretti-herta-would-be-the-american-f1-dream-team/ https://teinfootworks.com/column-andretti-herta-would-be-the-american-f1-dream-team/#respond Mon, 11 Oct 2021 20:45:21 +0000 https://teinfootworks.com/column-andretti-herta-would-be-the-american-f1-dream-team/ Professional racing driver by day and group drummer by night, Californian surfer Colton Herta is also… A professional race car driver by day and a band drummer by night, California surfer Colton Herta is as Gen Z as you’ll ever see him. He’s 21 with perfect flow – Herta does the lettuce haircut – dates […]]]>


Professional racing driver by day and group drummer by night, Californian surfer Colton Herta is also…

A professional race car driver by day and a band drummer by night, California surfer Colton Herta is as Gen Z as you’ll ever see him.

He’s 21 with perfect flow – Herta does the lettuce haircut – dates a University of Southern California student and is a taco truck connoisseur.

Herta is also the perfect candidate to become the first American Formula 1 driver since 2015.

Reports from the weekend surfaced that Michael Andretti was in talks with Switzerland-based Sauber to take over the Alfa Romeo squad and place his young driver in the last seat remaining on the F1 grid. Is it true? Camp Andretti said there was no news beyond Andretti’s stated desire to own an F1 team.

Could this happen? Anything is possible if Andretti has $ 200 million to cover the requisite F1 buy-in costs.

Andretti is expected to be in Austin, Texas next week at the United States Grand Prix to further explore his F1 desires. When asked by The Associated Press last month about how his lawsuit was going, Andretti said he had yet to find a team to sell.

Andretti was frustrated with the lack of American representation in the series and cited a few driver names in current F1 seats or in reserve roles that he rated below Herta. His father, Mario, has drummed for Herta all year, so it wouldn’t be rocket science to assume that if Andretti gets an F1 team, he’ll want Herta. The globe-trotting series needs American representation, and an Andretti-Herta combo is a money-making game.

Liberty Media, a US-based investment firm, took over F1 in 2017 and slowly gained a foothold in North America. The series has gained invaluable American exposure thanks to Netflix’s popular Drive To Survive docuseries and the inaugural race next May in Miami around the NFL Dolphins Stadium and will give F1 four stops in North America in 2022.

F1 has an American team owner, but Gene Haas since 2016 has shown no desire to engage in the development of an American driver. He hired rookies Mick Schumacher from Germany and Nikita Mazepin from Russia this year, but the team has gone from midfield to worst in F1.

Mario Andretti won 12 F1 races and the 1978 world championship; Michael Andretti drove 13 miserable races for McLaren in 1993 before being sent back to the United States for good with three races remaining. They both believe that red, white and blue need a proper representation of F1 and a driver running under the American flag.

Mario Andretti raced under “Old Glory” and his 1978 Dutch Grand Prix victory was the last F1 victory for an American. Alexander Rossi, now IndyCar driver for Andretti with a victory at Indianapolis 500, was in 2015 the last American to start an F1 race.

A couple Andretti and Herta would undoubtedly be attractive to Liberty and its long-term North American goals.

Is that what Herta wants, however? He has already tried the F1 road once and moved to London on his own at 15. But he was never shaken and returned to the United States in 2017 to try the IndyCar.

Herta had a full-time seat two years later and became the youngest IndyCar winner at 19. He has now completed three full seasons, has six career wins and, with some consistency from Andretti’s cars, would be a championship contender.

Herta signed a two-year contract extension in May, around the same time Mario Andretti offered him for F1. AP then asked Herta about the F1 buzz, which led to some reflection on his time in Europe.

“I thought when I was there I deserved an opportunity, or at least a chance with a junior program, but unfortunately it didn’t work,” Herta told AP. “But it worked out differently because I came home and raced IndyCar and that was my main focus. I always, always wanted to race IndyCar.

“I know the time to race in Formula 1 is short and I would have tried, but I knew I would always be able to go back to IndyCar. And I’ve always planned to race primarily in IndyCar for most of my career.

Maybe he tempered his goals because of the slim chances that an American would succeed in climbing the European ranks to reach the top. There are only 20 seats on the F1 grid and none of the teams are currently developing American drivers.

“I don’t know why it’s like this,” Herta said. “A lot of people say Europeans don’t like Americans (in F1), but I don’t know if that’s the case. But my father knows a lot of people here and I can get around here much more easily than there, where we don’t know anyone.

Herta was a sponge during his two years in Europe, where he said Trevor Carlin gave him enough track time between his 30 races and 25 days of extra testing, and he learned to talk to engineers and to defend in competitive situations.

“When you think you don’t have a chance you have to speak up, and I know it might seem difficult for a 16 year old to argue with adults, but you have to do it,” Herta said. . “When I came back I was 16 but felt like 25 because of all the knowledge I have about racing. And I wasn’t afraid to speak for myself .

A lot should fall into place to bring Herta back to Europe, starting with Andretti in the process of acquiring a squad. Herta would also need a waiver to get the “super license” required to race in F1. The infuriating super licensing system is how F1’s governing body determines which drivers are qualified to enter the series; to date, Herta is not eligible.

Whatever happens in Austin next weekend or beyond, if Andretti can get his foot in the door of F1 again, expect to see Herta not far behind him.

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