Not that testing times should count for much with ‘glory runs’ often occurring on very low fuel & sticky tyres. One thing to always take note of is time not out on track, and for the former champions, Mercedes is indeed in crisis. The Mercedes team appear not to be in a good place, the driver pairing only managing limited running and the time sheets had them near the back of the grid. Toto Wolff, the team boss of Mercedes, has so far admitted that the car won’t likely be winning races, and that Mercedes is not yet getting everything out of the car. Mercedes launch investigationFriday night has been used as a crisis investigation by Mercedes to try and better understand what’s happened to the W14 car.
Aston Martin’s driver Lance Stroll will not take part in the 2023 F1 winter test. The Aston Martin team has confirmed ahead of the 2023 winter test that its starting driver, Canadian Lance Stroll, has withdrawn from the pre-season test (February 23-25) following a cycling accident in Spain. However, the statement released by the team has created speculation that Stroll’s in juries are far worse than the team suggests. If Lance Stroll has no real problem, it is best to explain or people will speculate…,” tweeted Saward. However, we Vandoorne to fill in for Stroll, Aston Martin could also complete one of their two mandatory young driver FP1 sessions by giving Drugovitch a Friday run out.1 month ago thejudge13
Steve Nielsen to become FIA Sporting Director. On the eve of the 2023 Formula One season, the FIA has announced a major shake-up of its race management team, with Steve Nielsen taking up the position of sporting director. On the eve of the 2023 Formula One season, which begins on 5 March with the Bahrain Grand Prix, the FIA has made some significant changes to its race management. FIA reorganises ahead of the F1 seasonThe FIA today confirmed significant updates to its Formula One structure following a review of internal procedures initiated by its President Mohammed Ben Sulayem earlier this year. “I have spent my professional life working for many teams and organisations in Formula One, and I am looking forward to embarking on a new chapter with the FIA,” said Nielsen.2 months ago thejudge13
The 2022 Formula One season saw Red Bull Racing completed their first double championship winning season for 9 years. Red Bull double deal their driversVerstappen was told no such thing and rightly believed his fresher tyres and quicker car would see him overtake the Mexican with ease. However as the final lap began Verstappen’s engineer came on the radio instructing the Red Bull driver, “Max – let Checo through. He didn’t do it.”Ricciardo recruitment to remind Perez of his placeSpeculation has grown over Sergio Perez future since Red Bull racing announced the return of Daniel Ricciardo as the third driver for the team. Daniel Ricciardo has gone to Red Bull specifically because he believes at some point even by 2024 at the latest that he will be back in the car alongside Verstappen.3 months ago thejudge13
Daniel Ricciardo is currently the second most successful F1 driver in the sport not to win a drivers’ world title. Yet today the paddock gossip believes Ricciardo is about to announce a return to Red Bull racing. Ricciardo Red Bull returnTed Kravitz revealed during FP3 in Austin, “I’ve got some good news for Daniel Ricciardo fans. So it could be Red Bull are looking to ditch the increasingly distant Perez and replace him in 2024 with their driver of old – Daniel Ricciardo. READ MORE: Red Bull F1 future in doubt as owner dies5 months ago thejudge13
The Austrian billionaire owner of the two Red Bull F1 teams Dietrich Mateschitz has died aged 78. Death of Red Bull F1 owner announcedRed Bull publication Speedweek published a statement which reads. “Austria has lost its most successful and innovative entrepreneur who turned the energy drink Red Bull into a global brand. The future of Red Bull without Mateschitz is uncertain, given he owns the team 100%. READ MORE: Red Bull overspend a mere $200,0005 months ago thejudge13