Author: Ian Dobson

03 Jul 2022

F1 flexi-floor exploit revelations a “shocker”, says Mercedes

As part of the discussions between the FIA and teams about a planned safety clampdown on excessive porpoising that drivers are unhappy about, one area of focus has been on the stiffness of the floors and planks of cars. Autosport understands that during talks in a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting in the week after […]

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03 Jul 2022

Hamilton condemns Verstappen F1 booing: “We’re better than that”

Red Bull driver Verstappen was subject to booing and jeering from the crowd during his post-qualifying interview in parc ferme on Saturday, having qualified second for the British Grand Prix. There were also cheers from the crowd when Verstappen spun exiting Stowe at the start of Q3. Verstappen brushed off the boos when speaking in […]

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02 Jul 2022

F1 British Grand Prix – Start time, how to watch, & more

The Spaniard clinched his maiden F1 pole ahead of his 150th career start in a dramatic wet qualifying, beating Max Verstappen by 0.072s.  Verstappen, who was booed by some sections of the Silverstone crowd after qualifying, suffered a spin early into Q3, while title rival Charles Leclerc also spun in the final segment of qualifying […]

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02 Jul 2022

Mercedes would have broken FIA porpoising limit in Baku

The FIA has stepped in to try to minimise cars bouncing after drivers expressed concerns about their safety, with them being subjected to heavy impacts inside of the cockpits. As part of its efforts, the governing body is to introduce an Aerodynamic Oscillation Metric (AOM) from the French Grand Prix that limits the vertical forces […]

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02 Jul 2022

Silverstone has exposed AlphaTauri’s weaknesses

The Italian squad endured a difficult first day of practice, with Gasly ending up 18th in the dry FP2 and team-mate Yuki Tsunoda only two places further ahead. Although Gasly says his afternoon running was not helped by car damage, he says that the AT03’s deficit to its rivals on the kind of quick corners […]

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