Tag: F1

26 Feb 2024

Mercedes has new adaptable F1 suspension trick on W15

At the time, it was believed that the Brackley-based outfit had done it as a diversionary pre-season tactic to throw rivals off the scent about what it was really up to. After all, teams aren’t allowed to fit redundant suspension elements on cars.  Mercedes W15 fake arm Photo by: Mercedes AMG It has turned out, […]

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26 Feb 2024

Haas F1 car no longer plagued by “nasty” characteristics

The American-owned outfit finished bottom of the constructors’ championship in 2023 after Kevin Magnussen and Nico Hulkenberg found themselves struggling for pace in races thanks to tyre issues. Well aware of how much the problem held it back, Haas headed into F1’s pre-season test in Bahrain last week with a complete focus on race-distance runs […]

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25 Feb 2024

Diversity push a priority in Ferrari F1 talks

Throughout his 12-year tenure at Mercedes, Hamilton increasingly ramped up his efforts to increase diversity and inclusion in motorsport, which gradually involved the Mercedes team itself. After highlighting the lack of diversity in the sector through the Hamilton Commission, the seven-time world champion and Mercedes launched the Ignite charity to give people from diverse backgrounds […]

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25 Feb 2024

Steiner to make Bahrain F1 paddock return in German TV role

He will attend seven races with German broadcaster RTL, as well as the Australian GP with Channel 10, and is in talks about other potential work that fits his schedule. His RTL commitment is weighted towards the second half of the season, with Bahrain followed by Hungary, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Azerbaijan and Las Vegas. […]

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25 Feb 2024

The Ferrari race sim offering clues to its Red Bull-beating potential

It is why Ferrari duo Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc coming out on top of the overall timing sheets over the course of this week’s Bahrain test has barely registered in conversations. Sainz’s overall test-topping time of 1m29.921s, set on the second day, was around seven-tenths faster than the Red Bull benchmark of 1m30.679s set by […]

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24 Feb 2024

Mercedes focused on improving F1 qualifying pace with W15

The Brackley squad focused on long stints rather than glory runs across the three-day winter test in Bahrain, with George Russell taking second on the final day using softer C4 tyres after he and team-mate Lewis Hamilton had stayed well clear of the top of the leaderboard earlier in the week. PLUS: Why it’s a […]

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24 Feb 2024

Aston F1 team has made required step with AMR24

While several rivals have opted to make major concept changes Aston focussed on an evolution of the 2023 model, which earned eight podium finishes in the hands of Fernando Alonso despite a dip in form in the second half of the season. The days of testing in Bahrain suggested that the team has made the […]

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