Purple Bull domination ‘takes away some magic’- Coulthard
After Max Verstappen received 19 of final 12 months’s 22 grands prix, Coulthard warned an excessive amount of domination of Method 1 by world champions Purple Bull may have a damaging affect on the game.
The previous Purple Bull driver stays closely concerned with the staff as present run driver, however he admits he has considerations about how their fixed profitable may have a damaging impact on the game.
“That expression ‘familiarity breeds contempt’? When you adapt that to sport, the identical factor goes,” Coulthard told The Telegraph.
“An excessive amount of success type of takes away the magic. With sport, we glance to be impressed, to develop, to maneuver ahead, and if one staff is doing all that, then it doesn’t give sufficient hope for everyone.”
Pirelli start tyre testing in Barcelona
Pirelli’s tyre testing programme for the 2025 season started in Barcelona with Ferrari yesterday.
Carlos Sainz Jnr and Charles Leclerc shared driving duties over the day, during which the pair logged a complete of 139 laps across the Circuit de Catalunya in final 12 months’s Ferrari.
Pirelli can have an elevated allocation of 40 days of tyre testing out there to them in 2024. Leclerc and Sainz will run once more right this moment.
Ferrari identify 2024 challenger
Ferrari have confirmed the identify of the brand new automobile they may compete within the upcoming Method 1 season with.
The brand new automobile shall be formally known as the ‘SF-24’, following the identical naming system the staff has used since 2015.
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2024 loading… Fernando and Lance’s first days back at Silverstone (Aston Martin)
‘A brand new Aston Martin F1 Workforce automobile, set to be unveiled to the world on 12 February, awaits Fernando and Lance however first, they have to full their respective seat matches for the AMR24. Solely meticulous preparation will suffice, each element is taken into account and optimised to seek out the optimum place within the automobile: perfecting the gap to the pedals and steering wheel, guaranteeing they’ve a transparent imaginative and prescient from the cockpit of what lies forward.’
Iwasa: the Honda Formula Dream Project F1 hopeful eyes Super Formula success (Honda Racing)
”The sensation of the automobile was nearly precisely how I imagined, simply in between F1 and F2. If I push extra within the corners, it’s getting just like F1, additionally when it comes to the way in which you must drive the automobile. However in low pace corners, it feels actually just like F2. So there are some F2 emotions and a few F1 emotions, just like what I heard from different drivers.”
F1 commentator David Croft confirmed for Adelaide Motorsport Festival (Speedcafe)
‘The Sky F1 caller will attend the occasion on Sunday, March 17 en path to the Method 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne. Whereas within the SA Capital, he’ll seem in ‘The Crofty Present’ on the Arkaba Lodge. The interactive present will supply perception, giveaways, dwell auctions and extra.’
Sirius Aviation AG debuts world’s first hydrogen powertrain with Sauber F1 and global automotive giant (PR Newswire)
‘This historic event marked the inaugural firing of an aviation engine inside a presentation room, releasing solely water vapor and 0 pollution, an epoch-making second in aviation expertise. The occasion additionally showcased the Sirius Jet, a high-performance, zero-emission vertical takeoff and touchdown (VTOL) plane, propelled by a hydrogen-electric propulsion system; poised to reshape the way forward for world air journey.’
Daytona post-race notebook (Sportscar 365)
‘Race winner Nasr mentioned he was ”confused” when he was advised there have been two laps to go after which was later knowledgeable it was the final lap of the race. ”’You’ve received to maintain on the throttle till it’s over.’ That’s what Tim Cindric mentioned on the radio,” Nasr mentioned. ”I used to be confused, too. I don’t know if there was two white flags. I actually don’t know… I believe at first end, the staff simply mentioned, I believe now it’s the ultimate lap. That’s after I knew. I believe for the second time it was the ultimate lap.”’
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