Within the round-up: Components 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali admits Spain’s two-times world champion might now not be on the grid by the point the nation’s new race is added to the calendar.
Domenicali uncertain Alonso will race in Madrid
After confirming yesterday Components 1 will return to Madrid in 2026, Domenicali admitted he’s uncertain Fernando Alonso will nonetheless be racing by the point F1 races on the new Spanish venue.
He told AS it could be “a problem for Fernando” to increase his profession till the race in 2026, when he’ll flip 45. “Are you able to think about Fernando successful in Madrid? I can solely assume that that may occur right here in Madrid,” Domenicali added.
Alonso said last year he: “might be glad to race in Madrid if I’m right here in 2026. If I’m not right here, I’ll watch on TV and it doesn’t change a lot.”
Alfa Romeo boss guidelines out Le Mans
Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato has poured chilly water on strategies the producer may transfer into the World Endurance Championship following its departure from Components 1. He instructed L’argus he’s “not satisfied by the financial equation” of returning to Le Mans and believes there’s a “pattern in direction of inflation of bills” within the sequence, which has seen a number of new producers be part of lately.
Andretti’s Indy 500 return confirmed
Marco Andretti will contest the Indianapolis 500 for the nineteenth time in his profession this 12 months. He’ll drive for Andretti-Herta as soon as extra.
He took second place on his debut within the race in 2006 and has completed third on three events. Final 12 months he positioned seventeenth.
Hungaroring reveals redevelopment progress
The Hungaroring is present process in depth redevelopment work forward of this 12 months’s grand prix. It revealed particulars of its progress up to now in a brand new video:
‘We even have an ever-increasing deal with ladies in motorsport and there may be now a rising variety of position fashions serving to to encourage the following era. The F1 Academy Uncover Your Drive Karting UK initiative, for instance has seen greater than a 200 per cent improve in feminine participation within the British Indoor Kart Championships. Whereas FIA Ladies on Observe UK continues to flourish, with many new companions becoming a member of final 12 months.’
‘What he’ll need to enhance is his one lap efficiency as proven in his Qualifying outcomes. In 2021, he achieved 4 pole positions to associate with 5 entrance row begins, however regardless of his finest efforts, that kind has not translated to Components 2.’
‘Legacy automakers with electrical groups say the race to maximise or regenerate energy – Components E automobiles begin every race with solely 60 per cent of the battery capability they want and need to generate the remaining by braking – helps them develop extra environment friendly motors and invertors, and software program to reinforce efficiency and vary.’
‘As for a fund to compensate companies for his or her losses, LVCVA Board of Administrators Chairman Jim Gibson stated he isn’t prepared to think about that simply but.’
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