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Ferrari president shares message of support after Mateschitz’s death
Ferrari president John Elkann shares a statement, held by the Italian branch of Motorsport.com, messages of support from Red Bull after the death of founder Dietrich Mateschitz. “I thank Mateschitz for everything he did for motorsport and I want to remember his passion and courage as an entrepreneur, as someone who always loved a new challenge. On behalf of all Ferrari, I would like to offer our condolences to his family and our friends from Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri. Sending loving thoughts to all.’
Wolff after Mateschitz’s death: ‘We owe him a lot’
Toto Wolff regrets the death of Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz, the Mercedes team boss revealed in an interview with Sky Sports F1. ‘Mateschitz is one of the most interesting entrepreneurs in the world to me. He created a market that didn’t exist in energy drinks. We owe him a lot. Not only (within the song) Spielberg, but also the two teams he founded. There is no one like him, so it is a sad day for all Austrians.’
Haas honors his fallen teammate with special decals on the car
Haas will be wearing a special livery on their VF-22 this weekend to honor a deceased team member. The team has moved on their official channels was shown to mourn the death of Harvey Cook, an American race track mechanic. He attended the races regularly, but due to the battle against his illness he could not travel with them, so he went to work in a factory. The stickers on the cars read: in memory of Harvey Cook (1991-2022).
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Pérez replaces the ICE and receives a five-place grid penalty in Austin
The FIA has confirmed that Sergio Pérez has changed his internal combustion engine (ICE) for the US Grand Prix. This is his fifth season for the Mexican, which means he has to take a five-place penalty. In addition, he and his teammate Max Verstappen replace the exhaust. Both men can still do this within the rules and therefore there will be no penalty for it. So in the battle for second place in the championship, Pérez may have to make up some ground in the race against Charles Leclerc.
The FIA will no longer rotate with race directors for the remainder of 2022
The FIA has a Friday Grand Prix weekend in the United States there information announced that it would no longer rotate with race directors during the final four races of the season. From the Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas to the season finale in Abu Dhabi, the awards will be overseen by Niels Wittich. This means that Eduardo Freitas will not return in 2022.
Alfa Romeo signs a contract with a legal firm for a weekend in Austin
Alfa Romeo has found a new partner for the American Grand Prix weekend in Shoop. The Hinwil team reports on your own website that it will partner with Shoop, a legal firm, for a weekend in Austin. As part of the partnership, the US company name will be on side pods of C42.
Pérez doesn’t have to rely on gifts from Verstappen
Sergio Pérez does not have to rely on gifts from Max Verstappen in the battle for P2 in the championship. That’s what the Dutch Red Bull Racing driver says Telegraph. “He knows what he has to do to get second and that is to finish before Charles. As a team we always try to be first and second, but as a driver I always want to win. What will happen in the last round in Mexico next week, if I am ahead and Sergio is behind me? Then I win. Because in that situation he also takes more points than Leclerc. But first let’s prove that we are really competitors.’
Latifi dismisses IndyCar rumours: ‘A bit of a joke’
Nicholas Latifi slams rumors that he is heading to US IndyCar overseas Car games in the wind. The Canadian is leaving Williams after this season and is still looking at his options for 2023. The 27-year-old has been linked with a seat at Chip Ganassi Racing, where Jimmie Johnson is leaving and retiring. Latifi himself sees nothing in those rumours.
‘I’m still not stuck anywhere. I haven’t signed anything yet. I still don’t have any solid news to report,” Latifi admits. He found the IndyCar rumor a few days ago. ‘I thought it was funny. I’ve talked to different teams in different classes and I haven’t told myself yet: well this is all or nothing. So there’s still a lot up in the air.’
Haas announces money transfer company as new title sponsor
Haas has found a new title sponsor in MoneyGram, the team announced Thursday afternoon. MoneyGram is an American money transfer company that was founded in 1980. Starting in 2023, the company will appear on Haas cars and apparel as its new title sponsor. It is the third sponsor of the Haas title after Rich Energy (2019) and Uralkali (2021).
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Singapore is getting a new timeline
The Marina Bay Street Circuit will look a little different in 2023. Due to the planned renovations around the circuit, the section from Turn 16 to Turn 19 will disappear temporarily. In 2023, fifteen years will be followed by a direct one of almost 400 meters. The work will start in March 2023 and will be completed at the end of 2026.
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Mercedes’ updates bring significant weight reductions and aerodynamic improvements
Mercedes will introduce one final update package this weekend. The German racing club has not yet officially announced which part is involved, but according to Form1a.uno it covers a new front wing, floor and other small details. This should reduce weight by about five pounds and improve airflow over the car.
Horner is asked if he would withdraw Mercedes from F1
Christian Horner will not withdraw Mercedes from Formula 1 if given the option to do so. Here’s what the boss of the Red Bull Racing team says on the podcast Executive Director’s Diary. “No, because it’s good to compete with that kind of team,” explains the Englishman. “They raised the bar and we had to raise it even higher to beat them,” Horner said. ‘The satisfaction that this gives is enormous.’