Ferrari supplied me Raikkonen’s race seat earlier than Crimson Bull demotion – Kvyat

Within the round-up: Former F1 driver Daniil Kvyat claims he had obtained a contract supply from Ferrari to switch Kimi Raikkonen in 2016 earlier than Crimson Bull demoted him again to Toro Rosso

In briefFerrari supplied me Raikkonen’s race seat earlier than Crimson Bull demotion – Kvyat

Kvyat raced with Crimson Bull from 2015 following a single 12 months at Toro Rosso. He completed on the rostrum in China the next 12 months, however weeks later was demoted again to Toro Rosso. Max Verstappen took his place on the Spanish Grand Prix and scored a sensational win on his debut for the workforce.

“On the time I had additionally a proposal to race for Ferrari to switch Kimi on the time,” Kvyat informed the Observe Limits podcast. “Not many individuals find out about it, however that’s what was happening behind the scenes.

“It was a really tough state of affairs additionally for me mentally to return from being needed by Ferrari and having seen the contract in entrance of you. And then you definately return to Toro Rosso all of a sudden.” Kvyat finally joined Ferrari as a improvement driver in 2018.

Use GPS to set race order throughout pink flags – Steiner

Haas workforce principal Guenther Steiner needs the FIA to set the race place order beneath pink flags utilizing GPS positioning information to find out what order vehicles have been in when the race is stopped.

The Australian Grand Prix’s closing restart order was reset to the order beneath the penultimate restart after the race was pink flagged earlier than vehicles had entered sector two. Haas driver Nico Hulkenberg had risen to fourth by that point, however was moved again to eighth for the ultimate Security Automotive lap.

“With the expertise that we’ve got as of late, GPS is correct sufficient – we use GPS for the blue flag for instance,” Steiner informed Sky Sports activities. “They are saying it’s not correct sufficient for a ending place but it’s correct sufficient for a blue flag – we have to make our thoughts up what it’s and what it isn’t.

“I actually suppose there must be numerous considering. We may have frozen every part, by way of digicam and by way of GPS, on the actual second when the pink flag got here out.”

Indy 500 open take a look at rained off

The second day of the Indianapolis 500 open take a look at was referred to as off after persistent rain fell over the speedway yesterday.

Friday was alleged to see a second full day of operating, nevertheless constant rain rendered any operating inconceivable. Nearly all of the 34 entrants took to the observe on Thursday’s opening day, with solely RC Enerson not collaborating. Josef Newgarden set the quickest velocity over the course of the opening day with a mean velocity of 227.686mph.

Groups will return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday, Might twelfth for observe and qualifying forward of the grand prix the day after. The official opening of observe for the Indy 500 takes place on the next Tuesday.

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Remark of the day

With the FIA nonetheless calling for F1 tyres to characteristic a ‘cliff’ with compounds for 2025 and past, reader lynn-m questions the necessity for quite a lot of pit methods in any respect…

I don’t get the place the obsession with having to have pit technique got here from.

For lots of F1’s historical past the one purpose vehicles got here into the pits was in the event that they have been affected by a automotive challenge or after the introduction of slicks if there was a necessity to alter from slick to wets or vice versa.

Even when pit stops began to turn out to be extra frequent within the eighties there wasn’t actually a lot technique concerned as drivers simply pitted if tyres began to go off or in the event that they needed to modify to a different compound and even then it wasn’t one thing all people did as seeing some (or generally even all) drivers go your entire race with out stopping was nonetheless commonplace.

And regardless of the dearth of pit technique the racing was completely high-quality and was in actual fact higher and fewer predictable in some regards as a result of no person knew what anybody else was doing. And due to that the inducement to try to overtake on the observe was larger as you by no means knew if the automotive forward could be stopping or not. Particularly because you by no means knew what compounds that they had on. And for followers not figuring out any of that made the races really feel much less predictable and extra attention-grabbing as a result of we by no means knew what anybody could be doing till they did it.

I believe the one purpose pit technique is seen as so essential now could be as a result of you’ve got a complete technology of followers who don’t know racing with out it so really feel like they want it as a result of for them it’s at all times been there. I believe these of us sufficiently old to recollect the racing earlier than refuelling was launched in 1994 will know the way good the racing nonetheless was with out the technique and the way the main focus would really be on the racing.

When refuelling was launched in 1994 it gave us technique but in addition made the precise racing worse and diminished the quantity of overtakes that have been happening on the observe. It shifted the dynamic of how races have been deliberate, How they performed out and the way a lot enter drivers had in a method that wasn’t optimistic.

They deliberate technique on Saturday, fuelled the automotive for the primary stint and have been then restricted by that as when you put 15 laps of gasoline in for the primary stint there’s not a lot room to increase and when you shorten the stint you’ve got compromised your race by carrying extra gasoline than you wanted to at first. Everybody was dictated by the primary stint with little or no driver enter.

Each earlier than refuelling and after it it was extra reactive, extra about drivers and fewer deliberate out and that makes issues much less predictable, extra dynamic and extra attention-grabbing in addition to placing it extra within the palms of the drivers as they will handle tyres to increase a stint, They may handle them to go non cease….. They’ll’t try this with refuelling which places it extra within the palms of the technique guys and the computer systems. lynn-m

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