Haas treating Austrian GP like “check session” to sort out tyre degradation woes

Within the round-up: Haas will use the Austrian Grand Prix dash weekend as a chance to research the tyre degradation issues which have blighted their season.

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Haas “have a couple of concepts” to repair poor race tempo

The difficulties Haas have skilled with their tyre efficiency over a race stint had been highlighted in Canada, the place Nico Hulkenberg certified second (earlier than amassing a penalty) however fell to fifteenth within the race.

On the Purple Bull Ring, the place F1 will maintain a dash race on Saturday along with the grand prix, staff principal Guenther Steiner stated they may focus their efforts on tackling these issues.

“We’re going into this race partly a bit of bit like a check session as properly,” Steiner stated. “We have now lots of issues to try to remedy our issues with the race tempo, so we now have a couple of concepts.

“As we now have two races now this weekend, we’ve received double the period of time to attempt to do various things. Clearly, we all the time attempt to get one of the best outcome doable but in addition perhaps we compromise one of the best outcome doable for actually understanding what is occurring with our automobile on race day.”

Wurz dominated out of racing at Spa by physician

Charlie Wurz, son of two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Alexander, has been dominated out of this weekend’s System Regional European Championship spherical at Spa-Francorchamps on medical grounds.

The 17-year-old, who was System 4 United Arab Emirates champion final yr and System Regional Oceania champion at first of 2023, has caught laryngitis. Though he felt match sufficient to aim to race, he’s following physician’s recommendation not to take action.

“I’m gutted however shall be in motion very quickly,” stated Wurz, who has scored solely as soon as in his first six FREC races.

His place in ART Grand Prix’s line-up for the weekend shall be taken by former Alpine protege Hadrien David, who was 2021 FREC runner-up and got here fourth within the collection final yr. ART GP had been fast to signal David, and cited a necessity to make use of his expertise to assist them return to the entrance of the sphere as they solely have one top-five end to date this season throughout their three automobiles.

Cresswell to make F3 debut

There shall be a change to the same old System 3 grid on the Austrian GP and on the British Grand Prix the week after, as PHM Racing by Charouz will change Polish rookie Piotr Wisnicki with McKenzy Cresswell.

Wisnicki has solely scored six instances in his 61-race single-seater profession, and struggled to function within the prime 20 of races since graduating from F4 final yr. He by no means completed increased than twenty first in FREC, but selected to step as much as F3 for 2023 and has solely recorded a greatest end of 18th from eight races.

Teenager Cresswell arrives in his seat with no F3-level expertise, however is in his second yr racing in Britain’s GB3 collection. “It’s been whirlwind few days, having realized of this chance on the finish of final week,” he stated. “Huge because of Roland Rehfeld at PHM and Tony Shaw, my GB3 engineer, for making this occur. I’ll attempt my greatest to adapt shortly and get one of the best outcomes doable.

“Purple Bull Ring shall be an thrilling problem,” he added. “It’s a brand new automobile and new circuit for me.”

F1 23 will get its first patch for console avid gamers

Digital Arts, the developer of the newest official System 1 online game F1 23, has introduced the primary patch for the sport shall be made obtainable to obtain “within the coming days”.

The patch addresses 18 faults together with the two-player profession mode incorrectly utilizing equal efficiency as an alternative of real looking efficiency, ensuring the formation lap and any security automobile laps at the moment are playable on 25% size races, fixing a difficulty the place “automobiles would incorrectly collide when the setting ‘collisions off for first lap solely’ was enabled” and altering the title of the ‘Renault Driver Academy’ to the ‘Alpine Driver Academy’ in profession mode.

Social media

Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and extra:

From the @scarbstech archive, the Brawn BGP001 seen at @fosgoodwood.A lot of the tech discuss round this automobile centred on the double diffuser, however there are a mess of trick components on this automobile. Have a look at the entrance wing ‘endplates’ for a begin.#F1 #f1tech pic.twitter.com/7GA4GZzwI9

— Craig Scarborough (@ScarbsTech) June 27, 2023

The primary distinction between Austria and Canada tracks? Altitude!

The observe is 677m over sea degree, sufficient to lower air density (and so drag and downforce as properly) by ~7%

Groups will use extra loaded rear wings regardless of the frequent straights#F1 #AustrianGP pic.twitter.com/QSObey4pLy

— 📈System Knowledge Evaluation (@FDataAnalysis) June 27, 2023

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Remark of the day

Purple Bull’s motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko doesn’t need the model’s lead F1 driver Max Verstappen to hitch different Purple Bull drivers of their ‘System Nurburgring’ occasion for worry that if Verstappen did an illustration run he would take pointless dangers in making an attempt to set a brand new observe document for the circuit’s full Nordschleife format.

I believe that is full nonsense. Max is just not that silly [to] danger his life in an outdated demo automobile.

Moreover, I believe it’s just about inconceivable to be sooner with a inventory RB7. That will require intensive adjustments to the chassis and weeks of preparation, particular tyres, suspension and aerodynamics. Max is aware of that, too, if he is aware of the document right down to the second and has in all probability seen the video of the drive.

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