Hamilton has ‘no focus’ on Massa’s Crashgate lawful motion

In the spherical-up: The 2008 F1 planet winner suggests he is not shelling out any interest to Felipe Massa’s lawful motion in excess of the ‘Crashgate’ episode.

In briefHamilton has ‘no focus’ on Massa’s Crashgate lawful motion

Lewis Hamilton suggests he is shelling out no thoughts to previous rival Felipe Massa’s lawful motion towards the FIA and F1 in excess of the ‘Crashgate’ incident in the course of the 2008 year.

Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault., Singapore, 2008Nelson Piquet Jnr, Renault., Singapore, 2008Aspect: Crashgate – The 2008 Singapore Grand prix controversy explainedThe previous Ferrari driver has started lawful proceedings in excess of the controversial incident in the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix when Renault driver Nelson Piquet Jnr intentionally crashed his vehicle. Massa struggling a calamitous pit cease in the course of the ensuing Security Auto time period, main to him scoring no details in the race, which occured in the course of his shut title combat with Hamilton.

Even so Hamilton, who scored the 1st of his 7 planet championship victories this calendar year, mentioned he is shelling out no interest to Massa’s lawful attempts. “I have a truly undesirable memory so I never truly don’t forget a good deal to be genuine,” he mentioned when questioned about it.

“I’m truly just focussed on listed here and now and aiding the group get back again to the championship and the race and not truly focussed on what happened 15 years ago.”

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Leclerc in no hurry to thrash out Ferrari extension

Charles Leclerc suggests he is in no hurry to form out a agreement extension with Ferrari, but suggests that his “intentions are clear” to his group.

He is in his fourth year of a 5 calendar year agreement with Ferrari which started in 2020. Questioned by F1 Triviawhen he required to commence agreement conversations with his group for 2025 and outside of, Leclerc insisted he was not keen to hurry to the negotiating desk.

“Honestly, I never even have any deadlines,” he mentioned. “I’m not that rushed.

“I nevertheless have a calendar year-and-a-50 percent, which looks tiny in a way, mainly because I have experienced a agreement for 5 a long time. So now we are having nearer to the conclude, but it is nevertheless loads, loads of time.”

Zhou can see effect he’s possessing on F1 in China

Zhou Guanyu, F1’s only Chinese driver, suggests he can previously see the effect his existence in the activity is possessing on F1’s recognition in China.

The Alfa Romeo driver returned to his residence town of Shanghai in excess of the summer season split. Even with no F1 race possessing taken put in China because 2019 because of to the Covid-19 pandemic issues, Zhou suggests the development of the sport’s profile is apparent.

“It was basically fantastic to be back again there,” he mentioned. “It’s just fantastic to see so a lot of folks transform up for some occasions and the recognition also of motorsport is just expanding. Particularly, I believe, for the youthful technology.

“Back in China, folks ten a long time youthful than me, 5 a long time youthful, they know so considerably about Method one in basic so it just exhibits how considerably this system has been enhancing – not just in the US, also back again residence in Asia. It is excellent to have that, and most importantly, the residence race is coming back again subsequent calendar year, so I’m truly hunting ahead to what is coming.”

Social media

Noteworthy posts from Twitter, Instagram and much more:

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— McLaren (@McLarenF1) August 24, 2023

A further year with these boys 😁

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— MoneyGram Haas F1 Crew (@HaasF1Team) August 24, 2023

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— Scuderia AlphaTauri (@AlphaTauriF1) August 24, 2023

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Remark of the working day

Haas’ announcement that they are retaining each Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen for the 2024 year has some wishing the group took a gamble on a rookie like Felipe Drugovich or Theo Pourchaire, but Dex does not share that view…

I never believe both of individuals two clearly show guarantee the way Oscar Piastri did to commence with. Just before, groups experienced their good reasons to gamble on children (one particular youthful expertise to “sell” to even larger groups, one particular spend driver to finance the procedure in the indicate time). Now they are not pressured to just take pitfalls and they are not determined for revenue. We’re in these section till issues improve.

Haas simply cannot “sell” skills (they previously have contracts with senior groups, even if they never generate in F1), they have no ambition to get or contend for just about anything at all (which is acquired to do with the owner’s personal mentality) and they are delighted just where by they are. They never make or design and style their personal automobiles, they previously offered their title to Alfa Romeo, they hardly ever experienced enjoyable motorists or earlier mentioned typical skills, they have no followers and no enthusiasm for the activity.

The proprietor is a pure businessman who cares much more about American racing and utilizes F1 for advertising and marketing functions only, his correct hand who will take treatment of the group is also from company and without the need of enthusiasm for sport… That group is doomed to be offered, and it should really be. Dex

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