“I don’t count on to get off to a sluggish begin” on return, says Ricciardo

Within the round-up: Newly-announced AlphaTauri driver Daniel Ricciardo says that he needs to “hit the bottom working” on his return to racing in F1

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Ricciardo doesn’t count on “sluggish begin”

After lacking the primary ten rounds of the 2023 season after shedding his place on the F1 grid, Daniel Ricciardo says that he doesn’t count on to be sluggish on his return to racing with AlphaTauri.

Ricciardo was dropped by McLaren after two years of his three-year contract with the workforce on account of repeated poor efficiency relative to workforce mate Lando Norris. He says Pink Bull can have expectations of him when he steps into their automobile subsequent weekend in Hungary.

“They count on outcomes – performances,” he mentioned. “It’s arduous to outline.

“I feel till I get within the automobile, it’s arduous to outline what that’s. Is it a P8? Is it a P14?. I don’t suppose there’s strain. Clearly, there’s two races after which the summer season break. I don’t suppose there’s ‘you must do that earlier than August’, however I additionally don’t count on to get off to a sluggish begin. I need to hit the bottom working and likewise use what I’ve learnt on this day off to place it to make use of.”

McLaren has joined groups in hunt for wins – Vasseur

Ferrari workforce principal Frederic Vasseur says that McLaren have joined the group of groups behind Pink Bull who’re all in search of to beat the championship leaders to win a grand prix.

Pink Bull have received all ten rounds of the season thus far, with McLaren securing their greatest end of the season final outing at Silverstone with second and fourth for Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. Requested if Ferrari may win a race in 2023, Vasseur instructed media together with F1 Triviathat Ferrari had heavy competitors of their pursuit of Pink Bull.

“Whenever you end P2 in Austria, you may have expectations to win a race,” he mentioned. “I feel in our group we’re all combating for a win. Once I say ‘our group’, it’s McLaren, Aston [Martin], Mercedes, us – all of us have the goal to win a race. However first the goal is to be the primary of the group.”

Envision’s Filippi praises Method E security after crash

Envision Method E workforce principal Sylvain Filippi praised the protection of the game’s Gen3 vehicles after a horrific accident throughout the first Rome Eprix yesterday.

A violent multi-car pileup occurred when Jaguar driver Sam Fowl spun at a blind nook and was hit by Envision driver Sebastien Buemi and Maserati’s Edoardo Mortara. All drivers climbed out of their vehicles unaided and unhurt.

“We by no means wish to see that,” Filippi mentioned after the accident. “It’s actually excessive velocity.

“We’ve got to recollect – I’ve been in Method E for 9 years – the velocity has developed significantly. These 20 vehicles are a few of the quickest race vehicles on the planet, now, and the acceleration is so sturdy, even out of sluggish corners. They decide up velocity and get to 200kph very quickly – so any of those shunts are literally actually excessive velocity.

“So credit score to the FIA and the protection of the survival cells. It’s actually nice that the drivers are secure, however once I hear that my automobile is on hearth, it’s not an excellent feeling. So glad everyone seems to be okay.”

Social media

Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and extra:


— Goodwood FOS (@fosgoodwood) July 15, 2023

A message from Sebastian Vettel #FOS pic.twitter.com/ilot7upckj

— Goodwood FOS (@fosgoodwood) July 15, 2023

A message from @LoganSargeant following the cancellation of Saturday at @fosgoodwood…🗣️

Gutted to not be working right now, however we assist the choice to place security first and sit up for working at #FOS once more quickly 💙 pic.twitter.com/smscgPoFH7

— Williams Racing (@WilliamsRacing) July 15, 2023

Time to #GetCloser to our residence crowd!

Our ArtCar is on show at BOOGIE’s exhibition at @TheDolderGrand in Zurich right now and tomorrow.

Come and say hello to our most particular of editions! pic.twitter.com/8J1TMDbgSP

— Alfa Romeo F1 Staff Stake (@alfaromeostake) July 15, 2023

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Remark of the day

Pink Bull workforce principal Christian Horner might need to see adjustments to F1’s new energy models set for 2026, however MichaelN is cynical…

Increasingly more it appears the one “downside” Pink Bull are seeing is that the one “Frankenstein” engine is their very own, which can nonetheless end up fairly properly, however must mix the information they gained from Honda, their very own additions, and Ford’s expertise with EVs. It’s a difficult proposition.

Additionally they haven’t made any of their information public to present a greater concept of the supposed/alleged “downside” and as a “repair” they suggest an arbitrary change in ICE/EV output that’s conveniently rounded as much as the closest 10% level. Doesn’t appear all that credible, particularly contemplating their file on being straight ahead and sincere has, let’s say room for enchancment.

Additionally, for the primary time in over a decade F1 lastly does one thing to push the engines ahead and all that’s being talked about is that it’s too arduous, it’s too troublesome, it will possibly’t be finished, we don’t need it, and extra such complaining.

That’s the head of motorsport on the reducing fringe of expertise for you!

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