Low-speed Hungaroring ought to play to AlphaTauri’s strengths – Tsunoda

Within the round-up: Yuki Tsunoda talks up AlphaTauri’s possibilities for the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

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Tsunoda hoping AlphaTauri to be extra aggressive

AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda struggled to sixteenth in qualifying and the race on the British Grand Prix, however the transfer from the high-speed sweeps of Silverstone to the slower corners of the Hungaroring leaves him optimistic, and in addition may imply Daniel Ricciardo makes his Formulation 1 return this weekend in a automotive able to scoring factors.

“Hungary hopefully will likely be a greater state of affairs with extra slow-speed corners that we’re fairly good at by the earlier races,” mentioned Tsunoda. “So hopefully it is going to work. However I’ll simply see the way it goes.”

Tsunoda additionally has sturdy type on the Hungaroring. His second-best consequence thus far was a sixth place on the observe throughout his rookie season in 2021. To this point AlphaTauri has completed no larger than tenth this season, with the crew’s strongest outcomes approaching avenue circuits however not essentially ones populated by low-speed corners.

Tsunoda can have a brand new crew mate this weekend as Daniel Ricciardo takes Nyck de Vries’ place.

Haas and Pirelli “love” Fittipaldi’s behind-the-scenes work

Pietro Fittipaldi was in motion for Haas in final week’s Pirelli tyre check at Silverstone, and crew principal Guenther Steiner praised the Brazilian’s enter in his three-and-a-half years of being their reserve driver.

“Pietro hadn’t pushed the VF-23 but as a result of throughout pre-season testing, Nico [Hulkenberg] was new to the crew and we wanted to make use of each minute we had accessible within the automotive for him to get accustomed to it. As quickly as we will, we’ll get Pietro within the automotive as a result of he’s our reserve driver, so ought to one thing occur to our drivers, he will likely be within the automotive.

“We have to put him in the most effective place ought to it occur, and he’s at all times excellent, very constant, and really dependable. The engineers love him, Pirelli loves his suggestions, so it’s at all times good having Pietro round but additionally to maintain him motivated. He’s a race automotive driver and he races in LMP2 to remain race sharp ought to the chance come up for him to get into an F1 automotive. He’s doing an amazing job and we’re very grateful to have Pietro round.”

Fittipaldi is racing within the World Endurance Championship and IMSA this yr, and received the LMP2 class within the Six Hours of Monza this month.

F1 automobiles to run at Bathurst

The Bathurst Worldwide occasion on the tenth to the twelfth of November this yr will function top-level single-seater automobiles lapping Australia’s famed Mount Panorama circuit.

Organisers of the occasion have dubbed the group of automobiles doing demonstration runs as an ‘worldwide open-wheel cavalcade’, and though no chassis have been named but as functions to enter has solely simply opened, they are saying the checklist of automobiles participating already contains “traditional and extra trendy” F1 machines in addition to automobiles from IndyCar and Formulation Renault 3.5.

The latest F1 demo to happen on the observe was performed by Purple Bull this February, with Liam Lawson on the wheel of their RB7 automotive from 2011.

Social media

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— Kyle M. Kirkwood (@KKirkwoodRacing) July 18, 2023

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— Juncos Hollinger Racing (@juncoshollinger) July 18, 2023

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— Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Group (@MercedesAMGF1) July 18, 2023

From the simulator to the circuit, the work behind the scenes by no means stops 👊#HungarianGP 🇭🇺 pic.twitter.com/ekiIO6zT4N

— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) July 18, 2023

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Remark of the day

No person is aware of who is perhaps the second quickest crew at this weekend’s Hungarian GP, with 4 in rivalry to be Purple Bull’s closest rival following McLaren’s upgrades turning their MCL60 right into a podium-capable automotive final day out at Silverstone. However would possibly Mercedes now be constantly the third quickest, no matter circuit?

If McLaren’s resurgence proves something, its that Mercedes have a extremely poor chassis this yr. Within the first half of the season, we’ve had one Mercedes buyer (Aston) be faster than them fairly constantly in slow-speed nook and avenue circuits, and now, one other buyer (McLaren) faster than them in high-speed circuits with quick corners. The Mercedes energy unit it nonetheless up there when it comes to its efficiency and packaging.

I simply don’t see Mercedes making any progress till they undertake the identical Purple Bull type sidepod idea and aero philosophy. It ought to encourage them that McLaren and Aston have a Mercedes energy unit in a Purple Bull aero automotive, and are making progress in the direction of the entrance. They should scrap no matter ‘growth path’ that they had for the remainder of the season, and simply make a black Purple Bull after the summer time break. It is going to be their solely shot at being aggressive in 2024.

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