Within the round-up: Haas driver Kevin Magnussen admits he has been ‘missing somewhat little bit of confidence’ over the beginning of his 2023 season up to now.
Magnussen has been out-qualified by new staff mate Nico Hulkenberg in all three rounds of the 2023 season up to now, failing to succeed in Q3 as soon as whereas Hulkenberg has solely missed out within the remaining qualifying part in Jeddah.
Regardless of taking factors within the race in Saudi Arabia, Magnussen sits behind Hulkenberg within the drivers’ championship. Requested if he was much less assured within the staff’s VF-23 than he was in final 12 months’s automobile, Magnussen stated “yeah, I feel so.”
“I feel we’ve discovered it for qualifying and the race, or the entire three weekends we’ve had up to now, however we haven’t began off in the appropriate place with the set-up,” he defined. “Then you definately lack somewhat little bit of confidence, as a result of if you happen to begin in FP1 fairly near what you’re going to run in qualifying, you get loads of laps with that automobile and that stability and you’ll optimise your driving type round that. And it’s by no means optimum going into qualifying with a special arrange, a brand new set-up you haven’t tried.
“So I feel that’s the goal for us – to hit the bottom operating somewhat nearer to what we’re going to run in qualifying and the race and hopefully that’s going to be a step ahead for us.”
Hamilton’s thrill watching brother Nic race at Donington
Lewis Hamilton described his expertise as a fan watching his brother Nic Hamilton race to his career-best end within the British Touring Automotive Championship final weekend at Donington Park.
Nicolas Hamilton scored a career-best sixth final weekendThe seven-times world champion travelled to the midlands circuit to spectate the opening spherical of the collection the place his brother was competing. Nic Hamilton, who lives with cerebral palsy, secured his greatest ever end within the championship in sixth place in race two.
“My brother, who I’m extremely happy with, continues to be such an excellent voice,” Hamilton stated in yesterday’s FIA press convention. “Yearly he raises his personal cash as a result of, clearly, racing in a collection and in a sport the place there is no such thing as a entry for individuals who notably are disabled. And he stands for a lot.
“He’s been combating to try to make up for the incapacity he has along with his legs, and it’s a steady struggle. However he received sixth within the race. And I used to be simply standing within the crowd simply watching this as a fan. I used to be so excited – and nobody knew that I used to be there. I used to be simply leaping up and down and making an attempt to assist him.”
Ferrari quickest in WEC Spa apply
Antonio Giovinazzi’s greatest time of two’01.871 put his quantity 51 Ferrari hypercar on prime of the occasions within the second apply session for this weekend’s Six Hours of Spa, forward of the sister Ferrari.
The 2 Ferrari 499Ps set the tempo forward of Cadillac and the quantity eight Toyota because the opening day of apply for the third World Endurance Championship spherical happened at Spa-Francorchamps. Qualifying will happen right now with the race on Saturday.
Motor racing hyperlinks of curiosity:
Luke Browning joins the Williams Racing Driver Academy (Williams)
“I’m actually trying ahead to being part of the Williams Racing Driver Academy. An enormous thanks to everybody at Williams Racing for the chance to shoot for the celebs. To be welcomed into the household is a dream come true, the heritage of this staff is phenomenal. I can’t wait to see the place we are able to go, our journey begins right here.”
Oscar gives an perception into his F1 adaption (McLaren)
“I feel it’s going effectively up to now, and I really feel like I’m bettering the entire time. It appears like it’s on an upward trajectory, and we’re getting essentially the most out of our automobile. Hopefully, we are able to make the automobile a bit faster. It was good to get extra laps underneath the belt at Imola, it is at all times enjoyable. It was good for coaching the neck and the opposite bodily facets of driving F1 vehicles. Extra laps, extra time with the engineers, stuff that’s solely going to assist me.”
Interview: System 1 staff Aston Martin optimistic of Baku podium (Metropolis AM)
“We’re aware that the hole to P1 remains to be fairly giant. However I feel Lawrence (Stroll) was very clear on the place we should be as a staff going ahead. To be world champion, that you must be P1 at one level. I prefer to say that we’ve usually completed very effectively there (Baku) however I should be somewhat bit cautious. What we realized from the previous is that the whole lot can truly occur in Baku.”
Taylor Kiel displays on exit at Arrow McLaren, way forward for development with Chip Ganassi Racing (Indy Star)
“I used to be upset, and I felt somewhat betrayed. That man that ran among the best groups in motorsports couldn’t get me within the door. They had been virtually profitable the whole lot on the time, and I simply needed to be a part of that. It put me able to judge how unhealthy I needed it and to exit and discover a chance.”
Crawford: ‘One other avenue monitor is yet one more nice alternative for me’ (System 2)
“It feels good to get sufficient to podium particularly so early within the season. I feel it is actually good to have for the remainder of the 12 months and it positively brings loads of confidence. I feel we struggled to grasp the place we had been within the first few rounds and eventually, we had good pace and that outcome – the rostrum positively brings loads of confidence for me in addition to the staff. However in fact, we additionally want to attain factors within the Characteristic Races as effectively, as a result of that is the place the massive factors are.”
Konnersport (EA Sports activities through YouTybe)
“Teaser for EA Sports activities’ announcement of the upcoming F1 2023 recreation right now, that includes a brand new playable eleventh staff.”
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With some drivers likening the brand new dash race guidelines akin to a “check session” exterior of the highest eight positions, @fer-no65 feels vindicated…
I stated in order quickly as the brand new format was introduced.
Having the Sunday grid selected Friday leaves room for somebody qualifying effectively on Friday, having a horrible Saturday dash qualy and having completely no incentive to threat something on Saturday afternoon.
It will possibly and can occur. Undecided if they’re pressured to begin or something… however given the dash race is so quick, the chance is so excessive and the reward so little, if a Hamilton, Verstappen or whoever with correct probabilities on Sunday discover themselves within the again rows on Saturday, why even hassle beginning the race within the first place? @Fer no.65