Within the round-up: McLaren will stay “up there” on the entrance of the sphere following their current improve breakthrough, believes George Russell.
Russell expects McLaren to stay within the combat on the entrance
Mercedes driver Russell doesn’t anticipate that McLaren’s efficiency at Silverstone the place they fought Max Verstappen for victory to be only a flash within the pan.
McLaren certified second and third behind Verstappen with Lando Norris ending second behind the Purple Bull driver. Russell was unable to move Oscar Piastri for fourth within the closing laps. Russell says he expects McLaren to be within the combat on the entrance going ahead.
“I see no cause why they shouldn’t be up there now,” he mentioned. “We’ve come from the Purple Bull Ring, which is a really totally different circuit to Silverstone, they usually had been a small step forward of us on each events.
“I don’t understand how they’ve discovered this a lot efficiency. It’s been fairly stunning. We don’t are inclined to focus an excessive amount of on our opponents, we simply have to preserve specializing in ourselves. I suppose it provides inspiration that it may be attainable, however we have to try to flip it up and we have to discover extra efficiency and fast.”
Sargeant assured qualifying outcomes will enhance
Williams driver Logan Sargeant says he’s assured that his qualifying outcomes will enhance as he continues into his rookie season.
Sargeant headed into his first 12 months in F1 describing qualifying as his “bread and butter”, however group mate Alexander Albon has out-qualified him in any respect ten rounds to this point and has reached the ultimate part of qualifying 4 occasions, whereas Sargeant has solely bought so far as Q2 on two events. Nevertheless, Sargeant says he’ll get higher in qualifying as he positive aspects confidence in his driving.
“It’s changing into extra pure, however it’s nonetheless compelled at occasions and that’s by no means perfect,” Sargeant mentioned in response to a query from RaceFans. “I really feel like as my driving continues to get higher, it’s going to return again to me.
“It’s not one thing I’m involved about as a result of I’ve completed it by way of my complete profession that, for my part, I’ve been actually good in qualifying, so it’ll come again to me. As I begin to drive the automotive higher, it’ll all simply naturally come.”
MP Motorsport returns to FREC after Van ‘t Hoff tragedy
MP Motorsport have confirmed that their Formulation Regional European Championship squad will return to the sequence for this weekend’s spherical at Paul Ricard.
The Dutch group didn’t take part within the earlier spherical of the FREC at Mugello, following the tragic dying of driver Dilano Van ‘t Hoff in a crash at Spa-Francorchamps the earlier weekend. The group have confirmed they are going to take part this weekend in Paul Ricard, stating in a put up on social media that their FREC group would rejoin the paddock for the upcoming races.
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Race week. Haven’t mentioned that shortly. Cool.
— Daniel Ricciardo (@danielricciardo) July 17, 2023
By no means forgotten. Jules, we miss you dearly ❤️ pic.twitter.com/UyoxFs58v2
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) July 17, 2023
Hill climb. Thanks. You didn’t disappoint! 🤍❤️ pic.twitter.com/TLWbTzTWqB
— Oscar Piastri (@OscarPiastri) July 17, 2023
Race Week is again!
And so are driver scores 👀
Let’s begin with @HaasF1Team trying like a bunch of legends#F1Manager pic.twitter.com/DxkBGL8u9x
— F1® Supervisor (@F1Manager) July 17, 2023
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