‘We thought we have been king of the race, then realised we have been nowhere’ – Gasly

Within the round-up: Pierre Gasly stated he thought he was on the right track for a a lot stronger end result within the Belgian Grand Prix when rain arrived.

In short
Gasly’s hopes dashed in Belgian GP

Gasly completed eighth, three locations behind crew mate Esteban Ocon at Spa, however at one level he regarded on for a stronger end result. After falling from twelfth to sixteenth on lap one, he reached seventh as soon as others began to pit, and prolonged his first stint when it grew to become clear rain was coming.

However his hopes the rain would pressure his rivals to pit once more didn’t materialise. “We have been considering it was going to rain,” stated Gasly. “For 3 laps we thought we have been the king of the race. After which after we realised we have been nowhere.”

His eventual pit cease dropped him to seventeenth, however a swathe of second stops from rivals meant after two laps he was as much as Eleventh. Figuring out he would then lose all these positions if he pitted once more, Gasly caught with the one-stop technique to the top. He was solely 2.863 seconds off a factors end, however admitted “in the end the one-stop was a bit bold.”

System E star Fowl leaves Jaguar

Final weekend’s London EPrix marked Sam Fowl’s last outing in System E with Jaguar after three seasons collectively.

Fowl spent the primary six seasons of FE driving for Virgin Racing, selecting up 9 wins in that point and coming third within the 2017-18 standings.

He joined Jaguar for 2021 and received on his second begin with the crew, with a second win later that yr placing him sixth within the championship. After that he signed a two-year deal, and has since had two win-free seasons. The primary one ended early as he broke his left hand in a crash, with a finest end of fourth from the yr, and this season he had 4 podiums however missed two races once more and ended up eighth within the factors desk.

“What a experience. What a crew. To everybody at Jaguar Racing: thanks. I beloved each second. Sure there have been low factors but additionally some superb highs. We achieved some superb issues collectively. I’ll carry a few of these reminiscences endlessly,” stated Fowl.

Jaguar appeared to verify Fowl’s continued presence within the collection, because the crew thanked Fowl for “three unforgettable seasons with superb achievements” and stated “we want you all one of the best in your subsequent FE chapter.”

Robin Frijns can be on the transfer, after spending lower than a full season at Abt Cupra.

Capability enhance for Miami GP

Guanyu Zhou, Alfa Romeo, Miami International Autodrome, 2023Extra areas for followers in Miami subsequent yearThe Miami Grand Prix promoters have elevated the spectator capability on the race to 100,000 for the third working of the occasion subsequent yr.

Tickets at the moment are on sale for the third version of F1’s Miami Grand Prix, with costs for three-day grandstand tickets on Third-Fifth Might 2024 beginning at US $675 (£526). The most cost effective tickets for seating on the pit straight to see observe, qualifying and the race are $1,600 (£1,247).

Put up-season exams confirmed for F1’s assist collection

System 2 and FIA System 3, the 2 principal feeder and assist collection to System 1, have introduced their post-season take a look at dates.

The F3 season concludes on the Italian Grand Prix in a month’s time, and following a one-month break groups shall be again for 3 exams. The primary is at Jerez (Fifth-Sixth October), a observe final raced at in 2017 when the collection was often called GP3, then there’s three days off earlier than the following take a look at at Barcelona (Tenth-Eleventh October). The take a look at motion concludes at Imola (Twenty third-Twenty fourth October), a observe FIA F3 was purported to race at this yr earlier than native flooding led to the spherical being cancelled.

F2 has two rounds after the summer time break, then 12 weeks later concludes its season in Abu Dhabi. After two days off, there may be then three days of testing there from twenty ninth November to 1st December. F1 is predicted to make use of the observe for its post-season take a look at, which a number of F2 stars will doubtless function in, however is but to verify its post-season schedule.

Social media

Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and extra:


We’re excited to have @HoganTransport as the first sponsor on @GrahamRahal’s No. 15 Honda on the St. Louis race on August 26-27!

Learn the complete announcement right here: https://t.co/FiOTi4Uboj@IndyCar | @HondaRacing_HPD pic.twitter.com/rjuuk0tyQw

— Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (@RLLracing) July 31, 2023

First FIA F3 factors! 💪

Impressively qualifying in P5, Nikola scored factors within the Dash Race by crossing the road in P7. A technique gamble didn’t repay within the Characteristic Race, however he walks away because the third youngest FIA F3 factors scorer in historical past 🔥

📸 Dutch Photograph Company pic.twitter.com/Yaj7Oc7dBK

— A14 Administration (@A14Management) July 31, 2023

Campos Racing’s Ralph Boschung was #F2 factors chief 5 races into the season, and 15 races on he’s now sixteenth within the standings.

But it surely’s not all destructive, as final weekend he scored in each races at Spa-Francorchamps to select up his first factors since race three of the season. pic.twitter.com/47cnDkILzi

— System Scout (@FormulaScout) July 31, 2023

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Remark of the day

Daniel Ricciardo has admitted he’s not maximising his AlphaTauri but, two races into his F1 return, however how shortly will the grand prix winner want to do this to retain his seat alongside Yuki Tsunoda?

In the event that they anticipated Nyck de Vries to be at the very least on par with Yuki if not forward then I might argue extra is predicted of Ricciardo. He has ’til the top of the season to show himself, however he must be constantly forward of Yuki to even consider retaining that seat one other yr by no means thoughts goals of dropping into the primary crew early.

I like Ricciardo however I actually need to see Lawson get his likelihood from subsequent yr, he’s already been ignored twice now in favor of expertise but it’s Yuki that’s scoring the factors.
Le Jimster

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