Hungary Thursday evaluation: Will Schumacher now replace Vettel?

19:57

Thursday in evaluation

This memorable media day occurred at this second. But after all there may be extra for you! As introduced, Kevin Scheuren and Christian Nimmerwall are now reporting reside from Hungary with reside evaluation on the Formel1.de YouTube channel.

Tomorrow we’ll contact you as standard with the brand new code concern. It begins with the primary observe on the observe at 14:00, with the second session on the Hungaroring scheduled for 17:00.

Have enjoyable with our reside evaluation and see you there!


19:50

A bit of enjoyable is at all times good…

Sebastian Vettel had loads of type phrases right now. However, a few of his teammates have been a bit of extra amused when requested what Vettel’s legacy can be in Formula 1.

For instance, George Russell: “The beard he has now may be very spectacular. I’ve a tough time rising a beard.” And Max Verstappen’s reply goes in an analogous path.

“His hair. It’s grown like magic. I find it irresistible. I want I had it,” the world champion laughed. Vettel, who has at all times been a fraud, favored these solutions!


19:39

Magnussen: The replace does not work nice

As it seems, the Haas improve is just accessible for Kevin Magnussen this weekend. However, he cautions towards over-expectation. “I’m hoping for lots extra efficiency, however with these updates it generally takes a bit of time to actually perceive the specs,” he explains.

Therefore, it’s inconceivable to develop “full potential” in the course of the first weekend. “It’s at all times enjoyable to see new components on a automotive,” he says, admitting he is hoping for higher efficiency. “But I do not anticipate the general image to vary that a lot,” he explains.


19:30

Leclerc: It does not fail due to the tempo

Monegasque notes that the F1-75 is quick sufficient to take the world title to Maranello this yr. “We have the momentum to win the championship. We should put the whole lot collectively,” he explains.

“Confidence was an issue this yr and we misplaced loads of factors,” he admits, explaining that he needs to enhance on this space. With the appropriate confidence, the identify continues to be “potential”.

“It’s very troublesome,” he is aware of, admitting that the title is “a really optimistic objective.” He needs to assume positively, not negatively.


19:19

Norris: Alpine has a great bundle

There may very well be one other battle between McLaren and Alpi on the prime of the midfield this weekend. Meanwhile, the French lastly gained the higher hand.

“It’s a very completely different observe [als Le Castellet]”, Norris remembers, explaining: “[Das Update] Helped me get P5 in qualifying,” stated the Briton. Despite this, he completed behind Alonso within the race.

“Hopefully we’ll get some positive factors from this weekend,” he says, but in addition: “I’m not saying we’ll be as quick as Alpi. I believe they nonetheless have a greater bundle than us.”

Nevertheless, he hopes to compete in a powerful qualifier with Alpe, as he did final time in France. Because he reminds us that overtaking on Sunday will be very troublesome.


19:07

The champions are again

As it seems, you possibly can by no means say by no means, so let’s wait and see if Vettel’s retirement from Formula 1 is really remaining. In any case, components of our photograph sequence are cautionary examples of how reversals also can go mistaken…


Photo gallery: Formula 1 champions dare to return


18:56

Hamilton: No progress since Le Castellet

Speaking of the document champion: Regarding his possibilities of successful this weekend, he explains: “We do not have the tempo. [Ferrari und Red Bull] win.” In France, they benefited from errors made within the latest competitors.

“But when it comes to pure tempo, we will not cope with them in the intervening time and we’ve not made any progress between final week and this week,” he famous. But he additionally is aware of: “It’s a unique observe, so we’ll be shut.”

“Hopefully we’ll be nearer than we have been final race,” Hamilton stated. Selection was a giant downside. This is essential in Hungary, as everyone knows…


18:44

Nice patch

With eight wins on the Hungaroring to date, Lewis Hamilton is the undisputed document winner in Budapest. No different Formula 1 driver has received 4 races in Hungary!

He celebrated certainly one of his victories precisely 9 years in the past right now. It’s not only a win! Hamilton received for the primary time for the Mercedes manufacturing unit workforce.

There are 81 extra to go by right now. The most profitable partnership in Formula 1 historical past started when…


18:33

Sebastian Vettel’s Formula 1 profession

… we left a full mark once more on this photograph sequence. Everything from his first take a look at to 4 world titles with Red Bull and his time at Ferrari to his retirement right now. Click, it is prepared!


Photo gallery: Sebastian Vettel’s Formula 1 profession


18:24

Schumacher: My time with Vettel helps me

As for Mick: he says he misses his compatriot, particularly on a private degree within the paddock. “It leaves a giant gap,” he says of Vettel’s absence in 2023.

He will miss “visiting within the evenings and consuming with him,” explains Schumacher: “He is somebody I can speak to in his personal language.”

“He will probably be significantly missed by everybody, however me particularly,” stated Mick, who revealed that Vettel knowledgeable him of his choice within the morning. But he was not “stunned.”

“I do know Seb effectively,” she remembers, “and if he feels it is the appropriate time, he is received to do it.”


18:15

What does Schumacher himself say about this?

“I by no means say by no means,” he says when requested if he might ever think about shifting to Aston Martin. But he additionally defined: “My present focus is, after all, in Budapest with Haas.”

Overall, he nonetheless has “many plans” for Team USA. “That’s my objective now. We’ll see what the longer term brings,” Schumacher stated. However, he doesn’t wish to rule out change completely.


18:04

Will Schumacher replace Vettel at Aston Martin?

This is likely one of the many theories floating across the paddock in the intervening time. At least Mick may have a lawyer in Vettel at Aston Martin. Vettel stated yesterday that he had a “very, very transient” dialog with workforce proprietor Lawrence Stroll about his successor.

“I’ve my very own opinion,” he says, admitting, after all, that it is “not utterly goal,” as a result of I’m [Mick] very shut,” says Vettel, who considers Schumacher a “nice driver” and appreciates his achievements.

“He has qualities, however he is nonetheless very younger and does not have loads of expertise,” Vettel stated, so he wasn’t positive whether or not a transfer to Aston Martin was the appropriate subsequent profession transfer for Schumacher.

“It’s not my choice,” Vettel stated, however made it clear he would give his trustworthy opinion if the workforce requested him for recommendation. “But finally the workforce has to make that call,” Vettel stated.


17:52

Vettel: Words of encouragement for Leclerc

Monegasse reveals he obtained a message from Vettel after his mistake final Sunday. “He’s a pal and texts me on a regular basis,” she added, including, “He at all times tries to cheer me up when I’m in bother.”

The similar after the final race. Leclerc additionally says he fondly remembers his time with Vettel on the Ferrari manufacturing unit. After all, they have been teammates within the Scuderia for 2 years in 2019 and 2020.

At first he was “shy” and did not know how one can strategy Vettel. Over the years, their relationship has actually “developed”.


17:41

Hamilton: Praise for Vettel

Today, all drivers talked in regards to the four-time world champion. However, we want to emphasize one assertion of Lewis Hamilton, as a result of it’s not solely in regards to the German’s sporting achievements.

“He was a type of very uncommon drivers within the historical past of the race who was so significantly better than he was. He used his voice. He’s been on my aspect within the issues I’ve struggled with,” Hamilton stated on “Heaven.”

Vettel additionally fought for what he “believed in”. He is “an awesome man,” stated Hamilton, who was delighted to be driving in the identical period as Vettel. That’s why his resignation is “unhappy” for him.


17:30

Vettel: The atmosphere performed a job

Also fascinating: The four-time world champion admits that environmental considerations have been no less than a “issue” in his choice. “That wasn’t the principle cause,” he explains.

But: “My job includes issues I’m not a fan of,” he says, citing examples like touring the world or burning gasoline. This undoubtedly influenced his choice.

“It’s a mixture of some issues,” Vettel stated. The important cause appears to be his household.


17:20

Vettel: Had loads of conversations with Ms. Hanna

Vettel additionally requested his household for recommendation earlier than making the choice. “Obviously I spent loads of time speaking to my spouse,” he stated, including that his spouse Hannah would absolutely assist him if he continued.

In the top, he left the choice as much as her. “He’s been an enormous assist,” Vettel stated, including that he was “extremely completely satisfied to be allowed to drive in Formula 1”.

He does not see motivation as an issue in his final ten races – fairly the other. His unsure future has induced extra concern to this point. So he is “relieved” now that it has been clarified, says Vettel.

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