Stammtisch: Ask Norbert Haug a query!
So, we will flip off at present’s date and stand out for the second. Tonight we’ve got a particular deal with for members of our Formel1.de YouTube channel.
Since its introduction in December 2021, the digital standings desk has change into a relentless star for German-speaking Formula 1 connoisseurs. This time we invited a particular visitor once more: Norbert Haug.
From 7:00 p.m., the long-time head of Mercedes-Benz motorsport will reply questions from our channel members who can join with Haug by way of the Zoom assembly. All data is right here!
My colleague Norman Fisher might be again right here tomorrow with a brand new concern. Have a terrific Monday, a terrific begin to the new week, and till then!
Tires in Budapest
C2 to C4 compounds are utilized in Hungary as in France. Pirelli’s Mario Isola explains: “In the previous, the Hungaroring was a circuit that was tough to overhaul.”
“But this 12 months’s new automobile and tire package deal will assist the drivers to be nearer. So we have seen some nice races this season with heaps of overtaking manoeuvres,” he recollects.
“Hopefully it will likely be the similar at Hangaroring,” Isola stated. Of course, we share this hope! All extra data on this weekend’s tires might be discovered right here:
Hungary: Why is Tsunoda optimistic?
AlphaTauri went 4 races with no championship level. The final time with the Scuderia was in the 2018 season, when the identify Toro Rosso was nonetheless in use. Yuki Tsunoda hopes that this black streak will finish in Budapest.
“There are reasonably quick and gradual corners,” he explains. Especially in the gradual corners they have been excellent this 12 months. “For instance, we carried out effectively in Azerbaijan,” he recollects.
In truth, Pierre Gasly took his greatest consequence of the season for AlfaTauri in Baku with P5. A weekend in Hungary may be a bit satisfying. Most importantly, the scores will bounce once more…
As it seems, Sainz and Magnussen obtained their first penalties of final 12 months in France at the weekend. That means six of the 20 drivers have obtained not less than one engine penalty this season.
And it may be assumed that no driver will go the whole season with no penalty. Because though all the things appears to be going effectively at Red Bull, penalties are scheduled for the second half of the season.
Helmut Marko at ServusTV explains: “It occurs to us too, and we’ve got to decide on a route the place you’ll be able to overtake comparatively effectively.” In the previous, for instance, Spa or Monza have been fashionable locations for this.
An overview of all 2022 engine fines is obtainable right here!
Evaluation is right here!
As promised, we’ve got an enormous closing evaluation of our grades this weekend. Interesting: Race winner Max Verstappen was solely third! At the prime was a photograph end between Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz.
You can discover out who received in the finish right here!
Photo Gallery: Le Castellet: Editors’ Choice Driving Awards
The most boring Formula 1 circuits…
… we’ve got collected the final 40 years for you on this picture collection. Completely subjective, of course – and it is no coincidence that this collection of pictures involves thoughts after the ubiquitous Le Castellet…
Photo gallery: The 15 most boring Formula 1 circuits of the final 40 years
Marko warns: The World Cup shouldn’t be over but
Max Verstappen’s lead in the world championship is 63 factors after yesterday’s race. However, on ServusTV, Helmut Marko says the Dutchman’s title protection continues to be removed from a convincing success.
“Now we nonetheless wish to be on prime in Budapest,” he explains, including that “rather a lot of factors” are nonetheless up for grabs. “I feel you might want to win ten or twelve races to have an actual probability at the World Championships,” Marco stated.
Verstappen presently has seven wins this season, so he’s on the proper observe. But: The remaining ten races of the season (together with the dash in Brazil) nonetheless have a most of 268 factors.
So Verstappen and Red Bull cannot put their toes up but!
Mercedes: The largest drawback is qualification
It is noticed that the Silver Arrows carry out significantly better in the competitors than in the choice. Toto Wolff factors out that the tires are generally solely introduced into the “optimum window” on the second or third quickest lap.
“And then, of course, the peak in the first flying lap is lacking,” he explains: “In the race, we lose three seconds at the starting, then we stabilize and in follow it isn’t so unhealthy.”
Now we’re on the lookout for the motive. “But we’ve got the most succesful and greatest individuals,” says the head of the staff, who is bound that these issues might be solved quickly.
This can be essential for the upcoming race in Hungary. As you already know, overtaking right here shouldn’t be simple.
No one is a failure anymore
This statistic ought to damage Ferrari particularly: after Charles Leclerc’s failure yesterday, the Scuderia has suffered seven failures this 12 months – greater than another Formula 1 staff!
With twelve races to this point, meaning on common a Ferrari driver has retired greater than each second race. In comparability, the Scuderia suffered just one setback in the 2021 season.
Now, of course, the failure price is excessive for model new autos. But you do not change into a world champion like that…
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Not a lot curiosity in Le Castellet
It’s no secret that Le Castellet shouldn’t be a favourite observe for a lot of Formula 1 followers. This can be mirrored in the TV scores, with simply 610,000 viewers on common watching the race on Sky.
To put that into perspective: Spielberg’s two weeks in the past the pay TV broadcaster reached greater than 200,000 followers. Good climate and summer time holidays can also have performed a job.
Or possibly there was a sure fatigue in Formula 1 after 4 races in the earlier 5 weeks. Maybe it is time for summer time trip…
He did it once more…
In 2019, Rich Energy joined Haas as lead sponsor for boss William Storey – solely to finish the partnership after just some races. Now he has hit one other racing staff.
The power drink maker took British superbike staff OMG beneath its wing, however has now ended the partnership. “It appeared prefer it was going to occur once more,” says Günter Steiner with a smile.
Here you’ll be able to learn all the background data and what else the head of the Haas staff has to say about it!
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Gasly: France deserves the Grand Prix
Did we see the final GP in France yesterday? Perhaps, as a result of the race doesn’t have a contract till 2023. “Hopefully there might be a French GP, if not subsequent 12 months, then the one after that,” stated Pierre Gasly.
He thinks he “undoubtedly deserves a spot on the calendar.” The Frenchman: “We have the Alps, we’ve got two French drivers, even two and a half with Charles!” Formula 1 is “half of our DNA,” Gasly stated.
If Le Castellet now not has a first-class future, “then we hope to discover a resolution in one other means,” he says. Recently, he was in motion for the Nice Grand Prix.
Entries are right here!
As promised, here is a photograph assortment with the editors’ driver scores. We used the 5 3 times in France. Here’s what the different finish of the spectrum appears like:
Photo Gallery: Le Castellet: Editors’ Choice Driving Awards
Okon and Tsunoda collide…
… there may be one other video at the starting of the race. Of course, this additionally performs a decisive position in our costs. Our picture assortment will arrive in a couple of minutes, simply be affected person!
Sainz: There might be errors
The Spaniard defended his team-mate after yesterday’s crash, explaining: “These errors can occur as a result of we’re actually pushing the limits. The dangers we take are unbelievable.”
Let’s keep in mind: Sainz himself made a couple of errors, particularly at the starting of the season. He explains: “I made a mistake in the race, Charles made a mistake at present and Max will make a mistake in some unspecified time in the future.”
But it’s true that this 12 months primarily the Ferrari drivers struggled with their automobiles. By the means, Sainz himself emphasizes that progress has been made on this matter.
Mistakes at the begin of the 12 months would have damage his confidence, however now he feels good. Let’s hope Leclerc does not lose religion now…