Red Bull considered Vettel’s return

13:25

Vettel’s new position in Formula 1?

The German himself emphasised that he doesn’t but know what his future holds. In an interview with Sport Bild, Formula 1 head coach Stefano Domenicali stated that he can now think about working with Vettel.

“Sebastian will all the time be related to Formula 1,” he explains, “after all we would like the wire to be shut sooner or later. If he’s fascinated by being a part of our system. […]I will surely welcome him right here.’

However, Domenicali additionally emphasizes that “approaches should overlap.” In addition, the Formula 1 boss desires to offer Vettel time first and never rush him with a job supply.

“We know he desires to calm down after the season and spend time along with his household,” recalled the Italian.


13:06

Speaking of age…

Fernando Alonso’s second and final world title within the 2006 season is now 16 years in the past. If the Spaniard really turned world champion once more, he could be on the prime of our picture sequence – one way or the other!


Photo gallery: Top 9: Longest time between two Formula 1 world champions


12:52 p.m

Alpi: Alonso’s age raised doubts

One of the explanations the Spaniard moved to Aston Martin was that they provided him a contract for a number of years. However, Alpin didn’t need to do that.

Team boss Otmar Schaffnauer explains: “There comes a time when one thing physiologically occurs to the driving force.” Then you will not have the identical “qualification” as you probably did in your youthful years.

“I feel that was the case with Michael,” he explains: “Michael Schumacher at 42 was not the driving force of a 32- or 35-year-old. It occurs to different athletes too.”

Therefore, they didn’t need to supply Alonso a hard and fast contract for a number of years. He obtained it in an Aston Martin as a substitute…


12:34 p.m

Sebastian Vettel’s F1 Story

By the way in which: Speaking of Sebastian Vettel, I can current our present video with Kevin Scheuren and Stefan Ehlen! On the one hand, the 2 make clear Vettel’s sporting profession and his unimaginable pace profession.

In the brand new version of “Ehlens Extraschicht” additionally, you will be intensively engaged with the individual of Sebastian Vettel and his position as a high-flyer on this planet of Red Bull.

And what precisely does “Vettel’s finger” imply, and what wonderful Formula 1 report did Sebastian Vettel set in his first apply session? Our two kids will inform!


12:19 p.m

Marco doesn’t consider that Vettel will return

Together with Helmut Marko, Sebastian Vettel celebrated his best achievements in Formula 1. We spoke to the Austrian and requested him if he might ever think about a return for the four-time champion.

“No, I feel it is the latter,” Marco says, explaining: “He’s not in a aggressive automobile and I do not suppose he noticed the potential for the automobile being on the rostrum constantly subsequent 12 months.”

He additionally stated: “He desires to see how his kids are rising up. I feel what he posted on Instagram is excellent. […] I’m certain that now extra consideration shall be paid to the difficulty of environmental safety.”

The full interview with Helmut Marko, carried out on the sphere of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring on Saturday morning, shall be with us on August 14th!


12:00 p.m

Are you already lacking the race? ADAC GT Masters this weekend!

While Formula 1 is giving us all a well-deserved break, this is a terrific one for motorsport followers: The ADAC GT Masters is happening on the Nürburgring this weekend! The official GT German Championship will function two 60-minute races.

Tickets may be bought at adac-motorsport.de and on the field workplace of the Nürburgring Grand Prix. ADAC attracts with a suggestion for the entire household, together with entry to the paddock with its many points of interest. Those preferring to remain at dwelling can watch two 60-minute races on Saturday and Sunday free of charge on Nitro and RTL+ (previously TV NOW).

Friday, August 5:
09:10 – 10:10: 1st free coaching
1:25 – 14:15: 2nd free train

Saturday, August 6:
09:00 – 09:20: 1st choice
13:00 – 14:00: 1st race

Sunday, August 7:
08:40 – 09:00: 2nd choice
13:00 – 14:00: 2nd race

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11:42

Why is McLaren stronger in qualifying?

Interesting: While there is a pattern at Mercedes the place the Silver Arrows are often extra aggressive in racing than qualifying, the alternative appears to be the case with McLaren’s buyer base.

Team principal Andreas Seidl explains that the MCL36 has “mainly” no downforce. “Obviously, on a qualifying lap, you possibly can disguise that effectively with the grip that the tires supply,” he explains.

At race distance, nonetheless, “lack of efficiency or low energy” catches up with the crew once more. Because: With the French replace, McLaren has made progress on this situation.

“Now it is vital to maneuver on and proceed to enhance the automobile,” Seidl stated.


11:23

Crack: “Mixed emotions” after first half.

Mike Krak has changed Otmar Schaffnauer as Aston Martin crew boss this season. How does he price his first few months at Silverstone? “Honestly, I’ve combined emotions,” Krak says.

“I’m very pleased with the scenario of the crew. […] But I’m very disillusioned with our efficiency,” he admitted, explaining that he desires to make progress as quickly as potential.

“We are making progress. This is one thing that may be measured,” he says. “But the others [entwickeln sich im gleichen Masse] – or some could also be even sooner,” says Krak, who desires to enhance on this.

You’ll need to see for your self how one can make even sooner progress. After the primary half of the season, Aston Martin is in ninth and final place on this planet championship.


11:05 a.m

Wolff: Do you want Audi greater than Andretti?

It’s no secret that Toto Wolff isn’t a fan of Andretti’s deliberate entry into Formula 1. On the opposite hand, when requested about Audi’s entry into the primary class, he provides a extra open reply.

“We must know what you possibly can contribute to the game,” he explains, explaining that the automobile producer can spend some huge cash on “advertising and marketing” and in lots of markets. That’s the place it will get attention-grabbing for him.

“Obviously, it is a fully completely different worth proposition for all the opposite groups,” Wolff stated. In different phrases, he believes {that a} main producer like Audi will create added worth for the entire of Formula 1. Andretti, then again, in all probability did not.


10:44

Russell: Don’t throw all the things away

Mercedes’ efficiency earlier than the summer time break confirmed George Russell’s perception that it was unsuitable to drag the plug on the W13 idea earlier this season.

“I do not suppose altering the idea of the automobile will make us sooner. To be trustworthy, it might be the opposite means round,” he explains, explaining that it is a “course of” of enhancing the automobile.

Of course, it is “tough” in the event you’re behind. “At the start of the season, we completed the races one minute behind the winner. In the final two races, we had been ten seconds behind,” he remembers.

His conclusion: “It’s positively getting in the proper path.” And with out fully altering the idea.


10:26 a.m

65 years in the past at this time…

… Juan Manuel Fangio gained his twenty fourth and ultimate Formula 1 race. The Argentine gained the 1957 German GP on the Nürburgring for Maserati forward of two Ferrari drivers, Mike Hawthorne and Peter Collins.

At the identical time, Fangio gained his fifth and ultimate world championship title. Until now, solely Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton have gained the world championship greater than as soon as (seven instances every).

With 24 wins, Fangio is “solely” twelfth on the all-time listing. In simply 51 Grand Prix begins, he has the most effective win price in Formula 1 historical past – round 47 p.c!

More attention-grabbing statistics may be present in our in depth database.


Photo Gallery: Juan Manuel Fangio: Career Highlights


10:07 a.m

Schaffnauer: Okon may management the Alps

With the departure of Fernando Alonso, Alpine clearly wants a brand new boss. And crew chief Otmar Schaffnauer is assured that Esteban Ocon can play this position.

“Esteban is an excellent expertise,” he famous, explaining that the Frenchman wanted a bit longer than Alonso to get essentially the most out of the automobile. “But he’ll be there on Saturday and Sunday,” Schaffnauer factors out.

“He’s obtained to be taught to get to that time sooner. But we’re engaged on it,” he explains, explaining to Okon that he’s assured he’ll lead the crew. “He’s getting higher,” says the crew chief.

Who will sit subsequent to him within the second Alps subsequent 12 months remains to be a giant query…


09:50

Binotto: Ferrari would not have to alter something

Not all followers share this opinion. But the top of the Ferrari crew emphasizes: “It is all the time studying and constructing expertise and abilities.” Of course, Hungary’s errors ought to be “checked out and understood”.

“But after I take a look at the report within the first half of the season, we’ve got no motive to alter something. We simply need to see what occurs. [im Rennen in Ungarn] went unsuitable,” Binotto explains.

“We have to grasp and resolve this in order that it would not occur once more subsequent time,” stated the Ferrari crew boss. With the Scuderia’s lengthy listing of errors within the first half of the season, this assertion is to say the least…stunning.


9:33

Aston Martin: When will the rear wing be copied?

Team principal Mike Krak predicts that different groups will launch their very own model of the brand new answer within the weeks after the summer time break.

“The subsequent high-pressure races are within the Netherlands and Singapore,” he remembers, explaining: “I’d be shocked if we had been the one ones with this concept in Singapore.”

The competitors shall be held on October 2. In different phrases, he assumes that different groups can and can copy the thought inside two months.

By the way in which, yow will discover out what makes the brand new rear wing particular right here!


9:16 a.m

Piastri: Why McLaren did not need to ‘borrow’

One of the buzzwords in all of the chaos surrounding Oscar Piastri was Alpine’s plans to “mortgage” the Australian to Williams. Couldn’t such a call be potential for McLaren?

Apparently not, as Andreas Seidl defined on this context on vacation in Hungary: “We all the time need drivers who’re our drivers.” This is McLaren’s “ambition”.

According to the crew boss, McLaren drivers mustn’t have “contact with different events”. So it was all the time clear: if Piastri was to come back to Woking, then solely as a “actual” McLaren driver.


8:58

Mercedes will announce additional updates

Andrew Shovlin says Mercedes will not cease growing the W13 after the summer time break. “Now we will develop the automobile a bit additional,” he stories.

“We’re attempting to get a bit little bit of efficiency into Spa so we are able to shut the hole [zur Spitze] I hope it is going to be shut,” stated Shovlin, who’s wanting ahead to the second half of the season.

“The previous races have been essentially the most thrilling all 12 months and we hope we are able to now take that additional step,” famous Shovlin, whose purpose is obvious.

“We need to win extra races quickly,” he explains. Therefore, no consideration was paid to 2023. Maybe a consequence this season…


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