Red Bull considered Vettel’s return

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Time to get out!

With that, we formally say goodbye to our summer season trip! Our portal and YouTube channel will after all proceed within the coming weeks.

However, our subsequent common launch will not be obtainable till August twenty third. So I take this chance to want you a pleasant summer season trip! Enjoy the climate, have a good time and see you there. We’ll be again, I promise 🙂


Schaffnauer desires to proceed working with Alonso

By the best way, the boss of the Alpine workforce himself notes that there isn’t any downside in ending the season with Alonso on this regard. “He’s knowledgeable,” says Schaffnauer, so he has “little doubt” that Alonso will give it his all.

After all, you continue to have targets earlier than the tip of the season and also you need to be “at the least fourth” within the Constructors’ Championship. “Fernando additionally understands this. He, like Esteban, works onerous to enhance the efficiency of the workforce,” Schaffnauer is assured.

In specific, it shouldn’t be forgotten that Alpi presently has no actual different. Because Oscar Piastri would not be put in a automobile proper now…


Is Alonso out but?

The Spaniard is underneath contract with Alpi till the tip of the 12 months. However, I’m questioning how the collaboration within the second half of the season needs to be.

The relationship of belief between Alonso and the workforce – or at the least the administration of the workforce – at the least appears to have been misplaced. Is it even doable to go away Enstone early?

To put it bluntly: there’s presently no indication of this. But for the reason that complete story continues to be new, it would take a while to kind out all of the items of the puzzle.

Either manner, our picture assortment reveals that Alonso is not the primary driver to be compelled to pack his luggage whereas the season continues to be on…

Photo gallery: 15 Formula 1 drivers fired this season


Vettel’s new function 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 boss Stefano Domenicali mentioned he might now think about working with Vettel.

“Sebastian will all the time be related to Formula 1,” he explains, “after all we wish the wire to be shut sooner or later. If he’s eager about 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 present Vettel time first and never rush him with a job supply.

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


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 was certainly world champion once more, he would have topped our picture sequence – and nonetheless does!

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 physiological occurs to the motive force.” Then you will not have the “qualification” you had in your youthful years.

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

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

12:34 p.m

Sebastian Vettel’s F1 Story

By the best way: As for 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 unbelievable pace profession.

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

What precisely does ‘Vettel’s finger’ imply, and what wonderful Formula 1 file did Sebastian Vettel set in his first apply session? Our two kids will inform you!

12:19 p.m

Marco doesn’t consider that Vettel will return

Together with Helmut Marko, Sebastian Vettel celebrated his biggest 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 assume he noticed the opportunity of the automobile being on the rostrum persistently subsequent 12 months.”

He additionally mentioned: “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 will likely be paid to the problem of environmental safety.”

The full interview with Helmut Marko, performed on the sphere of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the Hungaroring on Saturday morning, will likely 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 deal with 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 will be bought at and on the field workplace of the Nürburgring Grand Prix. ADAC attracts with a proposal for the entire household, together with entry to the paddock with its many points of interest. Those preferring to remain at residence can watch two 60-minute races on Saturday and Sunday at no cost 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



Why is McLaren stronger in qualifying?

Interesting: While there’s a development at Mercedes the place the Silver Arrows are normally 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’ll be able to disguise that effectively with the grip that the tires supply,” he explains.

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

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


Crack: “Mixed emotions” after first half.

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

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

“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 quicker,” says Krak, who desires to enhance on this.

You’ll need to see for your self how one can make even quicker 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 will not be 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’ll be able to 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 totally different worth proposition for all the opposite groups,” Wolff mentioned. In different phrases, he believes {that a} main producer like Audi will create added worth for the entire of Formula 1. Andretti, however, in all probability did not.


Russell: Don’t throw every thing away

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

“I do not assume altering the idea of the automobile will make us quicker. To be sincere, it may very well be the opposite manner round,” he explains, explaining that it is a “course of” of enhancing the automobile.

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

His conclusion: “It’s undoubtedly stepping into the best path.” And all with out altering the idea.

10:26 a.m

65 years in the past as we speak…

… Juan Manuel Fangio gained his twenty fourth and closing 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 closing 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 checklist. In simply 51 Grand Prix begins, he has one of the best win fee in Formula 1 historical past – round 47 p.c!

More attention-grabbing statistics will be present in our intensive database.

Photo Gallery: Juan Manuel Fangio: Career Highlights

10:07 a.m

Schaffnauer: Okon may also management the Alps

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

“Esteban is a brilliant 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 bought 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 workforce. “He’s getting higher,” says the workforce chief.

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


Binotto: Ferrari does not have to vary something

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

“But once I take a look at the file within the first half of the season, now we have no purpose to vary something. We simply need to see what occurs. [im Rennen in Ungarn] went mistaken,” Binotto explains.

“We have to know and remedy this in order that it does not occur once more subsequent time,” mentioned the Ferrari workforce boss. With the Scuderia’s lengthy checklist of errors within the first half of the season, this assertion is to say the least…shocking.

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