F1 teams are desperate to find every possible performance gain on their cars while the sport’s logistics partner DHL pursues the same goal, albeit off the race track.
After Daniel Ricciardo dropped a bombshell on the F1 world at the start of the summer break and Alonso followed by announcing his intention to leave F1 at the end of the year, silly season has officially kicked off. So which seats are still up for grabs and who is available to fill them?
Some hate it while others give a warm welcome to it. Fans might miss Formula One badly during its disappearance, but team members happily take the chance of charging up their batteries while being away from race action.
McLaren Racing today confirmed that Carlos Sainz will race for the team in Formula 1 from the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship. The 23-year old Spaniard from Madrid has signed a multi-year deal to replace Fernando Alonso.
Force India is looking for a brighter and more secure future after the team was rescued by a consortium led by Lawrence Stroll, father of current Williams driver Lance.
Spanish ace Fernando Alonso has decided not to compete in Formula One in 2019, vacating his racing seat at McLaren Racing at the end of the current 2018 season. The Spaniard has thanked all involved, and is on to pursue other challenges in the near future.
Ferrari and the entire Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ face a very difficult transition time after the death of Sergio Marchionne who was the driving force behind the recent success of the eclectic great brands.
Hungaroring looks set for a major overhaul in the coming years which should be completed without interrupting the presence of the Hungarian Grand Prix on the championship calendar.
Formula One is adamant to improve fan engagement by its special F1 Experience programme, even offering a ride in a custom-built two-seater F1 car. F1technical.net's Balázs Szabó spoke to former Hungarian F1 driver, Zsolt Baumgartner who is involed in this very unique programme as one of the drivers.
Despite having the fastest car over the last two race weekends, Ferrari is trailing Mercedes by 10 points while Sebastian Vettel is 24 points off the championship leader Lewis Hamilton. However, with nine races to go in the 2018 Championship, both titles are on the table.