While some races have provided epic on-track battles between the top drivers in the first half of the 2019 season, the majority of the year has seen Mercedes controlling the championship fights so far. While Ferrari and Red Bull have been unable to match the rival’s performance on a regular basis, the off-track development battle is undoubtedly raging between the top members of the sport.
While some races have provided epic on-track battles between the top drivers in the first half of the 2019 season, the year has seen Mercedes controlling the championship. Ferrari and Red Bull have been unable to match the rival’s performance, but the off-track development battle is undoubtedly raging between the top members of the sport.
As Formula One is approaching Round 13 of the season, the Belgian Grand Prix, several drivers are in danger of facing grid drop penalties later in the year for exceeding their power unit allocation.
Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has gained the biggest point haul through setting the fastest race laps so far in 2019. As the sport has been spending its well-deserved summer break, we reflect on how the change to the Sporting Regulation affected the championship battle.
Williams and Red Bull are in complete control over the sport’s other eight outfits in terms of pit stop performance. Over the first twelve races of the 2019 Formula One World Championship, both squads have recorded the fastest pit stop on five occasions.
Red Bull dropped a bombshell on Formula One on Monday when it announced that Alexander Albon would take over Pierre Gasly’s seat while the Frenchman would be demoted to Toro Rosso. The Milton Keynes-based team explained the reasons behind the sudden driver swap.
Toro Rosso’s team principal Franz Tost has faith in Honda after having witnessed the significant improvements that the Japanese engine-maker was able to achieve since it joined forces with the Italian squad. F1Technical’s Balázs Szabó sat down with the Austrian in Budapest to discuss Toro Rosso’s role inside the Red Bull family and the team’s future with the Japanese engine manufacturer.
Having been present with Fernando Alonso in the two most recent Indy500 races, McLaren Racing has now teamed up with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (Arrow SPM) and Chevrolet to complete a full 2020 IndyCar season.
Mercedes presented itself once again in dominant fashion in the Hungarian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton taking the win at the final race meeting before the summer break thanks to the brilliance of his car and a faultless strategy. F1Technical's Balázs Szabó takes a look at the pecking order at the last race event before the summer break.
On Sunday, Hungary hosted its 34th Formula One race which turned into a strategy battle between Red Bull and Mercedes. F1Technical.net’s Balázs Szabó reports on the Hungaroring paddock’s main topics.