18.11.2020 07:55 am
More races mean more engineers, but costs will be capped.
I am sure those following Formula One will be very aware of last weekend’s bizarre Turkish Grand Prix and the result. All weekend, the world’s best drivers were attempting to keep their cars on a rain soaked track, recently resurfaced and incredibly slippery. Drivers were hoping for a decent lap time on tyres with compounds which struggled to reach and maintain temperatures or grained early.
To many observers, or listeners, it appeared that he wanted to make clear he will begin talks once his seventh drivers’ title is wrapped up – but, at the same time, Hamilton wished to keep alive the idea that he might leave F1.
Formula One must look to past, but not allow it to constrain the sport.
Netherlands set to host a race for the first time since 1985, but Vietnam are set to lose their hosting rights.
While Mercedes continues its dominance, there is plenty of politics behind the scenes.
The 93-times Grand Prix winner though has said there is “no guarantee” he will be in F1 next year.
It was Hamilton’s record-increasing 93rd victory in a race that saw him complete 5 000 laps as a race leader.
As the six-time champion is out of contract at the end of this season, it is certain that the dramatic cost-cutting measure will have a direct effect on his negotiations with Mercedes as they seek to retain him.
“His talent is supreme. There’s not a single racing driver who has not looked enviously at his abilities and thought ‘what must it be like to be that brilliant’?”
How Lewis Hamilton’s record breaking 92nd win compares to the stats of Michael Schumacher.
A seventh world title, which would equal another Schumacher record, now looks all but inevitable with only five races remaining this year.
“Yes, we have a great car, but we have to drive the nuts off of it. I have been digging and digging and digging to find that extra time.”
Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes topped both Friday sessions, with team-mate Lewis Hamilton, who this weekend is seeking to claim a record 92nd career victory, eighth-quickest.
Russian Petrov, who raced in Formula One in 2011 and 2012, made a number of provocative comments during an interview with Russian publication Championat.
Drivers call for less open sessions, but mechanics might disagree.