Mercedes will “be in a a lot stronger place from race one subsequent yr”

Within the round-up: George Russell is assured Mercedes will begin the 2023 Formulation 1 season in higher form than this yr’s marketing campaign.


Russell expects robust 2022 will flip right into a optimistic

Having seen Mercedes flip round their poor begin to the 2022 marketing campaign and claimed his breakthrough victory within the penultimate spherical of the season, Russell expects a way more aggressive season for the staff subsequent yr.

“We’re a step behind Pink Bull and Ferrari and we’ve bought lots of catching as much as do,” he advised the BBC. “However we’re undoubtedly going to be in a a lot stronger place from race one subsequent yr than we had been this yr.”

“As a staff these struggles are going to set us up a lot nicer for the approaching years so I hope I look again in 10 years’ time and say really this 2022 season was a optimistic one for the journey,” he added.

Miami Grand Prix out-performed metropolis’s Superbowl – Domenicali

Miami’s F1 race was ‘greater than its 2020 Superbowl’

Formulation 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the collection’ first race in Miami earlier this yr out-performed the Nationwide Soccer League Superbowl which passed off on the identical venue, the Laborious Rock Stadium, two years earlier.

“The primary Grand Prix in Miami, this yr, generated outcomes superior to these recorded by the 2020 Superbowl organised in the identical metropolis,” he advised the RCS (Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera) Academy. “For us, this can be a knowledge of monumental significance that accommodates many valuable indications.”

The San Francisco 49ers performed the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs within the occasion on February 2nd, 2020, earlier than the disruption brought on by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic that yr.

Domenicali additionally advised his viewers he intends to proceed including extra aggressive periods to grand prix weekends. “Free follow isn’t of a lot curiosity and permits the groups to arrange, which finally ends up lowering the aggressive variables,” he stated.

DS Penske drivers enthused by first take a look at

Two-times Formulation E champion Jean-Eric Vergne says DS Penske’s efficiency was “superb” within the pre-season take a look at at Valencia. “Every little thing went very properly [and] I’m proud of the automotive and with all of the work that has been carried out with the staff.”

His new staff mate, reigning champion Stoffel Vandoorne, described the opening take a look at as “extraordinarily optimistic” for the staff. “We discovered lots of issues about our new automotive.”

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