F1 in brief | Verstappen will race the virtual Sebring 500 next weekend

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Verstappen will race the virtual Sebring 500 next weekend

Although the winter break has just begun, this is no reason for Max Verstappen to sit out. Round four of the virtual Le Mans series will take place next weekend and the Dutchman will be racing for Redline, who are currently leading the class. Other famous drivers such as Betsky Visser, Rudy Van Buuren and Romain Grosjean will also be driving virtually at Sebring International Raceway. This will be the penultimate race for the class, as the virtual 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place in January.

Albon needs a winter break to get back in shape

Alexander Albon suffered from appendicitis during the Monza Grand Prix weekend. He had to miss this race, but managed to rejoin in Singapore. Although he has indicated that he is feeling better again, he is not yet fully fit. The British Thais said, “I would say I need to get winter to a hundred percent.” Motorsport.com. “We didn’t have time to train to really get that state back,” the Williams driver continues. “But realistically, Singapore was tough, Japan was 75 percent and after that I felt pretty good,” finishes Albon, who won’t sit still in the winter.

Perez expects big things from Aston Martin and Alonso in 2023

Sergio Perez expects big things from the Aston Martin team during the 2023 season. The British racing stable has new infrastructure and Fernando Alonso will also strengthen the team. “I think someone like Fernando can only help the team,” Perez said. Dazen. “All the voices I hear now tell me it’s going to be a very competitive year for Aston Martin. It would be good for the sport if Fernando can fight with Ferrari and we’re up front.

I’m frustrated at Alonso: ‘He had to take on 98 per cent of the work’

Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso never seem to part as best friends. Alonso was biting his Alpine teammate during the Brazilian Grand Prix, but now Ocon is biting himself. “I find his comments in the media very disappointing,” admits the Frenchman. L’Equipe. The driver admits that the workload was greater than with Alonso. “I did 98 percent of all the work, while he only had to do 2 percent. So I had a lot of hay on my plate.”

Hülkenberg breaks ice with Magnussen: ‘He used his words from 2017’

Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen will be teammates next season and the new Haas signing does not expect any problems in their relationship. In 2017, the two drivers had another collision. “I expect to have a good relationship with him,” Hulkenberg added. international media. The German points out the words: “We put this incident behind us long ago.”Suck my balls, honey“I said hello to him that way this year and he loved it. We’re both adults, we respect each other and we race together for the team.”

Verstappen has a chance to win Sportsman of the Year at Sportgala 2022

Max Verstappen has been nominated for Sportsman of the Year at the Sports Gala 2022, NOS announced Sunday morning. The reason is his second Formula 1 world championship, which he won in dominant fashion last season. The Dutchman has to compete with, among others, Kjeld Nuys (skiing), Matthew van der Poel and Fabio Jacobsen (both cycling). The Sports Gala 2022 will take place on December 21.

Ferrari CEO speaks out after rumors of Binotto sacking

Ferrari CEO Benedetto Vigna doesn’t look back on last season with a very good feeling, he says CNBC. “I already said it after the last quarter that I’m not happy with second place. With second place you’re the first loser. We’ve made progress and I’m happy about that, but not second place. I think the team has what it takes to improve along the way.” The timing of Vigna’s comments comes as rumors of sacking team principal Mattia Binotto are becoming more pressing.

The partnership between McLaren and the Gulf ends after 2022

The McLaren F1 Team and Gulf Oil have mutually decided not to continue with each other beyond this year. This means that the cooperation will end after more than two years. McLaren CEO Zak Brown said: “We have a long history together and have shared many special moments together.” Gulf official website. “While collaborations now end, there’s always room to welcome back old friends, as we’ve done in the past,” Brown notes of past collaborations between the two companies.

Horner warns against laziness: “If you think you know everything, step back.”

Christian Horner knows there is still a lot to learn for Red Bull Racing, even though the team has had a great season. The Austrian racing stable took both championships, but according to the team boss, that shouldn’t lead to laziness. “The day you think you know it all is the day you turn back,” Horner was quoted as saying. UK chapter of GPFans. “There are many lessons that we can take with us and of course also many positive points.”

Pirelli sees a thirty percent increase in overtaking procedures in 2022

The big hope at the start of the season was that the new regulations would lead to more abuses. At the end of the season it can be said that this is indeed the case. Pirelli investigated and found that overtaking was 30% more this season than last year. It’s a good confirmation that the new rules are actually doing their job. “The number does not say everything, but it is a positive sign,” said Mario Isola, president of Pirelli. Motorsport.com.

Ferrari still finished the year fastest with a 1-2-3 during testing in Abu Dhabi

during the traditional Post-season testing Ferrari set the fastest time three times. Charles Leclerc led the fastest time in the morning, teammate Carlos Sainz managed it in the afternoon and finished the day as fast as he could. Robert Schwartzman drove the Ferrari all day and managed to close behind the two men in third. However, these times should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Russell predicts a title: “If you beat Hamilton you might become a champion”

George Russell made his debut as a full-time driver at Mercedes this year and immediately beat his teammate. “If I had been told that at the start of the season I would have been incredibly proud and happy,” said the Briton. Express.co.uk. The seven-time world champion finished 35 points behind Russell. “After all, if you finish ahead of Lewis Hamilton, you have the potential to become world champion nine times out of ten.”

Szavnauer is glad Alps did not win the case over Biastrye

Otmar Szafnauer believes that the driver duo at Alpine next season will be even better than the one originally planned. The French team first wanted Oscar Piastri as a second driver, but team boss is glad he has become Pierre Gasly. “Our driver duo with Ocon and Gasly is better than if we had won the Piastri case,” Szafnauer was quoted by Soybean drive. “Gasly has a lot of experience, but he’s still young. Besides, I think he’s faster.

Brother Leclerc next season at DAMS in Formula 2

Arthur Leclerc, brother of Charles, will make his Formula 2 debut in 2023, according to Formula 2 official website. Next season, after two seasons in Formula 3 with the Prema team, the Monegasque at DAMS will have the opportunity to show his skills in the class below Formula 1. The 22-year-old will test this week during the Abu Dhabi test he got to put his new team’s Formula 2 car into steps for the first time.

Marco in seventh heaven after dream season: ‘See if we can make it happen again’

Helmut Marko couldn’t believe his luck now that Red Bull Racing’s dream season is over. The Austrian is disappointed that Sergio Perez did not manage to finish second, but he is particularly proud of the team and its performances this season, he says in Sky Sports Germany. First and third, seventeen victories and both world titles – we are in seventh heaven. Let’s see if we can make it happen again. “We’ll try anyway,” he said.

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