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F1 LIVE: McLaren ‘inform Daniel Ricciardo that they intend to exchange him with Oscar Piastri in 2023’

F1 LIVE: McLaren ‘inform Daniel Ricciardo that they intend to exchange him with Oscar Piastri in 2023’

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McLaren have reportedly instructed Daniel Ricciardo that they intend to exchange him with Oscar Piastri subsequent yr.

Piastri, a reserve driver at Alpine, dramatically rejected Alpine’s announcement on Tuesday for him to exchange Fernando Alonso subsequent season, insisting he has not signed a contract and won’t be driving for Alpine subsequent yr.

That has led to hypothesis he has a transfer lined up elsewhere and Autosport are actually reporting that Piastri has been signed up on a reserve driver deal initially for 2023, however can be updgraded to a race seat as soon as Ricciardo’s early exit is agreed.

McLaren must agree a settlement to finish Ricciardo’s deal a yr early, with the Australian a contender to go to Alpine the place he was in 2019 and 2020 on the previously named Renault.

Ricciardo doesn’t wish to transfer into McLaren’s Components E crew subsequent yr and desires to remain in Components 1, whereas McLaren are assured they’re legally assured of Piastri regardless of Alpine’s announcement that they’ve a contract with the 21-year-old for subsequent yr.

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F1 information: Fernando Alonso hoping to rediscover successful contact after becoming a member of Aston Martin

Fernando Alonso mentioned his intention is to win once more in Components One after finishing a shock transfer to Aston Martin.

The double world champion was revealed as Sebastian Vettel’s substitute just four days after the 35-year-old German announced he will retire at the end of the year. Alonso’s multi-season deal will see him stay on the grid past his forty third birthday.

His seize is a significant coup for Aston Martin, who moved at pace to land a grandee title after Vettel knowledgeable them final Wednesday he wouldn’t proceed past this season.

It’s understood Alonso initially staged casual talks with the British crew earlier this yr, earlier than agreeing phrases on a contract which may run to as many as three seasons. Alonso’s contract with Alpine was as a consequence of expire on the finish of the season and talks over a renewal had stalled.

“I nonetheless have the starvation and ambition to combat to be on the entrance, and I wish to be a part of an organisation that’s dedicated to be taught, develop and succeed,” mentioned Alonso, who received two consecutive championships for Renault in 2005 and 2006.

“This Aston Martin crew is clearly making use of the vitality and dedication to win, and it’s subsequently some of the thrilling groups in Components One as we speak. All of us respect that there’s a lot to be executed to get to the entrance, and that we should apply all our energies in working collectively to seek out efficiency.”

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Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 17:29

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F1 information: Charles Leclerc doesn’t rule out ‘taking dangers’ racing towards Max Verstappen later this season

Charles Leclerc admits his racing towards Max Verstappen may see him take extra dangers later this season ought to he reignite his Championship hunt.

Nothing wanting a disastrous few weeks has seen Leclerc decide up simply eight factors in two races after the Ferrari star crashed out of the French Grand Prix while within the lead, whereas in Hungary an ill-advised technique name to pit to onerous compound tyres resulted within the Monegasque tumbling down the order, finally ending sixth.

Verstappen, in the meantime, received each races and has now stretched his lead on the high of the Drivers’ Standings to 80 factors with 9 races left, with the Belgium Grand Prix at Spa first up after the summer time break.

But Leclerc, who has battled Verstappen on observe quite a few instances this season with no collision, acknowledges that he may take extra dangers if he stays in rivalry all through the latter levels of the season.

“It [the way you race] is dependent upon the state of affairs, on the individual you’re going through, your opponent – how far is he prepared to go?” Leclerc instructed the BBC. “This yr, both I had an enormous benefit within the championship after which you aren’t actually prepared to take these dangers. Or he had an enormous benefit within the championship and he isn’t actually prepared to threat. Or I’m not actually prepared to threat as a result of I must catch up factors.”

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Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 16:59

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F1 information: McLaren ‘inform Daniel Ricciardo that they intend to exchange him with Oscar Piastri in 2023’

McLaren have reportedly instructed Daniel Ricciardo that they intend to exchange him with Oscar Piastri subsequent yr.

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Piastri, a reserve driver at Alpine, dramatically rejected Alpine’s announcement on Tuesday for him to exchange Fernando Alonso subsequent season, insisting he has not signed a contract and won’t be driving for Alpine subsequent yr.

That has led to hypothesis he has a transfer lined up elsewhere and Autosport are actually reporting that Piastri has been signed up on a reserve driver deal initially for 2023, however can be updgraded to a race seat as soon as Ricciardo’s early exit is agreed.

McLaren must agree a settlement to finish Ricciardo’s deal a yr early, with the Australian a contender to go to Alpine the place he was in 2019 and 2020 on the previously named Renault.

Ricciardo doesn’t wish to transfer into McLaren’s Components E crew subsequent yr and desires to remain in Components 1, whereas McLaren are assured they’re legally assured of Piastri regardless of Alpine’s announcement that they’ve a contract with the 21-year-old for subsequent yr.

Daniel Ricciardo issued an announcement about his future (Bradley Collyer/PA)

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Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 16:31

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F1 information: F1 chief Stefano Domenicali hints at position for Sebastian Vettel to remain within the sport post-retirement

Components 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has hinted {that a} position can be provided to Sebastian Vettel to remain within the sport in some capability after he introduced his retirement final week.

The four-time world champion announced before the Hungarian Grand Prix that this season with Aston Martin can be his final in F1, with the German eager to pursue different pursuits and spend extra time together with his household.

Domenicali, who was Ferrari boss whereas Vettel received his World Championships at Red Bull, admitted he was stunned by the information however revealed that he’s eager for Vettel’s and F1’s relationship to “stay shut sooner or later” after a dialog between the pair following Vettel’s announcement.

“Amongst different issues, we talked about his resolution and the long run,” Domenicali instructed BILD. “Sebastian will at all times be related to Components 1. And naturally we would like that connection to stay shut sooner or later.

“If he’s all for turning into a part of our system and the approaches match collectively, I might in fact welcome him right here. However we already know that, after the season, he needs to kind himself out and revel in time together with his household.”

F1 chief Domenicali hints at role for Vettel to stay in the sport post-retirement

Domenicali insists he needs the connection between Vettel and Components 1 to “stay shut sooner or later” regardless of his retirement on the finish of the season

Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 16:30

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F1 information: Alex Albon indicators multi-year settlement at Williams as Oscar Piastri’s F1 seat saga rumbles on

Alex Albon has signed on for a second season and extra at Williams because the saga of the place Oscar Piastri leads to Components 1 subsequent yr rumbles on. Albon, 26, joined the Oxford-based crew at first of 2022 having been dropped by Pink Bull on the finish of 2020 and spending final yr as a take a look at driver.

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The British-Thai driver has scored all three of Williams’ Championship factors this season – together with a memorable drive in Melbourne in April – and has now put hypothesis about his future to mattress by signing a “multi-year settlement.”

“Properly, I’m right here for 2023 and past. It’s been a very good yr this yr, we wished extra, however that is the purpose [points at trophies] and that’s what we’re going for,” Albon mentioned in a video on Williams’ F1 web site. “It’s good to have some peace of thoughts, clearly, going ahead about my profession after which to be with Williams. Clearly we’ve had a extremely good begin to the season, actually loved my time right here. For the long run and for the remainder of the season we’ll hold our heads down. We’re going to concentrate on maximising the automotive and doing one of the best job we are able to. However to comprehend it goes past that could be very thrilling.”

There was not, nonetheless, any information relating to the way forward for Albon’s present teammate Nicholas Latifi, with rumours that Piastri may take up the second seat at Williams subsequent yr. The announcement comes amid the state of affairs relating to Piastri and his rejection of a seat at Alpine, after the team announced him as Fernando Alonso’s replacement for 2023.

In a tweet of his personal, Albon mocked Piastri’s tweet from Tuesday evening saying: “I perceive that, with my settlement, Williams Racing have put out a press launch this afternoon that I’m driving for them subsequent yr. That is proper and I’ve signed a contract with Williams for 2023. I can be driving for Williams subsequent yr.”

Alex Albon extends his deal at Williams

Albon’s extension at Williams removes one other potential driver to fill the vacant spot at Alpine after Oscar Piastri insisted he received’t be driving for them subsequent yr

Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 16:00

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F1 information: Toto Wolff downplays latest type and insists Mercedes are nonetheless ‘missing’ up towards Pink Bull and Ferrari

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has downplayed the latest type of the Constructors champions and insists his crew are “nonetheless missing to the frontrunners” of Red Bull and Ferrari. Mercedes have earned double podiums within the final two races in France and Hungary, with George Russell a shock pole sitter in Budapest – the Silver Arrows’ first pole place of the season.

Regardless of not having the ability to maintain place as Max Verstappen’s surged by means of the pack, Russell nonetheless completed third with teammate Lewis Hamilton second and the seven-time world champion has now been on the rostrum within the final 5 races.

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Nevertheless, Mercedes are but to win a race within the opening 13 rounds of the 2022 season and regardless of the latest upturn in type, Wolff is eager to downplay expectations and insists Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc continues to be a “dominant power” on the proper tyre compound.

“I feel we have to be cautious that it’s not particular to Budapest [and] that we simply landed within the excellent window,” Wolff mentioned. “The opposite groups, Ferrari particularly, complained in regards to the tyre not being the place it ought to have been. So, in my private opinion, we’re nonetheless missing to the entrance runners.”

Toto Wolff says Mercedes are still ‘lacking’ up against Red Bull and Ferrari

Mercedes have earned double podiums within the final two races however Wolff is uncertain their tempo is up there with the main contenders

Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 15:29

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F1 information: Alpine boss admits age was a consider not providing Fernando Alonso a long-term contract

Alpine boss Otmar Szafnauer admits that Alonso’s capacity within the automotive as he progreses into his 40s was a consider not providing the Spaniard a long-term contract.

Two-time world champion Alonso surprised F1 and his personal crew by accepting a “multi-year contract” to race for Aston Martin from next year, leaving Alpine with a spare seat to companion Esteban Ocon in 2023.

It has been a torrid week for Szafnauer however previous to the Piastri saga rising, the Romanian-American spoke in regards to the components at play in not providing 41-year-old Alonso an extended deal.

“There does come a time the place one thing occurs physiologically to a driver, and also you don’t have the identical skills you probably did whenever you had been youthful,” Szafnauer mentioned. “I feel it occurred to Michael. I feel it’s truthful to say Michael Schumacher at 42 was not the identical driver he was at 32 or 35. And it occurs to different sportsmen too.”

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Alpine boss admits age was a factor in not offering Alonso a long-term contract

Otmar Szafnauer has endured a torrid week with Alonso’s deparure and Oscar Piastri insisting he received’t be driving for Alpine in 2023

Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 14:59

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F1 information: McLaren ‘inform Daniel Ricciardo that they intend to exchange him with Oscar Piastri in 2023’

McLaren have reportedly instructed Daniel Ricciardo that they intend to exchange him with Oscar Piastri subsequent yr.

Piastri, a reserve driver at Alpine, dramatically rejected Alpine’s announcement on Tuesday for him to exchange Fernando Alonso subsequent season, insisting he has not signed a contract and won’t be driving for Alpine subsequent yr.

That has led to hypothesis he has a transfer lined up elsewhere and Autosport are actually reporting that Piastri has been signed up on a reserve driver deal initially for 2023, however can be updgraded to a race seat as soon as Ricciardo’s early exit is agreed.

McLaren must agree a settlement to finish Ricciardo’s deal a yr early, with the Australian a contender to go to Alpine the place he was in 2019 and 2020 on the previously named Renault.

Ricciardo doesn’t wish to transfer into McLaren’s Components E crew subsequent yr and desires to remain in Components 1, whereas McLaren are assured they’re legally assured of Piastri regardless of Alpine’s announcement that they’ve a contract with the 21-year-old for subsequent yr.

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Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 13:59

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F1 information: FIA set to impose stricter roll hoop exams for 2023 F1 automobiles after Zhou Guanyu’s crash at Silverstone

The FIA are set to impose stricter exams on the roll hoop of subsequent yr’s Components 1 automobiles after Zhou Guanyu’s scary crash at Silverstone final month.

The Chinese language driver escaped unharmed after his Alfa Romeo flipped following contact from George Russell, earlier than skidding throughout the tarmac and gravel and flipping once more above the tyre barrier and into the catchment fencing.

The rookie escaped unscathed, his head protected from serious injury by the titanium Halo device that rings the cockpit. However the roll hoop failed after contact with the observe by way of a power beforehand unexpected and Alfa have been working with the FIA to analyse the crash, alongside different groups.

Alfa are the ony crew to at the moment utilise a “spike” hoop design, however this could possibly be banned for 2023 as technical delegates focus on adjustments to subsequent yr’s automobiles. “The evaluation continues to be ongoing, we’re working because the first day with the FIA to attempt to reconstruct the accident and assess as finest as we are able to,” Alfa Romeo technical director Jan Monchaux mentioned.

“As a result of it’s not a straightforward job, the power concerned. As but the interior investigations usually are not utterly completed, so I received’t disclose something. And if somebody will disclose one thing, it’s going to be the FIA.”

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Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 13:29

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F1 information: Lewis Hamilton joins Denver Broncos possession group forward of $4.65bn sale

Lewis Hamilton has joined forces with the Denver Broncos possession group forward of the Walton-Penner household’s $4.65bn takeover of the NFL franchise.

Seven-time F1 world champion Hamilton joined a consortium with Serena Williams back in April in an try to purchase Chelsea FC as a part of Sir Martin Broughton’s bid, however LA Dodgers proprietor Todd Boehly finally proved victorious.

But the 37-year-old racing driver, who often spends his winters at his residence within the Colorado mountains, has joined forces with the Broncos’ new possession group, with Walmart chairman Rob Walton saying Hamilton’s “resilient spirit and customary of excellence can be an asset”.

Hamilton will work alongside former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, who additionally joined the possession group simply over two weeks in the past. Hamilton tweeted: “Excited to hitch an unimaginable group of homeowners and turn into part of the Broncos story!! Honoured to work with a world class crew and serve for example of the worth of extra various management throughout all sports activities.”

The Walton-Penner household are on the verge of finishing their multi-billion greenback takeover of the 2015 NFL champions, which wants approval by the NFL homeowners once they meet in Minneapolis subsequent Tuesday. If the acquisition is permitted as anticipated, the deal can be the very best worth ever for an American sports activities franchise.

Lewis Hamilton joins Denver Broncos ownership group ahead of $4.65bn sale

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Kieran Jackson5 August 2022 12:59

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