Autosport 22/07/21

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now the gloves are really off in formula 1’s latest great rivalry

A Max Verstappen-Lewis Hamilton clash was always going to happen eventually, but it doesn’t get much more dramatic than at a high-speed corner in front of a full house at Silverstone. As we show in our race report on page 14, the incident has split opinion and has definitely increased the tension in the title fight. That Hamilton was able to go on and brilliantly recover to victory despite his 10-second penalty surely only added to Red Bull’s ire (p4). And that raises a key point. Some have suggested that the ‘penalty should fit the crime’, but what they really mean is that it should fit the consequences of the crime. But it’s not necessarily right that because a car ends up in the wall that should mean a harsher penalty. There…

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red bull wants extra hamilton sanction

FORMULA 1 Red Bull has not ruled out requesting that the FIA takes further action against Lewis Hamilton for his part in Max Verstappen’s crash in the British Grand Prix. Verstappen spun into the barriers at Copse Corner on the opening lap of the race after clashing with title rival Hamilton’s Mercedes. Hamilton got a run on Verstappen on the blast to Copse and drafted alongside the Red Bull on the entry to the corner. But with Verstappen not conceding ground, he clipped Hamilton as he turned in and was pitched off the track. The FIA ruled that Hamilton was guilty of causing the crash and he was handed a 10-second penalty, from which he recovered to win the race. Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko suggested that a regular punishment such as this…

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is this the future of f1? don’t bank on it…

FORMULA 1 When Formula 1 unveiled its full-scale model of its 2022 regulation concept ahead of last weekend’s British Grand Prix, it did so amid the keen anticipation surrounding the return of a ground-effect formula. Although the holographic livery looked like it belonged more to an early-2000s football sticker than a racing car, the car itself offered a hint of what to expect next season. Except… the fleet of cars that will eventually grace next year’s grid won’t entirely look like that model. Although there have been fears that the prescriptive nature of the new generation of F1 cars will result in them looking vastly similar, there’s plenty of space for the teams to explore and hone their 2022 challengers into very different machines to each other’s. F1 had to pick its most…

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alfa open to new line-up for 2022

FORMULA 1 Alfa Romeo has not ruled out replacing both its Formula 1 drivers next year, with Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi being urged to lift their game. In the wake of the Swiss-based team’s new deal with the Italian manufacturer, which is believed to extend to 2024, boss Fred Vasseur has been given carte blanche to make a call on who he wants at the team in 2022. Asked at last weekend’s British Grand Prix if it was essential to retain at least one driver for continuity, Vasseur said: “It could be a point, but it’s not necessary. We’ll do the choice when it will be the right time to do it. We could keep the same line-up or we could change, but everything is open. “I think it’s also quite comfortable for…

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new ferrari hypercar set for imsa

IMSA The new Ferrari Le Mans Hypercar scheduled to come on stream in 2023 is “probably” going to race in the IMSA SportsCar Championship. But no plan for the new World Endurance Championship contender to cross over into the North American series has been put in place, and exactly when it might make it across the Atlantic remains far from clear. Antonello Coletta, who is heading up Ferrari’s return to the pinnacle of sportscar racing in his position as boss of the Attivita Sportive GT, has admitted that an IMSA programme is on the radar. It follows the news earlier this month that the final strands in the process of convergence between LMH and the LMP2-based LMDh formula have been put in place for 2023. Asked if the new Ferrari, which is due…

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ilott at le mans with iron lynx

LE MANS 24 HOURS Alfa Romeo Formula 1 reserve driver Callum Ilott will make his Le Mans 24 Hours debut next month. The Ferrari Driver Academy member will race one of the trio of the Italian manufacturer’s 488 GTE Evos fielded by the Iron Lynx squad. The Briton’s (right) maiden sportscar programme with Ferrari this year has been expanded from an assault on the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup with Iron Lynx, as part of an all-factory driver line-up, to include the centrepiece World Endurance Championship round on 21-22 August. Ilott will drive alongside Matteo Cressoni and Rino Mastronardi in place of Andrea Piccini, who will be concentrating on his role as team principal. Ilott described being chosen to race at Le Mans as “a real honour” and “an opportunity I just…