Five F1 Spanish GP updates you may have missed

While almost all of the attention on car changes has been on Aston Martin amid a copycat row with Red Bull, there have been plenty of other noteworthy ideas to emerge up and down the pitlane.
Here we take a look at the most interesting upgrades that have been spotted so far.

Red Bull RB18 floor
Photo by: Giorgio Piola

Red Bull
Red Bull has a revised front wing …Keep reading Source

Aston Martin compromised on cooling with updated F1 “launch car”

As part of the huge package of aerodynamic changes, the team had to make decisions on cooling several weeks ago, and it was caught out in part by unexpectedly high temperatures in Barcelona this weekend.
In such circumstances, teams are obliged to ‘open up’ their cars and create extra cooling capacity, which in turn generates drag and impacts straightline speed.
After a promising initial run …Keep reading Source

Vettel: Aston Martin F1 concept switch right thing despite Q1 exit

After some early season struggles, Aston Martin elected to introduce a major revamp of its AMR22 for this weekend’s race in Barcelona.
Its move to adopt the same concept as Red Bull has triggered a wave of controversy and even prompted an investigation from the FIA over car copying – with it being given the all-clear.
Any hopes that squad had of making an immediate leap forward in …Keep reading Source

F3 Spain: Martins recaptures points lead with feature race win

The ART driver passed Trident’s Roman Stanek on the run down to Turn 1, having had a better start than the Trident driver. 
He quickly built up a solid lead and despite two safety cars, held on to take his third series victory. 
Stanek took second place and sits second in the drivers’ standings, resisting challenges from Hitech’s Isack Hadjar and Alexander Smolyar (MP …Keep reading Source

DTM Lausitzring: Sheldon Van der Linde takes pole after red flag

Schubert BMW driver van der Linde, who put in a controlled drive to win race one after seizing the lead at the start, was the only driver to duck under the 1m31s bracket with a 1m30.998s lap.
His M4 GT3, which is running 10kg lighter than on Saturday but with a 0.057 reduction in boost pressure following Balance of Performance tweaks, was only ninth at the halfway point in the session.
But …Keep reading Source

Lausitzring DTM: Van der Linde beats Rast to Sunday pole

Schubert BMW driver van der Linde, who put in a controlled drive to win race one after seizing the lead at the start, was the only driver to duck under the 1m31s bracket with a 1m30.998s lap.
His M4 GT3, which is running 10kg lighter than on Saturday but with a 0.057 reduction in boost pressure following Balance of Performance tweaks, was only ninth at the halfway point in the session.
But …Keep reading Source

Peugeot “not going to Monza to be spectators” on 9X8’s WEC debut

The maiden WEC outing for the new car on 10 July will be much more than an “extra test”, according to Olivier Jansonnie, technical director of the 9X8 programme at Peugeot Sport.
“We are not going to Monza to be spectators,” said Jansonnie on Friday’s launch of the car in Portimao at which the 9X8’s Monza debut was confirmed.
“Whatever happens, we will play hard to try to win; …Keep reading Source

Filming day gave Ferrari head start in Spain F1 upgrades

The revised parts proved their worth in Barcelona when Charles Leclerc took pole position, with his teammate Carlos Sainz qualifying third on Saturday.
Teams are allowed two filming or promotional event runs per season, and it’s up to them to decide when and where to use them. The restrictions are the use of Pirelli demo tyres and a limit of 100kms.
Rather than use both days around the …Keep reading Source

Filming day gave Ferrari head start on Spain F1 upgrades

The revised parts proved their worth in Barcelona when Charles Leclerc took pole position, with his team-mate Carlos Sainz qualifying third on Saturday.
Teams are allowed two filming or promotional event runs per season, and it’s up to them to decide when and where to use them. The restrictions are the use of Pirelli demo tyres and a limit of 100kms.
Rather than use both days around the …Keep reading Source

F1 set to group races by region in 2023 calendar reshuffle

The strategy was revealed by F1 boss Stefano Domenicali during his regular Saturday ‘coffee morning’ meeting with team principals in Barcelona.
In 2019, Liberty announced a plan to make F1 carbon neutral by 2030, and rationalising the calendar is seen as a key part of that ongoing commitment, alongside other initiatives such as this year’s move to a higher biofuel content.
At the same time …Keep reading Source