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

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

‘Good luck’ – Federer backs Hamilton in Barcelona

“\”Good luck Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Mercedes\” – Roger Federer has thrown his support behind the Mercedes team in Barcelona ahead of the seventh Grand Prix of the season. Hamilton has struggled with the car thus far but, with a redesigned floor and an unpredictable race in the scorching Spanish heat, has every chance to fight back from sixth on the grid.”Source

Vettel: Aston Martin F1 concept switch is right call 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

Russell: Mercedes F1 has ‘real shot’ against Ferrari in Spanish GP

Mercedes drivers Russell and Lewis Hamilton qualified fourth and sixth respectively on Saturday, but both felt the team had made a big step forward to solve its proposing problems thanks to the updates brought to Barcelona.
Hamilton said the updates gave Mercedes a “glimpse of hope” after struggling in the early part of the season, while Russell felt confident it would put the team more in …Keep reading Source

2022 F1 Spanish Grand Prix – How to watch, start time & more

Charles Leclerc will start the race from pole position in his Ferrari, with title rival and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen joining him on the front row.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will line up third on the grid ahead of an impressive George Russell in the Mercedes.
The next row on the grid will be shared by Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes).
When is the F1 Spanish Grand …Keep reading Source