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Why McLaren’s shock tech signing points to a new F1 approach

After years where McLaren had pinned belief of a turnaround of fortunes in F1 on improved facilities and revised management structures, it is clear it is no longer simply sitting back and hoping for the best. Instead, McLaren CEO Zak Brown and newly appointed team principal Andrea Stella have got their elbows out and accepted that if they didn’t take...

Wed May 31, 2023 13:01
Vasseur: F1 Monaco GP quali pace shows Ferrari driver complaints are overblown

Leclerc overcame a five-place grid penalty for blocking Lando Norris in qualifying to score sixth place in his home race last weekend but made the SF-23 out to be “very difficult to drive in traffic”. Team-mate Carlos Sainz notably tagged Esteban Ocon and ran off at Mirabeau corner on his way to eighth. Meanwhile, an upgraded floor for the previous...

Wed May 31, 2023 11:38
The hidden details behind Mercedes’ upgraded W14 F1 car

And while the big-ticket items, such as the sidepods and front suspension, were obvious talking points, there were also some interesting detail changes that emerged too.   Mercedes W14 front detail Photo by: Giorgio Piola In terms of the new front suspension arrangement, the main change came to the pickup position at the chassis end on the lead...

Wed May 31, 2023 11:08
McLaren hires Red Bull engineering chief Marshall as new F1 technical director

Marshall will leave reigning constructors' champion Red Bull at the end of the 2023 season, although he steps back from his current role with immediate effect, to bring his 17-year stint in Milton Keynes to an end. In January of 2024, Marshall, a former Renault designer who is credited with evolving the team's innovative mass damper system that helped...

Tue May 30, 2023 19:26
Piastri learned from following Verstappen in wet Monaco GP

The Australian followed ninth-placed team-mate Lando Norris over the line to record a double points finish for the team in a performance that passed without major error. That was despite the treacherous wet conditions late on that notably caught out more experienced operators Sergio Perez and George Russell. Piastri reckoned he survived the 78 laps...

Tue May 30, 2023 18:03
Alonso still harbours thoughts of F1 2023 title

The Spaniard secured his best result of the season in the Monaco Grand Prix as he took second place behind Verstappen in the rain-affected race.  But although his fifth podium finish of the year has confirmed Alonso's spot as Red Bull's main challenger, he has already slipped to 51 points adrift of Verstappen in the drivers' standings.  The current...

Tue May 30, 2023 16:02

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