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Zoe Florescu Potolea emerged as the Junior winner of the 2023 Girls On Track Rising Stars selections, and will receive support from FDA for an international karting season in 2023. For the second time in the history of the project, the FIA Women In Motorsport's promoted "Girls On Track - Rising Stars" program included a Junior category as well, wit...

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Latifi made his final F1 appearance with Williams in Abu Dhabi after the team opted to replace him with Formula 2 driver Logan Sargeant for the 2023 season.The Canadian scored nine points during his three-year stint with Williams but struggled to match the form of teammate Alex Albon throughout this season.After picking up his only points of the ye...

Gasly made his first appearance for Alpine during the post-season test day at the Yas Marina Circuit, giving him an introduction to the team ahead of his move from AlphaTauri for 2023.The Frenchman spent a full day in the A522 car, marking his first run-out in F1 machinery that did not have ties to Red Bull after spending the entirety of his career...

The Spaniard, who took his first IndyCar title with Ganassi in only his second season in the series, made his grand prix weekend debut this year when he drove the McLaren in opening practice for the United States Grand Prix.He had also tested the MCL35M at Barcelona and the Red Bull Ring as part of his role in the squad's driver development program...

McLaren have named 2021 IndyCar champion Alex Palou as one of their official reserve drivers for F1 2023. Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

Fernando Alonso was “very impressive” on his first outing for Aston Martin, according to F1 team principal Mike Krack.  Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

Max Verstappen swept to his second straight F1 drivers’ championship this year, wrapping up the title with four races to spare en route to a new record of 15 wins in a single season.Verstappen spearheaded Red Bull’s efforts as claimed its first constructors’ crown since 2013, with teammate Sergio Perez scoring two wins and finishing third in the st...

Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner will release a book next year, detailing the 2022 F1 season from his perspective. Original link(Originally posted by 97072)

Grand Prix racing’s chiefs have openly been looking at introducing active aero from the start of the next rules era from 2026.This was originally spoken about as a way of helping improve fuel efficiency, with cars able to have low drag configuration for the straights and then switch to a high downforce setup for the corners.But F1 is evaluating goi...

Lewis Hamilton has compared the off-track drama surrounding Red Bull in F1 2022 to an episode of a “Kardashian show”.  Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

Steiner has become one of the most popular fan figures in F1 as a result of his role in the Netflix series 'Drive to Survive', largely for his forthright approach and colourful language.But Steiner’s thoughts will now be available for fans to read in the new book, published by Transworld and due for release next April.The book promises to be “uncom...

George Russell insists there is “no reason” for conflict to emerge with teammate Lewis Hamilton next season, even if Mercedes are back in F1 title contention.  Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

The issue returned to the spotlight after Sergio Perez’s Monaco Q3 accident became a topic of conversation in the wake of Max Verstappen’s refusal to cede a place to his teammate in the Brazilian Grand Prix after being instructed to do so by Red Bull.Sainz, whose Ferrari was damaged when he hit the Red Bull of Perez in Monaco, said on Thursday that...

The Monegasque driver made the most of Ferrari’s strong start to the 2022 campaign as he won two of the opening three grands prix.However, the combination of a resurgent Red Bull, plus reliability and strategy struggles at Maranello allied to driver errors, derailed Ferrari’s title hopes.All of this has been pushed further into the spotlight follow...

Toto Wolff has looked back on Ferrari losing a "key driver" in Michael Schumacher when their dominance ended as a lesson for how Mercedes can push forwards with Lewis Hamilton. Original link(Originally posted by 114688)

The regulations for F1's new era of fully sustainable fuel-powered cars were published earlier this year, and potential entrants were originally given a 15 October deadline to sign up.While new entrant Audi was the first to do so, many of the current manufacturers stalled on the plan and that prompted an agreement to delay the deadline – originally...

Logan Sargeant has revealed which number he has picked to race with during his F1 career.  Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

Sargeant will make his F1 debut next year with Williams, replacing Nicholas Latifi after securing enough superlicence points through his rookie Formula 2 season to make the step up.Williams has now revealed that Sargeant will race with #2 as his permanent number in F1, becoming the second driver to use it since the system was introduced in 2014.The...

Earlier this year, Albon visited the Wat Sakaeo orphanage near Bangkok that is supported by the Iceman Charity which is run by Volker Capito, the brother of Williams team principal Jost.Albon dyed his hair red after visiting the orphanage back in March and later encouraged the F1 paddock to do the same as part of a fundraising push, which was furth...

Bernie Ecclestone has aimed his latest dig at Lewis Hamilton by saying he hopes Max Verstappen can beat the seven-time world champion’s F1 records.  Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

However, he stressed that the team has to make steps next year, especially as the AMR23 will be the first car designed and built under technical director Dan Fallows and other key hirings.At the start of 2021, having taken over the Racing Point entry, Aston Martin set its sights on winning the world championship within five years.Aston had a tricky...

The search for Ferrari’s next F1 team principal has begun following Mattia Binotto’s resignation from the position.  Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

Mattia Binotto is already discussing his return to F1 with Audi as new details emerge about his terrible relationship with the Ferrari chairman. Original link(Originally posted by 114688)

Alpine clinched P4 in the standings at the Abu Dhabi season finale, ending the year 14 points clear of McLaren and finishing as the leading midfield team behind Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes.It marked the team’s best result in the constructors’ championship since 2018, and was a big turnaround from its low-key showing in pre-season testing.Reflect...

Mattia Binotto’s unwillingness to “change personnel” in the Ferrari garage despite multiple mistakes was reportedly a major reason for his downfall. Original link(Originally posted by 114688)

Tuesday's announcement that Binotto would be leaving his role as team principal at the end of the season came following weeks of speculation he was being ushered towards the exit after 28 years.Ferrari said in the statement making Binotto's departure official that the process to find a new team principal was "underway" and "expected to be finalised...

Lando Norris insists that McLaren did not meet their targets in 2022 and “need a better car” - and has delivered a coy reaction to his F1 future. Original link(Originally posted by 97072)

Daniel Ricciardo has explained why he decided to return to Red Bull as their third driver for F1 2023 rather than Mercedes. Original link(Originally posted by 97072)

However much Binotto became an easy target for the critics amid Ferrari's reliability and strategy errors that grabbed the headlines in 2022, it was his many under-the-radar qualities that were key to having got the squad back to the front in the first place.And, after a season where it learned some tough lessons about the perfection needed to be a...

The Australian parted ways with McLaren after the recent Abu Dhabi Grand Prix off the back of two tough Formula 1 seasons as a McLaren driver.While there was one significant highlight, Ricciardo's victory at Monza in 2021, he was for the most part out-paced by teammate Lando Norris.That ultimately led to what was meant to be a three-year deal being...

Ferrari have confirmed Mattia Binotto’s departure as team principal at the end of December. Here’s what his replacement will need to change when he takes the job for F1 2023. Original link(Originally posted by 97072)

Esteban Ocon has claimed “it is good” Fernando Alonso is leaving Alpine, and has accused his teammate of doing only “two percent” of their combined work. Original link(Originally posted by 114688)

Williams driver Albon fell ill on the Saturday of the Italian Grand Prix, requiring immediate surgery for appendicitis before complications led to respiratory failure. He was ultimately discharged a few days later and returned to racing at the Singapore Grand Prix.Albon said in Singapore that he was "fit as I can be" and pain-free to return, albeit...

Red Bull boss Christian Horner was reportedly approached about moving to Ferrari to replace Mattia Binotto but rejected the chance. Original link(Originally posted by 114688)

For its first year as Aston Martin after the rebranding of Racing Point, four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel arrived for the final two seasons of his F1 career. For 2023, his seat will be taken by Fernando Alonso, another all-time great who ditched Alpine in favour of Aston Martin.Engineering talent has arrived from throughout the grid, bolst...

Following weeks of speculation about his future, Ferrari issued a statement on Tuesday confirming that it had accepted Binotto's decision to leave.The team said Binotto would stay on board until December 31, and it hoped to have a replacement for him finalised in the new year.Binotto said that he regretted having to leave the team, but felt that it...

Ferrari have announced Mattia Binotto has resigned from his position as F1 team principal. Original link(Originally posted by 87908)

The 2022 F1 season was dominated by Max Verstappen as he secured his second drivers’ title, while Red Bull secured their first as a team since 2013. Original link(Originally posted by 97072)

The Australian agreed on an early parting of ways with McLaren this year after the partnership had failed to deliver the results that were expected.After weighing up his options for 2023, Ricciardo eventually agreed to become Red Bull's third driver for next season as he eyes a full-time return to racing in 2024.And while some have questioned wheth...

FIA president Mohammed Ben Sulayem says some F1 teams wanted Red Bull to be “hanged” as harsher punishment for their breach of the cost cap. Original link(Originally posted by 97072)

Two-time world champion Max Verstappen has weighed in on Daniel Ricciardo’s decision to return to Red Bull as their third driver for F1 2023. Original link(Originally posted by 97072)

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