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“I have the ambition to go into the race to win”: Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto won’t settle for second place in the opening race in Bahrain

Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto insists that his team will go into the Bahrain GP with the sole objective of winning it.  Expectations are high from Ferrari going into the 2022 season. Since the start of last year, the Italian…

“He had an easier adaptation because it resembled a product he already knew”: Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto on why Charles Leclerc holds the upper hand on Carlos Sainz

Mattia Binotto feels that the F2 experience gained by Charles Leclerc helped him adapt to the 2022 cars more than Carlos Sainz.  The 2022 season is expected to a defining one for Ferrari. They’ve spent the best part of the…

“We saw greater potential in the wide sidepods”: Guenther Steiner admits that Haas were originally going for the Mercedes approach with their sidepods

Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner reveals that they had the Mercedes sidepod concept in mind way before it was on display in Bahrain.  Mercedes came into the Bahrain test with a very unconventional car design. The design seemed to…

“It was a bit of a sort of a fishing trip by Alpine”: Ted Kravitz remains unsure of Alpine’s gesture of offering Oscar Piastri to McLaren

Offering Oscar Piastri to McLaren was just a sign of ‘goodwill’ from Alpine’s side, according to Sky Sports pundit Ted Kravitz.  After McLaren announced a positive Covid test for Daniel Ricciardo, questions arose as to who will replace him if…

“I’m always sorry when you have to do something like that”: Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner apologizes to Nikita Mazepin following the latter’s axing

Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner admits that making the decision to remove Nikita Mazepin from the team wasn’t easy. The 2022 season got off to a tricky start for Haas, even before the racing action began. Following Russia’s invasion…

“I want my mum to continue on with the Hamilton name”: Lewis Hamilton will change his name to include his mother’s surname Larbalestier

Lewis Hamilton will be adding Larbalestier to his name as he wants his mother’s maiden name to carry on the legacy with his.  Hamilton is one of the, if not the greatest F1 driver of all time. The 37-year old…

“Mercedes don’t look as good as they were in the past”: Pierre Gasly shares his honest assessment on the Silver Arrows after ‘battling’ with Lewis Hamilton on track in Bahrain

After battling against Lewis Hamilton and his W13 during the Bahrain test, Pierre Gasly feels that Mercedes aren’t as strong as before.  Taking something concrete out of pre-season tests is tough for people who have no access to the data.…

“You would have to change the whole aerodynamic philosophy”: Alpha Tauri boss explains why they won’t be able to copy the Mercedes sidepod design

Alpha Tauri’s Franz Tost feels that copying the Mercedes sidepod design won’t be possible for them under the current budget constraints.  Mercedes surprised everyone in the paddock by fielding the W13 with a very unconventional design during pre-season testing in…

“The upgrade has given us more than half a second”: Red Bull chief Helmut Marko comments on their strong end to pre-season testing in Bahrain

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko said that the upgrades introduced at pre-season testing in Bahrain are worth more than half a second.  Red Bull didn’t have the strongest pre-season test on paper leading up to the final day. While they…

“No one has shown the back of their tongue yet, including us”: Max Verstappen feels that Red Bull has a lot more to offer as the season progresses

Max Verstappen finished pre-season testing in Bahrain on top, but is sure that Red Bull are only going to get better with time.  The first two days of testing saw Red Bull struggle to some extent. Neither Verstappen, nor Sergio…