Zandvoort’s banking made Alonso ‘sad’ about F1’s off-camber trend

One of the main talking points on F1’s return to the Dutch GP last weekend was how a series of banked corners had transformed the nature of the track.As well as a flat-out final Arie Luyendyk corner helping a little to increase overtaking chances, it was the more ambitious Turn 3 bowl that proved to […]

Verstappen unsure Red Bull gains “enough to fight” Mercedes at Monza

Verstappen moved back into the lead of the F1 drivers’ championship last Sunday by winning the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, moving three points clear of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton.Red Bull sits just 12 points off Mercedes at the top of the constructors’ standings, giving it a shot at ending its title drought that dates […]

Steiner: “Exaggerated” Mazepin-Schumacher rivalry is not personal

Steiner is set to meet with Mazepin and Schumacher on Thursday ahead of the Italian Grand Prix after two incidents between them at Zandvoort last weekend.Mazepin said that Schumacher ruined his qualifying by breaking team protocol and passing him on their out lap, but Schumacher claimed he had been given permission to make the overtake.In […]

Monza a real taste of Ferrari passion for Sainz

He raced at Imola back in April, but without a crowd. The Italian GP is not quite be fully back to normal in the COVID era, with a 50% capacity mandated by the government. However, the tifosi won’t be shy about making their feelings known.Zandvoort was an amazing experience for the whole of F1, but […]

Domenicali: Zandvoort proves drivers should be “soul” of F1

Domenicali stressed that the race worked so well because of the passion and enthusiasm generated among the fans by local hero Max Verstappen, who took pole position and won the race.That gels with the philosophy of promoting the drivers that the F1 organisation developed under former boss Chase Carey, and which Domenicali has espoused since […]

Horner: Zandvoort atmosphere “like being in a nightclub for three days”

F1 returned to the Netherlands last weekend after a 36-year absence as Red Bull driver Max Verstappen scored a popular victory in front of his home fans, reclaiming the championship lead.Having criss-crossed Europe in recent years to cheer on Verstappen, the Dutch fans offered fervent support on home soil as over 70,000 fans formed a […]

Alonso: Tyre unknowns behind lack of Dutch GP overtaking

Zandvoort hosted its first F1 race in 36 years last weekend as Max Verstappen took a popular home victory in front of a baying Dutch crowd.The circuit underwent significant development ahead of F1’s return, including the creation of banked corners at Turn 1, Turn 3 and Turn 14, posing a new challenge to the F1 […]

Why F1 drivers were allowed to cause Dutch GP pitlane traffic jam

The Dutch GP weekend saw the unusual sight of drivers waiting in the narrow pit exit lane before commencing their out laps.Because it was not possible to pass that sometimes led to frustration for those behind and who were keen to get going.In some cases, drivers failed to get round in time to get their […]

Sainz and Ferrari seeking answers after ‘pain’ of Dutch GP

The Spaniard was unable to match the speed of teammate Charles Leclerc from the first lap at Zandvoort, and eventually fell back into the pack of pursuing cars.But despite valiantly trying to hold off Fernando Alonso for sixth place, he eventually lost out to a DRS move down the start/finish straight at the start of […]

Brawn hopes F1 can use DRS on Zandvoort banking in 2022

The banking was designed with the intention that drivers could open DRS on entry and thus have a better chance of pulling off a passing move on the following straight.However, after studying simulations of grip and downforce levels, the FIA preferred to take a conservative approach for the first event, with the intention of gathering […]