Vettel will race for Aston Martin from season 2021

Driver Sebastian Vettel will play for Aston Martin – the new name of Racing Point – from season 2021.

Vettel has chosen the next stop, Aston Martin, as the media predicted

Racing Point did not disclose contract details. According to the BBC, Vettel signed a three-year contract with Aston Martin, until he was 37 years old. The Italian newspaper Gazzetta said that Vettel will receive a salary of $ 15 million at Aston Martin.

Aston Martin attended six F1 races in the 1959-1960 period but did not have a remarkable record. Next season, Aston Martin will replace the Racing Point competition. The decision belongs to Stroll – president of Aston Martin.

Vettel replaced Sergio Perez – the racer announced Racing Point farewell on 9/9. The German driver will become a teammate of Lance Stroll – son of Lawrence Stroll.

Vettel is playing the sixth season, the last season for Ferrari. He won the world championship with Red Bull for four consecutive years, 2010-2013. Vettel is 13th this season, with 16 points. Lance Stroll and Perez respectively ranked fourth and 11th.

Vettel will replace Sergio Perez at Racing Point

The team changed its name to Aston Martin from next season, according to Bild. Perez has renewed his contract for another three years with Racing Point, from August 2019. But the German newspaper revealed that Perez’s contract had a clause that allowed Racing Point to cancel, with compensation before July 31, 2020.

Former driver Martin Brundle, now a Sky Sports commentator, revealed Vettel actively contacted him for an interview on July 16. Public opinion rumors that the German driver will take this opportunity to announce the new team.

Aston Martin is a British luxury sports car manufacturer with sales of over $ 1 billion. Aston Martin’s chairman is billionaire Lawrence Stroll – the father of Racing Point racers – Lance Stroll. Lance Stroll’s position at Aston Martin is considered impregnable.

Racing Point is currently sued by Renault for using Mercedes brake duct, contrary to the F1 rule. The organizers have gathered evidence and will resolve them in the near future.

This season Vettel has only one point, after two races with Ferrari. In the second leg, he was stabbed by teammate Charles Leclerc and had to give up in the first round. Ferrari is now three points less than Racing Point after two races. And Sergio Perez has scored 16 points, ranking fifth. The next race takes place in Hungary this weekend.

Ferrari set a sad record at the Belgian Grand Prix

For the first time since 2010, two Ferrari racers finished at an F1 without being able to score.

Ferrari was at a disadvantage at the Belgian Grand Prix on August 30 when their two riders – Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc – started 13th and 14th respectively.

Two Ferrari cars were disappointed when they let weaker opponents outnumber GB Belgium on August 30. Ferrari is experiencing a terrible season, falling back from the previous year. This appears to be the result of the technical directives required by the FIA ​​for this steam engine at the end of 2019. Power problems of the SF1000 were evident on the 7 km of Spa- Francorchamps.

Ignoring the stages that the drivers gave up, the last time two Ferrari cars finished but did not score was from the British GP 2010. At that time, Fernando Alonso started third but a controversial penalty sent him to the finish line. 14th, while teammate Felipe Massa finished 15th.

Therefore, the last time that two regular Ferrari cars but failed to reach the top 10 was the 2009 Abu Dhabi GP, when Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella finished 12th and 16th respectively. Ferrari finished fourth in the 2009 season. – their worst performance after 16 years.

Ferrari is fifth this season, just two points ahead of Renault – the team that has just excelled at the Belgian Grand Prix. Ferrari has never been out of the top 4 in the team category since the 1981 season.

F1 adds four races to the 2020 season

One in Turkey, two stops in Bahrain, and GP Abu Dhabi are the last four stages of F1 season 2020. Previously, F1 also added three more races after canceling all four races in America.

According to Sun, F1 confirmed the complete schedule of this season, including 17 races. After the 13th leg in Italy, also the last event in Europe, F1 will race in the Middle East and end the season here.

Bahrain will hold two stops on November 29 and December 6. In March, the Bahraini Grand Prix was one of the stages delayed by the impact of the pandemic. As every year, based on the signed agreement, Abu Dhabi will be the end of the season, taking place on December 13.

If this schedule is guaranteed, F1 will complete a season with 17 races as committed to its partners. The last three races will be busy times when teams have to race for three consecutive weeks.

Verstappen won over Mercedes in the F1 70 Grand Prix at Silverstone

Red Bull racer Max Verstappen excellently overcame both horned W11s to win F1 70 Grand Prix at Silverstone on August 9.

With a record of 1 hour 19 minutes 41,993 seconds – 11 seconds faster than Lewis Hamilton, Verstappen won the first leg at F1 2020. The Dutch prodigy thereby cut off Mercedes’ four-leg winning circuit from the beginning of the season. The ability to hold the tires too well helped Verstappen beat both Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, although the RB16 started fourth.

The F1 Grand Prix 70 in F1 today doesn’t have a lot of fierce competition, but it’s worth a look. Mutations from Red Bull make the race dramatic, especially worthwhile on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the fastest racing on the planet.

Verstappen finished first at Silverstone

In the back, after two-thirds of his time struggling with tires, Hamilton counterattacked in the final stage to overtake Charles Leclerc and teammate Bottas to take second place. He also earned one more point by setting up the fastest-lap and widening the gap with Bottas to 34 points. Leclerc also had a memorable race with satisfying results. The young Ferrari driver only started eighth, dropped to 11 but still finished fourth thanks to the daring 1-pit strategy.

The Mercedes duo has impressive performance in tests and class races. But with the selection starting with hard tires, the Verstappen is about to topple the dominance of the two W11s.

The fact that the SF1000 soon passed Nico Hulkenberg’s third starting car just before the first turn of the turn made Red Bull’s rider confident, keeping up with Hamilton, despite the home team advising to focus on keeping the tires instead of racing at speed Mercedes.

At the top, Bottas successfully defended the lead after starting, not giving his teammate Hamilton a chance to attack. The two Mercedes cars started off with medium tires and struggled with that tire over the first 10 laps. Bottas is now almost 2 seconds away from Hamilton. However, both the Finnish driver and his teammates began to feel the pressure from Verstappen, sticking behind with a distance of less than a second.

Bottas won the 70th anniversary races of F1

Valtteri Bottas takes the starting position, but Nico Hulkenberg is the most notable name after the ranking round on Silverstone race on 8/8.

This is just the second leg of Hulkenberg driving for Racing Point F1, replacing Sergio Perez infected with coronavirus. The third starting place, thanks to the 1-minute 26,082 second class performance, right behind two outstanding Mercedes cars, is a valuable reward for the German racer thought is out of date. Hulkenberg now has a good chance to contend for a place on the podium of an F1 race.

Nico Hulkenberg achieved the third ranking in Silverstone

Racing Point’s good performance is likely to continue to make waves in F1 village. Competitors were inherently upset, complaining about the World Racing Federation (FIA) handling the Racing Point case copying Mercedes’ 2019 design, used for the RP20. Racing Point is deducted only 15 points and fined 400,000 euros for this violation.

Though overshadowed by Hulkenberg’s performance, Bottas is still very excited. Winning the pole at this F1 70th anniversary was a good signal for the Finnish driver of Mercedes, after three consecutive legs he was inferior to Lewis Hamilton, 30 points away from his teammates on the rankings. The first starting position will give Bottas a chance to go upstream, instead of continuing to be overwhelmed by Hamilton as in the past period.

Bottas performed 1 minute 25,154 seconds correctly on the last run and 0.063 seconds faster than Hamilton’s result. Both Mercedes drivers easily passed the first two qualifying rounds (Q1 and Q2) to reach the top 10. Hulkenberg surprisingly came in second, above Hamilton in the second qualifying round. Superstar Sebastian Vettel continued to grieve when the SF1000 ranked 11th and was eliminated in Q2.

In the third qualifying round, both W11s use soft tires in the first run. Hamilton’s 1 minute 25,284 second result was 0.16 seconds faster than Bottas’s performance. In the second run of Q3, the Mercedes duo switched to using medium tires. However, Bottas still improved his performance to surpass his teammate.

Bottas’s 1-minute 25,154 second result is lower than the ranking performance at Silverstone last week, but enough to stand above Hamilton.

Hulkenberg’s stellar performance made Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen accept the fourth departure, right above former teammate Daniel Ricciardo (Renault). Ferrari’s hope, Charles Leclerc won only the eighth starting right, under both Lance Stroll and Pierre Gasly. The remaining two positions in the top 10 belong to Alexander Albon and Lando Norris.

F1 adds three more races after cancelling all four race in the America

Canceling all four races in the America, F1 replaced with three races in Germany, Portugal, and Italy, according to a statement today.

Because the Covid-19 situation in the Americas is still complicated, the F1 races in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Brazil are not taking place this year. Instead, F1 introduced three races at Nurburgring, Portimao, and Imola.

Nurburgring has returned to F1 for the first time since 2013

The number of races this season has increased to 13. The Nurburgring leg will take place from October 9 to October 11, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

After seven years of absence, the Nurburgring has just returned to F1. This stage is named GP Eiffel, in which Eiffel is the mountain range where the race is located. The nearest winner in the Nurburgring is Sebastian Vettel, in Red Bull’s RB9.

The Portimao stage takes place from October 23 to October 25 in southern Portugal. Portimao first organized an F1 race, after the race was established in 2008. Portugal will also host the first F1 race since 1996 when Jacques Villeneuve won the race in the Williams car.

The Imola stage will only take place on October 31 and November 1, in Bologna, Italy. For the first time since 2006, Imola organized an F1 race. Imola is also the third leg in Italy this year, after Monza and Mugello. Most likely, Imola will only have one trial lap, before the qualifying round and the main race.

Previously, F1 added two races

F1 on July 10 announced the ninth and 10 seasons this season, at Mugello, Italy, and Sochi, Russia. Mugello will hold its ninth stage on September 13. Two weeks later, Sochi hosted the 10th stage, although the situation in Covid-19 in Russia is still complicated.

Mugello is owned by Ferrari. The Italian racing team usually selects Mugello as the test drive place before each season. Mugello has organized an F1 race for the first time and is also the 1,000th race in Ferrari history. The race is 5,245 km long, with 14 corners.

F1 still aims to organize from 15 to 18 stages this season.

Seven factors to expect when F1 returns (Part 2)

On June 26, Williams released a new outfit for the FW43, after sponsor ROKiT canceled the contract early. The new design looks stronger and smoother, but can’t hide the reality of Williams’ dim future in F1 racing.

The parent company is willing to sell Williams if the price is right. Their mission this season is to compete well to attract investors. The last two seasons, they were last. But young talents like Nicholas Lafiti and George Russell are expected to change the face of Williams this season.

During a four-month hiatus, a series of transfer deals was announced. Most significant is the breakup between Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. Carlos Sainz will take Vettel’s place, while Daniel Ricciardo will replace Sainz at McLaren.

These deals are only activated from the following season, and may affect the determination of the riders this season. Fans expect Vettel to play, and what his future will be like. It’s also impossible to ignore Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, when both are out of contract with Mercedes later this season.

Despite fierce competition, all racing teams support the movement against racism or inequality. F1 hung a sign with the words “Stop racism” at the Red Bull Ring. Mercedes also replaced the new black outfit for the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Vettel is not trusted by Binotto’s team

Sebastian Vettel was surprised when Ferrari leader – Mattia Binotto – actively called to ask for a contract to end at the end of 2020.

On 12/5, Ferrari announced the farewell of Vettel at the end of this season. Various sources, including the previous Gazetta dello Sport, revealed that Ferrari offered an extended year, but Vettel had to reduce his salary. The Ferrari home page quoted Vettel as saying that finance is not a problem.

The future of Vettel after 2020 is a topic of concern in F1 village. The German driver has not yet determined the next plan. Spanish driver Carlos Sainz will replace Vettel at Ferrari since the 2021 season. Vettel is expected to join Mercedes, with both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas out of contract at the end of the season.

Seven factors to expect when F1 returns (Part 1)

A lot of changes are created when F1 comes back, but the attractive and fierce competition will not go away.

F1 was still taking place when Covid-19 was still raging in many countries. Fans will witness F1 completely different in many respects, starting with the Red Bull Ring race. Teams are limited in personnel, causing team members to be self-sufficient in many aspects. The paddock area will be much more deserted before and after the race. Members must protect themselves, minimize the risk of infection.

The audience watching the television will see the difference when the riders prepare to start, when they go to the podium to celebrate the victory and the interview. But when the five red lights turned off, the riders started and made fans goosebumps with dramatic chases.

Technically, the competition between teams is even more unpredictable in the current context. Pre-season test weeks took place four months ago and fans may have forgotten the results at that time. Teams also took advantage of the break to improve the cars. The first two test races (P1, P2) in Austria tomorrow 3/7 will reveal the strength of the teams.

The Red Bull Ring will see how Mercedes’ “three-dimensional steering system” works. During the pre-season test week, Mercedes’ discovery was the most significant. The Melbourne track in Australia may not be the right place for a “three-dimensional steering wheel”. But with the long straight lines in the Red Bull Ring, Mercedes can unleash the power of this system. And if they succeed, will the other teams protest?

Four months off is not enough for the teams to imitate Mercedes’ three-dimensional steering system, but it is enough for them to make significant improvements to the cars. Mercedes has announced they have greatly upgraded the W11.

Renault revealed that fans would find the R.S.20 completely different. Red Bull also improved the aerodynamics and upgraded Honda engines. Ferrari did not significantly change parts until the Hungarian leg. The Red Bull Ring results will show which team has improved the car better over the past four months.

Cancel three more F1 races, Hamilton will kneel when F1 comes back

Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan races were cut from the competition schedule for 2020, according to F1’s announcement today.

As such, seven of the 22 races are canceled this season. In addition to the three stages mentioned above, there are Australia, the Netherlands, Monaco and France.

The Singapore F1 race will not take place this year

Six races have been scheduled for the period from 5/7 to 6/9: Austria, Hungary, England, Spain, Belgium and Italy. In particular, the Austrian and English stages are organized two stages. On June 11, F1 Director Ross Brawn revealed that Bahrain and the UAE will be the last two races of the 2020 season. The goal of F1 is to organize 15 to 18 stages this season.

Hamilton will kneel when F1 comes back

Lewis Hamilton, the current F1 world champion, vowed to act for the rights of black people when attending the Austrian Grand Prix.

“The laws and prejudices created hundreds of years ago still exist and poison the present society. Martin Luther King has dedicated his life to the ideals we face today. But fairness.” not exist yet, “Hamilton wrote on Instagram.

Hamilton has repeatedly expressed his support for the movement to fight for the rights of black people.

Hamilton, the first and only colored racer in F1 racing history, spoke out strongly to claim the rights of the disadvantaged group in this sport, after the black citizen George Floyd was killed by police in the US. Recently, he posted a photo of Martin Luther King – American rights activist – and promised to kneel at the Austrian GP stage to show his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. to live).

Following Hamilton’s comments, F1 Racing Director Ross Brawn expressed his support for the Mercedes star and pledged to create more opportunities for blacks to join F1. An F1 spokesman told the Daily Mail Hamilton’s intention: “This is an important issue. We always support those who show their interest in the fight against racism.”

What records to expect from F1 racing 2020? (Part 2)

Max or Charles have a chance to become the youngest F1 champion in history

Michael Schumacher in his career from 1992 to 2006 and 2010-2012 scored 221 points, but Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen were not too far behind. They are only eight times inferior in the top 10, something that can be completed in the first half of the 2020 season. Regarding the number of consecutive scoring points, Hamilton is currently holding with 33 stages from Japanese GP 2016 to France GP 2018.

The current champion is also in a series of 33 other top 10 stages, starting from the home stage of British GP 2018 to Abu Dhabi GP 2019. If you avoid any trouble at the upcoming Albert Park (Australia), you will set up a new record.

The number of departure stages

Rubens Barrichello started his career in 1993 and retired in 2011, with a total of 322 starting stages. But now Raikkonen “snowman” had experience in 312 GPs before the 2020 season. If nothing changes, the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring will witness a new record set by the Finnish driver.

The most poles at a racecourse

Pole in the first leg of the Australian season will give Hamilton his ninth career debut at Albert Park. Currently, he and Schumacher and Ayrton Senna hold the record for the most number of poles on a single track. However, unexpectedly, the conversion rate of driver # 44 in Melbourne was not really good when only 2 times he enjoyed the joy of winning.

The winning number of stages that lead all laps

Senna led the race in all 19 of his 41 career victories, a record Hamilton also holds now after doing in Shanghai, Barcelona, ​​Monaco, Paul Ricard, and Abu Dhabi. 2019. The Grand Slam / Grand Chelem record (achieved when the driver wins the pole, the fastest lap and leads all the rounds in victory) is held by Jim Clark with 8 times. Hamilton needs two more Grand Slams to balance the compatriot’s record.

Number of podium

It will be only a matter of time for the top 3 target, by the time Hamilton will surpass this number in 2020. Indeed this season is worth the wait for the British champions when he is facing the opportunity to break more records of F1 racing. Especially for fans of the British steering wheel, at each upcoming race this year, they can totally see their idols writing new pages.

What records to expect from F1 racing 2020? (Part 1)

In 2020, there are 22 races with many other achievements that are in danger of being broken in the next 9 months. Here are eight achievements that are easy to break in the coming season.

2020 may be the season that will see the great milestone 7 championship titles of the legendary Michael Schumacher balanced, and the one who has the opportunity to do that is Lewis Hamilton. However, the British driver’s dominance with Mercedes is in danger of not being able to maintain this year before the strong rise of rivals.

In addition, it is impossible not to mention the growing young generation and the ability to do special things. Here are 8 records that will likely be broken next season.

Schumacher’s milestone could well be knocked down this season

Hamilton is only eight points behind Schumacher’s 91 victories. With an average win rate of 9 races each year since he joined the “Silver Arrows” in 2013 (and is the only driver in history to win every season he participates in), The area will be within your reach.

Despite this, Schumacher reached the milestone after just 248 races, and Hamilton went through the 250th race before the start of the 2020 season, showing the terrifying dominance of the Schumacher-Ferrari duo in the early years of XXI century. Many people thought that this achievement could not be broken, but it is likely that things will soon change.

Number of consecutive team championships

Mercedes is aiming for the championship for the 7th consecutive year, a record that will break the record set by Ferrari in 2004. They will also have the opportunity to become the first engine supplier to bring the championship. 7th consecutive person since Ford-Cosworth made from 1968 to 1974.

The youngest world champion

Ferrari and Red Bull are looking to “overthrow” Mercedes, and whether they can make Charles Leclerc or Max Verstappen become the new king of F1 racing? If either of them did, they would crush the old record set by Sebastian Vettel when he was first crowned in Abu Dhabi 2010, when he was 23 and 134 days old.