Formula 1 live ticker: Short-term DRS adjustment in Miami

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More tomorrow!

And that was it for Formula 1 Thursday from Miami. Stephen Ehlen thanks for your attention today! As usual, my colleague Ruben Zimmermann will take over at this point in the live ticker tomorrow, and I’ll switch back to the session live ticker for the rest of the event in Miami. So until then, have a good evening!


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Why Mercedes drives with a colorful rear wing

Lewis Hamilton’s and George Russell’s Mercedes are driving in Miami with colorful rear wings, and there is a reason for this: The team, together with sponsor FTX, will auction off the rear wings that were used in the US race after the weekend and donate the profits to a good cause.

The bright color design on the Mercedes rear wings comes from the artist Mad Dog Jones.


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2023: This is how Gasly imagines the future

Pierre Gasly could switch teams for the 2023 season and either return to Red Bull or turn his back on the energy drink company completely. He is asked if he has already thought more about this.

The Frenchman responds evasively and first addresses the current situation at AlphaTauri in the 2022 season. “What’s most important to me is to do my best with the car I have. I want to feel like I’m doing my best with the material I have.”

Off the field, of course, he thinks about what his future might look like. “My situation is clear, I have ambitions,” Gasly says. “There’s an interest. There are talks with Red Bull and AlphaTauri on how to move forward.”

For now, though, he can say little more about it, other than: “The right decision is coming at the right time.”


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Gasly expects “many overtaking maneuvers”

My colleague Adam Cooper has just spoken to Pierre Gasly. First out was the Miami track, which Gasly says “looks fast.” His verdict: “There are two very long straights, and that’s great because we’ll probably see a lot of overtaking.”

The biggest driving challenge is the first sector with many fast turns. Especially the 7-year-old arouses respect for him, says Gasly. “There it goes almost endlessly to the left. You can not see the corner exit from the cockpit. The tires suffer quite a lot at this point.”

According to Gasly, a question mark is the pit entrance at turn 19 (see photo). A harassment makes it harder for drivers to turn there. “It’s tight,” Gasly says. “It all depends on how much you can cut corners. We tried it in the simulator. If you can cut corners a little bit, it’s easier. But if we can not touch the white line, it should be pretty hard.”


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Bottas has also gone astray

Valtteri Bottas did not have to go as far as McLaren boss Brown to have his special “date” before the Miami Grand Prix: He went to the Miami Dolphins from the American Football League NFL and got a taste of it Training of football crackers.


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McLaren boss Zak Brown is leaving

Before the Formula 1 Miami race, McLaren boss Zak Brown took off? with the U.S. Navy’s aerobatic pilots, the so-called Blue Angels. He received a 45-minute demonstration flight including two “screws” with an estimated 650 km / h, looping was also included in the program. The highest load for pilots Griffin Stangel and Brown is said to have been 7.4 g.

How well Brown handled the high-speed flight is not known. In most of the pictures, however, the McLaren boss makes a happy impression …


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Video: Formula 1 countdown in Miami

It will not be long before the Miami International Autodrome is officially inaugurated by Formula 1. And here comes the “countdown” from Sky TV with some updated information about this year’s first American race!


Final preparations: The Formula 1 countdown in Miami is underway

For the first time ever, Formula 1 competes one weekend in Miami. The final preparations are underway.


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Pirelli declares “conservative” tire choice for Miami

For the first Grand Prix in Miami, Formula 1 supplier Pirelli has nominated the tire connections C2, C3 and C4, ie the middle connections in the range. One can also say: These are the standard tires in Formula 1, because C2 to C4 are most often used together.

Why in Miami too? Pirelli’s sporting director Mario Isola explains: “With a new course, we always tend to be on the conservative side. It will be exciting to see to what extent the real data matches our simulations.”

Because the Miami International Autodrome had been pre-cleaned with high-pressure nozzles, the track had to “offer good grip right from the start,” says Isola. “And because the cars are likely to drive with low to medium downforce, we’ll probably see a few slips in the fast turns, especially on the hard mass.”

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