Mercedes is committed to Formula 1


Mercedes is committed to Formula 1

Mercedes has committed to Formula 1, though the series’ road does not necessarily reflect the road the manufacturer wants to take in the road car area: there they will run fully electric by 2030.

Formula 1 cannot do that, even though it will drive CO2-neutral in 2030 and the new engine regulations from 2026 will put a stronger focus on the topic of electric cars. “We are not yet at a point where you can only run a race with the energy from a battery,” CEO Ola Källenius is quoted as saying by ‘Autocar’.
“But if we go CO2-free and put a higher focus on electrification, the sport will remain very relevant and we will continue to race,” he clarifies.

Curious: With Formula E, there is a series that runs purely electrically. And Mercedes is coming out of this again this year …


Speaking of preview

In this video, AlphaTauris Pierre Gasly and Yuki Tsunoda show you how to prepare for a race.


Zhou: Barcelona important stage

Guanyu Zhou, on the other hand, comes to Barcelona with a disappointment, but there he finds a track that he knows well from the junior row.

“Barcelona is another important stage this season,” he says. “Driving this car here, of course, will not be a new experience for me: just like in Bahrain at the beginning of the season, I will be driving on a track where I have driven this generation of cars before.”

“Obviously the car we are driving now is not the same as in the test, but it is still an advantage, so I will be fully focused on doing my best and getting the good result we have had until further the season deserves. “

“My goal is the same as it has been at every race so far, but confidence in my ability to achieve it grows with every race.”


Bottas: Follow up on the start of the season in Barcelona

Alfa Romeo has started the season strong and it should continue in Barcelona if Valtteri Bottas has his will: “We achieved a really strong performance in Miami, and with each good result the confidence will achieve even more”, he says .

“We are going to Barcelona knowing that we are back in the battle for the top midfielders: we are in an interesting battle with our direct rivals every weekend and I do not expect it to be any different this time,” he said. like the fin.

“We are definitely arriving in Barcelona in a much happier state than after the winter tests, which is a testament to how well the team has recovered from the difficulties in February. I would like to repay all the great work with a good result.”


Mick & Magnussen at NASCAR

Another American racing series is NASCAR – and what could be more obvious than a ride in a car once Formula 1 is in America and the team leader also has his own NASCAR team?

That was exactly what Mick Schumacher and Kevin Magnussen were allowed to do. Magnussen has already been allowed to drive a car with Romain Grosjean in Austin, for Mick it must have been the first time. You can see how the two fared in the video.


IndyCar: The better Formula 1?

North America has its own Formula 1. So to speak. Because the IndyCar series is a high-performance formula series that holds its races in the US and Canada, both on normal tracks and on street tracks and – unlike Formula 1 – also on oval race tracks. With the Indy 500 in Indianapolis, the IndyCar series also has a very clear season high.

But what else makes the IndyCar series so special? And is it perhaps even Formula 1 superior in some respects? Stefan Ehlen and motorsport expert Stefan Heinrich talk about this in this video on the YouTube channel – and about conceptual differences between the two racing series and individual limitations.

IndyCar as the better F1?

What makes the IndyCar series in North America better than Formula 1 and where especially the two major formula series differ! Analyze Stefan Ehlen and commentator legend Stefan Heinrich! More Formula 1 videos


Vettel: First cornflakes or first milk?

Sometimes as a Formula 1 driver you have to answer the really difficult questions;) such as whether you should put cornflakes or the milk in the bowl first. At least Sebastian Vettel’s answer seems to please the girls a lot. Cool!


Gasly: ​​Miami injury settled

For Pierre Gasly, the Miami race was over after a collision with Lando Norris, but it was actually over before that. Because Fernando Alonso had just shot the Frenchman down. But: Nor was it the first problem that Gasly now reveals.

“I had a big hole in the undercarriage very early and lost a lot of downforce,” he says. But: “The performance is definitely there and there is no reason why we should not get good results in the coming races.”

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Red Bull back behind Ferrari in Barcelona?

So far, it has been extremely close between Red Bull and Ferrari and it is likely to continue in Barcelona. Ferrari is planning a comprehensive upgrade package to catch up with the small gap. “It was back and forth,” Horner says.

“Barcelona is a whole new challenge. There are high-speed corners there and we know Ferrari is strong in that area. So it’s a matter of track. Miami came to our liking, we managed it and luckily got a result.”

We’ll see how it goes in Spain this weekend.


Horner: No tension with Verstappen

Although Max Verstappen has won three out of five races this season, he does not lead the championship. This is due to some of the Red Bulls reliability issues early in the season, when the Dutchman was eliminated in Bahrain and Australia. There were also problems in Miami on Friday, so Jos Verstappen said he could understand if Max was a little annoyed.

Are there tensions between Verstappen and the team? No, says team manager Christian Horner: “We are a team, we are all in the same boat,” said the Briton. “We’re pushing him and he’s pushing us as team dynamics. I don’t think after we went to the final race last year we expected to be so competitive so early in the season.”

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