Why Sainz Has More Problems Than Leclerc


Binotto: Sainz still needs some time

In Barcelona there was another departure of the Spaniard. “Carlos has a little more trouble [als Leclerc]”, Admits team manager Mattia Binotto, who also emphasizes that Sainz does not have a bad season as a starting point.

“Charles has had a fantastic season so far. He can drive with a very aggressive balance, which Carlos probably can’t at the moment,” the team manager reveals, explaining: “So Carlos needs a little more experience.”

He thinks Sainz will get better at F1-75 the more laps he drives. He has to “adapt” and is currently trying to “learn a different driving style,” Binotto reports. And it just takes time.

“It may take a while, but he manages it,” he is convinced.

12:13 p.m.

Monaco: For the first time the three softest blends

Of course, we will also look forward to the Monaco GP this weekend. We do not have much time this time! For the first time this year, the three softest compounds, C3 to C5, will be used there.

We have already seen Pirelli’s C5 in Melbourne – but there in combination with the blends C2 and C3. In addition, he played almost no role in the race. It should be very different in Monaco.

Principality GP is traditionally a one-stop race because it is virtually impossible to overtake on the track. So it will be a very different race than Barcelona!


Mercedes announces further updates

In Barcelona, ​​the Silver Arrows already had new parts with them. And according to Andrew Shovlin, more are coming in the coming weeks – possibly already this coming weekend in Monaco.

“We have some unusual circuits ahead of us, starting with Monaco, where we need to focus more on low-speed performance,” explains Shovlin.

“But we have some parts in the pipeline that can hopefully help in that regard,” he reveals. We are excited to see if they will ignite like those in Barcelona!


Mercedes: Faith is back!

“The best news for us is the improved pace that we saw this weekend,” Andrew Shovlin said after Barcelona, ​​explaining: “We have put a lot of hard work into understanding the issues.”

“We now see a way to get out of this problem and get ourselves back in a position where we can fight for pole and victory,” he said confidently.

“We are determined to be involved in the fight for both world championships and [das Rennen in Barcelona] gave us the belief that we could do just that, “Shovlin said.


Why Mercedes did not park the car

Hamilton would like to give up after the early contact with Magnussen yesterday. Toto Wolff shows understanding at ‘Sky’ and explains: “If you have lost the race, you always ask yourself what the benefit is of continuing to run now.”

“But firstly, there are valuable miles, and secondly, we never give up. I’m glad we did not take the car out of the race. Because it was the most valuable time to compare the two cars and the setups,” he said. explains Wolff.

Quite apart from the fact that Hamilton even finished fifth in the end and thus scored valuable championship points!


Are the new cars too vulnerable?

Three failures each in six races this season for Red Bull and Ferrari. Yesterday, Leclerc had a problem with the engine. And the race with a DRS problem did not go smoothly for Verstappen either.

Are the new cars in the 2022 generation too vulnerable? “It really should have nothing to do with the car,” Verstappen ponders, explaining: “The engines and all that are pretty much the same [wie im vergangenen Jahr]. “

“It’s a little strange,” the world champion wonders, explaining, “We’ve already retired twice, while we’re always been very good in terms of reliability before.” In Bahrain, it was even a double failure for Red Bull.

The bottom line is that there are no “big problems”, but small things. “Of course I do not know how Ferrari is doing. […] But I do not think it is with that [neuen] car is related, “says Verstappen.


Formula 1 wants to group races by region

In it, Formula 1 flew from Imola to Miami and back to Barcelona in Europe. The sequence Baku-Canada-Silverstone seems to be “sensible”. All not particularly sustainable.

But that should change in the future! Formula 1 plans to group more races by region from 2023 to improve its sustainability. It would also be cheaper for the teams.

All information is here!


Albon: Undercarriage damage

Of course, we will also solve this. Yesterday, Albon already suspected that his car was damaged because his tires had deteriorated to an unusual extent. So he finished last, long after.

Now he reveals that his Williams suffered injuries to the undercarriage early in the race. That explains its poor performance. However, we do not know where the damage came from.


Horner has Mercedes on the bill

We’re back to our big topic this morning. Christian Horner says of Mercedes: “They certainly took a step forward, but we still beat them by many seconds.”

“Both of our cars were able to overtake the leading Mercedes,” he also recalls. “I’ve been saying all season that it’s only a matter of time before they go to … [WM-]struggle, ”Horner emphasizes.

And in Barcelona, ​​Mercedes took “a big step” forward. But no more (yet).


Our Monday column …

… has also been available in video form for some time now! Here Christian Nimmervoll explains his choice:

Lewis Hamilton: The end is closer than the beginning

The turning point has begun: Christian Nimmervoll explains his column “Who slept the worst last night” about Lewis Hamilton. More Formula 1 videos


Reason for failure at Zhou

Of course, we want to submit this as soon as possible. Alfa Romeo is “not quite sure yet” what caused the problem, but: “We know it had something to do with the cooling system,” says Xevi Pujolar.

“We had to park the car to avoid damage to the power unit,” he explains. So it remains the same: Alfa Romeo is pretty fast this year. But the reliability could – to put it mildly – be a bit better …

8:43 p.m.

Wolff: Has halved the deficit

Even at Mercedes, by the way, they know that they have not yet solved all the problems. “We saw another big step over the weekend. We’ve probably halved the distance to the leaders,” said Toto Wolff.

However, the team manager emphasizes that there is still a lot of work ahead of the team “to be ahead in the middle of the match.” But it is positive that the car is now understood “step by step”.

You know better and better, “what we need to do to bring performance back to the car,” Wolff says. But one thing is clear to him: Even after Barcelona, ​​Mercedes is still behind the leaders.


Slept well?

Of course, our popular columns will be available again this Monday. Christian Nimmervoll and Norman Fischer (in Stefan Ehlen’s absence) each let one person sleep particularly well and one particularly badly today:

Who slept worst last night: Lewis Hamilton

Who slept best last night: Max Verstappen

I would also like to recommend our great analysis video for the Barcelona GP again. The following topics were on the agenda for Christian Nimmervoll and Kevin Scheuren yesterday:

Leclerc error: Why Ferrari is still optimistic
– Stable order at Red Bull: Is Perez wrong to rumble?
– Mercedes: According to Wolff for the first time with a winning pace
– Compact midfield: Bottas, Norris, Alonso
– Vettel: Tempo as in the Formula 2 qualification
– Mick Schumacher: Reverse out of the points
– Questions from channel members from live chat

Engine damage, stable orders, DRS: The analysis

We analyze why Verstappen was partly to blame for his DRS problems and how wrong the house blessing at Red Bull is due to the stable order. More Formula 1 videos

8:13 p.m.

Mercedes comeback or just flash in the pan?

This question arises after Barcelona, ​​where Mercedes showed their strongest performance of the season and Russell was even able to gather a few kilometers in the lead. But have we really seen the “rebirth” of the Silver Arrows?

“First of all, I would like to congratulate them because they have recovered and improved the speed of their car,” Ferrari team manager Mattia Binotto told Sky. However, he also classifies the Barcelona result somewhat.

“They were missing seven tenths on the qualifying round,” he recalls – and that over a “short distance”, according to Binotto. “[Im Rennen] they were 30 seconds or more behind Red Bull, “the team manager adds.

Without a failure, it could even have been “maybe 40 seconds or more for Charles,” Binotto emphasizes, calculating: “40 seconds in 66 laps is still six or seven tenths. [pro Runde]. “

It is a “significant” deficit. “It’s like Ferrari last year,” says Binotto. And as you know, Scuderia could not play a role in the World Cup match …

8:04 p.m.

After Barcelona is before Monaco

Hello and welcome to a new edition of our Formula 1 live ticker. The GP in Barcelona is behind us, but we do not have much time to breathe! The seventh race of the season continues in Monaco this weekend. Therefore, we do not want to waste any time here in the ticker and get started right away.

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