In honor of his mother, the F1 star changed and used his mother's name
The seven-time F1 champion has changed his name in honor of his mother, Lewis Hamilton will change his name to Lewis LHamilton - Larbalestier by adding his mother's surname. The 37-year-old made this statement during an on-stage interview at the World Expo Expo in Dubai.
Lewis added his mother's name because Lewis himself doesn't fully understand why women lose their names after marriage, and a name change is in progress and it won't happen before the season opener for this week's Bahrain Grand Prix.
His mother divorced his father when Lewis was a child and he lived with his mother until the age of 12, and the Briton, who won his eighth world title in a controversial situation at last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, says he is not committed to his future, he has made a commitment. someday later.
Hamilton had previously taken a break from social media before appearing in February, appearing to fight for his eighth title.
Become a Challenger after the launch of Alpine's new car
Chief executive Laurent Rossi said Alpine could be a future competitor to Formula 1 and they would move right after one race win last season.
The ninth team which is the french factory will launch their car in the coming season on monday
In the last 3 years Alpine have been fifth in the constructors' standings, and Former Aston Martin Team boss Otmar Szafnauer as head of the new team was signed last week
The line-up of the drivers team in 2022 will not change from the Spanish double champion
On 20 March the new F1 season will start with the Bahrain Grand Prix
Williams Drops FW44 Car In Shakedown At Silverstone Circuit
MDP Live - Williams' new car for F1 2022, the FW44, has been tested for the first time at the Silverstone Circuit after being officially launched on Tuesday (15/2).
Williams unveiled his new livery for the upcoming 2022 F1 championship at a digital launch event on Tuesday (15/02) before the FW44 made its debut at the Silverstone Circuit in the Shakedown session.
After testing was delayed for an hour due to electrical problems, the FW44 finally hit the wet track at 2pm local time, with Nicholas Latifi first behind the wheel.
The British team became the third Formula 1 team to field a car for F1 2022 in public ahead of the first pre-season test at the Catalunya Circuit next week.
Aston Martin fielded the AMR22 at Silverstone last week, while Alfa Romeo's C42 car paved the way for the first time with a camouflage livery in a private test at the Fiorano Circuit on Tuesday (15/02).
Williams' principal, Jost Capito, then emphasized that the manufacture of the FW44 car was according to plan, even though it was only revealing the livery.
"Because we are working on a livery and we want to have a perfect one. That's why we can only display it in the show car because it takes a little time to do it," said Capito, quoted from Crash.
“The race car itself is getting ready. At 2 we can go to the track and we will have some photos of the car. We just want to show something appropriate in the livery," he concluded.
Yuki Tsunoda Relys On Past Experiences To Adapt To New Car
MDP Live - AlphaTauri driver Yuki Tsunoda uses his past experience to adapt to the new 18-inch car. He had driven a similar car when competing in Formula 2.
As a young driver in Formula 1 competition, Yuki Tsunoda was immediately faced with regulatory changes in 2022. All cars are required to use 18-inch wheels. The riders then try to adapt as early as possible to get used to it.
Luckily for Tsunoda, he only joined F1 in 2021. Previously, he had competed in F2 using a car with a similar tire size. In his trials with a racing simulator, he felt a similar sensation.
"Overall the car feels fiercer and has more efficient movement. Bigger wheels give you a completely different feel compared to 13-inch tires," Tsunoda said when interviewed by local media.
"I've felt it before because when we raced in Formula 2, we made the same changes there and changed to 18-inch tires. So, I feel the difference there. For me, the characters are very similar," he said once again.
Tsunoda himself must improve his performance in the 2022 season. As an AlphaTauri racer, he is required to be able to achieve higher achievements. Moreover, he has reaped valuable experience from the 2021 season. With that experience, he should have been able to improve himself and show rapid improvement.
McLaren extends Norris contract, Daniel Ricciardo refuses to be jealous
MDP Live - McLaren driver Daniel Ricciardo does not want to be jealous of Lando Norris who has just received a contract extension. He prefers to focus on improving his performance on the race track.
As is known, McLaren has extended the contract of Lando Norris until 2025. This has led to speculation that the Woking side are likely to rely more on Norris than the more senior Ricciardo. Responding to these rumors, Daniel Ricciardo was reluctant to think about it. He himself still has a contract until the end of 2023 so there is no need to worry about his future. The main focus that must be lived now is to improve the speed with McLaren's new car.
"No, I didn't think about that at all. I mean, if I wear a team hat, or run the business of running a team, what McLaren is doing to keep Norris is a good maneuver," Ricciardo said in an interview with local media.
Ricciardo also did not deny that Norris did have a good performance in the 2021 F1 season. Norris earned even more points than him and was younger. Not surprisingly, McLaren fenced him off with a long-term contract so as not to be taken by another factory team.
"Not only has he been able to deliver great performances last season, to be honest, Norris has done really well in Formula 1. Apart from performances, he also really loves this team and feels McLaren is his home. So I think it's good for him and his future as well. in front of McLaren," said the driver from the Kangaroo Country.
Launches a new car, Red Bull Racing believes the RB18 is fiercer on straight tracks
MDP Live - Red Bull Racing Technical Director Pierre Wache believes that the new RB18 car will have better speed on the straights. The sector has been trying to fix the team mechanics during the winter break.
As is known, Red Bull Racing has just launched their new car to compete in the upcoming 2022 F1. The new car is named RB18 and has an elegant design. In addition to being slick in terms of design, the quality of the engine of the car is also improved so as not to lose competitiveness with Mercedes.
Pierre Wache as the Technical Director dared to emphasize that his team's new car will be faster on the straight track. Top speed is one of Red Bull's weaknesses last season.
"What they wanted to do was obviously to create and generate downforce from the underside of the car compared to before, where it was generated by the floor but also the front wing, rear wing and body," said Wache.
"It will definitely affect the car's control system, mechanical grip and drag of the car. This generation of downforce is quite efficient, and this type of car should be much faster on straight tracks at this level of downforce," he said once again.
Red Bull does have to increase the speed of his car next season. In the last few series of last year alone, Verstappen was so overwhelmed by the speed of Mercedes. Luckily, he can still win dramatically at the Abu Dhabi GP.
Valtteri Bottas Was Interested by Other Teams After Joining Alfa Romeo
MDP Live - The Finnish racer, Valtteri Bottas, admitted that he received interest from other teams after signing a contract with Alfa Romeo. Unfortunately, Bottas did not want to reveal the identity of the team in question.
As is known, Valtteri Bottas' contract was not renewed by Mercedes AMG in the 2021 season. Silver Arrow prefers to use the services of George Russell. After ejecting Bottas, the driver must have sought his luck with other teams.
Only a few days later, Bottas immediately reached an agreement with Alfa Romeo. He was appointed to be a tandem for Guanyu Zhou. Investigate a calibaration, Bottas is not only in demand by Alfa Romeo. There are other teams who are still in contact with him after he signed the contract.
"I received a call two days after signing the contract with Alfa Romeo. We wanted you and we were able to pay half of what they (Alfa Romeo) paid. I said, 'You guys are a little late!' Anyway, I'm happy with the decision I made. I think it will be something good," said Bottas in an interview with local media.
Together with Alfa Romeo, Bottas is now ready to start a new chapter in his career. In his years of defending Mercedes, Bottas has never won a world title. He was also always in the shadow of Lewis Hamilton. Alfa Romeo is not a big team like Mercedes, but it can give him more freedom.
Max Verstappen hopes the number 1 he wears can last a long time
MDP Live - Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen hopes to use the number 1 on his car for the long term. He is reluctant to use the number 33 again if he is not forced or fails to defend his title.
As is known, Max Verstappen just won his first world title in the 2021 F1 season ago. He beat Lewis Hamilton dramatically at the Abu Dhabi GP so he was entitled to come out as champion. In accordance with the culture passed down, a champion is entitled to use the number 1 on their car in the following season. Verstappen, who was honored with the number, took it for use in the 2022 season.
With the number 1 being the new identity, Verstappen hopes that the number can last a long time. He doesn't want to use the number 33 anymore (in the sense that he wants to always be world champion).
"How often are there opportunities to change numbers? Number 1 is the best, so for me the most obvious choice is to choose number 1. Hopefully number 33 will not come back next season," Verstappen said when interviewed by local media.
The plan, Red Bull will release their new car complete with Verstappen's number 1 on Wednesday, February 9 next. Red Bull's new car is named RB18. The hope is that the new car designed by the team can help Verstappen in defending his title in an unpredictable season (due to regulatory changes).
Red Bull Racing Beware of Ferrari's Resurrection In F1 2022
MDP Live - Red Bull Racing's sporting director Jonathan Weathley doesn't want to underestimate the power of Ferrari. He knows the Prancing Horse is a big team that has the potential to rise in the upcoming 2022 season.
As is known, the 2022 F1 season will implement massive regulatory changes that make the competition map unpredictable. Red Bull Racing and Mercedes AMG are indeed the two teams that are still favored to be able to compete at the top. However, Jonathan Weathley as Red Bull's representative did not want to underestimate the power of Ferrari. The team from Italy could be a problem because they developed the car well.
"Ferrari, and of course their car, looked very good at the end of last year. They were definitely the third best team at the end of last season and they also have a very good line-up of drivers," Weathley said in an interview with local media.
"I wasn't sure at first whether the two drivers would work well together, but they seem to work very well together. Ferrari could be a big unknown factor next year (2022), and maybe even a big threat for us." again.
For the new season, Red Bull will focus on helping Verstappen in defending the title. They wanted to convince the public that Verstappen's success in winning the world title was not due to luck alone.
Pierre Gasly Believed AlphaTauri Can Still Perform Better
MDP Live - AlphaTauri's principal, Franz Tost, believes that Pierre Gasly can still develop into an even greater racer. Gasly is a figure who has impressive individual abilities.
It is undeniable that Pierre Gasly's performance in the 2021 F1 season was quite satisfactory. The ex-Red Bull Racing driver appeared consistent in the top ten positions and often made surprises. Although it was satisfactory, Tost said that Gasly's performance was still not fully maximized. He believes the racer still has great potential that can be explored again.
"He (Gasly) has fantastic talent, but the important thing is I always feel he can continue to improve. If we are at his current level and give him a competitive car, he will be there (front row) 100 per cent. With the way he drives , his experience in how to manage cars and tires, he can read the races, which are all very important. You can hear him on the radio the questions he asks," Tost said in an interview with local media.
"He took another important step, a really big step forward. And again, if our car is working and functioning well, then he will be there (front row)," he said once again.
In the 2022 season, Formula 1 will implement regulatory changes. Tost had high hopes that Gasly could become a dark horse in the top competition.