F1 2024 News/Misc.

Sounds like fun.
"According to sources, when the rear wing was in its most low-drag configuration and the engine was at full power, the car was almost undriveable – with multiple examples of drivers spinning on straights under acceleration or being unable to take the smallest of curves without the rear stepping out."
 
Sounds like fun.
"According to sources, when the rear wing was in its most low-drag configuration and the engine was at full power, the car was almost undriveable – with multiple examples of drivers spinning on straights under acceleration or being unable to take the smallest of curves without the rear stepping out."
Kind of makes you wonder how anyone drove those 1000hp flat bottom Can Am cars.
 
Sounds like fun.
"According to sources, when the rear wing was in its most low-drag configuration and the engine was at full power, the car was almost undriveable – with multiple examples of drivers spinning on straights under acceleration or being unable to take the smallest of curves without the rear stepping out."
It’s kinda crazy that they figured on having active rear wings without anything up front to help maintain the balance in the first place. So much wasted time has passed now.

And no matter what, it’s all still a bandaid trying to cover up woefully underpowered PU regulations cooked up by marketing departments.
 
AMuS reported that Red Bull and Aston Martin were pushing Alonso to make a decision within the next two weeks, but Alonso wouldn’t have wanted to compete against Verstappen. The difference being that Max can afford to wait much longer before any potential decision to leave Red Bull.

 
AMuS reported that Red Bull and Aston Martin were pushing Alonso to make a decision within the next two weeks, but Alonso wouldn’t have wanted to compete against Verstappen. The difference being that Max can afford to wait much longer before any potential decision to leave Red Bull.


Now get Newey.
I'm a little disappointed actually. Fernando has been looking as good as ever in the first few races but I was excited by the prospect of him maybe joining Red Bull for one last hurrah.
 
AMuS reported that Red Bull and Aston Martin were pushing Alonso to make a decision within the next two weeks, but Alonso wouldn’t have wanted to compete against Verstappen. The difference being that Max can afford to wait much longer before any potential decision to leave Red Bull.



Basically his only play.

Mercedes doesn’t look like they’re looking for a long term guy. They really want Antonelli possibly as soon as next year even.

Red Bull I don’t think was ever in play for Alonso. Checo is doing a pretty awesome job as the number two so he’s looking good for a resign with them. It was retirement or AM for Alonso.
 
Basically his only play.

Mercedes doesn’t look like they’re looking for a long term guy. They really want Antonelli possibly as soon as next year even.

Red Bull I don’t think was ever in play for Alonso. Checo is doing a pretty awesome job as the number two so he’s looking good for a resign with them. It was retirement or AM for Alonso.
Checo looking competent again has been an underrated storyline so far this season, imo. Guy was spinning in every practice session and getting eliminated in Q2 every week last year, it felt like. So far he’s back in form.

Supposedly Mercedes and Sainz are both very interested in each other, but Merc want to do that 1+1 contract structure they did with Lewis while Sainz wants 2+1. Toto is still gung-ho on Antonelli and would probably want him in their car no later than 2026, as long as he progresses as they’d like.
 
Supposedly Mercedes and Sainz are both very interested in each other, but Merc want to do that 1+1 contract structure they did with Lewis while Sainz wants 2+1. Toto is still gung-ho on Antonelli and would probably want him in their car no later than 2026, as long as he progresses as they’d like.

Mercedes is being weird with their contracts. They already effed up by letting Hamilton walk because they wouldn't bend on the simple 2+1 deal he wanted. They played themselves. Now Sainz wants the same, so it will be funny seeing how they play that out if they give it to Sainz.

I'm glad Lewis didn't end up trap with that contract though. Mercedes are thoroughly cooked until the 2026 regs and who knows if they'll flop again.
 
It’s kinda crazy that they figured on having active rear wings without anything up front to help maintain the balance in the first place. So much wasted time has passed now.

And no matter what, it’s all still a bandaid trying to cover up woefully underpowered PU regulations cooked up by marketing departments.
Everything I'm hearing about the development of the 2026 car screams it will be delayed to 2027.
 
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