Lance Stroll to Red Bull?
Canadian billionaire aims to buy Aston Martin, report says
LONDON -- Canadian billionaire and Formula One team owner Lawrence Stroll has formed a consortium to take control of U.K. sports-car maker Aston Martin, a British magazine reported.
Stroll has used connections he has made as owner of the Racing Point F1 team and through his son, F1 driver Lance Stroll, to form the group to take a major stake in Aston Martin, Autocar magazine reported.
Any listen to the Bernie Eccelstone episode of Beyond the Grid? He mentions how he helped get Jean Todt to Ferrari, but specifically how he wanted to get a non-Italian there, because, as he put it, with an Italian in charge, it's the same as no-one in charge.
should be interesting though, i suspect teams will have to actually change a lot about there suspension setups going to such stiffer tires, and i wonder if we are going to have a rash of debeaded/damaged tires because of running pressures too low, trying to get some of that compliance back.
Under what was then Article 3.15 of the Formula 1 Technical Regulations, teams were told that "any specific part of the car influencing its aerodynamic performance" must be "rigidly secured to the entirely sprung part of the car" and must remain "immobile in relation to the sprung part of the car."
The rotation of the air in the hub was deemed to have been energising the air flow, so was ruled to be illegal.
Mercedes rear wheels
Amid the focus from Ferrari about how its main rival has been able to make such big gains with its car since the Belgian Grand Prix, there has been a great deal of interest on the new wheel hubs and rims that have helped Mercedes better manage tyre temperatures.
At Spa Francorchamps, new wheel rims were fitted to the car with extra ridges aimed to helping cool the rear tyres.
All 10 Formula 1 teams have voted in favour of keeping the 2019 tyre compounds in place for the 2020 season, the FIA has confirmed.
The 2020 prototype tyres introduced by Pirelli did not receive an awful lot of love from the drivers who tested the new rubber out in the second half of the season and finally at the two-day tyre test in Abu Dhabi following the conclusion of the 2019 season.
Following a vote on Monday, the 2019 tyres are staying put for next season.
‘After having tested and analysed new specification tyres for 2020, a vote for the specification of the tyres for the 2020 Season was carried out according to Article 12.6.1 of the technical regulations,’ the FIA said in a press release.
‘The vote resulted in a unanimous decision to keep the 2019 specification tyres for the 2020 season by the Formula 1 teams.
‘The FIA would like to thank both Pirelli and all the teams for their work and collaboration to improve the tyres for the 2020 season and beyond.
‘In any case, the lessons leant will be invaluable for the further improvement of the tyres in the future.’
Haas struggled with their car as Ferrari did early on and Steiner never got in top of it. By reports from the team their operating window was too narrow. 2020 is only going to get tougher, I hope Hass survives.
Then 2019 happened and it all went sideways. I too was shocked they kept both drivers, but I guess they were so far off in the weeds with the car they figured new drivers would only add to the confusion.
But I would have given other drivers a shot. Gross Jean's and Mag wreck as often in practice as they do in a race, neither should be in F1.
I wonder if you're right, at the end of 2020, if team Haas finishes at the bottom they may not get another sponsor, Gene would have to cut bait at some point I would imagine.
Both Haas and Alfa are b-teams just like Toro Rosso (aka the new Alfa).
Especially Haas get more standard parts designed for Ferrari than Alfa (see front wing differences at the start of the season) or Alfa is more like a test bed for Ferrari.
Haas has made their choice since joining F1 that they first need to establish themselves as a midfield team with the help of Ferrari, and then move forward.
I hope they both stay strong and avoid becoming a new Williams
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