In this GPFans summary, we take you through today’s most-read Formula 1 news. Below you will find the most discussed top-tier motorsport topics compiled in one article. This way you will be fully informed of all developments within a few minutes.
We are approaching the start of the Texas Grand Prix weekend. Haas will bring a new version of the VF-23 to the Circuit of the Americas and has confirmed that it has followed Red Bull’s concept. Christian Horner has announced that he wants to see a change in the regulations regarding damage in the middle of the weekend. Now another CEO of the energy drink maker, Helmut Marko, has won an award. The Alps will receive financial support thanks to a number of world-famous athletes. Max Verstappen makes it clear he wants to follow in Valentino Rossi’s footsteps in GT racing. We are also looking forward with a new support class for the Dutch Grand Prix and developing the 2026 cars.
Verstappen reflects on the path that MotoGP legend Rossi will take: “We will continue racing, but there will be no Grand Prix”
Although Max Verstappen is still far from thinking about retiring from Formula 1, he is talking about it La Gazzetta dello Sport He expresses his desire to follow the path of motorcycle legend Valentino Rossi. After his motorcycle career, the nine-time world champion turned to GT racing, and this is also what the Dutch Formula 1 champion aspires to do. When asked if he would continue racing for ten years, he replied: “Less… I will continue racing, but not Grand Prix. It would be nice to do something like Valentino Rossi. I like watching him race in GT, which is the category I’m interested in because “We compete with our car.” Read more? click here!
“Teams want to put an end to early development of 2026 cars.”
According to German Cars and sports Teams want to prevent development of the 2026 cars from starting too quickly. Team technical directors met last week and expressed their desire for teams not to start developing the 2026 cars until January 2025. Earlier this year, Lewis Hamilton proposed a similar idea. The Briton noted that dominance is facilitated by current regulations. This way, Red Bull Racing, as champion, can quickly start developing next year’s car and thus maintain the lead. This is what Mercedes also did in its heyday. According to the seven-time champion, this had to be stopped and it looks like Hamilton will get his way. Read more? click here!
World-famous athletes join Alpine’s investment group
Hollywood actors Rob McIlhenney and Ryan Reynolds invested at least 200 million euros in Alpine last June with Otro Capital and RedBird Capital. The two companies acquired a 24 percent stake in Alpine Racing, the parent company of the Formula 1 team. The French team will now receive a major financial boost through Otro Capital thanks to a number of new investors who are certainly not unknown names. Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, is one of those new investors. He has won two Super Bowls and was twice named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Chiefs teammate Travis Kelce,tight endA Missouri player also joins Otro Capital. World-famous golfers and footballers are also on the list of new investors. Read more? click here!
Red Bull CEO Marko receives award from Styria for ‘critical thinking’
doctor. Last Monday evening, Helmut Marko presented…Gerhard Hirschmann Prize for Critical Thinking‘ Owns. This award was given by Styria, because he had influence over the Austrian state for decades Pulse 24 To report. According to State Governor Christopher Drexler, Culture Advisor Günter Riegler and Deputy Mayor Judith Schwentner, Marko has been committed to the development of the Murtal district and has an important economic and cultural influence on the capital Graz. In his speech, Riegler said that the Red Bull CEO “can sometimes come up with surprising positions and arguments, sometimes question unchangeable facts, and sometimes also intervene in discussions with sarcastic exaggerations and a sense of humor that counterbalance the expected clichés in an interesting way.” Read more? click here!
Haas confirms switch to Red Bull concept in Austin: “It was done within budget”
The Haas team has treated the entire VF-23 bodywork for the upcoming US Grand Prix and is taking a different development direction than it has since the start of 2022, including the floor, bonnet, air intakes, side skirts and rear spoiler. He said he already knew earlier this week that Haas had taken a new path. However, what the track will be is not yet known, but now the team boss can confirm that Haas has adopted the Red Bull concept. “We changed the concept of the car because what we started last year with the new regulations, we couldn’t get more performance out of it,” the 58-year-old driver from Tyrol said. Speed Cafe. Read more? click here!
F1 Academy announces 2024 calendar with place for Zandvoort
The calendar for the second season of the Formula 1 Academy has been announced. The women’s racing series will complete seven rounds next season, all of which will be held in the Formula 1 Support Programme. Zandvoort is also one of the seven stops on the 2024 calendar. “We want to inspire young girls and women all over the world. “We are looking to go global and give them a chance to show that there is a place for them in our sport, and racing alongside Formula 1 will help us achieve that,” said Susie Wolff, CEO of the Formula 1 Academy. Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali is also happy with the calendar: “It is Great to welcome the Formula 1 Academy to seven rounds of the Formula 1 calendar next year. “This global platform, along with the support of all 10 Formula 1 teams.” Read more? click here!
Horner wants to see a different punishment after the extensive damage to the car on Saturday: ‘Something more sensible’
Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner has urged the FIA to change the regulations regarding penalties (starting from pit lane) for cars that suffered damage on Saturday and still need to be repaired after the time limit. In conversation with Motorsport The Briton explains that a better solution than allowing the driver to start from the pit lane should be considered in this case. “I think it’s something we need to look at as a sport, something that makes more sense, because for two weeks now with Williams and ourselves, it’s been far from ideal.” Read more? click here!
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