Alex Albon Gives Fans Health Update
Williams driver, Alex Albon, has given fans an update after a stint in intensive care following surgery to have is appendix removed. He has assured fans that he hopes to be back racing at the next Grand Prix in Singapore.
Alpine Expect Improvements To Downforce At Singapore GP Due To New Floor
Alpine's sporting director, Alan Permane, has revealed that the team will be using a new floor for the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix which should bring them back up the grid.
“We’ve got a new floor coming for Singapore, which has got a massive step of downforce. We’ll be back where we should be, and we’re really looking forward to there and especially Suzuka with this car. It’s going to be fun.”
Carlos Sainz On 2022 F1 Season: "I've Found It Very Frustrating"
Carlos Sainz has detailed his struggles with the Ferrari this year. He explained that after having some great recent years of driving, he was excited to get in a competitive car and then not find it as easy as he would have hoped. As quoted by Gpfans, he said:
“I’ve found it very frustrating, that after so many good years in Formula 1, I come into my first year having a competitive car and it’s the car that I struggle the most with driving.
“I find it incredibly frustrating, especially knowing how good I am and how good I’ve been in the last few years in Formula 1, in the first year that I have a car to win, I find it such a difficult car to drive for my driving style and set it up for my liking.
“But then the growth process has been huge during the season, and I managed to find a much better level.
Toto Wolff Agrees With Grid Penalties Rule
After nine drivers took grid penalties at the Italian Grand Prix, there have been questions as to whether it is a realistic rule to have these penalties for new or changes engines.
Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff, has said that he agrees with the rule. He explained, as quoted by motorsport.com:
“On the chassis side, we are cost capped, and we weren’t before. On the engine side, we are not cost capped yet.
“If there were no grid penalties, we would have qualifying engines. And not five of them, but 20! The big teams and the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer) would spend what they want in order to have an advantage.
“So that’s why there needs to be a certain factor that limits that and avoids them. So this is where it’s coming from now. But has it gotten too complicated? For sure.”