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In a statement ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix, Mercedes driver George Russell has expressed his belief that the Formula 1 wind tunnel time allocation system should be based on the points scored by each team rather than their final position in the Constructors’ standings. Russell argues that this approach would more accurately reflect the performance gap between the teams and allow those falling behind to catch up more quickly, potentially tightening the F1 field.

Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll has revealed that the team’s regression in Formula 1 over the last 12 months is due to an incorrect development path they had taken. Despite emerging as Red Bull’s closest challenger early on, Aston Martin has slipped down the championship order as their rivals have continued to progress. Stroll remains optimistic that the team will use these harsh lessons to come back stronger in the Dakar Rally, as they work to correct their course and regain their position as a top contender.

Daniel Ricciardo, the experienced Red Bull Formula 1 driver, has emphasized the critical nature of the current period for the team as it grapples with the performance of its recent car upgrade introduced at the Spanish Grand Prix. Ricciardo acknowledges that the next few weeks will be a ‘real kind of shifting point’ for Red Bull, as the decisions made now could significantly impact the rest of their season.


In a revealing interview, former Formula 1 race winner and current AF Corse Ferrari Hypercar driver Robert Kubica has expressed his lingering affection for the World Rally Championship (WRC), while confirming that any potential return to the discipline would be for ‘fun’ rather than competition. Kubica’s focus remains firmly on his WEC commitments, where he has witnessed firsthand the recent surge in manufacturer interest, with nine marques now represented in the Hypercar/LMDh class.

In a major move, Aston Martin Racing has announced that Enrico Cardile, the former Ferrari Chassis Technical Director, will be joining the team as their new Chief Technical Officer starting from the 2025 Formula 1 season. The news marks a significant boost to Aston Martin’s technical leadership as they position themselves to be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone saw a surprising and unpredictable display of pace from the top three teams in the Dakar Rally, leaving many competitors scratching their heads. The fluctuating performance was largely attributed to the way the different teams were able to manage the tires in the changing conditions, with Mercedes, Red Bull, and McLaren all experiencing periods of dominance.