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Formula 1 live ticker: Why Sainz has more problems than Leclerc

Formula 1 live ticker: Why Sainz has more problems than Leclerc
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11:52 a.m

Binotto: Sainz still needs some time

In Barcelona there was another departure of the Spaniard. “Carlos has a little more problems [als Leclerc]”, admits team boss Mattia Binotto, who also emphasizes that Sainz is basically not having a bad season.

“Charles has had a fantastic season so far. He can drive with a very aggressive balance, which Carlos probably can’t do at the moment,” reveals the team boss and explains: “So Carlos needs a little more experience.”

He thinks Sainz will get better at the F1-75 the more laps he does. He has to “adapt” and is currently trying to “learn a different driving style,” reports Binotto. And that just takes time.

“It may take a while, but he will make it,” he is convinced.

1:08 p.m

Gasly announces: Put everything on qualifying!

That makes perfect sense in Monaco. Gasly explains: “We just have to put everything we have into qualifying. Then it doesn’t matter if you’re five or six tenths slower in the race.”

Because, as is well known, you can’t overtake there anyway. And Gasly explains that AlphaTauri is currently “on the limit or just behind the top 10”. That’s why everything in Monaco will now be bet on Saturday.

It worked well last year: Gasly started from P6 in Monaco – and also finished in this position.


12:51 p.m

The notes are here!

They are one of the highlights every Monday: the driver’s ratings from the editors are here! This time, some of the drivers had quite a heated discussion in our internal grading conference. In the end we awarded the top mark twice.

Click through our photo gallery now! Later, as usual, the big final evaluation follows.


Photo gallery: Barcelona: The driving grades of the editors



12:13 p.m

Monaco: For the first time the three softest mixtures

Of course we also want to look ahead to the Monaco GP this weekend. We don’t have much time this time! For the first time this year, the three softest compounds, C3 to C5, will be used there.

We have already seen Pirelli’s C5 in Melbourne – but there in combination with the mixtures C2 and C3. In addition, he played almost no role in the race. That should be very different in Monaco.

The Principality GP is traditionally a one-stop race because it’s virtually impossible to overtake on the track. So it will be a very different race than Barcelona!


11:32 a.m

Mercedes announces further updates

In Barcelona, ​​the Silver Arrows already had new parts with them. And according to Andrew Shovlin, there will be more in the coming weeks – possibly as early as the upcoming weekend in Monaco.

“We have some unusual circuits ahead of us, starting with Monaco, where we need to focus more on low-speed performance,” explains Shovlin.

“But we have some parts in the pipeline that hopefully can help in that regard,” he reveals. We are curious to see if they will ignite like the ones in Barcelona!



10:54 a.m

Mercedes: Faith is back!

“The best news for us is the improved pace that we saw this weekend,” said Andrew Shovlin after Barcelona, ​​explaining: “We’ve put in a lot of hard work to understand the problems.”

“We now see a way of getting out of this problem and getting ourselves back into a position where we can fight for pole and victory,” he said confidently.

“We are determined to be involved in the fight for both world championships and [das Rennen in Barcelona] gave us the belief that we could do just that,” Shovlin said.


10:34 a.m

Why Mercedes didn’t park the car

Hamilton wanted to give up after the early contact with Magnussen yesterday. Toto Wolff shows understanding at ‘Sky’ and explains: “If you’ve lost the race, you always ask yourself what the benefit is to continue driving now.”

“But firstly there are valuable kilometers and secondly we never give up. I’m glad we didn’t take the car out of the race. Because that was the most valuable time to compare the two cars and the set-ups”, explains Wolff.

Quite apart from the fact that Hamilton even finished fifth in the end and thus scored valuable championship points!


10:15 am

Are the new cars too vulnerable?

Three failures each in six races of the season for Red Bull and Ferrari. Yesterday Leclerc got a problem with the engine. And the race with a DRS problem did not go smoothly for Verstappen either.

Are the new cars of the 2022 generation too vulnerable? “It really shouldn’t have anything to do with the car,” muses Verstappen, explaining: “The engines and all that is pretty much the same [wie im vergangenen Jahr].”

“It’s a bit strange,” wonders the world champion, explaining: “We’ve already retired twice, while we’ve always been very good in terms of reliability before.” In Bahrain it was even a double failure for Red Bull.

The bottom line is that there are no “big problems” but rather small things. “Of course I don’t know how Ferrari is doing. […] But I don’t think it’s with that [neuen] car is related,” says Verstappen.


09:57 am

Formula 1 wants to group races by region

In this, Formula 1 flew from Imola to Miami and back to Barcelona in Europe, among other things. The sequence Baku-Canada-Silverstone appears to be similarly “sensible”. All not particularly sustainable.

But that should change in the future! Formula 1 plans to group more races by region from 2023 to improve its sustainability. It would also be cheaper for the teams.

Every information is here!


9:40 a.m

Albon: Underbody damage

Of course we want to resolve that as well. Yesterday, Albon already suspected that his car was damaged because his tires had deteriorated to an unusual extent. So he finished last, a long way behind.

Now he reveals that his Williams suffered damage to the underbody early in the race. That explains its poor performance. However, we do not know where the damage came from.


9:22 a.m

Horner has Mercedes on the bill

We’re back to our big topic this morning. Christian Horner says about Mercedes: “They certainly made a step forward, but we still beat them by many seconds.”

“Both of our cars were able to overtake the leading Mercedes,” he also recalls. “I’ve been saying all season that it’s only a matter of time before they go to… [WM-]fight,” emphasizes Horner.

And in Barcelona, ​​Mercedes made “a big step” forward. But nothing more (yet).


09:05 am

Our Monday column…

… has also been available in video form for some time now! Here Christian Nimmervoll explains his choice:


Lewis Hamilton: The end is nearer than the beginning

The turning point has begun: Christian Nimmervoll explains his column “Who slept the worst last night” about Lewis Hamilton. More Formula 1 videos


8:58 a.m

Reason for failure at Zhou

Of course we want to submit that as soon as possible. Alfa Romeo is “not yet exactly sure” what caused the problem, but: “We know that it had something to do with the cooling system,” says Xevi Pujolar.

“We had to park the car to avoid damage to the power unit,” he explains. So it stays the same: The Alfa Romeo is quite fast this year. But the reliability could – to put it mildly – be a bit better…


8:43 a.m

Wolff: Have halved the deficit

Incidentally, even at Mercedes itself, they know that they have not yet solved all the problems. “We saw another big step this weekend. We’ve probably halved the gap to the leaders,” said Toto Wolff.

However, the team boss emphasizes that there is still a lot of work ahead of the team “to be ahead in the middle of the fight.” But it is positive that the car is now understood “step by step”.

You know better and better “what we have to do to bring the performance back to the car,” says Wolff. But one thing is clear to him: Even after Barcelona, ​​Mercedes is still behind the leaders.


8:25 a.m

Slept well?

Of course, our popular columns will be available again this Monday. Christian Nimmervoll and Norman Fischer (in the absence of Stefan Ehlen) each let one person sleep particularly well and one particularly badly today:

Who slept the worst last night: Lewis Hamilton

Who slept best last night: Max Verstappen

I would also like to recommend our big analysis video for the Barcelona GP again. The following topics were on the agenda for Christian Nimmervoll and Kevin Scheuren yesterday:

Leclerc failure: Why Ferrari is still optimistic
– Stable order at Red Bull: Is Perez wrong to rumble?
– Mercedes: According to Wolff, for the first time with a winning pace
– Compact midfield: Bottas, Norris, Alonso
– Vettel: Pace like in Formula 2 qualifying
– Mick Schumacher: In reverse out of the points
– Questions from channel members from live chat


Engine damage, stable orders, DRS: The analysis

We analyze why Verstappen was partly to blame for his DRS problems and how wrong the house blessing at Red Bull is because of the stable order. More Formula 1 videos

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