F1 in brief | Viaplay expands Dutch motorsport rights with DTM, among others

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F1 in brief |  Viaplay expands Dutch motorsport rights with DTM, among others

In the F1 in brief section, F1Maximaal.nl keeps you informed of the latest news from the premier class of motorsport that just does not qualify for an extensive mention, but is of course still relevant to mention on the website.

Viaplay expands Dutch motorsport rights with DTM, among others

Viaplay is expanding its motorsport rights in the Netherlands, the streaming service announced on Wednesday morning. From this year, subscribers can also watch the DTM, Ferrari Challenge and the 24 hours of the Nürburgring. The DTM in particular will be interesting for the Dutch, given the Dutch contribution with Thierry Vermeulen. The twenty-year-old is the son of Raymond Vermeulen, Max Verstappen’s manager. Son Thierry will make his DTM debut this year with Emil Frey Racing.

Sainz honest about chances of victory: “Alonso takes 33rd victory before I take my second”

Carlos Sainz thinks compatriot Fernando Alonso currently has a better chance of winning a race than himself. The Ferrari driver sees that the Aston Martin car runs a lot better in the races than the SF-23. “I think Alonso will take his 33rd win before I take my second,” Sainz admits to Spain’s Antena 3. “If I were to watch Formula 1 at home, I would cheer for Fernando’s victory.”

Drugovich tops Formula E test timestamp

Aston Martin test and reserve driver Felipe Drugovich set the fastest time for Maserati in Formula E rookie testing. The Brazilian thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity he was given and to learn how different it was from driving in Formula 2 and Formula 1 cars. “I enjoyed it and it exceeded my expectations,” Drugovich tells The Race. “It was a bit weird at first, and I wasn’t sure if it would be fun to drive the cars, but it’s a lot of fun. The category is very competitive and the teams are very professional. Everything is very impressive and I enjoy it very much.’

Silverstone adjusts turn 1 run-off after Zhou horror crash in 2022

The Silverstone circuit has made some adjustments to the turn 1 run-off. Replacing part of the gravel bed for a longer strip of asphalt. This prevents part of the car from digging in and flying over, as was the case a year earlier in the crash of Zhou Guanyu, which only came to a stop against the fence in front of the public. “The digging in was the real problem,” said Autosport circuit director Stuart Pringle.

Domenicali sees no ‘cannibalism’ at three US Grands Prix

This season there will be three races in the United States after the addition of the Las Vegas Grand Prix. There is criticism of this choice, as some other parts of the world are not on the calendar. “It’s pretty clear that every race, not just in America, has a different personality, a different cultural approach and a different quality,” Stefano Domenicali is quoted by PlanetF1. So the races in the United States do not take away from each other. “I don’t see any kind of cannibalism. There is no problem.’

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