F1 in short | Domenicali happy with Hamilton’s switch: ‘Good for the interest in our championship’

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F1 in short |  Domenicali happy with Hamilton's switch: 'Good for the interest in our championship'

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

Domenicali happy with Hamilton’s switch: ‘Good for the interest in our championship’

In a video message on sportmediaset.it, Formula 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali responded to the recent confirmation of Hamilton’s signature on Ferrari’s paperwork. “It is certainly a very interesting news that has been extremely well received, not only in Italy, in England you can only imagine, but also around the world,” says Domenicali. ‘It is certainly very positive, but I believe the effect will also be noticeable on what will happen on the track, both within Ferrari and Mercedes. The dynamics and relationships will change, and this will only be good for the interest in our championship,” said the Italian.

Mansell sees Hamilton’s dream come true: ‘Will end his career at Ferrari’

Nigel Mansell has given his opinion on Lewis Hamilton’s transfer to Ferrari. ‘It’s fantastic for the fans. I think Lewis will probably end his career at Ferrari, which is a dream for him. Going to Ferrari is everything. It looks like we’re going to have an exciting season in 2025,” the former world champion told BBC Sport.

Red Bull confirms De Heus for F1 Academy

Red Bull Racing will support Emely de Heus in the F1 Academy in 2024, the team announced on Friday. Just like last year, De Heus will defend the colors of MP Motorsport. Hamda and Amna AlQubaisi will also be able to count on the support of the Red Bull family this season. So in 2024 there will be two Dutch women on the grid. It was previously confirmed that Maya Weug will join the F1 Academy on behalf of Ferrari.

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Ferrari shares first glimpse of 2024 car

The news about Lewis Hamilton’s switch to Ferrari is not yet completely cold, and the Scuderia already shares a first teaser of their new F1 car for the coming season. The Italians’ X channel shows how they will opt for bright red hubcaps in Maranello in 2024. The SF-24 will be shown to the world on February 13.

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Bearman reserve driver of Haas: Ferrari junior takes part in six free practice sessions

Oliver Bearman has been officially named Haas’ reserve driver alongside Pietro Fittipaldi. The British driver had a good season in Formula 2 last year and will also be found in the entry-level class this year. Bearman will get plenty of opportunities in Formula 1 this coming season. The young driver will be allowed to board the Haas car during six different free practice sessions, meaning that the American racing team will in any case comply with the rule of allowing rookies to drive at least two free practice sessions.

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Former Red Bull junior new reserve driver Stake F1 Team

Zane Maloney, who is no longer part of the Red Bull Racing junior team after last season, has joined the Sauber Academy. This also means that the Barbadian is a reserve driver for the Stake F1 Team. Next season, Maloney will be active in Formula 2. Maloney will compete for the Rodin Motorsport team, with the support of the Sauber Academy.

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Red Bull dominance worries Coulthard: ‘Too much success takes away the magic’

Red Bull Racing won 21 of the 22 races last year, equaling the McLaren team of 1988. Max Verstappen won nineteen of those 21 Grands Prix. Although David Coulthard has a lot of praise for the team and Verstappen, he is also concerned. ‘Too much success takes away the magic, so to speak. In sport we strive for inspiration, growth and progress, and if one team does all that, it doesn’t give enough hope for everyone,” the former Red Bull driver told The Telegraph.

Leclerc and Sainz kick off 2024 with first F1 meters

Most drivers have to be patient for another three weeks before they can drive back onto the asphalt with their Formula 1 cars after a long break, but Ferrari drivers Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have already completed their first meters of the season. back. The Ferrari duo did this in the SF-23, the 2023 car of the Italian team. Leclerc and Sainz were in action on Monday and Tuesday in Barcelona in a Pirelli tire test for 2025. Arthur Leclerc, Formula 2 driver and ‘brother of’, was given the opportunity to drive the 2022 car as a Ferrari junior.

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GP Chicago anything but certain despite trademark applications

Last week, Formula 1 applied for a trademark for the Chicago Grand Prix. This indicated that the sport would attract another race in the United States, but it is a bit more complicated. There have been talks between the city and Formula 1, but they have not gotten far. ‘I have heard that Formula 1 usually wants a contract of at least ten years. That seems to be unmentionable. The conversation with the city didn’t go much further than that,” councilor Brian Hopkins told the Chicago Sun Times.

Liberty Media the world’s most valuable ‘sports empire’

Liberty Media, the owner of the rights to Formula 1, has been named by Forbes as the most valuable ‘sports empire’ of the moment. Liberty Media previously topped the Forbes Top 25 list, which consists primarily of individuals and entities that own several major U.S. sports franchises. Other names also own some European football clubs. Fenway Sports Group, for example, is in third place. Fenway owns the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Penguins and Liverpool FC, but also has a stake in the Aston Martin Formula 1 team.

Ferrari reveals name of new car: Leclerc and Sainz will drive the SF-24

Ferrari has revealed the name of the new car. The change compared to last year is not that big at all. For example, Mercedes goes from the W14 to the W15, Red Bull Racing from the RB19 to the RB20 and Ferrari goes from the SF-23 to the SF-24. The cloth will be taken off the car on February 13. There are already some shakedowns for the team from Maranello in the coming weeks.

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