Monaco gran prix – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:50:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://aaimonaco.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-23-150x150.png Monaco gran prix – AAI Monaco http://aaimonaco.org/ 32 32 Russell takes first win in Mercedes double after Hamilton vs Verstappen clash RaceFans https://aaimonaco.org/russell-takes-first-win-in-mercedes-double-after-hamilton-vs-verstappen-clash-racefans/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 22:50:13 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/russell-takes-first-win-in-mercedes-double-after-hamilton-vs-verstappen-clash-racefans/ George Russell held off teammate Lewis Hamilton after a late safety car to take his maiden Grand Prix win in Brazil. Russell converted from pole position to lead the majority of the race and take the win, while Hamilton recovered from an early clash with Max Verstappen to take second place. Carlos Sainz Jnr finished […]]]>

George Russell held off teammate Lewis Hamilton after a late safety car to take his maiden Grand Prix win in Brazil.

Russell converted from pole position to lead the majority of the race and take the win, while Hamilton recovered from an early clash with Max Verstappen to take second place. Carlos Sainz Jnr finished third, ahead of his Ferrari teammate Charles Leclerc.

When the lights went out, Russell pulled well off the line and held the lead ahead of teammate Hamilton. Verstappen moved into third and was lightly hugged by teammate Sergio Perez on the first corner, while Lando Norris moved into fifth after passing Charles Leclerc.

In the middle sector of the first lap, Kevin Magnussen was cut off by Daniel Ricciardo on the entry to turn eight and spun. As the Haas slid back down the track, it hit Ricciardo’s McLaren, sending it into the tire barrier and both drivers out of the race. The safety car was deployed while the two cars were cleared.

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The race restarted at the start of lap seven, with Russell waiting on the starting grid to set off at race speed. Verstappen tried to pass Hamilton through the Senna ‘S’, but the pair collided at the top of the second corner, dropping Hamilton to sixth and forcing Verstappen to battle for a new front wing. Further into the lap, Norris and Leclerc clashed at Ferradura, sending the Ferrari spinning into the tire wall. Despite the crashes, all cars continued and the race did not require the intervention of a second safety car.

Russell now led Perez by less than two seconds, with Carlos Sainz Jnr promoted to third after Norris and Leclerc collided. Verstappen rejoins the race with a new front wing in 17th, ahead of only Leclerc. The stewards found him responsible for the collision with Hamilton and gave him a five-second penalty, while Norris received the same for the clash with Leclerc.

Hamilton passed Sebastian Vettel and Norris to move up to fourth, which became third when Sainz became the first of the lead riders to stop, taking a second set of soft tyres. Perez fell more than three seconds behind Russell in front until he came to a halt at the end of lap 23, moving to medium compound. Mercedes called the leader to respond a lap later, bringing him back ahead of Perez and behind Hamilton, who had yet to stop.

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Hamilton finally went medium at the end of lap 30, restoring the lead to his teammate. Russell’s lead was now extended to around five seconds, with Sainz three seconds behind Red Bull and Hamilton catching the Ferrari. Sainz stopped just after halfway for the mediums, pushing Hamilton up to third who started chasing Perez up front.

By the start of lap 44, Hamilton had caught the Red Bull. A lap later Hamilton used the DRS along the pit lane to infiltrate Perez and take second again. Perez pitted for the mediums but was covered by Mercedes who brought in Hamilton for the soft tyres. Soon after, Russell was brought back to used soft tires for the final 21 laps to carry him through to the end of the race.

On lap 53, Norris went off the track at the Bico de Pato exit, triggering a Virtual Safety Car. Sainz pitted and switched to soft tyres, dropping to fourth, before the VSC was upgraded to a full safety car.

The race resumed at the start of lap 60, with Russell leading teammate Hamilton and Perez into fourth. Perez came under intense pressure from Sainz, who eventually used the DRS to move past Descida do Lago, with Leclerc following his teammate a lap later.

Russell held a lead of just over a second over his team-mate and maintained his advantage over the final ten laps, taking the checkered flag to secure his first career win and Mercedes’ long-awaited first victory of the season. Hamilton crossed the line behind his team-mate to make it a Mercedes one-two, while Sainz completed the podium by taking third, more than three seconds ahead of team-mate Leclerc.

Fernando Alonso held off Verstappen in the final laps to claim fifth, while Perez finished second after fainting in the latter part of the race on medium tyres. Esteban Ocon finished eighth in the second Alpine, ahead of Valtteri Bottas ninth, with Lance Stroll completing the top ten.

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McLaren Racing – Going retro https://aaimonaco.org/mclaren-racing-going-retro/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/mclaren-racing-going-retro/ Our new Gulf product line is such a throwback, it’s got us playing The Chain on repeat. In fact, McLaren and Gulf go back so far that the classic Fleetwood Mac hasn’t even come out. Some of the most illustrious moments in our history have been delivered during our partnership with Gulf, and this range […]]]>

Our new Gulf product line is such a throwback, it’s got us playing The Chain on repeat. In fact, McLaren and Gulf go back so far that the classic Fleetwood Mac hasn’t even come out.

Some of the most illustrious moments in our history have been delivered during our partnership with Gulf, and this range is a celebration of those memories – an encapsulation of every victory that brings the past into the present and lets you wear it.

GULF Collection

Celebrating the historic GULF x McLaren partnership. There is something for every taste.






The two brands first partnered in 1968 and enjoyed instant success, with Denny Hulme winning the 1968 Can-Am title. Can-Am’s success was a constant theme in the early years of the partnership: Bruce won the championship in 1969, Hulme again in 1970 and Peter Revson in 1971.

Some of our first Formula 1 triumphs came during the collaboration, with McLaren finishing runners-up in 1968, a season in which we achieved podiums and victories for the very first time. It was also during this period that we first entered the Indy 500, in 1970.

After the initial partnership ended in 1973, it was renewed in the 1990s for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, with the McLaren F1 GTR running in iconic Gulf colors throughout the decade.

The partnership was ushered into the 21st century when the two brands came together in 2020. This resulted in the MCL35M in Gulf colors that we raced at the Monaco Grand Prixwhere Lando scored a podium finish and added a new chapter to our shared history.

Gulf is steeped in our history, and those memories have inspired our new collection. Simple, minimalist pieces that are enhanced by the finer details and supported by Gulf’s racing blue colourway and that classic papaya stripe.

The wide-eyed smile on Lando’s face as he scanned the rack, inspecting each individual piece was enough to satisfy us with a job well done. “We know Lando Norris is a big fan of the collection,” Gulf told us during the photo shoot. “He tried on some of the key pieces in our recent photoshoot and we’re sure fans will love it too.”

Our partnership with Gulf covered many series, so we needed a diverse collection to match… The collection is headlined by a new release from last year best selling hoodie and the classic gulf t-shirt. But if you prefer something on the smarter side of casual chic, there’s the alternative option of a polo shirt and a sweatshirt.

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For the outer layer, you have the choice between track jackets, fleece jackets and stylish bomber jackets. And, of course, no Gulf collection would be complete without a vintage baseball cap from our friends at New Era.

But let’s be real here, this collection will sell itself, and only those of you with a will of steel would have made it to the bottom of this page without having already added several of these items to your cart. But come on, willpower is overrated.

Visit the McLaren Store now to discover the Gulf collection and enjoy a 10% discount on all orders if you are a McLaren Plus member. Not a member yet ? Simply complete the form below.

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Why Pierre Gasly should aim to get a racing ban for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix : PlanetF1 https://aaimonaco.org/why-pierre-gasly-should-aim-to-get-a-racing-ban-for-the-abu-dhabi-grand-prix-planetf1/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:19:25 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/why-pierre-gasly-should-aim-to-get-a-racing-ban-for-the-abu-dhabi-grand-prix-planetf1/ AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly should seriously think about doing something to become the first F1 driver in over 10 years to get a racing ban. Gasly continues to lead the Drivers’ Penalty Points World Championship (which is certainly not an official name for him!) after the Mexico Grand Prix. The French driver taken yet another penalty […]]]>

AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly should seriously think about doing something to become the first F1 driver in over 10 years to get a racing ban.

Gasly continues to lead the Drivers’ Penalty Points World Championship (which is certainly not an official name for him!) after the Mexico Grand Prix.

The French driver taken yet another penalty point during the 71-lap race, this time for forcing Lance Stroll off the track during a controversial overtake at Turn 4. It was the fifth penalty point Gasly picked up in a battle with an Aston Martin this year, having picked up two for colliding with Stroll in Spain and two more for hitting Sebastian Vettel in Austria.

However, what worries Gasly most is the fact that this latest penalty point takes him to 10 in total for the season. He can also consider himself reasonably lucky not to have picked up two points for the incident, as Nicholas Latifi’s similar moment with Mick Schumacher in Austin earned him two points – the difference being that Latifi made contact with the Haas driver .

Pierre Gasly the undisputed leader in the penalty points standings

Surprisingly, all of Gasly’s penalty points came in a very short time. It’s been just five months since Gasly hit Stroll in Spain, and he picked up five points in October alone. It means Gasly must keep a clean slate for the next seven months, taking him through the final two races of this season as well as until the Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May 2023 when his first two points have expired.

It’s not an ideal situation for Gasly, especially with the threat of a racing ban influencing his driving for many races as he tries to settle in and show good form. alongside Esteban Ocon at Alpine.

However, there may be an ‘exit’ for Gasly to ensure he moves on to his new team with a clean slate. But that would require him to be prepared to sit out the last race of 2022 and the rather draconian side effect of not being able to complete his last race with AlphaTauri after racing with the Faenza-based team for the vast majority of his F1 career.

This is no small issue given the close bond Gasly has forged with the team he has rebuilt his career with after the first half of 2019. Indeed, Gasly revealed after the conclusion of his contract with Alpine that since a long time Team boss Franz Tost was ‘on the verge of tears’ over his departure.

The Sporting Regulations specify that “if a driver accumulates 12 penalty points, his license will be suspended for the following Competition (grand prix), at the end of which 12 points will be withdrawn from the licence”.

Picking up two penalty points in this season’s finale would therefore mean Gasly would have to sit out his first Grand Prix with Alpine – not an ideal way to start things off with his new team. Reaching that 12-point mark anytime across the eight races between Bahrain and Monaco would result in a racing ban, due to a suspended Super License – the first driver to earn a racing ban since Romain Grosjean in 2012.

However, if Gasly were to seek two penalty points in the penultimate race of the season in Brazil, he would serve his racing ban in Abu Dhabi and conclude his 2022 season a little early. While this would obviously be a huge inconvenience for him, it would cause all of his existing penalty points to disappear and he would start 2023 with a completely clean and carefree super license.

While it’s a sad way to end AlphaTauri and Red Bull after such a long partnership that has seen many ups and downs, it would be the logical approach to take. It could also allow Alpha Tauri to secure an early start for Nyck de Vries, if Mercedes were willing to allow him through. And for Alpine, that would mean the arrival of a driver who doesn’t have to watch his back for the first eight races of 2023.

The penalty point system is not used correctly

While it’s an unusual situation for a driver to make a tactical foul like Gasly should, the fact that the situation happened is somewhat outlandish in the first place.

Penalty points were introduced as a means of giving the FIA ​​the ability to prohibit the racing of drivers who posed a danger to others or to themselves – it can hardly be argued that Gasly’s overtaking on Stroll was anything else thing than a normal (if capricious) race. In fact, the point itself was awarded solely for going off the track and gaining an advantage – an even lesser crime than a collision.

Collisions are part of motorsport and rather than awarding penalty points willy-nilly for every contact as happened in 2022, the system should be reassessed – do not hand out penalty points for small infractions or minor collisions. For example, lane limit violations should simply not be considered a safety issue. You shouldn’t back up slightly too far during a safety car period either, as Gasly was penalized in the United States.

“Last weekend [in Austin]half of the grid had too much space behind the safety car and I was penalized,” Gasly said after Mexico, revealing he planned to discuss his recent run of penalty points with the FIA.

“This weekend was quite tight, I don’t know why they didn’t give me a message to return the position. [to Stroll]. At the end of the day I’m doing my best inside the car, the last thing I want is [pick up] Stupid penalty points and wasting race time.

“At the moment they are not happy with what I am doing so I will have a discussion with them to understand exactly what I need to change.”

However, if a driver does something really dangerous, make the penalty much harsher – make it a six-point violation. The system is meant to affect drivers like Grosjean’s reckless approach in 2012, not Gasly who spun Stroll in Spain or pushed him wide in Mexico.

Gasly faces a probable racing ban sooner rather than later, despite being no more or less dangerous than any of his peers – he just hasn’t committed a more egregious driving crime than any what has been seen on the track this season.

If there’s no rethinking of the system, then stupid situations like the one Gasly finds himself in right now could become much more common in 23 and 24-race seasons.

Read more: Mexican Grand Prix driver ratings: Max untouchable, Ricciardo reborn, Albon under the radar

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5 Best Minecraft Racing Maps in 2022 https://aaimonaco.org/5-best-minecraft-racing-maps-in-2022/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 13:54:26 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/5-best-minecraft-racing-maps-in-2022/ The Minecraft The community is always buzzing with mods, maps, and more. Players can download millions of third-party content and add to the vanilla version of the game to make it more interesting. Over the years players have created a host of custom maps that can be played. These can simply be downloaded from websites. […]]]>

The Minecraft The community is always buzzing with mods, maps, and more. Players can download millions of third-party content and add to the vanilla version of the game to make it more interesting. Over the years players have created a host of custom maps that can be played. These can simply be downloaded from websites.

ORacing tracks are a lesser known but fascinating genre of custom maps. Racing is a genre of game that almost all players enjoy. This is a great activity to do with friends to see who can be the fastest and most skilled. In Minecraft, you can race by building a track out of ice blocks and go boating on it.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the author only. There are plenty of other parkour running and racing maps worth checking out.


Circuit de Monaco, Red Bull Ring and 3 other great racing maps for Minecraft

1) Circuit de Monaco F1 track

A preview of the map with the blue line indicating the ice track to run (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)
A preview of the map with the blue line indicating the ice track to run (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)

For those who may not know, the Monaco Grand Prix is considered one of the most prestigious races in the world. Lightning-fast Formula 1 cars race through the chic streets of Monaco to claim victory. If players are fans of both the sandbox title and motorsport, this is undoubtedly one of the best racing maps.

The developer brilliantly created the whole track with precision and even built a part of Monte Carlo that surrounds the track. In the overall picture, the efforts of the map creator are clearly visible.


2) Silverstone F1 Track

Silverstone is another prestigious F1 track and is brilliant for racing (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)
Silverstone is another prestigious F1 track and is brilliant for racing (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)

Silverstone is another historic F1 track recreated for sandbox play. This track is located in the UK, with a rich history to its name. The same developer also created this track in the custom map.

The entire track surrounds are perfectly constructed, giving fans an authentic experience of the original circuit. This is a 1:1 scale replica of the circuit, which tells us just how huge this map is.


3) The world of ice boats

This massive map contains many different race tracks in one world (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)
This massive map contains many different race tracks in one world (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)

If players want different types of race tracks on one map, this is arguably the best custom map for them. In this huge world, the developer has created many ice tracks on which a boat can zoom. Different regions of the world have different racing environments and locations, which gives the map great diversity.

This racing map has everything from narrow tracks through a small town to wider tracks and custom biomes.


4) Red Bull Ring F1 Track

The Red Bull Ring is a great F1 track to race on (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)
The Red Bull Ring is a great F1 track to race on (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)

Red Bull Ring is a race track in Austria which hosts F1 races. It has also been recreated on a custom map where players can enjoy the track and race with their friends. Even though the actual track has a lot of elevation changes, the developer has done it brilliantly in-game.

It is also a 1:1 scale replica of the actual circuit, for anyone who loves F1 and Minecraft can have a lot of fun on it.


5) Mount Akina Route from Initial D

All of Initial D's Mount Akina in a custom map (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)
All of Initial D’s Mount Akina in a custom map (Image via AdamsApple/PlanetMinecraft)

In general, many racing fans must have heard of the legendary anime “Initial D”, which tells the story of an ordinary young man who rides one of the fastest drivers on the winding mountain roads at night. .

Those who are fans of anime would love this custom map as it has a 1:1 scale version of Mount Akina with ice roads where players can navigate and drift like the anime characters.

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Daniel Ricciardo ‘secured reserve driver role’ for 2023 Formula 1 season https://aaimonaco.org/daniel-ricciardo-secured-reserve-driver-role-for-2023-formula-1-season/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 23:00:17 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/daniel-ricciardo-secured-reserve-driver-role-for-2023-formula-1-season/ Daniel Ricciardo ‘has secured a reserve driver role’ for the 2023 Formula 1 season but is NOT with Mercedes as it is hinted the Australian could make a return to Red Bull By Jake Fenner for Dailymail.Com Published: 7:00 p.m. EDT, October 22, 2022 | Updated: 7:08 p.m. EDT, October 22, 2022 With Australian racing […]]]>

Daniel Ricciardo ‘has secured a reserve driver role’ for the 2023 Formula 1 season but is NOT with Mercedes as it is hinted the Australian could make a return to Red Bull

With Australian racing driver Daniel Ricciardo unable to find a full-time racing role in Formula 1 for the 2023 season, a number of questions have arisen over his future in racing.

However, some clarity on this emerged thanks to information from Sky Sports F1’s Ted Kravitz speaking midway through Q2 at the United States Grand Prix in Austin, TX.

Kravitz revealed the Aussie has been given a reserve driver role for next season.

Reports say McLaren driver and Aussie Daniel Ricciardo will have a test driver role for 2023

“I have good news for Daniel Ricciardo fans.” he said. “He may not have a race next year, but we understand he has closed a reserve driver role for next year.” He told us on Thursday that he will be in the Formula 1 paddock next year.

This prompted lead commentator David Croft to find out what wasn’t being said and ask which team Ricciardo might join.

“I thought you might ask me,” Kravitz replied. “We thought of Mercedes as they now have a vacancy as Nyck de Vries, their reserve driver, is going to Alpha Tauri. But I’m told it’s not Mercedes. So that only leaves a little…’

‘A return to Red Bull?’ Croft asked.

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With Red Bull, Ricciardo has won seven of his eight career wins, including Monaco in 2018

“Yeah, that leaves Red Bull as teams that have reserve drivers at every race,” Kravitz said.

Ricciardo was a long-time driver with Red Bull Racing, racing for the Milton Keynes-based team from 2014 to 2018 after two seasons with sister team Scuderia Toro Rosso.

He has won seven of his eight career victories with Red Bull – including the 2018 Monaco Grand Prix – and finished 3rd in the world championship twice.

Ricciardo has struggled in his McLaren over the past season – despite winning at Monza last year – and is set to be replaced by fellow Australian Oscar Piastri.

Ricciardo won't be in a racing role after being dumped from McLaren for Oscar Piastri

Ricciardo won’t be in a racing role after being dumped from McLaren for Oscar Piastri

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Gene Haas: Mick Schumacher must earn points to stay in Haas F1 team https://aaimonaco.org/gene-haas-mick-schumacher-must-earn-points-to-stay-in-haas-f1-team/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 08:59:26 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/gene-haas-mick-schumacher-must-earn-points-to-stay-in-haas-f1-team/ So far in his two seasons with the Haas team, Schumacher has won just 12 points which have all come in 2022 from 18 races. The German had a number of DNFs, including a serious crash at the Monaco Grand Prix which saw his car split in two and cost well over a million dollars […]]]>

So far in his two seasons with the Haas team, Schumacher has won just 12 points which have all come in 2022 from 18 races.

The German had a number of DNFs, including a serious crash at the Monaco Grand Prix which saw his car split in two and cost well over a million dollars to fix, then another big crash at the Saudi Arabian GP cost the team an extra $1. million.

Gene Hass was asked by Planet Sport during the NASCAR race on Sunday about Schumacher’s future with the team, he replied: “We’re just waiting. We need Mick to bring points and we’re trying to give him as much as long as possible to see what he can do,” Haas said.

“If he wants to stay with us, he has to show us that he can score even more points. That’s what we expect.”

Schumacher’s teammate Kevin Magnussen has scored 22 points since returning to the team at the start of this season and has been confirmed as part of the Haas squad for the 2023 F1 season.

The Haas owner added that if the ideal F1 diver is not used by teams, it could cost millions of dollars.

“In this sport, being kind of a rookie driver, the sport just doesn’t allow it – it’s just too expensive,” Haas said. “If you make mistakes in driver selection, strategy or tire selection, it costs you millions of dollars.

“I think Mick has a lot of potential but you know he costs a fortune and he’s wrecked a lot of cars that cost us a lot of money that we just don’t have. Now if you bring us some points, and you’re (Max) Verstappen and you destroy cars, we’ll deal with it.

“But when you’re in the back and destroying cars, it’s very difficult,” he added.

Haas said what Schumacher needed to do was get points to stay: “Well, if he wins the next one, he’s in. Somewhere in between there’s a gray area.”

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Maserati FTributio Special Editions celebrates Maria Teresa De Filippis, the first woman to qualify in F1 https://aaimonaco.org/maserati-ftributio-special-editions-celebrates-maria-teresa-de-filippis-the-first-woman-to-qualify-in-f1/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/maserati-ftributio-special-editions-celebrates-maria-teresa-de-filippis-the-first-woman-to-qualify-in-f1/ Many thought Maserati’s attention was focused on the launch of its next-generation GranTurismo, but it turns out that’s not quite true. Along with the new sports car, the Italian company also prepared special editions based on the Ghibli and Levante. The automaker just wanted to wait until October to release details, and for good reason. […]]]>

Many thought Maserati’s attention was focused on the launch of its next-generation GranTurismo, but it turns out that’s not quite true. Along with the new sports car, the Italian company also prepared special editions based on the Ghibli and Levante. The automaker just wanted to wait until October to release details, and for good reason. The new FTributo special edition pays tribute to Maria Teresa De Filippis, the first woman to qualify for a Formula 1 Grand Prix (Monaco, 1958) after taking part in the 39th Targa Florio in October 1955.

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The FTributo Special Edition is available in two exclusive colors

Maserati Ghibli Special Edition Tributo 2023

The new FTributo Special Edition will be offered for the Ghibli and Levante, with both models receiving the same treatment. The most important addition of the new edition is the two exclusive new colors – Arancio Devil and Grigio Lamiera. The first color, Arancio Devil (The Orange Devil), is a special saturated orange inspired by Maria Teresa’s nickname, “the devil”. The second color, “Grigio Lamiera”, is a unique gray inspired by the racetrack color that Maserati calls home. The special editions will also be offered with 21-inch Anteo or 21-inch Titano rims for the Ghibli. Both sets of wheels will be offered in the new Grigio Opaco color. As a contrasting finish, Maserati uses cobalt blue for the rim, the specific badge on the mudguard and the Trident logo on the C-pillar. The cabin is trimmed in a combination of black or orange and natural PienoFiore (full grain) leather with contrasting cobalt blue and orange stitching.

2023 Maserati Levante Tributo Special Edition

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Maserati hasn’t revealed how many special edition FTributo units will be built, but it did say the special models will be a limited edition. Pricing will also be revealed closer to market launch.

Who was Maria Teresa DeFilippis?

Maria Teresa DeFilippis

Born in 1926, Maria Teresa De Filippis was an Italian racing driver and the first woman to race in Formula 1. Maria Tereso won her first race when she was 22 years old driving a Fiat 500. This success gave her gave her confidence and she took part in more and more races. In October 1955, she drove a Maserati A6GCS and finished ninth in the 39th Targa Florio. The following year, she entered the Naples Grand Prix driving a Maserati 200S and finished second. In 1958, she had the opportunity to participate in the Monaco Grand Prix at the wheel of a Maserati 250F. Unfortunately, his time was 5.8 seconds behind the qualifying time. Her only race finish, although not very successful, was in the 1958 Belgian Grand Prix. claimed in a previous interview, the race director told her “the only helmet a woman should wear is that of a hairdresser.”

Maserati FTributo 2023 Special Edition

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This is what F1 and FIA need to change after days of chaos https://aaimonaco.org/this-is-what-f1-and-fia-need-to-change-after-days-of-chaos/ Wed, 12 Oct 2022 15:39:58 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/this-is-what-f1-and-fia-need-to-change-after-days-of-chaos/ More transparency Ahead of F1’s much-anticipated cost cap announcement on Monday, rival teams and top drivers called for transparency as the sport faced its first major test of financial regulation. But when the FIA’s delayed report finally arrived, there was nothing in it that wasn’t already known. Red Bull has been confirmed to have breached […]]]>

More transparency

Ahead of F1’s much-anticipated cost cap announcement on Monday, rival teams and top drivers called for transparency as the sport faced its first major test of financial regulation.

But when the FIA’s delayed report finally arrived, there was nothing in it that wasn’t already known. Red Bull has been confirmed to have breached the rules during Max Verstappen’s 2021 title-winning campaign with a “minor passing”, but no figures have been released.

Nor was clarity provided on the potential penalties that could be meted out to them, or how long the next steps in the process will take, leaving more questions than answers.

Red Bull‘s immediate response, noting the FIA’s findings with “surprise and disappointment” and insisting that “our bid for 2021 was below the cost cap”, only added to the uncertainty.

The same can be said for the inconsistency surrounding penalty decisions, which has continued to irritate drivers this season. On many occasions, several hours passed before a result was achieved, while at Suzuka the stewards were able to decide on a title-defining penalty within minutes.

The sport was already facing question marks over credibility before new FIA President Mohammed Ben Sulayem took office following the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix controversy, and it seems little progress was made in the months that followed.

Taking the example of the cost cap, there must be a clear rule specifying what penalty is applied for each violation in order to remove any ambiguity.

Simplify the rulebook

Whether it’s track limits, restarting the safety car or reducing the points confusion that overshadowed Verstappen’s crowning glory in Japan last weekend, there have long been calls for that the regulations be clarified.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff described the F1 regulations as a “Shakespeare novel” last year. Despite their usual bickering, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner agreed with his counterpart that the rules needed to be simpler.

Poorly written rules have also caused problems. The sporting regulations have been amended to state that “all” – rather than all – cars must be allowed to run under a safety car period following the mishandled conclusion of the 2021 season finale.

The FIA ​​admitted in its investigation into the events of the 2021 season finale that other regulations “would benefit from clarification”, citing that “different interpretations” of the rules “probably contributed to the procedure applied” by Masi to Abu Dhabi. At least it felt like a starting point.

Although race control did in fact follow the correct procedure and avoid a rushed final lap at this year’s Italian Grand Prix, an anti-climactic arrival of the safety car at Monza has sparked further controversy and debate. on whether the rules should be changed.

Meanwhile, Verstappen’s second world title was won amid confusion due to an anomaly in the regulations surrounding a rule that was changed after the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix was washed out.

This meant Verstappen got full – not reduced – points allowing him to be crowned world champion for the second time. It was called a “mistake” by Horner, who expects a review to follow.

With over 63 articles and 117 pages making up the F1 2022 sporting regulations, there is surely scope for simplifying some of the wording or the rules themselves.

Flexible start times

Adverse weather conditions have impacted the last two F1 races, with torrential rain forcing the start of the Singapore Grand Prix to be delayed, while last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix was red flagged after two towers due to heavy rain.

The start of the Monaco Grand Prix in May was also delayed by rain and then failed to complete the full distance, with 64 of the scheduled 78 laps.

In Singapore and Japan bad weather had been forecast and yet on both occasions F1 proved unprepared and lacking a contingency plan. Just over a year after the farce of the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix which was controversially held for just two laps under the safety car.

A two-hour wait before conditions were deemed suitable for racing meant that only half of the Japanese Grand Prix was over, with 40 minutes remaining of the three-hour deadline.

McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo has since suggested there should be more flexibility in race start times, inferring the sport could be more proactive in the face of known weather threats.

“Where I wish we could do better is – I know it’s easy to say it now, but we knew this rain was coming,” Ricciardo said.

“Even if you move it forward an hour, maybe we gain 20 laps at the start and you can still make it a race.

“It’s there again, let’s try to get something out of it. I know there’s TV and everything, there’s a lot of it. At the end of the day, we want to have a race.

Ex-FIA race director Masi has hinted at talks between F1 bosses over easing race start times following the scrapped Spa race, but so far nothing hasn’t changed.

Recovery vehicles

The FIA ​​is investigating the timing and use of recovery vehicles at the Japanese Grand Prix in response to drivers expressing their anger.

Drivers were furious after Pierre Gasly narrowly avoided a 200mph collision with a crane amid torrential rain and deteriorating visibility, leaving the Frenchman in fear for his life.

As well as placing some of the blame on Gasly for sprinting in his attempts to catch up with the field behind a safety car after making an early pit stop, the FIA’s only response was to state that the use of vehicles recovery under safety car conditions is permitted.

Gasly was not alone in his criticisms. Sergio Perez described the incident as the ‘lowest point we’ve seen in the sport for years’, while Sebastian Vettel claimed F1 was ‘lucky’ no one was seriously injured eight years after Jules Bianchi suffered fatal head injuries when he hit a tractor. under similar conditions on the same circuit.

The angry reactions from the drivers ultimately prompted the FIA ​​to conduct a “thorough investigation” to “ensure continued improvements to processes and procedures”.

A common sense outcome would surely determine that recovery vehicles should never again be sent to a live race track in such conditions.

After all, serious driver safety concerns — rather than a back-and-forth over jewelry — should remain high on the agenda.

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The old and new problems that got added to another wacky F1 title decider RaceFans https://aaimonaco.org/the-old-and-new-problems-that-got-added-to-another-wacky-f1-title-decider-racefans/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 14:26:09 +0000 https://aaimonaco.org/the-old-and-new-problems-that-got-added-to-another-wacky-f1-title-decider-racefans/ The controversial conclusion to the 2021 Formula 1 season was something no one involved in running the championship should want to see repeated. The title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was essentially decided by the FIA ​​F1 race director not following the series’ own regulations. A year-long competition undermined by a single, incomprehensible […]]]>

The controversial conclusion to the 2021 Formula 1 season was something no one involved in running the championship should want to see repeated.

The title fight between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton was essentially decided by the FIA ​​F1 race director not following the series’ own regulations. A year-long competition undermined by a single, incomprehensible and clearly unregulated decision.

It was never likely that any particular situation would happen again this year, for the simple reason that Verstappen has long been so far ahead that his second title win was a foregone conclusion for weeks. No one could argue that Sunday’s events had diminished his title claim.

Yet a similar sense of misunderstanding greeted some moments from yesterday’s often confusing title decider. The teams were confused over fundamental questions about how the race would unfold, such as how points would be awarded and even if the race was over. Meanwhile, drivers were livid at a shocking breach of safety standards.

This added to another championship decider failing to show F1 at its best.

Too wet to run

The first boot was quickly abandoned

The race started on time but the circuit was wet. Within minutes, one car was in the barrier, another was pulled off the track, a third rolled over with a billboard blocking the view ahead and red flags were out. Drivers at the back of the field complained that visibility was non-existent.

Inevitably, this led many to wonder if the initial start should have happened. Racing in the rain is a dilemma that F1 often faces and it’s not an easy decision to make. Later, during the ensuing suspension, Race Control once attempted to restart the procedure which had to be abandoned when conditions did not improve as expected.

However, the decision to use a standing start in the first place should be questioned. F1 has the option of initiating a procedure behind the safety car, which requires all drivers to use high-tread wet weather tires instead of intermediates, which are less effective at shedding water. It was finally done for the reboot, which went through successfully.

The decision not to stage a standing restart is often unpopular, as riders such as Carlos Sainz Jnr have acknowledged. But on this occasion, maybe it was the right choice.

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Crane on track

Pierre Gasly, AlphaTauri, Suzuka, 2022
Gasly was livid after encountering a crane on the track

Undoubtedly, the most serious fact and the one that irritated the drivers the most was the presence of recovery vehicles on the track during the Safety Car period following the initial start. Several drivers noted this and voiced their concerns at the time, including Sebastian Vettel, Sergio Perez, Zhou Guanyu and Nicholas Latifi.

But the most shocked driver was Pierre Gasly. While the others were part of the safety car queue, Gasly had stopped in the pits and was driving faster to catch them. When he saw a crane appear unexpectedly in the dark without prior warning, he was horrified – recalling the circumstances in which Jules Bianchi suffered fatal injuries when he hit such a vehicle on the same track eight years ago earlier.

Yesterday, the conditions and the circumstances were more or less the same: the track was wet and getting wetter, and the drivers other than Gasly were driving with intermediate tires that were increasingly unsuitable for the conditions. The race was red-flagged due to deteriorating conditions when Gasly approached the crane and a marshal who was pushing aside Sainz’s damaged Ferrari. The crane was parked outside a right-hand bend where it could easily be hit by a spinning car.

Gasly was then penalized for speeding under the red flag – not when he overtook the crane. Following the outcry from the drivers, the FIA ​​said it would “review” why the vehicle was present on the side of the track. However, he noted “it is normal practice to recover cars under safety car and red flag conditions”. Drivers will no doubt want to know how the FIA ​​considers that, in line with its conclusion eight years ago that “it is imperative to prevent a car from hitting [a] crane.”

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Out of time

F1 rules left little time to finish the race once it finally started

When conditions finally improved enough for the race to resume, the rules only allowed 40 minutes for it to be over. As a result, only 28 of the planned 53 laps were raced. To what extent was F1 a victim of the conditions, and to what extent was the lack of racing a consequence of the regulations?

In 2012, a new rule was introduced stating that races must end within a certain amount of time after they start. This was initially set at four hours, then reduced to three last year. This has reduced the window of time in which a race can take place, putting F1 at the mercy of conditions on rainy days like yesterday.

In the case of Sunday’s race, the scheduled start time was only three and a half hours before sunset, so postponing the race further was not an option. But earlier in the day the conditions were more favorable and a full race could have taken place if it had been scheduled earlier.

F1 has already unnecessarily shortened a race this year due to this questionable rule. Japan’s passionate fans, who many in F1 are quick to praise for their dedication to the sport, certainly deserve the chance to see a race in full, especially after a three-year wait.

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Unexpected checkered flag

Some teams didn’t immediately realize the race was over

The three-hour delay also surprised teams in other ways.

A week earlier in Singapore, the race ended when the maximum race duration of two hours was reached. As per the rules, the checkered flag was shown on the lap after the race leader reached the two hour mark.

But the three-hour limit appeared to be handled differently than it had been at the Monaco Grand Prix earlier in the season, surprising some teams who expected the race to continue for another lap. Some drivers continued to race for a half lap and had to be persuaded by their teams that the race was well and truly over.

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Penalty appeal

Leclerc did not get around the chicane on his last lap

Charles Leclerc’s five-second post-race penalty for running off the track and taking an advantage proved to be the decisive moment that won Verstappen the title. It wasn’t a particularly controversial decision – even Leclerc admitted it was deserved. The stewards wasted no time in issuing the penalty, although it did produce an inconsistency which did not impress Ferrari after their long wait to learn of Sergio Perez’s post-race penalty in similar circumstances to Singapore.

Post-race penalties are an inevitable part of motorsport. But this one could have been avoided. Had there been a natural obstacle like a gravel trap, Leclerc might not have been able to gain an advantage in the first place. At chicanes at other circuits, drivers are given specific instructions on how to join the racing line in a time-wasting way – but there was no such arrangement at this weekend corner. end last.

F1 has introduced more consistent monitoring of track limits this year which overall has been a positive step, but as this case shows there is still work to be done to prevent drivers from taking advantage cutting corners.

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Confusion of points

Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Suzuka, 2022
Verstappen didn’t immediately believe he had won the championship

Leclerc’s penalty was significant as it ended up deciding the championship. However, this was not widely realized at first due to confusion over the point system applied.

The FIA ​​has introduced a new points system for shortened races after F1 came under fire last year for its handling of the abandoned Belgian Grand Prix, where it awarded points for a race that officially consisted of a single lap behind the safety car. As 52% of the race distance was covered in Japan, it appeared that the FIA’s ‘Column 3’ points system, used when 50-75% of a grand prix is ​​covered, would apply.

Under ‘column 3’ points, Verstappen would have been one point away from claiming the title by winning the race with Leclerc in third. Red Bull thought this was the situation and during the final laps of the race considered a pit stop for Verstappen to give him a chance to set the fastest lap and claim the bonus point that would make him the champion .

But to the surprise of Red Bull, as well as their rival teams and many spectators, the FIA ​​decided to award full points for the race. This ran counter to the post-Spa rules change, but was supported by a clause in the regulations which stated that the reduced points would only be awarded if the race “is suspended…and cannot be resumed”, rather than to finish on time. limit.

While many of the issues F1 faced in its season finale were familiar, this one at least was new. But as was the case last year, when F1 should have celebrated its last world champion, the focus was more on the rules.

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In the roundup: Carlos Sainz Jnr says he feels he’s got his groove back in wet conditions after Friday’s rainy practice at Suzuka.

In short

Sainz ‘feels home’ in the wet after missing pace in Singapore

Having struggled to match teammate Charles Leclerc in the wet Singapore Grand Prix last weekend, Sainz was encouraged by his performance in practice yesterday.

Sainz finished third last weekend after struggling to keep pace with Leclerc and winner Sergio Perez throughout the race. After Friday’s two practice sessions at Suzuka, Sainz says he feels more confident in the tough conditions compared to the previous weekend.

“It was important for me after a tough race in Singapore in these conditions to try and get the upper hand of the car today in these wet conditions and see if I could get my rhythm back,” said Sainz. “We managed to do it – I was quick and felt at home again.

“For sure there will be trade-offs. That threat of rain on Sunday certainly looks likely, so there will be a few things to think twice about in tomorrow’s qualifying. So I think it’s going to be a interesting weekend ahead.

Bottas “happy to help” Zhou

Alfa Romeo driver Valtteri Bottas said his rookie teammate Zhou Guanyu regularly approached him to ask questions or seek advice on driving-related matters.

Zhou is the only rookie on the 2022 grid and will remain with Alfa Romeo alongside Bottas for 2023. The pair have established a strong working relationship during their first season together and Bottas says his young teammate will often come to him for advice.

“Once in a while he asks me questions directly and obviously I’m more than happy to help,” Bottas said. “He’s improved a lot this year anyway and he’s also learned just by looking at the data and so on. But if he has questions he always asks them, so that’s good.

Pirelli confirms its compounds for the North American rounds

Pirelli have confirmed the three tire compounds they will bring to the next two rounds after this weekend’s race at Suzuka.

For both races at Circuit of the Americas in Austin and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Pirelli will be using its mid-range C2, C3 and C4 compounds. This is the same selection of compounds used on circuits such as the Hungaroring, Spa and Monza.

Pirelli says this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix will be the last race where the C1 compound – the toughest in its range – will be used.

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