Sebastian Vettel has been credited with contributing to Aston Martin's surge in performance by team principal Mike Krack. Despite retiring at the end of last season, Vettel played a crucial role in the development of the AMR23, offering advice and suggestions to improve the car. His replacement, Fernando Alonso, has since reaped the benefits, achieving three podium finishes in his first three races with the team. Krack praised Vettel's influence and leadership while also commending Alonso for his positive energy and hard work.
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The potential return of the German Grand Prix in 2026 is gaining traction, especially given Audi's upcoming entry into Formula 1 that same year. The renewed interest in the race, fueled by the addition of a prominent German manufacturer to the F1 grid, has sparked optimism about the event's revival. According to Michael Schmidt from Auto Motor und Sport, the prospects for the German GP's comeback are "looking pretty good," suggesting that the race could once again become a fixture on the F1 calendar and further boost the sport's popularity in Germany.
This week Forbes announced Toto Wolff, former driver and current CEO of Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula One team, is a billionaire. Despite not being talented enough to be a professional driver himself, Wolff’s successful business ventures on and off the track all led to his eventual ownership of a winning F1 team with eight constructors' championships and seven driver's championships to its name.
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The first F1 Academy season is set to begin with pre-season testing in Barcelona. The all-female series will feature 15 talented drivers and five veteran teams, including Campos Racing, MP Motorsport, ART Grand Prix, Rodin Carlin, and PREMA Racing. Drivers such as Nerea Marti, Lola Lovinfosse, Maite Caceres, Hamda Al Qubaisi, Amna Al Qubaisi, Emely de Heus, Lena Buhler, Carrie Schreiner, Chloe Grant, Abbi Pulling, Jessica Edgar, Megan Gilkes, Chloe Chong, Marta Garcia, and Bianca Bustamante will compete in the inaugural season, which begins with Round 1 in Spielberg, Austria from April 28-29.
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Spanning 20 years, Fernando Alonso’s career is filled with amusing one-liners and iconic moments. A charismatic individual known for his sharp wit and occasional fiery temperament, Alonso has etched his name in the annals of racing history. Sit back and enjoy this glimpse into the lighter side of the legendary Fernando Alonso!