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Fast Five: Motorsport eyes 2028 Olympics debut, Famin explains Alpine's 'phase two' reshuffle, and other big updates

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Motorsport eyes 2028 Olympics debut, Famin explains Alpine's 'phase two' reshuffle, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

  • Motorsport eyes 2028 Olympics spot
  • Famin explains Alpine's 'phase two' reshuffle
  • Former Ferrari chief berates team
  • Animated 2023 season so far
  • Key player in the 2025 driver market

Motorsport eyes 2028 Olympics debut

The Los Angeles 2028 Olympics might include motorsport, as it competes with nine other sports for a spot. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will finalize the inclusions in October. Motorsport's potential inclusion signifies the Games' evolution alongside sports like flag football, cricket, baseball-softball, lacrosse, breakdancing, karate, kickboxing, and squash. This move would not only add excitement but also enhance motorsport's global recognition and its future Olympic prospects.

Click here to read the full article by Lydia Mee (si.com)

Famin explains Alpine's 'phase two' reshuffle

Alpine's Interim Team Principal, Bruno Famin, has clarified the reason behind the mid-season managerial changes, citing the brand's ambitious development project and the need to enhance its pace. Despite a recent podium, Alpine ranks sixth in the constructors' standings, falling behind earlier expectations. This prompted a shift to phase two of the brand project, coinciding with Formula 1 adjustments. Famin highlighted the goal to reinforce the project and achieve targets more swiftly. The changes won't affect Alpine's upgrade plans, as the Enstone and Viry teams remain focused on improving the car's performance.

Click here to read the full article on formula1.com

Ferrari must only lose “as a protagonist, not as a secondary player”

Former Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo criticized the team for celebrating their recent third-place finish at Spa, asserting that Enzo Ferrari would have disapproved of such complacency. Despite aiming to challenge Red Bull in the 2023 season, Ferrari's plan has failed, leaving them in fourth place in the championship due to Red Bull's dominance and their own shortcomings. Di Montezemolo emphasized that Ferrari should maintain higher standards, recalling Enzo Ferrari's commitment to continuous improvement and innovation. Reflecting on his tenure, Di Montezemolo emphasized his past success in creating a strong team and expressed a desire for Ferrari to consistently contend for titles, as they did in various past seasons.

Click here to read the full article by Michael Delaney (f1i.com)

Drawn together: the 2023 season so far

Animator Nick Murray Willis returns with his quirky spin on the season's first-half highlights. Click here to watch the video.

The drivers who will shape the 2025 driver market

The 2025 Formula 1 driver market could be quite unstable, and predicting the exact outcomes is impossible. Find out who will be significant in shaping the 2025 driver market. 

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