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Alpine Formula 1 team has officially confirmed the departure of Davide Brivio at the end of 2023, ending his role as Racing Director. Brivio initially joined Alpine in 2021, transitioning from leading Suzuki to its first MotoGP championship in 20 years. Despite his contract extending into the next year, both Brivio and Alpine mutually agreed to part ways. This decision coincides with rumors linking Brivio to replace Alberto Puig as Repsol Honda's MotoGP team boss, although there is no official offer from Honda for 2024.
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Formula 1 is actively planning for the 2026 season, with a focus on new power unit regulations that embrace fully sustainable fuel and modified turbo-hybrids. The changes aim to reduce the weight of the cars significantly, with plans to trim the wheelbase and width, resulting in a more nimble and responsive design. The FIA is determined to enhance racing quality by addressing complaints about the heaviness of current cars and their impact on tire performance. The head of single-seaters, Nikolas Tombazis, has provided specific details on the 2026 chassis, including dimensions, aerodynamics, moveable aero additions, and potential modifications to the Drag Reduction System (DRS).
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Jannik Sinner, the World No. 4 tennis player, has entered into a partnership with Formula 1 for the 2024 ATP season. Making the announcement on X, he expressed his excitement about collaborating with the "best of motorsports" and becoming a "Friend of F1." Sinner, who was a standout junior in skiing before pursuing tennis, will attend several F1 Grand Prix races with special access to the paddock, aiming to promote the sport through fan engagement. The collaboration aims to strengthen ties between tennis and Formula 1, fostering crossover among fan bases, according to Formula 1 President Stefano Domenicali.
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The competition for the rookie of the year in the 2023 season was quite expected, similar to the championship race. Oscar Piastri faced high expectations entering the season, and he lived up to them impressively. He turned out to be one of the most interesting aspects of the 2023 season. But how good was his rookie season?
In a candid and engaging conversation, Zak Brown, the Team Principal of McLaren, shares an insider's perspective on McLaren's ambitions, the challenges they've faced, and future plans. Covering various key topics, Brown shares insights into McLaren's transformation in Formula 1 under his leadership, providing an exclusive look into the team's strategies, goals, and values.