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Sainz compromising performance for Leclerc, McLaren the “wake-up call” for Mercedes, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.
Carlos Sainz Jr. had to let his teammate, Charles Leclerc, pass him multiple times in qualifying to honor Ferrari's driver agreement, potentially compromising his own performance. Ferrari rotates the driver who gets the advantageous position in qualifying, and Sainz had to let Leclerc pass him at the pit lane exit, causing concern about missing a lap time. Sainz even overtook Leclerc at one point to ensure he could start a new lap.
Click here to read the full article by Will Wood (racefans.net)
McLaren surprised everyone at the British Grand Prix by securing second and third places on the grid with Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri in their updated MCL60 car. The team's remarkable progress, attributed to changes in floor and sidepod concepts, has caught the attention of rival teams, particularly Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton described McLaren's performance as a "wake-up call" for his own Mercedes team. Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team boss, acknowledged McLaren's progress and suggested that his engineers may need to reevaluate their approach. He also noted the fluctuating competition among Ferrari, Mercedes, Aston Martin, and McLaren and highlighted the significant improvements made by Aston Martin and McLaren as proof that substantial progress is still possible.
Click here to read the full article by Jonathan Noble (motorsport.com)
Formula 1 offers photographers a unique chance to capture the pinnacle of human and technological achievement. This interview with FIA-accredited photographer Michael Potts explores the artistry behind F1 photography, revealing the secrets that turn ordinary photos into captivating visual narratives. Potts shares his journey into the sport, discusses the challenges faced, and provides advice for aspiring F1 photographers. The interview also highlights the importance of time management, handling the speed of F1 racing, navigating logistical challenges, and the thrill of capturing memorable moments, including crashes. Potts encourages photographers to attend various motorsport events and emphasizes the need to excel not only in photography but also in the business aspect of the profession.
Click here to read the full article by Johannes Häring (thegame.photos)
Brad Pitt, the Hollywood mega-star who is filming his upcoming Formula 1 movie at the British Grand Prix, raced in the APX GP car.
Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon sample a variety of British delicacies, ranging from pork pies to liquorice allsorts, and provide a rating out of 10 for each treat.