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Haas team principal Guenther Steiner claims there is "clear evidence" of track limit breaches at the United States Grand Prix. Haas, along with three other teams, is set to challenge the race results in a hearing scheduled for Wednesday. They contend that the stewards failed to address track limits violations properly, specifically in the case of Williams' Alex Albon, who avoided penalties. Steiner emphasizes the need for consistent enforcement of track limit rules, even though he isn't a fan of penalties for track limits. The challenge concerns both the Albon investigation outcome and the final race classification. If stewards find the new evidence significant and relevant, a formal reinvestigation will follow; otherwise, the case will be dismissed. The challenge has implications for other teams and drivers as well, including Red Bull, Aston Martin, and Williams.
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Carlos Sainz expressed frustration after finishing sixth in the Brazilian Grand Prix, citing ongoing clutch problems that plagued his race weekend in Sao Paulo. Despite starting from sixth on the grid, he lost two positions at the first corner due to the clutch issue. Sainz voiced his desire to address the problem, which persisted throughout the weekend, preventing Ferrari from making improvements. He felt disappointed that the issue cost them valuable points and saw Charles Leclerc's non-start as a missed opportunity for Ferrari in their battle for second place in the championship.
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Mercedes suffered their "worst weekend in 13 years" at the F1 Sao Paulo Grand Prix, marked by disappointing performances from Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. The team's optimism was dashed by sudden pace loss, unexpected tire wear, and mechanical issues. Hamilton suspected an issue with the upgraded car's floor, leading to poor performance on the rough circuit. Mercedes struggled to explain the form drop-off, with team boss Toto Wolff deeming it "totally baffling" and hinting at deeper mechanical problems. The setback highlighted the gap between their 2023 car and Red Bull's superior design, leaving Mercedes with uncertainties about their future in F1's new era of regulations.
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PAMA, a major Indonesian mining contractor, has partnered with McLaren Applied to accelerate the decarbonization of its operations. Using Formula 1-derived technology, McLaren Applied's Fuel Analytics Service collects real-time data from mining trucks, analyzes it using AI, and provides immediate feedback to drivers to optimize fuel efficiency. The service has led to fuel savings of up to 4.5% across selected routes and a 6.5% reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions for the top 25% of drivers using the system. This increased efficiency also lowers maintenance costs and benefits productivity. PAMA plans to expand the technology to additional sites, even as electric and hydrogen trucks become part of their fleet.
Click here to read the full article by Jane Bentham (globalminingreview.com)
The Red Bull RB8 is facing off against two incredible road-going hypercars - the Porsche 918 Spyder and a Bugatti Veyron! The 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine paired with two electric motors, while the Veyron features an 8-liter quad-turbo W16 engine. The RB8, driven by Red Bull's reserve driver, Liam Lawson, is equipped with a 2.4-liter V8 engine that produces 800hp and is the lightest among them. So, will the F1 car sweep these hypercars to the side?