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James Vowles, Williams team principal, acknowledges the challenges of revitalizing the struggling team, prioritizing long-term success over short-term gains, stating he's not interested in 2023 or 2024 results but aims for performance by 2026. He inherited a team with outdated infrastructure and emphasized the need to break things before fixing them. Vowles aspires to elevate Williams to a top-four position in Formula 1, recognizing that small gains in the mid-field aren't his ultimate goal. Despite acknowledging the long journey ahead, he remains committed and content with his role at Williams.
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The FIA has sent a new technical directive to Formula 1 teams to address concerns about flexing wings. Teams are suspected of using systems that manipulate wing elements in ways not detectable by current load tests. To address this, teams have been instructed to provide detailed drawings and cross-sections of their wing components' attachments. Several team bosses expressed support for the FIA's move, emphasizing trust in the FIA's judgment and the need for clarity in regulations. Aston Martin's team boss downplayed concerns, stating that the Technical Directive would not be a problem for their team.
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Ferrari, facing a challenging Formula 1 season with inferior performance, plans to introduce a "completely new" car for the 2024 season, a significant departure from the typical evolutionary approach. Their current aerodynamic concept has been recognized as fundamentally flawed, prompting architectural changes in the rear end and monocoque, potentially adopting Red Bull's successful platform control design. These alterations aim to eliminate limitations on development and enhance the car's overall performance. While catching up with Red Bull remains a daunting task, Ferrari's success in 2024 hinges on understanding their problems and creating a competitive new car.
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The inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix is generating immense excitement due to its association with the iconic city and the anticipation built up during the COVID era when the concept of holding an F1 race on the streets of Las Vegas was conceived. With the event set to be held in November, will it live up to the hype?
Christian Horner is currently witnessing Max Verstappen rewriting the history of F1. Verstappen's recent victory in Zandvoort marked his ninth consecutive win, matching Sebastian Vettel's record. Horner admitted that he didn't anticipate this, but he always knew Verstappen had exceptional talent from the start.