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F1 Fast Five: Mercedes discovers 'Eureka Moment' in crucial front wing, Why Mercedes overlooked Sainz for 2025, and other big updates

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Mercedes discovers 'Eureka Moment' in crucial front wing, Why Mercedes overlooked Sainz for 2025, and other big updates
  • Mercedes discovers 'Eureka Moment' in crucial front wing
  • Why Mercedes overlooked Sainz for 2025
  • The FIA was right with the 'Kimi Antonelli rule’
  • Does Ricciardo still deserve a place in F1?
  • Why F1 and beyond stopped at 20,000 RPM

Mercedes discovers 'Eureka Moment' in crucial front wing

Mercedes has introduced a groundbreaking front wing design, termed a "Eureka moment," which could potentially revitalize their competitiveness. In Canada, George Russell finished third and Lewis Hamilton fourth, and this showed improved results after using the upgraded wing. F1 Nation podcast host Tom Clarkson believes Mercedes' success is due to the wing's flexibility within the rules. Despite competition from Red Bull and McLaren, Mercedes' resurgence signals a more thrilling F1 season ahead.

Click here to read the full article by James Dielhenn (crash.net)

Why Mercedes overlooked Sainz for 2025

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has made it clear that Carlos Sainz is off the table for the team's 2025 Formula 1 lineup as they aim to "reinvent" themselves. While Lewis Hamilton's replacement remains undisclosed, Sainz, who was initially considered, is now excluded due to his desire for a longer commitment. Instead, Mercedes is focusing on nurturing young talent, particularly 17-year-old Andrea Kimi Antonelli.

Click here to read the full article by Taylor Powling (motorsportweek.com)

The FIA was right with the 'Kimi Antonelli rule’

The FIA has changed its F1 super license rules, allowing exceptions for 17-year-olds with enough points. This change aims to balance flexibility with maintaining fairness and safety standards. However, ensuring consistency and transparency in applying the rules remains critical to safeguarding both drivers' development and the integrity of the sport.

Click here to read the full article by Thomas Maher (planetf1.com)

Does Ricciardo still deserve a place in F1?

Jack Villeneuve's remarks on Daniel Ricciardo's status in Formula One drew attention throughout the Canadian Grand Prix. They sparked online discussion among fans and even prompted a response from Ricciardo himself. This isn't surprising, as Ricciardo has been a major talking point this season. While everyone has the right to their opinion, the question remains: Does Ricciardo still deserve a place in F1?

Why F1 and beyond stopped at 20,000 RPM

This engine hits 20,000 RPM and powers a piston weighing 2.5 tonnes. It goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 0.003 seconds and pulls 10,000 G. It's the fastest-revving F1 engine ever. But why haven't F1 engines, or any engines, gone beyond 20,000 RPM in almost 20 years? It's harder than you'd expect, and here's why passing 21,000 RPM is nearly impossible.

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