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F1 Fast Five: Alpine fires longtime Operations Director, Pirelli and Ferrari push forward on 2026 rain tire development, and other big updates

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Alpine fires longtime Operations Director, Pirelli and Ferrari push forward on 2026 rain tire development, and other big updates from around the world of Formula 1.

Alpine fires longtime Operations Director, Pirelli and Ferrari push forward on 2026 rain tire development, and other big updates
  • Alpine fires longtime Operations Director
  • Pirelli and Ferrari push forward on 2026 rain tire development
  • Ferrari in talks with Formula E for possible electric racing entry
  • Charles Leclerc: A journey of racing & life lessons
  • Drivers react to 24 ratings

Alpine fires longtime Operations Director

Alpine's operations director, Rob White, has left the team due to poor performance, with reports suggesting he was sacked by team principal Bruno Famin. White, who had been with Renault for 20 years, was thanked for his contributions, but Alpine aims to improve after scoring only two points in eight races this season. The team is undergoing changes, with new hires and departures, as they seek to enhance their performance in Formula One.

Click here to read the full article at straitstimes.com

Pirelli and Ferrari push forward on 2026 rain tire development

Pirelli is preparing for the 2026 F1 season with a focus on developing rain tires that will adhere to the 18-inch diameter regulation. Recent tests at Suzuka and Paul Ricard, with upcoming sessions at Mugello, underscore their dedication to tire optimization across diverse conditions. Pirelli's motorsport director, Mario Isola, said that despite inherent limitations, Pirelli's data collection at Paul Ricard aids in refining tire development decisions.

Click here to read the full article by Roy Stroot & Nick Golding (racingnews365.com)

Ferrari in talks with Formula E for possible electric racing entry

Ferrari might join Formula E, with Formula E CEO Jeff Dodds hinting at discussions between the two. Ferrari is investing in its first electrification plant, which will cost 500 million euros, to produce batteries and electric vehicles. Dodds believes Ferrari's involvement would boost the championship due to its motorsport heritage and loyal fanbase. However, Ferrari's main focus remains on Formula 1 and endurance racing for now.

Click here to read the full article by Stefan Mackley (motorsport.com)

Charles Leclerc: A journey of racing & life lessons

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc talks about how he started karting as a kid and worked his way up to driving for Ferrari. He explains the key moments in his career and how having a clear plan and setting small, realistic goals helped him succeed. Charles also shares his daily routines and tips for staying at his best. He discusses life lessons from his father and the importance of being humble, grateful, and hard-working.

Drivers react to 24 ratings

As the full release of Formula One 24 approaches, F1 caught up with drivers from McLaren, Ferrari, Red Bull, Haas, Kick Sauber, and Williams about their latest Driver Ratings. Watch interviews and behind-the-scenes reactions as they share their thoughts on the new season's ratings. Click here to watch the video.

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