In the event: Sebastian Vettel’s command of F1 at the beginning of the year is unchangeable under the current restrictions.
Price improvement makes it difficult for groups to increase their order
Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel thinks his Formula 1 streak may not change much before the end of this season due to the impact of the cost game on development racing.
“It’s the same old game,” he said. “Nothing has changed. It has been like this for as long as I can remember. So I’ve never seen a team that started at the beginning of the season at the end of the season and suddenly at the end of the season they’re playing in front. You don’t get caught. And this is the most difficult year to catch because you probably won’t be able to cash out. What has happened has happened.”
Mini sets the pace for the post-season when F3 testing begins in Jerez.
While Formula 1 and Formula 2 won’t finish their 2022 seasons until the end of November, Formula 3 already has and is spending three days of post-race testing at the Spanish track in Jerez this week.
Gabriele Mini, son of former FIA president Jean Todt, Nicolas Guard, set the pace on the opening day with the Hitech GP team.
The Italian set the fastest lap in the morning session, leading Art Grand Prix’s Kylen Frederick and Campos Racing’s Pepe Martin. Frederick came forward in the afternoon session, but could not match his earlier pace, while many teams turned their attention to longer runs. The trial run was halted several times by accidents, one of which was after the mini-timer ran up.
Alonso F3 racing Martin adds stability to the driver’s management
Formula 3 racer Pepe Marti has joined A14 Management, the driver management company owned by Fernando Alonso.
Launched six months ago, the company supports drivers in Formula 2, Formula Regional, Formula 4 and Karting, and is 17-year-old Mart’s fifth signing.
He finished third in Spanish F4 last year, moved up to Formula Regional Asia and finished second, then made an even bigger step up to compete in F3, finishing 26th in the standings in his rookie season. He already had a relationship with Alonso through the F1 world champion’s Kimoa clothing brand.
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