In the round-up: Kevin Magnussen says he is confident that Haas will be able to get more performance out of their upgrade package after the summer break
Magnussen confident Haas will extract more pace from upgrades
Magnussen was the only Haas drive to benefit from the team’s first major upgrades of the season at the last race before the break in Hungary. He qualified 13th, two places ahead of team mate Mick Schumacher, before finishing the race in 16th after lap one contact led to him receiving a black-and-orange flag, which compromised his race.
“It’s probably going to get better,” said Magnussen in response to a question from RaceFans.
“We will extract more out of this and get it dialled in so that the balance is nice and also get more downforce out of it. But it was a positive weekend in terms of putting the car on track and actually measuring the data that we wanted to see.”
Recovering from setbacks key to Formula E title triumph – Vandoorne
Newly-crowned Formula E world champion Stoffel Vandoorne says his ability to recover from setbacks in races was the key to him taking the title this season.
Vandoorne and his Mercedes EQ team clinched both championships in the final race in Seoul yesterday. He scored points in every EPrix except for Mexico City and took a single race victory in Monaco.
“I think I’ve been very consistent since [Monaco],” said Vandoorne. “Always qualifying at the front.
“But even on the days where it was more difficult, that’s where I managed to recover. And I think those were the key moments. I think if there’s one race that jumps in my mind, there’s Berlin race one. I dropped back to like P12-13 on lap one and a few laps from the end I was still fighting for the victory. So those moments, they made the championship.”
With Mercedes EQ transitioning to McLaren Electric Racing next season, Vandoorne says he will return to the Formula E grid for the first season with the new Gen3 car.
“I’ll be back next year. I need a bit of a reset after this. Gen2 is coming to to an end we’re going into a new era next season, so that’ll bring a full reset. I’m just going to enjoy this this moment for a little bit and I’ll turn up strong again next year.”
Dunne extends British F4 championship lead with two wins
Irish driver Alex Dunne extended his lead in the British F4 championship by taking two wins out of three in the seventh round at Snetterton.
The 16-year-old claimed a win in the first and third races of the weekend to further extend his championship lead with three race weekends remaining. Dunne is now 66 points ahead of Williams academy driver Oliver Gray and 127 points ahead of third-placed McLaren junior Ugo Ugochukwu.
Gray claimed two podiums with a third in race one and a second in race two, while Ugochukwu took one podium from the weekend with a second place in race two behind winner Joseph Loake.
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Notable posts from Twitter, Instagram and more:
⭐️ WORLD CHAMPION !!!⭐️ pic.twitter.com/5AVwcCjLdi
— Stoffel Vandoorne (@svandoorne) August 14, 2022
To be going back to Brackley, Brixworth and Stuttgart with back-to-back titles is sensational, especially with this being our last year in @FIAFormulaE.
Many thanks to the entire team for the hard work and passion they have shown throughout the years. #WeDriveTheCity pic.twitter.com/22dP9782YW
— Mercedes-EQ Formula E Team (@MercedesEQFE) August 14, 2022
Un colgado ha metido un GP2 en una autopista de la República Checa. La policía no ha podido identificar al conductor y lo están buscando pic.twitter.com/gn4yWbV1rb
— uVe (@MigueluVe) August 14, 2022
Time to test your circuit knowledge 🌎
Can you tell us where these four pictures were taken?#HaasF1 pic.twitter.com/grRzML0P0y
— Haas F1 Team (@HaasF1Team) August 14, 2022
Over and out.
Thanks to @MahindraRacing. Congratulations to @svandoorne on a deserved title.
Nearly pulled off a points finish today but not to be. Sums up FE for me…thrills, spills, misadventure and a tonne of effort in one of the most challenging championships around. pic.twitter.com/ZkUq4y152K
— Alexander Sims (@AlexanderSims) August 14, 2022
I do not have any announcements to make. Im on vacation. Lol pic.twitter.com/Yvp4bD2GWA
— Conor Daly (@ConorDaly22) August 13, 2022
Funny how default #F1 car always looks like an #FW14B !#PeakF1Aesthetic @F1 @WilliamsRacing pic.twitter.com/wwPJnpdHLp
— Paddy Lowe (@paddylowe) August 14, 2022
A big hand for all of the marshals that are working hard in this heat around the country this weekend 👏🏻
Without you we couldn’t go racing 🧡#BARC pic.twitter.com/D0iGzrCp3V
— BARC (@OfficialBARCHQ) August 14, 2022
Just normal racetrack things… #BTCC pic.twitter.com/c8vTNvp26l
— Jack Elleker/F1StatMan (@F1StatMan) August 14, 2022
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Motor racing links of interest:
Remembering Enzo: A Special Portrait (Ferrari)
"Today, a special portrait by Ferrari’s Head of Design, Flavio Manzoni commemorates the anniversary of the passing of Enzo Ferrari, capturing those magnificent early days of racing bravery and ambition."
Japan GP special project 'I've been waiting for you, Suzuka' (Red Bull Japan)
Red Bull are offering a competition for Japanese fans to design his helmet for his first ever home grand prix in Suzuka in October.
Formula 1’s Toto Wolff: ‘You need to push people out of their comfort zone’ (Financial Times - subscription)
"(Drive to Survive) is athletes in high performance machines. It’s about life and death, and on top of that we added Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The problem is they will always position you as you wish, so whatever you say, they will try to make you look careless or try to make you. Whatever suits the story of the series. So I really, I’ve never liked it. I prefer to do face-to-face interviews with anyone who wants to know me."
What is 'Chasing the Dream?' (Formula 2)
"Focusing on the drivers of Formula 2, fans can see behind the curtains into the work that goes into being a racing driver on the cusp of F1, how they handle successes and fight back after failures. With its fly-on-the-wall format, Chasing the Dream shadows the drivers, teams, support, families and the stories as they culminate in dreams coming true or sometimes fading out of sight."
F1 22 has the WORST Battle Pass in Gaming! (OverTake.gg via YouTube)
"Battle Passes in online games are nothing new - that's why F1 has also introduced their own Battle Pass since last year - the Podium Pass. But how good is it compared to other games? Marvin took a closer look at it and - small spoiler - his feedback is not too good."
Formula E round 16: Seoul (Formula E via YouTube)
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Comment of the day
This weekend’s Caption Competition winner is @tommy-c!:
Two hours later, Fernando took to Twitter to clarify that in fact it was not his birthday and that he would not be celebrating his birthday with Alpine in 2023.
Thanks to everyone who came up with caption idea this week and a special mention to Cyberaxiom, JungleMartin, Richard Hill and Electroball76 who all came up with particularly good captions.
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3 comments on “Magnussen confident Haas will extract more pace from upgrades”
15th August 2022, 7:37
Not the first time a single-seater has run on public roads.
The tracks in Haas tweet are Jeddah Cornicne Circuit, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Red Bull Ring, & Silverstone from upper left to bottom right.
I got all four right quickly as I’m generally good at recognizing tracks in zoomed & or closed-up images based on surroundings or surrounding features.
Conor Daly’s shirt, though & I also like the references on the car, including livery.
The sand car is nicely done.
15th August 2022, 8:55
Kevin Magnussen has no idea how to evaluate an upgrade. Still.
Yet Haas, who have suffered from this lack of constructive feedback before, chose to give him the only available upgrade to their car ahead of the summer break.
15th August 2022, 15:32
I’m guessing the mystery driver in the GP2 car on the Czech highway is Alonso. lol.
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