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“After the red flag our strategy was a bit ruined because then we had to put the Medium to the end, everyone had a free stop,” Verstappen told media including RacingNews365.

“That meant we had to save a lot, just try to follow George. We were massively off the pace trying to manage the tyre.

“It’s quite boring out there. You're driving literally half throttle on the straights, some places a gear higher than you would normally do. Four seconds off the pace more or less, that’s not really racing.”
 

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Please bench him. He's not gonna score any points for you, send him packing early


"This kind of incident is sad, it's exactly what we didn't want to see. Esteban's dive was completely out of place, it was exactly what we didn't want to see, and there will be the appropriate consequences."

Asked how serious his response would be, one English translation of his words was: "We're going to take drastic action."

That has been interpreted by some as a direct threat about benching Ocon, for one race or more, as punishment for what was felt to have been a needless collision.

However, the exact phrase Famin used in French – 'trancher dans le vif" – is not something that can be translated directly into English.

What comes closest is 'cut to the chase' or 'cut right into the core', and effectively means making a definite call to get something done properly.


Famin did not issue any further public remarks about his stance on the incident or the subsequent action, beyond the official team press release on Sunday night.

There he said: "As a team, we will review and manage the incident between both cars behind closed doors. We must avoid situations that have the potential to compromise the team."

However, Motorsport.com understands that Famin is fuming about what happened, and thinks that this latest collision is the final straw to a situation that has been bubbling away all season.

The team has been mindful since Bahrain that its competitive situation means it cannot let slip any opportunities to score points, so it has been instructing its drivers to take extra care when racing each other.

It seems such policy was in play in Monaco too, as Gasly revealed afterwards that the rear car was supposed to help the one ahead.

"We had clear instructions before the race on what to do, and whoever qualified ahead, the trailing car was supposed to help throughout the race," he said. "That was the strategy. Unfortunately, it didn't happen."

Alarm bells have been ringing for a while though, as the pair battled ultra aggressively with each other on the opening lap of the Miami Grand Prix, where it was probably more through luck than skill that they did not actually make contact.

Having told the drivers after that incident to avoid such antics in the future, the fact that it has happened in a much worse way in Monaco has left Famin feeling that the situation cannot carry on as is.
 
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man what the hell, rumors have RB renewing perez and sainz basically homeless, looking at a williams seat. That would be unbelievable honestly, to let a top driver go to a shitty team. If he went to sauber on a longer term deal so he could be part of the audi project, that I would understand, but things are looking illogical and unfortunate for sainz.

Also, if aston cared about winning even a little bit, they'd kick out stroll and sign sainz if he truly can't get a seat at RB


 

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No more DRS but we are getting push to pass 🙄
when I first read your post my first thought was that they already have DRS + push to pass in concept (recharge the battery, discharge when needed for passing) so I wasn't sure why they were calling this "new".

Then I read the details. This is absurdly stupid. If they actually fixed the aero issues (as they claim they have) and made the car smaller...why would the car behind need such a significant advantage to get around the guy in front?

F1 will continue with V6 turbo hybrids in 2026, but the next generation of F1 power units will run on sustainable synthetic fuels and derive nearly three times as much power from the electrical side of the hybrid system.

The MGU-H (motor generator unit-heat) element of the current energy recovery system, which works via the engine's turbo on the current engines, will be scrapped.

The V6 internal combustion engine will have its power reduced by approximately 200 brake horsepower, through a combination of reduced fuel flow and a limit on turbo pressure, while the electrical part of the power unit will be able to deploy a massive 475 bhp under acceleration -- up from the 160 bhp of the current power units -- which will account for nearly 50% of the total power output.

The electric side of the power unit will also be able to double the amount of energy it can recoup under braking to recharge the battery.

With so much more electrical power on tap, the FIA has done away with DRS in its current form and substituted it with manual override to give a chasing car more electrical power than the one it is pursuing. When two cars are racing, the electrical deployment of the lead car will start to taper off at 180 mph and reach zero at 220 mph, while the chasing car will be able to override this drop-off and deploy full electrical power up to 209 mph.
 

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