The new season of Formula One is in full swing with three races finished already and the drivers heading to the Imola circuit in Italy for the upcoming race over the weekend.
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Ferrari have established themselves as a pressure to be reckoned with as they head each the motive force’s and constructor’s standings with Charles Leclerc successful two races out of three and coming in second within the different.
Carlos Sainz has additionally had a tremendous begin to the marketing campaign as he’s positioned third behind teammate Leclerc and Mercedes driver George Russell on the motive force’s standings.
American group Haas Racing endured a tumultuous pre-season with the entire drama surrounding their sponsors Uralkali and Russian driver Nikita Mazepin, within the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Uralkali proprietor and driver Nikita’s father Dimitry Mazepin was named as certainly one of Vladimir Putin’s enablers, and the ties between Haas and the Russian firm had been severed in a response to the army operation authorised by the Russian premier.
Kevin Magnussen was purchased in as a alternative for Mazepin within the eleventh hour and has managed to earn 12 factors from the three races and finds himself within the prime ten of the drivers’ standings.
In a brand new twist of occasions, three F1 groups have raised alarms concerning the similarities between Ferrari’s F1-75 and Haas’ VF-22 automobiles which have dealt with the brand new change in laws very nicely. The names of the groups making the declare haven’t been talked about.
Both groups have fared extraordinarily nicely compared to the earlier yr, during which Ferrari did not document a win and Haas trailed means behind Red Bull and Mercedes.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff and Alpine boss Ottmar Szafnauer expressed their ‘surprise’ regarding the upturn within the fortunes of Haas this season.
“Haas took a huge leap forward from last place. It’s an interesting step. It’s a learning curve for us because as an organization of 2,000 people that’s been successful in the past, we’re now struggling with teams that are much smaller. They must have done a great job,” commented Silver Arrows boss Wolff with a wink.
Szafnauer mentioned, “Haas is a small team that jumped from last to third place over the winter. That comes as a bit of a surprise. I expected the balance of power to change with such a big rule reform changes little because it favours the teams that have more know-how and better infrastructure.”
“But I am convinced that the FIA will investigate the case and come to the right conclusions about how similar these two cars are,” the Alpine boss mentioned.
Drivers can be seen competing on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix over the weekend as F1 returns to Italy amid the rising Ferrari craze.
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