Ex-world champion Sebastian Vettel (Heppenheim) has protested at the beginning of the final test trips to the new Formula 1 season in Bahrain against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For a stir, a spectacular update at the Mercedes of Record Champion Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom).
At the silver arrow, not only underbody and front wings were newly designed, but also the side box conspicuously designed differently than compared to the first test in Barcelona – attached closely at the chassis of the W13, below then wider.
At the competition of Red Bull for World Champion Max Stapen (Netherlands), this approach made a critical quote under the new regulations completely new regulations for swirls, team boss Christian Horner withdrawn from his press department.
Formula 1 sports director Ross Brawn said: “There are some very extreme interpretations of the regulations that could lead to many discussions. We did not expect the Mercedes concept.”
Trapped was relaxed in the thing. “All cars look different. None of us understands them well enough to say what works and what does not,” said the 24-year-old, “We can only focus on ourselves.” Hamilton TeamMollege George Russell was pleased that the Mercedes “has a lot of attention” this morning “:” I’m proud to be part of a team that drives innovation forward. But it’s not about how the car looks – but it looks how fast it is. “
Formula 1: Vettel sets with Ukraine flag sign
Vettel drove in his Aston Martin with the Ukrainian flag on his helmet, for that was also a Peace Tube and the “Peace sign” painted, also the lettering “no war” and the text of John Lennon’s Legendary Song “Imagine”.
Fastest was on Thursday first the Monegasse Charles Leclec (1: 34.531 minutes) in Ferrari, most rounded Red Bull Pilot Sergio Perez (70).
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Formula 1 tests until Saturday in Bahrain Marriage also starts on the desert course on March 20 the new season.