Find out all the rumours in the F1 silly season and learn everything about the Super License.
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The Dutch Grand Prix is creeping closer, and since there’s no action on the track, we are eagerly waiting for any tidbits of news.
Nyck de Vries made his move before the break, spilling the beans on his plans. Meanwhile, whispers suggest that the Alpine crisis might be more serious than meets the eye. We’ve got all the juicy details for you below!
Likewise, we’ve got a cool comparison between teammates so far! Keep reading if you don’t wanna miss out!
In today’s email:
- Pit Stop Talks – The most comprehensive updates amidst the summer break.
- In-depth education: The Super License: The Driver’s License of Formula 1 Drivers.
- Fast Lane News – Buckle up for a speedy journey through the latest Formula 1 updates.
- The Dutch GP – It’s getting closer! Only two weeks to go!
Let’s kick things off…
Pit Stop Talks
📚De Vries’ plans after Formula 1: From Racing to studying
Nyck de Vries, who was swapped out for Daniel Ricciardo before the Hungarian Grand Prix due to his less-than-stellar performance, has spilled the beans on what he’s up to now that he’s no longer a Formula 1 hotshot.
In September, I’m going to take a course at Harvard: Negotiation and Leadership. Now, I have more time and interest in learning other things. I haven’t studied in my life, not even completed high school, so I’ll allocate some of my time to studying.
Turns out, the Dutchman is taking a page out of the playbook of other drivers like Nicholas Latifi, who, after bidding farewell to the F1 circus, decided to swap their racing gloves for textbooks and hit the books. It seems even the fastest men on the track need a pit stop for education! – Read More
⚔️ Here’s how the teammate battle looks so far
The first half of the season has come to an end, and here’s a table showcasing the points difference between teammates up to now.
It’s quite interesting to note that the largest disparities appear among the drivers of Red Bull, Aston Martin, and Mercedes – coincidentally, these are the top three teams in the standings.
In McLaren, Alpine, Williams, and Haas, there’s also a noticeable gap, whereas in Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, their drivers seem to be neck and neck!
How do you think the battle between teammates will end? Will there be significant differences compared to now, or will it continue along the same lines?
🔵 Chandhok: Alpine could leave Formula 1
Former Indian driver turned commentator Karun Chandhok has taken a deep dive into Alpine’s current predicament, which could make even the best of us break a sweat.
With the departure of key figures like team principal Otmar Szafnauer, technical director Pat Fry, and sporting director Alan Permane, Alpine seems to be in a bit of a pickle.
According to Chandhok, advancing up the grid when positioned as the sixth-best team is a steep uphill climb, akin to attempting a comeback after being sidelined.
The commentator doesn’t shy away from expressing his worry that Alpine might unintentionally follow in the footsteps of Toyota’s 2000s escapades, potentially pulling a disappearing act from the F1 stage after struggling to reach the top of the grid. – Read More (ES)
If you look at the people in some departments in Enstone, they have been hired from the road car division. Maybe now you start to ask yourself whether the Renault corporation will experience the same thing that happened to Toyota 20 years ago. It’s heading down a path where they might throw in the towel with Formula 1 or go down a corporate route that I’m convinced won’t work.
The Super License: The Driver’s License of Formula 1 Drivers
Not just anyone can jump into a Formula 1 cockpit. To compete at the pinnacle of motorsport, you must possess immense talent, skill, lightning-fast reflexes, and a touch of good fortune.
But here’s the kicker: apart from all those qualifications, drivers need something called a “Super License.” This license, issued by the FIA, is the crème de la crème of racing licenses.
In simpler terms, the Super License is like a driver’s license on steroids. It’s the proof that a driver is qualified to handle an F1 car without endangering themselves or fellow racers. Essentially, it’s a driver’s license tailored specifically for the F1 elite.
Fast Lane News
🏍️ VIDEO – Norris: “MotoGP riders are crazier than F1 drivers”. – Read More
😱 Wolff reveals LIFE-CHANGING connection between Senna’s death and his career. – Read More
👥 Shock driver to become Lewis Hamilton’s 2024 team-mate. – Read More
💥 Ralf Schumacher slated as former team-mate reveals garage tension. – Read More
🏎️ Ferrari F2001b F1 race car driven by Michael Schumacher for sale. – Read More