Within the round-up: Sebastian Vettel says the F1 order in the beginning of the 12 months is unlikely to alter below present constraints.
Value cap making it tougher for groups to stand up order
Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel thinks the aggressive order in Components 1 is unlikely to alter a lot earlier than the top of this season because of the influence of the associated fee cap on the event race.
“It’s the identical outdated recreation,” he mentioned. “Nothing has modified. It’s been like this for so long as I can bear in mind. So I’ve by no means seen a group beginning final at first of the season and rapidly being within the entrance on the finish of the season. You don’t catch up. And possibly that is the toughest 12 months to catch up as a result of you’ll be able to’t spend cash. It’s what it’s.”
Mini units the post-season tempo as F3 take a look at begins at Jerez
Whereas Components 1 and Components 2 don’t end their 2022 seasons till late November, Components 3 already has and is spending this week at Spanish observe Jerez to do three days of post-season testing.
Gabriele Mini, protege of former FIA president Jean Todt’s son Nicolas, set the tempo on the opening day with the Hitech GP group.
The Italian set his quickest lap within the morning session, heading Artwork Grand Prix’s Kaylen Frederick and Campos Racing’s Pepe Marti. Frederick got here to the fore within the afternoon session, however couldn’t match the sooner tempo, whereas a number of groups switched focus to doing longer runs. The take a look at motion was stopped a number of instances by incidents, one among which Mini prompted after he topped the instances.
Alonso provides F3 racer Marti to his driver administration secure
Components 3 racer Pepe Marti has joined A14 Administration, the motive force administration firm owned by Fernando Alonso.
Launched solely six months in the past, the agency already helps the careers of drivers in Components 2, Components Regional, Components 4 and karting, and 17-year-old Mart is the fifth signing.
He got here third in Spanish F4 final 12 months, stepped as much as Components Regional Asia and got here second, then made a good greater step to race in F3 the place he got here twenty sixth within the standings in his rookie season. He already had hyperlinks to Alonso via the F1 world champion’s Kimoa clothes model.
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