With the 2022 F1 season well underway, the new cars, rules and challenges are testing the teams and drivers to the limits.
The 2022 F1 season has had a lot of changes to the rules and regulations for the cars and drivers that participate. Following a dramatic season finale to the 2021 season, many in the motorsport world praised it for being one of the greatest in a long time.
2022 has brought many changes to the cars for the drivers to adapt to, but one thing is for certain, casino sites have had great coverage throughout the seasons of Formula 1. Defending champion Max Verstappen may be seen as the underdog behind Lewis Hamilton, but anything can happen in motorsport. George Russell is a driver many will have their eyes on as he replaced Valtteri Bottas at AMG Mercedes.
Formula 1 veteran Fernando Alonso mentions the new regulations and gave his point of view on the 2022 cars “The new regs are supposed to bring all the cars closer together and multiple teams could win races”. The Alpine Team driver goes on to mention “Aerodynamically I think we don’t lose as much downforce as before but the tires are still an issue, to follow cars, you still damage the tires a lot”.
Red Bull Consultant Dr. Helmut Marko firmly believes that the pressure applied to Ferrari at the 2022 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was the key to success as the Red Bull team had a strong race with maximum points taken for Max Verstappen, with his team mate Sergio Perez producing a stunning support role, but also a solid drive.
Multiple world champion Sebastian Vettel aired his thoughts on the new 2022 cars and asked for an experiment, he was asking for the DRS system to be taken away. “We do rely on the DRS probably more than in the past, to some extent,” Vettel added. “The interesting bit would be to take the DRS off and see how the racing really is, if you are able to overtake a lot better than, let’s say, in the past.
It is not all plain sailing with the new cars as Mercedes has their woes too. Andrew Shovlin, Mercedes trackside engineering director goes on to mention the performance issues with the power units “Well, we’re constantly doing analysis on that, there are areas that we think we can improve in terms of managing the deployment.
Not only that the porpoising issue is plaguing Mercedes, Shovlin goes on to mention “We are not expecting to solve this overnight, but if we can get a clue that we are going in the right direction, if we really got to the bottom of what is going on, we will be quite pleased that we are just moving on the right path. When asked when it could see improvements or be resolved Shovlin added “Hopefully soon, maybe as soon as Miami .”