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“We were touched by this level of support” — Andrea Stella on “the sense of community” in the F1 paddock amid McLaren’s hospitality catching fire during the Spanish GP weekend

Shortly before the final practice session of the Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix started, fire broke out at the McLaren hospitality suite. The whole team, including drivers Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri, had to be evacuated. With the emergency crew still working on bringing the fire under control three hours later, many worried that McLaren’s…

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“I was quite front-limited and had too much understeer” — Sergio Pérez reflects on “nightmare” F1 Spanish GP

Sergio Pérez started the 10th round of the F1 championship, the Spanish Grand Prix, from eleventh on the grid. This starting position was not ideal and he could do with his RB20. Although he managed to pass Nico Hülkenberg and both Alpine drivers, he was a distant P8. The Mexican got stuck behind Nico Hülkenberg…

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“The team saw a loss in downforce” — Ocon says he was carrying “suspected damage” on his way to P10 in F1 Spanish GP

Alpine’s performance at the Spanish Grand Prix was a surprise to everyone, including the team themselves. They added another three points to their total on Sunday, passing Haas for P7 in the Constructors’ Championship. The Enstone-based team had a tricky day at Montmeló. While Gasly faced a pit stop of almost 7 seconds and losing…

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Ricciardo admits RB doesn’t have “the pace with this current configuration” after double Q1 elimination ahead of F1 Spanish GP

RB had a disappointing showing in qualifying ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, with both Yuki Tsunoda and Daniel Ricciardo failing to make it past Q1.  Having recently found a second wind after a slow start to the season, the team has been on a consistent point scoring streak since Miami. Unfortunately, that looks set…

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Spanish GP | F1 Academy | Race 2 | Chloe Chambers takes her first win with seven seconds gap to Pulling

Without expecting rain before the end of the last session of F1 Academy in Barcelona, the drivers went underway on a formation lap in this order. The drivers are Abbi Pulling, Chloe Chambers, Doriane Pin, Nerea Mart, Hamda Al Qubaisi, Lia Block, Tina Hausmann, Bianca Bustamante, Jess Edgar, Lola Lovinfosse, Emely de Heus, Carrie Schreiner,…

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“I think we should, based on the recent events” — Gasly suggests clearing the air ahead of all-Alpine fourth row start for F1 Spanish GP

Alpine proved surprisingly competitive in qualifying ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix, with both drivers advancing to Q3. Pierre Gasly qualified a season-high seventh; Esteban Ocon initially qualified ninth, but was bumped up to eighth due to Sergio Perez’s grid penalty, making it an all-Alpine fourth grid for Sunday’s race.  Speaking after the session, Gasly…

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Red Bull has been “a little bit too far away” at F1 Spanish GP regarding balance and understanding the tyres — Perez

Sergio Perez will start 11th in tomorrow’s Spanish Grand Prix following his 3-place grid drop carried over from Canada. He was 8th fastest on Saturday with a 1:12.061, 0.678s behind polesitter Lando Norris, and 0.658s slower than teammate Max Verstappen. The Mexican driver says that he mainly lost crucial time in the final sector in…

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Sainz: Ferrari “still have this bouncing phenomenon” in high speed corners as he only manages P6 in F1 Spanish GP qualifying

The Barcelona circuit presents a significant challenge. It’s a track with all types of corners, testing all cars and leaving the teams with nowhere to hide. Ferrari, hoping for a strong position, introduced a new upgrade package that showed promise in practice sessions following a disappointing race in Canada. Carlos Sainz was fastest in final…

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Leclerc “not happy” and “disappointed” with Scuderia Ferrari’s qualifying pace at F1 Spanish GP

The fall of the flag for 2024 Formula One Spanish GP qualifying saw Charles Leclerc end up in P5 for Sunday’s race, narrowly behind the Mercedes drivers, and fractions ahead of Carlos Sainz. The Scuderia Ferrari driver was candid with regard to his struggles in the weekend so far. The 26-year-old was in bother on…

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“Hell of a lot of work to bring this turnaround” — Russell feels “pride” with Mercedes’ gains as they lock out the second row for F1 Spanish GP

Qualifying right behind his teammate, George Russell will start the 2024 Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in P4. The Mercedes duo have locked out the second row of the grid, with Lewis Hamilton 0.002s faster. “Two milliseconds is the biggest gap I’ve had for the last four races to a driver around me, so it’s…

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