Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen has been taken to hospital, but has no serious injuries, according to the FIA doctor.
The 23-year-old Dutchman crashed into turn 7 with Lewis Hamilton. Verstappen had to deal with 52G, which made him feel a bit light-headed. But according to the FIA doctor there are no serious injuries: “Good luck, to say the least. Max got out of the car with a little help and was then taken to hospital for further routine checks.”
About the crash, Dr. Ian Roberts: “When we came around the corner looking at the screens it looked like we were watching a roll. Luckily not. But it was still quite an impressive impact in the tire stacks. I try to check him as soon as possible, but he came out and that’s a good sign. We had to let him relax a bit before we left for the medical center.”
He confirmed to SkySports: “Max has no other serious injuries.”
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In Formula 1 on July 17, the first ever sprint took place – a short race of only 17 laps. Rather, the sprint qualification – according to the results of the mini-race, the holder of pole position and position on the starting grid of the main Sunday race of Silverstone was determined.
Sprint is a delicate matter in any sport. Its sudden introduction or, in principle, the emergence of a shortened race / match format for the sake of entertainment is even more painstaking work. Innovations are perceived with hostility primarily by oldfag fans.
“What sprints and 100 meters are you stunned ?! – shout outraged veterans of cross-country skiing, who found Gundé Svan and the appearance of a skating course. “Give us a point-to-point cut-up marathon!” “What does parallel slalom mean ?!” – fans of alpine skiing menacingly echo. “How are the sets to win four games? – prowled tennis fans are indignant. – We want to watch matches for five hours! These are traditions! “
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Everything rests on tradition, and F-1 is no exception. Fans fought over the sprint for several months, and the discussions became even more intense for the British Grand Prix. But the first sprint of the three planned for the season took place – and there are still advantages. But the weekend format will have to be significantly improved.
Sprint qualification start at Silverstone
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What did you manage?
Due to the strange schedule of the stage, fans of “F1” were afraid that the pilots would line up one after another and finish the race with the positions with which they started – McLaren racer Lando Norris spoke in this spirit. This is not without logic: the place at the start of the main race, where you can earn points, depends on the sprint, and therefore taking risks, flying out and getting out of the back rows on Sunday is not what the teams want.
But sport is sport, and race is race – some did not protect themselves from accidents and unwittingly increased the entertainment for the audience. George Russell squeezed Carlos Sainz off the track on the first lap – the Ferrari driver had to break through from long positions to an acceptable 11th place, and the Williams’ racing driver received a three-position penalty on Sunday.
“I think I was the victim of a mistake on the part of George Russell. He tampered with my car, which is why I ended up rolling to the last place, – commented Sines. – After that, I really enjoyed the race, because I managed to break back, making a lot of overtaking and showing a strong pace.
What do I think about the format? I would have liked it if I started from the last positions, but for some of the other people who rode in front, the race was a little more boring. I was not at all bored. At the same time, from the side of us, the riders, I can only say that the fans should judge the format. After all, the format is intended to entertain the fans, not us. I hope they enjoyed it. “
Dvizukhi was added by the co-pilot of “Red Bull” Sergio Perez – he was severely turned around, he rolled to the last place, but practically could not make overtaking due to damage to the car. By the decision of the team, he finished the race ahead of schedule and will start from the pit lane so that the mechanics will finalize the car.
Also, the diversity made the permission to start on any tires: there were no usual restrictions on the second qualification segment for the top 10. The softest kits were unexpectedly chosen by the Alpin pilots, Valtteri Bottas from Mercedes and Kimi Raikkonen from Alfa Romeo, and Fernando Alonso’s fight became one of the plots in the middle of the peloton. The award-winning Spaniard eventually broke six places, although by the end of the race the red tires were still worn out.
What are the disadvantages?
The strange format of the weekend as a whole was not understood by either the fans or the pilots. On Friday, the teams had only one free practice to target the qualification and tune in for a fast lap, and after that, the closed park mode began – following the results of the second training session on Saturday morning, it was impossible to radically change the settings for the sprint qualification.
“It turns out strange: you play in qualifying, and then nothing can be changed in the car. Then comes the second training session, and then the qualifying race. And I think: so can one give up the second practice if it makes no sense? ” – argued the leader of the championship Max Verstappen, who later won the sprint from second place, powerfully passing Lewis Hamilton at the start.
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This also raises a question for fans of statistics: how to keep track of pole positions, if technically the owner is considered to be the one who won the sprint, and not the Friday qualifier? What to do with almost a century of history? The F-1 leadership promised to think over this issue.
“We need to consider whether the terminology should be changed. Should pole be determined on Friday? We will discuss this issue with the FIA and the teams. But history should not be a deterrent, although it must be respected, ”said sports director Ross Brown.
The fast sprint shows that the cost of making a mistake is incredibly high – it introduces unpredictability and attractiveness in terms of broadcasting. A short race can really attract a new wave of fans to F1: staying at the screen for 30 minutes is easier than two hours. There are no obligatory pit stops and tactical games in the sprint, and the task is one – to step on the gas and reach the finish line as quickly as possible. What you need to get started – and then you can figure out the intricacies.
But the directorate of the “royal races” should definitely finish the format – for example, to unhook the sprint from the usual combination of qualifications in a fast lap and race, and to come up with something else to determine the starting positions in a short race. Maybe an option with a reversible grille for the top 10. It is also worth giving more points for a sprint than from three to one top three. And then the sprints will definitely take root in the conservative world of “F1”.
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Haas team boss Günther Steiner had given his two young pilots Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin: “Whatever you do, no collision between you!” Then that’s exactly what happened in the sprint.
Mick Schumacher’s streak continues: he has completed each of his ten Formula 1 races to date – nine Grand Prix and one sprint. That is not self-evident, because on the first lap of the sprint qualifying what happened exactly what Haas team boss Günther Steiner did not want to see from his young pilots Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin: They drove themselves into the box.
The stewards looked at the scene briefly, then came to the conclusion: normal racing incident, no further investigation necessary. Nikita Mazepin: “That was one of my best starts in Formula 1. I was on the outside in Turn 2 and therefore on the inside in Turn 3. I tried to take the momentum with me, but the car slowed down better. Sure they both try to somehow cheat their way around the corner, but I couldn’t prevent the collision. I was then considerably faster than him in the first part of the race, but considerably slower in the second. “
Mazepin never mentioned his rival and stable mate Mick Schumacher by name. Maybe a sign of intense rivalry.
Schumacher on touch: “That was unfortunate because the last thing you want to do on the racetrack is to rattle around with your teammate. Unfortunately, both cars were damaged in the process. We don’t have the fastest vehicle in the field anyway, and that added up. “
The Formula 2 champion on the sprint qualifying format: “We’re a rather small team, so we can’t prepare for such a weekend as extensively as the big ones. Most of the time it was a bit lonely out there. “
Haas team boss Günther Steiner: “I think the sprint qualifying experiment was a success – and I see it from the point of view of the fans, not primarily from my perspective. You have now had two days of action, and if you like it, then we should do it again. “
01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing RB16B-Honda 02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes W12, +1,430 03. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Mercedes W12, +7,5 04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari SF21, +11.2 05. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren MCL35M-Mercedes, +24.1 06. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren MCL35M-Mercedes, +30.9 07. Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine A521-Renault, +43,5 08. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes, +44,4 09. George Russell (GB), Williams FW43B-Mercedes, +46,6 10. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine A521-Renault, +47,3 11. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari SF21, +47,7 12. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri AT02-Honda, +48,7 13. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN), Alfa Romeo C41-Ferrari, +50.6 14. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin AMR21-Mercedes, +52,1 15. Antonio Giovinazzi (I), Alfa Romeo C41-Ferrari, +53.2 16. Yuki Tsotaka (J), AlphaTauri AT02-Honda, +53,5 17. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams FW43B-Mercedes, +55,1 18. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas VF-21-Ferrari, +68,2 19. Nikita Mazepin (RUS), Haas VF-21-Ferrari, +77,6 20. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing RB16B-Honda, 1 lap back
Sergio perez get ready for him Great Britain Grand Prix this weekend, however, the Mexican pilot took time to talk about his future with Red Bull Racing, considering that at the moment he only has a contract for this season with the team.
Given this, the Guadalajara assured that he is not bothered by not renewing with Red Bull, as he said that it is something that he would like, although he is not obsessed, so he prefers to have his feet firmly on the ground.
“After 11 years in Formula 1 it is something that does not affect me at all, I know my position and if it reaches what I am looking for I am happy to continue, otherwise I am not obsessed with that. I think I have done a good job, I have given a lot to the team and we are happy and eager to continue together for many more years, but also I am aware that until it is signed there is nothing on the table“he told ESPN.
In addition, Czech Pérez indicated that he would like to have greater stability in Red Bull in case of renewal, since this way they would gain confidence in the team, which he mentioned has not had one hundred this season due to the uncertainty of whether it will continue or not.
“I don’t have a number in my head (from years that I would like to renew), but now that I changed teams I appreciated the stability much more, and I think that for the engineers and the drivers it is important to have that confidence, because Now that I have a one-year contract, I see how the team tends to save some things because of a little mistrust because they don’t know if the driver is going to leave or not, so it is very important for the team and for me to have that certainty that I will be here for more than a year. “
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The Mexican pilot affirmed in his social networks that he is happy to return to the UK to compete in the Formula 1, after he was deprived of it last year because got sick with coronavirus, so the disease had to be treated and isolated.
During the match against Rubin at the Parimatch Premier Cup, Alexander Selikhov suffered a broken finger
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The goalkeeper of the Russian Premier League (RPL) club “Spartak” Alexander Selikhov will miss the start of the season due to injury. The press service of the club informs about it.
It is noted that the footballer was injured during the match in the pre-season tournament Parimatch Premier Cup against Rubin (4: 0). The goalkeeper was replaced after the first half, Alexander Maksimenko entered the field instead.
“The goalkeeper was diagnosed with a complex fracture of a finger, which will require surgical treatment and subsequent rehabilitation,” the club said. It is estimated that the player will need about three months to recover.
“We wish Sasha a speedy return to duty!” – added in “Spartak”.
The new RPL season starts on July 23, Spartak will play against Rubin in the first round, the meeting will take place on July 24 in Kazan.
In May of this year Selikhov for the first time since April 2019 released on the field in an official match. He took part in the match against Arsenal in the RPL (2: 1). In that match, Selikhov conceded one goal, its author was Spartak defender Ilya Kutepov.
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In April 2019, he was also unable to finish the match due to a fractured finger. In the fall of the same year, the footballer resumed training, but was injured again, this time he injured the Achilles tendon. Earlier, due to the same injury, he missed the home World Cup, which was held in Russia in 2018.
Selikhov moved to Spartak in 2017, as part of the team, he became the champion of Russia in the 2016/17 season.
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RFU President Alexander Dyukov at a press conference after the executive committee of the organization expressed his attitude to a possible change in the limit for legionnaires in Russian football. His words are quoted by the correspondent of RBC.
“This system is ‘8 + 17’ – it is more effective than the limit ‘6 + 5’. We see that clubs have become more selective in the selection of foreign players. It became easier for coaches to work. The playing time of young Russians has grown. But any limit, no matter how you set it up, has its drawbacks – it is flawed. And, of course, the optimal system in which there is no limit. We are now discussing the issue of the limit with the government, ”Dyukov said.
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In Tinkoff – Russian Premier League (RPL), the limit is “8 legionnaires + 17 Russians” in the application.
In early July, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, following a meeting with the participation of Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, representatives of the presidential administration, as well as heads of sports federations, said that the results of the Russian national team at the European Championship were unsatisfactory, pointing out the dominance of legionnaires in clubs and an overheated salary market athletes. Until mid-July, the Ministry of Sports, together with sports federations and professional leagues, was instructed to prepare proposals for establishing a ceiling for athletes’ salaries. Also, the department will develop proposals for optimizing the number of legionnaires in Russian teams and the requirements for them.
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The German manufacturer expands its range of requirements to enter F1
Volkswagen’s entry into Formula 1 has been the focus of rumors for a long time and the saga is not yet over. A few months ago, the German car manufacturer did not make it ugly to join the premier class, but on the condition that sustainable fuels are introduced. Now, a new requirement has been born from the meeting between the teams a couple of weekends ago in Austria.
Volkswagen was present at the meeting held at the Red Bull Ring, in which the teams discussed the future regulation of power units from 2025. Now, the brands Audi and Porsche, which belong to the German manufacturer, have imposed another condition for a possible entry to F1.
Volkswagen would consider a possible entry if the cars became four-wheel drive for the 2025 or 2026 season. After the experiences of both brands in other categories such as Formula E or the Endurance Championship, now they want to transfer 4×4 traction to the Great Circus. The idea is that the front axle is driven by a new electric motor.
“Strengthened by the experiences in the Endurance Championship and Formula E, the two German manufacturers put forward the proposal to introduce cars with 4×4 traction”, has revealed the correspondent of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Andrea Cremonesi.
The meeting also spoke of a likely change for 2025-2026 whereby the MGU-H, an element of the power unit in charge of recovering energy, would disappear and only the MGU-K would be conserved.
“Only the MGU-K will remain, but the recovery of kinetic energy would be increased with the use of a more powerful component,” added Cremonesi.
For their part, the V6 engines seem to have come to stay, but sustainable fuels have returned to be the center of the conversation, since the intention of Formula 1 is to bet on them.
“In Europe we can imagine driving electric cars in 2030. But in the rest of the world they still have millions of vehicles that use gasoline, including Mercedes. So what we can do is contribute with our innovation to develop sustainable fuels, whether they are bio or synthetics “, assured Toto Wolff, head of the Mercedes team.
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Lando Norris made his first appearance via Instagram after he was robbed last Sunday after the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium, London. The McLaren driver says he is doing well.
Norris was at Wembley Stadium two days ago to attend the European Championship final between England and Italy. The game ended in a draw (1-1), after which it went to extra time and eventually penalties. The Italians pulled the longest straw, after which riots soon arose in and around the stadium. On the way to his car, things went wrong for the McLaren driver. He was grabbed by an assailant while another assailant removed a £40,000 watch (Richard Mille) from his wrist.
The McLaren team subsequently confirmed the news with an official statement: “McLaren Racing can confirm that Lando Norris was involved in an incident after the EURO 2020 final at Wembley in which the watch he was wearing was taken,” it said. “Luckily Lando was unharmed, but logically he is shocked. The team supports Lando and we are sure race fans will help us wish him well for next weekend’s British Grand Prix.”
Norris himself has also responded to the robbery: “Thanks everyone for all the messages”, he kicks off. “It means a lot to me to see so many loving messages from all of you. I just wanted to let you know that I’m fine and that I’m trying to be ready and in the right place for this upcoming weekend so I can be my best achieve.” Check out the full post below.
All punishments will now be upheld. Previously, footballers had a chance to avoid disqualification
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The RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee will no longer be able to cancel erroneously shown yellow cards, which entail automatic disqualification of players for the next match of the Russian championship. Changes have been made to the new edition of the regulations posted on the RFU website.
Now the FTC has no right to cancel the decision of the referee, who mistakenly showed a yellow card following the results of the post-match proceedings. Previously, this item was introduced in an experimental mode at the suggestion of the Krasnodar football club, initially it was supported by many teams in the league. However, it was decided not to use this on an ongoing basis, having excluded clause from Article 52 “Special Jurisdiction of the RFU Control and Disciplinary Committee.”
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In the 2020/21 season, the FTC RFU canceled the erroneous fourth and eighth yellow cards several times. This allowed players to avoid the disqualifications that would follow if penalties remained in force.
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Unsightly news from a Formula 1 star: Lando Norris was the victim of a robbery after the European Championship finale. The background is still unclear.
According to his team, a watch was stolen from the British Formula 1 driver Lando Norris after visiting the European Championship finals in London’s Wembley Stadium. There was “an incident,” said McLaren on Monday evening, and it was now a matter for the police.
“Luckily Lando was uninjured, but he is understandably shaken. The team supports Lando and we are sure that racing fans like us wish him the best for the British Grand Prix this weekend.”
Norris saw England’s defeat on penalties in the European Championship final against Italy (2: 3 nE) in the stadium on Sunday evening. There had been riots around the game both in front of and in the arena. The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Great Britain is scheduled for the coming weekend in Silverstone.