Hamilton’s seven-week silence since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix controversy has fuelled suspicions he may not continue in Formula 1. Williams chief Capito told RTL he “doesn’t care” if the Mercedes chooses not to return, but admitted he is keen to see how his former driver stacks up against the seven-times world champion.
“It would be bad for George [if Hamilton does not return] because then he couldn’t beat him and I think he would like to beat him,” said Capito.
Russell, who came close to winning for Mercedes in a one-off appearance for them in the 2020 Sakhir Grand Prix, is “no longer a rough diamond, but a partially cut diamond”, says Capito.
Another manufacturer will join Formula E – Di Grassi
Formula E champion Lucas di Grassi expects Maserati will soon be joined by another new manufacturer in the electric series.
“With Maserati coming and another important name 99% committed to join, Formula E is seeing a bounce back from two difficult seasons tarnished by the difficulty to race in the middle of cities during Covid pandemic,” said Di Grassi on social media.
The series has lost Audi and BMW since last season and Mercedes will leave at the end of the current championship.
"Not only will these additional Grandstands allow more people to experience the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix 2022’s electrifying atmosphere, they also offer new and exciting views of a faster and more competitive Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit."
"From the second day, I was close to Jake (Hughes). I had a good feeling with the car. I actually had a better feeling with the F2 car than the F3 car in terms of how it reacts and things like that. The carbon brakes are a bit difficult, you have to heat them up differently and keep the temperature during cool-down laps, so some things are more difficult, but driving wise, it is a bit easier than F3."
"I’ve seen some of the rumours (about replacing Hamilton), and it’s an honour. It’s flattering, but at the same time, I’m a very realistic person and I focus on what I’m doing and ultimately, whether this will happen or not, it doesn’t change my day to day."
"Lomko has spent the last few years racing in Formula 4, first in the French championship and then in Germany and Italy. His two seasons in the ADAC F4 championship resulted in three wins, while in Italian F4 he also made the podium. At the start of last year he did one weekend in F4 United Arab Emirates and after taking pole position then won two races."