In the round-up: Kevin Magnussen welcomed the appointment of Ayao Komatsu as the new team principal at Haas.
Komatsu tackling poor development – Magnussen
Magnussen says he “had a great relationship” with former Haas team principal Guenther Steiner but is encouraged by the direction the team is taking under his replacement.
“I think it’s great that Ayao is already addressing some of the elephants in the room, like our trajectory on development for a season just hasn’t been good,” he told Reuters. “It’s certainly very exciting times for us in Haas.”
Magnussen’s team mate Nico Hulkenberg took to social media to correct a false report about his Haas contract. Hulkenberg countered a claim he is already contracted to drive for the team in 2025.
“Don’t believe everything,” he wrote. “Someone took a joke a bit too serious.”
Sauber to auction launch car
Sauber will again auction off their show car in which they revealed the livery of their C44 car earlier this week.
The team auctioned the launch model of the C43, their final car while competing as Alfa Romeo, last year. Having changed identity to that of title sponsors Stake for 2024, the Sauber team will hold an online auction for the car, built by Memento Exclusives, used to reveal their livery for the new season at London’s Guildhall on Friday.
The auction will begin on Saturday 1st March, the same day as the opening round of this year’s championship in Bahrain.
McLaren reveal O’Ward’s livery
McLaren’s IndyCar team have revealed the livery that Pato O’Ward will race in for this year’s IndyCar championship.
All three of McLaren’s drivers in the series will run in different colour schemes for this season: black and papaya for O’Ward, blue and papaya for David Malukas and white and papaya for Alexander Rossi.
The team will also field NASCAR Cup champion Kyle Larson in a fourth entry in this year’s Indianapolis 500.
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'Today we’re outlining important changes to the Car Progression mechanic in Forza Motorsport. These updates will give players freedom to equip the parts they want to install to their car regardless of Car Level, while retaining aspects of the system for those who enjoy it. Firstly, we will remove the locked part mechanic so all car parts can be accessed at Car Level 1 for every car in the game. Once a car is added to your car collection, you can install upgrades to it in any order that you wish. Whether it's engine swaps, race tyres, aspiration changes, body kits or any other part available for your vehicle, you will have the freedom to build cars your way.'
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