RaceFans Round-up: F1 considering more bonus points for sprint race ‘grand slam’


Within the round-up: Method 1 CEO Stefano Domenicali says the collection may award bonus factors for drivers who sweep ‘Dash Qualifying’ weekends.

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Dash race ‘grand slams’ may award further factors

Method 1 may award extra bonus factors to drivers on ‘Dash Qualifying’ weekends.

The Saturday races, to be held at Silverstone, Monza and one different venue this yr, will award further factors to the highest three finishers. Domenicali advised La Gazzetta dello Sport F1 is contemplating whether or not to award further bonus factors to a driver who takes pole place and wins each the Dash Qualifying race and the grand prix.

He stated this format “can turn into the everlasting technique to run essentially the most historic and iconic grand prix”.

Mercedes reveal how they lastly eliminated Bottas’ wheel

The caught front-right wheel nut which pressured Valtteri Bottas out of Sunday’s race was lastly eliminated at 9:59am on Tuesday on the staff’s manufacturing facility in Brackley, they confirmed yesterday. Having been unable to take away it in his pit cease in the course of the race when the enamel had been stripped from the nut, it was ultimately indifferent 43 hours and 21 minutes after his pit cease started in Monaco, some 1,100 kilometres away.

Method 2 leaders check for Alpine at Silverstone

Alpine junior drivers Guanyu Zhou and Oscar Piastri, who maintain first and second locations respectively within the Method 2 factors standings, examined for Alpine at Silverstone on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The pair drive a 2018-specification RS18 chassis, used when the staff was referred to as Renault.

Zhou coated 106 laps whereas Piastri managed 86, together with his first race distance, throughout his rain-hit day.

The staff stated the check “was a significant a part of Alpine F1 Staff’s continued dedication to the Academy in 2021, because it readies its junior drivers for a attainable Method 1 race seat sooner or later.”

Chocolate milk for Montoya

The 33 drivers who certified for the Indianapolis 500 have nominated their most popular milk varieties to be drunk, as is conventional, in the event that they win Sunday’s race.

Most caught to the official choices of full fats (the bulk) and semi-skimmed, with no takers for totally skimmed. A couple of needed alternate options. Ed Carpenter and Simona de Silvestro specified buttermilk whereas Juan Pablo Montoya requested chocolate milk if he achieves his third victory within the race.

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