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Hamilton now understands Schumacher’s role in F1 success

Hamilton has just matched Schumacher’s tally of seven world titles, and now also holds the records for the most victories and the most pole positions in F1 history. But while his latest triumph has still not silenced those who suggest he only wins because he has the best car, Hamilton says that even he did not fully comprehend just how big a role drivers must play in car development before he …

Source: Hamilton now understands Schumacher’s role in F1 success

Vettel says he ‘sees himself in Leclerc’ after Ferrari team mate’s passionate post-race outburst

Charles Leclerc is not afraid to castigate himself when he thinks he’s made a mistake – as proved by his passionate team radio outburst after a last-lap mistake in Turkey cost him a podium place. Ferrari team mate Sebastian Vettel was the grateful recipient of that error, but afterwards the German said he empathised with Leclerc, saying his character reminds him of how he was at the same stage in his career.

Source: Vettel says he ‘sees himself in Leclerc’ after Ferrari team mate’s passionate post-race outburst

Cost cap causing Mercedes much ‘difficulty’

James Allison has admitted the budget cap being introduced to F1 for next season is causing Mercedes “considerable difficulty”. The World Champions’ technical director revealed work had been under way on the 2021 car for “several months” – and that wrapping up a seventh consecutive title so early had bought them precious time in preparing for their next defence of the crown.

Source: Cost cap causing Mercedes much ‘difficulty’