Formula 1 Racing

Mercedes expect more from new front wing

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes, Monaco, 2024

In the round-up: Mercedes believe the new front wing design they introduced for the Monaco Grand Prix will benefit them more at upcoming tracks.

In brief

More Mercedes updates for Canadian GP

George Russell ran Mercedes’ new front wing in Monaco while Lewis Hamilton stuck with the previous design. Team principal Toto Wolff said both drivers will have the new front wing this weekend as well as further upgrades.

Hamilton ran the old-spec front wing

“We had an encouraging weekend in Monaco,” he said. “We continued to make solid progress with our car, improving its overall balance and taking a step closer to those ahead. That progress isn’t yet showing in terms of positions but if we can continue to close the gap to the fastest cars, we know it will in due course.

“Both drivers will have the updated front wing in Canada, plus some other development items for this event. It offered a small lap time gain around the tight streets of the Principality and should offer greater benefit on upcoming circuits.”

Pirelli stick with same tyres

Formula 1’s official tyre manufacturer Pirelli has made no changes to its tyre allocations for the British, Austrian and Spanish Grand Prix. They will continue to use the hardest tyres at Circuit de Catalunya and Silverstone, and their softest at the Red Bull Ring.

Hirakawa tests McLaren

McLaren reserve driver Ryo Hirakawa was in action for the team at the Red Bull Ring yesterday, driving their 2022-specification MCL36. He is due to test for Toyota in preparation for the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend.

Canapino casts doubts on ‘death threats’ claim

IndyCar driver Agustin Canapino condemned social media abuse targeted at his rivals following their collisions in last weekend’s Detroit Grand Prix.

“Of course, I am against abuse and hate,” he wrote in a post on social media. “Those who engage in such behaviour are certainly not part of our community and are not welcome here.”

“Also, we Argentines are passionate and euphoric, but that doesn’t mean we should be accused of something we are not. Therefore, I strongly reject being generalised and placed in a category we don’t deserve.”

However he cast doubt on claims made by some drivers, including Theo Pourchiare, that they received death threats. “I have not seen a single death threat directed at those who claim to have received
them,” said Canapino. “From last year to today, no one in their right mind would do such a thing. It’s…

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