Formula 1 - 2019 Season

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    Formula 1 - 2018 Season

    Teams and drivers:
    • Mercedes: Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri Bottas
    • Ferrari: Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc (joined from Sauber)
    • Red Bull Racing: Max Verstappen, Pierre Gasly (joined from Toro Rosso)
    • Renault: Daniel Ricciardo (joined from Red Bull Racing), Nico Hülkenberg
    • Haas: Kevin Magnussen, Romain Grosjean
    • McLaren: Carlos Sainz Jr. (joined from Renault), Lando Norris (new to F1)
    • Racing Point (Force India): Sergio Perez, Lance Stroll (joined from Williams)
    • Sauber: Kimi Räikkönen (joined from Ferrari), Antonio Giovinazzi (second time in F1, did 2 races in 2017)
    • Toro Rosso: Alexander Albon (new to F1), Daniil Kvyat (second time in F1)
    • Williams: George Russel (new to F1), Robert Kubica (second time in F1)
    Major rule changes:
    • smaller bargeboards
    • bigger rear-wing angle for more powerful DRS
    • less intricate front-wing, but bigger
    • relative tyre compound names: soft, medium, hard - but
    • more fuel (from 105 kg to 110)
    • driver weights not used when weighing cars
    Rounds:
    1 Australian Grand Prix 17 March
    2 Bahrain Grand Prix 31 March
    3 Chinese Grand Prix 14 April
    4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix 28 April
    5 Spanish Grand Prix 12 May
    6 Monaco Grand Prix 26 May
    7 Canadian Grand Prix 9 June
    8 French Grand Prix 23 June
    9 Austrian Grand Prix 30 June
    10 British Grand Prix 14 July
    11 German Grand Prix 28 July
    12 Hungarian Grand Prix 4 August
    13 Belgian Grand Prix 1 September
    14 Italian Grand Prix 8 September
    15 Singapore Grand Prix 22 September
    16 Russian Grand Prix 29 September
    17 Japanese Grand Prix 13 October
    18 Mexican Grand Prix 27 October
    19 United States Grand Prix 3 November
    20 Brazilian Grand Prix 17 November
    21 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 1 December
     
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    So Maurice Comegood is out at Ferrari and Mattia Binotto (couldn't find a patronising direct translation) is the new team principal. It has been in the cards for quite some time, but now it is finally here. Binotto has done well as technical director to get Ferrari back to wins and fighting for wins, but championships didn't happen and Maurizio being team principal had to take the blame. It's probably deserved because of the operational errors Ferrari made in 2018.

    However it is not good for the stability of a team to have so many new team principles in a short time. Steve Sunday (Stefano Domenicali) left in 2014, then came the short tenure of Mattiaci and then Arrivabene who lasted until now.

    Also new-boy Leclerc beats Vettel? Can Binotto make Ferrari a smooth operation? Exciting prospects.

    edit: here are Mark Hughes' words on Maurizio Arrivabene's depature, it's enlightening.
    https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/opinion/f1/arrivabene-man-few-friends-ferrari
     
    #2 Bludd, Jan 8, 2019
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