I will not participate in competitions anymore!


Perez: more races a “no-go”

With 23 races, Formula 1 has reached – or already passed – a saturation point. Las Vegas and Qatar are already set as new races for 2023, but Sergio Perez does not want the calendar of races to grow further: “Of course there is a lot of demand, but on the other hand more races are prohibited, at least for me”, the Red Bull driver told The Athletic.

“We have so many races, we have simulator sessions before each race and we have a lot of partner events. Basically, we don’t have time for ourselves and our family,” he says with anger and threat: “If the calendar keeps growing, surely. I will not participate, “says the future father of three.


Mercedes does it in the NFTs

Mercedes has discovered the NFT topic and will soon release a series of them. Ten works of Mercedes vehicle art will be exclusively designed by artist Mad Dog Jones, two of which will be auctioned on the FTX trading platform over the Miami weekend. The others will follow later in the season.

The two NFTs each join a real rear wing that was driven by Mercedes in Miami.

The auction runs from 6 to 13 May, the proceeds go to the Ignite charity initiative.


Expressed in numbers

Lewis Hamilton is seventh overall with 28 points. Teammate George Russell is fourth and has already collected 49 points. E: Russell has never finished outside the top 5 in a race this season.

Hamilton is currently only at eye level in qualifying, in sprints and in the races he is behind.

From a sporting point of view, the start of the 2022 season is actually the worst of his Formula 1 career. Only in 2009 he had fewer points (26) under today’s system, but was disqualified in Australia. And there he was third on the podium first.


Why is Russell better than Hamilton?

13th at Imola while his teammate is fourth. After Saudi Arabia, that was the team’s next internal slap for Lewis Hamilton. It wasn’t necessarily predictable. But why does George Russell seem to get along well with the Mercedes W13?

Alex Bodo, race strategist very close to the Mercedes team, analyzes the reasons in the video.

Russell: Used to the bad Williams cars?

Alexander Bodo, a race strategist very close to Mercedes, analyzes why George Russell does better with Lewis Hamilton’s W13. More Formula 1 videos


Vasseur: Fear of losing staff

Sergio Perez is certainly not the only one who could draw consequences with an even longer calendar. Many mechanics in particular may turn their backs on Formula 1 due to excessive loads. “Yes, we are always worried about losing good staff,” Alfa Romeo team boss Frederic Vasseur confirmed to ‘’.

However, the French blames the passing of generations (where Franz Tost would certainly agree). He himself sees 23 positive races and, thanks to his great demand, he could even imagine 30 or 32 races.

“I love racing. I dreamed of Formula 1 when I was ten. Then you can’t complain that there are too many races. This has always been the meaning of the dream.”


About Miami

You want to know more about the new Formula 1 circuit, where the series will make its debut next week. Then the video is recommended to you.

Explanation: The Formula 1 circuit in Miami

A lap of the Miami International Autodrome – the brand new Formula 1 circuit on the ground at the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium – explained by Clive Owen, head of Apex Circuit Design! More Formula 1 videos


Calendar: it has been growing since 2000

In the series of photos you can see again how the calendar has changed from year to year. It’s easy to follow through to 2019, but in the last three seasons the changes have obviously gotten muddled due to the crown – a lot of things got confused there.


Miami Individual Race Final

Hard to believe, but true: next weekend’s Miami race will be the last one this year that won’t be held as a double or triple header. There are grueling weeks ahead for Formula 1 drivers and above all for the mechanics and other employees. Because Formula 1 wants to finish in time before the start of the World Cup.

What else do we have for the rest of the year:
– Double Spain and Monaco
– Double Baku and Kanada (!)
– Double Great Britain and Austria
– Double France and Hungary
– summer break
– Triple Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy
– Triple TBA, Singapore and Japan
– Double USA and Mexico
– Double Brazil and Abu Dhabi

Fall in particular will drain your energy with two triple headers in a row.

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