Sale of Mercedes team delays new contract Lewis Hamilton

The new contract between Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton has still not been signed. The German team and the British driver have often indicated that they would like to continue with each other, but an agreement was not officially reached yet, unlike teammate Bottas, who did sign for one season.

Rumors of Mercedes sales

Former F1 driver Ralf Schumacher is not surprised that Lewis Hamilton’s contract negotiations with Mercedes are taking so long. Schumacher responds to the rumors and sees this as a clear indication of why it is taking so long: “There is a rumor that Mercedes wants to sell its team by the end of next year, and that uncertainty has consequences. It paralyzes such future decisions.”

“We must not forget that Lewis is an important personality, certainly a very expensive one and he will also want a contract longer than a year. The uncertainty surrounding the team is certainly a good reason why the negotiations between him and the team take so long. “

Record Michael Schumacher

This weekend in Russia, Hamilton will be followed all weekend by the Netflix film team. Hamilton can score his 91st Formula 1 victory and match Michael Schumacher’s record number of wins.

Ralf Schumacher is often asked and gives his opinion to Sky Germany: “People keep asking me if Lewis Hamilton is the best driver of all time now that he has broken many of my brother’s records. My opinion is that he has the absolute best of his time. Just like Michael was. “

“Comparing him to my brother is difficult because many factors play a role. Lewis has a mega package in addition to his brilliant talent. That was not always the case for Michael. But what Lewis does with it is still great. It must be said that he is by far the best driver in the field. “

While Hamilton will almost certainly also rival Michael’s record seven titles in 2020, he has yet to sign a new contract for 2021. “What’s next for him and Mercedes?” Schumacher wonders.

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Mercedes V-Class: The new electric van is coming

People who often need more space in the car can use MPVs. Mercedes has the V-Class in its program. From autumn, customers can also buy them with an electric motor.

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The Mercedes V-Class will also be electric in the future. At prices from 69,020 euros, the large van will be available in autumn as an EQV, the manufacturer announced.

Then an electric motor with 150 kW / 204 PS takes over the propulsion, the energy for this is provided by a battery with a capacity of 100 kWh. In the best case scenario, its electricity is enough for 418 kilometers, Mercedes continues.

New operating system with large touchscreen and EQ software

The EQV sprints from 0 to 100 km / h in around ten seconds and reaches a maximum of 140 km / h. For a surcharge, Mercedes also allows the V-Class to run up to 160 km / h. Despite the large battery in the vehicle floor, the full flexibility of the V-Class is retained: the loading space of the V-Class, which is available in two lengths, remains the same size, the seats can still be moved and rotated flexibly.

Another innovation is the MBUX operating system with a large touchscreen and new EQ software that helps with route planning and the search for charging stations. In the best case scenario, you can tap with 110 kW and go from 10 to 80 percent charge level in 45 minutes.

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Toto Wolff: “Switching from Vettel to Aston Martin good for F1 and also for me”

Sebastian Vettel who stays in Formula 1 after 2020 is ‘great’ not only for Formula 1, but also for Toto Wolff. At Mugello, where Ferrari celebrated its 1000th race, it was announced that Vettel will switch to the new Aston Martin project from 2021.

Wolff is the Mercedes team principal, but also recently bought some Aston Martin stock. When asked about Vettel’s move, Wolff smiled: “I have shares in Aston Martin, so it’s great from that perspective. But if he had really left, Formula 1 would have lost fans in Germany, which is a very important one. market is for sports. “

“Seb is the second most successful driver of the decade. So it’s important that someone like him, in his prime, doesn’t leave Formula 1. He also brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to Aston Martin.”

Transfer Wolff to Aston Martin

Rumors have it that Wolff, now signed on by Vettel, could also decide to switch to Aston Martin – with the pair possibly courting famed Red Bull designer Adrian Newey.

Wolff has yet to disclose his decision about the future, but he has hinted that his role as team boss at Mercedes will at least be split in two in 2021.

In conversation with the Spanish newspaper AS he says: “I’m not sure if the team boss concept still works in Formula 1. I am responsible for 2,000 people, 1,000 in the engine factory and 1,000 in the other factory. person bear all that responsibility? “

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“No future prospects at the moment” / Formula 1 SPEEDWEEK.COM

The 1000th GP was once again a failure for Ferrari. The Scuderia then got the full broadside from the media.

Ferrari has to listen to a lot again after the disastrous Tuscany GP. “The first Grand Prix in Mugello will be remembered as another disaster for Ferrari,” wrote La Repubblica.

Tuttosport summed up the situation: «Ferrari is sinking deeper and deeper into the crisis. The disappointment and frustration of the Tifosi are growing, especially because there is still no way out. “

The press reviews at a glance:

ITALY

La Repubblica: The first Grand Prix at Mugello will be remembered as another disaster for Ferrari. The celebration of the great past of the racing team is overshadowed by the present with no prospects.

Corriere dello Sport: Once again a disgrace for Ferrari, and this time on the home track in Mugello. The Scuderia falls far behind in the ranking. It will take a long time to resolve this situation; there are no future prospects at the moment.

Gazzetta dello Sport: When Ferrari wants to celebrate its glorious past, Mercedes dominates the race on the Scuderia track. Any festive mood for the 1000th race will be immediately erased by the bitterness of this catastrophic 2020.

Tuttosport: Terrible race in the Mugello. Ferrari is sinking deeper and deeper into the crisis. The disappointment and frustration of the Tifosi are growing, especially because there is still no way out.

Corriere della Sera: While the other teams have grown, Ferrari is sinking more and more into an unprecedented crisis. Leclerc must hoist the white flag in front of the attacks by Renault, McLaren and Racing Point: a sporty drama for a highly motivated driver.

ENGLAND

Guardian: The net result had a familiar smell, but on the way there, chaos and misfortune brought a lot of color to this Grand Prix. No space in the field seemed safe until the checkered flag was finally waved. The race will go down in the history books as another double victory, but it still had nothing to do with routine. This great old course doesn’t have the financial support for a place on the regular calendar. But he would deserve it.

Daily Mail: Red flags, accidents, mistakes – Lewis Hamilton navigates the chaos and is still one win away from Schumacher’s brand that many believed was untouchable. The German’s achievements in turn act like a rebuke for the current Scuderia, which should celebrate its 1000th Grand Prix.

Mirror: An ice cold Lewis Hamilton kept a cool head as his competitors lost theirs in the dramatic Tuscan Grand Prix. Only one victory is still missing to make the Schumacher record. On the day Ferrari hit a historic milestone, Hamilton showed again why his name will forever be in the Formula 1 record books.

FRANCE

L’Equipe: Five points for Ferrari after the zero numbers were almost good news recently. But the limits of the SF1000 were obvious, Leclerc’s fifth place in qualifying was just an illusion. In the race he was defenseless – and without the numerous failures of the competition, Vettel would never have gotten a world championship point.

SPAIN

Marca: Hamilton’s number 90 victory. The Mugello circuit turned into an inferno for the racing cars, and the safety car was close to provoking a catastrophe. It’s a miracle that nobody was injured in the accidents. It was one of the strangest races in history.

As: Hamilton remains uninjured in the chaos of accidents in Mugello, but it was no walk in the park. A brave Sunday in Mugello.

Sport: Hamilton survived the Mugello chaos. Only twelve cars at the finish in an insane, accident-prone race. Unbelievable, the safety car was to blame for an accident.

El Mundo Deportivo: A pure survival race. In the end, everyone won in Mugello because luckily nothing serious happened.

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The collection of André Lurton dispersed

The Artcurial house is auctioning off, on September 27 in Gironde, the civilian and military vehicles of this great Bordeaux figure.

A Fisson 8HP 3 liters “Tonneau” from 1898 estimated between 120,000 and 200,000 euros.
A Fisson 8HP 3 liters “Tonneau” from 1898 estimated between 120,000 and 200,000 euros. Peter Singhof

Sales follow each other but do not resemble each other. Fifteen days after the dispersal of André Trigano’s automobiles, the Motorcars department of Artcurial sells the André Lurton collection. Deceased last year at age 94, this great Bordeaux figure, long president of the Syndicat viticole AOC Entre-Deux-Mers and administrator of the Interprofessional Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB), owner of Château Bonnet, in the heart of Entre-deux-Mers, had built a collection vehicles which certainly had neither the prestige nor the richness of that of Trigano but which recounted his personal journey.

Passionate about mechanics from a young age, André Lurton had for many years assembled vehicles revealing his story, that of his family and that of his wife, Elisabeth Garros. The Simca 6 reminded him of the car from his honeymoon in Chamonix. On the way back, the breakage of a shock absorber had forced them to wait two days on the banks of the Loire for the arrival of

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Vettel critical of Bottas’ driving behavior: “He puts us in a dangerous situation”

Sebastian Vettel believes the crash at the restart in Mugello is the fault of Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas. The Ferrari driver believes the Finn should change his approach to restarting the race after a Safety Car in the future, as his current approach is dangerous.

The four-time world champion is critical of his colleague and thinks the situation behind Bottas has become very unsafe. Speaking to Motorsport-total.com, the German said: “It’s just not necessary. As a leader, you have to be aware of such things.”

The 33-year-old driver argues that Bottas should have done things differently. “If you want to wait, you have to wait a long time and then accelerate, but not stop and then suddenly go. Five to ten cars behind you are the most likely to have an accident. Fortunately they were all unharmed.”

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Lewis Hamilton criticizes F1 decision to restart the 2020 Tuscan GP

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton gave his team a thumbs-up after confirming that they won the 2020 Tuscan GP at the Mugello Circuit, Italy, Sunday (9/13/2020).

BOLASPORT.COM – Racer Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, call the alias restart decision restart at the 2020 Tuscan GP race it endangers the participating racers.

The 2020 Tuscan GP race which took place at the Mugello Circuit, Sunday (9/13/2020), had to be stopped twice due to collisions experienced by several drivers.

Even though it’s full of drama, Lewis Hamilton still able to keep his focus and win the race.

However, Hamilton did not hesitate to say that the organizers’ decision did restart the race is too risky.

Also Read: F1 2020 Standings Update – Winning in Tuscany, Lewis Hamilton is Still Mighty

“I don’t know who it was, but the decision makers made mistakes. They tried to make the race more exciting, but what happened was they endangered the riders,” Hamilton said, quoted by Crash.

“They have to rethink the decision. Race organizers turn off the Safety Car lights as we fight for pole position,” he explained.

Lewis Hamilton then cited the situation experienced by his teammate, Valtteri Bottas.

According to him, apart from being dangerous, restarting also often disadvantages certain racers.

Also Read: Results F1 GP Toskana 2020 – Colored 2 Red Flag, Lewis Hamilton Wins

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F1 2020 Standings Update – Winning in Tuscany, Lewis Hamilton is Still Mighty

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Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton celebrates his victory at the British GP F1 race at the Silverstone Circuit, England, 2 August 2020.

BOLASPORT.COM – Racer F1 from the team Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton, increasingly victorious as the top of the standings after winning in the series 2020 Tuscan GP.

Lewis Hamilton managed to snatch his sixth win of the season in a draw F1 2020 Tuscan GP which took place at the Mugello Circuit, Italy, Sunday (13/9/2020).

In the race which lasted 59 rounds, Lewis Hamilton came out as the fastest after defeating his teammate, Valtteri Bottas, who finished second.

Result on a draw F1 2020 Tuscan GP it makes Lewis Hamilton entitled to 25 points plus one point from the fastest lap he recorded in that racing session.

Also Read: Results F1 GP Toskana 2020 – Colored 2 Red Flag, Lewis Hamilton Wins

Thus, the British racer has collected 190 points or 55 points ahead of Valtteri Bottas, who is ranked second in the 2020 F1 drivers’ standings.

The current 135 points have made Valtteri Bottas himself widen his distance from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third place with a difference of 25 points.

This happened because Max Verstappen won the result of failing to finish aka did not finish (DNF) after being involved in an accident when the race was just entering the first round.

The Dutch racer teammate Alexander Albon experienced a different fate, who was able to improve his position in the F1 2020 standings table.

Also Read: F1 GP Tuscany 2020 – Max Verstappen Satisfied with Red Bull’s Progress

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“That’s not fair” / Formula 1 SPEEDWEEK.COM

Sebastian Vettel captured a world championship point in tenth in the crazy GP in Mugello. The Heppenheimer criticized the standing restarts afterwards, in which the drivers on the dirty side of the track are left behind.

In the crazy Tuscany GP, after two interruptions and three standing starts, twelve drivers finally crossed the finish line. This also included the two Ferrari drivers who were able to complete the 1000th GP outing for the Scuderia in the points. Charles Leclerc crossed the finish line in 9th position behind Raikkonen, but moved up one position because of a 5-second time penalty that the 2007 World Champion had received. Vettel got the last world championship point in tenth place.

After crossing the finish line, the four-time world champion said: “I can’t remember ever having made so many starts in one day, usually there is one. I have to say, I’m not a big fan of this rule because if you’re on the right side of the track, it’s a huge advantage. “

“But when you stand on the dirty side of the piste – we’ve already seen that in Monza – after a few laps there are a lot of rubber balls on the track. That’s not fair. I think we should focus on building cars that can overtake and not hold a lottery, ”emphasized Vettel, who did not mince his words when it came to his own performance.

“We weren’t fast enough and there is more than one reason for that. We know that our car is not fast enough, but this time we expected a better race pace, ”sighed the 53-time GP winner, who still doesn’t think about giving up. When asked whether it would be impossible to develop a better feeling for his red company car this year, he said: “I can still learn a lot, even if it will be difficult to achieve a huge improvement in the results.”

Toskana-GP 2020, Mugello

1. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:31:55,955h
2. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Mercedes, +4,942
3. Alex Albon (T), Red Bull Racing, +7,910
4. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Renault, +10.476
5. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Racing Point, +15,638
6. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +18,931
7. Daniil Kvyat (RUS), AlphaTauri, +21,751
9. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +27,785
8. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +29,247
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Ferrari, +29,595
11. George Russell (GB), Williams, +31,894
12. Romain Grosjean (F), Haas, +40,707
Out
Lance Stroll (CDN), Racing Point, tire damage / accident
Esteban Ocon (F), Renault, Bremsen
Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, Crash
Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, Crash
Antonio Giovinazzi (I), Alfa Romeo, Crash
Carlos Sainz (E), McLaren, Crash
Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, Crash
Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, Crash

World Championship stand drivers after 9 of 17 races

1. Hamilton 190 points
2. Bottas 135
3. Verstappen 110
4. Norris 65
5. Albon 63
6. Stroll 57
7. Ricciardo 53
8. Leclerc 49
9. Pérez 44
10. Gasly 43
11. Sainz 41
12. Ocon 30
13. Vettel 17
14. Kvyat 10
15. Nico Hülkenberg (D) 6
16. Raikkonen 2
17. Giovinazzi 2
18. Magnussen 1
19. Latifi 0
20. Russell 0
21. Grosjean 0

Brands
1. Mercedes 325
2. Red Bull Racing 173
3. McLaren 106
4. Racing Point 92
5. Renault 83
6. Ferrari 66
7. AlphaTauri 53
8. Alfa Romeo 4
9. Haas 1
10. Williams 0

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Christian Horner: There is no point in exchanging Albon for Gasly alongside Max Verstappen

Christian Horner emphasizes once again: Albon will not be replaced by Gasly. “That makes no sense”

Not only Gasly, but also world champion Lewis Hamilton – who likes to play online games with the Frenchman – has been tiring for a driver change at Red Bull and AlphaTauri. Horner has also gone into it many times, earlier this week Helmut Marko hit the table hard with his fist.

The Red Bull Racing team will stand around Albon like an army that defends the king: The Thai youth will stay with Red Bull Racing. Perhaps the comments of Jan Lammer have been heard, who thought that the team may have learned from relocating Pierre Gasly to AlphaTauri too early, according to his taste.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said in Mugello: “The decision will be made later this year, but there is no reason for us to pressurize now and change the situation. We want to address some problems with the RB16 and start it. now to understand and overcome, then we will see afterwards. “

Horner now speaks of AlphaTauri as a sister team, instead of a junior team. “The aspirations of that team go beyond where Toro Rosso’s goals were,” Horner said.

The teams will work together more, he explains that from next year the same wind tunnel will be used, also because that makes much more financial sense.

Horner also says that this does not mean that they will no longer continue to invest in young talent, Red Bull will continue to do so.

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