Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Team: Image Precision
Aero Department 2022: 61 employees
Aero Department 2023: 51 employees
Design Philosophy: Cautious

Properly draining our bank accounts for this season. What could possibly go wrong?
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Team: FAST
Aero Department 2022: 58
Aero Department 2023: 50
Design Philosophy: Standard
Motor: BMW
Contract Length: 3 years at €30 million per year (Wazzle, please confirm)
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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Team: Loonmotor
Chassis Name: GK-02
Aero Department 2022: 55
Aero Department 2023: 55
Design Philosophy: Audacious
Motor: Judd
Cost: €30 million
Contract Length: 1 year
Clauses: Using the one-year option agreed upon by the team in 2021.
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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Team: Toyota
Aero Department 2022: 58
Aero Department 2023: 55
Design Philosophy: Standard
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Budgets and Rule Change

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Budgets after the driver and lead designer market:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €2,000,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €14,000,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €2,000,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €1,000,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €23,000,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €8,000,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €26,000,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €1,000,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €17,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €1,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €1,000,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €2,000,000

Since I noticed when working on the budgets that the way the system violates my own rules (namely that expenses may only come in full or half million). So, in order to account for that without imbalancing the whole budget system, everyone's budget after the designer phase has been rounded up to the next full million.

Furthermore, there will be the first rule change within the season. It will become valid after the conclusion of the Indian Grand Prix.

Old rule:
To be eligible to be signed as a racing driver in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era, a driver must either

have competed in 80% of a full season or 8 races, whichever number is higher, in 1 one of the last 2 simulated seasons of Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era, the ARWS or Africa Racing League
have won at least 8 Grand Prix in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era and be under the age of 45 at the start of the calendar year of the season the driver is set to compete in
have finished in the top 6 in 1 of the last 2 simulated seasons of the FIA Formula 2 World Championship or AutoReject 3.5


New rule:
To be eligible to be signed as a racing driver in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era, a driver must either

have competed in 90% of a full season or 8 races, whichever number is higher, in 1 one of the last 2 simulated seasons of Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era, AutoGP (excluding 2020) or the Africa Racing League
have finished in the top 15 in 1 of the last 5 simulated seasons of Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era
have finished in the top 5 in 1 of the last 2 simulated seasons of the FIA Formula 2 World Championship or Auto2
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Rule Change and F1 News

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This rule addition will become valid after the conclusion of the Indian Grand Prix.

Old rule:
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New rule:
During the season, the administration is entitled to increase the base BHP or decrease motor mass of one motor with 2 races notice once. After the conclusion of the season, all teams not using the altered motor that were ahead of one or multiple teams using the altered motor when the notice of the altered values was given and finished behind those teams will be compensated for the lost prize money.



f1rumours.net wrote:Pole Trophy to be Renamed in Murray Walker's Honour

British beverage company Diageo has announced today that the sponsorship of Formula One's "Pole Trophy" and "Fastest Lap Trophy" will result in altered names for both of these trophies. Whilst the announcement of the "Johnnie Walker Fastest Lap Cup" did not surprise people, Formula One fandom reacted positively to the new name of the pole trophy: "Murray Walker Pole Position Cup".

Honoring the legendary Formula One announcer who passed away eleven months ago, the trophy will be awarded to the driver who scores the most pole positions in a season. The current holder is Sebastian Vettel. "This is great news," a user on the unofficial F1 subreddit commited, "I can hear him say the words "Pole Position!" in excitement right now."


f1rumours.net wrote:Are Formula One's Stars Going Out?

During this silly season, many expected great names like Pastor Maldonado, Sir Lewis Hamilton or Dave Cassidy to find new homes. However, as seat after seat went away, there were no true "big name" signings outside of the long-term contract signed by Charles Leclerc at Sauber.

"It was a bit shocking," an anonymous source from an agency representing a former world champion commented, "there were no offers coming in and our own inquiries were quite rudely pushed away. I do wonder why teams have so much faith in their driver development these days."

Asked about this topic, former Formula One Management chairman Achille Lunardi commented that this would "only be a phase". "It only takes one year where a team loses a championship because of their inferior driver pairing for the big names to come back in force," he said.


f1rumours.net wrote:The German Grand Prix: Alekos Kalogeropoulos' Pertubation

Earlier this week, a report in the German Bild tabloid relayed a comment by a high standing member of the Automobilclub von Deutschland saying that the 2022 German Grand Prix will most likely be the last for the foreseeable future. After the running contract with the Nürburgring was voided following the buyback of the commercial rights by the FIA, Alekos Kalogeropoulos quickly secured a one-year deal with Oschersleben which was extended for the 2022 season in August of 2021, buying short-term relief for the German market and the German fans.

After the first two editions at Oschersleben were sponsored by German TV channel Nitro (who covered the weekend fully) in 2021 and will be sponsored by BMW to celebrate their return to the sport, there is no sponsor willing to cover the costs of the event. The Grand Prix proves to be the largest challenge for FIA president Alekos Kalogeropoulos in his desire add "traditional circuits" to the calendar: as German state and local governments are infamously hesitant to provide major funding and sponsors are hard to come by, there is little room for noticeable hosting fees.

Given the economic responsibilities of the future S.A. tasked to control Formula One's commercial agreements, the ability to tank lower hosting fees is limited (circuits like Spa-Francorchamps and the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park are reportedly paying 60% less than the average circuit per year) and Germany's motorsport scene is incapable of providing even that amount without major sponsors. Asked about this subject during the announcement of the Oschersleben deal, Kalogeropoulos was emphatic in saying that "Germany is a country with one of the richest racing heritages in the world" and that keeping it on the calendar was "essential".

This statement is of course also fueled by the very noteworthy popularity of AutoGP in Germany. While German fan interest in the series has dwindled massively even before the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the removal of most German races from the calendar and the championship challenges by Sebastian Vettel and Precision, it is still one of the strongest markets for AutoGP. With AutoGP guaranteed to be on ad-free public television until 2024, losing the German Grand Prix may, despite two major German brands in F1 lose the country to the reestablished AutoGP series for good.
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2022 Shell Australian Grand Prix

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Race Report

Steward report:
10-place grid penalty for driver #1 (Artem Markelov) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #4 (Robin Frijns) and ignoring blue flags
10-second time penalty for the driver #23 (Alexander Albon) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #55 (Carlos Sainz, Jr.).

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 1st race of the 2023 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €3,000,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €15,500,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €2,000,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €2,500,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €24,500,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €9,000,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €27,000,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €3,000,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €19,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €2,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €2,500,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €3,500,000
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F1 News

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f1rumours.net wrote:Paul Ricard to Host French Grand Prix?

According to sources inside the organisation, the Fédération Française du Sport Automobile.is currently trying to move heaven and earth to get a contract extension for the French Grand Prix done. With the management of the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours being unwilling to contribute their part to the hosting fees of a Formula One event, it would see Circuit Paul Ricard host the event.

With the contract for the French Grand Prix running out, the FFSA fears a major loss of motorsport sponsorship across the board if audience interest is not maintained. This fear is driving the decision making that will see the FFSA trying to gather the financial might needed to have a second race in France. A decision on a continuation of the French Grand Prix is expected within two months.


f1rumours.net wrote:Horner "Expects Dave Cassidy to Return Soon"

Christian Horner, former team boss of Red Bull and chairman of Formula One Management, expects American race winner Dave Cassidy to return to the sport very soon, even before the end of the season.

Cassidy, who was ousted from Scuderia Ferrari, is currently driving in the <insert series later>, but has reportedly "multiple Formula One-related exit clauses" in his contract. He himself has so far refused to answer any questions of a F1 comeback.
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Race Report

Steward report:
Nothing to report

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 2nd race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €4,500,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €17,500,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €2,500,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €4,000,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €26,000,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €10,000,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €28,000,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €5,500,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €20,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €3,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €4,000,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €5,000,000
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2022 Gran Premio Bridgestone de la República Argentina

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Race Report

Steward report:
10-place grid penalty and a suspended two-race ban for driver #84 (Jack Aitken) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #20 (Kevin Magnussen) and ignoring blue flags

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 3rd race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €4,500,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €19,000,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €3,500,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €5,500,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €28,000,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €11,500,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €29,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €8,000,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €20,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €4,500,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €4,000,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €6,500,000
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Upgrades - F1 News

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For your information (since last time this came up, the forums were down): we are now officially in the upgrade phase.

During the season, teams can apply upgrades at any point once their upgrade schedule is complete. An upgrade schedule can go from 2 to 8 Grand Prix weekends, with longer upgrade schedules resulting in higher rewards for success, but also higher costs. These values can be seen in the spreadsheet in the opening pose, we are currently at race 3, where the base grip increase is 0-270 for the price of €10,000,000. The upgrade is applied only at request. A value determined by an RNG within the determined grip range of each upgrade is added to the base grip of the team's current chassis.

If you wish to apply an upgrade now, you have until Jan 13, 4:45 a.m. CET to do so.


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f1rumours.net wrote:Drivers Split on New Aero Package

When asked by media about their feelings about the new aero package after a few tests and races, current and former Formula One drivers had mixed opinions. Some praised the new regulations, others doubt they fulfill their purpose and lament the loss of the more extreme aero package.

"Well, they certainly are more interesting to drive," said Victoria Desai, "They feel like a Ferrari 488 GT3 on performance-enhancing drugs, so it was quite easy to get settled in." Former Formula One driver Stefan Johansson praised the new visuals for "removing a lot of nonsense and getting back to racing."

Caterham star Lando Norris claimed the new package was "harder" and "just not quite as fun" and blamed his struggles in the first races on the new rules. Bridgestone tester Renaldo Jiménez claimed before the start of the season that the mule for the new regulation was the "ugliest car [he] ever saw."


f1rumours.net wrote:New Zealand Grand Prix Advertised for late January

In a surprising development, the Taupo International Motorsport Park and Events Centre has added the LXVIII New Zealand International Grand Prix for January 22, 2023. That is over one-and-a-half months earlier than this year's version.

The Formula Committee was not yet available for comment, but given as the New Zealand Grand Prix is under contract with Formula One until 2027, it is not expected to be left out from the calendar, so this new date is raising some interesting questions.


f1rumours.net wrote:Bosch Gearbox Enters Performance Testing

According to an announcement by the FIA, The new 3-speed gearboxes by Bosch Mobility Solutions that will become the new uniform transmission from the 2023 season onwards have entered performance testing.

After prototypes were successfully installed and driven in the development mules used by Bridgestone, teams will receive said prototypes for private tests as well as for use in free practices for the next three races.
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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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I'd like to be added to the waiting list. I think it's time that Alt-F1 got a taste of Sir Richard Branston and Dial-Up Racing, in whatever form that takes.

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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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So in light of Ferdinand Habsburg having an absolutely chronic Formula 2 campaign in 2021 (which wasn't simulated until after I signed him), I think it would make reasonable narrative sense for me to retrospectively change my simulator driver to George Russell

I'm not entirely sure if that fits within the rules, but I'd like to justify it by saying that I'm reasonably sure there's a rule which says that if a team is taken on by a new user and they terminate a driver's contract, they can do so without having to pay compensation. Probably a bit scummy to try to use it for this loophole, but it is what it is.

George Russell will also be retconned as having the place on the Precision YDP that Habsburg was meant to have, and Habsburg can go drive sportscars or something.
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2022 Cargolux Indian Grand Prix

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Race Report

Steward report:
Nothing to report

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 4th race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €6,000,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €20,500,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €4,000,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €7,000,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €30,500,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €12,500,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €30,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €9,000,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €22,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €5,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €5,500,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €8,000,000
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Upgrades - F1 News - Rule Change

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During the season, teams can apply upgrades at any point once their upgrade schedule is complete. An upgrade schedule can go from 2 to 8 Grand Prix weekends, with longer upgrade schedules resulting in higher rewards for success, but also higher costs. These values can be seen in the spreadsheet in the opening pose, we are currently at race 4 for all teams, where the base grip increase is 60-360 for the price of €14,000,000. The upgrade is applied only at request. A value determined by an RNG within the determined grip range of each upgrade is added to the base grip of the team's current chassis.

If you wish to apply an upgrade now, you have until February 5, 11:50 a.m. CET to do so.

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f1rumours.net wrote:Mercedes-Benz Introduces MH222B Motor

After their horrible start to the season, Mercedes-Benz recently revealed a new motor available to Q8 North Star Precision Motorsport and Santander Dawson GP from the German Grand Prix once testing at the Silverstone Circuit by these two teams concludes successfully.

"The design unfortunately does not fix the overheating issue," an inside source confirmed to f1rumours.net, "but we are confident it will be a major improvement because it will be the lightest high-quality fuel cell motor ever constructed. For next year, we will look into a proper engine, but this season it will be a sufficient hotfix."


In accordance with the rule:
During the season, the administration is entitled to increase the base BHP or decrease motor mass of one motor with 2 races notice once. After the conclusion of the season, all teams not using the altered motor that were ahead of one or multiple teams using the altered motor when the notice of the altered values was given and finished behind those teams will be compensated for the lost prize money.

The Mercedes motor will have its motor mass decreased by 900 beginning with the German Grand Prix. The compensation will be based on the current championship positions.

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I'm not entirely sure if that fits within the rules, but I'd like to justify it by saying that I'm reasonably sure there's a rule which says that if a team is taken on by a new user and they terminate a driver's contract, they can do so without having to pay compensation. Probably a bit scummy to try to use it for this loophole, but it is what it is.


Well, your reading of the rules is correct. Partly, at least. The change to Russell as simulator driver will not be retroactively, but instead be treated as a new signing with Habsburg getting terminated. To prevent others from trying to be slick, the rule hereby is changed to the following, effective from the conclusion of the Venezuelan Grand Prix.

Old rule:
Driver contracts of bankrupt teams with real-life drivers can be terminated by the new user without paying compensation if he decides to keep the identity of the bankrupt team, driver contracts of bankrupt teams with fictional drivers can be terminated by both sides if the fictional driver is offered a contract by another team.


New rule:
Driver contracts of bankrupt teams with real-life drivers can be terminated by the new user until the second Grand Prix weekend of the season the new user without paying compensation if the new user decides to keep the identity of the bankrupt team, driver contracts of bankrupt teams with fictional drivers can be terminated by either the new user or the DEC owner until the tenth Grand Prix weekend of the season without paying compensation if the fictional driver is offered a contract by another team.
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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Daily Mail, Letters to the Editor wrote:
I cannot help but notice that the Precision Formula One team has declined a lot since last year, and I think we all know why. Their new Team Principal is a British former driver called Neil McEwan and what a lot of the public seem to have forgotten is that disaster follows this man wherever he goes.

When he was just 25, he nearly killed fellow driver Ukyo Katayama. A couple of years later he got involved in such a bad crash that he was nearly banned from Formula One. He tried his hand at Le Mans racing, but the company making his cars went bankrupt. Even my career didn't survive contact with him - after he decided to take me to court just for doing my job, I never worked in journalism again.

If you needed any more proof the guy's a loser, he even campaigned for Remain and we all know how that went. If Precision want to win again, then it's clear what they need to do: get rid of Neil McEwan!
      Sue, 74 from Benidorm


@angrypiln wrote:Huge boomer energy from this expert in the @DailyMail today:

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@joshrevellyt wrote:Lol is this Sue Jawhard? Now there's a name I've not heard in a while. Should I make a vid on this?

@angrypiln wrote:Today in the @DailyMail:

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@chainbearf1 wrote:For those who don't know who this is, Sue Jawhard was a Formula One journalist in the 80s; she ended up getting fired after falsely reporting that a driver had died and calling McEwan a "murderer". If she's complaining about you, you're probably doing something right.

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2022 KFC Bahrain Grand Prix

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Race Report

Steward report:
5-place grid penalty for driver #46 (Alessandro Cicognani) for ignoring blue flags
Suspended 5-place grid penalty for driver #47 (Lando Norris) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #94 (Pascal Wehrlein).

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 5th race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €7,500,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €22,000,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €4,500,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €8,500,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €32,500,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €13,500,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €31,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €9,500,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €23,500,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €6,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €7,000,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €8,000,000
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Upgrades - F1 News

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During the season, teams can apply upgrades at any point once their upgrade schedule is complete. An upgrade schedule can go from 2 to 8 Grand Prix weekends, with longer upgrade schedules resulting in higher rewards for success, but also higher costs. These values can be seen in the spreadsheet in the opening pose, we are currently at "Race 5" for all teams, where the base grip increase is 60-450 for the price of €18,000,000. The upgrade is applied only at request. A value determined by an RNG within the determined grip range of each upgrade is added to the base grip of the team's current chassis.

If you wish to apply an upgrade now, you have until February 9, 10:00 p.m. CET to do so.

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f1rumours.net wrote:Beef at the Top Teams?

According to our sources, there is tremendous conflict brewing at both Caterham and Ferrari. As these two teams have emerged as the two main title contenders, the challenge for the championship and beating their teammates has worn on the relationships within the team.

Sebastian Vettel and Lando Norris had some moments during the last season where they came into conflict. As Vettel struggled to adapt to the CT09, Norris now apparently feels like the CT10 is designed much more to his teammates's preference; explaining his mistakes that way.

Alexander Albon and Victoria Desai's relationship took a major hit when Albon physically forced his way into the lead on the first lap at Manama. Reactions in the team were split, some feeling Albon hurt the Scuderia's cause, others arguing that this is an important learning moment for Desai.


f1rumours.net wrote:Pastor Maldonado Believes Williams Can Win Venezuelan Grand Prix

In an interview on a South American sports podcast, former Formula One World's Champion Pastor Maldonado talked about his upcoming appearance at the first Venezuelan Grand Prix, his opinions on the South American motorsport scene as well as his general future in the sport.

Maldonado praised the simulator crew of LATAM Williams Racing and their tremendous attention to detail in regards to the recreation of the expected conditions at the Globex Autódromo de San Carlos. "With Thomas, we've been working on everything, he's great," Maldonado said.

Asked about his chances at the event, Maldonado stated that he "can win this race with a bit of luck on his side". He praised the competition in the sport and stated that his belief does not come from cockiness, but because of his hard work and preparation for the event.

When the topic switched to the future of Maldonado in Formula One, the champion repeatedly mentioned that he has no intention of retiring any time soon. While he could not name details "for obvious reasons", his agent has been talking to several team bosses about a ride in 2023.


f1rumours.net wrote:Toyota Becomes Bahrain Grand Prix Title Sponsor

A statement on the official Twitter account of the Bahrain International Circuit announced that the Bahrain Grand Prix will be sponsored by Toyota from the 2023 season, the thirtieth running of the event, onwards.

According to the statement, the deal is a five-year agreement. The total sum of the sponsorship has not been revealed. An official statement by Toyota's corporate website is expected within the upcoming week.
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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Caterham Press Conference wrote:
Edouard Martel: "I understand some of our friends in the media have been speculating on...competitive tensions...manifesting between Sebastian and Lando. I have no desire to, how you say, make anyone out to be a fool; some may not appreciate my candor, but so it goes.

Sebastian and Lando are of equal status; both drivers are clear on that, neither driver contests it. We are cognisant of both the supreme advantages of having two great drivers in the same team, and also of the challenges. I will not sit here and pretend that our drivers are best friends, or that everything is harmonious, and will continue to be harmonious indefinitely - it is impossible for two top drivers in a championship fight, and we do not expect it of them. What I can say, and what I will say, is that they are operating in an environment that is absolutely fair, and that they are aware of the limits of their competition.

Sebastian is obviously doing a great job; he is already one of the legends of the sport, one of the legends of Caterham, but I contest the idea that Lando is struggling. He has made mistakes, yes, but the underlying pace is obviously there - and we understand the risks, the variances, involved in a driver adapting year-to-year, let alone an entirely new technical formula. That is to say, we have an absolute confidence that Lando will become more consistent over time, because the fundamentals are already there. 'Struggling' for me means that some of the fundamentals might not be right, that something major needs to be changed; 'adaptation' involves mistakes, but those are an inevitable part of the process, and I believe it is something that will be resolved with time, familiarity, and unconditional support, which Lando has from every person at Caterham.

So, I hope that satisfies the curiosity from our friends in the media and, equally, I hope that means that the reporting going forward will be a little less speculation, a bit more grounded in reality."
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Loonmotor would like to request an upgrade package.
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Race Report

Steward report:
Nothing to report

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 6th race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €9,000,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €23,500,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €5,500,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €10,000,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €33,500,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €15,000,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €31,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €11,500,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €25,500,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €7,500,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €8,500,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €9,500,000
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Loonmotor's upgrade was executed in this phase, as it was entered too late for the last phase. RNG determined an upgrade of +440

During the season, teams can apply upgrades at any point once their upgrade schedule is complete. An upgrade schedule can go from 2 to 8 Grand Prix weekends, with longer upgrade schedules resulting in higher rewards for success, but also higher costs. These values can be seen in the spreadsheet in the opening pose, we are currently at "Race 6" for all teams, where the base grip increase is 120-540 for the price of €22,000,000. The upgrade is applied only at request. A value determined by an RNG within the determined grip range of each upgrade is added to the base grip of the team's current chassis.

If you wish to apply an upgrade now, you have until April 9, 9:00 p.m. CEST to do so.

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f1rumours.net wrote:Russian Grand Prix Canceled, Russian Entries Permitted to Continue Competing

In the second meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in 2022, the immediate topic of concern as the fate of Russian and Belarusian entries in motorsport series across the planet. Unlike other sport's sanctioning bodies, the FIA under Alekos Kalogeropoulos decided that there would be no special meeting to deal with the Russo-Ukraine war.

In a controversal decision, the WMSC decided to permit Russian competitors to compete under their national flag, but will respect any bans of Russian competitors handed out by national motorsport governing bodies up to the council meeting. This means that Russian competitors will not be allowed to enter any races in Germany and the United Kingdom.

In his role as head of the Formula Committee, Kalogeropoulos informed the WMSC that the contract for the Russian Grand Prix was canceled, not just for this season but all of the remaining five years. In his statement, the FIA president said that currently no replacement is planned, but "the Formula Committee will have discussions about potential expansion of the calendar on short notice."


f1rumours.net wrote:Vettel "Angry" and "Disgusted" After WMSC Decision

Asked about the decision by the World Motor Sport Council to permit Russian competitors to continue competing in Formula One and other FIA-sanctioned series, Sebastian Vettel gave an emotional response: "I am angry, how could I not be? The FIA is choosing to ignore the Russian war crimes."

While Vettel clarified that he bore no ill feelings toward Robert Shwartzman and world champion Artem Markelov, he also stated that he was "disgusted by the lazy response". The Caterham driver further stated that he is thankful that at least the DMSB and Motorsport UK "did the right thing".

According to sources close to the team, Edouard Martel had to use his personal influence with Vettel to prevent the two-time world's champion from retiring from Formula One on the spot in protest. Caterham have not released a statement in response to the WMSC decision.


f1rumours.net wrote:New Points System, New Team for Formula One

Buried under the controversial Russia decision by the World Motor Sport Council, a different major change was announced. For the 2023 season and beyond, all series promoted by the Formula Committee or that are considered a "direct part" of the Formula One ladder will use the new "world points system".

This system sees a return to the Formula One points system used in 2008 and 2009 (10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 plus an additional point for pole position) and will furthermore offer double points for the final race of the season. Feeder series using a sprint and feature race format will have a 8-5-3-2-1 system for any sprint races.

The WMSC further decided to formally launch the entry process for a thirteenth Formula One team, which will come as great news to multiple interested parties. The entry process will begin in a few days and end on 20 July, with an announcement of the new team scheduled for "mid-August".


f1rumours.net wrote:BR Mansell Will Enter German and British Grands Prix as "Independent Entry"

Asked by the media about BR Mansell's participation in the German and British Grands Prix despite their countries respective bans of Russian competitors in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kalogeropoulos explained that it was decided to let the team enter as two "independent entries".

He explained that the two drivers BR Mansell would have normally entered will for administrative purposes be treated as independent drivers who are not entering as a constructor. As a Russian driver Artem Markelov may not compete and must be replaced if the team wants to enter two drivers.

Basically, this means that BR Mansell will be able to fulfill their sponsorship obligations and be eligible for championship points. Sho Tsuboi plus Markelov's replacement his side may score also championship points, but the BR Mansell entry will not be entitled to prize money and all stats will not count as BR Mansell's.


A short explanation what this means out-of-character:
    BR Mansell will enter the German and British Grands Prix on a meta level, i.e. its drivers will compete using the BR Mansell chassis with BR Mansell performance
    The entries will be independent driver entries (see tommykl's Formula One for how that looks)
    Unlike in the fluff, BR Mansell will receive prize money as normal
    Artem Markelov, Robert Shwartzman and Sergey Sirotkin will be treated as if they were banned or injured normally, i.e. RealRacingRoots and GB can and must pick a replacement (at no cost to his team) or have one picked for them, the deadline for that is April 9, 9:00 p.m. CEST
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Scuderia Ferrari Press Release wrote:Ferrari and Kaspersky mutually terminate Team Partner Agreement
Scuderia Ferrari and Kaspersky Lab have paused the Team Partner Agreement that is currently in place until 2024.

"In a joint decision between both comapnies, Kaspersky branding will not feature on the team's cars or kit for the remainder of the season." - Mattia Binotto, Team Principal

Scuderia Ferrari do not wish to comment further on the matter.

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The Red Bulletin wrote:RED BULL SEEK CUSTOMERS FOR 2023

Following the landmark decision to allow independently entered BR Mansell chassis in the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship, Red Bull Racing has today announced that they will be offering the 2023-spec Red Bull to independent teams next season. Red Bull Racing President Christian Horner stated in the wake of this announcement: "As far as we're concerned, the floodgates have opened and we see this as an excellent opportunity for new teams to join the grid with a competitive package"
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Fernando Alonso on Twitter wrote:Millions of Ukrainians are being displaced right now. #FIA needs to do more to help them and end this war.

#NORussianWar


Autosport wrote:FAST to run UNICEF Branding, Charity for Remaining F1 Rounds

Fernando Alonso Speed Team will run UNICEF branding for the remainder of the Formula One season as part of a charity effort to provide aid to displaced Ukrainians fleeing the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War.

"It is a tragedy to have such a horrific war happen and so many men, women and children displaced. We encourage everyone to help how they can, and with UNICEF we hope to encourage more donations and volunteers to address this crisis.

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Autosport wrote:Palmerston, Martel blast WMSC decision, reaffirm commitment to sanctions and Ukrainian support

"For the sake of international peace, of lasting security, and of sporting integrity, there can be no compromises, no concessions made to an aggressor - Russia must be cut off from the world. I understand that, perhaps, it might not be individually...how you say...fair, but these are not ordinary times. This sporting "compromise" frankly reeks of cynicism, a thinly-veiled desire to do the minimum possible to appease the moral imperative, a want to pretend that everything is as usual. I can understand it, I can even plug my nose and accept it - but I will never agree with it."

So thundered Edouard Martel, the usually placid and pragmatic Caterham team principal, at a press conference scheduled at the eleventh hour after the World Motor Sport Council announced its intention to continue allowing Russian competitors to compete under their national flag. The unexpected presence of Sir Alec Palmerston, CEO and chairman of the Commonwealth Group, only underscored the unusualness and gravity of the occasion - and injected a certain degree of intrigue, with Commonwealth defence products constituting a significant proportion of British military assistance to Ukraine.

"The entire team and, indeed, the wider Commonwealth organisation is, quite rightly, appalled at the laissez-faire attitude of the FIA toward this terrible, abominable war," said Palmerston. "Sebastian, in particular, mentioned his anger and disgust. I've heard some say that he crossed a line with his comments, and I couldn't disagree more; indeed, I must commend his courage in speaking out the brutal truth of the matter. He, and the rest of the team, has Commonwealth's absolute, unconditional support in this."

"We have severed all commercial ties with Russia, including the provision of maintenance services and spare components for Commonwealth products," Palmerston continued. "In addition, we are continuing to actively coordinate with the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defence to ensure an undisrupted supply of defensive military aid into Ukraine, to both ensure that British stockpiles are replenished, and that Ukraine continues to receive cutting-edge munitions to deter and defeat Russian aggressors. Furthermore, Commonwealth has privately committed £100 million of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, which is continually being delivered as we speak."

"All of this is to say that, irrespective of what the FIA says or does, or any other domain in which Commonwealth is involved, the Commonwealth Group stands with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people."
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Auto Racing Sporting Enquirer wrote:Precision boss asks questions of Caterham team ownership

The Team Principal of Precision Motorsport, Neil McEwan, has questioned the motivations of the Caterham F1 Team following several strongly worded statements from within the team regarding the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

"To be clear," McEwan began, "I speak for myself and not on behalf of the Precision team. With that in mind, it seems a little odd that Messrs Palmerston, Martel and Vettel have spoken out so strongly against the war and against the participation of the BR Mansell team and other Russian drivers in the ongoing Formula One season. There are certainly rumours that the Commonwealth Group which owns the team has been supplying weapons to both sides of this bloody conflict, and some members of the paddock are a little concerned."

McEwan also added: "I do not believe in teams or drivers being excluded based on their nationality. It's like that old saying - you can't choose your family, but you can choose your friends."

The Auto Racing Sporting Enquirer has not been able to confirm or debunk this rumour, but it seems that the controversy may not yet be over for the Formula One teams - or for McEwan, if he continues to issue statements like this.
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Toyota confirm the news of BR Mansell entering test driver Ritomo Miyata as an independent driver for the British and German Grands Prix.

We also understand the whole situation stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, but so far there is no threat of Toyota breaking its engine supply deal with BR Mansell or vice versa. However, we are still monitoring the situation closely.
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Autosport wrote:Rookie Racing, Miyata make shock F1 debut

Pacific Endurance Series, Super Taikyu, and Super Formula Lights team Rookie Racing will be making a shock leap into Formula 1 at the upcoming German Grand Prix.

After initially announcing that they would run as a Independent Entry, Aeroflot BR Mansell has announced they will entirely rebrand for both the German and British Grand Prix. In addition, the team will feature an all-Japanese lineup, with Toyota Motorsport reserve Riitomo Miyata replacing reigning champion Artem Markelov for the races.

The Akio Toyoda-owned team has been making large strides since making their debut in the PES in 2020 in a partnership with the Cerumo team...
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Race Report

Steward report:
30-second time penalty for driver #20 (Kevin Magnussen) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #26 (Pastor Maldondo)

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 7th race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €10,500,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €25,500,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €6,000,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €11,500,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €35,000,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €-6,000,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €32,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €13,500,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €27,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €8,500,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €10,000,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €11,000,000
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f1rumours.net wrote:German Grand Prix Extended for One Year, Qatar Joins F1 Calendar

In a number of announcements in recent days, the 2023 Formula One calendar has taken a few steps towards completion.

In the first announcement, the DMSB e.V. announced that an agreement has been reached to extend the contract for the German Grand Prix for one more season. Thanks to generous donors, the organisation will be able to celebrate its 100-year birthday by hosting the German GP at Motorsport Arena Oschersleben. According to sources, however, this event may prove to be the last German Grand Prix for a long time.

In the second news item, the owners of the Losail International Circuit and FIA president Alekos Kalogeropoulos signed a seven-year contract to bring the circuit to the Formula One Grand Prix. The first edition of the Grand Prix of Doha will be held on either October 22 or 29, as the contract allows Qatar and Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management to arrange the double-header as they choose.
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Autosport wrote:Villeneuve: Markelov is a fraud

1997 Formula One World Champion, former Chairman of Formula One Management and current Team Principal of LATAM Williams Racing, Jacques Villeneuve - known for his outspoken nature and frequent controversial comments about current affairs in the sport - has been uncharacteristically quiet so far over the last 18 months, ever since his controversial ousting as head honcho of the sport back in 2020.

Until now. We managed to get an exclusive feature-length interview with the Canadian where he opened up about his team's performance, the championship as a whole and of the sport's politics.

Interviewer: What do you think of Williams' progress since you became team principal?

JV: I'm personally quite satisfied with the progress we've made this year, considering where the team was three years ago fourth place in the constructor's is a very strong result. My philosophy has been one of gradual improvement - when I took over Williams were eighth, we moved up to seventh last year by ensuring we were able to get more consistent results, now this year we've unlocked more pace to build upon the foundations of consistency we established last year.

Interviewer: And what about your drivers?

JV: I'm impressed in particular by Robert [Shwartzman], he's proving himself to be a true talent and a proper team leader - I'm hoping he'll stay as one of the ingredients to get Williams back into true winning pedigree. We're using the experience and skills of Pastor [Maldonado] to help develop further.

Interviewer: So, with the relatively mundane content out of the way, let's spice it up a little. What do you, Jacques Villeneuve, think of the championship battle this year?

JV: One thing in my mind has been established for certain. Artem Markelov is a fraud. Him and the entire Mansell team. The fact that they are absolutely nowhere to be seen is a testament to their inability. I am starting to doubt whether or not their car was even legal last year, actually. I shall be conducting my own investigation into the situation.

JV: Caterham is similarly poor. [Sebastian] Vettel should do the honourable thing and just quit. He is only further proving that he only won anything because he had the most dominant cars in history. [Lando] Norris is too inconsistent to achieve anything notable.

JV: Ferrari are again using a poor quality lineup. [[Alexander]] Albon and [[Victoria]] Desai are inexperienced midfielders peddling a top car. Red Bull are wasting two talented drivers in Max [Verstappen] and [Roger] Ibe with their incompetent team management.

The interviewer asks Jacques about Precision in an effort to gather his opinion on them

JV: [Precision] is a joke, I'm not going to waste my time commenting on them.

Interviewer: Interesting Jacques, clearly the Villeneuve we all knew and loved has not gone away. What do you think of the current management of the sport under Alekos Kalogeropoulos?

JV: He doesn't know what he's doing. He talks up a good show about nostalgia and returning the sport to the "good old days", but it is just that, talk. The FIA is making a constant stream of decisions that contradict his speech, from hosting races in countries with no racing tradition, to actively trying to get rid of classic venues, to implementing silly gimmicks that have no real effect, to what I think is the most important point: keeping Formula One under the control of manufacturers. Part of what made classic F1 so great was the ability for plucky independent teams, like Williams, to start from almost nothing and propel themselves into championship victories. We do not have that in modern Formula One - it is almost impossible to achieve nowadays.

JV: The current FIA President (noted that Villeneuve consistently avoided naming him directly) is in the pockets of Commonwealth, Mercedes and Toyota; ensuring that them and their teams remain comfortable while everyone else struggles and is eventually driven out of the sport. It is unsustainable. I was in favour of increased support for independents when I was chair of FOM, and I strongly suspect the manufacturers conspired with him to launch his coup to oust me as a result of me challenging their hegemony. There isn't much I can do about it now, but you can guarantee I will not be remaining quiet about the situation.

Interviewer: Thank you Jacques for that incredibly interesting interview. I wish you and Williams the best of luck in the future.

JV: You're welcome.
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Race Report

Steward report:
Suspended 10-place grid penalty for driver #20 (Kevin Magnussen) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #18 (Sebastian Vettel)
Suspended 3-place grid penalty for driver #47 (Lando Norris) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #18 (Sebastian Vettel)
Warning for driver #70 (Pastor Maldonado) for dangerous driving

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 8th race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €12,000,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €27,000,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €6,500,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €13,000,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €36,500,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €-5,000,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €33,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €16,000,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €28,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €9,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €11,500,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €13,000,000
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During the season, teams can apply upgrades at any point once their upgrade schedule is complete. All teams except Loonmotor (who are at Race 8 of their upgrade schedule, i.e. can apply for an upgrade for €6,000,000 that would provide 0-180 grip points) are now in the new chassis phase. The new chassis is rolled only at request. This new chassis will be rolled in the same manner as the original one and cannot have a lower base grip than the original one (including any previously applied upgrades). Should the new chassis have a lower base grip as result of RNG, as many points of base grip are added as is needed plus another 20 grip points. A team can decide withhold the new chassis for 4 more Grand Prix weekends, but the grip range of and the price of the upgrade remain unchanged. A team can apply an upgrade even if such an action would send them into a minus.

Please respond with your intent to extend the new chassis period or build a new chassis until May 13, 8:00 a.m. CEST.

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This rule change will become valid after the conclusion of the Hungarian Grand Prix.

Old rule:
After any race, the administration runs a RNG for any crash regarding potential injuries as it sees fit. An injury is defined as a period of time (in Grand Prix weekends) in which a driver is incapable of competing. These periods can range from one Grand Prix weekend to the number of Grand Prix weekends equivalent to 3 calendar years. If the crash is considered severe enough the adminstration can forgo the RNG and declare the driver incapable of competing in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era anymore. This does not affect the driver's ability to compete in other series sharing a fictional universe. If at least 5 or more users running a team in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era object to an injury or a driver being declared incapable of competing, the decision is reversed and the driver is able to compete again.

The administration will apply penalties for rule violations committed before, during or after the race. Penalties can be applied as either fines for the team of the offender, warnings, time penalties for this Grand Prix, exclusion from the Grand Prix result, grid penalties for the next Grand Prix weekend or exclusion from any number of Grand Prix weekends up to 4, depending on the severity of the infringement. Penalties are always assigned to a driver, regardless of whether the driver or his team committed the rule violation. If a driver is replaced, any penalties assigned to the driver will not be transmitted to the new driver, but the replaced driver must serve his penalty when they are returned to his seat or signed to a new team within the season. If a driver is considered to have committed an unacceptable number of rule violations by the administration, the driver in question will be excluded from the remainder of the current season as well as the next 2 seasons. If 5 or more users running a team in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era object to the exclusion, it is reversed and the driver is entitled to rejoin Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era before the start of the next Grand Prix weekend.
New rule:
After any race, the administration runs a RNG for any crash regarding potential injuries as it sees fit. An injury is defined as a period of time (in Grand Prix weekends) in which a driver is incapable of competing. These periods can range from 1 Grand Prix weekend to the number of Grand Prix weekends equivalent to 2 calendar years. If the crash is considered severe enough the adminstration can forgo the RNG and declare the driver incapable of competing in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era anymore. If at least 5 or more users running a team in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era consider the injury potential of an accident severe enough, an additional RNG can be by the administration determining whether the accident is fatal. For fictional drivers, the DEC holder must agree to this RNG being run. Any non-lethal injury does not affect the driver's ability to compete in other series sharing a fictional universe. If at least 5 or more users running a team in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era object to an injury or a driver being declared incapable of competing, the decision is reversed and the driver is able to compete again.

The administration will apply penalties for rule violations committed before, during or after the race. Penalties can be applied as either fines for the team of the offender, warnings, time penalties for this Grand Prix, exclusion from the Grand Prix result, grid penalties for the next Grand Prix weekend or exclusion from any number of Grand Prix weekends up to 4, depending on the severity of the infringement. Penalties are always assigned to a driver, regardless of whether the driver or his team committed the rule violation. Any suspended penalty has a probation period of 8 in-universe calendar months.

If a driver is replaced, any penalties assigned to the driver will not be transmitted to the new driver, but the replaced driver must serve his penalty when they are returned to his seat or signed to a new team within the season. Should a driver not return to his seat or sign with a new team within the season the rule violation is committed, the team the driver committed the rule violation with will instead be fined €2,500,000 at the conclusion of the season. Should a driver be considered to have committed an unacceptable number of rule violations by the administration, the driver in question will be excluded from the remainder of the current season and is declared not eligible to be signed as a racing driver for the next 40 Grand Prix weekends or 18 in-universe calendar months, whichever period is longer. If 5 or more users running a team in Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era object to the exclusion, it is reversed and the driver is entitled to rejoin Alternate Formula One - Hydrogen Era before the start of the next Grand Prix weekend.

This rule change will become valid immediately, as it serves to clarify the intent of the rule and fix a spelling error:
An upgrade schule going longer than 8 Grand Prix weekends results in a new chassis being rolled. This new chassis will be rolled in the same manner as the original one and cannot have a lower base grip than the original one (including any previously applied upgrades). Should the new chassis have a lower base grip as result of RNG, as many points of base grip are added as is needed plus another 20 grip points.
An upgrade schedule going longer than 8 Grand Prix weekends results in a new chassis being rolled. This new chassis will be rolled in the same manner as the original one and cannot have a lower base grip than the original one (including any previously applied upgrades). Should the new chassis have a lower base grip as result of RNG, as many points of base grip are added as is needed to match the previous chassis base grip plus another 20 grip points.
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Race Report

Steward report:
Suspended two-race ban for driver #27 (Jules Bianchi) for dangerous driving against driver #47 (Lando Norris) and ignoring blue flags.

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 9th race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €13,500,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €28,500,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €7,500,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €14,500,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €38,500,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €-4,000,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €34,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €18,500,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €29,500,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €10,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €11,500,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €14,500,000
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Before 2 selected Grand Prix weekends within the season, mid-season tests are held. These tests will both happen at Circuit Paul Ricard, with the first one happening from June 14-15. During a mid-season test teams can work an upgrade in 3 separate sessions. A session in the mid-season costs €4,000,000. Each session needs to have a driver under contract to the team assigned to it. The choice of driver does not influence the outcome of the session.

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Team: Well, duh

June 14, Morning
Active: Yes/No
Task: Short Runs (for every day invested into short runs, the base grip of a car will be raised by 0-50 points)/Long Runs (for every session invested into short runs, the random grip range of a driver will be reduced by 0-50 points)
Driver:

June 14, Afternoon
Active: Yes/No
Task: Short Runs/Long Runs
Driver:

June 15, Morning
Active: Yes/No
Task: Short Runs/Long Runs
Driver:
Please post your testing plans before June 23, 2:00 p.m. CEST.


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f1rumours.net wrote:Kalogeropoulos: "Villeneuve Likes to Complain"

Williams team boss and former Formula One Management chairman Jacques Villeneuve made headlines when he criticized FIA president Alekos Kalogeropoulos for his choices in his position as head of the Formula Committee . Villeneuve claimed the Cypriot did not "know what he was doing" and that he "is in the pockets of Commonwealth, Mercedes and Toyota."

Kalogeropoulos responded in an interview with Polsat. Asked about the state of the 1997 champion, Kalogeropoulous got tense. "We all know Villeneuve likes to complain," he responded, "and while he whines about races in countries with no motorsport tradition, he would also whine if his team did not receive the prize money that is paid for by those very countries."

The FIA president appeared on edge about this subject during the interview. He explained that he "love[d] the tradition that made this great sport great," but noted that his role demanded "deep considerations to commercial interest". He emphasized that his administration had brought classic events like the New Zealand International Grand Prix back without affecting commercial interest negatively.
f1rumours.net wrote:Conflict Between Precision and Mercedes-Benz

According to sources in the company, the Precision-Teile OHG has experienced a downturn in their relationship with Mercedes-Benz. Since early 2022, the company has begun manufacturing aftermarket parts for other manufacturers. Mercedes-Benz's corporate management is especially displeased with the heavy focus on SUV parts, which has turned Precision into an aftermarket supplier for direct competitors such as BMW.

These changes are expected to affect the Formula 1 quasi-works team as well. The idea of a Mercedes-Benz works effort representing a supplier that has added direct competition to their product range is seen as "not tenable by any means". Especially the complete failure of this year's innovative hydrogen fuel cell system has the more motorsport-averse voices in both companies speaking out about a separation and an end to the current state of affairs.
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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Team: Sauber

June 14, Morning
Active: No
Task: -
Driver: -

June 14, Afternoon
Active: Still no
Task: -
Driver: -

June 15, Morning
Active: Stop asking, it's no
Task: -
Driver: -
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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Precision Motorsport Team Statement wrote: George Russell will be promoted to race driver from Snetterton onwards

From the 2022 Cargolux British Grand Prix onwards, George Russell will be partnering Dean Stoneman for Q8 North Star Precision Motorsport. We thank Pascal for his service to the team, and wish him all the best as he finds a new drive.
u/F1paddockman on Reddit wrote: This has been coming for a while because Pascal is no way happy with driving at Precision when the engine is so slow on Sunday he definitely wanted to leave. We should have seen this coming.
The Race wrote: Wehrlein the latest victim of trying season for Precision

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Wehrlein was spotted in the Precision garage looking utterly dejected after his latest DNF.

Reports from inside the Precision team today suggest that the team's press release thanking Wehrlein for his service at the team might barely scratch the surface of what is going on. Rumours are that he has completely lost patience with what has been a trying season. This week he suffered his third retirement, and reportedly aired his grievances loudly in front of the entire pit crew.

However, he isn't the only person struggling: Dean Stoneman has had a tough time too with three retirements of his own. But he has scored 11 points to Wehrlein's six and seven pole positions to Wehrlein's two. Put simply, he has been the better driver for quite some time.

But the switch to an all-British driver pairing is notable, as it may be a harbinger of bigger changes within the team which some are suggesting may become known as McEwan Automotive as soon as 2023 as Precision try to distance themselves from the image problem that comes from...

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Re: Alternate F1 - The Hydrogen Era - 2022 Season

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Team: Red Bull

June 14, Morning
Active: Yes
Task: Long Runs
Driver: Roger Ibe

June 14, Afternoon
Active: Yes
Task: Short Runs
Driver: Mick Schumacher

June 15, Morning
Active: Yes
Task: Long Runs
Driver: Max Verstappen
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2022 Vodafone Grand Prix de France

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Pinkd56 wrote: 29 Jun 2022, 11:57 Team: Red Bull

June 14, Morning
Active: Yes
Task: Long Runs
Driver: Roger Ibe

June 14, Afternoon
Active: Yes
Task: Short Runs
Driver: Mick Schumacher

June 15, Morning
Active: Yes
Task: Long Runs
Driver: Max Verstappen
That post is way too late, but honestly, given the lack of upgrades so far this season, I am going to make one exception. However, I will not rerun the French Grand Prix to account for the performance changes.

June 14, Morning -> +50 base grip
June 14, Afternoon -> -0 Mick Schumacher random grip range
June 15, Morning -> +20 base grip

Race Report

Steward report:
10-place grid penalty for driver #55 (Carlos Sainz, Jr.) for causing an avoidable accident involving driver #27 (Jules Bianchi).

Budgets, price money and sponsorship after the 10th race of the 2022 season:
+ BR Mansell (RealRacingRoots) - €15,000,000
+ Caterham (kevinbotz) - €30,500,000
+ Dawson (petoli) - €8,500,000
+ FAST (CaptainGetz) - €16,000,000
+ Ferrari (Pasta) - €40,000,000
+ Loonmotor (frogfoot) - €-2,500,000
+ MRT (Wazzle) - €35,500,000
+ Precision (aislabie) - €20,000,000
+ Red Bull (pinkd56) - €19,000,000
+ Sauber (Hermann) - €11,000,000
+ Toyota (Reject_Dom) - €11,500,000
+ Williams (Gertrand Bachot) - €14,500,000
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