F1 Snippets

15 September 2022

❖ ‘I can only wish to inflict that amount of pain on Toto [Wolff] over the next eight years,’ Horner laughed as he spoke to German publication F1-Insider.com.

❖ Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel and Williams Driver Academy member Jamie Chadwick will compete in the 2023 Race Of Champions after retiring from Formula 1.

❖ Formula 1’s push to introduce reversed grid races, amongst other weekend changes, is still on the agenda, according to the sport’s CEO, Stefano Domenicali.

❖ With Mick Schumacher’s cockpit unconfirmed for 2023, the young German driver is fighting to stay in Formula 1 as Haas has not committed about whether they wish to keep him.

❖ The French manufacturer, Alpine,  has unexpectedly been left with a vacated seat to fill for 2023 in the wake of Alonso’s shock switch to Aston Martin for next season.

❖ Zhou Guanyu took the chequered flag at last weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in 10th place, with the rookie driver left praising his team’s ability to turn their form around – from a tough outing at Zandvoort to a points finish in Monza.

❖ The Monaco Grand Prix will remain on the Formula One calendar for the next few seasons. The race on the streets of Monte Carlo is reportedly in the provisional timetable for the 2023 season, scheduled for 28th May.