Within the round-up: AlphaTauri group principal Franz Tost says that he would have been comfortable to supply Mick Schumacher a race seat with the group for 2023.
Tost ‘would have appreciated Schumacher at AlphaTauri’
AlphaTauri group principal Franz Tost says that he would have been comfortable to supply Mick Schumacher a race seat with the group for 2023.
Schumacher was dropped by Haas close to the tip of the 2022 season in favour of veteran Nico Hulkenberg. The announcement got here after AlphaTauri had already confirmed Nyck de Vries for the 2023 season. Tost says he would have been comfortable to have Schumacher racing for his group.
“I’d even have appreciated to have had Mick within the automotive,” Tost advised RTL.
Tost stated he was “satisfied that Mick is gifted and that he additionally has what it takes to drive efficiently in Components 1.”
Mercedes has since signed Schumacher because the group’s reserve driver for this 12 months. “It’s a really, excellent group, among the best in Components 1, so in fact he can be taught an awesome deal,” stated Tost.
Piquet’s last race profitable Benetton on the market
A 1991 Benetton B191 pushed by each Nelson Piquet and Michael Schumacher has been put up on the market with automotive auctioneers RM Sotheby’s. The chassis quantity B-191-02 was initially pushed by Nelson Piquet, who used it to win the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix, his final profession victory within the sport
After Schumacher’s spectacular debut with Jordan, the longer term seven-time champion signed to drive with Benetton the place he accomplished the remainder of the season, scoring 4 factors over the ultimate 5 rounds of the championship.
Benetton would end the 1991 season in fourth place within the constructors’ championship on 38.5 factors.
Mazepin’s father sought by Italian police over lacking yachts
Dmitry Mazepin, father of former Haas F1 driver Nikita Mazepin, is needed by Italian authorities over two seized yachts that disappeared from a Sardinian port.
Mazepin owns the Ural Kali petrochemical firm that was title sponsor of Haas earlier than the group reduce ties after the Russian army invasion of Ukraine in March. The Italian authorities froze Mazepin’s belongings after the European Union positioned sanctions on Russia, together with two tremendous yachts belonging to him in Sardinia.
Nonetheless, the 2 yachts have since disappeared after Mazepin reportedly employed a international firm to make use of a Sardinian captain to move the yachts away from port, the Guardian experiences. Mazepin and the yachts are actually being pursued by the Italian authorities.
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