F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali has expressed his belief that the sport can become emission-free without the need to modify engines or throw away existing cars. Speaking to Il Sole 24 Ore, Domenicali outlined his vision for a sustainable future for F1, highlighting the importance of reducing the sport’s carbon footprint.
Meanwhile, Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin expressed his gratitude for the support he receives from fans on social media, who are always eager to see him win his 33rd race. However, the Spanish driver remains focused on the task at hand and is not getting distracted by speculation about his future achievements.
Lando Norris of McLaren also urged caution when it comes to predicting the pecking order of teams for the upcoming season. The young British driver stressed that there was no point in making assumptions at this stage, as it would not change anything and would not be helpful.
Retired F1 driver Mark Webber expressed surprise at Norris’s decision to sign a long-term deal with McLaren, citing the unpredictable nature of the sport and the importance of having a winning car. However, Pierre Gasly of Alpine is confident in his abilities and believes that everything is coming together for him to achieve his goal of winning races. [Sky F1]
Finally, Aston Martin’s performance director Tom McCullough admitted that the team had not always given Sebastian Vettel a good enough car during his time with the team. McCullough expressed regret that Vettel would not be around to reap the rewards of his hard work over the last two years. [Motorsport-week]
These comments from some of F1’s top drivers and officials provide an interesting insight into the sport as it prepares for the upcoming season. With sustainability, fan support, and team performance all in focus, it remains to be seen which driver will come out on top in the race for the championship title.