Tag: F1 2023 Season

Lando Norris drives first F1 laps of 2023
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Lando Norris drives first F1 laps of 2023

McLaren driver Lando Norris went to the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for a test ahead of the 2023 F1 season. Lando Norris has had his first taste of Formula 1 on-track action in 2023 after taking part in a test for McLaren at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The British driver drove the MCL35M – the team's chassis used for the 2021 season – for several laps to get up to speed ahead of the new campaign. McLaren will launch their 2023 challenger on 13 February, which will be driven by both Norris and Oscar Piastri. Mercedes are also taking part in an extra off-season Pirelli test at Paul Ricard on 1 and 2 February, with AlphaTauri set to run on 3 and 4 February. https://twitter.com/McLarenF1/status/1620746074758737922
Haas reveal stunning new livery in first F1 car launch of 2023
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Haas reveal stunning new livery in first F1 car launch of 2023

Haas have become the first F1 team to unveil their 2023 livery design on their car with a striking online reveal. The American-owned outfit, backed by a new sponsor in global financial technology company MoneyGram, uploaded the bold colour scheme of their VF-23 car to their social media pages on Tuesday afternoon. While the car is subject to specification changes, the usual white nose colour is countered this year by a black sidepod design to go with a red front wing emblazoned with the new headline sponsor. After Mick Schumacher was dropped at the end of last year by team principal Guenther Steiner, Nico Hulkenberg will partner Kevin Magnussen this season for an outfit who finished eighth in the Constructors’ Championship in 2022. “I obviously share everyone’s enthusiasm around th...
First day of Fernando Alonso dressed in green
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First day of Fernando Alonso dressed in green

Aston Martin shared a video on social networks to show how Fernando Alonso's first day at the Silverstone facilities was, wearing the team's color, which is green. Alonso, who switched from Alpine to Aston Martin, is already working on the new Formula 1 season. The Spanish driver visited the facilities and started working on the simulator. He sat in the new single-seater (AMR23), which will be officially unveiled on February 13th at 8 pm at the Silverstone facility. The tests will take place in Bahrain between February 23 and 25. https://twitter.com/AstonMartinF1/status/1618911821573799936  
Hamilton receives millionaire proposal to renew
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Hamilton receives millionaire proposal to renew

Mercedes intends to renew with Lewis Hamilton, who only has one more year left on his contract, and will have offered the British driver the possibility of extending the contract for two more seasons. His salary would rise to 71 million euros per season. According to Sportune, Hamilton, 38, would see his annual salary increase from 46 million euros to 71 million euros. This offer would also include the possibility of being a Mercedes ambassador for 10 years after finishing his racing career. Rumors have been swirling about Hamilton's future after the Briton has had a far-from-usual season because he has failed to take any wins. However, Mercedes does not seem willing to give up the driver.