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ANALYSIS: Why are Ricciardo and Red Bull reuniting for 2023?

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 15:09
Daniel Ricciardo will not be leaving F1 at the end of the season after agreeing a deal to become third driver for his former team Red Bull – but why are they getting the band back together? F1 Correspondent Lawrence Barretto explains…

Red Bull confirm Ricciardo to return as third driver in 2023

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 15:09
Red Bull have confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo will return to the squad – with whom he won seven Grands Prix – as third driver for 2023.

‘We got what we deserved’ – Zhou thrilled to see Alfa Romeo secure P6 at the end of ‘amazing’ rookie season

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 15:09
Zhou Guanyu expressed satisfaction over Alfa Romeo beating Aston Martin to sixth position in the 2022 constructors’ standings, with the result meaning the Chinese racer could end his rookie F1 season “on a high”.

Ocon basks in 'very satisfying' season after P7 finish at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 15:09
Esteban Ocon capped what he called a “very satisfying” year by finishing the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in seventh place – before reflecting on his exciting wheel-to-wheel battle with Sebastian Vettel.

How F1 teams narrowed their tech focus in final 2022 races

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 15:02
The result of this slow-down in performance orientated parts arriving at the track inevitably leads to teams narrowing their focus further still, with teammates often running different setups and aerodynamic configurations during Free Practice sessions as they seek the balance required around the entirety of a lap.
As qualifying approaches this usually leads to convergence on both sides of the ...Keep reading

Daniel Ricciardo: Red Bull re-sign Australian after McLaren contract terminated

Formula 1 at the BBC - Wed, 2022-11-23 14:42
Daniel Ricciardo rejoins Red Bull as third driver for the 2023 season.

Ricciardo returns to Red Bull as third driver for F1 2023

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 13:11
Eight-time grand prix winner Ricciardo raced for the team between 2014 and 2018, scoring seven of his eight wins for the team and twice finishing third in the world championship. 
After his exit from McLaren was confirmed back in August, he was left without a full-time seat on the grid for next season. 
He will assist Red Bull with testing and simulator work, as well as commercial ...Keep reading

Redding expected more from BMW after early season progress

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 12:57
Redding was signed by BMW to lead its factory WSBK programme on the back of the marque’s first comeback win in 2021 with Michael van der Mark.
Although the partnership got off to a nightmare start at Aragon, Redding was soon able to acclimatise himself to an improving BMW M1000RR and score back-to-back podiums at Donington Park and Most in the middle part of the season.
However, top-line ...Keep reading

Google Translate used to talk to Ukrainian refugees - North Tyneside Council

North East News - Wed, 2022-11-23 12:41
A council says translation facilities "were just not enough" to cope with demand in the spring.

McLaren F1 "far away" from blaming loss of P4 on Ricciardo's struggles

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 12:08
Ricciardo leaves the team after two disappointing seasons at McLaren, with the team deciding in the summer to end his contract one year early and move for rookie Oscar Piastri, who got his first run with the team in Tuesday's post-season test at Yas Marina.
The Australian's struggles proved particularly costly in the constructors' championship, as McLaren fell from fourth to ...Keep reading

‘Not how I wanted it to end’ – Latifi rues dramatic final race at Yas Marina but vows to ‘remember the positives’ from time in F1

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 12:02
Nicholas Latifi was left frustrated by a compromised end to his time in F1 after colliding with a rival and suffering technical problems during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but stressed that he will walk away from the sport focused on the “high moments”.

‘Next year, we’re back’ declares Wolff, as Mercedes aim to recover from ‘character-building’ season

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 12:02
Toto Wolff has sent a message to Mercedes’s rivals ahead of the winter break and the 2023 season, insisting that the team will soon be back to their best after a rollercoaster campaign under F1’s new technical regulations.

BEYOND THE GRID: Guenther Steiner on Haas’s decision to drop Schumacher and give Hulkenberg another F1 shot

Formula 1 - Wed, 2022-11-23 12:02
One of the last remaining seats on the 2023 F1 grid was recently confirmed when Haas gave Nico Hulkenberg the nod over incumbent Mick Schumacher, a decision that team boss Guenther Steiner has explained at length during the latest episode of Beyond The Grid…

Berwick's Royal Border Bridge repairs extended into spring

North East News - Wed, 2022-11-23 11:59
Strikes and waits for listed building consent contribute to delays on Berwick's Royal Border Bridge.

WEC champion Hirakawa doubted he was up to the job at Toyota

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 10:56
Hirakawa was chosen to replace Kazuki Nakajima aboard the #8 Toyota GR010 Hybrid this season off the back of his successes in both Super Formula and SUPER GT in recent seasons, joining Sebastien Buemi and Brendon Hartley.
The trio went on to take victory in June's double-points Le Mans round and at Fuji in September, with second place in this month's Bahrain finale behind the sister #7 car ...Keep reading

Shaila-Ann Rao departs her FIA role after less than six months

Formula 1 at the BBC - Wed, 2022-11-23 10:40
Formula 1's governing body splits with its interim secretary general Shaila-Ann Rao less than six months after appointing her.

World champion Max Verstappen to stick with race number 1 in F1 2023

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 10:35
Verstappen first claimed #1 after winning last year's world title in Abu Dhabi and used it for the 2022 world championship.
Taking back-to-back world titles, the Dutchman again gets to choose between #1 and his personal race number 33, which he has used since his karting days, but has decided to honour the custom of carrying the world champion's number.
"Yes, I will use number 1 again next ...Keep reading

Gardner “glad I don’t need to get on” KTM MotoGP bike again

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 10:06
Gardner – son of 1987 500cc world champion Wayne – stepped up to MotoGP with Tech3 and KTM this season as reigning Moto2 champion.
But the Australian struggled all year aboard the RC16, scoring a total of just 13 points from 20 races and a best result of 11th.
Gardner was informed mid-season that he would not be retained by KTM for 2023, with the Australian telling media at the San ...Keep reading

FIA announces departure of Rao as interim secretary general

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 09:29
Rao joined the FIA in June as its interim secretary general for motorsport, replacing Peter Bayer following his exit from the governing body.
Rao previously worked at the FIA as its legal director between 2016 and 2018 before joining Mercedes, serving as general counsel and later as a special advisor to team principal Toto Wolff.
Her return to the FIA sparked concern among some rivals, with ...Keep reading

Mercedes: Red Bull’s 25 percent wind tunnel F1 deficit will bite

Motorsport - Wed, 2022-11-23 09:12
As part of its punishment for breaching last year’s cost cap, Red Bull was handed a $7 million dollar fine and a 10 percent reduction in wind tunnel time as part of F1’s Aerodynamic Testing Restrictions.
The extra loss of wind tunnel running will mean Red Bull is heavily compromised compared to Mercedes, which gets a lot of extra running as the result of ...Keep reading


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