Ferrari dominated the first practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix to suggest their new upgrades will help take the title fight to Red Bull. Charles Leclerc topped the timesheets of the hour-long session, followed just hundredths of a second behind by teammate Carlos Sainz. Ferrari had decamped to the Circuit de Catalunya with a raft of changes to their car, which they tentatively hoped would help them eclipse Max Verstappen, who had dominated the previous race in Miami just two weeks earlier.
Red Bull have revealed they asked motorsport governing body the FIA to investigate claims that Aston Martin had copied their car for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. Aston Martin have turned heads in Barcelona with a heavily upgraded car, which has echoes of the front-running Red Bull.
Sky F1's Ted Kravitz comments on accusations that Aston Martin have developed a 'green Red Bull' car. Aston Martin have been cleared to use their new-look car despite its similarities to Red Bull's after an FIA investigation confirmed there had been "no wrongdoing" and that the upgrades were "compliant".
The Formula One circus rolls into town in Barcelona this weekend as the sixth round of the world championship sees F1 descend on the Spanish city. After Red Bull's Max Verstappen won in Miami, closing the gap at the top to Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, the pressure seems to be on the Monegasque - although Red Bull also have their tensions.
Aston Martin are being criticised over the similarity between their revamped car and Red Bull’s frontrunner Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll has defended Aston Martin’s revamped Formula 1 car design, which has been criticised for its striking resemblance to the Red Bull. The Silverstone-based squad has started the 2022 season in poor form, and is ninth in the constructors’ standings after the opening five rounds of the campaign, ahead only of Williams.
Red Bull have asked Formula 1's governing body to launch an inquiry into what they say is Aston Martin copying their car. Aston Martin have produced an extensive upgrade of their car for this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix which bears a striking resemblance to Red Bull's design.
Aston Martin have unveiled completely redesigned sidepods at the Spanish Grand Prix as they hope for improved performance from the AMR22. The Silverstone-based team is looking to climb up the running order in the near future and will be hoping that a change to their sidepods is going to allow them to do that.
MERCEDES have introduced new upgrades ahead of this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton believes that Mercedes still have the potential to win races this season despite a series of poor showings leading up to this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix. The Silver Arrows have introduced new upgrades to the W13, similar to those that Red Bull and Ferrari used earlier this season, which could turn their fortunes around and close the gap to the front-runners.
Hamilton has been given until the Monaco GP to get rid of all his permanent piercings Lewis Hamilton has received an unlikely supporter in his row with the FIA over the jewellery clampdown. Formula 1's governing body has insisted that drivers should wear no jewellery while in the car, a rule that has not gone down well with the seven-time world champion.
Aston Martin's Spanish Grand Prix updates have drawn multiple glances Barcelona with its new-look Formula 1 car, already earning it the 'Green Red Bull' tag. The team had previously shown it was not afraid to take inspiration from its rivals' ideas when, under the Racing Point moniker, it created a 'Pink Mercedes' as its RP20 drew heavy inspiration from the Mercedes W10.
Ferrari currently lead both the Drivers' and Constructors' championship after five races Carlos Sainz says he trusts Ferrari's patient approach to their upgrade plan in 2022 amid the ongoing development war with Red Bull Racing. The two teams are battling out front and with the budget cap, their hands are tied in terms of the number of upgrades they can bring to each race.
Formula 1 has headed in the "wrong direction" with the basic philosophy of the technical rules going forward. That is the view of Adrian Newey, the Red Bull technical boss who is widely regarded as one of the greatest designers in the history of the sport.
'I am sick of being bullied into silence': Furious female skateboarder Taylor Silverman slams trans rival who won $5,000 prize money while she comes 2nd at Red Bull Cornerstone
Taylor Silverman claims she and other cisgender female competitors were sidelined by officials at the Red Bull Cornerstone Contest Silverman placed second at the competition and received a $2,750 award Trans skateboarder Lillian Gallagher was awarded $5,000 for placing first and winning two separate divisions Silverman said when she tried to reach out to officials to 'do the right thing even if it's not the popular thing,' she was ignored
Emerson Fittipaldi has admitted his vision for Ferrari was wrong after witnessing Red Bull's valiant comeback in the past two races has closed the lead in the championship Former Formula One champion Emerson Fittipaldi has conceded his vision on Ferrari was 'wrong' having witnessed Red Bull's valiant comeback in the last two races at Imola and Miami.
Ferrari set to debut first upgrades of the season this weekend after claiming Red Bull have developed in all five races in row over budget cap; "I trust the team," says Carlos Sainz. "I trust what we are doing back at home. "; Watch Spanish GP all live on Sky Sports F1
MERCEDES are running out of time to find progress in performance with Red Bull and Ferrari both flying. Pit-lane pictures in Spain reveal that Toto Wolff and co have adopted a specific design approach used by Red Bull and Ferrari at the start of the season. The Silver Arrows are believed to view the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix as their 'last chance' to get a result with their current car design, which has left them off the pace this year.
MERCEDES have endured a hugely disappointing start to the new Formula One season. Toto Wolff has insisted that Mercedes would be foolish to write off their hopes of securing a ninth successive Constructors' Championship title in spite of Lewis Hamilton's pessimistic outlook on the prospect of clinching this year's end-of-season honours.
Toto Wolff believes 'everything is easier' for Red Bull's defending champion Max Verstappen this season in comparison to last year's thrilling fight with Lewis Hamilton Mercedes chief Toto Wolff has declared that 'everything is easier' for Max Verstappen this season in comparison to last year's title fight with Lewis Hamilton.
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MAX VERSTAPPEN has cut Charles Leclerc's Championship lead to 19 points after back-to-back race wins in Imola and Miami. Max Verstappen will be gunning for three F1 wins in a row for just the second time in his career when he takes to the starting grid in Barcelona this weekend.