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How a "supernatural" adaption resurrected Gasly’s F1 career
A nightmare start to 2019 resulted in Pierre Gasly's demotion back to AlphaTauri, but he's rebounded superbly, culminating in that surprise victory at Monza . Here, Gasly and race engineer Pierre Hamelin explain his redemptive journey to Oleg Karpov.
"Oh my god! We just won the race!"
Pierre Gasly screamed, thanked the team, and at one point seemed like he was about to break into tears. But instead of congratulations over the radio, what he heard were numbers. "Eighty-four!" the voice repeated insistently. "Fail eighty-four. You did eighty-two. Fail eighty-four now, please."
The voice belonged to another Pierre, Pierre Hamelin - Gasly's race engineer at AlphaTauri, trying to correct the only mistake his driver made that afternoon.
Wind tunnel work forms the bedrock of aerodynamic development in Formula 1. But as Pat Symonds explains, advances in virtual research are signalling the end of these expensive and complicated relics.
The newspapers, naturally, lingered over Max Mosley’s tainted family history and niche sexual practices. But this is to trivialise the legacy of a big beast of motor racing politics. Stuart Codling weighs the life of a man whose work for safety on both road and track has saved hundreds of thousands of lives, but whose penchant for cruelty remains problematic and polarising.
Sergio Perez has spent most of his career labouring in Formula 1’s midfield, wondering whether he’d ever get another shot at the big time. Red Bull has handed him that chance and, although life at the top is tough, the Baku winner is doing all the right things to get on terms with Max Verstappen, says BEN ANDERSON
Formula 1 has been tracking car performance using timing loops mounted every 200m around each circuit – to the extent that it was able to anticipate Ferrari’s 'surprise’ pole in Monaco. PAT SYMONDS explains what this means for this season and beyond
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