Mercedes boss Toto Wolff agreed with Toro Rosso’s Franz Tost who predicts that Ferrari has a better car at the moment.

According to AMuS, Vettel‘s performance yesterday made other teams be a bit worried, especially Because Alfa Romeo Racing (who has a similar front wing concept like Ferrari) have performed well too.

The Toro Rosso Boss Franz Tost thinks, that copying Ferrari’s concept would be a waste of time.

That would take 3 to 4 months because the entire car would have to be rebuilt drastically. Mercedes drives a completely different concept. Who wants to convert from the Mercedes wing to a Ferrari wing, must change the rest of the car aswell. And that would take weeks to match everything. That could be championship decisive.

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff agreed with Toro Rosso’s Franz Tost that Ferrari did a better job over winter:

“I see it like Franz. At the moment realistically the Ferrari is at least 0.5s ahead. Let’s see what happens next week. That will be important when more parts come on the car.”

If we have to change our philosophy, that means a fight back that will take weeks and months. But whatever happens, we will do our best”

“We didn’t put all out but Ferrari didn’t either. I think we need to look at the other concept (Ferrari) and decide whether to stay true to our philosophy, do we believe it will work out through the season or do we have to change.”

“We had a big regulation change and you see two different kind of concepts. And it looks like Ferrari have found the exact sweet spot there. First impression after 3 days, Ferrari is fast, faster than us.”

The Ferrari F1 team may have found a loophole from regulation changes heading to the 2019 Formula 1 season, which may be a cause for concern for its F1 rivals

The attention of the competition was aroused primarily by the innovative design of the Ferrari front wing since the concept differs significantly from the solutions used by Mercedes and Red Bull.

According to AMuS, Vettel‘s performance yesterday made other teams be a bit worried, especially Because Alfa Romeo Racing (who has a similar front wing concept like Ferrari) have performed well too.

The Toro Rosso Boss Franz Tost thinks, that copying Ferrari’s concept would be a waste of time.

That would take 3 to 4 months because the entire car would have to be rebuilt drastically. Mercedes drives a completely different concept. Who wants to convert from the Mercedes wing to a Ferrari wing, must change the rest of the car aswell. And that would take weeks to match everything. That could be championship decisive.

Ferrari and Philip Morris went to Mission, and they Won…

It was only a matter of time when all the political correctness we have witnessed in recent years in the field of tobacco advertising would turn against the actors and slap them right in the face.

Now, Ferrari and Philip Morris have done this in style. PM returned to the red car with the mysterious “Mission Winnow” brand to promote the world without cigarettes. Of course, it’s no coincidence that the logo of the campaign strongly resembles the popular Marlboro cigarette pack, although this will be denied to Ferrari and Philip Morris to the end. But can anybody blame them?

We live in a time of hypocrisy and political correctness. While Formula One is breaking up connections with tobacco giants on all sides, on the other side kneeling against the Dutch brewery and French champagne. Even if it’s an elite class of motorsports, Formula One and the regulators of countries that host races do not see any problems in the promotion of alcohol, even though millions of people are killed every year. Alcohol, tobacco, sugar, oil etc. they all may have negative health effects, and consequently, the same criteria should apply to all of them. Forbid everything or nothing.

Whoever thought that tobacco corporations with all the millions would not find a way back into the media space, made a big mistake. Philip Morris came with Mission Winnow, followed by British American Tobacco, and everyone else will come along with their anti-smoking campaign. It’s simply a genius idea of advertising a product that does not exist, and it will be very difficult to forbid it. Ferrari and Philip Morris are a good example of what a bizarre situation this really is. Instead of forcing tobacco companies to finance extreme costly hybrid technology, they are smiling while running weird campaigns around the world. Philip Morris went to Mission Winnow and he did it.

Matt P.

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Man arrested for drunken driving after go-kart Hot Pursuit in Brazil…

 

The Military Police of Paraná (Brazil) carried out the arrest of a man after chasing him for 20 minutes in the streets of Sarandi city. The suspect, however, attracted the attention of pedestrians for not having used a car in his mission: he was driving a kart.

Without the name being revealed, the driver, 30, left the vehicle and tried to escape on foot. Captured by the agents, he was taken to a police station and charged for drunken driving and dangerous driving.

Persecution began around 8 pm on Friday (8), when the man passed a Police car driving the kart. The officers ordered the driver to stop, but he refused to. The chase lasted until the Universal Garden, another district of the north zone of the city.

The chase has been registered by a security camera:

Race fans and Formula 1 enthusiasts do not have the luck to watch the race every weekend, so it is from time to time that we also need to get some kind of movie to spin our blood through our veins and raise our hair upright. In the following, we will present our selection of films that I think are worth seeing in the rainy afternoon when there is no race on the schedule.


Rush is a 2013 biographical sports film centred on the Hunt–Lauda rivalry between two Formula One drivers, the British James Hunt and the Austrian Niki Lauda

First of all, it is necessary to define what is a racing movie at all. The racing movie is not every movie in which cars appear. The racing film must include races, passion, competition, etc. So we cannot define Fast and Furious franchise, Cars (animated film), Cannonball, Death Race and no indisputable works like Bullitt (1968), as true racing movies. Now let’s see which movies can be defined as racing movies…

THE GOOD

The big three are definitely: “Rush” (2013), “Grand Prix” (1966) and Le Mans (1971). The “Rush” is an interesting film, despite many historical shortcomings and focusing only on the main two characters. But much better and more impressive is the “Grand Prix” (1966), in which, besides the Hollywood stars, we see the true Formula 1 drivers. We could watch it over and over again. The same story is Le Mans , which without special effects brutally displays prototype races of that era.


One of the ten highest-grossing films of 1966, Grand Prix won three Academy Awards for its technical achievements.

If you prefer to engage in documentary films, then we recommend “Weekend of a Champion” (1972), Senna (2010), “Williams” (2017) or “1” (2013). All extremely good and very realistic.


Almost in breadth and depth of a documentary, this movie depicts an auto race during the 70s on the world’s hardest endurance course: Le Mans in France.

THE NOT SO GOOD

Among those we do not recommend is definitely movie called “Driven” (2001), where Sylvester Stallone transferred the Formula 1 story to the CART environment, spiced up with significantly exaggerated effects and events. Sly brought “Driven” to the level of his action films.

After that, the movie “Days of Thunder” (1990), in which Tom Cruise plays a driver without technical knowledge who comes to NASCAR races and, after the drama and rivalry, of course, wins. Yeah.

In 2003 film about Michel Vaillant was released and failed to move this comic book hero into a moving image with some style. Although the film is nicely recorded , it goes way too much in fantasy world. The same could be said about the 2008 “Speed Racer” movie, which does not seem to work anyhow, as it should.

Simon Jazbec