Reviews Formula 1: Fia defends SafetyCar from Aston Martin to criticism of Max Stappen

17:40  14 april  2022
17:40  14 april  2022 Source:   spiegel.de

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for Aston Martin has not yet runs since the entry into Formula 1. That's no longer just for the racing team, but even for your own safetyycar. Now even the FIA ​​contemplates.

  Formel 1: Fia verteidigt Safetycar von Aston Martin nach Kritik von Max Verstappen © Imago / High Two / Imago / Hochzwei

for Aston Martin does not work in the new Formula 1 season yet. The team around Sebastian Vettel has not yet a WM point after the first three races as the only Rennstall . And even the SafetyCar of the British automaker ensures criticism. "This Aston Martin is slowly like a turtle," World Champion Max Flight at the Grand Prix of Australia , and thus the red-bull pilot was not alone.

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Charles Leclerc , World Cup-leading in Ferrari , wanted to complain during the race "almost on the radio," as he said. Then he saw how the safetyycar slipped into the curves and do not want to exercise pressure, Leclerc said.

Now even the FIA turns on. In a statement, the World Association of Aston Martin defended and referred to the function of SafetyCar, namely the security of all those involved. The speed of Safetycar is generally determined by the race line and not of the capabilities of the car, it was said. The FIA ​​referred in its statement that the SafetyCars of both manufacturers are high performance vehicles.

Since the past season, two automakers have the SafetyCar. Mercedes and Aston Martin share the racing calendar, in Melbourne the Aston Martin had his first appearance.

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Aston Martin's entry

For Aston Martin, the season opener is not a good PR. 2021 the car manufacturer rose to the Formula 1 , also to apply its own luxury sports cars. Previously, Aston Martin was just title sponsor of the Red Bull Team. To get started in Formula 1, the sponsoring of the SafetyCar and the Medical Cars with modified production cars was also included. The Mercedes, which was used at the races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, had 740 hp, the Aston Martin in Melbourne 535 hp.

background of driver critics is the tire temperature, which falls at lower speeds, thereby increasing wear. The problems did not seem to have the drivers in the first races. Mercedes-Pilot George Russell said after the Grand Prix of Australia: "Now Serious: The AMG is five seconds faster than the Aston Martin."

Aston Martin: AMR22 has no conceptual problem .
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