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"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Urbanist
"Located in the French Riviera with a population of nearly 40,000 residents, lies a city state known for its reputation as a billionaire's playground. The land border of less than 6 kilometers an array of narrow medieval streets, the high pitched buzz of a V12 turbo engine, and the harbor frug was super yachts, Monaco is famous for its lavish wealth, the Monte Carlo casino, and of course the Monaco Grand Prix. The country sees tourist numbers swell by 500% every year in May for the prestigious Grand Prix. Formula One cars began racing around Monaco's narrow streets in 1929. Attracting huge crowds to watch the first instance of what would become one of the world's most historic races. After a 26 year break due to delays and technical difficulties, the race has appeared on every season's calendar since 1955, barring the 2020 season due to the coronavirus outbreak. The circuit offers 78 laps of high paced strategic racing that sets itself apart by requiring an immense amount of skill, concentration and team effort to take the win. Instead of just being down to who has the fastest car. But a narrow urban track like this means safety concerns are ever present. Barriers weren't installed until the 60s, and before this, making the wrong decision, meant that the drivers could end up crashing into a lamppost, a local patisserie, or even into the waters of port Hercules. In 1955, Italian driver Alberto ascari got a taste of this when he flew into the monegasque waters, after misjudging chicane. Frogman standing by dive into rescue asghari. Even now, one tiny mistake can see your car making friends with the barriers and ending your race early. You can ask Charles Leclerc about that one. But what is the clearest problem is the clear actually going to go for it here and I can't stop. And he has gone straight on into Brandon Harley, you can see that with 200,000 people arrived for the Grand Prix each year and an added 100,000 on race day, the bustling streets of Monaco become crowded with big spenders for the weekend. That money contributes big to the local economy and the race to the physical streetscape, with the track sausage curbs and racing lines visible all year round. For locals and visitors, traveling within Monaco during the weekend is exceedingly difficult. Monaco does offer a regular bus service and taxis, as well as the motorbike and electric bike service aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. However, these services grind to a halt on race weekend and residents might be better off staying on their yacht for the night or watching the race from their balcony rather than trying to join the trackside seating. Monaco has also had its share of some memorable moments on the track. 1984 saw one of the wettest races ever in Monaco. Starting after a 45 minute delay, rookie art and Senna plowed through the field in his tollman. Quickly catching up to race leader Alan Prost, the race was eventually red flagged on lap 31, due to the extreme weather conditions, and as Prost began slowing down his McLaren before the finish line, Senna shot through to steal the checkered flag. In the middle of the road now, showing the red flag and the chequered flag is going out. They are stopping. This is going to be the end of the Monaco Grand Prix had cost me something and set up for this line before he gets there. Now that's amazing. Trump has stopped. Controversy and speculation followed, but the race win was eventually awarded to Prost. Many arguing that Senna deserved the win. When senator second. Formula One even has its own monegasque driver in Charles Leclerc, but he has sadly never experienced the win at home. This year, leclerc qualified in pole position, but due to a number of strategic errors and pit lane miscommunications, race day didn't go as planned, and he finished in fourth place. That's the Claire. They're double stacking down at Ferrari Charles Leclerc who was leading this race, leading this race comfortably, came in for intermediate tires and had to make a second pit stop. Do you feel like you were let down by the team today? Let down is not the word sometimes mistakes can happen, but there's been too many mistakes today. Despite these memorable moments, there's been rumors and a lot of speculation surrounding the future of this Grand Prix. It was announced in September this year that the race would be renewed until 2025, but when you dig deeper into the contract, flaws emerge in a relationship between the automobile club de Monaco and Formula One. Monaco currently pays between ten and $15 million a year to participate in the F one calendar. However, despite that bargaining price compared to the other countries, those in charge at Monaco have been reluctant to make any changes. The renewed contract appears to be on much improved terms for Formula One who had made it clear that they were ready to walk away from the principality if the changes were not made. With the new compromises that had been made between the two parties, Monaco is here to stay for the foreseeable future, but that doesn't mean that F one can't pull out in the meantime. The question is, with the new regulations making the cars bigger and the amount of logistical problems at the weekend presents shouldn't want to COBE trying to hold on to their famous race. If 2025 does turn out to be the end of the road from Monaco, fans will surely miss the beautiful landscapes and the cunning strategy that goes into every team's visit to the principality. To watch the drivers thread these big bulky lightning fast F one cars between the barriers is spellbinding, and it would be a shame for advances in technology to end Formula One's annual stop on the French Riviera. But it's important that this or any race doesn't come before the quality of life for the monegasques, who call this luxurious city. Home. You've been listening to tall stories, a monocle 24 production. Today's episode was written and edited by Emily sands and produced by David Stevens. Remember to tune in on Thursday for the full 30 minute edition of the urbanist and magic tuck. Goodbye, thank you for listening city lovers..
"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on WBUR
"In a high quality final with barely a dull moment. He won the first set 6 four, seemingly unperturbed by playing in a first Grand Slam singles final. But Djokovic was deported from Melbourne in January and had not won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon last year, raised his game magnificently. Curios was worn for swearing, tried to have a woman he thought a drunk too much removed from the stands and spent far too long telling those in his player's box their support was inadequate, but he forced the very best out of Djokovic, who is now a 21 time Grand Slam singles champion Djokovic says winning Wimbledon is always special. I always dreamed of coming here just playing in this court and then of course realizing the childhood dream and winning this trophy and every single time it gets more and more meaningful and special and so I'm very blessed and very thankful to be standing here with the trough. The raining champions Nigeria secured their place in the knockout stages of the women's Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco with a four zero win over Burundi, uchena khanu with two of those goals for the super falcons, South Africa topped the group beating Botswana one zero to end the group stage with a perfect record. The women's European Championships Iceland and Belgium drew one all in their group D opener, elsewhere France thrashed Italy 5 one with the DR Congo born Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, scoring a first half hat trick. In Formula One Ferrari Charles Leclerc beat title rival Max Verstappen to win the Austrian Grand Prix and revive his championship ambitions and it will be union Namibia beat Kenya 36 zero to win the rugby Africa cup and seal qualification for next year's World Cup where they will meet hosts France the three time former winners New Zealand as well as Uruguay and Italy. That was Paul cirrus. Lastly on this edition of the newsroom, British government scientists have come up with a novel way of controlling the gray squirrel population, spiking hazelnut paste with oral contraceptives. Gray squirrels have driven the UK's native red squirrel to the verge of extinction and are even accused of undermining efforts to tackle climate change as our climate editor Justin roulette explains. A red squirrel nibbles a knot in a forest in the Yorkshire dales national park. Since its rival, the grace were always first introduced to the UK from North America in the late 19th century, they have spread across the country. Muscling out reds and killing and maiming tens of thousands of young trees every year. They do so much damage, ministers have warned they threaten to hinder efforts to plant new woodlands to help soak up carbon dioxide emissions. The new contraceptive is a vaccine that prompts the squirrel's immune system to limit the production of sex hormones, rendering the animals temporarily infertile. The plan is to use hazelnut butter laced with the new drug to lure gray squirrels into specially designed feeders, other animals can not access. Ultimately, it could be used to eradicate gray squirrels in the UK, according to the government minister overseeing the project. That was our climate editor Justin Roland. And that's it from the newsroom from the BBC World Service. Thanks very much for listening.
"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Welcome to our Sunday Night show analyzing all the action from the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix, which unusually for Barcelona was a pretty good race for most of its 66 laps. Max Verstappen led a Red Bull one two ahead of Sergio Pérez, but that headline takeaway barely scratches the surface of the whole event. For a long time, it looked like Ferrari's Charles Leclerc would romp to a simple win, given Verstappen and made rather a poor era on lap 9, caught out by a heavy gust of wind at turn four and he half spun into the gravel, but even before that, leclerc was gapping his title rival. But his ultimately a big disappointment for leclerc and retired from the so far undiagnosed engine problems just before the halfway point. Well, that stage, Verstappen had been frustrated in his comeback by Sterling defense from the very impressive George Russell, with his Mercedes team, looking like it has the pace to at least threaten the frontrunners thanks to its recent upgrades. Verstappen was also very annoyed with his Red Bull team, thanks to further DRS problems thwarting his attempts to pass Russell and allowing Perez to close in. That was after, of course, he had a DS DOS problem that stopped him taking part in the final ones in Q three yesterday. Anyway, that set up a Red Bull team ordered squabble as Perez's request to be allowed to attack Russell fed on deaf ears before Verstappen was switched to a three stop strategy, so he could then show his pacing clear air and not have to worry about making a DRS pass. Such as Verstappen's pace, he had actually cleared Russell when he emerged after his third stop and after that he easily caught up the Perez who had indeed quickly passed the Mercedes out of Verstappen's second stop. Red Bull ordered Perez not to fight Verstappen, which he called unfair before accepting the order and letting his team might buy to score a win that puts Verstappen into the championship league by 6 points over leclerc. Russell completed the podium to score his second trophy in Formula One and as a Mercedes driver, while elsewhere, Carlos Sainz was another spinner in the wind at turn four, where Lewis Hamilton and Kevin Magnussen clashed there on lap one with a 7 time world champion then putting in a pretty remarkably good recovery to finish 5th behind sights. That actually might have been fourth having said he's not encountered a reliability drama on both its cars within sight of the finish..
"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"I mean, not me and not Hayden is on the podcast tonight. But it seems like everyone else managed to get on a plane to Miami, but hey, who cares because we've seen some fantastic Friday action with Mercedes George Russell, topping the timesheets in FP two, the first time that Formula One has raced at this Miami circuit. He was ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, although so much to dig into today heavily heavily disrupted in the real stink of a Max Verstappen, although when he was on track, looked pretty quick, just wasn't on track very much. A Hayden carp is editor of auto sport dot com joining me again for the Friday pods. So, very quickly, your reactions to Formula One being in Miami. It's been a very well hyped up event so far. And it almost feels like it's been interrupted by a track action happening. To stop the parade and the fun show. But no full credit to organizers and the whole F one world getting well into it. It looks like a right old show. And the circuit itself has lived up to the billing, which sometimes does not quite happen. So yes, from practice has been very intriguing. The circuit itself has sort of already been described as a mistake punisher and a mistake encourage your almost. You make a mistake and you will know about it and that's what we've seen already so far in practice. So who do we see have a bit of an off today, then obviously this morning boss was the big one and that's why no time set for Valtteri in this afternoon with this evening session, depending on your time zone as his car couldn't be repaired in time for FP two following his I think wanted to say his morning shunt, but of course it's not morning there. It was early afternoon time in Miami. What were the time difference? Yeah, so check out spun Vettel. We saw Kevin Magnussen. Yeah, this was one that was punishing drivers. Of course, they all all the teams have really sophisticated simulators and modeling. They'll get track maps, they'll get very, very detailed, like genes are the latest computer games on steroids. They will get a complete scan of the track. But until you turn up and put a race car on it, you just don't know. We heard Sergio Pérez afterwards in the interviews saying actually it's a bit gravelly, which he hadn't anticipated. So just stuff like that, the kind of the essence of getting a car on track. He also said, offline, he was surprised how little grip there was. That could be an ominous sign for Sunday afternoon, by the way, if there's no grip offline about how much action we're going to see. Hey, let's talk about Mercedes first and we've not done that on many podcasts. I think any podcast so far in 2022 because George Russell topped the timesheets in free practice too. We'll look at the we like looking at these times because they are the soft tyre runs with a little less fuel before the long runs although some of those weren't very long because of red flags. Leading the way he put an 18 laps in FP two ahead of Charles Leclerc and the Ferrari by a tenth ahead of Sergio Pérez in the Red Bull and Lewis Hamilton in the second Mercedes, just two and a half tenths down on George's time. So just talk us through Hayden, your impressions on Mercedes, there's some articles a listers can see online, some tech stuff, about some new additions they've bought, tell us about Mercedes. Yes, as you say, the updates they've brought to Miami's a collection of things, predominantly the front wing or front wing end plates, a rear wing which is more of a low drag spec than necessarily a full full fat upgrade, but the beam wing as well is sort of a combination of updates. Basically trying to just cure the porpoise in first and foremost, that has been well covered, obviously. And they are still very confident. If they get on top of the porpoise and reduce that, they can unlock performance from the car. The FP one, they were probably running a higher ride height, and there was basically zero porpoising, which isn't too uncommon currently. And I think they're easing themselves into it. Basically, get the drivers familiar with the track and generally have a sort of base set up to move on from. In FB two, it looks better. The pace was still there, but the porpoise did return at least on the long straights, which is a familiar sight. You'd certainly say things looked better. And from the performance point of view, things certainly look better. So incremental gains, it was never going to be probably an instant fix with well upgrades. On a couple of practice sessions. But it will be very interesting to see when they fine tune things come tomorrow for free practice, the final free practice and qualifying, how they sort of find a compromise of balancing that porpoising versus performance tradeoff. Like you say, Russell looked very strong case wise and it feels like potentially it could be a three way fight at the front, which is sort of what we were really hoping for at the start of the year. And obviously, we said he's had their issues and dropped them somewhat back a bit, but yes, that combined with both far in rebel struggles so far in Miami means that they've got a sniff at being there or thereabouts, but we'll see how it plays out as Satan and Sunday progresses. As you guys have been updating the live section of auto sport dot com and if.
"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on WBUR
"Sits They've reached the age of going to school But we are pastoralists and the drought has been a big problem We've had to keep on moving from place to place It is what brought us here Many of the families in these camps have been uprooted by drought in foster pot The men have gone to towns to try and earn a living while the women and children have moved to try and find some form of aid Those who remain in the villages are mostly the elderly who wait either for The Rain to fall or for their young ones to come back with water and supplies Mercy Gmail reporting From now on Americans will be able to have gender neutral passports Those who identify as transgender non binary or gender nonconforming will be allowed to mark their gender as X rather than having to choose male or female Our North America correspondent David Willis reports Until last year our Americans seeking to change the gender on their passport required a doctor's certificate stating either that they had transitioned or were in the process of doing so But in October following a lengthy legal battle a Colorado resident became the first U.S. citizen to receive a gender neutral passport And now the federal government is extending the option to the more than a million Americans who identify as transgender non binary or gender non conforming the plan is to broaden the so called gender X policy to include other forms of federal documentation and new screening technology is to be introduced at airports here later in the year that is intended to make body scanning procedures less invasive Officials say that as well as being more inclusive the moves will heighten the visibility of those who don't identify as either male or female David Willis reporting Now Neil has similar stories we're following today The Egyptian government has denied allegations made by the family of a 42 year old economist and activist that he was forcibly disappeared in early February The interior ministry said that Ayman had to have two had been placed in a psychiatric unit for attempting to break into an apartment in the capital Cairo and the carrying out what it called irresponsible acts the family was told in Sunday to collect his body as he had died recently but they have refused to do so without an established cause of death Spanish police have seized what's thoughts to be one of the largest halls of stuffed animals in Europe Officers found more than a thousand specimens at an industrial warehouse outside Valencia the hall is estimated to be worth about $30 million among the animals preserved by taxidermists was the Bengal Tiger a species severely on the threat The mayor of New York City Eric Adams has tested positive for COVID-19 a spokesman for mister Adams said he had woken up with a raspy voice but said the 61 year old would continue to work remotely and begin taking antiviral medication And Sonic the Hedgehog two has made $71 million on its opening weekend in North American cinemas experts say it shows families are feeling better about going to the movies after COVID Neil thank you Let's get the latest sports news now with Paul saris Golf's new world number one Scotty scheffler has won the masters by three strokes from Rory McIlroy The BBC's golf correspondent Ian Carter reports from Augusta national Remarkably scheffler four putted the final green for a double bogey The moment got to him but it didn't matter The quality of his golf throughout the entire week meant that he still won by three shots It was a dramatic final day Scheffler chipping in for birdie at the third to set the tone Cam Smith continued to hunt him down until his hopes drowned in the water of the notorious short 12th Meanwhile Rory McIlroy went on a tear hauling a bunker shop for birdie at the last to shoot a record equaling 64 and finished second It was never going to be enough though Until that hiccup at the last scheffler played like the world number one that he is and claims his first major and only the tenth attempt Manchester City and Liverpool shared the points in a pulsating to all draw in the English Premier League at the Etihad stadium the BBC's senior football reporter Ian Dennis was watching the match lived up to every expectation in a thoroughly captivating contest played at a ferocious pace Manchester City struck early through Kevin De Bruyne after 5 minutes Josh a leveled 8 minutes later but the champions were the better side in the first half and led at the break after Jesus made it to one Liverpool's response after the restart was immediate Manet equalizing within 60 seconds Sterling had a goal ruled out for offside after VAR as both sides had chances none better than mahrez right at the end but he chipped the ball over the bar It's the first time city have dropped points from a winning position this season but they still have the advantage in the title race The Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side were the better team and called the draw a missed opportunity We did everything more We play like you have to play this type of games and travel focus everyone and we have the feeling that we miss a huge opportunity to make a step but like I said before the best conference we are losing or drawing So many games to play and many things are going to happen At the other end of the table the bottom side Norwich City beat fellow strugglers Burnley two nil at carrow road while elsewhere Brentford made it four wins from their last 5 with a two zero victory over West Ham and Leicester City were too unwinnable against Crystal Palace And Ferrari Charles Leclerc extended his advantage at the top of the Formula One drivers championship with victory at the Australian Grand Prix ahead of the red ball of Sergio Pérez and George Russell's Mercedes all the sports sanction there from Paul serras Let's return to the French presidential election and the same two candidates Emmanuel Macron and marine le pen are expected to face off in the second round of voting as they did in the last election 5 years ago But what's changed since then Well our Paris correspondent Lucy Williamson spoke to us from mister Macron's campaign headquarters Well I think just to look at how much things have changed try and find France's old traditional ruling parties in these projections.
"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"First and fourth and finished. First and fourth, but it wouldn't be the fairytale conversion of pole position to race win. The Sergio Pérez instead it was Max Verstappen taking the win. Over Ferrari Charles Leclerc by half a second with an enthralling last gas battle between the two, Carlos Sainz finishing third as Ferrari extend their constructors lead over Red Bull. Sergio Pérez did everything right according to Christian Horner until that early pit stop that he took followed a lap later by a safety car with the others in the top fight getting effectively a cheap pit stop demoting Sergio down nothing he could have done about that. Let's analyze what happened, how it played out. What an amazing afternoon of racing. Or evening of racing that was at Alex, and Jess mcfadden, and I know it's early stages of the season, but we saw Charlotte Clark pulling on alongside Max Verstappen after they finished the race giving him the thumbs up and in the podium and interviews afterwards, lots of love shared between them, saying they enjoyed the tough but fair battle between them are a relationship there that we hope stays positive throughout the season and talking relationships, our sponsor of the podcast once again, our friends at better help online therapy. Relationships take work. A lot of us will drop anything to help somebody else and somebody we care about, but how often do you care about yourself, that important relationship where you look after yourself, stick around around halfway through the podcast that I will tell you about our offer with our sponsors better help and what we're doing with them this week. Make sure you keep listening. So, guys, I'll start with Alex. New rules, new cars seems to be working out all right then. Or if we just been lucky for a couple of races, that was a fantastic fantastic couple of hours to spend for any racing fan watching today, wasn't it? It certainly was Martin. But I'm actually, I'm glad you come to me first because I've got a pick you up on something you said on last night's podcast, which I listened to, because I'm a diligent colleague. Sorry to hear that. Someone's got to. And apparently I live in a palatial bedsit. You heard that. I do hear that, yeah. That's quite an interesting description of my one bedroom flat in northeast London. I can happily report that it sits between palatial and bedsit. It is neither of those things, charming, one bed flat. I think that would be the description of grapefruit but no, that amusingly greatly when I heard that. But yeah, what a race. It was very interesting. As you say about Sergio Pérez, very, very unlucky with the timing of his stop. I think he was starting to struggle with his tires. I think it looks like if you just hear the one radio message from Ferrari, it kind of looks like Red Bull got dummy into making that stock, but effectively what Ferrari had done is do the opposite. There's no point pitting on the same lap as the car in front of you. You're definitely going to lose out. Well, it's just going to stay the same effectively. You're gambling on a pit stop going wrong, and they don't tend to do that that often it Red Bull. So yeah, he was very unfortunate at the time in the safety car, although Red Bull, let's face it. I mean, there's still must be riding the high of the safety car they got in Abu Dhabi. So I don't think they can have too many complaints on that fund. And then it won the team won the race anyway, Max Verstappen. But yeah, as you say, Martin, it's the key thing here is the battle once again, a thrilling fight to Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc. And I think we're now getting enough evidence to say that yes, these rule changes have really helped. They can follow each other. They can pull off overtakes. They weren't able to last year. But it's interesting, Verstappen says it's less to do with the design of the cars and it's more to do with how the tyres behave, which I know some people go, oh my God, it's still Formula One talking about tires. They are just absolutely critical to the outcome of qualifying performances. That's why Verstappen not necessarily getting the most out of things in both Bahrain and here in Saudi Arabia. But he seems to be thinking that's what's making the battles so exciting. But what I really enjoyed was there was sort of a sense last year a correct sense that it was Verstappen being over the top, the majority of the time going up against Lewis Hamilton, who was choosing not to have accidents. What would happen if Verstappen tried that against another younger rival? And Charles Leclerc, I mean, I've always rated him since I covered him for covered him in formula two. He's a phenomenal driver and showing that he can really, really do it. Wheel to wheel. So yeah, we're starting to see evidence that it is the cars. It is the new eggs that obviously the change to the 18 inch wheels is going to help that. You know, he's going to help he's part of the package of changes. So yeah, as you say, a fantastic, a fantastic racing spectacle. Yeah, a 100%. I mean, this is why we're watching Formula One, right? We want to see racing. So they're delivered, which is great. And very much aligned with what Alex is just said. But for me, I think building on what Alex said and kind of hinting at what you were suggesting there Martin. It was the what I really enjoyed was how clever the racing was. I think from everything was, it wasn't just about who's got the fastest car or where the two top teams today were finding the advances in the disadvantages and using that against one another. It was about it was about the fact that they were cleverly using DRS and kind of playing mind games at 200 miles an hour, which I just still find extremely impressive. The fact that they can do that..
"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Three days in Barcelona, three more here in Bahrain, all for teams to gain an early understanding of the new era and their ground effect challenges. And this time next week, we'll see them roll out for practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix, but is it Red Bull and they're updated side pods that head into the race weekend happiest of all that arrives after Max Verstappen ended testing with the fastest time of the week as he delivered a one minute 31.720 with just 8 minutes to go to lead Ferrari's Charles Leclerc by 7 tenths of a second to join me, Matthew and Bahrain to summarize the day the second test and indeed to consider the possible pecking order, I'm joined by my esteemed colleague Luke Smith. First off, Luke, we went trackside together on day one here in Bahrain, which amid your relentless sort of news cycling smashing out stories for our support dot com. That's been your best chance to sort of see the new breed of cars up closely. So what are your impressions? It has been, yeah, I got trackside for a bit in Barcelona as well. And yeah, it's just, I mean, they just look really cool. Like, it's a good formula this year, I think. It is, I'm really, really impressed and happy with how they're looking. But yeah, it was interesting. So we went down to that turn 9, ten section, which is obviously one of the most difficult. My only experience is on the Formula One video game, but even on there, it's quite tricky. But a lot of drivers have been struggling there through the week. And I think that's a good point where you can really see how stable and how the balance is with those cars. And the Mercedes it didn't, as we're going to get on to, I'm sure it didn't look happy going through that section. Lewis Hamilton, who was running when we went to a site, he was, yeah, having a lot of issues locking up quite a bit. Sebastian Vettel, he was having a few tricky moments there as well. The Ferrari was looking pretty good, but a bit better, same with the Red Bull as well. And yeah, then we went down to turn one as well. So we're able to sort of see how the cars were porpoising as they were going at the high speeds. And yeah, again, you can see some of the cars mean, again, the Mercedes. It's been a sort of a running thing really through this week that the porpoise has been such an issue for them. But yeah, it was great to go track side, I must say, and it is just a really good chance to see them up close in the flesh. I know you and Alex managed to get out there quite a bit more and I'll see you guys a task with your tricky tricky challenges saying who's good and who's not right now. Well yeah, I'm sticking to the news mailing and just relaying what the drivers might be saying, but no, it was a really cool opportunity. Mega. Well, let's look at the top three, I suppose that's a headline is then you take the times from testing is yeah, as I say, Max Verstappen on that one 31.7. And that was on the C 5, so what you'd expect to be the software is a softest Pirelli in there for the quickest. 7 tenths faster than leclerc on a C four. Another three tense back only to Alonso in third for Alpine as George Russell ended up fourth in the Mercedes. So fundamentally, with Max Verstappen on top, is that Red Bull coming out of the block saying, you know, with our glory run in the final 20 minutes of testing, we are fastest. We've smashed this new rule set. Is it that simple loop? And no, I mean it never is, is it, but I think there was a little air celebration in the Red Bull garage when Verstappen put in their lap time and you might say it's only testing, but I think for them to be that confident this early on, that's a really good sign for them because Ferrari has always been the team that Red Bull has said he's been talking up saying, oh, they've had more aero testing time, they've did their development much longer, so therefore they've got a better chance this year. But yeah, for Red Bull I mean, obviously they were in that season long fight with Mercedes last year and they had to develop that car a lot. And to have come out this strongly, I think, is a really, really good sign. And yeah, there's all the usual caveats. So, well, did he lift, didn't he? But I mean, it looked like a pretty, pretty megala from max, I must say, really was pushing hard. So I think it is a very encouraging sign for Red Bull. And they've not really come away from this test at any point talking themselves down, which I think that's always a good sign. You'll always be like, oh, I'll see where things are, but at no point, like Mercedes have, have they gone, oh, we can't fight for wins or anything like that. So yeah, it's been really, really interesting. I think Red Bull are pretty happy with where things are. And I think that come the opening race. I'd be really surprised if yeah, we didn't see max again towards the top of the time sheets, if not emulating his P one from today. Like you say, he was pushing so much so that about 5 minutes before that, that good runny he spun out the final corner. And as you say, sort of about the Red Bull team, almost celebrating at the end..
"ferrari charles leclerc" Discussed on The Autosport Podcast
"Ferrari's Charles Leclerc would end day two of the Barcelona pre season test at the top of the timesheets, but let's talk about those time sheets. How much can we really read in? The lap times. It's not really half the story. It's such a small part of the story that needs to be told, which is why we've not sent one or two or three of the team. We got our famous 5 on the ground, trackside in the pit lane in the paddock, talking to people, looking at the cars observing them on the track walking the circuit as well to not only crunch the lap time, numbers, but be able to decode that. Along with their experience of reporting on Formula One for many years and also looking at the cars up close as well. Matt Q joins our coverage for Formula One this year at autosport alongside Hayden Cobb hour auto sport dot com editor who was on yesterday's podcast and at F one reporter Luke Smith. And joining me on tonight's are our technical editor Jake boxhall leg. And our Grand Prix editor Alex Keller got lots of questions that you guys I'm sure will answer on tonight's podcast. But first of all, I want to talk about issues bigger than Formula One, bigger than sports. And that is the news of Russia and Ukraine. Well, Hass will complete the final day of Formula One pre season testing with a plain white livery, or at least their livery which has the Hass in red letters, but without their sponsor and Luke Smith at F one reporter, sent us his take on the news and what's happening. Probably the biggest news this evening was relating to harsh, which is a team that has a Russian title sponsor or a Kali. And a Russian driver in Nikita Mazepin. He was due to appear in the same principles press conference earlier today, but he was pulled out of the last minute, so it left only four figures in there instead of 5. And the mazepin's press call was also canceled later in the day. Harsh announced this evening just to about to leave the circuit to Catalonia that the team would not be running with any oral Kali sponsorship on its car tomorrow. The team runs with red, white and blue colors that resembled Russian flag, all karlie has been the title sponsor of the team for the past two seasons and the team is known as karli Haas F one team. Harsh said it will be running in an all white livery tomorrow, the driver lineup of mazepin and Schumacher doing half day each. That will remain unchanged. While Sebastian Vettel said his mind was made up and I quote, my own opinion is I should not go, I will not go. I think it's wrong to race in that country. And we'll hear from what Max Verstappen said as the voice of Formula One's world champion in just a moment, but Alex, can I start with you actually and talk to you about what the feeling is in the pit and patty carry with the teams and even amongst fellow journalists as well about Formula One's decision to meet this evening with the team bosses and the organizers and the rights holders to talk about whether Formula One should go to Russia and indeed what Formula One is going to say about the bigger events happening in the world right now. It's a real shame that we are having to talk about this and that people in F one circles are doing so. They're obviously under a lot of pressure. You wait for a considering taking matches away from the Champions League. There's World Cup qualification matches that are under threat. Actions have to have consequences. Russia has invaded another sovereign country. It's inconceivable that it should be getting the prestige that comes with hosting sporting events. This is why whenever anybody says, oh, sport and politics don't mix politics shouldn't mix. He's getting it completely wrong. They're intrinsically linked because so many nations, even Britain, I know for a fact that the British government was very keen for the British Grand Prix to get on that COVID testing plan. So that it could show off how successful it's vaccination rollout was in the context of Brexit. You'll be outrageous if it goes ahead. And I think Sebastian Vettel, in particular, was commendable for coming out in the press conference and saying that he would refuse to go. Max Verstappen as well. He came out and said, when a country is at war, it is not right to race there. He's a young guy, but he is the world champion, so his words do carry real weight. So good on those guys for speaking out. But also, we've had some with the branding coming off. That's probably the right step as well. It's an awful situation, and hopefully it can get resolved very quickly. And as peacefully as possible. There is a GP racing podcast now like it was a few months ago. I'll find it before we publish and I'll put a link in the show notes where Mark Gallagher makes a really interesting point about politics and sport and actually he makes not defending any of these countries, but on that podcast Mark makes a really interesting point about where Formula One goes as a sport, whether that is to nations that kill journalists or to China that will suppress entire ethnic groups. And he says, you can make a case for Formula One to going to no country in the world, but there are exceptional circumstances, and I think what he would probably, you know, if we updated that podcast now, say, this is an exceptional circumstance. I've seen lots of obviously debate online. Yes, Formula One does to go to many contentious countries controversial as well, but this is hopefully people would agree. More of a special case. Now let's get on to today's action. Guys, I want to start with Ferrari first of all. Alex and I'll start with you. Now Charles Clark, yes, he topped the timesheets. He put in 78 laps. Carlos Sainz Jr. 71 laps. He was in 5th, but ignoring the timing screens for now. Something that I've mentioned yesterday, but I want to pick up a bit more on today. And that seems to be the reliability. Now testing is full of we had a small water leak here. There was a fuel pump pressure problem there. But some of the teams, Ferrari being one of those seems to have bulletproof reliability at the moment. Can we draw a line between that reliability and pace at this stage, you're the expert on this, how much can we read into that? I wouldn't have said so purely because Carlos Sainz Jr. has come out and said today, we can go up to four seconds faster. It's the sandbagging that comes with testing and in different stages of their programs. But what Ferrari is able to do because it has been so reliable has to chase a little bit of performance, but they say they're nowhere near getting that. But what's really what's really interesting with Ferrari is that the reliability is very impressive considering this is labeled a shakedown, not a test because the teams were so concerned and Formula One was concerned about the cost was not working. Which was always ridiculous because the rules of Formula One for years have improved reliability. Gearbox is only lasting a certain number of events. The same with the cap on engine parts in the pool. Have meant that these bits have got to get better and better and better. And the rule changes for 2022 are purely aerodynamic. The engine is going to be frozen. That's the other big update. And then there's obviously the restrictions on cost and things like that. There's very little expectation amongst from our side, certainly, that there is going to be a repeat of the rest 2014 situation, but there we go. But yeah, with Ferrari, it's really, really interesting..