An unique interview with Verstappen was the duvet function of November’s version of GP Racing and the tensions on the planet championship battle have grown much more feverish because it hit the information stands.
GP Racing editor Ben Anderson and columnist Mark Gallagher be a part of host Stuart Codling to debate the newest developments in what’s an more and more bitter combat.
Verstappen’s on-track conduct has come underneath hearth however his confidence has been bolstered by his group’s willpower to face by its man. Pink Bull has carried on growing its automotive for this season whatever the technical reset to return in 2022 – and on high of committing sources, it has thrown its political weight behind Verstappen as effectively, firing damaging salvos at its Mercedes rivals.
Not but on the identical aggressive web page as Mercedes and Pink Bull however easing ever nearer, a resurgent Ferrari appears virtually sure to say third place within the constructors’ title this season. That’s not the place this proud and historic group needs to be however it represents actual and barely sudden progress after a disastrous 2020.
Ferrari’s resurgence is due partially to some outstanding performances by Charles Leclerc, cowl star of December’s GP Racing. These on the high of the organisation – together with Enzo Ferrari’s personal son – see Leclerc as a rightful inheritor to heroes of the marque’s previous reminiscent of Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda and Gilles Villeneuve.
Do these comparisons reduce it? GP Racing has spoken to a few of Ferrari’s most senior engineers about what makes Leclerc so particular – and their perception that he nonetheless has room to develop and become a fair harder competitor.
And as this chapter of the hybrid F1 period attracts to an in depth, Mercedes technical director James Allison has ‘moved upstairs’ to turn into chief technical officer. The most recent subject of GP Racing carries a full and frank interview with Allison about his fascinating profession – and why he believes being fired from a job could be good for you…