Formula 1: the 2022 season begins

CHANGE EVERYTHING – The cars of Formula 1 of the season 2022 which will present several innovations brought as a dowry by the new regulation. The new single-seaters compared to the previous ones they are in fact heavier (they go from 752 to 790 kg), with 18 “wheels (the current ones are 13”), safer, more sustainable and with various aerodynamic innovations, designed to increase downforce, especially when overtaking. Specifically, the adoption of small ailerons above the front wheels and wheel covers should help generate more load in the chase phase, helping to control the wake coming from the front tires. Also contributing should be the new front wing, the redesigned underfloor tunnel, which is now fully contoured, and also the rear wings, which now direct the airflow up and out (allows the car to follows to have less ailment).

THE ENGINES – Doesn’t change the hybrid powertrain of the Formula 1 of the 2022, which is always made up of the 1.6-liter turbo V6 units. However, there are some more standard components in the fuel system, as well as new additional sensors to allow the FIA ​​to better monitor the power units. Then the share of fuel containing the biological components goes from 5.75% to 10%, thanks to the use of E10 fuel (E stands for ethanol, while 10 refers to its percentage in the mixture).

THE CIRCUIT – The circuit of the Barhrain it is 5,412 km long and has 57 laps. It is characterized by curves ranging from slow to medium-fast and the effectiveness of traction is an element that is of great importance in this type of track. Another pitfall is represented by the particularly abrasive asphalt.

THE TIMES OF THE FREE – The reigning world champion stood out in the second free practice session Verstappenwhich with his Red Bull he stopped the clock at 1’31 “936. Excellent second place and third place for the Ferrari Of Leclerc And Sainz, respectively with 1’32 “023 and 1’32” 520. In fourth place Russel’s Mercede, who finished fourth, doing better than his teammate Hamilto, ninth. Excellent fifth place for Alonso on Alpine and sixth for Bottas on Sauber Alfa Romeo powered by Ferrari. Haas also did very well, with Mick Schumacher eighth and Magnussen tenth.

THE GRAND PRIZE ON TV – Two hour-long practice sessions are scheduled for Friday 18 March, at 1pm and 4pm, visible on Sky Sport F1 HD and Sky Sport Uno. The official qualifying sessions are scheduled for Saturday 19 March from 4 to 5 pm and can be viewed live on the paid channels Sky Sport F1 HD and Sky Sport Uno and in deferred, but free-to-air mode, on TV8 starting at 21:30. The race of Sunday 20 March is visible in direct on Sky Sport F1 HD and Sky Sport Uno, and in deferred on TV8 starting at 21:30.

THE RESULTS OF THE FREE 2

POS NO DRIVER CAR TIME GAP LAPS
1 1 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING RBPT 1: 31.936 20
2 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1: 32.023 + 0.087s 20
3 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1: 32.520 + 0.584s 22
4 63 George Russell MERCEDES 1: 32.529 + 0.593s 25
5 14 Fernando Alonso ALPINE RENAULT 1: 32.877 + 0.941s 24
6 77 Valtteri Bottas ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 1: 32.951 + 1.015s 30
7 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING RBPT 1: 32.958 + 1.022s 20
8 47 Mick Schumacher HAAS FERRARI 1: 33.085 + 1.149s 24
9 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1: 33.144 + 1.208s 23
10 20 Kevin Magnussen HAAS FERRARI 1: 33.183 + 1.247s 23
11 4 Lando Norris MCLAREN MERCEDES 1: 33.280 + 1.344s 27
12 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 1: 33.360 + 1.424s 25
13 10 Pierre Gasly ALPHATAURI RBPT 1: 33.621 + 1.685s 24
14 22 Yuki Tsunoda ALPHATAURI RBPT 1: 33.789 + 1.853s 26
15 24 Zhou Guanyu ALFA ROMEO FERRARI 1: 33.953 + 2.017s 27
16 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1: 33.958 + 2.022s 25
17 27 Nico Hulkenberg ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1: 34.061 + 2.125s 28
18 3 Daniel Ricciardo MCLAREN MERCEDES 1: 34.166 + 2.230s 12
19 6 Nicholas Latifi WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1: 34.486 + 2.550s 28
20 23 Alexander Albon WILLIAMS MERCEDES 1: 34.735 + 2.799s 22

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