It was merely an experiment harkening back to pre outwash days when the design philosphy focused on getting as much air as possible to the underbody - which Mercedes's existing concept is still centered around ergo the low rake
Hugely excited for this coming season. Had followed F1 casually in the past and fell off after Vettels dominance with Red Bull. After watching the Netflix series I’m more excited than ever. LeClercs story is incredible and I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.
FIA Director of Formula One, Charlie Whiting, has sadly passed away this morning (14 March 2019), in Melbourne, aged 66, as the result of a pulmonary embolism, three days before the Australian Grand Prix which will open the F1 season. He began his F1 career in 1977 working at the Hesketh team, then in the 1980s at Brabham. He has been an integral part of the organisation of the FIA Formula One World Championship since he joined the Federation in 1988, and has been the Race Director since 1997.
FIA President Jean Todt said: “It is with immense sadness that I learned of Charlie’s sudden passing. I have known Charlie Whiting for many years and he has been a great Race Director, a central and inimitable figure in Formula One who embodied the ethics and spirit of this fantastic sport. Formula 1 has lost a faithful friend and a charismatic ambassador in Charlie. All my thoughts, those of the FIA and entire motor sport community go out to his family, friends, and all Formula One lovers.”
Drive to Survive is making me extremely excited for the race this weekend.
At the same time, the news about Charlie really sucks. The sport is has a huge hole in it now. It's making watching Drive to Survive real difficult.
Shocked about Whiting's passing, used to infuriate me at times with his caution but the man cared about the drivers more than anything, which is rare in multimillion dollar elite sports. By all accounts had time for the fans too.