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2022 season in Formula 1: What you need to know

2022 season in Formula 1: What you need to know

The 2022 season has only just begun , but during these last weeks we have had new headlines almost daily. Here we tell you some news and curiosities that you should know to start the year without missing a thing.

  • “Porpoising”: The turbulence some cars suffered in practice

Porpoising Formula 1

After 40 years, effect cars soil returned to Formula 1 and so did the porpoising. Virtually all teams complained about this phenomenon during the testing period in Barcelona and Bahrain. But what is it?

The porpoising is the violent rebound that the pilot feels in the suspension when going at high speeds. The cause is aerodynamics; the lowest part of the car floor or front wing is pushed closer and closer to the ground as the downforce acting on it increases.

The closer you get to the ground, the more powerful the ground effect becomes, as air rushes faster and faster through a smaller and smaller space.

While some maintain that it is a serious problem, others assure that the engineers will soon make the necessary adjustments so that the car's slip is optimal.

  • Max Verstappen renewed with Red Bull until 2028

Max Verstappen Network Champion Bull Racing Contract 2028 Formula 1

The Formula 1 world champion, Max Verstappen, will remain with the Red team Bull Racing until the end of the 2028 season after signing a five-year extension on his contract.

The total duration of seven years of the new agreement is considered to be the longest driver contract ever signed in the history of Formula 1.

< p>Before the official confirmation of the deal, Dutch media suggested that the new contract could be worth up to €50 million a year.

  • Nikita Mazepin says goodbye to Haas and the Russian Grand Prix is cancelled

Nikita Mazepin Fired from Haas Formula 1

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian pilot Nikita Mazepin was fired by Haas effective immediately.

His father, Dmitry Mazepin, is a co-owner of Haas' main sponsor, Uralkali, and an associate of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia. Haas confirmed that its partnership with Uralkali has also been cancelled.

The FIA has banned the use of Russian and Belarusian anthems and flags in its championships and will not allow racing on their territories. Consequently, Formula 1 ended its contract with the Russian Grand Prix.

This decision implies that Formula 1 will not compete in Russia in the near future, at least as long as Putin remains in power.

  • Kevin Magnussen is back in Formula 1

Kevin Magnussen Returns 2022 Haas Formula 1

The replacement for Nikita Mazepin? Kevin Magnussen. The Danish driver signed a multi-year deal to make his return to Formula 1 with the Haas team in 2022.

Having driven previous years for McLaren (2014-15) and Renault (2016), Magnussen raced for Haas from 2017 until his departure from the sport at the end of the 2020 season.

He then moved to the United States, racing in sports cars and IndyCar , and was set to join the Peugeot World Endurance Championship team in 2022.

However, he will make an unexpected return to Formula 1 to accompany Mick Schumacher in his second season.

  • The wide variety of team sidepods for 2022

After Mercedes came up with a radical design during the testing period, the sidepods (or pontoons) have become a topic of conversation among fans.

Although there are new technical regulations in 2022, many expected teams to converge on similar concepts given the tight boundaries imposed by the new rules. However, that has not been the case, with multiple different designs appearing during pre-season testing.

Which will perform better? there's a long way to go to find out!

  • Michael Masi has been replaced as race director

Michael Masi Replaced FIA Formula 1 Race Director

Amid structural changes at the FIA and following the governing body's analysis of last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Michael Masi was replaced as Formula 1 Race Director and will be offered a new position within the FIA.

Niels Wittich and Eduardo Freitas, who have recently worked in the World Endurance Championship and DTM respectively, will alternate the role of Race Director.

  • Three carrer as Sprint in 2022: Imola, Red Bull Ring and Interlagos

2022 Sprint Races Formula 1 Grands Prix

The Formula 1 Commission approved plans to run the Sprint format at three Grands Prix: Emilia Romagna, Austria and Sao Paulo.

For statistics, it was decided that the driver who sets the fastest time in qualifying on Friday will be awarded the pole position.The first 8 and the result of the Sprint will determine the line-up for the start of Sunday's Grand Prix.

With a new aerodynamic philosophy, 2022 promises to be a revolutionary Formula 1 season: a total of 23 races with legendary circuits returning to the calendar, tighter battles and a variety of teams in search of victory. orias.

A great season awaits us!

Author:< /strong> Florencia Andersen

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Fernando Tornello [@F1Tornello]. (March 10, 2022). #F1 very different designs in the top three teams, according to what is seen in Bahrain. Notice the Mercedes' minimal pontoon vs. Red Bull and Ferrari's. In RB airflow is channeled below the pontoon and above the floor. Ferrari chose another path. Via @F1. [Tweet]. Twitter. Retrieved in March 2022, from https://twitter.com/F1Tornello/status/1501923031274467334

Formula 1 (2022). Formula 1 to hold three Sprint events in 2022 - with more points on offer. Formula 1. Retrieved March 2022, from https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.formula-1-to-hold-three-sprint-events-in-2022-with-more-points-on-offer. 4UXmrMDm6We04ZFlW0Ieo9.html#:~:text=The%20F1%20Commission%20has%20approved,lasting%20around%2025%2D30%20minutes.

Formula 1 (2022). Michael Masi replaced as race director amid FIA structural changes. Formula 1. Retrieved on March 2022, from https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/article.michael-masi-replaced-as-race-director-amid-fia-structural-changes.174xskJuXpEIAiXPQ98oPE.html< /p>

Montilla, N. (2022). Champion contract: Max Verstappen renews with Red Bull until 2028. El Diario. Retrieved in March 2022, from https://eldiariony.com/2022/03/03/contrato-de-campeon-max-verstappen-renueva-con-red-bull-hasta-el-2028/

Muñoz, J. (2022). Sainz and Ferrari continue to surprise: good reliability and solutions to "porpoising". Motor.es. Retrieved in March 2022, from https://www.motor.es/formula-1/sainz-ferrari-buena-fiabilidad-soluciones-porpoising-202285524.html

Oliveros, R. (2022). Nikita Mazepin on his dismissal from Formula 1: "I know how the world is, but they have broken my sporting dream, without warning." The Opinion. Retrieved in March 2022, from https://laopinion.com/2022/03/10/nikita-mazepin-sobre-su-despido-de-la-formula-1-se-como-esta-el-mundo-pero- they-broke-my-sports-dream-without-noticing/

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