Training underway, driving Schumacher
After the technical issues in the first training session, the second unit starts much better for Mick Schumacher: after changing the gearbox and the MGU-K, Schumacher is already on the road in the Haas VF-22, he has already completed several laps and is on top with his early times 10 in classification.
But there is still a bit of action in Alfa Romeo: both cars are in a ditch after Valtteri Bottas was barely able to drive earlier. In his case, too, it was MGU-K.
MGU-K also has a problem with Bottas
Valtteri Bottas is the only driver who has yet to set a lap time in Monaco. As with Mick Schumacher, Ferrari’s MGU-K unit also went on strike: Bottas only managed two slow laps. This is the fourth time he has lost a free training session this year and, like Schumacher, he has to make up for his lack of experience in a second training session.
Lando Norris ‘Not at 100 per cent yet’
According to McLaren boss Andreas Seidl, Lando Norris continues to suffer the consequences of tonsillitis, which already affected him at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona. “He probably isn’t back to 100 percent yet,” Seidl says. “But he does so much better.”
McLaren driver Norris skipped the official FIA press conference to take things easy ahead of Friday’s practice session, then sat normally in the car for the first practice session, drove 31 laps and finished fifth.
“Both cars worked really well,” Seidl says. “It was definitely one of the best first courses of the year.” We didn’t encounter any problems. That’s what you want for a special weekend getaway here in Monaco. good start.”
But if Norris isn’t up for the job, McLaren will be at a loss to decide which reservists to play: the team has access to Mercedes reserve drivers Nick de Vries and Stoffel Vandoorne under contract, as well as reserve Alpine driver Oscar Piastre. (Check out an overview of the 2022 reserve driver here!)
Schumacher’s car ready for second practice session again
Haas report: Mick Schumacher’s car will be ready for the second free practice session (from 5pm). “We replaced the gearbox and the MGU-K.” A gearbox change became necessary after the MGU-K flawed in its first practice session in Monaco.
However, this does not lead to a penalty: Schumacher’s components are still within the quota for the 2022 season. Click here for a full engine overview!
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Technology Monaco: So close!
What’s new in the Formula 1 lane? Our photographers searched from Motorsport Images, Giorgio Piola was once again very close to Formula 1 cars. Here’s the result: detailed photos of the vehicles and their technology in the Monaco edition!
Photo Gallery: Formula 1: Technology Detailed images of the Monaco Grand Prix 2022
Ralf Schumacher: Mick is being courted!
According to Ralf Schumacher, his nephew Mick Schumacher does not need to worry about the sporting future in Formula 1. Even in his second year, Mick “has value in Formula 1” and there are many teams that care about German youth, according to Ralf Schumacher. It’s not just an Aston Martin, he says.
What is also talking about Mick Schumacher is the “German component”, with two German brands making their way into Formula 1 with Porsche and Audi as engine suppliers, but not until 2026. But the topic is already gaining momentum, says Ralf Schumacher: “There is a lot going on now.” [Im] In August and September it really goes.”
Video: The Schumacher incident
How Mick Schumacher got off earlier and why alpine driver Fernando Alonso was also involved in the freak accident at the start of the pit lane: a scene from the first free training session in the video!