After a turbulent few weeks of back-to-back-to-back races, F1 resumed business as usual with a week off before the German GP. Having this break gave us as Talking Torque a chance to catch our breath after so much F1 content the past few weeks. The F1 World doesn’t stop, however, and here’s the latest:
• Red Bull Greenlight Honda Upgrades
Red Bull have given permission to Honda to test upgrades as they are ready to run in the near future. Red Bull signed a partnership with Honda for 2019, however previous results suggest Honda still need to make significant progress to reach the standards Red Bull desire. This could be disastrous for Toro Rosso who would consequently suffer from grid penalties.
• Miami GP Progress Snags
The proposed Miami GP has suffered a severe setback in the short-term with negotiations failing to be finalised by the July 1 deadline given by the City Commission. There are many stakeholders to consider when bringing a GP to a new location, particularly a setting such as Miami. Many hope the prolonged negotiation period will give the GP room to be polished logistically after leaked draft proposals failed to impress.
• Renault Plan New Front Wing for German GP
Renault have solidified themselves as the leading midfield team in Formula 1, however they have struggled to match Haas in race pace. Renault’s technical director, Nick Chester, says the new upgrade will focus on medium and high-speed corners. This will supposedly be Renault’s last major front wing upgrade before sights shift to 2019.
And that wraps up everything in F1 for this week. Stay tuned next week for more from the F1 Weekly Roundup!