Asked in Baku why he hasn’t done a track walk since 2017, Max Verstappen replied, “I can’t be arsed. If I need to learn anything about the track, I just do my out-lap more slowly. I’d sooner have the extra time in bed.”
Daniel Ricciardo in Baku: “If you’ve jumped off the Ricciardo train, it’s ok, it’s still going forward, you can still get back on it. There’s tickets.” He suffered another disappointing weekend, qualifying seven places behind McLaren team mate Lando Norris and finishing four places behind in the race.
Ferrari has chosen the more ambitious of its two development projects for its 2022 power unit, which will be the unit used until the end of the formula in 2025 or ’26. Big gains are believed to have been made in combustion and the electrical energy systems but the architecture will continue to be based around a combined turbine/compressor. There had been speculation that this engine would follow the split turbo route already used by Mercedes and Honda. With Alpine set to switch to a split turbo next year, it would leave Ferrari alone in using the ‘conventional’ architecture.