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I think Ferrari could still have a great season. They have so much potential. Probably the best driver lineup out there.
I pretty much agree with you, they were so close in 22, but the Red Bull will try extremely hard to extend it's supremacy, then there's the revived Mercedes. Ferrari will kick butt against these two whenever possible, looking forward to another good season !
 

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Any Guesses out there, Civic 11 Forum friends?
I think Vasseur not being Italian will bring a different vibe to the Ferrari team. Maybe he won't get caught up as much in the hype of running Ferrari. It's nuts that he's only the 4th non-italian team principal they've had since 1950.

Seidl I think will set Sauber up nicely for when Audi takes over in a few years.
 

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I think Vasseur not being Italian will bring a different vibe to the Ferrari team. Maybe he won't get caught up as much in the hype of running Ferrari. It's nuts that he's only the 4th non-italian team principal they've had since 1950.

Seidl I think will set Sauber up nicely for when Audi takes over in a few years.
Vasseur may also find himself in "A Failure to Communicate" situation. Inner workings of team dynamics are so very complicated, I'm hopeful things will proceed smoothly. Kick some Bull butt!
 

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Now this is a very interesting development. FORD might be interested in teaming up with Red Bull?!


Motorsport.com reports that Ford is exploring options to partner with Red Bull Racing in 2026. The potential partnership would largely revolve around branding, financial backing and technical support. Ford would not be building a hybrid V6 power unit for the 2026 F1 regulations. Red Bull is committed to building its own power unit regardless of if the team enters any agreement with a manufacturer.

Team Principal Christian Horner said to Motorsport.com earlier this year:

“We are fully focused on a Red Bull power unit, and if there was a like-minded partner that could contribute something to the project, then of course you would have to absolutely consider that. But it’s not a prerequisite.
We will be the only team other than Ferrari to have engine and chassis all on one campus under one roof. We believe that for the long-term competitiveness of the team, it is absolutely the right thing to be doing. And of course, there are other opportunities it presents as well.”
In the wake of Honda’s withdrawal, Red Bull created Red Bull Powertrains to develop a power unit for 2026. The team also negotiated the exclusive power unit distribution rights from Honda so Red Bull and AlphaTauri could continue with the same engines until the rules change. And yes, Ferrari is the only other team with its power unit development facilities on-site. Mercedes, Alpine and soon Audi all base their racing team proper and engine development at two different locations.

Ford can seemingly offer what Porsche couldn’t: autonomy. In the World Rally Championship, Ford lets M-Sport independently represent the automaker albeit with minimal support. Obviously, the Ford-Cosworth DFV is the ideal example of the partnership that Red Bull would want.
 

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Now this is a very interesting development. FORD might be interested in teaming up with Red Bull?!


Motorsport.com reports that Ford is exploring options to partner with Red Bull Racing in 2026. The potential partnership would largely revolve around branding, financial backing and technical support. Ford would not be building a hybrid V6 power unit for the 2026 F1 regulations. Red Bull is committed to building its own power unit regardless of if the team enters any agreement with a manufacturer.

Team Principal Christian Horner said to Motorsport.com earlier this year:


In the wake of Honda’s withdrawal, Red Bull created Red Bull Powertrains to develop a power unit for 2026. The team also negotiated the exclusive power unit distribution rights from Honda so Red Bull and AlphaTauri could continue with the same engines until the rules change. And yes, Ferrari is the only other team with its power unit development facilities on-site. Mercedes, Alpine and soon Audi all base their racing team proper and engine development at two different locations.

Ford can seemingly offer what Porsche couldn’t: autonomy. In the World Rally Championship, Ford lets M-Sport independently represent the automaker albeit with minimal support. Obviously, the Ford-Cosworth DFV is the ideal example of the partnership that Red Bull would want.
I hope that eventually means a next-gen Ford GT that gets some trickle down tech!
 

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Also, interesting news about future F1 teams. The FIA is seriously looking into it.

Could Andretti finally make the move to F1?

I hope they can let Andretti get a team. Given how popular the sport is now I think it'd be great if they expanded. Teams being greedy shouldn't prevent expansion from happening.
 

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I hope they can let Andretti get a team. Given how popular the sport is now I think it'd be great if they expanded. Teams being greedy shouldn't prevent expansion from happening.
Palmer, I believe the operative word here is greedy, my thoughts; the Andretti team might be track ready and competitive real pronto! F1 is truly a smaller closed sport than many people understand
But that said I’d love to see them on the grid also.
 

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Actually, this is less rumor, and more confirmed news

“We have a long, rich history in motorsports and engineering innovation, and we are thrilled with the prospect of pairing with Andretti Global to form an American F1 team that will help spur even more global interest in the series and the sport,” said Reuss.
 
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