F1 News Today | 7 October, 2021

Hello and welcome to F1 News Today with Tillie! 

Let’s take a look at what’s making news in the world of Formula 1 today…

1) Carlos Sainz To Take Engine Penalty In Turkey

2) Red Bull Turning Japanese At Turkish Grand Prix

3) Mercedes Buzzing Ahead Of Turkey Says Toto Wolff

4) Fernando Alonso: “Very fast reference” Ocon helped readjustment to F1

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Hello and welcome to F1 News Today with Tillie! 

Right, let’s take a look at what’s making news in the world of Formula 1 today…

First up, Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz will start from the back of the grid at the Turkish Grand Prix after the team decided to fit his car with a new power unit this weekend!

The new complete power unit will take Sainz over his quota of engine and hybrid components for the year, meaning he will have to start the race from the back of the grid…

Speaking before the race, the team said…

“As was the case for Charles Leclerc in Russia, in Turkey Carlos Sainz will take a completely new power unit fitted with the new hybrid system…

“Therefore, he will start from the back of the grid with the aim of climbing up the order to try and score some points!

“Mattia Binotto will not attend the Turkish Grand Prix, but as was the case several times last year, the team principal will be based in the Maranello factory to focus on the development of next year’s car…

“He will, of course, follow all sessions and the race from the Remote Garage, with a permanent link to the team at Istanbul Park…

That’s disappointing news, vamos Carlos.

Speaking of changes for Turkey, Red Bull will be turning Japanese this weekend, at what would have been Honda’s last race in F1 in Japan!

Red Bull will run a special livery, with team boss Christian Horner saying…

“We had all been looking forward to giving Honda’s Japanese fans a chance to celebrate our extremely successful relationship in Formula One, on home soil at Suzuka… 

“With the race falling victim to the pandemic, we just couldn’t let the weekend pass without paying tribute to Honda and its amazing home fans by bringing a little bit of its heritage to Istanbul!

“The livery chosen for our cars pays homage to Honda’s remarkable F1 journey, and hopefully we can give fans another victory in those legendary colours this weekend…

As is becoming tradition on this podcast, we can’t hear from Red Bull without also hearing from Mercedes!

Toto Wolff has said his team are buzzing ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix!

Speaking before the race, Wolff said…

‘There’s been a brilliant buzz in the team over the last week or so… 

‘Being back on the top step of the podium was an incredible feeling for all of us, and particularly after such a dramatic race weekend!

‘It was obviously made even more special by being Lewis’ 100th race win in Formula One! 

‘In the moment, milestones like this are exceptional, but I think it will take time for us to all realise just how remarkable this period of time is, and how privileged we all are to be part of this journey with him…

‘The final moments of the last race in Russia proved that anything can happen in F1 and fortunes can change in the blink of an eye!

‘This season is keeping all of us on our toes and that’s something we’re enjoying immensely, but it also means we have to be aggressive with our approach to the season, in order to maximise the points available…

‘That’s our focus for Turkey and beyond!

‘I know Lewis, Valtteri and the entire team are fired up for the battle that lies ahead, and we look set for another exciting race this weekend at Istanbul Park, where there are still many unknowns for us because of the track surface and weather conditions in 2020…

‘It’s an exciting track layout and a good one for racing, so I think we’ll be in for another spectacular twist in this brilliant F1 season…

Finally, Fernando Alonso has credited his teammate Esteban Ocon with his resurgence, saying… 

“It has been very close this year…

“At the beginning of the year, it was not even close!

‘I was not up to speed, for sure… 

‘So, it was very helpful to have Esteban on top of his game!

“To try to get up to speed with a very fast reference was a good thing for me… 

“I could make my adaptation a little bit shorter thanks to Esteban as well, to have that reference.

“He has helped make a really good environment in the team now, a good atmosphere…

“I cannot ask for anything more at the moment!

“Let’s try to push together to help Alpine in the constructors’ championship, it’s going to be very tight with Aston, with AlphaTauri as well…

“So we need the best of both in every weekend!”

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with more news ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix…

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