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F1 News From The Nerds - Sprint Races Confirmed, Alfa Romeo’s Driver Announcement, Is it too late to say sorry for Silverstone + More

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Welcome to News from the Nerds - your midweek news show brought to you by the FormulaNerds.

On this week’s show Abby, James M, James P and Catherine discuss:

Six Sprint Races Confirmed:

  • Formula One confirmed today that 2023 would see six sprint races on the calendar adding to the already-scheduled 24 races. The panel talk about the additional sprints and what this could mean.

Alfa Romeo’s Driver Announcement:

  • Alfa Romeo confirmed that Zhou Guanyu would drive for them again next season in 2023. The quartet discuss Zhou’s signing, his rookie season so far and also the parting ways of Nicholas Latifi and Williams.

Is it too late now to say sorry for Silverstone?

  • Stuart Pringle has apologised for the chaos of the Silverstone 2023 sales that introduced dynamic pricing. The panel discuss the statement and what this means for 2023.

Will Piastri follow in Schumacher’s footsteps?

  • Laurent Rossi compared Oscar Piastri to Michael Schumacher and said the Piasco drama will always stick with him. The quartet talk about Alpine’s continuous comments, the Schumacher comparison and whether McLaren will be underestimated.

Will 2023 be the year for Aston Martin?

  • Aston Martin are expected to take “big steps forward” next year in their goal to become a race-winning team. The panel discuss whether they think the team can achieve this, especially with Alonso signing to them.

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