New Haas a “massive rework” over 2022

In the round-up: Haas technical director Simone Resta described the team’s new VF23 as a “massive rework” over its predecessor

In brief

New Haas a “complete rework” over 2022 – Resta

Haas finished in eighth place in the constructors’ championship in 2022 after forgoing all development on its 2021 car to prioritise the VF22. Resta says that the new car has received a major redesign over last year’s model.

“We’re looking at all main areas of intervention from 2022 to 2023,” Resta said. “We try to save a few of the components on last season’s car but try to improve the aerodynamic performance of the car, improve the weight of the component and improve the quality of the component.

“There has been a massive rework of the car – some of the components don’t look radically different – it’s probably more a development of the 2022 car but there is a complete rework of the car involving many, many components.”

Mercedes junior Antonelli increases FRME lead with win

Mercedes junior driver Andrea Kimi Antonelli extended his own championship advantage in the Formula Regional Middle East Championship with victory in the first race of the weekend in Dubai.

Antonelli took his third win of the series and third in the last four races in race one, winning behind the Safety Car ahead of Mumbai Falcons team mate Rafael Camara. He now holds a 54 point lead heading into today’s two races.

Junior electric ACE series led by Gill announced for 2024

A new electric single-seater series aiming to provide a new junior competition to develop driving and engineering talent has been announced for 2024.

The ACE Championship, created by former Mahindra Formula E team principal Dilbagh Gill, will feature an electric single-seater like Formula E, with performance comparable to a Gen2 Formula E car. The region-based series will run with two levels; a lower-level Challenger series and a higher-level Championship series.

“We are providing a pathway for our drivers in the ACE Championship, at a low cost, but with high performance,” said Gill.

“ACE Championship is going to be focused around the three ‘Ds’ – we are going to be daring, we are going to be different and we are going to be digital.”

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