📰:Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari has learnt from its mistakes last year and are "completely fired up" to beat rivals Mercedes in the 2018 Formula One season."The step that we have done in 2017 was incredible," Vettel said. "The way the team has come out with a competitive car at the beginning, the way we have improved both chassis and engine, on all fronts I think it has been outstanding."We have been close for most of the year, not close enough when it mattered, but that's what happened. From that we made our conclusions, we learned our lessons. So I believe that those will help us. We are completely fired up."
And Vettel insists Ferrari now knows what it needs to do in order to pull off a more sustained title charge in 2018."Obviously it was bitter but now we look forward to in 2018. Everybody will be pushing very hard over the winter. I think we have what we need. It all starts again in 2018, so let's see. We had two or three races that turned out to be very costly, for different reasons and, they've [Mercedes] been very, very strong, very consistent.
"In the end we weren't good enough to take it to the last race and take the championship. So, I think we know what we need to do. There are lessons that were obvious, some were a bit more hidden but I'm sure we'll dig deep enough and try to find all of them.
The McLaren 570S spider gains just 101 pounds in its transformation to Spider form and, according to McLaren, loses no stiffness at all in its carbon-fiber tub. The claimed zero-to-60-mph time of 3.1 seconds is unchanged from McLaren’s estimate for the 570S coupe (we tested one at 2.9 seconds), and top speed is undiminished, at 204 mph—with the top up, that is. You’ll have to settle for 196 mph with the top lowered.
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Formula One is on track for a collision with 3M, the maker of Scotch tape and Post-it Notes, after it emerged that the sport’s new logo bears a striking resemblance to a pan-European trademark registered by the American conglomerate.
The new logo was unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November as part of a re-branding plan by Liberty Media which bought F1 for $8bn (£5.8bn) at the start of 2017. It hopes to launch it on a new clothing range at the 2018 season-opener in March but 3M’s trademark registration could put the brakes on that.
F1’s previous logo had been used for 23 years and cleverly created the silhouette of a number one between a slanted letter “F” and the speed lines opposite it. In contrast, the “F” in its successor is simply formed from a curved stripe with a white line running through it followed by a line which represents the number one. It was created by Wieden+Kennedy and has had a frosty reception, derided by fans and industry figures alike.
An “F” in the same style has been used by 3M for the past year as the logo of its Futuro brand of compression tights for airline passengers.
A 3M spokesman said: “3M filed a US trademark application for the Futuro logo on Feb 20 2017. Also, we have not had any discussions about the logo with the other party. We are looking into this matter further.” The filing gives 3M precedence as F1 didn’t lodge the application for its new logo until November and EU authorities are still deciding whether to register it.
🇮🇹 “Così la Ferrari l’ho seguita solo a distanza ma con l’amicizia di Mauro, un uomo che ho sempre ammirato. E nei confronti del quale moltissimi tecnici dovrebbero avere parecchia riconoscenza per aver ripreso qualcuna delle sue innumerevoli idee” Gian Paolo Dallara. Ecco la storia di Mauro Forghieri: Link in bio. 🇬🇧 “I only followed Ferrari at a distance, through my friendship with Mauro, a man who I always admired. And who many engineers should be thankful to, as they used some of his countless ideas” Gian Paolo Dallara. Here is the story of Mauro Forghieri: Link in bio.