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Swiss
18 August 1934 (88)
Clemente Biondetti (18 August 1898)
John Rhodes (18 August 1927)

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11th (1961 French Grand Prix)
14th (1961 Monaco Grand Prix)
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1961 Monaco Grand Prix
1961 Italian Grand Prix

about Michael May

Michael May (born 18 August 1934 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a former racing driver from Switzerland. He participated in three Formula One World Championship Grands Prix, debuting on 14 May 1961. He scored no championship points.

After a crash during practice for the 1961 German Grand Prix, May concentrated on engineering, helping to develop a fuel injection system for Porsche and Ferrari.

May is generally credited with introducing the first manipulated elevated wing onto a racing car - a Porsche 550 - to produce downforce (or down thrust) for enhanced braking and cornering speeds to reduce lap times.

He also worked in designing high-compression engines, improving fuel economy among other things. The most notable example was his reworked 'Fireball' head for the 'high-efficiency' high-compression Jaguar V-12 HE engine.


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1961,

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teams & teammates

season teammate
1961 Jim Clark
Innes Ireland
Stirling Moss
Cliff Allison
Henry Taylor
Trevor Taylor
Ian Burgess
Lucien Bianchi
Willy Mairesse
Wolfgang Seidel
Tony Marsh
Juan Manuel Bordeu
Tony Maggs
Tim Parnell
Gerry Ashmore
Masten Gregory
Ernesto Prinoth
Jim Hall
Olivier Gendebien
Peter Ryan
Lloyd Ruby
Ken Miles
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The team brought a single example of the new wing to Austin and declared it to the FIA as a new part, although the plan was always to wait until Mexico to run it on track.
However, the new wing caught the eye of rivals because of the potential aerodynamic impact of its prominent slot gap separators.
Mercedes technical director Mike Elliot said that the team believes the wing is legal, but he ...

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Mercedes has made good progress with the difficult W13 in recent weeks, and Russell now feels that the team can start to think about challenging for race wins.
Over the longer term, he thinks that the lessons learned from all the hard work will ultimately prove beneficial.
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The gathering was one of the regular informal Saturday 'coffee mornings' hosted by Stefano Domenicali, a custom begun by his predecessor Chase Carey.
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The American-owned outfit has elected not to bring any updates to its Ferrari-powered VF-22 so far this season, as it felt there was more performance to be gained from perfecting its set-up instead.
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The team originally planned to unleash its work with a ...

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But while almost all of the attention on car changes has been on Aston Martin amid a copy cat row with Red Bull, there have been plenty of other noteworthy ideas that have emerged up and down the pitlane.
Here we take a look at the most interesting upgrades that have been spotted so far.

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But Maffei quickly downplayed the chances of adding a fourth American event alongside Austin, Miami and Las Vegas, saying that trying to put on a race in the Big Apple was a “fight we don’t need to have.”
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The German car manufacturer has endured a challenging start to the 2022 season, with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell being hampered by their car suffering from excessive bouncing.
In a bid to dial out the problem, the team has found itself having to raise its ride-height quite considerably, and that is costing it a big chunk of lap time.
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On lap 46 the safety car came out for a fire on the AlphaTauri of Pierre Gasly. Three laps in, FIA race control notified lapped cars - the six drivers from Aston Martin, McLaren and Williams - that they could overtake the safety car and unlap themselves.
As is customary, one lap after that message was made the safety was called in again. But as cars were only starting to unlap themselves in the ...

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The FIA has introduced all-new regulations for this season in a bid to help cars race each other better. The cars have shifted away from generating much of their downforce from wings, and are instead more towards a ground effect concept.
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F1 teams are currently putting the finishing touches to their 2022 car designs ahead of the first pre-season test that will take place at Barcelona in Spain from February 23.
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F1 will introduce a new technical ruleset for this year, featuring an overhaul of the aerodynamic regulations that could shake up the pecking order.
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Hamilton's front wing had taken a double battering in the Jeddah race on Sunday, following a clash with Esteban Ocon at the restart and then having run into the back of Max Verstappen's Red Bull.
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Mercedes trackside ...

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The world champion was extremely fatigued and felt some mild dizziness after battling hard to grab a podium finish at the Hungaroring.
After feeling uncomfortable on the podium, he delayed his post-race media commitments so he could be looked at by the Mercedes team doctor. Feeling better later on, Hamilton duly appeared at the mandatory FIA press conference and also completed his regular ...

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Verstappen slammed into the barriers at Copse corner on the opening lap of the race on Sunday, after being involved in a collision with F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton.
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Just a fortnight on from being left furious at the way Mazepin had defended a position at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, the pair had another run-in at Paul Ricard.
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Leclerc took a shock pole position for Ferrari on Saturday in unusual circumstances after crashing at the end of Q3, bringing the session to an early end.
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Amid recent debate about how much longer Hamilton and Verstappen can avoid getting involved in a collision based on their recent close on-track battles, Hamilton had suggested that Verstappen’s aggressive moves have been the result of the Dutchman having a point to prove.
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