Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Horner: Formula 1 is at a crossroads

Christian Horner believes Formula 1 is at a "crossroads" and needs to decide not only on new engine regulations but whether the driver or the technology will dominate the sport. With Formula 1's new owners, Liberty Media, keen to get the post-2020 regulations hammered out sooner rather than later, new engine rules are already in discussion. They are, however, proving divisive. While some are wanting the sport to press on with hybrid technology, others such as Horner – a vocal critic of the new engines […]

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017

McLaren set engine deadline amid Renault speculation

McLaren say the next five weeks will be he key to deciding which engine they will use next season, with speculation mounting that the former world champions could ditch Honda and switch to Renault. Chief operating officer Jonathan Neale told Reuters at the Hungarian Grand Prix that "everybody is talking to everybody", but time was running out. "We’ve got to land those decisions in the next four or five weeks," he said, speaking from a design perspective and because drivers like McLaren's Fernando Alonso were […]

Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012

When Nico met Mika

Nico Rosberg and Mika Hakkinen have a little chat...

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Australian GP drivers press conference

Transcript of the FIA drivers press conference on Thursday featuring Charles Pic (Marussia), Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus), Daniel Ricciardo (Toro Rosso), Jenson Button (McLaren), Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) and Mark Webber (Red Bull). Charles, it’s looking like a pretty tough initiation for you into Formula One with no testing of the new car, brand new car tomorrow. Tell us what your thoughts are. Charles PIC: Yes, we have had not so much driving but we made an ad day in Silverstone for the shakedown and everything […]

Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012

Force India Barcelona Day 4

Sahara Force India wrapped up its winter test programme today with Nico Hulkenberg covering 101 laps in the VJM05 as the team finalised its preparations for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Day Four Stats Chassis: VJM05-03 Laps: 101 Mileage: 470 km Fastest lap: 1:22.312 Nico Hulkenberg: “We managed to fit a lot in today and hopefully when we have been through all the data we will have learned a lot, too. The race weekend simulation was useful, but unfortunately my race distance was cut short, […]

Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012

Toro Rosso Barcelona Day 4

Circuit: Catalunya, 4.655 kms Driver: Daniel Ricciardo Car: STR7 – 03 Laps: 100 Best time: 1:23.393 "Looking forward to Melbourne - Can't wait!" Daniel Ricciardo: “Another day with a lot of laps to add to the high-mileage day yesterday. I have done more running this week than at the previous two tests and we have learned a lot about our new car, enough to have a basis for the start of the season. Personally, I found it very useful and I’ve got a clear understanding […]

Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ferrari Barcelona Day 4

Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya – 4.655 km Driver: Fernando Alonso Car: Ferrari F2012 Weather: air temperature 8/19°C, track temperature 9/24 °C. Sunny in the morning, overcast in the afternoon. The twelve days of testing permitted for the twelve Formula 1 teams prior to the start of the 2012 World Championship came to an end today. At the Catalunya Circuit, scene of eight of those testing days over the past two weeks, it fell to Fernando Alonso to continue development of the F2012. The Spaniard worked […]

Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012

Caterham Barcelona Day 4

T03 Barcelona - Day Four Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona - 4th March 2012 Driver: Vitaly Petrov Chassis: CT01-#3 Total laps: 101 Best lap: 1.22.795 Vitaly Petrov: “I am more than happy with how we went today. The team has done a fantastic job all day and we’ve been improving in every area each time we went out. I had my new seat today so I’m really starting to get comfortable in the car and the laptimes are coming down, the setup is improving and everything […]

Posted on Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sauber Barcelona Day 4

The Sauber F1 Team completed pre-season testing with Kamui Kobayashi at the wheel of the Sauber C31-Ferrari at the Circuit de Catalunya. The Japanese driver had a rather complex programme today. Before lunch he did a qualifying exercise under slightly different conditions than those of his team mate Sergio Pérez yesterday, and in the afternoon Kamui was carrying out further set up work under race conditions before an engine problem stopped him on track 90 minutes before the end of the final test day. Nevertheless […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mercedes Barcelona Day 3

Nico Rosberg was back in the F1 W03 today for his second day, and the team’s third day, of testing this week in Barcelona. - Nico completed a series of medium length runs in the morning session to evaluate different set-up and aerodynamic options - He continued to achieve good mileage over longer runs this afternoon before a rain shower briefly interrupted proceedings - This gave Nico the chance to drive the F1 W03 on intermediate tyres for the first time during the final hour […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lotus Barcelona Day 3

Lotus F1 Team had a curtailed day of testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona today. Power steering issues in the morning and rain in the afternoon limited track time for Kimi Räikkönen to 43 laps. Fast facts: Track: Barcelona, Spain, 4.7km Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 10-19°C, track 11-24°C Programme: System checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, set-up changes. Laps Completed: 43 Classification: 10th, 1’25"379 Interruptions: Power steering investigation and steering rack change. What’s next? Kimi Räikkönen will complete the final day of pre-season […]

Posted on Saturday, March 3, 2012

Red Bull Barcelona Day 3

BARCELONA TEST – DAY THREE Driver: Mark Webber Car: RB8 Laps: 70 laps Best time: 1:22.662 Circuit length: 4.655km Fastest lap: S. Perez (1:22.094) Mark Webber returned to the cockpit of Red Bull Racing’s RB8. After set-up work in the morning, the planned longer runs in the afternoon session were interrupted by rain. However, despite the shortened session Mark professed himself happy with his final day’s testing ahead of his home grand prix in Melbourne in two weeks’ time. “We had a pretty good run […]