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Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pirelli trials 2016 prototype tyres

Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli says it was able to trial some new materials during the post-race test in Austria, which may be used in 2016. Mercedes, Ferrari and Toro Rosso aided Pirelli's development across the duration of the test as they undertook selected running of front and rear prototype tyres. The tyres included similar characteristics to the current range but had slightly different materials within them. "It was a slightly frustrating beginning to the test in Austria, with rain wiping out the opening morning," […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wittmann hails 'amazing' Formula 1 outing

DTM Champion Marco Wittmann was left to reflect positively as he received his maiden Formula 1 outing with Toro Rosso on Wednesday. Wittmann was given the prize test from BMW as a reward for winning last year's title in the German series. Wittmann was scheduled to drive for Toro Rosso earlier this year at Imola but wet weather caused the private test to be cancelled. Wittmann's outing was rearranged for the Red Bull Ring, where he completed 158 laps on his way to the fourth […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Alonso encouraged by McLaren test progress

Fernando Alonso says he has been encouraged by McLaren's progress across the post-race test in Austria as the squad bids to recover from two dismal races. McLaren suffered two successive double retirements in Canada and Austria, with mechanical issues and penalties affecting both Alonso and Jenson Button, prior to the Spaniard being eliminated in the race by Kimi Raikkonen. McLaren returned to action at the post-race test on Tuesday, with test and development driver Stoffel Vandoorne enjoying a trouble-free day. Alonso took over testing duties […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rosberg fastest as Austria test concludes

Austrian Grand Prix victor Nico Rosberg clocked the quickest time for Mercedes on the final day of 2015 testing at the Red Bull Ring on Wednesday. Rosberg recovered from a gearbox failure and posted a time of 1:09.113 on a largely dry day at the circuit to ensure that Mercedes again ended up on top of the pile. His time was 0.8s quicker than nearest rival, Ferrari’s Esteban Gutiérrez, as the drivers enjoyed a fairly trouble-free day of running. Valtteri Bottas was the only driver […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Ocon pleased by 'mega' test day

Reigning F3 Champion Esteban Ocon expressed his happiness after completing a 'mega' day of testing for Force India in Austria. Mercedes-associated drive Ocon, who races in GP3, conducted his second outing of 2015 with Force India and clocked the second quickest time, behind Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein. Ocon was able to test some of the updates on Force India's VJM08 and the Frenchman noticed that the car had improved since his run last month in Spain. "It’s been mega and thank you to Force India for […]

Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fuoco 'angry' with F1 test debut mistake

Ferrari youngster Antonio Fuoco says he is angry with himself after making a mistake on his test debut with the squad, which led to him crashing out at Turn 1. Fuoco lost the rear end of the SF15-T at Turn 1 and spun into the tyre barriers, causing damage to the right hand side of his car. Despite the crash, Fuoco ended fourth quickest, three-tenths of a second down on pace setter Pascal Wehrlein. "I am very angry with myself for making a mistake, but […]

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wehrlein tops rain-hit test in Austria

Mercedes reserve driver Pascal Wehrlein posted the quickest lap time on a day of testing affected by rain at the Red Bull Ring. The morning session was red flagged after just two slow installation laps from McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne and Ferrari youngster Antonio Fuoco. Once conditions improved, drivers gradually hit the circuit and the session was extended by two hours to make up for lost time in the morning. Wehrlein ended with a time of 1:11.005, almost two-tenths of a second quicker than Force India's […]

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2015

Austria post-race test line-up

The final Formula 1 test of 2015 takes place this week at the Red Bull Ring, home of last weekend's Austrian Grand Prix. Nine teams will stay on to run on Tuesday and Wednesday, with several teams using the opportunity to run reserve drivers or young racers. Race winner Nico Rosberg will be in action for Mercedes, while Fernando Alonso, Daniel Ricciardo and Valtteri Bottas are among Formula 1 front runners in action. GP2 championship leader Stoffel Vandoorne will test for McLaren, while Pascal Wehrlein […]

Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wehrlein gets further F1 test days

Pascal Wehrlein will receive further outings for both Force India and Mercedes at next week's post-race test in Austria. Wehrlein drove for both squads during pre-season testing and received another day in the Mercedes W06 Hybrid in Spain, though missed out on running for Force India due to illness. Wehrlein will test for Force India on Tuesday before moving to Mercedes on Wednesday, the squads confirmed to F1Zone.net. Nico Rosberg will drive for Mercedes on the opening day of running at the Red Bull Ring. […]

Posted on Saturday, June 20, 2015

Gasly gets further Red Bull outing

Red Bull young driver Pierre Gasly will receive another outing for the squad at next week's post-race test in Austria. Gasly made his Formula 1 test debut in Spain for Toro Rosso, before moving across to Red Bull on the following day. Gasly will pilot the RB11 next Wednesday, with regular driver Daniel Ricciardo testing the car on the opening day of running on Tuesday.

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday Press Conference - Austria

DRIVERS – Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull Racing), Fernando Alonso (McLaren), Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso), Nico Rosberg (Mercedes), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) Nico, if we can start with you. First of all, congratulations on winning Le Mans, a great achievement, especially at your first attempt. How was it? Nico Hulkenberg: Yeah, it was quite amazing obviously. A very intense and long week. I flew from Montreal to Paris and then straight to Le Mans. But yeah, to come there, first attempt, and to […]

Posted on Monday, June 15, 2015

Marciello gets Austria test outing

Ferrari youngster Raffaele Marciello will receive another test outing with Sauber at next week’s running following the Austrian Grand Prix. Marciello, 20, tested for both Ferrari and Sauber in Barcelona last month, having occupied a reserve role with the Swiss team in 2015. Those duties have also enabled Marciello to participate in practice sessions in Malaysia and Spain, alongside his participation in this year’s GP2 Championship. Marciello will pilot the Ferrari-powered Sauber C34 on the first day of testing next Tuesday. With Marcus Ericsson having […]