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Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Mercedes wrap up pre-season testing

  Mercedes ended pre-season on a positive note, as Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas took the W08’s eight day test haul to a massive 1,096 total laps (5,102km) – equivalent to over 16 race distances at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Bottas drove the W08 in the morning, continuing the team’s preparations for the season opener in Australia with 53 laps on his final run before the first race of the 2017 Formula One season proper. The Finn signed off on Friday with a total 628 […]

Posted on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pirelli fulfilled testing objectives

  Pirelli confirms to have fulfilled most of the objectives that they had targeted during the eight days of pre-season testing in Barcelona. The testing sessions has now concluded, with all the teams taking part in the second four-day session this week and completing plenty of running. The fastest time of the latest session (and the whole test) was 1m18.634s, set on the final morning by Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen, using the P Zero Red supersoft tyre. Unlike last week, there was no wet session […]

Posted on Friday, March 10, 2017

Raikkonen: “Too early for predictions”

  Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen is happy with the performance of the SF70H during the winter testing but admits it might not have revealed the exact situation of the 2017 Formula One season. The Finn, who has scored the fastest time of the whole test at Barcelona, is cautious in terms of making predictions ahead of the season opening race in Australia and suggests a more appropriate picture will be seen in China. “There’s a good feeling with this car and that’s the most important thing. […]

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lotus Barcelona Day 1

Lotus F1 Team returned to the track today for the first of four days testing at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain. Romain Grosjean took the wheel, completing 73 laps and setting the fastest time of the day. On a warm day in Barcelona, Romain Grosjean made a successful return to the cockpit, and was pleased with the day’s progress: “The car was feeling very good and it’s great to bounce back from our dramas to set the fastest time of the day. It’s […]

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Red Bull Barcelona Day 1

Driver: Mark Webber Car: RB8 Laps: 102 laps Best time: 1:23.830 Circuit length: 4.655km Fastest lap: R. Grosjean (1:23.252) Red Bull Racing returned to Barcelona for the final test before the start of the 2012 season and, with Mark Webber at the wheel, the team enjoyed a faultless day and was able to get through the full planned programme. Afterwards Mark admitted that there is still much work to be done. “We’re here at the last test now, it’s starting to build up for the […]

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mercedes Barcelona Day 1

Nico Rosberg began the final pre-season test for MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS today at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. - Nico completed 128 laps, equivalent to 596 km, over the course of a very productive first day of running - The team focused on set-up evaluations with the F1 W03 this morning, with Nico covering 56 laps over 10 runs - Nico’s afternoon programme saw longer runs with further set-up work aimed at optimising race performance Michael Schumacher will take over the car tomorrow, with […]