أرشيف وسم ‘ KERS ’

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 Monday, February 20, 2012

Keke Rosberg tips Caterham to fight in the mid-field in 2012

1982 world champion Keke Rosberg has tipped Caterham to take a "step forward" in 2012. But the Finn, whose son is the Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, also said Heikki Kovalainen's team could face a speed-bump in the form of its scheduled factory move. "That will be a big distraction," Rosberg, 63, told the MTV3 broadcaster. "It's not just moving a few machines but hundreds of people, not all of whom will want to move schools and children and the like. Let's see how they cope […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Doubts remain about Red Bull cooling inlet

When Adrian Newey said a mysterious 'letterbox slot'-shaped air inlet in the stepped nose of his new RB8 car is for driver cooling, a wave of speculation eased. But not everyone inside the F1 paddock was entirely happy with that answer. When the 2012 Red Bull was launched recently, it was apparent the 'step' nose design differed from its rivals in the form of a sizeable inlet where the monocoque meets the new mandatory lower nose height. Some surmised it must be for KERS cooling, […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Caterham Jerez Test Day 4

T01 Jerez - Day Four Circuito de Jerez, Spain - 10th February 2012 Driver: Jarno Trulli Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 117 Best lap: 1.22.198 Jarno Trulli: “My first impression of the car was that it is good – a definite progression from 2011 and a good basis for us to work on for the season ahead. Its reliability has been demonstrated all week here in Jerez and we have generated a lot of data, particularly on KERS and the 2012 tyres which will help us […]

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2012

Trulli pleased with CT01

Jarno Trulli has expressed his happiness with Caterham's CT01 after he finally received his first taste of their new machine ahead of the 2012 season. Trulli sat out the opening three days after Caterham split track time between Heikki Kovalainen and Giedo Van der Garde, but the Italian was pleased with his new car. 'My first impression of the car was that it is good – a definite progression from 2011 and a good basis for us to work on for the season ahead.' He […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Williams Jerez Test Day 2

JEREZ TEST DAY TWO WEDNESDAY 8 FEBRUARY, 2012 Driver: Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and long runs Weather: Dry and sunny Ambient & track temps: 12ºC / 15ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We successfully completed the majority of our planned test programme today with Pastor covering 97 laps. We performed a mixture of mechanical and aerodynamic set-up tests, in addition to continued engine and KERS systems checks. Bruno will have his first […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Caterham Jerez Test Day 2

Circuito de Jerez, Spain - 8th February 2012 Driver: Heikki Kovalainen Chassis: CT01-#2 Total laps: 139 Best lap: 1.21.518 Heikki Kovalainen: “I feel very happy with the work we have completed today. Yesterday we had a problem that was nothing to do with the car so today was our first real day of testing and we had a trouble free day, completing most of what we wanted to on day one and day two and working through a variety of setup changes. We ran on […]

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Schumacher fastest on day 2 in Jerez

Michael Schumacher topped the timing screens after the second day of winter testing in Jerez, Mark Webber was the quickest of the new 2012 cars. Mercedes have decided not to bring the new car until the second test allowing them time to evaluate the new Pirelli tyres, they are allowed to use the Soft, Medium and Hard compounds at this test. Daniel Ricciardo had a good session in the Toro Rosso completing 100 laps with his fastest time of 1:19.587 over one second behind his […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lotus Jerez Test Day 1

Lotus F1 Team’s 2012 challenger, the E20, topped the times during the first day of testing at Jerez with Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel. FAST FACTS: Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 5-17°C, track 6-25°C Programme: Systems checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, evaluation of the performance of the car with its initial aerodynamic package. Laps Completed: 75 Classification: 1st, 1’19"670. Interruptions: KERS battery change in the afternoon. What’s next? Kimi will complete his running in the E20 at Jerez tomorrow, before handing […]

Posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Red Bull features mysterious air intake on stepped nose

Red Bull raised eyebrows throughout the F1 world on Monday by showing some glimpses of its 2012 car. Although detailed images are not yet available, the 'stepped nose' on the RB8 features a mysterious air intake. "Why?" wondered Germany's Bild newspaper. Spain's Marca said the intake is "surprising and unprecedented" among the growing field of 2012. "Perhaps the intention is to cool the KERS batteries," wondered Italy's Autosprint. Finnish broadcaster MTV3 cited the information of Caterham's technical boss Mike Gascoyne in speculating that the purpose […]

Posted on Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Lotus E20 in numbers

The E20 in numbers 0: The time taken in seconds for the gearbox of the E20 to change gear (drive is never lost during the gearshift). 0.1: How much faster in seconds the E20 goes each lap due to the reducing weight as the car burns fuel (not accounting for tyre degradation). 1.6: The time in seconds for the E20 to decelerate from 100 km/h to standstill. 3.0: The average time for the pit crew to change all four wheels and tyres at a pitstop. […]

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2011

Manager: Raikkonen left F1 too soon

Kimi Raikkonen's manager insists he is delighted the 2007 world champion has decided to return to Formula One. "He is back where he should be," said Steve Robertson, referring to the 32-year-old Finn's decision to leave world rallying and NASCAR and sign for two-years with Renault/Lotus. "My personal opinion is that when he left F1 after 2009 he was too young and too good to be doing so. "He still has a lot to give to the sport, and when he asked us to explore […]