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PIrelli final report from Bahrain Formula 1 testing

PIrelli final report from Bahrain Formula 1 testing

Pirelli has completed the first in-season test using the current 2014 cars: an innovation for this year designed to help the Italian tyre-maker develop suitable tyres for the latest-generation Formula One cars. A total of eight new constructions and six new compounds were tested during the two days: split between Caterham on Tuesday then Mercedes […]

Bahrain Test Day 2: Hamilton and Mercedes comfortably tops on final day

Bahrain Test Day 2: Hamilton and Mercedes comfortably tops on final day

Watched by his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, Lewis Hamilton went quickest by over a second on the final day of the first in-season test of the year as Ferrari were forced to call an early end to their final day after discovering chassis damage on the F14 T being driven by Fernando Alonso. The Spaniard was […]

Marussia: We have consolidated a productive test with some further good running

Marussia: We have consolidated a productive test with some further good running

The second day of running at the Bahrain Test saw Jules Bianchi take over the driving duties in the MR03 (Chassis 02) for his one-day programme. The Marussia F1 Team continued to accrue valuable mileage and work through its development checklist, with Jules ending the day 6th out of the 11 drivers, with 93 laps […]

Mercedes: We haven’t learnt anything in terms of improving the car

Mercedes: We haven’t learnt anything in terms of improving the car

Mercedes AMG Petronas concluded the first in-season test of 2014 at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Lewis Hamilton taking the wheel of the F1 W05 for the second of two days’ running in Sakhir this week. Lewis’ best time of 1:34.136 from 120 laps put him first on the time sheets; Today’s programme focused […]

Lotus: The end of very disappointing two days

Lotus: The end of very disappointing two days

Romain Grosjean completed a disappointing second and final day of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit with 16 timed laps completed before a Power Unit failure ended running. Romain’s best lap time of 1min 43.732secs, placed him 11th in the day’s classification; Fast Facts: Track: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 5.4 km. Chassis: E22-02. Weather: Sunny, ambient 27° C - 35° C, […]

McLaren: Lengthy repairs hampered the day

McLaren: Lengthy repairs hampered the day

Kevin Magnussen was once again behind the wheel for the second, and final, day of running in Bahrain. The day’s programme began well, with the team able to complete its planned aerodynamic correlation work; however, a car problem pitched Kevin into the Sakhir gravel just before lunchtime, and the team spent much of the remainder […]

Red Bull: Information we gathered will make a few people back at the factory extremely happy

Red Bull: Information we gathered will make a few people back at the factory extremely happy

After a morning hampered by an electrical issue, Daniel Ricciardo got through 67 laps of the Sakhir Circuit in the afternoon on the final day of the first in-season test in Bahrain. The problem meant that aerodynamic work scheduled for the early part of the day had to be carried over to the afternoon, with […]

Williams: We carried out the test programme set down by Pirelli

Williams: We carried out the test programme set down by Pirelli

Williams team and driver report from the second and final day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing at Sakhir. Driver: Felipe Nasr Chassis / Engine: FW36-03 / PU106A Hybrid Location: Bahrain International Circuit, 5.412km Objectives: Pirelli Tyres evaluation Weather: Hot & sunny Maximum air & track temps: 35ºC / 44ºC Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: […]

Sauber: We found a couple of things which are quite interesting and helpful

Sauber: We found a couple of things which are quite interesting and helpful

On the second test day in Bahrain, the Sauber F1 Team ran through a shortened test programme with a positive outcome. After having issues with the power unit in the morning, the team was forced to interrupt the session for approximately two hours. The team could not therefore continue with the planned aero measurements. In […]

Toro Rosso: We got some good answers about which direction to work in

Toro Rosso: We got some good answers about which direction to work in

Toro Rosso team and driver report from the second and final day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing at Sakhir. Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit – Sakhir, 5.412 kms Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne Car: STR9 chassis number 01 Laps: 64 Best time: 1:35.557 The last day of the two day test session at the Sakhir circuit, saw Jean-Eric […]

Caterham: Everyone’s reasonably pleased with what we’ve achieved

Caterham: Everyone’s reasonably pleased with what we’ve achieved

Caterham driver Marcus Ericsson reports from the second and final day of Bahrain Formula 1 testing at Sakhir. Marcus Ericsson: “It was a good morning session for us, running through a plan that started with aero work with a front wheel wake rake fitted for aero evaluation, and then some work on the braking system […]

Ferrari pack up early after chassis defect found during Bahrain test

Ferrari pack up early after chassis defect found during Bahrain test

On the second and final day of testing in Bahrain, Ferrari have had to pack up early after discovering that the F14T which Fernando Alonso was using during the test is defective. After a mere 12 laps, the team decided that it was pointless to carry on at Sakhir, after a fault was detected on […]

Ferrari: Concentrated on fine tuning various electronic configurations

Ferrari: Concentrated on fine tuning various electronic configurations

Fernando Alonso was back behind the wheel of the F14 T at the Sakhir circuit today at the start of the first of four in-season tests, reintroduced this year after a two year break; In the morning, the team concentrated on fine tuning various electronic configurations and on taking aerodynamic measurements with constant speed runs […]

Marussia: The first day has been productive

Marussia: The first day has been productive

The opening day of running at the Bahrain Test saw Max Chilton in the MR03 (Chassis 02) for his one-day programme. The Marussia F1 Team made good progress working through its development checklist, with Max ending the day 6th out of the 11 drivers; Max Chilton #4: “Generally we’ve had a positive day in which we’ve […]

McLaren: We managed to complete 102 laps without problem

McLaren: We managed to complete 102 laps without problem

Just two days after the thrilling and frantic Bahrain Grand Prix, the McLaren Mercedes team was back in action at the Sakhir track for the first of this year’s four in-season test sessions; With 2014’s pre-season tests focused primarily on mileage, reliability running and component validation, this week provides us with a valuable opportunity to […]

Mercedes: We are constantly pushing to improve the car

Mercedes: We are constantly pushing to improve the car

Mercedes AMG Petronas began the first in-season test of 2014 at the Bahrain International Circuit today, with Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the F1 W05 for the first of two days’ running in Sakhir this week. Nico’s best time of 1:35.697 from 121 laps put him first on the time sheets; Today’s programme ran […]

Red Bull: An excellent day

Red Bull: An excellent day

After delivering a superb drive to fourth place in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Daniel Ricciardo was back behind the wheel of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB10 today as the first in-season test of the year got underway, at the Bahrain International Circuit; Daniel put in 91 laps of the Sakhir circuit on his way […]

Toro Rosso: A productive day during which we learned a lot

Toro Rosso: A productive day during which we learned a lot

Toro Rosso team and driver report from Day 1 of post-Bahrain Grand Prix testing in Sakhir; Circuit: Bahrain International Circuit – Sakhir, 5.412 km. Driver: Daniil Kvyat. Car: STR9 chassis number 01. Laps: 67. Best time: 1:40.452. After a brief pause for breath on Monday, following the excitement of the Bahrain Grand Prix, all the […]

Lotus: Power Unit related failures stopped us far short of what we wanted to achieve

Lotus: Power Unit related failures stopped us far short of what we wanted to achieve

Pastor Maldonado kicked off the first of two days testing at the Bahrain International Circuit with a curtailed programme due to Power Unit-related issues. Pastor completed sixteen laps, with a best lap time of 1min 40.183 secs, placing him 10th in the day’s classification; Fast Facts: Track: Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain, 5.4 km. Chassis: E22-01. Weather: Sunny, ambient 30°C – […]

Williams: Results were very positive and we collected a lot of good data

Williams team and driver report from Day 1 of post-Bahrain Grand Prix testing in Sakhir; Rob Smedley, Head of Vehicle Performance: We had good mix of tests today with aero, mechanical, car set-up, electronics and Power Unit, and we managed to get through everything which is hugely encouraging. The results were very positive and we […]

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