Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen showed the best time on the second day of pre-season tests in 2017 in Barcelona.
Raikkonen drove the fastest lap 1.20,960, ahead of only 0,023 Vice-champion 2016 Lewis Hamilton. However, we should not forget that Kimi throughout the day working in the cockpit SF70H, while Lewis after lunch gave way in the W08 Valtteri Bottas.
It is interesting that both Finn became “centurions” at the end of the day, as each of them February 28, drove over a hundred laps.
Third place in the table of results is left for max Verstappen. The Dutchman reeled today with 89...
Despite the fact that the first two days of pre-season tests in 2017 are not so far for Red Bull Racing, Daniel ricciardo is confident that the Austrian team will be able to impose a serious struggle Mercedes.
Yet RBR is inferior to the German team and in speed and reliability. However, the Australian still maintains an optimistic attitude.
“We can outrun them. – said Daniel in an interview with Sky Sports. – The rules are the same for all, and I see no reason why we couldn’t be ahead of them for this season.
In the previous pre-season tests Mercedes looked very fast and...
The FIA warned the teams in F1 that can ask them to waive suspensions if they can’t prove that an aerodynamic advantage that they give is not the original purpose of the concept.
Details of the request Ferrari about the legality of the concept of suspension Mercedes
The team discuss the design of the suspension, which is used by Mercedes and Red Bull Racing from the moment in early 2017 Ferrari sent the FIA a letter about the legality of such a concept.
Secrets and active suspension system FRIC
The document, which the FIA has sent teams were able to see and AUTOSPORT.com. In its...
The Williams driver lance Stroll said that the misfortune that befell him during the second day of pre-season tests in Barcelona, in no way will affect his confidence.
In the first half of the day lance left on the gravel and damaged the car. Due to the lack of spare parts Williams had to terminate the test day.
Williams prematurely ended the second day of testing after the departure Strolla
“Cohesion was poor, so I lost control of the car, – quotes the canadian Sky Sports. – I went to a small u-turn, drove over gravel, and then returned to the garage.
Apparently, I damaged a small...
Specialist engines Mario Illien longer advises Renault.
Illian began to help the French manufacturer in 2015 after Red Bull Racing speculated that Mario can help Renault to reduce the deficit in power from Mercedes.
Remy Taffin We changed the engine for a 95%
“At the base in Viry work is divided between employees and contractors – said the technical Director of the Renault Remy Taffin in an interview AUTOSPORT.com. – Now we try to rely more on their employees, build their teams. In Enstone we did the same thing and hired additional staff.”
When Remy asked if Illien counseling...
The McLaren mechanics were forced to change the powerplant of Honda MCL32 on the second day of pre-season tests in Barcelona.
Yesterday morning, Fernando Alonso completed only one lap, after which the power plant there is a fault in the work of the oil system. The team had to install a new power plant that went 28 laps in the afternoon.
This morning the Stoffel Vandorn could complete 29 laps, and then on the machine again, replaced the power unit to the one used yesterday Alonso.
“We lost power – said the press-Secretary of the Honda comments GPUpdate.net. – While we don’t...
The Williams team announced the early completion of the second day of testing in Barcelona.
When departing the lance Stroll the track in the morning, the car was damaged, repair that failed due to the lack of spare parts.
Commenting on the results of a not very successful day for him, canadian newcomer noted that still have a lot to learn.
“This is just the beginning, I drove only a few laps, said, Stroll in interview a press-service of Williams. I need to adapt driving FW40, there is still a lot of time.
But it was great to finally go to the track and get first impressions. As I just...
The former head of McLaren, Ron Dennis took the post of Advisor to the Ministry of defence of the United Kingdom.
69-year-old Briton joined the Advisory group responsible for innovation in the military sphere.
“Nothing is more important than national security, – quotes Dennis GPUpdate.net. – I’m glad to be among the first members of the Council of world class, which purpose is Association of efforts to introduce innovation starting from the technologies and ending with the culture.”
Also in 2017 Dennis plans to launch a technology investment Fund.
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Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton has completed a leader’s morning session of the second day pre-season tests in Barcelona, traveling the greatest distance ahead of almost two seconds nearest rival Kimi Raikkonen.
Your best lap 1.20,983, the British drove on the tires Supersoft literally 10 minutes before the checkered flag. For comparison, its time pole position at the Grand Prix of Spain last year was 1:22.000.
Like the day before, Hamilton drove the full race distance of 66 laps. After lunch, it will replace Valtteri Bottas.
Kimi Raikkonen, on Tuesday replaced Sebastian Vettel driving...
Head of the technical Department of the Red Bull Adrian Newey cautiously assess the prospects of the team after the change of the technical regulations.
Many believe that enhancing the role aerodynamics play into the hands of RBR, but the British guru is not in a hurry to draw conclusions.
“Undoubtedly, still plays a major role engine – quoted Newey, Sky Sports F1. The situation remained the same: 1% of engine power gives one tenth of a second per lap and 1% aerodynamics about the same. Therefore, if you receive an additional 5% of the capacity of the motor, it must simultaneously...