The reigning world champion clocked a 1m29s.725s for Mercedes, 0.421 seconds quicker than Red Bull’s Danill Kvyat with Daniel Ricciardo seven tenths adrift in third. Rain earlier in the morning soaked the track and though a dry line appeared, the session was disjointed as showers fell intermittently throughout. Drivers were limited to a 15-minute window
Advances in car safety (plus ever tougher crash tests) have come thick and fast since then – but it is interesting to see that what was once an area of the car only there to protect drivers is now being exploited like never before to also find performance. The Mercedes W07’s airbox is one of
Although the FIA has long planned to restrict team communication to drivers, the latest list of limitations goes dramatically further than original outlined. In a document sent to teams before they travelled to Australia for the season-opening grand prix, it was made clear that the FIA will adopt a more hardline approach to the matter.
McLaren and Honda reunited in 2015 but slumped to ninth in the standings amid performance and reliability issues, which were pinned primarily on the Japanese manufacturer’s power unit. Dennis is aware that McLaren-Honda still has substantial progress to make, but is confident that the partnership will eventually be able to close the gap to leaders
On the eve of his home grand prix in Melbourne, Ricciardo admits that RBR is unlikely to be any sort of match for Mercedes and Ferrari in the early campaign. And while that effectively rules him out of the title race, the Australian says Red Bull is targeting the second half of the season as an opportunity to
It may seem like a puzzle, but really it is not so hard to figure out the new tire regulations 2016. Let’s see!
he Silverstone-based outfit plans for some ambitious upgrades for its car in Bahrain and Spain that it hopes will allow it to challenge Williams and Red Bull in the chasing pack behind Mercedes and Ferrari. But Perez believes that until that new package arrives, things will be more difficult – which is why he says
However, Sabine Kehm has made claims that the seven time world champion wanted to disappear from the attention of the media and the general public, the Dailymail report. Schumacher’s manager also hints that it is for these reasons why very little information is being revealed about the F1 Legend’s recovery. ‘Once in a long discussion
Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso completed a combined 780 laps over two weeks in Barcelona but the Honda-powered team failed to complete their full pre-season testing programme. McLaren are set to trial their 2016 package in Friday’s practice at the Australian GP, and Boullier said: “It’s been a very long winter, and I know that I