Barcelona testing times and compounds Day Two

The second of four test days ended at 6pm in Barcelona (Spain).

PirelliIt started with a partially cloudy sky in the early morning, then temperatures peaked up to 17°C ambient and 31°C asphalt, which are the warmest conditions experienced so far after 10 days of pre-season testing in Spain.

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Sauber F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day Two

Test two in Barcelona – Day two

10 - Sauber F1 TeamAnother positive day for the Sauber F1 Team with Felipe Nasr behind the wheel of the Sauber C34-Ferrari. Today the team went through a similar programme to the day before, focusing on aero measurements, set-up work, race simulation and short-runs. In total, Felipe Nasr completed 141 laps.

Williams Martini Racing Barcelona Test, Day Two

Barcelona Test T03 – Day Two

03 - Williams Martini RacingWilliams Martini Racing will be back on track tomorrow with Felipe Massa behind the wheel of the FW37.

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Barcelona Test, Day Two

Pre-season test #3 Barcelona – Day Two

02 - Infiniti Red Bull RacingDaniil Kvyat’s pre-season testing programme drew to a close today in Barcelona, with the Russian completing 84 laps of the Circuit de Catalunya for a best time of 1:26.965. In the morning, while preparing new parts for the car, the team elected to concentrate on aerodynamic work and shorter runs.

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Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day Two

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

04 - Scuderia FerrariI drove more than two Grands Prix today, but I don’t know if I won one, that depends on what the others did! Jokes apart, it’s nice that at the final test we could cover more and more mileage.

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Feb 27

Arjun Maini: Formula 3 debut with Van Amersfoort Racing

FIA Formula 3 European Championship Newsflash

FIA Formula 3 European Championship logo

By signing 17-year old Arjun Maini, Van Amersfoort Racing has completed their driver trio for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship season.

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Feb 26

Barcelona testing times and compounds

First of four testing days ended at 6pm in Barcelona (Spain).

PirelliFollowing an overcast start in the morning, afternoon ambient temperature was up to 16°C, asphalt to 18°C. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Sauber F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day One

Test two in Barcelona – Day one

10 - Sauber F1 TeamThe first day of the second test in Barcelona started off well for the the Sauber F1 Team with Marcus Ericsson driving the Sauber C34-Ferrari. In the morning the team was able to do aero measurements and practice starts.

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Feb 26

Scuderia Ferrari Barcelona Test, Day One

Testing at the Montmelò circuit

 

04 - Scuderia FerrariWe learned something today, even with a few issues which I am sure we can fix. This wasn’t an easy day for us as we spent time chasing our tails on an annoying reliability problems which by the end of the day we managed to put to bed, but that interrupted our programmes for the day quite considerably. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Infiniti Red Bull Racing Barcelona Test, Day One

Pre-season test #3 Barcelona – Day One

02 - Infiniti Red Bull RacingFormula One’s final pre-season test of 2015 got underway in Barcelona today, with Daniil Kvyat at the wheel of the RB11. The day’s running started positively as the team embarked on improving the performance of the car but late morning rain then interrupted proceedings.

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Feb 26

Williams Martini Racing Barcelona Test, Day One

Barcelona Test T03 – Day One

03 - Williams Martini RacingWilliams Martini Racing will be back on track tomorrow with Valtteri Bottas behind the wheel of the FW37. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Mercedes AMG Petronas Barcelona Test, Day One

Barcelona Test Two – Day One

01 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Technical problem brings early finish for Mercedes AMG Petronas on opening day of final pre-season test in Barcelona

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Feb 26

Lotus F1 Team Barcelona Test, Day One

Suspension Without Suspense – 2015 Barcelona Test, Day One

 

08 - Lotus F1 TeamRomain Grosjean resumed test duties in the E23 Hybrid for the first day of the second pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Romain completed 75 laps over the course of a programme of set-up evaluations and performance simulations, in particular evaluating a new front suspension geometry. Romain’s best lap was a 1min 26.177secs. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Scuderia Toro Rosso Barcelona Test, Day One

Barcelona  Test – Day 1

07 - Scuderia Toro RossoJust four more days of track action prior to the first race in Melbourne. Eight teams were in action today, back at the Catalunya circuit on the outskirts of Barcelona and in the Scuderia Toro Rosso camp, we continue our programme of alternating drivers over the course of the four days, with Carlos Sainz driving today and Saturday and Max Verstappen at the wheel on Friday and Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

McLaren Honda Barcelona Test, Day One

Barcelona test report – day one

05 - McLaren HondaThe day kicked off with Jenson conducting some aerodynamic tests, which meant he only completed a single timed lap.  Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Carmen Jordá announced as Lotus F1 Team Development Driver for 2015 (+photos)

Carmen Jordá today joined Lotus F1 Team as a Development Driver for the 2015 season.

2015-02-26 - Lotus F1 Team - Carmen Jorda  (4)Carmen will attend Grands Prix and Formula 1 tests throughout 2015 for Lotus F1 Team as well as undergoing a significant simulator programme at the team’s base in Enstone. Carmen will drive the E23 Hybrid on track during the course of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Nikita Zlobin joins Auto GP with Virtuosi Racing

Nikita Zlobin is the first 2015 driver to be announced by Virtuosi Racing for the upcoming Auto GP season.

Auto GP logo Nikita is the son of Sergey Zlobin, Russia’s Formula 1 test-driver, and despite being only 18, he has already enjoyed a good career so far. Previously running in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS and in the German Formula 3 championship, he joined the SMP Racing program, created to support the best Russian prospects in their racing activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

NASCAR Productions and SPIKE TV present ‘I Am Dale Earnhardt,’ a compelling look at the life of an Indelible American Icon

SPIKE TV’s New, Original Documentary Premieres Monday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Dale Earnhardt Sr - photo NASCAR NASCAR Productions and SPIKE TV have joined forces to create a captivating and revealing documentary on the life of a legendary American sports hero – Dale Earnhardt.  The original film, “I AM DALE EARNHARDT,” premieres exclusively on Monday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SPIKE TVRead the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Former President Carter, famed newscaster Cronkite among celebrities who developed affection for Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring (+ video)

McQueen, Smothers Both Class Winners Of Event

What do a U.S. President, one of America’s most renowned broadcasters, and an astronaut who walked on the moon have in common? Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Entries for the Hankook 24H DUBAI 2016 now open

Preparations for the 2016 season are already underway

With the next round, the Hankook 12H ITALY-MUGELLO (13-14 March, 2015) coming up, the 2015 24H SERIES powered by Hankook are running in full swing.

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Feb 26

Kyle Busch has successful surgery on left foot

Joe Gibbs Racing driver resting comfortably in hospital

Kyle BuschKyle Busch underwent successful surgery on his left foot Wednesday in Charlotte, according to a statement released by Joe Gibbs Racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 26

Corvette Racing’s Ryan Briscoe looks to carry Daytona momentum to Sebring

Briscoe is looking to make it two in a row at Sebring

Ryan Briscoe had a competitive run in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R co-driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in both the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida in 2014, although various issues kept the team off the podium in both events.

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Feb 26

Circuit guide: Nick Heidfeld on the DHL Berlin ePrix (+video)

Watch an onboard lap of the Berlin circuit layout…

Watch onboard footage of the Berlin circuit layoutThis week saw the unveiling of the circuit layout for the DHL Berlin ePrix, taking place on May 23 2015. The 17 turn, 2.47km circuit will be built within the ‘Apron’ section of the Tempelhof Airport, located in the city-centre, and designed by Rodrigo Nunes.

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Feb 26

Bradley Smith leaves Sepang full of confidence

Bradley Smith finished the Sepang test 6th in the combined standings, as he made his intentions clear for the 2015 season.

Monster Tech 3 Yamaha end day 3 reportThe British rider had been meticulously testing the 2015 specification Yamaha YZR-M1 across the three days in Malaysia as he made the necessary changes to the setup in preparation for the all important season opener in Qatar at the end of March.

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Feb 26

Drivers face marathon day in Sardinia

One of the longest days of WRC competition in recent years awaits competitors in a revamped Rally Italia Sardegna (11 – 14 June) route.

Saturday’s second leg contains more than 202km of special stages and will last almost 17 hours – the longest competitive distance since 2012 when Rally New Zealand and Rally Argentina featured opening days in excess of 200km. Read the rest of this entry »

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