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Nico Rosberg completes 60 laps of testing today in Spain, using a modified 2015 Mercedes on Pirelli Tyres in 2017 Size (+photos)
Cold temperatures made it hard to establish representative results. Rain and testing on full wets in the afternoon.
The first of two days of the latest Pirelli 2017 tyre test has concluded today at Spain’s Montmelò circuit – just north of Barcelona – with championship leader Nico Rosberg at the wheel. Rosberg drove a Mercedes W06 mule car, which had been modified to simulate next year’s increased downforce loads.
From 14-16 October Red Bull will resume the testing programme of the new 2017 sizes
The two days of Pirelli wet weather tyre testing in 2017 size have concluded at Paul Ricard in France, with Pascal Wehrlein taking the wheel for Mercedes on both days in a mule car that has been modified to simulate next year’s downforce levels.
111 laps were completed by Ferrari and 134 laps by Mercedes today with no issues
Testing and development of Pirelli’s new 2017-sized tyres is continuing this week, with Ferrari and Mercedes in action at Barcelona and Paul Ricard respectively, using adapted mule cars designed to simulate 2017 levels of downforce.
DAMS record one-two in qualifying with Jake Hughes and Kevin Jörg
What a debut from newcomers DAMS: The French squad locked out the front row in this morning’s opening qualifying session of the 2016 GP3 Series season. Brit Jake Hughes pocketed his maiden pole in the category and lapped 0.140s faster than teammate and Renault Academy’s Kevin Jörg. ART Grand Prix’s and Ferrari Driver Academy’s Charles Leclerc was third.
“I want to bang in some great results to kick my season off well….”
It’s been long enough… We’re finally getting set for the start of the GP2 Series season, supporting the Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona this weekend. All the talking’s over now, and along with the DAMS team – who I’m staying with for a second season – we’re honestly as ready as we can be. We’ve been working really hard in the off season, we’ve had the three official tests, and now it’s just about trying to do the job correctly.