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PIRELLI’S 2015 TYRES MAKE THEIR DEBUT NO DEDICATED PIRELLI DAYS AT THE FINAL TEST OF YEAR WEHRLEIN SETS FASTEST TIME ON DAY TWO USING SUPERSOFT At the final in-season test of the year, held straight after the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Pirelli’s 2015 tyres were seen for the first time – although there were no dedicated Pirelli test days, with each team concentrating on its own independent programme. Every team is allocated 135 sets of tyres for testing purposes throughout 2014, and for the final test of the year teams had 10 sets of this existing allocation replaced with
McLaren and Honda endured another tough day in Abu Dhabi has Stoffel Vandoorne completed only two laps, bringing the MP4-29H/1×1 test car’s total up to five for the two-day test – without setting a flying lap time. The car appeared to be ready to run at the start of the day before an electrical issue intervened. In the afternoon Vandoorne did an installation lap, but when he went out … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories
DateWednesday November 26 2014DriverStoffel VandoorneLocationYas Marina Circuit (5.554km)Laps/km 2/11.10Best laptime N/A
Despite successfully firing up before the track opened at 9am, our morning programme was scuppered by a hard-to-find electrical issue, which stopped our progress while we traced the cause.
In the afternoon, the team got the car on the track – Stoffel successfully completed an installation lap, and had begun a four-lap run when the car shut down. We were unable to rectify the issue, and, with limited track time remaining, opted to conclude the programme. We will thoroughly investigate the issue back at the McLaren Technology Centre.
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Jean Eric Vergne’s chances of retaining the Toro Rosso seat have ended as he announced on Twitter that he is to leave the team, leaving the way open for Carlos Sainz Jr to take the season alongside fellow F1 rookie Max Verstappen next season. Vergne tweeted this afternoon: “Despite a good season and 22 points […] Please go to James Allen on F1 and check out all the fabulous articles. This article was shared with F1Junkie via RSS.
French racer Jean-Eric Vergne has been driving for Toro Rosso since he joined Formula One a few years ago, following a successful season in Formula Renault 3.5. However, Vergne has revealed via his Twitter page today that he will not be a part of the program in 2015. With an uncertain future, his Formula One career hangs in the balance. … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories
Fernando Alonso says he has mixed feelings about leaving Ferrari – but cited Felipe Massa’s 2014 results after leaving Maranello as an example that he intends to emulate. Alonso and team mate Kimi Raikkonen finished the Abu Dhabi GP in ninth and 10th places after one of Ferrari’s worst races of the season. It was a nice experience, every driver should experience driving for Ferrari at … Keep reading Source: Motorsport.com – F1 – Stories
PERFORMANCE GAP OF AROUND 1.2 SECONDS BETWEEN SOFT AND SUPERSOFT COMPOUNDS SO FAR FALLING TRACK TEMPERATURES IN FP2 CLOSELY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE RACE: HAMILTON FASTEST ON SUPERSOFT A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT STRATEGIES ARE POSSIBLE FOR THE GRAND PRIX The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix starts in the late afternoon and ends in the evening, meaning that unusually track temperatures tend to fall as the race goes on. Conditions in FP2, which began at 5pm, will be representative of the race but the earlier FP1 followed a different pattern, with track and air temperatures rising. This had an effect on tyre performance,
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES – Federico GASTALDI (Lotus), Finbarr O’CONNELL (Caterham), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing), Otmar SZAFNAUER (Force India), Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Claire WILLIAMS (Williams), Marco MATTIACCI (Ferrari) PRESS CONFERENCE Toto, we have to start with you. Obviously the showdown this weekend between your two drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg; how tense is the atmosphere in the garage this weekend and how do you feel about today’s performance? Toto WOLFF: Hi everybody. The tension is on I would say, and it is pretty normal. It has come to the last race now, it’s between the two of them, it’s