Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr about their off-time activities, the change back to the “old” qualifying system, their tyre choice for the Chinese Grand Prix and more. Visit our website for cool interactive 360° images from the track!
In the two races, Perez has yet to score a point, while teammate Nico Hulkenberg’s seventh place in Australia means Force India sits seventh in the constructors’ standings with six points. Notably, the Silverstone-based team has been outscored by new entrant Haas in both races so far, while Toro Rosso gained the upper hand in Bahrain. “We finished last year on a high. Although we … Keep reading
The push towards a mixed grid has been cited as the reason behind the universally unpopular elimination qualifying and, while that format has been abolished, F1 continues to look for a way to change up the starting order so as to make grands prix more exciting. F1 veteran Button, however, suggests that the championship should focus on other ways of spicing up the show, instead of … Keep reading
After what he claimed as a less than ideal start to 2016, with Mercedes’s Nico Rosberg having won in Australia and Bahrain, Raikkonen reckons there are plenty of positives in terms of car speed. However, between his engine problem in Melbourne and Sebastian Vettel’s in Bahrain, Raikkonen concedes that reliability needs some work if the team is to compete with Mercedes on a regular … Keep reading
The Brazilian insists that the situation has not had an impact on what goes on at the track. “At the end of the day that’s my job, to drive, whatever the situation is,” he said. “I know that everyone involved here is giving everything they can to put the team in the best position possible. The things we cannot control, we cannot get involved in. “I’m here to drive, I love what I’m … Keep reading
Round three of 21
Shanghai, 14-17 April 2016
The imposing Shanghai circuit is wide, fast and flowing, with plenty of overtaking opportunities that frequently make for entertaining races. For the third time this year, the P Zero White medium, P Zero Yellow soft, and P Zero Red supersoft compounds have been nominated.
THE CIRCUIT FROM A TYRE POINT OF VIEW:
- Weather conditions are nearly always unpredictable, which have a big effect on tyre behaviour.
- As a result, graining is sometimes an issue when it’s cool: especially in the early sessions.
- Around 80% of the lap is spent cornering, meaning that lateral
With Pirelli’s official contract to be F1’s tyre supplier from 2017 to 2019 still not signed off by the FIA, the Italian company had been reluctant to release the wind tunnel designs in case of any last minute issues. Pirelli motorsport boss Paul Hembery had said in Bahrain: “We will provide the wind tunnel tyres when the agreement has been signed by the FIA.” However, with the … Keep reading
In the aftermath of the Bahrain Grand Prix, Mercedes discovered that the world champion’s gearbox had sustained damage. Following inspection of the unit in China on Wednesday, it was decided that it should be replaced rather than an attempt made to try to get it through another race weekend. A team spokesman also said that taking the penalty for China was deemed a better route because … Keep reading
Whilst browsing through Twitter on Monday, I noted that Honda had tweeted several pictures of McLaren’s steering wheel and pointed out the various functions available to the driver … Keep reading
Sun, 15, joins Oliver Rowland, Jack Aitken, Kevin Jorg and Louis Deletraz in the roster, becoming the first driver to be signed into the new Academy straight out of karting. The Chinese driver had a career-best 2015 in international karting, with success in the KFJ class of various major championships. Among his accolades that year were fourth place in the South Garda Winter Cup, fifth … Keep reading