Spanish GP - Force India Ferrari - Preview After three long haul races in four weeks, Force India now returns to the relative comfort of the European season, with regular intervals and shorter distances between races and the benefit of its own fully-equipped trucks and motorhome…
The next test to feature Bridgestone`s developments of the intended 2009 slick tyres is scheduled for July.F1`s official sole tyre supplier said in a statement that it expects to make even `more progress` with the compounds, following the major test with slicks at Barcelona`s Circuit de Catalunya last week.The first slick test was at Jerez […]
Bridgestone Motorsport, the Official Tyre Supplier to the FIA Formula One World Championship, has completed its second major 2009 specification slick tyre test as well as a preparatory test for next week`s Gran Premio de Espana Telefonica at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona, Spain.
Ten teams were present over the four days of testing from […]
The Honda Racing F1 Team returned to the test track this week following the first three races of the 2008 Formula One season.
With the majority of teams in action at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, this week`s four-day test has allowed Honda to prepare for the next race on the calendar, the Spanish Grand […]
Innovations, but unsure of relative progress With the majority of teams in action at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, this week’s four-day test has allowed Honda to prepare for the next race on the calendar, the Spanish Grand Prix, which takes place next weekend…
Honda today concluded its four-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.Jenson Button joined the team to take over the driving responsibilities from team-mate Rubens Barrichello in the Honda RA108 for the final day.Unfortunately for the team running was continuously interrupted by heavy rain showers which drenched the track, restricting Button to a single […]
With heavy rain in the morning and intermittent rain in the afternoon, there was little on track activity today in the final day of testing at Circuit de Catalunya.Kazuki Nakajima took over testing duties today for the Williams Toyota team from Nico Rosberg, and put in 61-laps of the Spanish Grand Prix circuit as the […]
Force India have joined Scuderia Toro Rosso in packing up and going home after heavy rain affected the final day of testing at Barcelona on Thursday.
Seven drivers have ventured on to the circuit so far this morning, but Kimi Raikkonen, taking over from Michael Schumacher in the latest evolution of the Ferrari F2008, has so […]
Nico Rosberg is the latest in a group of drivers expressing concerns about the ban on tyre warmers in Formula 1 next season, labelling as “ridiculous” the way his car handled on cold slick tyres.
Blankets to warm tyres up will be outlawed from next season and that, combined with the fact that cars will generate […]
Nick Heidfeld concentrated again on setup work related to next week
Scuderia Toro Rosso`s new car will complete its first public outing tomorrow in testing at the Barcelona circuit.
The STR3 was already shaken down in a private test at the Vairano circuit in Italy at the end of last month, and will begin its proper testing in a two-day session starting tomorrow.
Frenchman Sebastien Bourdais will be […]
Two teams have obviously taken their design cues from formula one rivals, as day two of the Barcelona test revealed on Tuesday.At the first major test following the opening three races of 2008, most outfits have at the Circuit de Catalunya rolled out substantial and visible bodywork updates for their challengers.The most obvious innovations on […]
The Renault R28 quickly became one of the most photographed cars at Barcelonas Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday morning, thanks to a revised aero package featuring a shark fin extension on its engine cover.
The striking modification, which resembles a similar addition introduced by Red Bull to the RB4 back in March, is almost certainly aimed […]
Michael Schumacher will work closely with F1 tyre supplier Bridgestone when he tests for Ferrari in Barcelona on Wednesday.The retired champion`s status as an occasional test driver for the Italian team means that his programme at the Spanish venue will be focused almost entirely on the development of the new slick compounds that are likely […]
Barcelona - Force India Ferrari - Test day 1 Tonio Liuzzi today completed testing duties for the Force India Formula One Team on the first day of its three-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya, Spain…
Williams Toyota were one of nine teams in action today at Circuit de Catalunya as testing resumed ahead of the fourth round of the championship.Kazuki Nakajima was charged with ongoing development of the FW30, putting in 72-laps of the 4.655km circuit, with a best lap of 1:22.431s - seventh fastest.
After a break of around a month, covering the period of the first three races of the Championship, testing resumed for the F1 teams, with almost everyone running as from today at the Catalunya Circuit, near Barcelona.As per the regulations, only one car can be used for tests held during the race season: on track […]
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Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona which starts a week Friday, testing at Circuit de Catalunya got underway this morning at the circuit with all but the financially strapped Super Aguri Honda team present. After the first three fly-away Grand Prix, all will take the opportunity to test aero and mechanical updates for […]
With the Spanish Grand Prix fast approaching, the Formula One teams are back in action this week, testing at Barcelonas Circuit de Catalunya. The session, which begins on Monday, is the first opportunity the squads have had to test comprehensively since the season began and ten teams are expected to attend.
Following Felipe Massas dominant victory […]
Occasional test driver Michael Schumacher will be back at the wheel of a Ferrari as testing resumes at the Circuit de Catalunya next week.According to reports in the Italian press, the 39-year-old German`s F2008 will be equipped with simulated 2009 levels of downforce and Bridgestone`s latest development slick tyre.Regular race drivers Felipe Massa and Kimi […]
With a three-week break before the Spanish Grand Prix, the teams have time to test and tinker with their cars. Takuma Sato, however, has revealed that Super Aguri will miss next weeks multi-team test at Barcelonas Circuit de Catalunya, as the Japanese teams buy-out is yet to be completed.
In the build-up to the 2008 season, […]
Super Aguri will miss yet another major Formula One test next week. Other teams are planning either three or four-day schedules at the Circuit de Catalunya, prior to the Spanish Grand Prix at the same circuit towards the end of the month.But after sitting out almost the entire winter pre-season with financial troubles, and now […]
Pat Symonds mocked the dubious credentials of those experts who decried the Lewis Hamilton incident on Sunday as a `brake test` by his former McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso.“They`re not as expert as they think,” said Renault`s engineering chief.He was armed with telemetry print-outs from Alonso`s R28, showing that the Spaniard was hard on the throttle […]
Fernando Alonso and his Renault team have rubbished any suggestions that he `brake tested` Lewis Hamilton prior to their collision in the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Hamilton ran into the back of Alonso as they came out of Turn Three on lap two, and there had been suspicions from some that the Briton may have been a […]
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