F1 Technical

Only just validated in an FIA crash test, McLaren brought its new shorter nose to the Austrian Grand Prix, with the single available item to be fitted on Fernando Alonso's car. As was publicly stated by several teams in winter testing, short noses do have their advantages, particularly due to the mandatory neutral central section of the front wing. Red Bull Racing is the other recent example of reducing the car's nose, even though it wasn't as radical a change as McLaren did, replacing its very long nose by a short version that hardly overlaps the front wing.
Nico Rosberg ended the Austrian in-season F1 test as the fastest man, setting the fastest lap in what became a very productive day for all runners present.
Mercedes AMG F1 test driver Pascal Wehrlein topped the first day of testing in Austria, setting the fastest time late in the afternoon when track was at its driest.
McLaren Honda suffered another difficult weekend in Austria where both its cars were out of the race by lap 8. With Alonso eliminated by Raikkonen on lap one, Jenson Button did few more laps before a sensor failure forced him to retire his car.
Nico Rosberg has won the Austrian Grand Prix for the second year in succession, taking the upper hand on his team in the first corner of the first lap. Hamilton finished second, ahead of Felipe Massa who puts Williams on the podium again.
During an eventful qualifying session, Lewis Hamilton claimed pole position in front of his team mate Nico Rosberg. The Mercedes duo was followed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
Sebastian Vettel continued to be fastest in the final practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, setting the fastest time until rain his the session around the halfway mark.
Sebastian Vettel recovered from a troubled first practice session to set the fastest time of the afternoon at Spielberg, Austria. Nico Rosberg was second fastest with Raikkonen in the other Ferrari third on the timing sheet.
Mercedes unsurprisingly came out on top as the first practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix came to an end. It was Nico Rosberg who went fastest, ahead of Lewis Hamilton. Kimi Raikkonen was third fastest in the first Ferrari.
Having already done a 5-part free workshop earlier this year, Simscale is starting another workshop series, this time enabling people to perform three aerodynamic simulations of a Formula One car model.
Porsche has taken victory at the Le Mans 24 hours race with the #19 car driven across the finish line by current Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg. He was joint driving the car with Earl Bamber and Nick Tandy.
Red Bull and Renault has endured a very trying start to the 2015 season as the four Renault-powered cars suffered multiple engine failures. Max Verstappen was the first to take a penalty for a fifth power unit component as he was given a ten place grid drop in Canada.
Impressive competition and close encounters at the World Endurance Championship races at Silverstone and Spa-Francorchamps have set the scene for this weekend's Le Mans 24 hours race.
McLaren have had another very difficult race, highlighted by the team's repeated requests to its drivers to save fuel. Alonso wasn't all that happy with that request, suggesting to tackle the race differently via the radio.
Lewis Hamilton has set the record straight at Canada, coming back from the disappointment that befell him in Monaco. The Brit virtually led the race from start to finish, ahead of team mate Nico Rosberg. Williams driver Valtteri Bottas completes the podium
Today was a frustrating day for the McLaren-Honda team, track time having been limited by technical issues that required an engine change on both cars.
Sauber F1 had a difficult run up to qualifying as the team rapidly needed to repair damage incurred on Felipe Nasr's car as he crashed in FP3 due to mistakenly opening DRS during his tyre warm-up. Still, they managed to complete the job in time, allowing Nasr to qualify 15th. Team mate Ericsson qualified 3 places higher up.
Red Bull Racing had a difficult Saturday at Montreal, with Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo qualifying 8th and 9th for tomorrow's race. Daniel Ricciardo proved particularly unhappy with the result, having struggled with the car since the first laps on Friday practice.
Lotus F1 Team enjoyed their season’s best qualifying performance with Romain Grosjean fifth and Pastor Maldonado sixth for tomorrow’s Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Building on that result, the team aims for a strong podium finish.
Lewis Hamilton took his 44th career Formula One pole this afternoon in Canada and his sixth from seven race weekends thus far in 2015. With Nico Rosberg taking P2 in today's qualifying, the Canadian Grand Prix will see the 20th front row lockout of the modern Silver Arrows era.
Williams' Valtteri Bottas qualified fourth for the Canadian Grand Prix, while Felipe Massa was eliminated in Q1 after suffering a loss of power. The latter though still targets points and will be helped by several penalties of drivers qualifying ahead of him.
Toro Rosso looks set for a difficult Canadian Grand Prix, having found out its car does not particularly suit the high speed nature of the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve.
Sahara Force India will see both its cars start the Canadian Grand Prix inside the top ten tomorrow as Nico Hulkenberg set the seventh fastest time of the day ahead of Sergio Perez in tenth.
Lewis Hamilton has taken pole position for the 2015 Canadian Grand Prix, his fourth pole on this circuit. His team mate at Mercedes, Nico Rosberg, secured second place with Kimi Raikkonen qualifying 3rd.
Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix. The session however was cut short as the stewards decided to give a red flag to recover Jenson Button's stricken car.
Lewis Hamilton continued to top the timesheet at Montreal, setting the fastest lap before rain hit the track. After that, a short venture on intermediates sent him off in the barriers and ended the session early.
Lewis Hamilton topped the times as the Canadian Grand Prix weekend officially kicked off with FP1. Nico Rosberg was second fastest, 4 tenths off the pace while the Mercedes duo proved a comfortable second quicker than Romain Grosjean in the Lotus.
Williams' Rob Smedley has claimed the team is very confident that the team's lackluster performance at the most recent Monaco Grand Prix was a one off and the Canadian GP will be a completely different story.
Mercedes will supply an upgraded engine for itself and its customer teams for this weekend’s Canadian GP. The German engine manufacturer will introduce developments without using any of its seven tokens which it has left for the season.
Fernando Alonso's retirement as the Monaco Grand Prix was quickly forgotten when Jenson Button finished the race in 8th, scoring the first points for the renewed partnership between McLaren and Honda.
Toto Wolff has apologised to Lewis Hamilton for making him lose a nearly certain victory at last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton looked set for an easy win, but a late pitstop decided otherwise.
Lotus generally has a dismal race at Monaco, with especially Pastor Maldonado's race ending in disappointment early on in the race, despite having a good look on points.
Max Verstappen insists his crash during the Monaco Grand Prix was not his fault, but rather the result of an unneeded and unexpected move by Grosjean, sending them both off the track.
Kimi Räikkönen ended the Monaco GP in sixth position after a dismal qualifying session on Saturday. However, the Finn can see bright future for his team.
Nico Rosberg has won the Monaco Grand Prix, having been handed the lead of the race 7 laps from the end after Mercedes decided it was safe to pit the supremely reigning Hamilton one extra time. Sebastian Vettel finished second with a disillusioned Hamilton third, having led 70 of 78 laps.
Heading a Formula 1 team means an immense pressure on a team principal, especially if this team is Ferrari, the most famous squad of autosport history. Maurizio Arrivabene took over the regime in the sunset of last year.
Lewis Hamilton took charge in the ever important qualifying of Monte Carlo. Nico Rosberg, plagued with lockup throughout the session, managed second, in front of Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in the second free practice session at Monaco, making maximum use of the track before rain limited further running.
Lewis Hamilton dominated the first practice session of the day at Monaco, setting the best time of the session early on and remaining on top of the timesheet throughout. All Renault powered cars however, with Red Bull Racing and Toro Rosso were on form today, with Verstappen fastest, a tenth off of Hamilton's best.
Formula One leading figures and the Strategy Group teams have agreed a on a raft of regulation changes to revamp the sport, attempting to bring back some of the speed lost in recent overhauls.
Lotus reserve driver Jolyon Palmer has put Lotus on top of the timesheet as Barcelona testing came to a close on Wednesday. The GP2 champion topped Mercedes' Pascal Wehrlein in the final 15 minutes thanks to a run on the super soft tyres.
Nico Rosberg was easily the fastest man on the first day of testing at Barcelona, more than two seconds clear of Marcus Ericsson in the Sauber. Rosberg also completed most laps, counting 146 at the end of the day.
Red Bull's Christian Horner was proud as a monkey at Barcelona, where his team finally showed up with a short nose, following 14 internal and 4 FIA tests (as reported by AMuS), until at last a design was found to match the regulatory requirements. 2 days later however, the same Horner was quoted as saying “we'll have to look at 2016″, effectively writing off the 2015 campaign after another disappointing race.
McLaren Honda endured a difficult Spanish Grand Prix. Jenson Button suffered severe stability problems that made him abandon all hope for points this season, saying it was the scariest drive in his career.
Mercedes AMG F1 driver Nico Rosberg has secured victory in the Spanish Grand Prix by dominating the race from start to finish. Lewis Hamilton finished second while Sebastian Vettel completed the podium for Ferrari.
Despite being further down than expected during qualifying, Sebastian Vettel thinks there is still a chance for Ferrari to put Mercedes under pressure. Kimi Raikkonen meanwhile appeared to suggest the same, saying a 'bad lap' was the cause of his 7th place on the grid.
Ferrari have brought a dramatic car update to Barcelona, and it appears there was hardly an exaggeration when Arrivabene claimed beforehand that 70% of the car was changed. Clearly, the team has put a lot of effort in getting this update package together, but with the changes so dramatic, Ferrari nonetheless opted for Vettel to run with the updates and Raikkonen without, getting a full race of comparison data. On Friday, Raikkonen was still seen running Ferrari's new update packages, including a new sidepod shape, featuring a new outer shape over their entire lengths.
Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button qualified 13th and 14th for the Spanish Grand Prix, suggesting the team is making solid improvements step by step. The progress into Q2 also triggered Alonso to target scoring the team's first points of the season in his home race.
Red Bull Racing put up a disappointing show today in qualifying with Kvyat and Ricciardo qualifying 8th and 10th respectively. Daniil Kvyat immediately hinted that this may be the result of not yet fully understanding the car's updates brought to Barcelona.
Romain Grosjean placed eleventh and Pastor Maldonado twelfth in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix, meaning for the first time this year Lotus F1 failed to break into the top ten on the grid.