After conducting some running in Fiorano back in April, former Indycar driver, Simona de Silvestro completed another series of running, this time in Valencia.
In front of his countrymen, Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) has taken his maiden victory in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. Starting from pole, also his first in the category, the Sauber F1 Team reserve driver was joined on the podium by Zoel Amberg (AVF) and Pietro Fantin (International Draco Racing) at the end of a race where the top three in the general classification remained blocked on the grid. Out of the points on Saturday, Carlos Sainz (DAMS) is all the same assured of leaving (…) – Press Releases
Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports), reserve driver for the Sauber F1 Team, clinched his first pole position in Formula Renault 3.5 Series in front of his home crowd. At Moscow Raceway, the Russian headed Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) and Zoel Amberg (AVF) while championship leader, Carlos Sainz (DAMS), could only manage sixth position on the grid.
Having left his long-term home of Force India over the winter, Adrian Sutil was hoping to make the most of a fresh start with Sauber, but after eight races the German driver is yet to score his first points for the Swiss team. In the meantime, we asked Sutil to remember some of the other ‘firsts’ in his life, from the first trophy he won to the first car he drove, and from the first meal he cooked to his first romantic kiss
Sauber F1 Team reserve driver, Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) was quickest in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series collective test. At the Moscow Raceway, where he made his debut in the headliner category of the World Series by Renault in 2012, the Russian driver set best on Friday with a lap of 1:20.723 leading the way ahead of Zoel Amberg (AVF) and Roberto Merhi (Zeta Corse). Caterham Racing Academy driver, Will Stevens (Strakka Racing) set best time in the morning session.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 3 explains different kinds of working section layouts, boundary layer reduction systems and how motorsport and the aerospace industry influence each other in the field of wind tunnel design.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 3 explains different kinds of working section layouts, boundary layer reduction systems and how motorsport and the aerospace industry influence each other in the field of wind tunnel design.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 3 explains different kinds of working section layouts, boundary layer reduction systems and how motorsport and the aerospace industry influence each other in the field of wind tunnel design. Already published: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► Watch here: ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulence PART 2 – Heat, Cooling & Airflow Optimisation ► Watch here: ► heat, cooling & radiators ► airflow optimisation PART 3 – Test or Working Section ► Watch here: ► test section, settling chamber ► closed-jet, slotted-wall, 3/4 open-jet ► contoured-wall, adaptive-wall ► aerospace vs motorsport wind tunnel technology ► boundary layer reduction in motorsports PART 4 – Model Motion System & Tyres ► Watch here: ► airospace vs motorsport model mounting systems ► model motion: yaw, pitch, roll ► wheels-on vs wheels-off, wheel steer ► wind tunnel model tyres PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans
Sergey Sirotkin says he does not think Simona de Silvestro is a credible threat to his chances of landing a race seat as he believes she is at the team for marketing purposes only
Sauber hopeful Sergey Sirotkin has played down suggestions that he may be overtaken by Simona de Silvestro in the F1 team’s driver roster.
Monisha Kaltenborn says Sauber needs to “step up everywhere” to join the midfield battle this season
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Special appearance by Chandni Patel from ChandniVlogs for our review of the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix! Chandni looks back on ► the practice sessions ► the qualifying and ► the race from a Sauber F1 Team fan’s perspective.
The Sauber F1 Team’s drivers Adrian Sutil and Esteban Gutiérrez finished the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg in a disappointing 13th (Sutil) and 19th place (Gutiérrez).
Esteban Gutierrez has been given a ten-place grid penalty for the British Grand Prix after Sauber released his car from its pit box in an unsafe condition at his first pit stop
There were points in the Austrian Grand Prix for Kevin Magnussen and Daniel Ricciardo while Jenson Button missed out in 11th…
Qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg ended in a disappointment for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil finished in 17th while his team mate Esteban Gutiérrez ended just one position behind him. Both drivers struggled particularly in turn eight with the inconsistent balance of the car.
Team representatives – Eric Boullier (McLaren), Monisha Kaltenborn (Sauber), Franz Tost (Toro Rosso), Toto Wolff (Mercedes), Christian Horner (Red Bull Racing), Marco Mattiacci (Ferrari) Q: The World Motor Sport Council meets next week, it’s the deadline for regulations for 2015. In yesterday’s press conference with the drivers they all said that cost control was the first order of priority
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says Formula 1 cost cuts agreed this week have not gone far enough
There were top ten times in Friday’s practice for the Austrian GP for Jenson Button, Kevin Magnussen and Jean-Eric Vergne…
When Adrian Sutil joined Sauber ahead of the 2014 season, he could have little notion of just how much the team would struggle over the opening seven races. Still yet to score a point, and having dropped below Marussia in the constructors’ standings, Sutil admits he was caught out by the team’s slump, but insists they can still turn their fortunes around
Adrian Sutil insists he has no regrets regarding his move from Force India to Sauber despite the contrasting fortunes between his former and current teams so far this season
Sauber is confident it can turn its Formula 1 car into a points scorer this season, despite a difficult start with the C33.
Sauber is confident it can turn its Formula 1 car into a points scorer this season, despite a difficult start with the C33.
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says Austria should have grand prix due to its contribution to F1 and that it’s “very excited” about the race returning this weekend
Adrian Sutil is hoping that an improved showing from Sauber F1 in Canada can herald a return to the points at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.
Austria will host a Grand Prix for the first time in more than a decade when the paddock travels to Spielberg for round eight of the 2014 championship on June 20-22. Those involved in the Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014 discuss their prospects
Austria will host a Grand Prix for the first time in more than a decade when the paddock travels to Spielberg for round eight of the 2014 championship on June 20-22. Those involved in the Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014 discuss their prospects
Austria will host a Grand Prix for the first time in more than a decade when the paddock travels to Spielberg for round eight of the 2014 championship on June 20-22. Those involved in the Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich 2014 discuss their prospects
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► Watch here: ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulance Subscribe now and don’t miss parts 3-8, see below
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► Watch here: ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulence Subscribe now and don’t miss parts 3-8, see below!
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► Watch here: ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulence PART 2 – Heat, Cooling & Airflow Optimisation ► Watch here: ► heat, cooling & radiators ► airflow optimisation PART 3 – Test or Working Section ► Watch here: ► test section, settling chamber ► closed-jet, slotted-wall, 3/4 open-jet ► contoured-wall, adaptive-wall ► aerospace vs motorsport wind tunnel technology ► boundary layer reduction in motorsports PART 4 – Model Motion System & Tyres ► Watch here: ► airospace vs motorsport model mounting systems ► model motion: yaw, pitch, roll ► wheels-on vs wheels-off, wheel steer ► wind tunnel model tyres PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans!
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 2 explains cooling, the radiator and airflow optimisation. Already published: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► Watch here: ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulence PART 2 – Heat, Cooling & Airflow Optimisation ► Watch here: ► heat, cooling & radiators ► airflow optimisation PART 3 – Test or Working Section ► Watch here: ► test section, settling chamber ► closed-jet, slotted-wall, 3/4 open-jet ► contoured-wall, adaptive-wall ► aerospace vs motorsport wind tunnel technology ► boundary layer reduction in motorsports PART 4 – Model Motion System & Tyres ► Watch here: ► airospace vs motorsport model mounting systems ► model motion: yaw, pitch, roll ► wheels-on vs wheels-off, wheel steer ► wind tunnel model tyres PART 5 – Moving Ground Technologies ► Watch here: ► rolling road ► development: synthetic rubber vs steel belts ► development: suction control ► friction, cooling ► air bearings & vacuum pumps Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans!
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Once again Brad brings you his review of the 2014 Canadian Grand Prix! Or is it Canadan?
Disappointing Canadian Grand Prix for the Sauber F1 Team. Adrian Sutil drove a race without any special issues and finished in 13th place, while Esteban Gutiérrez stopped shortly before the end of the race due to a problem with the energy storage system. He was classified 14th.
There were points in Sunday’s Canadian GP for Fernando Alonso, Valtteri Bottas, Jean-Eric Vergne and Kimi Raikkonen…
Qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix didn’t go according to plan for the Sauber F1 Team. Esteban Gutiérrez‘ working day was over after only fifteen minutes of free practice three due to a crash requiring the team to make extensive repairs. Adrian Sutil made it into Q2 and ended up P16.
Esteban Gutierrez will miss qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix after his Sauber’s chassis sustained irreparable damage in an accident in final practice
Esteban Gutierrez will be forced to sit out qualifying in Montreal after Sauber determined that his chassis needs to be changed following a crash in FP3. The Mexican lost the rear of his C33 coming through Turn 3 and slid sideways into the wall on the outside of Turn 4
Team representatives – Dave Greenwood (Marussia), Andrew Green (Force India), Giampaolo Dall’Ara (Sauber), Pat Fry (Ferrari), Paddy Lowe (Mercedes) Q: Dave can we start with you? Obviously points for the team in Monaco – that must be a huge boost, a huge encouragement to the team.
Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn believes the ongoing debate over the cost cap is ruining Formula One’s standing in the world of sport and says the smaller teams still favour its implementation
Drivers – Adrian Sutil (Sauber), Nico Hulkenberg (Force India), Kamui Kobayashi (Caterham), Felipe Massa (Williams), Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), Jenson Button (McLaren) Q: Jenson, we’ll start with you if we may. A 2011 winner here, of course, memorably, and you’re currently eighth in the championship. This circuit has the famous wall of champions on the outside of the final corner
With its first points in the bag after Monaco, Jules Bianchi believes Marussia needs a new F1 goal as it heads to the Canadian Grand Prix.
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 1 reveals some basics and design principles: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulance Subscribe now and don’t miss parts 2-8, see below! Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans!
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Sauber F1 Team Head of Aerodynamics, Willem Toet, about the science of F1 wind tunnel design and testing! Part 1 reveals some basics and design principles: PART 1 – Basics of Wind Tunnel Design ► basic principles, history ► open-circuit vs closed-circuit wind tunnels ► energy efficiency ► fan, foundation, seismic mass, vibrations ► air rotation and turbulence PART 2 – Heat, Cooling & Airflow Optimisation ► Watch here: ► heat, cooling & radiators ► airflow optimisation Subscribe now and don’t miss parts 2-8, see below! Music "Crimson Tide (Original Mix)" courtesy of Ritesh Tripathy and Sonic Orbit: – it’s good to have great and creative fans!
Round seven of the 2014 championship sees the paddock head across the Atlantic to Montreal and the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014. Sebastian Vettel took a clean sweep of pole position and race victory in last year’s event, but can the German – or team mate Daniel Ricciardo – match the feat in 2014 and break Mercedes’ run of six straight victories?
Round seven of the 2014 championship sees the paddock head across the Atlantic to Montreal and the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014. Sebastian Vettel took a clean sweep of pole position and race victory in last year’s event, but can the German – or team mate Daniel Ricciardo – match the feat in 2014 and break Mercedes’ run of six straight victories?
Carlos Sainz (DAMS) seized pole position for the fourth time this season in the Formula Renault 3.5 Series. The championship frontrunner led the way from his Red Bull Junior Team colleague Pierre Gasly (Arden Motorsport) in Saturday’s qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps, with Sauber F1 Team reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports) taking third place on a grid featuring eight different teams on the front four rows. Richie Stanaway (Lotus) set the early pace but was soon eclipsed by (…) – News
When Esteban Gutierrez clipped the barrier on the inside of Rascasse and spun out of last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, no one would been surprised if the entire garage at the Swiss team let out a long howl of frustration. The Mexican was in 10th place and heading for his team’s first point of 2014.
The Formula Renault 3.5 Series drivers with links to F1 led the way during the collective tests at Spa-Francorchamps. Championship leader and Red Bull Junior Team driver, Carlos Sainz (DAMS) set the fastest lap of the day in 1:59.139, ahead of Sauber F1 Team reserve driver Sergey Sirotkin (Fortec Motorsports).