Just four days running and plenty of learning to do in Bahrain with less than a month to go before the Australian Grand Prix. Technical Director Nick Chester gives us the lowdown on the first test in Bahrain and explains how the team is shaping up ahead of the final programme this week. What’s the view following the first test for the team in Bahrain
Williams have confirmed that Rob Smedley is re-uniting with Felipe Massa after joining the Grove-based team as Head of Vehicle Performance.
Scot to become first woman to drive at a Grand Prix race weekend in 22 years, taking control of practice sessions in Germany and the UK
Renault’s Rob White says “several steps forward” have been made in attempts to fix its power unit but accepts it is still “some weeks” behind schedule.
• Williams driver to take part in free practices for two grand prix• 31-year-old Scot has little chance of starting Formula One raceSusie Wolff will become the first woman …
• Williams driver to take part in free practices for two grand prix• 31-year-old Scot has little chance of starting Formula One raceSusie Wolff will become the first …
Force India’s Deputy Team Principal Bob Fernley sets his sights on challenging for podium places in 2014 after a fruitful pre-season testing for the Silverstone-based team.
Pictures from the McLaren Mercedes 2014 Formula 1 testing in Bahrain. View the gallery from the second pre-season F1 test here.
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester has rejected Christian Horner’s suggestion that the team’s initial development of Renault’s energy recovery technology has contributed to their current problems.
Lotus says it will be difficult for other teams to copy its twin tusk nose concept, but is confident it is offering an advantage
With just one pre-season test remaining, Paddy Lowe believes the Mercedes-powered teams have emerged as the ones to beat…
Williams has confirmed Susie Wolff will be continuing as the team's Development Driver for 2014 in an expanded role that will see her take to the wheel of the Williams Mercedes FW36 in two FP1 sessions this season.
Pastor Maldonado is confident Lotus are progressing to a position of competitiveness with the E22 despite the car’s belated appearance for pre-season testing.
Kimi Raikkonen says his back feels “much, much better” since he underwent surgery at the end of last season to help ease his long-standing injury
The process of waking up Michael Schumacher from an artificial coma is “unchanged”, his manager said on Monday…
Susie Wolff will take part in two Friday morning practice sessions at grands prix this season after expanding her deal as a Williams development driver
Two of the drivers who completed a race distance in testing last week are expecting fuel consumption to be a challenge for teams next year
Ferrari will focus on race simulations during the final four-day test in Bahrain, according to James Allison…
Should anything go wrong with the new F1 cars, Pat Fry has revealed the teams need twice as long to fix the problems as they did in previous seasons…
Kimi Raikkonen reckons fans will have to wait until the Australian GP to have even an inclination of this year’s pecking order….
Susie Wolff will take part in free practice at two grands prix this coming season, Williams announced on Monday.
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Sepang, 23 February — Here are the highlights of the second race of the weekend’s Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge, held as part of Ferrari Racing Days, run for the first time at the Sepang circuit. The second race saw Australia’s Steve Wyatt emerge victorious in the Trofeo Pirelli category, while Indonesia’s David Tjiptobiantoro did the double by winning the Coppa Shell again.
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It was February. It was cold and icy. It was in the Swiss mountains..
The first winter test session at Bahrain allowed teams to get some valuable tyre data from the new 2014 range of Pirelli tyres. A number of teams were able to complete race simulations, as well as qualifying and pit stop practice, assessing every aspect of tyre usage.
Along with the signature of Brazilian Felipe Nasr as the team's reserve driver, Williams also announced a new partnership agreement with Banco do Brasil, Brazil's largest financial institution.
Following the first test at Jerez, Mercedes can again be satisfied after showing strong pace and solid reliability at the first 4 days of testing at Bahrain.
Lotus Technical Director Nick Chester says he can see no reason why they can’t be the leading Renault-powered team at the start of the season, after an encouraging debut for the E22 in Bahrain.
Lotus thinks it could be the fastest Renault team at the start of the season, despite skipping the first test in Jerez
Mercedes chief Paddy Lowe has acknowledged the open secret of pre-season testing: with the new F1 season just three weeks away, the four-Mercedes powered teams are ahead of the field.
Although Renault are not where they wanted to be after the second test, Rob White is confident they have taken “several” steps forward…
The Caterham Formula 1 team didn’t win a single Grand Prix point in 2013. But rule changes and 800 channels of data mean they could soon be climbing the leaderboard
Nico Rosberg has urged Mercedes not to get carried away despite his blistering pace on the final day in Bahrain…
A far from satisfactory day, with only a few laps completed as the STR9 suffered several teething problems. With very little track time, the team also focussed on pit stop practice and other procedures…Read Article
Following the announcement of joining Williams as reserve driver, Felipe Nasr was immediately in the cockpit today, completing 87 valuable laps and making a good impression on the team.
Despite becoming Renault's most productive team during this test, Caterham have ended the first 4 days of Bahrain testing with completing just 21 laps due to an electronics issue.
The final day of the first of two pre-season tests in Bahrain saw Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo post 15 laps as the team's running was hampered by issues discovered during the morning session.
Renault's deputy managing director Rob White explains the state of matters for the Renault drivetrains, saying they are on the right track, but still considerably behind schedule.
It turned out to be a disappointing day for Toro Rosso with only 19 laps completed as the STR9 suffered several teething problems. With very little track time, the team also focussed on pit stop practice and other procedures.
The second pre-season test came to an end today and left Sauber frustrated by the lack of running on this final day. An internal chassis issue forced the team to make a lengthy monocoque change, limiting Adrian Sutil to a mere 7 laps.
Sergio Perez was again behind the wheel of the VJM07 today as Sahara Force India concluded its first week of testing in Bahrain, doing just 19 laps as progress was hampered by a drivetrain issue.
Lotus is confident it's on the right track as Pastor Maldonado completed the final day of the first of two four-day tests at the Bahrain International Circuit with 59 timed laps completed and a best lap time of 1min 38.707secs.
Kimi Raikkonen said his spin on the final day of testing was “not the end of the word” as he brushed off the accident that saw him finish the session in the barrier
• Rosberg’s time was 1.627sec faster than his rivals• Red Bull six seconds behind Mercedes in BahrainThere are many wise judges tipping Nico Rosberg to break Sebastian Vettel’s …
Completing his first test for Lotus F1 Team, Pastor Maldonado shares his thoughts on his new team, the E22 and progress so far. Follow @Lotus_F1Team How was your day?
Kimi Raikkonen admitted it was his fault he spun into the barriers during the final minutes of Day Four the first Bahrain test.
Kimi Raikkonen admitted it was his fault he spun into the barriers during the final minutes of Day Four the first Bahrain test.
Renault has admitted it is now at a point with its V6 turbo power unit that it had hoped to be at midway through the Jerez test after another week for its customers in Bahrain
Kimi Raikkonen has downplayed the crash that brought an end to Saturday’s action in Bahrain, saying it didn’t cost the team much time…
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Sepang, 22 February — Heres the footage of the first race of the Asia Pacific Ferrari Challenge, staged as part of the first ever Ferrari Racing Days held in Malaysia. The race was part of a track programme that also included the excitement of the Formula 1 Clienti cars, overseen by Scuderia Ferrari test driver Marc Gene and the cars from the XX programmes.
Red Bull Racing’s pre-season troubles continued in Bahrain on Saturday where Daniel Ricciardo covered just 15 laps…