Gillette, the world’s leading male grooming brand, is enhancing its collaboration with McLaren Mercedes, one of the most prestigious and successful teams in F1 history. The two brands are extending their partnership to bring to life an innovative marketing campaign focused on Precision Engineering. The partnership covers the Europe, Middle East and Africa.
After experiencing their least competitive showing of the season in Bahrain, Ferrari’s engineering director Pat Fry has said that the team’s short-term priority is to establish themselves as the second-best team in F1 racing – not to catch runaway championship leaders Mercedes. Following the race in Sakhir, in which Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen claimed ninth and tenth places respectively
After a scintillating, breathless race in Bahrain, the F1 community travels east once more for the fourth round of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship. Those involved in the 2014 Formula 1 UBS Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai discuss their prospects for the event
Mercedes have announced that Technical Director Bob Bell is to leave the team. According to the team Bell “resigned his position in December 2013 and will leave the team at the end of November 2014, with the intention of pursuing new challenges outside the company”.
Mercedes has announced that technical director Bob Bell will leave his position at the end of the season. Paddy Lowe, executive director (technical) at the team, will assume Bell’s duties as part of a streamlining of the technical organisation
2014 Bahrain in-season test: April 8-9, 2014 PIRELLI COMPLETES FIRST IN-SEASON TEST USING 2014 CARS CATERHAM, MERCEDES AND WILLIAMS EACH DEVOTE A DAY OF TESTING TO PIRELLI, TRYING OUT TYRES FOR 2015 HAMILTON SETS FASTEST TIME ON NEW PIRELLI EXPERIMENTAL TYRE Sakhir, 9 aprile 2014 – Pirelli has completed the first in-season test using the current 2014 cars: an innovation for this year designed to help the Italian tyre-maker develop suitable tyres for the latest-generation Formula One cars. A total of eight new constructions and six new compounds were tested during the two days: split between Caterham on Tuesday then Mercedes and Williams on Wednesday. Only one variable was tested at a time, so if a new compound was being tested, then the construction would be the current one (and vice versa).
Lewis Hamilton ended the first in-season test of the season almost 1.5 seconds clear of his rivals as Ferrari were forced to call an early halt to their final day with a damaged chassis. Mercedes spent the day tyre testing for Pirelli and Hamilton’s best time came in the morning session when he posted a lap of 1:36.164. That was good enough to stand for the rest of the day, with Toro Rosso’s Jean-Eric Vergne second with a lap of 1:35.557
Lewis Hamilton kept Mercedes on top as the first of this year’s four in-season tests concluded in Bahrain. The Briton finished a comfortable 1.4 seconds clear of the field on the second day, although his best time of 1m 34.136s was set on a development tyre Mercedes having agreed to dedicate the day exclusively to compound work for Pirelli