If ever there was a case study of how quickly things can change in F1, it is the Williams team. They won the Spanish Grand Prix in May 2012, failed to get a podium for the rest of the season, then had a dismal 2013 with only 5 points scored (four of them in the penultimate race). Now the signs are that Williams is going through a renaissance; the team has the right hybrid turbo power plant in Mercedes and it’s announced a series of sponsors in recent days with an even bigger one to come on March 6
Williams have signed Brazilian Felipe Nasr to the position of Test and Reserve Driver for the 2014 season. In this role Felipe will attend all Grands Prix during the 2014 season and take to the wheel of the Williams Mercedes FW36 in three tests and five FP1 sessions. This will be combined with factory based work in the team's simulator to support the continued development of the team's cars.
Mercedes-Benz engines continue to lead the way in the testing in Bahrain, with the fastest time of the third day of testing going to Lewis Hamilton, who completed 67 laps with a best of 1m34.263s. He was seven-tenths up on McLaren’s Jenson Button, but the latter completed 103 laps, for a best of 1m34.976s. He […]
Lewis Hamilton recorded the fastest lap of the week as he sent Mercedes to the top of the timesheets on the third day of pre-season testing at Sakhir. The 2008 world champion leapt to the head of the field during Friday’s morning session, with McLaren’s Jenson Button the only driver to come close to matching Hamilton’s furious pace
Having enjoyed a reliable test Jerez, Mercedes have begun varying aerodynamic parts and verify performance, rather than only reliability. Mercedes appear to have had a very close look at Red Bull's rear end packaging during its few outings at Jerez as the team have introduced new bodywork around the exhaust.
Technical problems meant that Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg brought out the red flags twice in Thursday’s test session in Bahrain. But, as the German explains, it’s far better for Mercedes to have problems in pre-season testing than when the real action gets underway in Australia in March
Kevin Magnussen posted the fastest time of the second day of testing in Bahrain as Mercedes-powered teams once again set the pace. The McLaren rookie’s best time was set late in the afternoon on the super-soft Pirelli tyres. The Dane’s late run dropped yesterday’s fastest man Nico Hullkenberg to second on today’s timesheet