25 February


2016 Barcelona Test, Day Four


25 February 2016

Kevin Magnussen concluded the final day of the first pre-season test for Renault Sport Formula One Team by completing a bumper 153 laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Kevin set the day’s fourth fastest time – a 1min 25.263secs – as well as completing the greatest amount of laps. [Read More!]
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Pre-season Tests – Barcelona 1


Montmelò, February 25, 2016.
Paul Hembery, Pirelli Motorsport Director: “There are not too many conclusions you can read into the first test of the season, as teams are all trying different things with different specifications of car, making it quite hard to interpret from the outside the characteristics of each tyre. However, from the inside, all the data we have seen so far indicates that the overall tyre performance is about where we expected it to be, during both longer and shorter runs. Our biggest news was the debut of P Zero Purple ultrasoft tyre, which set the fastest time of the test and provided the extra performance we had aimed for, even though Barcelona is not the type of circuit it is particularly suited to.”
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Manor Racing concludes four day test with MRT05


POSITIVE DEBUT
Focus on validation and reliability. Mileage tally reaches 1182km.
Barcelona Test 1 - Day 4
25 February 2016
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Manor Racing signed off on a positive debut test with the new MRT05 today. The team completed just shy of a race distance each day, with the total mileage tally reaching 1182km. Rio Haryanto was back in the cockpit for a second day and although his programme was cut short by a spin and resulting car damage, he completed 51 laps to end the day 11th of 12 runners. His best time was a 1:28.266. [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test 1 – Day 4


25.02.16
Driver: Felipe Massa
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 20ºC / 28ºC [Read More!]
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PRE-SEASON TEST #1, BARCELONA – DAY FOUR


Thursday 25 February 2016

Driver: Daniil Kvyat
Car: RB12
Laps: 96
Best time: 1:24.293
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: K. Räikkönen (1:23.477) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Report, 25 February 2016


Alfonso Celis was back behind the wheel of the VJM09 in Barcelona today as the team concluded its opening pre-season test session. The Mexican completed 75 laps with a best time of 1.24.840.

Chassis: VJM09-02
Laps: 75 laps
Mileage: 349 km
Best lap: 1:24.840 (P3) [Read More!]
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Test one in Barcelona – Day four


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Felipe Nasr
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry;
air 9° – 20°C, track 11° – 27°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 121 laps, 563.255 km
Fastest lap: 1:26.053 min (P6, soft tyres) [Read More!]
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2016 Barcelona Test One – Day Four


Barcelona , Feb 25, 2016
Lewis and Nico wrap up successful opening week for the F1 W07 Hybrid
MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS concluded the opening pre-season test of the 2016 season today at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton at the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid in the morning and Nico Rosberg in the cockpit during the afternoon.
Lewis emerged for his first run at 09:05, completing 99 laps before the hour-long lunch break at 13:00. Nico completed a further 86 laps in the afternoon - finishing for the day at 17:50 [Read More!]
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Red Bull Racing and AT&T Strengthen the Connection


Thursday 25 February 2016
Innovation Partner relationship extends and expands

Red Bull Racing is very pleased to announce the extension and expansion of its relationship with innovation partner AT&T, the global integrated communications and entertainment company. Within the new multi-year agreement, AT&T will continue to provide Red Bull Racing with global network and connectivity services. The new AT&T logo will be prominently displayed on the rear wing of the RB12 and on the drivers’ racing overalls. [Read More!]
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24 February


Barcelona Test No. 1: Day 3 Recap


Feb 24, 2016
Location: Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Layout: 4.655-kilometer (2.89-mile), 16-turn circuit
Driver: Romain Grosjean
Laps Completed: 82
Distance Completed: 381.71 kilometers (237.18 miles)
Best Lap Time: 1:25.874 (second overall)
Fastest Lap: 1:23.110 by Nico Hulkenberg (Force India)
Most Laps: 161 by Carlos Sainz (Toro Rosso) [Read More!]
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Rio Haryanto puts Indonesia firmly on the F1 map.


FLYING THE FLAG
February 24, 2016
“Happy and proud” as he gets first taste of the MRT05. 78 laps completed

Barcelona Test 1 – Day 3
24 February 2016
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test One - Day Three


24 February 2016, Barcelona
Lewis and Nico double up on day three in Barcelona

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers: Nico Rosberg (AM), Lewis Hamilton (PM)
No of Laps: 74 (NR), 88 (LH), 162 (Total)
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: 344 km (NR), 410 km (LH), 754 km (Total)
Best Lap Time: 1:26.084 (NR), 1:26.421 (LH) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Report, 24 February 2016


Day three in Barcelona saw Nico Hulkenberg top the timesheets during his first day of work in the VJM09. Nico covered 99 laps with a best lap of 1:23.110.

Chassis: VJM09-02
Laps: 99 laps
Mileage: 461 km
Best lap: 1:23.110 (P1) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test 1 – Day 3


24.02.16
Driver: Felipe Massa
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 19ºC / 25ºC
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Test one in Barcelona – Day three


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Felipe Nasr
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry;
air 9° – 18°C, track 10° – 25°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 115 laps, 535.325 km
Fastest lap: 1:26.392 min (P7, soft tyres) [Read More!]
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PRE-SEASON TEST #1, BARCELONA – DAY THREE


Wednesday 24 February 2016
Driver: Daniil Kvyat
Car: RB12
Laps: 74
Best time: 1:26.497
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: N. Hulkenberg (1:23.110) [Read More!]
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TESTING AT MONTMELÒ – 24 FEBRUARY 2016


T1 testing at Montmelò - 24 February 2016
Kimi Raikkonen: “The atmosphere in the team is quite nice even if, honestly, we’re still working on different things and still find something new to work on, but I am sure it’s going to be a better car than last year’s. There are always small changes between one car and another, they are never the same. We had improvements in many areas from the past season. These are early days, especially for me with this car. We are happy so far, even if we know that there are still a lot of things to do. There were tricky things and it takes time to fix them. It was painful losing time today, but we always try to do our best. There are always mistakes but we always want to improve and learn from them.”
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2016 Barcelona Test, Day Three


24 February 2016
Kevin Magnussen made his Renault Sport Formula One Team debut on the third day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya completing 111 laps with a best time of 1min 26.014secs, the fourth fastest of the day. [Read More!]
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 3


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Driver: Carlos Sainz
Car: STR11-02
Laps: 161
Best time: 1:26.239 [Read More!]
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23 February


2016 Barcelona Test, Day Two


23 February 2016
Renault Sport Formula One Team completed its second day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Jolyon Palmer at the wheel of the R.S.16. Jolyon completed 42 laps with a best time of 1min 26.189secs. [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test No. 1: Day 2 Recap


Feb 23, 2016
Location: Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Layout: 4.655-kilometer (2.89-mile), 16-turn circuit
Driver: Esteban Gutiérrez
Laps Completed: 79
Distance Completed: 367.745 kilometers (228.51 miles)
Best Lap Time: 1:25.524
Fastest Lap: 1:22.810 by Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari)
Most Laps: 172 by Nico Rosberg (Mercedes) [Read More!]
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 2


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Driver: Max Verstappen
Car: STR11-02
Laps: 121
Best time: 1:26.539 [Read More!]
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TESTING AT MONTMELÒ – 23 FEBRUARY 2016


T1 testing at Montmelò - 23 February 2016
Sebastian Vettel: “So far the first thing that matters is that the car is reacting and doing what I asked for. Now obviously it is crucial that Kimi has a similar impression. About the engine, I can say it is nice to have a bit more sound coming back, it is still not as loud as it could or should be but it is a lot better than it was, now sounds a bit more like Formula 1. We worked on a lot of things, it’s a brand new car, which means there are a lot of new bits and things are in a different place. We tried to understand how the car reacts, obviously we had an idea and certain expectation, but when you run the car on track it is always a bit different, you are then dealing with temperatures, cooling etc. Sometimes you have to stop a bit longer than necessary or than you really want, just to check, other times the driver goes off track, like I did this morning. But these things happen. Overall we are happy, but we know that we need now a lot of mileage, so there is a lot of work ahead of us.”
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Looking Good.


Pascal is P8 of 11. 71 laps completed. Development mileage tally reaches 582 km

Barcelona Test 1 - Day 2
23 February 2016
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Pascal Wehrlein brought his Manor Racing debut to an encouraging conclusion in Barcelona today, pounding out the mileage in the MRT05 to end the day P8 of 11. His best time was a 1:25.925. [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test 1 – Day 2


23.02.16

Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 20ºC / 27ºC
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Barcelona Test One - Day Two


23 February 2016, Barcelona
Nico and the F1 W07 hit new Hybrid heights on day two in Barcelona

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Driver: Nico Rosberg
No of Laps: 172
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: 801 km
Best Lap Time: 1:24.867 [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Report, 23 February 2016


Sergio Perez completed his first day of work in the VJM09 as he covered 101 laps in Barcelona and set the third fastest time of the day.

Chassis: VJM09-02
Laps: 101 laps
Mileage: 470 km
Best lap: 1:23.650 (P3) [Read More!]
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Test one in Barcelona – Day two


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry;
air 10° – 20°C, track 10° – 22°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 108 laps, 502.740 km
Fastest lap: 1:25.237 min (P5, soft tyres) [Read More!]
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PRE-SEASON TEST #1, BARCELONA – DAY TWO


Tuesday 23 February 2016

Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: RB12
Laps: 112
Best time: 1:23.525
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: S. Vettel (1:22.810) [Read More!]
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22 February


Barcelona Test No. 1: Day 1 Recap


Date: Monday, Feb. 22
Location: Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Layout: 4.655-kilometer (2.89-mile), 16-turn circuit
Driver: Romain Grosjean
Laps Completed: 31
Distance Completed: 144.305 kilometers (89.7 miles)
Best Lap Time: 1:28.399
Fastest Lap: 1:24.939 by Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari)
Most Laps: 156 by Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) [Read More!]
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2016 BARCELONA TEST, DAY ONE


22 FEBRUARY 2016
Renault Sport Formula One Team completed its first day of testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Jolyon Palmer debuting Renault’s first Formula 1 car in over six years. Jolyon completed 37 laps with a fastest lap time of 1min 29.356secs. [Read More!]
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TAKE A BOW


February 22, 2016
Manor Racing’s MRT05 clocks up 260kms of first day mileage. Pascal shines on debut outing.
Barcelona Test One – Day One
22 February 2016

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Manor Racing’s 2016 challenger – the MRT05 – was an out of the box success in today’s opening day of pre-season testing. Making an equally impressive debut was new signing Pascal Wehrlein, who posted 54 laps of reliable running to end the day ninth on the timesheet, ahead of Romain Grosjean and Jolyon Palmer. [Read More!]
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PRE-SEASON TEST #1, BARCELONA – DAY ONE


Monday 22 February 2016
Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: RB12
Laps: 87
Best time: 1:26.044
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: S. Vettel (1:24.939) [Read More!]
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Test one in Barcelona – Day one


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: overcast/sunny and damp/dry, afternoon: sunny and dry;
air 12° – 22°C, track 13° – 25°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C34-04 / Ferrari
Laps today: 88 laps, 409.640 km
Fastest lap: 1:27.555 min (P8, medium tyres) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test One – Day One


22.02.16
Driver: Valtteri Bottas
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 22ºC / 25ºC [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Report, 22 February 2016


Sahara Force India started its pre-season test programme today as the VJM09 made its track debut in the hands of Alfonso Celis, the team’s development driver. The young Mexican completed 58 laps on his way to setting the fifth fastest time of the day. Sergio Perez will take over the cockpit of the VJM09 tomorrow. [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test One - Day One


22 February 2016, Barcelona
Productive opening day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, as Lewis Hamilton racks up the mileage in the new Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid Silver Arrow [Read More!]
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TESTING AT MONTMELÒ – 22 FEBRUARY 2016


Sebastian Vettel: “We had the first proper day of testing today, from which we got a first feeling from the car and the first impression is good, I think the new car is a step forward. I felt confident enough, but we know there is still a lot of work in front of us. For sure there have been changes inside and outside the car. Laps times today are not important at all: they will be in a month’s time at the Australian Grand Prix! It was good to have some laps, I would have liked to have some more but it is natural that when you have something new and things you want to check you are more conscious, so you stop to have a look at them, and unfortunately this all takes time.” [Read More!]
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BARCELONA TEST - DAY 1


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Driver: Carlos Sainz
Car: STR11-02
Laps: 55
Best time: 1:27.180
Phil Charles (Chief Race Engineer) [Read More!]
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MRT05. Dream Racer.


22 February 2016, 08.45 CET
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain

The all-new Manor Racing MRT05 breaks cover this morning at the Circuit de Barcelona in southern Spain. John McQuilliam (Technical Director) and Dave Ryan (Racing Director) give us the heads-up before Pascal Wehrlein takes the car for its first road test. [Read More!]
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Sahara Force India presents the VJM09 in Barcelona



Sahara Force India marked the beginning of its season today as Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez pulled the covers off the VJM09 in Barcelona. They were joined by the team’s development driver, Alfonso Celis, as they posed for photos in front of the world’s media ahead of the start of the team’s winter testing programme.
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2016 FIA Formula One World Championship contender, the Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid, unveiled at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya



MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg today unveiled the eighth Silver Arrow to compete in Formula One – the latest chapter in a racing legacy which began in 1934 for the three-pointed star.
Toto Wolff: “We remain humble, feet on the ground, pushing hard to develop every area”
Lewis Hamilton: “I’ve got to make sure I raise the bar again”
Nico Rosberg: “I’m absolutely focused and determined that this can be my year” [Read More!]
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INTRODUCING THE RB12


22 February 2016

Beyond the striking matte livery unveiled in London last week, the all-new RB12 incorporates a host of improvements based on the lessons learned from the 2015 season. [Read More!]
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20 February


Nobuharu Matsushita Becomes Mclaren-Honda Test And Development Driver


20 FEB
McLaren-Honda is pleased to announce that Nobuharu Matsushita has joined the team as test and development driver.

The Japanese driver will focus on simulator support and engineering work to underline the efforts of our race drivers, Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso, as well as reserve driver Stoffel Vandoorne. [Read More!]
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19 February


Williams Martini Racing Launch the FW38

19.02.16

The new Williams Mercedes FW38 was unveiled today ahead of the first pre-season test in Barcelona, Spain next week.
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18 February


MANOR RACING SIGNS RIO HARYANTO


Indonesian Rio completes race driver line-up
18 February 2016, 09.00 GMT/16.00 WIB Jakarta
Manor Technical Centre, Banbury, UK

Manor Racing has chosen Rio Haryanto for its second race seat, completing a young and hungry 2016 driver line-up.

The 23-year-old’s Formula 1 debut follows success in junior formulae since single-seater racing in 2008. He impressed in each of his three F1 tests and graduates from a robust 2015 season in GP2 Series. [Read More!]
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12 February


Young Stars Flying High in 2016


12 February 2015
Brackley
Mercedes-Benz Junior drivers Pascal Wehrlein and Esteban Ocon to secure Formula One roles for 2016
DTM Champion Pascal Wehrlein will contest debut Grand Prix season with the latest Mercedes-powered partner team, Manor Racing
Reigning GP3 Series Champion Esteban Ocon signs as Third Driver with the newly re-formed Renault Sport F1 Team [Read More!]
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03 February


RENAULT LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE MOTORSPORT PROGRAMME


Guyancourt, France - 3 February 2016

•Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn reveals Renault’s complete motorsport plan.
•Renault Sport will be placed at the heart of the new strategy with two pillars: Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars.
•Renault Sport Racing to include Renault’s extensive racing activities, including the newly-created Renault Sport Formula One Team and Renault e.dams.
•Renault Sport Cars to include the development and commercialisation of the Renault Sport car portfolio.
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02 February


Williams Appoints Gary Paffett as Simulator Driver for 2016


Williams is pleased to announce that Gary Paffett has been appointed as the team’s simulator driver for 2016.

Gary has joined the team for the 2016 season to assist the vehicle science department in developing the Williams Mercedes FW38 at the Williams factory in Grove. He will work closely with the team throughout the year to provide extensive feedback to help the continued development of this year’s car. [Read More!]
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01 February


Nikita Mazepin joins Sahara Force India in development role


Sahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce Nikita Mazepin as a development driver to mark the beginning of a long-term association with the team. The 16-year-old Russian will be immersed in the team as part of an extensive development programme with regular simulator sessions and attendance at various race events during the 2016 season.
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