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2017 BARCELONA FIRST TEST – DAY TWO
Testing, Barcelona | 28/02/2017
“TONIGHT WE WILL CARRY ON OUR HARD WORK TO MAKE FURTHER PROGRESS FOR TOMORROW”
Driver Stoffel Vandoorne
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km/2.892 miles)
Best lap-time 1m25.600s
Barcelona Test One – Day Two
Driver: Lance Stroll
Chassis / Engine: FW40-01 / Mercedes-AMG F1 M08 EQ Power+
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Cool and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 16ºC / 24ºC
PRE-SEASON TEST #1, BARCELONA – DAY TWO
Tuesday 28 February 2017
Driver: Max Verstappen
Best time: 1:22.200
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: K. Raikkonen (1:20.960)
Test one in Barcelona – Day two
It was a challenging second test day for the Sauber F1 Team on the Circuit de Catalunya. Antonio Giovinazzi, who is replacing Pascal Wehrlein during test one, missed the morning session due to power unit issues. Although the engine needed to be changed, the mechanics were able to send the Italian out on track just before the lunch break for an installation lap. In the afternoon Antonio Giovinazzi was able to get familiar with the Sauber C36-Ferrari running 67 laps in total.
BARCELONA TEST 01 – DAY 2
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Driver: Daniil Kvyat
Best time: 1:22.956
Barcelona Test Report, 28 February 2017
Sahara Force India’s Esteban Ocon got his first taste of 2017 machinery as he stepped inside the cockpit of the VJM10 for the second day of testing in Barcelona
Laps: 86 laps
Best lap: 1:22.509 (P5)
2017 Pre-Season Test 1, Day 2
28 February 2017
The W08 stretches its legs, completing its first on-track race simulation of 2017
Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Driver: Lewis Hamilton (AM), Valtteri Bottas (PM)
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Laps Completed: Lewis 66, Valtteri 102, Total 168
Distance Covered: Lewis 307km, Valtteri 475km, Total 782km
Best Lap Time: Lewis 1:20.983, Valtteri 1:22.986
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy, dry, mild
2017 Pre-Season Test, Day Two
28 February 2017
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.17.
Jolyon ran exclusively in the afternoon, completing an installation lap immediately prior to lunch, then running through a complete programme after lunch. His best lap time was a 1min 24.139secs.
Tatiana Calderón becomes Development Driver
The Sauber F1 Team is pleased to announce Tatiana Calderón as a Development Driver for 2017. The 23-year-old started her racing career in karting back in her home country Colombia when she was nine years old. In 2012 Calderón moved to Europe competing in several single seater racing series. To mention one highlight, in 2015 she finished second overall in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000. In 2016 Calderón moved on to the GP3 Series, support race to Formula 1. In addition to becoming a Sauber F1 Team Development Driver, she will compete in the GP3 Series again in 2017.
2017 Pre-Season Test, Day One
27 February 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team completed its first day of pre-season testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with Nico Hülkenberg behind the wheel of the R.S.17.
Nico completed 57 laps of the track, with the R.S.17 running reliably. Car and driver did spend more time than planned in the garage, however, whilst modifications were made to the front brake ducts. Nico ran solely on the medium compound Pirelli tyre, setting a best lap time of 1min 24.784secs. Today was the car’s second track appearance, following a promotional filming day on Saturday February 25, also in Barcelona.
2017 BARCELONA FIRST TEST – DAY ONE
Barcelona | 27/02/2017
Date Monday 27 February 2017
Driver Fernando Alonso
Location Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (4.655km/2.892 miles)
Best lap-time 1m24.852s
Red Bull Racing show off car they hope will win F1 driver and constructor titles.
Red Bull Racing have unveiled their new 2017 contender ahead of the new F1 season - the sleek and powerful RB13.
The new engineering regulations mean that the engineers have been hard at work to ensure the car gives the team a chance to eclipse Mercedes this upcoming season after finishing second in the constructors' race last time out.
Scuderia Toro Rosso launches STR12
Barcelona, 26th February 2017
On the eve of the first day of pre-season testing, Scuderia Toro Rosso revealed its 2017 challenger, the STR12. Drivers Daniil Kvyat and Carlos Sainz unveiled the car, featuring a stunning new livery, in the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit pit lane this evening.
Franz Tost (Team Principal) “For all Formula 1 fans, 2017 should be a year of excitement and uncertainty, as the sport’s technical regulations have undergone one of the biggest changes we have seen in a couple of decades. In simple terms, the cars are wider, longer, lower, faster, noisier and use bigger tyres, promising more grip, higher cornering speeds and hopefully even closer
VF-17 Propels Haas F1 Team Into Second Season
Feb 26, 2017
New Car Embodies Haas Automation’s ‘Bigger, Better, Faster, Lighter’ Mantra
BARCELONA, Spain (Feb. 26, 2017) – Haas F1 Team’s 2017 challenger in the FIA Formula One World Championship, the VF-17, made its official debut today via the organization’s social media platforms and website. It hits the track Monday for the first day of preseason testing at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya.
Williams Reveals FW40 for the New Era of Formula One
The Williams Mercedes FW40 was revealed online today ahead of pre-season testing in Barcelona. This is a precursor to the first pre-season test at the Circuit de Barcelona, where the car will be seen on track for the first time with Felipe Massa behind the wheel on Monday 27th February.
Antonio Giovinazzi will replace Pascal Wehrlein in first pre-season test in Barcelona
Pascal Wehrlein will not be driving during the first pre-season test, taking place from the 27th February to 2nd March 2017 at the Circuit de Catalunya, in Barcelona.
The 63rd single-seater designed and built by Scuderia Ferrari to take part in the Formula 1 World Championship is born out of a regulation change that is without precedent in this category of motor sport. Generally, in the past, regulations went in the direction of slowing down the cars. However, this year, the rule changes go in the opposite direction, meaning the cars have more aerodynamic downforce and more mechanical grip.
ALL-NEW McLAREN-HONDA MCL32 BREAKS COVER
A stunning new colour scheme that harks back to the team’s 1960s roots, a restructure in senior management, a new race driver, and a set of challenging but exciting new technical regulations all frame the genesis of McLaren-Honda’s newest Formula 1 challenger, the MCL32.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport launches W08 EQ Power+, looks ahead with excitement to 2017 challenge
23 February 2017
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport today took the first step on the road to the 2017 Formula One season with the official presentation of the new F1 W08 EQ Power+.
Sahara Force India reveals new look for 2017 season
Sahara Force India launched its 2017 season today offering fans and media their first look at the team’s new car, the VJM10. Silverstone circuit was the venue as Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon pulled back the covers to reveal the team’s dynamic new look including an updated livery and expanded partner portfolio.
Renault Sport Formula One Team launches the R.S.17 in London
21 February 2017
Renault Sport Formula One Team today launched its 2017 challenger, the R.S.17, at a showcase event in front of international media and team partners, in London, England.
Highlighting new partners and sponsors including BP, Castrol and MAPFRE, the launch was also the first public revealing of the new Renault Sport brand identity, designed to provide a stronger link between Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars.
Powered by Renault Sport Racing’s R.E.17 power unit, the R.S.17 has no carry over parts from the R.S.16. The team has worked from a clean sheet of paper to respond to Formula 1’s latest regulations. It is the first Formula 1 car designed from the outset by Renault Sport Racing from its two locations in Enstone, England and Viry-Châtillon, France.
Williams Retains Paul Di Resta as Reserve Driver for 2017
WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING is pleased to announce Paul Di Resta will remain as its official Reserve Driver for the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship season.
Paul made his Formula One debut in 2009 as a test driver with the Force India Formula One Team, after winning the European Formula 3 Championship in 2006. Paul went on to secure the DTM title in 2010 before making his Formula One debut in 2011 with Force India where he spent three seasons with the team, scoring a total of 121 points.
Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda renew contracts with Mercedes to end 2020
Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have agreed to continue their successful partnership of recent years until the end of 2020
New contracts aligned with current FOM commercial agreement
Dr Dieter Zetsche: “This commitment gives our F1 programme important continuity”
Niki Lauda: “Some of my most enjoyable years in Formula One”
Toto Wolff: “Winning is never down to single individuals – it’s about the right group”
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is delighted to announce that Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have signed new contracts which will keep them with the World Champion team until the end of 2020.
The Sauber C36-Ferrari – the anniversary car for the new era
20 February 2017
In 2017 the Sauber F1 Team celebrates another milestone: it is the 25th Formula One season in the teams’ history. Together with its new owner, Longbow Finance S. A., the Sauber F1 Team starts a new era. In the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship the Swiss team will again be competing with driver Marcus Ericsson (SE, 26) and the new arrival Pascal Wehrlein (DE, 22). The official rollout of the new Sauber C36-Ferrari will take place on the occasion of the first winter tests at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona from 27 February to 2 March.
Williams FW40 unveiled
“I WANT TO SEE A CLEAR IMPROVEMENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR” – Q&A WITH JÖRG ZANDER
Since January 2017 Jörg Zander, Technical Director, is back in Hinwil at the Sauber F1 Team headquarter. Time for a first talk.
Jörg, welcome back to Sauber! The first weeks in Hinwil are over, what are the first impressions about the potential and capabilities within the factory? Can you draw a comparison to 2006/2007 yet – your last time at Sauber?