05 March


Pre-season test two: Barcelona, Spain, March 1-4, 2016


“During the final test the teams began to concentrate more on performance and race preparations, with a number of qualifying and race simulations taking place over the four days. The fastest time was again set by the new ultrasoft, which is not ideally suited to the high-energy demands of Barcelona, but nonetheless gave most drivers a taste of the extra performance on offer this year. Of course this is still only testing, held in relatively cool conditions, so the teams will continue to make developments right up to and beyond the first race, which will obviously influence each car’s interaction with the tyres. From our point of view we are satisfied that the performance is within the parameters that we set, both in terms of speed and durability, although the construction as well as four of the compounds – with the exception of the ultrasoft, of course – are the same as last year.
With testing over, we now embark on a season that features the biggest shake-up of the tyre regulations in recent F1 history.”
Paul Hembery, Pirelli motorsport director [Read More!]
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04 March

Barcelona Test Two - Day Four


04 March 2016, Barcelona
Lewis & Nico wrap up successful second week of testing for the F1 W07 Hybrid

Date: Friday 04 March 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers: Lewis Hamilton (AM), Nico Rosberg (PM)
No of Laps: Lewis Hamilton 69, Nico Rosberg 70 [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Report, 4 March 2016


Sahara Force India brought its pre-season testing programme to an end in Barcelona. Sergio Perez set the fourth fastest time of the session, completing 60 laps before an early stoppage.

Chassis: VJM09-02
Laps: 60 laps
Mileage: 279km
Best lap: 1:23.721 (P4)
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PRE-SEASON TEST #2, BARCELONA – DAY FOUR


Friday 4 March 2016

Driver: Daniel Ricciardo
Car: RB12
Laps: 123
Best time: 1:24.427
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: S. Vettel (1:22.852)
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Test two in Barcelona – Day four


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Marcus Ericsson
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry;
air 10° – 17°C, track 11° – 26°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C35-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 132 laps, 614,46 km
Fastest lap: 1:25,031 (P9, soft tyres) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Two – Day Four


04.03.16
Driver: Felipe Massa
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 18ºC / 27ºC [Read More!]
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03 March


Barcelona Test Two - Day Three


03 March 2016, Barcelona
Pre-season setup work continues for Lewis and Nico in Barcelona

Date: Thursday 03 March 2016
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Drivers: Nico Rosberg (AM), Lewis Hamilton (PM)
No of Laps: Nico Rosberg 81, Lewis Hamilton 63
Circuit Length: 4.655 km
Kilometres Covered: Nico Rosberg 377 km, Lewis Hamilton 293 km
Best Lap Time: Nico Rosberg 1:24.126, Lewis Hamilton 1:26.488 [Read More!]
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Test two in Barcelona – Day three


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 kmDriver: Felipe NasrWeather: Morning: sunny and dry/partly cloudy, afternoon: sunny and dry; air 10° – 15°C, track 18° – 31°CChassis / engine: Sauber C35-01 / FerrariLaps today: 116 laps, 539,98 kmFastest lap: 1:24,760 (P6, soft tyres) [Read More!]
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PRE-SEASON TEST #2, BARCELONA – DAY THREE


Thursday 3 March 2016

Driver: Daniil Kvyat
Car: RB12
Laps: 121
Best time: 1:25.141
Circuit length: 4.655km
Fastest Lap: K. Räikkönen (1:22.765) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Report, 3 March 2016


Sahara Force India had another positive day in Barcelona as Nico Hulkenberg completed 137 laps, setting a time of 1:23.251. Sergio Perez will be back in the VJM09 tomorrow for the final day of pre-season testing.

Chassis: VJM09-02
Laps: 137 laps
Mileage: 638km
Best lap: 1:23.251 (P3) [Read More!]
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Barcelona Test Two – Day Three


03.03.16

Driver: Felipe Massa
Chassis / Engine: FW38-02 / PU106C Hybrid
Location: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, 4.655km
Weather: Warm and Dry
Maximum air & track temps: 18ºC / 28ºC [Read More!]
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02 March


Barcelona Test Two - Day Two


02 March 2016, Barcelona
Lewis and Nico continue to double up on day two in Barcelona [Read More!]
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01 March


Test two in Barcelona – Day one


Circuit: Circuit de Catalunya / 4.655 km
Driver: Felipe Nasr
Weather: Morning: sunny and dry, afternoon: sunny and dry;air 7° – 20°C, track 10° – 29°C
Chassis / engine: Sauber C35-01 / Ferrari
Laps today: 103 laps, 479.465 km
Fastest lap: 1:25.493 min (P9, soft tyres)
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Barcelona Test Two - Day One


01 March 2016, Barcelona
Productive opening day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continue to rack up the mileage in the new Mercedes-Benz F1 W07 Hybrid Silver Arrow [Read More!]
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