Saturday, 23 Feb 2019
Author: F1 News

Gasly on Honda performance gains: ‘You can feel it!’

©RedBull <!– –> Red Bull Racing’s Pierre Gasly – with a year of Honda experience under his belt – says the Japanese manufacturer’s claimed progress over the winter has been real. The Red Bull camp ramped up at the start of the year its expectations regarding its new engine supplier, contending that Honda’s power unit […]

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Ferrari tops engine mileage in testing – Honda next best

© XPB  <!– –> Ferrari’s power unit logged in the most laps in Week 1 of pre-season testing, but while Mercedes should have been a close contender for second, that runner-up spot went to Honda. The Italian engine’s tally, which came in at 6,931 kilometers over the course of the first four-day test, was delivered by […]

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Bottas: Irregular ‘massive balance issues’ impacting Mercedes

©Mercedes <!– –> Things were far from perfect for Mercedes in the first week of pre-season testing as the team struggled with an inconsistently handling W10 according to Valtteri Bottas. The German team headed the lap count in Barcelona but relative to its arch-rival Ferrari, Mercedes’ performance level was a notch below the Scuderia’s. Both […]

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McLaren team members treated for burns after garage fire

©McLaren <!– –> Three members of the McLaren team were treated for minor burns and released after a small fire broke out in the outfit’s garage in Barcelona on Friday. McLaren was running its MCL34 today at the Circuit de Catalunya as it conducted a filming day, along with the Williams and Racing Point teams. […]

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Toro Rosso applauds rookie Albon for ‘fantastic approach’

©ToroRosso <!– –> Toro Rosso deputy tech chief Jody Errington heaped praise on Alexander Albon, insisting the rookie followed a “fantastic approach” and exceeded the team’s expectations on his F1 debut this week in Barcelona. A young novice who enters pre-season testing without any F1 experience is practically unheard of in this day and age […]

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Performance gap between tyres in-line with Pirelli expectations

© XPB  <!– –> After the first week of pre-season testing, Formula 1 tyre supplier Pirelli views the performance gap between its five different compounds as being in line with the company’s expectations. Teams will have three dry weather compounds at their disposal on race weekends this year, but Pirelli has made its full range available […]

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McLaren reveals start date for James Key

©ToroRosso <!– –> McLaren and Toro Rosso have reached an agreement to settle the position of the Woking team’s new technical director James Key. The British engineer who had been working at Toro Rosso since 2012 will begin working for McLaren on March 25 2019. Along with McLaren’s new managing director Andreas Seidl, Key will […]

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Perez explains Racing Point’s low mileage in Barcelona

©RacingPoint <!– –> A shortage of spare parts prevented Racing Point from extending its mileage in F1’s first week of pre-season testing revealed Sergio Perez. With the exception of Williams who only sprung into action on Wednesday afternoon, Racing Point completed the least number of laps this week at the Circuit de Catalunya. Perez and […]

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With Calderon, Formula 2 gets its first female racer!

. <!– –> Tatiana Calderon will graduate this season to the FIA Formula 2 Championship, becoming the first woman to race in the junior series’ recent era. The 25-year-old Colombian – who is also a development driver in F1 for Alfa Romeo/Sauber – completes the BWT Arden line-up that will also include 2018 GP3 champion […]

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