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Drivers unhappy with weight rules
February 29, 2016 (22:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Toro Rossos two youngsters Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen cannot hide their disappointment about constraints F1 drivers have to follow in a bid to keep their weight at minimum. They cannot accept the extremities of their diets. More...
Pirelli satisfied with ultrasoft track debut
February 29, 2016 (22:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Red Bull and Ferrari gave Pirelli's brand new ultrasoft compound its debut in Barcelona last week, even though the track doesn't really suit the super soft tyre, due to its high speed nature, as well as its fairly abrasive track surface. The company however claimed the results were up to expectations. More...
Sauber release first images of new Ferrari-powered C35
February 29, 2016 (15:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Ahead of tomorrow's track debut, the Sauber F1 Team have today released the first pictures of their new car, named Sauber C35. The team aims to make a solid improvements after a difficult campaign in which the team scored just 36 points. More...
Raikkonen tops final day of first test at Barcelona
February 25, 2016 (19:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The fourth day of testing at Circuit de Catalunya ended with Kimi Raikkonen on top of the timesheet, the result of a laptime set late in the morning session using the ultra soft tyres. Raikkonen was however much less active in the afternoon, as more cooling issues popped up on the SF16-H. More...
Raikkonen fastest as water leak sidelines Alonso
February 25, 2016 (13:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Kimi Raikkonen set the fastest time of the morning session, and probably of the day, as he completed a number of quick laps on Pirelli's ultra soft tyres just before the lunch break. The Finn could likely go even faster, but got held up by Kvyat on his second lap. More...
Reliability issues surface on third day of testing
February 24, 2016 (18:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The afternoon session of the third day of testing at Barcelona revealed some reliability issues for some team, maybe somewhat unexpected given the impressive total amount of laps that the teams managed to complete on Tuesday. More...
F1 to introduce new qualifying format, wider car regulations principally agreed
February 24, 2016 (16:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Meetings of the F1 Strategy Group and the F1 Commission were held yesterday in Geneva, resulting in the approval of a modified qualifying format for the sport, possibly in time for the start of the 2016 season. However, while the FIA said 'constructive proposals were agreed' , the bodywork regulations for 2017 have not been finalised just yet. More...
Hulkenberg ahead as Ferrari hit trouble
February 24, 2016 (14:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Nico Hulkenberg topped the times in the first 4 hours of testing on Day 3 at Barcelona. The German who ran the team's VJM09 for the first time completed 37 laps, albeit by far not as quick as the laptimes seen yesterday. More...
We need time to mature the package - Alonso
February 24, 2016 (11:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Fernando Alonso had his first run in McLaren's new MP4-31 on Tuesday, even though he admitted it wasn't really such a pleasant experience. He did however underline that the team's reliability so far has been very pleasing, enabling him to complete 119 laps. More...
Vettel tops timesheet on second day of testing at Barcelona
February 23, 2016 (18:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Sebastian Vettel topped the times on the second day of testing at Circuit de Catalunya, Barcelona. His time set just on Pirelli's new ultra-softs before noon remained best as teams focused on longer runs in the afternoon. More...
Vettel smashes pole time with ultra-soft tyres
February 23, 2016 (13:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Sebastian Vettel proved fastest once again in the morning session on day 2 of pre-season testing at Barcelona. Along with Ricciardo, he also debuted Pirelli's new ultra soft tyre compound that is available this season but basically unsuited for more than 3 laps around Circuit de Catalunya. More...
Vettel tops first day of testing at Barcelona
February 22, 2016 (18:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The times at the top of the leaderboard haven't changed since noon, meaning that Sebastian Vettel ends the first day of testing on top. The German completed 69 laps and proved nearly half a second faster than reigning World Champion Lewis Hamilton. More...
Mercedes delighted with the first outing
February 22, 2016 (16:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Mercedes' new challanger for the 2016 season debuted on Friday as the team tried it in Silverstone for the very first time. The team was happy at the end of the day as they did not encounter serious problems. More...
Verstappen vows to keep fighting
February 22, 2016 (15:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Dutch sensation Max Verstappen gained lots of praises in his first F1 season. The son of former racing driver Jos Verstappen was not only fast, but showed many spectacular overtaking manoeuvres all through the year. More...
Testing kicks off at Barcelona
February 22, 2016 (13:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The 2016 episode of Formula One history has officially kicked off this morning with pre-season testing getting underway at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Following a number of unveilings, Mercedes and Toro Rosso were the first to hit the track for an installation lap. More...
Sahara Force India presents VJM09 in pitlane
February 22, 2016 (09:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
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 teams development driver, Alfonso Celis, as they posed for photos in front of the worlds media ahead of the start of the teams winter testing programme. More...
Red Bull release studio shots of new RB12
February 22, 2016 (08:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Ahead of the Red Bull Racing-TAG Heuer RB12 making its track debut at the first pre-season test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain, images of the car have been made available by Red Bull Racing. The team claims the car features "a host of improvements" based on the lessons learned from 2015. More...
Haas reveals images of VF16 as Grosjean debuts it on track
February 21, 2016 (21:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The new Haas F1 Team have unveiled their first ever Formula One car, named the VF16. The car broker cover via social media, following which it was immediately taken for an installation lap around Circuit de Catalunya by Romain Grosjean. More elaborate testing will start on Monday as F1's winter test sessions begin. More...
Q+A with Mercedes' Paddy Lowe
February 21, 2016 (18:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
On the back of Mercedes' unveiling of their new F1 W07, the team's technical director Paddy Lowe talks car improvements and explains what have been the major points of focus, given the team's previous car was already a very dominant machine. More...
Mercedes reveals shots of new F1 W07 Hybrid
February 21, 2016 (10:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Mercedes AMG F1 have revealed studio shots of their 2016 Formula One car, named F1 W07 Hybrid. The car will once again be driven by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and be powered with Mercedes powerful PU106C engine. More...
McLaren appoints Honda protégé as test driver
February 21, 2016 (09:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
McLaren Honda have appointed Honda protege Nobuharu Matsushita as the team's new test and development driver, meaning he will be the team's second officially named test driver, alongside Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne. More...
New McLaren MP4-31 photo leaked hours ahead of launch
February 21, 2016 (07:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
An image of the brand new McLaren Honda MP4-31 got leaked over the internet, 4 hours ahead of the car's official online launch. The car is set to raise McLaren back to a competitive level after a troublesome first year of partnership with engine supplier Honda. More...
Ferrari reveals SF16-H
February 19, 2016 (15:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Ferrari revealed its 2016 contender, the SF16-H in an online event. The car features extensive changes over its predecessor, the SF15-T. The online event featured no attendees, with just the team's principals and the 2 drivers, along with the 10 winners of the readysetred contest asking each a question. More...
Williams unveils new FW38
February 19, 2016 (12:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The new Williams Mercedes FW38 was unveiled today ahead of the first pre-season test in Barcelona, Spain next week. Once again, and for the third successive season, the red, white and blue stripes of Williams' Martini colours will feature on the new contender. The team immediately warned however that the car will change considerable during testing and for the first race. More...
Red Bull Racing reveals new livery
February 17, 2016 (19:46) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Red Bull revealed this evening their 2016 livery at a team presentation in London. It used its 2015 contender, the RB11, as means to present the livery. More...
Mercedes fire-up shows three exhaust pipes on 2016 car
February 16, 2016 (12:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
In a video clip released by Mercedes AMG, a view on the exhaust pipes has shown the team's new exhaust layout for 2016, featuring one main exhaust pipe and two smaller wastegate tailpipes. More...
Manor confirms Wehrlein as race driver
February 10, 2016 (12:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Manor Racing have finally confirmed their first racing driver for 2016, appointing Mercedes-linked Pascal Wehrlein the first of their two available seats for the 2016 Formula One season. More...
Newey laments F1 manufacturer politics
February 08, 2016 (13:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
On the back of the confirmation that Formula One's engine token system is set to be scrapped in 2017, designer Adrian Newey is lamenting the political games that manufacturers are playing to put the regulations to their hands. More...
Mercedes hits 900bhp with more improvements coming up
February 08, 2016 (12:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Mercedes' Andy Cowell has confirmed that the team's engine facility at Brixworth have managed to hit 900bhp with their hybrid 1.6l turbo V6 Formula One engine. Even more so, Cowell is adamant that the limit is far from being reached. More...
Renault officially launches F1 team and new R.S.16 race car
February 03, 2016 (15:16) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Renault has embarqued on a new motorsport future, unveiling its new brand structure, seperated between Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing. At the core of the racing activities will be the newly-created Renault Sport Formula One Team. More...
Honda sheds light on 2015 tensions with McLaren
February 02, 2016 (22:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Honda's Formula One Chief, Yasuhisha Arai has revealed some of the reasons why tensions arose with McLaren, once it was obvious that the performance of the Honda engine was below expectations. More...
Williams fires up 2016 car at factory
February 02, 2016 (21:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Williams F1 have announced via twitter that they managed to fire up their new car, named FW38 without fault at their headquarters in Grove, UK. The early fire-up will give the team confidence as it appears to be well ahead of schedule for the first tests. More...
F1 set for further meetings as 2017 rules remain undecided
January 31, 2016 (23:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Formula 1 plans further meetings over the course of February as the leading motorsport category is set to go through a significant technical overhaul in 2017. More...
Siemens set to buy CFD supplier CD-adapco
January 26, 2016 (13:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Siemens and CD-adapco have entered into a stock purchase agreement for the acquisition of CD-adapco by Siemens for the amount of $970 million. CD-adapco is widely known for its Fluid Dynamics and Solid Mechanics software widely used among Formula One teams. More...
Fry joins Manor as engineering consultant
January 25, 2016 (15:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
As part of its continuing build up to put in a stronger 2016 campaign, Manor Racing has announced the signing of former Ferrari engineer Pat Fry. The Englishman will join the team to provide engineering consultancy as it gets its 2016 challenge underway. More...
Ricciardo and his Le Mans plans
January 25, 2016 (15:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Australian F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has revealed he had options to compete in the Le Mans 24 hours race last year, but saw his interest blocked by Red Bull Racing. More...
F1 teams agree on power unit cost cap
January 19, 2016 (23:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The current Formula One manufacturers have come to an agreement to reduce the cost of a V6 Hybrid power unit considerably, and ensure that customer teams will not be left without an engine deal. More...
Manor team to stay Manor Racing
January 19, 2016 (20:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
The Manor F1 Team have today announced Manor Racing as their official name for 2016, despite the fact that Manor founder John Booth, along with former team principal Graeme Lowden left the team last year. More...
McLaren reveals Christmas work was needed to get MP4-31 ready
January 18, 2016 (23:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Even though it is no secret that Formula One factories are busy places around the holiday season, McLaren have now revealed how intense its end to 2015 has been as it tried to recover delays in the build programma of the MP4-31. More...
Mercedes doubt Shell improvement claims
January 15, 2016 (12:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Mercedes and its oil partner do not think that petrol and oil could bring such a significant margin as Ferrari and Shell claimed at the end of the season. More...
Tombazis joins Manor as Chief Aerodynamicist
January 15, 2016 (12:15) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Manor have announced the appointment of Nikolas Tombazis, hiring him as their new Chief Aerodynamicist. Tombazis brings with him a vast amount of experience, built up in Formula One since 1992. More...
Formula One reverts to Moët et Chandon champagne
January 14, 2016 (12:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Formula One Management, the company of Bernie Ecclestone, has ended the partnership with Mumm to supply the champagne for the Formula One podium ceremonies, deeming the deal "insufficient". More...
Just three teams to participate in Pirelli wet tyre test
January 12, 2016 (19:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Pirelli have announced that Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren will be the only teams present at their upcoming wet tyre test, set to be organised on January 25 and 26. More...
Magnetti Marelli explain F1 engine sound tweaks for 2016
January 12, 2016 (19:00) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
On the back of the introduction of regulation tweaks to improve the noise of Formula One's modern hybrid V6 engines, Magnetti Marelli's sporting chief explains the reasoning behind it. More...
Philippe Bianchi plans a foundation to help youngsters
December 27, 2015 (14:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Philippe Bianchi, the father of the tragically died Jules Bianchi wants to set up a foundation bearing his son's name to help rising stars in motorsport. More...
Aston Martin says no to Formula 1
December 26, 2015 (12:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer revealed that the British luxury sport car manufacturer decided not to get involved in Formula 1 after having negotiated with Force India. More...
FIA clarifies 2016 'stable' regulations to F1 teams
December 25, 2015 (12:45) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
As the days remaining until the first race of the 2016 campaign are ticking down, some details of the new regulations are about to get finalized. The document containing the final modifications has just been sent to the teams. More...
Räikkönen targets another step forward in 2016
December 25, 2015 (12:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
In 2015 Kimi Rikknen embarked on the second year of his second era at Ferrari. He enjoyed this year along his friend Sebastian Vettel and expects further gains from his team in 2016. More...
Vettel aims to relax at home
December 25, 2015 (12:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
Quadruple world champion Sebastian Vettel revealed that he wishes nothing more then relaxing with his family and friends at home as Formula 1 embarked on its actual winter break. More...
Jenson Button is to break up his marriage
December 25, 2015 (12:30) [ Indexed from F1technical.net ]
F1 world champion Jenson Button looks set to split with his long-time girlfriend and wife Jessica Michibata after the pair got married at the end of 2014. More...

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