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Today, at 1100 Moscow time in Barcelona started the second day of the first pre-season tests of Formula 1.The participants of the second day of tests in BarcelonaMercedes Nico Ferrari Sebastian McLaren Fernando Alonsotegi Rosso Max Red Bull Daniel Williams Valtteri Force India Sergio Renault Jolyon Sauber Marcus Ericssonlabs Pascal Verlaine Esteban Gutierrez.
Sebastian Vettel showed the best time on the first day of pre-season tests Formula 1 in Barcelona. The second was defending champion Lewis Hamilton. The third time Daniel ricciardo.Most of all circles drove Lewis.1. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 124.939 69 laps2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 125.409 1553. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 126.044 854. Valtteri Bottas Williams 126.091 785. Alfonso Celis Force India 126.298 556. Jenson Button McLaren 126.735 787. Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso Scuderia 127.180 558. Marcus Ericsson Sauber 127.555 889. Pascal Wehrlein Manor 128.292 54.10. Romain Grosjean Haas 128.399 3111. Jolyon Palmer Renault F1 129.356 36.
In Barcelona ended the morning of the first day of pre-season tests Formula 1, which resulted in the best lap time showed Sebastian Vettel.Formula 1. Barcelona. February 22. Tests.1. Sebastian Vettel Scuderia Ferrari 124.939 36 laps2. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 125.409 643. Valtteri Bottas Williams 126.091 414. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull Racing 126.704 205. Carlos Sainz Jr Toro Rosso Scuderia 127.180 356. Jenson Button McLaren 127.691 337. Marcus Ericsson Sauber 128.165 368. Romain Grosjean Haas 128.399 139. Alfonso Celis Force India 129.668 1910. Jolyon Palmer Renault F1 131.351 1511. Pascal Wehrlein Manor 135.637 6.
Today, February 22, at 1100 Moscow time in Barcelona Spain starts the first day of the first pre-season tests of Formula 1. The participation must take all 11 teams of the championship, but Sauber will use last year's car.SCHEDULE Gontovaya 22/02 23/02 24/02 25/02Mercedes L. Hamilton N. Rosberg L. Hamilton N. Ferrari S. Vettel Vettel S. Rikknen K. K. Williams V. Bottas Bottas V. F. Massa F. Red Bull D. Ricciardo D. Ricciardo D. Kvyat D. Force India A. S. Celis Perez Perez/Hulkenberg N. Renault D. Palmer D. Palmer K.Magnussen K. Magnussen Rosso K. M. Sainz Verstappen Sainz M. K. Sauber M. Erickson M. Erickson, F., Nasr F. McLaren J. button F. Alonso J. button F. Alancomp P. Wehrlein Wehrlein P. R. R. Haryanto Mariantonia R. Grosjean Gutierrez E. Grosjean, R. E. Galleriesgay can be adjusted.
Today McLaren Honda has presented a new car MP4-31 earlier in social networks appeared a photo of the new car, and a video about it.Pilots and representatives of commands with cautious optimism and with great hope for success talk about a new chassis.The car has upgraded powerplant Honda RA616H, and the designers emphasize that it embodies quite a few completely new solutions.In particular, the head of Motorsport Honda Yasuhisa Arai said "We have made changes to the compressor and other devices of the power plant, making last year's concept is more Mature. We will focus on the balance of the car with the new chassis and the new power unit, particularly in ERS, during the pre-season tests.We don't know his position until the end of the two sessions of tests, but we are waiting to return to the track, collecting data and information for engineers to prepare for the Melbourne and further stages".
Team Haas announced that her debut, the machine has successfully passed the mandatory crash tests FIA.The presentation of the new plan to spend on February 21, the day before the start of pre-season tests in Barcelona. Earlier the team announced that its pilots will become Roman Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez. Main technical partner of Ferrari.
Team Haas plans to present its car on February 21, the day before the start of pre-season tests.Gnther Steiner, the head of Haas "the Work with the machine on track. Now begins the production cycle. Now we need to make sure that everything will be ready to begin assembling the machine.All development work came to an end, and about 7-8 of January, we plan to conduct crash tests. And the day before the start of tests we will make a presentation".As to the coloring of the machine, then, according to Steiner, the decision is still pending. Previously, the team posted a photo of the workout pit stop where the car is mostly black in color.
The crew of the Russian team SMP Racing has won the World championship endurance racing FIA WEC. Viktor Shaitar, Andrea Bertolini and Aleksey Basov, leaning on the Ferrari F458 Italia 72, won the titles of world Champions in the LMGTE Am class at the final race in Bahrain.Throughout the season the crew the Russians were the leaders in their category. Three wins in America, Germany and, for the first time in history "24 hours of Le Mans", demonstrated the attitude of the Russian crew. Of the eight stages of the machine is 72 seven times came to the podium.However, until the last race of the season in the championship the intrigue was there the title of best in class LMGTE Am also challenged the team AF Corse at number 83. But with the advantage of 19 points in Bahrain Russians was just enough to finish successfully, which they did, finishing the race in fifth position."In this category we have the fastest platinum, silver and bronze drivers, - said the sport Director of SMP Racing's Sergey Zlobin. - Today the guys didn't win the race only because it was setting just to finish, no risk. Let us forgive, but the title of Champions today was more important than the podium in the race. Although if you look at the time, and Bass and Shaitar were the fastest on the circle, when it was possible. Thank you all for our entire team, Boris Romanovich Rotenberg, we met the expectations".Note, the Russian team SMP Racing for the second year in a row won the title of champion in the FIA WEC. In 2014, the car team with 27 became the world champion in the LMP2 class, and the pilot and sport Director of SMP Racing's Sergey Zlobin won the world championship in personal offset. And now in 2015 another win for SMP Racing, now in LMGTE Am.In another class, LMGTE Pro, the silver medal went to the crew of 51 Ferrari, acting in partnership with SMP Racing. The factory team car was piloted by Gianmaria Bruni and Toni the following sports clubs are located. When he came to the finish second in the race, the drivers also earned second place in the final table championship in its category.Also in the final race of the FIA WEC in Bahrain took part prototype BR01 running pilots SMP Racing Mikhail Alyoshin, Nicolas Minassian and David Markozov. On these cars the LMP2 class of the Russian company "BR Engineering" team SMP Racing will perform in the FIA WEC in 2016. This season the car has held four races in the European series of Le Mans, where three times he finished in the top three, also participated in the marathon "24 hours of Le Mans", showing excellent speed, handling and reliability.Our prototypes in many respects not inferior to anyone - continued Sergey Zlobin. But the fact that teams have had preseason tests with the same tyres on which they were driving and then all season. We have pre-season tests, and we came out on the Dunlop tires only the second race so that the settings were not the optimum. But the potential of the prototype BR01 huge. Note that the car was not a technical assemblies not once in the entire season. And this is the first of what we have achieved reliability. The second is the speed. And now we need to achieve stability and to start winning.Season calendar 2016 World championship endurance races16.04.2016 - 6 Hours of Silverstone06.05.2016 - 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps18.06.2015 - 24 Hours Le Mans23.07.2016 - 6 Hours of Nurburgring03.09.2015 - 6 Hours of Mexico City15.10.2016 - 6 Hours of Fuji05.11.2016 - 6 Hours of Shanghai18.11.2016 - 6 Hours of Bahrain.
According to the preliminary calendar, 2016 will start on 3 April. In this regard, decided pre-season tests not be conducted in February and in March.The number of pre-season test days will be reduced from twelve to eight. It is proposed to conduct two four-day test session and only in Barcelona March 1-4 and 15-18 March.
The head of Haas F1 Gunther Steiner said that preparing to debut in Formula 1 is going according to plan. The team plans to participate in all pre-season tests.Guenther Steiner "Many of the parts and components we purchase from Ferrari, the list is quite long. We are engaged in aerodynamics and chassis. According to our plan, the chassis will be ready in September, and the rest later.We are simply obliged to participate in the tests. The calendar has not been approved yet, but we have to be ready for any changes.
During the pre-season tests in Barcelona Fernando Alonso was in a car accident, after which I spent a few days in the hospital. Operations Director of McLaren Jonathan Neal said that the team was not able to find out the cause of the accident.Jonathan Neal in an interview with Express "telemetry shows that with Fernando, it was OK. All that he spoke, we saw. Within three weeks we conducted the investigation jointly with the representatives of the FIA. We completely disassembled the car, checked all the nodes, analyzed all the data, but was unable to find out the cause of the accident. At the hospital Fernando passed numerous tests, which also revealed nothing. No one knows what happened then".
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg complained that the break between races in Bahrain and Barcelona took forever.Nico Rosberg "a Break between races lasted a very long time, so I'm really looking forward to the return of the wheel. In Spain we are waiting for the first race in Europe, on the highway, you know it's still in pre-season tests.This weekend will see how much we've gained speed in the past four months. I know we all worked hard, but only the race will show what came of it".
The pilot SMP Racing Vladimir Atoev won the test race SMP F4 Championship, held in the second day of pre-season testing at the Spanish track Aragon motorland racetrack.Already at the start Vladimir Atoev moved to the second position and soon was ahead of Nerses Isaakyan. Unfortunately the latter was also able to take advantage of Alexey Korneev, forced their way into second place. The latter eventually finished the race in third position. In fourth place, finished the race Alexander Maslennikov, rounded out the top five Ivan Matveev, who had started from pole position, but due to a bad start after missing several rivals.Race results1. Vladimir Atoev. Alex Korneev. Nerses Isaakyan. Alexander Maslennikov. Ivan Matveev. Nikita Sitnikov. Nico Cary. Artem Kabakov. Choked Nylund. Denis Mavlanov. Nikita Trotskyites in Alcaniz were the final series of pre-season tests, and is now before the start of the championship riders waiting only for the official test days of the SMP F4 Championship, which will be held may 7 and 8.The SMP F4 Championship calendar for 2015may 15-17 Ahvenisto Race Circuit FinlandJune 5-7 Moscow Raceway Russia19-21 June "Sochi Circuit" RussiaAugust 14-16 Alastaro Circuit, FinlandAugust 28-30 Audru Ring EstoniaSeptember 4-6 Moscow Raceway Russia, September 18-20 "Sochi Circuit" Russia.
The pilot SMP Racing Nerses Isahakyan finished first in nesecito race, held in the framework of the pre-season test at the Spanish track Circuito Monteblanco.The test program was divided into several sessions, including the simulation of the two free practice sessions, qualifying and the race.Free practice best results were shown by Ivan Matveev 1to 59.13 min in the first session and Matevos isaakian 157,91 min in the second session on fresh tyres.In qualifying has become the fastest Finnish racer Nico brown 159,48, behind which took Nerses Isahakyan and Ivan Matveev.At the start of the race Nico Cary couldn't keep his benefits, stepped forward Nerses Isaakyan, remaining the leader to the finish. Third, finished the race Alexey Korneev.The next series of pre-season tests will be held on the track Aragon motorland racetrack on April 14-15. This will be the final shakedown before the start of the championship, which will take place in mid-may.The SMP F4 Championship calendar for 2015may 15-17 Ahvenisto Race Circuit, Finlandia-June 7 Moscow Raceway, Russia June 21 "Sochi", Russia-August 16 Alastaro Circuit, Finlandia-August 30 Audru Ring, Estonia-6 September Moscow Raceway, Russia-September 20 "Sochi, Russia.
Two races in, and the best result for the revived Union McLaren-Honda 11 is place Jenson Button in Australia. Racing team Director Eric Buje told that the process of establishing relations with a new partner is in full swing.Eric Buje in an interview with El Pais "At the moment we are efficient at 90. The other 10 is the result of a merger of two different cultures. It will take time, so we can understand each other. It's not so much a new engine, but that we and our partners have to get used to new things".The newspaper El Pais quotes an episode of pre-season tests. Mechanics McLaren twice completely disassembled propulsion system, to understand how the system of greasing of the engine.
During the official pre-season tests the European Le Mans Series ELMS at the French track Paul Ricard in Le Castellet public for the first time presented the latest racing prototype BR01 LMP2 category of the Russian company Engineering BR. The presentation took place at pit-lane highway. Bedspread with the latest car took the head of Engineering BR Boris Rotenberg.At the moment the car is preparing for the racing season. First the possibility of a new prototype will evaluate pilots of the Russian SMP Racing team."Today this is the date of birth of a new car and a new milestone in the development of Motorsport. For the first time in the history of the Russian team SMP Racing team, with Russian pilots, will be performing at the LMP2 prototype developed by the Russian company" said Boris Rotenberg.In the upcoming season, SMP Racing team will perform at the prototypes BR01 in the LMP2 category in the ELMS championship, and will also participate in the legendary marathon "24 hours of Le Mans. The crew room 37 will include Mikhail Aleshin, Kirill Ladygin and Anton Ladygin. The top three at number 27 will be Nicolas Minassian, Maurizio Mediani and David Markosov.The calendar of the European Le Mans Series11 April 4 Hours of Silverstone Silverstone, UK17 may 4 Hours of Imola Bologna, Italyon July 12 4 Hours of Red Bull Ring Spielberg, AustriaSeptember 6 4 Hours of Le Castellet Le Castellet, Franceon October 18 4 Hours of Estoril Estoril, Portugal.
Fernando Alonso has successfully passed medical tests in the University of Cambridge, according to Spanish newspaper AS.According to a source, referring to the face surrounded by two-time world champion, the doctors allowed him to participate in the GP of Malaysia.Another series of tests Alonso will be held on Thursday - assessment will be conducted by the FIA medical professionals.Recall that Alonso was in a car accident at the second session of pre-season tests in Barcelona, which was forced to miss the final test and was unable to participate in SE Australia.
Fernando Alonso will undergo the medical tests that will hold the FIA, on Sunday, March 22, to obtain a permit to race.Recall, the Spaniard got a concussion, getting into an accident on pre-season tests in Barcelona.Pilot Williams Valtteri Bottas might need back surgery to fully recover from his injuries, according to Turun Sanomat.The publication notes that Finn might need the same operation, which suffered Kimi Raikkonen at the end of 2013.Recall that the driver was removed from the GP of Australia due to a back injury.
The pilot of McLaren's Jenson button has admitted he does not expect to reach the finish line first race of the season. Obviously, the Australian Grand Prix for McLaren will be a continuation of the pre-season tests.Jenson button "We will try to drive as many kilometers to solve minor problems. And we will see what we can count.During the pre-season tests, we almost did not machine settings and its development. I think we are unlikely to reach the finish line, because on the tests has never been a race simulation.To be honest, we are determined to fight for the win, so a few points in Australia we are not very interested".
Fernando Alonso will miss the first race of the season-2015 - the Australian Grand Prix.Previously, the Spaniard was forced to miss the final pre-season tests in Barcelona, after the accident on the 3rd series of tests.Spanish rider decided to listen to the advice of doctors and to take an extra break to eliminate any risks for your health.In Melbourne Alonso will replace the backup pilot of McLaren's Kevin Magnussen. The Spaniard hopes to return to the cockpit at the GP of Malaysia."To eliminate the risk of re-injury for a short period of time, the doctors advised him not to participate in the Australian Grand Prix, which will be held from 13 to 15 March.Doctors recognize that it feels fresh and good, and believes that he is ready to race. While they are happy with the fact that he has already resumed physical training for his return to the cockpit at the Grand Prix of Malaysia, which will be held from 27 to 29 March.Doctors support its aspirations, satisfied that he had not suffered any damage in the accident, which occurred on February 22,", - reported in the official press release from the team.
Felipe Massa had the best time on the first day of the final test in Barcelona.the 2nd was Marcus Eriksson at Sauber. 3-m - Lewis Hamilton.Russian Daniel Kvyat was 4-M. McLaren and Mercedes had to prematurely end the day due to mechanical problems.Piotrovschii today car McLaren Jenson button managed to ride only 7 laps.In the hydraulic system of the machine has formed a leak that was needed to replace the engine.Lewis Hamilton also had to terminate the 1st day of the final pre-season tests. Breakdown of unit MGU-K in the afternoon.Results 1-day Testov. Felipe Massa Williams - 123.500 1032. Marcus Eriksson Sauber +1.110 1223. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.381 484. Daniel Quat Red Bull +2.447 755. Romain Grosjean Lotus +2.677 756. Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari +2.827 807. Carlos Sainz Jr. Toro Rosso +3.462 868. Jenson Button McLaren +7.979 7.
The team decided on the schedule for the final pre-season tests in Barcelona, which will take place from 26th February to 1st March.In McLaren difficult situation.Fernando Alonso was discharged from the hospital, where he spent three days after the accident, but will miss the final session of the test.It will be replaced by the reserve pilot of McLaren's Kevin Magnussen, the first day of the tests will work Jenson button, with a further schedule the team will be determined later.Schedule pilots on destacamento 26/02 27/02 28/02 01/03Mercedes Lewis Hamilton Nico Rosberg Lewis Hamilton Nico Red Bull Daniel Quat Daniel Quat Daniel Riccardo Daniel Williams Felipe Massa, Valtteri Bottas Felipe Massa, Valtteri Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian McLaren Jenson button not declared not declared not obyavlenie Rosso Carlos Sainz Max Verstappen Carlos Sainz Max Lotus Roman Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado Roman Grosjean Pastor Sauber Marcus Erikson Felipe Nasr Marcus Erikson Felipe Force India Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg.
Daniel Riccardo showed the best result for the second day of pre-season tests in Barcelona.Dan managed to overcome most of all circles in the day - 143.The second result of Kimi Raikkonen.The third was Felipe Massa.Recall that in the middle of the session, Lewis Hamilton was replaced by Nico Rosberg at the wheel of the Mercedes.The results of the 2nd day Testov. Daniel Riccardo Red Bull Racing - 124.574 143 circle2. Kimi Raikkonen Scuderia Ferrari +0.010 903. Felipe Massa Williams +0.098 884. Sergio Perez Force India +0.128 1215. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes AMG F1 +0.349 896. Nico Rosberg Mercedes AMG F1 +0.982 667. Fernando Alonso McLaren +1.387 598. Jolyon Palmer Lotus +1.706 779. Marcus Eriksson Sauber +2.770 11310. Carlos Sainz Jr Scuderia Toro Rosso +4.371 100.
The team's pilots Mercedes traveled the greatest distance for the 12 days of pre-season tests. Quite a bit on this indicator lost Sauber and Toro Rosso.Worst of all tests passed for McLaren, although the team from Woking this time traveled a little more than a year ago, Red Bull.The passed distance, km1. Mercedes - 61212. Sauber - 57093. Toro Rosso - 55344. Ferrari - 54235. Williams - 49136. Red Bull - 43527. Lotus - 42308. Force India - 3114 16999. McLaren - 1751 the share of new car Force India VJM08 have 1699 km Year ago, the situation looked as km1. Mercedes - 49732. Williams - 48933. Ferrari - 44894. McLaren - 41535. Sauber - 40396. Force India - 39757. Caterham - 33138. Toro Rosso - 24589. Red Bull - 171110. Marussia - 168611. Lotus - 1288.
The FIA has made changes to the sporting regulations of Formula 1. They relate to the helmets and non-pilots and also conduct pre-season tests.Article 21.1, stew on edge in recent weeks, was approved, and this means that a prohibition on changing the coloring of the helmets of the pilots came into force.The FIA has also removed the right of pilots to use personal numbers until the end of his career, if the pilot misses two seasons.Now the stewards have the right to stop the race if the situation on the track threatens the life of the pilots or employees of the route, even if the fabric is machine safety.Also permitted the use of the car the current version immediately after the end of the season, until December 31 of the current year, as a demonstration model demonstration on the tires, but the distance is limited to 15 kilometers.In addition, the FIA has reduced the program pre-season tests. If before, as this year, the team spent three four-day test session, you will now be able to spend only two of the four-day session.
Pilot Williams Felipe Massa believes that at the moment, too early to talk about the balance of power in the peloton because it ends only the first stage of the pre-season tests.Felipe Massa "Behind only the first few days of tests, completed their first part, so it's just silly to make any assumptions about the speed commands. We don't know until the velocity analysis needs. Now if in Barcelona leaders of the final Protocol of these tests will show an equally impressive results, then it is worth thinking about. While this makes no sense. Everything can change very quickly".
Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen was pleased with how it looks new creation engineering of Scuderia.Kimi Raikkonen "I liked it very much looks like a new car. All performed very clearly, beautifully and professionally. And, as they say, a beautiful car and drives faster. Probably would have started pre-season tests, because the voltage such that the wait even a few hours is very difficult.It was difficult, there were difficulties, but it is in the past. It remains to wait for the output to the track to see what the team have achieved over this period. About the speed I am, especially because the tests don't show. We will work on the Foundation, and all will be clear after the results of the race in Australia".
New car Mercedes will be presented on 1 February in Jerez, on the first day of pre-season tests. In the morning the car will succeed and roll on pit lane for a small photo shoot, after which it will go to the track.In a similar way do most teams. Previously, present their machine only McLaren and Ferrari. Also Force India on January 21, will hold a presentation in Mexico, where you will see a new war paint.
Team McLaren will unveil a new car, the MP4-29 30 January, three days before the start of pre-season tests. The presentation will be based in Woking.However, before the official presentation of the new machine will appear at Silverstone, where the team will be tested in the framework of the so-called shooting day.Previously, the team Force India has announced that he will represent his car on January 21 in Mexico city.