There will be no interruption in the relationship between Pirelli & Cie SpA and the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) Formula One World Championship for the next five years.
It was a gut punch. After running fourth and fifth with 35 laps remaining in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix Sunday at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Kevin Magnussen and Romain Grosjean suffered separate retirements...
Sergey Sirotkin: It didn’t go as expected and I’m not even talking in terms of the results, which we obviously wanted to achieve but didn’t.
Although the tyre nomination for the Australian Grand Prix is the same as last year the compounds are all a step softer in 2018, contributing to the big performance increase already seen in pre-season testing.
It’s a different kind of Australian Open as the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship heads to the land down under for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix March 25 at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit.
After an uncertain start with bad weather last week, pre-season testing eventually turned out to be very productive with more representative conditions this week, just as we expected.
Today we had Robert in the morning and Lance in the afternoon and our focus was to work with the different tyre compounds, something we haven’t done so far in this winter testing.
It’s great to come here to some more normal weather in the second week of testing. We were running Sergey in the morning and Lance in the afternoon
On a sunny Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, temperatures for this morning's test session peaked at 66°F degrees ambient, 75°F degrees on track.
Mario Isola, Head of Car Racing – “Conditions were cold and unrepresentative throughout the first test, especially on Wednesday, where the running was practically zero following snowy weather.
It’s been a very difficult week weather-wise but actually, we’re very happy to have made the most of the conditions we had.
Thursday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya brought a reprieve to Formula One teams after wintry weather the day before prevented most from even venturing onto the 4.655-kilometer (2.892-mile), 16-turn track.
Snow, rain and cold temperatures conspired to keep nearly all teams from logging any substantive laps in the third day of preseason testing Wednesday at Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya.