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Formula 1 – Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms Driver: Jean-Eric Vergne Car: STR7 – 01 Laps: 80 Best time: 1:19.597 Laurent Mekies, Chief Engineer:  “Overall, a positive first test for us. There is plenty of excitement when you run a new car for the first time, as it is the result of so much work from […]

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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and race simulation Weather: Cold and sunny Ambient & track temps: -2 – 17ºC / 0 – 26ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:  We had a very productive day, with Bruno successfully completing a full race simulation this morning and performance development testing […]

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Formula 1 – McLaren – Jerez Test – Day 4

February 11, 2012

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Lewis Hamilton was in the MP4-27 today for his second day of testing. Lewis completed 86 laps, and set a best time of 1m19.640s. David Redding, Team Manager, McLaren Racing: “Today was a good day of testing.  The first hour or so was spent aero data gathering, then Lewis embarked on two or three hours intensive […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull – Jerez Test – Day 3

February 10, 2012

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Driver: Sebastian Vettel Car: RB8 Laps: 96 Best time: 1.19.297 Circuit length: 4.428km Fastest lap: N. Rosberg (1.17.613) After two days with Mark Webber at the wheel of the RB8, today it was team-mate Sebastian Vettel’s turn to get a feel for the team’s new car. After 96 laps, the reigning Formula One World Champion […]

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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day Three‏

February 10, 2012

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Driver: Bruno Senna Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Continued systems checks, set-up work and mileage for Bruno Weather: Cold and sunny Ambient & track temps: 14ºC / 21ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: I am very pleased with both Bruno’s first day in the car and the team’s performance today. We managed to […]

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Formula 1 – Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 2‏

February 9, 2012

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Daniel completed a hundred laps on his second and last day of driving at this first test of the season. It was a respectable performance in terms of reliability therefore, with the car running faultlessly throughout. This allowed the team to get through its programme split between short runs this morning and a longer one this afternoon, while […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren Mercedes – Jerez test – day two‏

February 9, 2012

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Jenson’s second day of testing with MP4-27 and another day spent getting used to the new chassis and evaluating a series of braking, set-up and software changes made to the car – particularly the effect on balance and stability at both high and low speeds. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team manager David Redding: “Despite the cold […]

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Formula 1 – Williams – Jerez Test – Day Two‏

February 9, 2012

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Driver: Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Set-up work and long runs Weather: Dry and sunny Ambient & track temps: 12ºC / 15ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer:  We successfully completed the majority of our planned test programme today with Pastor covering 97 laps. We performed a mixture of mechanical and aerodynamic […]

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Formula 1 – HRT – Day 2 – Jerez Test‏

February 9, 2012

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HRT Formula 1 Team continued today in Jerez with its programme in the second and final day of testing that the team had scheduled for these first official pre-season tests. Pedro de la Rosa was in the cockpit of the F111 and completed a total of 64 laps, clocking a best time of 1’22.128, which […]

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FIA GT1 – Pirelli & Ferrari Join The Series For 2012

February 8, 2012

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The build-up to the 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship season gathered momentum today with two significant announcements. Stephanel Ratel, Founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group, confirmed that negotiations had been on-going on several fronts over the past few months and SRO was now in a position to begin announcing a number of key developments […]

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Formula 1 – Scuderia Torro Rosso – Jerez Test – Day 1

February 8, 2012

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Circuit: Jerez de la Frontera, 4.423 kms. Driver: Daniel Ricciardo Car: STR7 – 01 57 laps: Best time: 1:20.694 57 laps for STR 7 on the 7th Daniel Ricciardo: “It was really nice to be back in the cockpit for the first time since the Brazilian Grand Prix in November and being the first person […]

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Formula 1 – Williams Jerez Test Day One‏

February 8, 2012

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Driver: Pastor Maldonado Chassis / engine: FW34-01 / RS27-5326/1 Location: Jerez de la Frontera 4.428km Objectives: Systems checks and aero testing Weather: Dry and sunny all day Ambient & track temps: 16ºC / 25ºC Mark Gillan, Chief Operations Engineer: We performed a number of systems checks on the car today, including testing our new engine installation and some aerodynamic correlation […]

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Formula 1 – HRT – First day of pre-season testing in Jerez‏

February 8, 2012

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The Winter break has been a short one and, after only two months, a renewed HRT F1 Team returned to action today for the first Formula 1 pre-season tests being held at the Circuito de Jerez, with Pedro de la Rosa as the only driver at the wheel of the F111. The team is viewing […]

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Formula 1 – Vodafone McLaren – Jerez Test – Day 1

February 8, 2012

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Jenson begun the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team’s 2012 pre-season testing programme at Jerez this morning. The day started slowly, with Jenson and the team conducting a number of shorter runs, before completing a thorough systems check to ensure the car was running reliably. Before lunchtime, however, the car was back on track as the team […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus F1 Team’s 2012 challenger topped the time sheets

February 8, 2012

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Track: Jerez, Spain, 4.4km Chassis: E20-01 Weather: Sunny, air 5-17°C, track 6-25°C Programme: Systems checks, temperature monitoring, data correlation, evaluation of the performance of the car with its initial aerodynamic package. Laps Completed: 75 Classification: 1st, 1’19″670. Interruptions: KERS battery change in the afternoon. What’s next? Kimi will complete his running in the E20 at Jerez tomorrow, before handing the car over […]

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Formula 1 – The Williams F1 Team Launches Its 2012 Line Up

February 7, 2012

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The Williams F1 Team unveiled its 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship season entry, the Williams Renault FW34, at the Jerez circuit in Spain today. This year marks the team’s 35th year competing in the sport which it will do with a revitalised line-up. The mechanical and aerodynamic design and development direction of the FW34 […]

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Formula 1 – Sauber F1 Team Launches C31 In Jerez

February 7, 2012

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The Sauber F1 Team will enter its 20th season in the FIA Formula One World Championship spearheaded by an unchanged driver line-up. With Kamui Kobayashi, Sergio Pérez and reserve driver Esteban Gutiérrez piloting the new Sauber C31-Ferrari, the Swiss outfit will be looking to further improve in 2012. “We’re aiming to start the new season […]

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Formula 1 – Red Bull Racing’s RB8 Revealed…

February 7, 2012

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Red Bull Racing’s 2012 challenger, the RB8, which will contest this year’s Formula One campaign and defend the Team’s two successive World Championship titles, has been unveiled. ADRIAN NEWEY – CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER Does recent success add to the pressure to maintain it or lessen it, as you have continuity? The last few years have […]

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Formula 1 – The Wraps Come Off STR07

February 7, 2012

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As the sun set on the Jerez de la Frontera circuit in southern Spain this evening, the spotlight turned to the Scuderia Toro Rosso garage as team sponsor CEPSA hosted the unveiling of the STR7. Taking the wraps off the new car that will defend the team’s colours in this year’s Formula 1 World Championship […]

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Formula 1 – Lotus Renault F1; Feels Like The First Time

February 7, 2012

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Lotus F1 Team’s 2012 challenger, the E20, has taken to the track for the first time for filming purposes at Jerez ahead of this week’s four-day test. 2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen took the wheel for 22 laps of the Circuito de Jerez today in the E20 with which he will contest the […]

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