F1 testing resumes at Jerez later today – we’ll have a live post up in time for the start of the session. Here’s today’s round-up:
Comment of the day
Bhavesh made a great point on F1 tyre technology:
The fixed size of side wall to wheel diameter mean that what ever is developed in f1 is not relevant to the real world. Not even buses or trucks have side walls in as large a ratio as f1 cars. [...]
If we want tyre manufacturers to be interested in serving f1 make it relevant to the real world. Low profile tyres and performance benefits from tyres that save fuel hence weight.
We have two birthdays today – or possibly one if it’s the same person called Steve. Anyway, happy birthday to Steve and/or Steve_P83!
On this day in F1
This time a year ago Ferrari, BMW and Toyota were testing in Bahrain. All the cars logged over 100 laps of dry running.
The rain which hit last week’s Jerez test, which are expected to return this week, has led Ferrari to raise the possibility of returning to more reliably dry climates for testing next year.