Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2016

Red Bull close to Ferrari pace – Horner

F1 Fanatic Round-upPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

In the round-up: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says Red Bull is close to Ferrari on race pace.

Improved interactive race data charts

You may have noticed over the Australian Grand Prix some enhancements have been made to F1 Fanatic’s interactive race data charts. These weren’t mentioned at the time as not all the desired changes were implemented in time for the articles to go live. The final changes have now been added retroactively to the interactive lap times chart here:

The charts have been slightly enlarged, you can now zoom in and out on both axis and view a deeper level of magnification than before. You can also toggle how much data is displayed to focus only on the drivers which interest you.

I hope you find the revised charts an improvement. They will be rolled out in full across forthcoming articles.

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Comment of the day

Start, Jacarepagua, 1985
Prost managed his tyres to win the 1985 season opener
Is the tyre management Hamilton complains about in F1 today no different to what we had three decades ago?

What is ironic about Hamilton’s comments about tyre management is that I was just watching my season review video of 1985 (because I’m an F1 Fanatic of course) and race 1 Rio was narrated by Prost, the winner. Corner one, loses a place to Senna but doesn’t care because he says he is ‘managing the tyres’. He then slowly picks off the guys in front as his tyres come into their own. Wins the race and credits his car and tyre management

Has F1 changed? Or have we changed? Thoughts?

By the way he credited his team for a fast pit stop of only 11 seconds!
Mark Young (@terry-fabulous)

Snapshot

Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016
Audi R18 LMP1, World Endurance Championship, 2016

More new pictures of Audi’s stunning R18 LMP1 car for the 2016 World Endurance Championship here:

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On this day in F1

The 1986 season began on this day 30 years at Jacarepagua. The Brazilian Grand Prix saw a one-two for home drivers Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna, the latter having collided with Piquet’s team mate Nigel Mansell on the first lap.