All three to test the same drivers as they did last year.
McLaren has announced Gary Paffett will remain the team’s reserve driver in 2012.
All the lap time, sector time and speed trap data from the first Pirelli tyre test.
Felipe Massa was fastest as the teams tried out Pirelli’s tyres for the first time.
Daniel Ricciardo did the fastest ever lap of the Yas Marina circuit during the second young drivers’ test day.
McLaren will run British drivers Oliver Turvey and Gary Paffett in the young drivers’ test in Abu Dhabi next week.
David Coulthard finished 13th in his first race for Mercedes in the DTM. He started 17th on the grid behind fellow ex-F1 driver Ralf Schumacher, who’s in his third year in the German touring car series. Schumacher finished tenth in the season-opener at the Hockenheimring behind another former F1 driver, Markus Winkelhock, also in an … Continue reading Coulthard 13th on DTM debut
Most people expected the stewards to get involved after the DTM’s annual visit to the Norisring. But to the surprise of many it was fifth placed man Gary Paffett, not winner Jamie Green, who was penalised. Paffett was disqualified from the final results. Did the stewards get the wrong British driver?
Nine F1 teams tested at the Circuit de Catalunya last week – Force India were absent from the test. Each day’s running saw a little rain, but not very much, and the cars typically completed around 80 laps each. Here’s what they were doing and how they go on:
Ferrari and Toyota stayed away from this week’s test at the Circuit de Catalunya, and with Super Aguri still absent that left eight teams testing at the track near Barcelona. The test was marred by ugly scenes as some of the spectators that showed up hurled racist taunts and abuse at Lewis Hamilton. And for … Continue reading 2008 F1 testing round-up 5