Wet weather testing underway for 2016 F1 season



Aimed at monitoring and improving the wet-weather performance of the tyres, the two day Formula 1 testing session was kick-started at the Paul Ricard circuit in France. Ferrari, Red Bull and McLaren are the only teams who would be taking part in this session organised by Pirelli Tyres.

Wet weather testing underway for 2016 F1 season

Wet weather testing underway for 2016 F1 season

Teams are not allowed to test any new components or the car’s performance measures. This is purely a test of the wet weather performance by the tyre manufacturer, Pirelli. Hence teams are to follow Pirelli’s requests.

The teams are using the old 2015-specification cars with no modifications. While Kimi Raikkonen, Daniel Riccardo and Stoffel Vandoorne drove for Ferrari, Red-Bull and McLaren respectively on day one, Sebastian Vettel and Daniil Kvyat would take over for Ferrari and Red Bull. McLaren will stick with Vandoorne to drive for them for both days.

Despite old cars Red Bull has revised the livery to remove Infinity as title sponsors after the contract ended last year. Red Bull sported TAG Heuer on their cars that will see the Red Bull’s Renault engine sponsored by the Swiss watchmaker.

The Paul Ricard circuit has automatic sprinklers set-up track-side for changing the track conditions and testing the tyres under various wet weather conditions. Pirelli have said that different wet prototypes will be tested over the two day test session.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Anjan K Merkap

Author:

Cricket

India vs Australia, 4th Test Day 1: Kuldeep Yadav makes dream debut

India vs Australia, 4th Test Day 1: Kuldeep Yadav makes dream debut

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on March 26th, 2017

The fourth test between India and Australia on day 1 went in both team’s favour. The left-arm wristspin debutant Kuldeep Yadav bowled magnificently today to r ..

Football

La Liga Santander Live Screening at Yes Minister – a truly exhilarating experience

La Liga Santander Live Screening at Yes Minister – a truly exhilarating experience

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on March 23rd, 2017

Our national capital experienced the Live LaLiga Santander like never before when Yes Minister in Essex Farms held an official LIVE screening of a thrilling mat ..

Tennis

I want to be remembered as someone who fought for the right things, on and off the court: Sania Mirza

I want to be remembered as someone who fought for the right things, on and off the court: Sania Mirza

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on February 28th, 2017

Ace tennis player Sania Mirza is currently in Doha to participate in the ongoing Qatar Total Open tournament. Though the 30-year-old is quite vocal when it com ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

Other Sports

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Boxing Federation of India successfully concludes AIBA Course and Examination

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on February 24th, 2017

Rohtak, February 24, 2016: In continuation to produce the AIBA certified Coaches, Referees and Judges; Boxing Federation of India successfully organised the AIB ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror