At the beginning of any racing season, teams have great expectations. After all, they all have the same amount of wins and are equal in the championship standings. But for Rich Energy Haas F1 Team, perhaps no expectations are greater than they are in this 70th Formula One season.
The history of sport is made of numbers, and Formula 1 is no exception. Since 2014, drivers in the top motor racing class have been free to choose their race number. Since then Sebastian Vettel has picked number five, which he decided to keep on his arrival at Scuderia Ferrari. He wanted five for many reasons: it was the number with which he won lots of kart races in 2001; it was the number on his livery when he won his first World Championship; it is a number with which many past greats such as Michael Schumacher and Nigel Mansell won.
Alfa Romeo Racing has concluded winter testing with Kimi Räikkönen completing a total of 132 laps behind the wheel of their 2019 contender today.
The final day of preseason testing Friday at Circuit de Barcelona - Catalunya again saw Rich Energy Haas F1 Team split driving duties in the VF-19 between Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen.
On the last day of the 2019 pre-season test, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport continued to work on the set-up of the W10 and ticked off the last test items of the two-week programme. The team also collected more aerodynamic data before the focus shifted to single-lap performance. Both drivers set their fastest lap times of winter testing today.
After two productive weeks at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the final day of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s pre-season test schedule was cut short by a gearbox issue that limited Max Verstappen to 29 laps of the Spanish Circuit.
Renault F1 Team concluded two weeks of Formula 1 Pre-Season Testing at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on Friday in preparation for the start of the 2019 FIA Formula 1 World Championship in a fortnight’s time.The team accumulated 961 laps (4,473 km) over the two, four-day tests, the third most of any team, with Nico Hülkenberg completing 509 laps and Daniel Ricciardo 452 laps.
Carlos completed 134 laps on a productive final day of pre-season testing in the McLaren MCL34. In its last on-track opportunity before the first grand prix weekend, the team carried out a number of tests including aero evaluation, qualifying and race simulation runs, as well as pit-stop practice.
The second test prior to the 2019 Formula 1 season came to an end today at the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit. Sebastian Vettel was at the wheel for Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow, completing 110 laps in the SF90. This means that, over the entire winter test sessions, the car did 996 laps, equivalent to 4,636 kilometers.
Robert Kubica completed 90 laps in the Williams Mercedes FW42 on Day 4 of this week's Barcelona test
Final day of Formula 1 winter testing here in Barcelona...
SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team brought pre-season testing to an end with a productive day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Sergio Perez completed 104 laps in the final session before the team heads to Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix.
Alfa Romeo Racing is delighted to announce that the team will continue the collaboration with Tatiana Calderón as Test Driver in 2019.
With winter testing slowly coming to an end, Alfa Romeo Racing focused on set-up work and tyre testing today. Antonio Giovinazzi completed his final day behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo Racing C38 and did a good job throughout the session.