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Three McLaren staff treated after garage fire in Barcelona

McLaren’s Lando Norris in pre-season testing in Barcelona Three McLaren personnel had to be treated at the medical centre at Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya after a fire in the team’s garage. McLaren said the team members were “released shortly after” being admitted following what they said was “a small fire” that was “quickly extinguished”. The team said they were checking… Read more »

Rumours denies zero Honda engine problems so far – Red Bull

Dr Helmut Marko has added his denial to speculation Red Bull is struggling with excessive vibration from the 2019 Honda power unit. Actually, team official Marko insists the Japanese manufacturer has done a “great job” over the winter, and claims Red Bull is behind Ferrari but ahead of Mercedes. “Everything they (Honda) told us has happened. We have had zero… Read more »

Renault fast but ‘Red Bull faster’ – Hulkenberg

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Nico Hulkenberg says Renault has a fight on its hands to stay fourth in 2019. The German actually ended the Barcelona test with the fastest time overall, but he admits that doesn’t mean Renault is about to leapfrog the top three teams. Hulkenberg’s new teammate, Daniel Ricciardo, has switched over the winter from Red Bull, and the pair admit that… Read more »

F1 Testing: Whispers after the final day

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Formula One teams has completed a mammoth first week of testing over the past four days. F1Technical.net’ Balázs Szabó is back with his test analysis of day four of the pre-season testing. https://www.f1technical.net/news/21972

Ferrari are ‘a bit ahead’, says Bottas as first testing week ends

Valtteri Bottas finished fifth in the drivers’ championship last year Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas believes Ferrari are “a bit ahead” of the world champions at the end of the first week of pre-season testing. Ferrari have consistently set fast times over the four days at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, while Mercedes have taken longer to get up to speed. Bottas… Read more »

F1 champs Rosberg, Button to be TV pundits in 2019 season

Two former world champions will regularly be in the F1 paddock in 2019. Nico Rosberg has been signed up to attend 10 grands prix for the German broadcaster RTL — up two races compared to last year. “To keep the connection to formula one means a lot to me,” said the 2016 title winner. Also […] https://www.thisisf1.com/2019/02/20/f1-champs-rosberg-button-to-be-tv-pundits-in-2019-season/

Kvyat goes fastest for Toro Rosso on third day at Barcelona

Daniil Kvyat can be happy with his second day in the STR14. He rounded off an extremely productive day for Toro Rosso by going fastest on the softest C5 Pirelli tyres, just 15 minutes from the end of the session. https://www.f1technical.net/news/21967

‘Embarrassing’ late start for Williams as Kvyat goes fastest in testing

Williams say it was “embarrassing” for the team to miss the first two days of pre-season testing because their car was not ready. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/47308080

Ferrari advantage ‘at least’ 5 tenths – Tost

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Mere days into 2019 winter testing, it appears that Ferrari has a clear advantage. With Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc smilingly topping the times, the most obvious difference between their red car and the others is the front wing. Toto Wolff, the Mercedes boss, admits that visibly, the wing produces less downforce. “Somehow they must […] https://www.thisisf1.com/2019/02/20/ferrari-advantage-at-least-5-tenths-tost/

Leclerc keeps Ferrari ahead as Gasly crashes

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Charles Leclerc made a succesful debut for Ferrari, as his first full day of testing the new SF90 saw him set the fastest time of the day. Just like Vettel on Monday, he was easily ahead of the competition. https://www.f1technical.net/news/21964