BAHRAIN TEST: RICCIARDO LEADS MORNING

The opening morningBahrain in-season Formula 1test had Daniel Ricciardo setting the pace as Red Bull focused on trying to extract more single-lap speed from its car.


Australia’s Ricciardo whose programme just before the lunchbreak was to make a series of short runs, went on to set the best time of 1m32.349s during one of these run, thus knocking Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes off the top of the timesheets.

Hamilton whomade the bounce back from an early morning problem that brought out a red flag, continued with his intense programme.

Mercedes was hoping to make a better use of this week’s running to get a better understanding of tyre management. However, their day did not start on a good note as just 15 minutes into running, Hamilton’s W08 came to a halt with an ‘electrical disconnection’.

The team was plagued by further frustration after it took track officials almost 15 minutes to get his car back into the pits. However, the issue was quickly resolved and he got back to running.

In the end, he came off with a best lap time of 1m32.822s, one which was 0.473 seconds slower than Ricciardo. Continue reading BAHRAIN TEST: RICCIARDO LEADS MORNING

TORO ROSSO DRIVERS HOPEFUL OF HIGH FINISH

With the 2016 F1 season coming to an end with the final race in Abu Dhabi this Sunday, drivers for Scuderia Toro Rosso, DaniilKvyat and Carlos SainzJr, are both looking forward to finishing this year on a high.


SainzJr, looking back and reflecting on how the year has been for the team, he cannot believe how the time has gone by,

“Wow, it’s already the last race of the season, it is unbelievable how quickly the year has gone by!”

His team mate, Kvyat, who probably had more of downs than ups this year, especially after being dropped in May by Red Bull Racing, hopes to finish this year, and start afresh in 2017.

“Yeah, so much has happened… there were some bad times, but it’s turned out all right in the end.

“I can’t wait for next season to start, but I’m also quite happy to see the end of this season.

“You know the feeling when you need a change… and next year there are many changes!”Kvyat concluded. Continue reading TORO ROSSO DRIVERS HOPEFUL OF HIGH FINISH