Bottas: For sure there will be friction

Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton have a cordial, even amicable, relationship right now in the Mercedes camp, but the Finn is aware that tensions could rise if the pair has the opportunity to race one another in the quest for the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship. Bottas acknowledged in an interview, “If Lewis and I are able to battle harder on track and go wheel-to-wheel then for sure there will… Read Article →

McLaren says reliability issues have been sorted

The Woking-based team endured a troubled two weeks of testing in Barcelona as a spate of issues – including a wheel nut failure, battery problems, a loose exhaust and overheating bodywork – left its preparations on the back foot.But ahead of the F1 season opener in Australia this weekend, McLaren’s racing director Eric Boullier says that work at its Woking base since testing has … Keep reading

McLaren: Pre-season reliability issues have been addressed

McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier says the team has addressed all of the reliability issues that plagued its pre-season programme. McLaren suffered a variety of setbacks during the eight days of running at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, with the MCL33 the least reliable of the 10 cars present. McLaren’s MCL33 was halted by a couple of electrical shutdowns, a hydraulic issue, an oil leak and a turbo failure during the… Read Article →

Pirelli using new software to spice up F1 strategies

The Italian company is using simulations to find the best combination of three compounds to achieve its goals, which in some cases could mean “jumping” a compound step, and for example nominating the medium, soft and ultrasoft, but not the supersoft.Pirelli will update the software with data from the two Barcelona tests and subsequently race weekends.”We have now a very good tool … Keep reading