F1: the cost of another ‘2015’ for McLaren-Honda

The odds are stacked against McLaren Honda to make the gains in 2016 they need to bridge the gap to F1’s leaders. Honda claim they are targeting dramatic gains in both performance and reliability from the internal combustion element of their F1 hybrid engine. Pre-season testing in Barcelona has left most questions unanswered but MotorSportNotes considers that…

F1: Barcelona 2016 test day 2 round-up

MotorSportNotes rounds up day 2 of F1 testing at Barcelona as Ferrari continued to lead the way and we got our first glimpse of Pirelli’s new ultra-soft tyres, resulting in some super quick lap times. Red Bull Red Bull demonstrated plenty of pace on day 2 with some very quick laps by Daniel Ricciardo. Taking…

F1: Barcelona 2016 test day 1 round-up

MotorSportNotes rounds up the first day of F1 testing for the 2016 at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona and looks at what conclusions, if any, can be drawn from the first runs of the season. Mercedes The World champions have started where they left off in 2015 with pace, near bullet-proof reliability and the…