F1 2017 pre-season test 1 review

The first F1 pre-season test of 2017 in Barcelona gave us a chance to see the new era of F1. Wider cars, more aerodynamics and giant tyres saw lap times tumble in Spain. So what did we learn ahead of the 2017 F1 season? Mercedes AMG Make no mistake, the regulation changes for 2017 have…

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…

F1: Why F1 needs more testing, not less

The plans in place to further reduce the already limited testing in Formula 1 are bad for the sport. Here is our round-up of the reasons F1 needs more testing and not less. Fever for the fans Cast your mind back to when in-season testing was commonplace. Remember the excitement of ‘spy shots’ from testing?…