2016 F1 Engine Sounds

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A compilation of Engines’ sounds. Renault is not included.




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Sebastian Vettel on pole in Singapore; Ferrari on 1-3; Red Bull on 2-4; Mercedes on 5-6

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Selfie of the day: the Ferrari boys

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Testing in Jerez (Day Four)

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Fourth and final day of first winter test; Heavy rain overnight followed by morning drizzle; Red Bull still seeking a fix for RB10 after just 14 laps on first three days. Live on Sky here.

Today’s line-up:

Caterham – Kamui Kobayashi
Ferrari – Fernando Alonso
Force India – Daniel Juncadella
Marussia – Jules Bianchi
McLaren – Kevin Magnussen
Mercedes – Nico Rosberg
Red Bull – Daniel Ricciardo
Sauber – Adrian Sutil
Toro Rosso – Daniil Kvyat
Williams – Felipe Massa

UPDATE!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 11.30am UK time
1. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:35.334, 42 laps; 2. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 3. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:38.391, 43 laps; 4. Massa, Williams, 1:39.256, 33 laps; 5. Juncadella, Force India, 1:41.132, 32 laps; 6. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 40 laps; 7. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 8. Sutil, Sauber, 1:44.224, 42 laps; 9. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps; 10. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:48.192, 5 laps;

UPDATE 2!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 1.25pm UK time
1. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:33.677, 75 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:35.334, 71 laps; 3. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 3. 4. Massa, Williams, 1:38.239, 41 laps; 5. Juncadella, Force India, 1:39.631 38 laps; 6. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 53 laps; 7. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 8. Sutil, Sauber, 1:44.224, 43 laps; 9. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps; 10. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:48.192, 5 laps;

UPDATE 3!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 2.15pm UK time
1. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:31.551, 81 laps; 2. Juncadella, Force India, 1:31.578 52 laps; 3. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:32.260, 87 laps; 4. Massa, Williams, 1:36.069, 50 laps; 5. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:36.492, 10 laps; 6. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:39.941, 55 laps; 8. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:40.966, 12 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

UPDATE 4!

Jerez Day Four timesheet @ 2.41pm UK time
1. Massa, Williams, 1:29.023, 64 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:29.290, 96 laps; 3. Juncadella, Force India, 1:30.437, 60 laps; 4. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:30.835, 26 laps; 5. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:32.260, 90 laps; 6. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:39.941, 56 laps; 8. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:40.966, 12 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 8 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

UPDATE 5!

Jerez test, Day Four final timesheet:
1. Massa, Williams, 1:28.229, 86 laps; 2. Alonso, Ferrari, 1:29.145, 115 laps; 3. Juncadella, Force India, 1:29.457, 81 laps; 4. Magnussen, McLaren, 1:30.806, 110 laps; 5. Hamilton, Mercedes, 1:30.822, 41 laps; 6. Bianchi, Marussia, 1:32.222, 25 laps; 7. Sutil, Sauber, 1:36.571, 69 laps; 8. Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:36.951, 91 laps; 9. Kobayashi, Caterham, 1:43.193, 54 laps; 10. Kvyat, Toro Rosso, 1:44.016, 9 laps; 11. Ricciardo, Red Bull, 1:45.374, 7 laps;

Red Bull’s test already over after only 7 laps today and 21 in total; Merc change schedule and Lewis Hamilton driving the W05 this afternoon as Nico Rosberg takes a break after completing a full race simulation this morning; Kobayashi makes F1 return

The Sauber C33-Ferrari announced on January 26

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Who’s excited?!? Last preparations for the big day… You’ll be able to make the acquaintance of the #C33 on Sunday afternoon (CET).

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Michael Schumacher in coma after ski accident

Formula One racer Michael Schumacher was hospitalized after suffering “severe head trauma” in a skiing accident.













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Developing story on BBC here.

Mercedes statement on Michael Schumacher.

Kamui Kobayashi as Ferrari driver

Kamui Kobayashi got a chance to drive a Ferrari 2012 car at the team’s Maranello test track.

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[via Rach F1]

1959 German Grand Prix in West Berlin

The 1959 German Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Automobil-Verkehrs- und Übungs-Straße in West Berlin on August 2, 1959. It was the 21st German Grand Prix and was only the second time the race was not held at the Nürburgring. AVUS had previously held the original German Grand Prix in 1926. The race was held over two 30 lap heats of the eight kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 498 kilometres.

In a unique Formula One race format, first, second and third were all claimed by the same team, Scuderia Ferrari. British driver Tony Brooks was declared the winner ahead of American team mates Dan Gurney and Phil Hill. All three drove Ferrari Dino 246s.

The simplistic track consisted of a very fast straight down either side of a dual carriageway, punctuated at one end by a hairpin and at the other by a steep banking.

Also uniquely in Formula One World Championship history, the race was divided into two heats. In the first, Tony Brooks and Dan Gurney took the lead. Masten Gregory in the Cooper-Climax battled hard with them, passing first one Ferrari then the other as the lead changed hands until a big end bolt broke. It was a Ferrari 1-2-3 with Phil Hill taking the final podium place. In the second heat, once again the Ferraris had a duel at the front, this time with Bruce McLaren until he suffered transfer gear problems. On aggregate placings, it was an all-Ferrari podium in the order Brooks, Gurney, Hill. Maurice Trintignant was fourth from Jo Bonnier and Ian Burgess. This was the fastest Formula One race recorded at this time, with an average speed of 143.3 miles per hour. Hans Herrmann crashed his BRM P25 five laps into the second heat.

Former Ferrari driver Frenchman Jean Behra was due to race his Behra-Porsche Special in the Grand Prix but Behra was killed the day before racing a Porsche RSK in the Formula 2 support race at the same venue.

The results show evidence of the inconsistency with which rules were applied in this era. According to Formula One rules of the day, those drivers who retired before the end of the Grand Prix should only be classified if they pushed the car over the line after the finish. This rule was not applied to Harry Schell, who retired some 11 laps before the end. However, the rule was applied in other races, such as the 1960 Belgian Grand Prix. The rules were later clarified in 1966.

Brooks win allowed him to close to within four points of championship leader, Australian Cooper racer Jack Brabham.




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Felipe Massa’s Ferrari fastest on day 3 in Jerez

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Unofficial Thursday test times from Jerez:
1. Felipe Massa, Ferrari, 1:17.879, 85 laps
2. Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:18.766, 148 laps
3. Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 1:19.052, 102 laps
4. Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, 1:19.200, 40 laps
5. Jean-Eric Vergne, Toro Rosso, 1:19.247, 85 laps
6. James Rossiter, Force India, 1:19.303, 42 laps
7. Jenson Button, McLaren, 1:19.603, 83 laps
8. Esteban Gutierrez, Sauber, 1:19.934, 110 laps
9. Max Chilton, Marussia, 1:21.269, 78 laps
10. Valtteri Bottas, Williams, 1:21.575, 86 laps*
11. Charles Pic, Caterham, 1:22.352, 57 laps
12. Paul di Resta, Force India, 1:23.729, 7 laps
* using 2012 car

Fernando Alonso Korea 2010 lap on slide guitar

The Korea International Circuit has an easy to play first sector, with long straights and strong brakings, and some interesting second and third sectors with nice and melodic utilization of all gears. I must remark the corners 11, 12 and 13, very difficult to learn and play on the guitar, which took me most of the practise time.




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[via Im a die hard F1 Fan]