German Grand Prix 2016 – Practice

FP1 Weather: Warm and Dry Air & Track Temperatures: 22-24°C / 32-35°C V Bottas, FW38-03, PU106C Hybrid, 1:18.210 (12th) F Massa, FW38-02, PU106C Hybrid, 1:18.322 (13th) Quickest time: N. Rosberg 1:15.517 FP2 Weather: Warm and Dry Air & Track Temperatures: 25°C-26°C / 37°C-45°C V Bottas, FW38-03, PU106C Hybrid, 1:17.425 (13th) F Massa, FW38-02, PU106C Hybrid, 1:17.686 (15th) Quickest time: N. […]

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German Grand Prix Race

• Valtteri Bottas achieved his third consecutive podium and the team’s 300th podium at the German GP today. • Felipe Massa’s race unfortunately ended early after he was involved in a first corner incident. • Valtteri chased the quicker Mercedes of Rosberg during the early stages, managing his tyres well whilst increasing the gap to the cars behind. • In […]

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German Grand Prix Qualifying

Valtteri Bottas finished second with Felipe Massa third in a very hot qualifying session. Both drivers stayed towards the top of the field throughout qualifying eventually being beaten by only Nico Rosberg. This is the second front row start for the team this season with Valtteri equalling his career best qualifying result. Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: It was […]

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German Grand Prix Practice

FP1: Felipe Massa: 1:20.542 (11th), Susie Wolff: 1:20.769 (15th) FP2: Felipe Massa: 1:19.024 (6th), Valtteri Bottas: 1:19.385 (10th) Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: We are no longer running our interconnected suspension, so one of the main focuses of today was to optimise the car as much as possible around this, as all teams will have had to do. Susie […]

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German Grand Prix Preview

The character of Hockenheim was irreversibly changed when the track was redesigned in 2002. Gone are the flat-out blasts through the forest that characterised the old track, replaced by a tamer and more benign track that is two kilometres shorter. However, the new Hermann Tilke-designed circuit at least produces some good racing, with turns 6 and 8 producing the best […]

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German Grand Prix Race

• Pastor Maldonado finished 15th with Valtteri Bottas 16th in today’s German Grand Prix. • Both cars opted to start on the medium tyres and showed good pace throughout the race. • Unfortunately we lost time in our pit stops which cost us positions and a potential point today. • There is still work to be done to ensure we […]

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German Grand Prix Qualifying

Qualifying Notes • Valtteri Bottas qualified 17th with Pastor Maldonado 18th for tomorrow’s German Grand Prix, the team’s 600th race. • Valtteri just missed out on Q2 by 0.012 seconds, with Pastor just behind after a very close first qualifying session. Mike Coughlan, Technical Director: We had a difficult start to the day after a KERS failure on Pastor’s car […]

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