Abu Dhabi Test – Day Two

Driver: Felipe Nasr Chassis/ Engine: FW36-01 / PU106a Hybrid Locations: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, 5.554km Objectives: Aero evaluations and 2015 tyre tests Weather: Hot and sunny Air and Track Temps: 25-32°C / 27-42°C Rod Nelson, Chief Test and Support Engineer: We had another productive day. The morning consisted of aero testing, and the afternoon the focus was on longer runs […]

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Abu Dhabi Test – Day 1

Driver: Valtteri Bottas Chassis/ Engine: FW36-01 / PU106a Hybrid Locations: Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, 5.554km Objectives: Aero evaluations, mechanical & systems work, 2015 tyre tests Weather: Hot and sunny Air and Track Temps: 25-33°C / 26-44°C Rod Nelson, Chief Test and Support Engineer: We had a very busy day predominantly testing the Pirelli tyres for next year. There is a […]

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Race Notes: Felipe Massa finished second and Valtteri Bottas third in the final Grand Prix of the season in Abu Dhabi. After a difficult start for Valtteri he fought his way back through the field whilst Felipe maintained position in third. Felipe managed his tyres well in every stint and after overtaking Nico Rosberg began closing the gap to leader […]

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Abu Dhabi Qualifying

Qualifying Notes: Valtteri Bottas finished third and Felipe Massa fourth in qualifying for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The team recorded a fifth second row lockout as it aims to secure third position in the Constructors’ Championship at the final race of the season. Rob Smedley, Head of Performance Engineering: The team has done a really good job today; we […]

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2013

• Pastor Maldonado qualified 15th with Valtteri Bottas 16th for tomorrow’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. • Both drivers had a clean lap in Q1, with Pastor finishing fourth quickest, but both struggled with traffic on their final runs in Q2 which cost them time. Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: In FP3 we ran both cars with the development aero configuration […]

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Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Practice

Xevi Pujolar, Chief Race Engineer: We ran both cars on different aero configurations today, with Pastor running a development package for next year and Valtteri continuing with our standard package. The track was very slippery to start and both cars were struggling with overall grip. In FP2 Pastor continued with some aero comparisons, as well as trying some mechanical tests […]

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