Pascal Wehrlein Tag

*Editor’s Note: The Motorsports Tribune Formula 1 and IndyCar team got together for a round table discussion following the retirement of World Champion Nico Rosberg less than a week after the F1 season officially ended. They give their thoughts over six topics as we enter a most interesting off-season.  QUESTION 1: With Nico Rosberg’s surprise retirement from Formula 1 just days after capturing his first title, what will be his legacy? JOEY BARNES, (Editor-in-Chief): The retirement was absolutely staggering, so much so that he could be remembered more for thatRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Pirelli’s final tire test of 2016 wrapped up at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi today. It was the first time the modified 2015 chasis from Mercedes, Red Bull, and Ferrari appeared together on track, and it was Pirelli’s last chance to evaluate potential tire compounds for 2017’s bigger, wider tires. Lewis Hamilton turned laps for Mercedes before withdrawing from the test due to illness. Pascal Wehrlein completed the test for Mercedes. Both Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen ran for Red Bull, while Kimi RaikkonenRead More
By Adam Tate, Associate Editor Testing resumed today for Pirelli’s 2017 Formula 1 tires. This time the tests occurred in two locations and with two teams sampling the new rubber. Ferrari got their second look at the tires with Kimi Raikkonen trying them at Circuit de Catalunya in Spain, and Mercedes drafted in Pascal Wehrlein for the team’s initial impression of the compounds by turning laps at Paul Ricard in France. Wehrlein completed 134 laps, Raikkonen a few less on 111. The laps turned by Raikkonen will provide the more crucialRead More

Posted On April 3, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Rosberg rules in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg’s dream start to the 2016 season continued as the German took his second consecutive victory and his first in Bahrain and his first at the Gulf circuit. Kimi Raikkonen took his fifth second place with Lewis Hamilton recovering to third after a first-corner collision. Before the start there was disappointment for Ferrari as Sebastian Vettel, set to start from third, slowed on the formation lap with smoke billowing from the back of his car. His failure to start, the first of his career, meant a space opened onRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief After several weeks of speculation, Manor Racing confirmed the signing of Rio Haryanto for its second seat on Thursday. The Banbury-based outfit recently confirmed reigning DTM champion Pascal Wehrlein last week and now has secured a second driver in as many weeks. The signing also means that Manor will field two rookies this year. A native from Indonesia, Haryanto’s chance for the Manor seat increased with necessary funding provided from his government. Haryanto, 23, will be on hand for pre-season testing at Barcelona in Spain nextRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Pascal Wehrlein has signed a deal to race with Manor Racing for the 2016 Formula One season. The Mercedes-backed driver won the DTM title last season and also spent time as a test driver for Mercedes, benefiting from six days of testing between the works team and Force India. Wehrlein, 21, impressed in testing and throughout his DTM campaign, becoming the youngest champion in its history. The early success and poise the German has displayed thus far made a move to F1 just seem like a matterRead More
Joylon Palmer
The opening 2015 Formula One two day in-season test at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya featured a blend of series regulars and F1 hopefuls, just days following the Spanish Grand Prix. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg, winner of the Spanish Grand Prix, set the tone early by topping the time sheets and clicking off 146 laps in the morning session. Mercedes, along with Red Bull, Ferrari and Toro Rosso, were appointed to help tire manufacturer Pirelli test new rubber over the course of the two day test with Rosberg’s time of 1:24.374s leadingRead More