Paul Ricard Tag

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
By Ryan Tveter, FIA Formula 3 European Championship Driver The FIA F3 season kicked off this past weekend at Paul Ricard in France, and I’m happy to report that we scored some solid points on the way to my best FIA F3 finish to date despite some major challenges. Things got off to a great start in testing on Thursday, where I posted the fourth-quickest time in the morning. Then in Friday’s free practice, I posted the second-fastest time in a rainy session. Unfortunately a small error on a veryRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Rebellion Racing has confirmed its lineup for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Swiss team will run two upgraded Rebellion R-One AER LMP1 machines as they set to take aim for their fourth consecutive FIA WEC Endurance Trophy for LMP1 Privateer Teams. The squad of drivers assembled will be all a returning cast of characters, led by Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost, the duo will be joined by Dominik Kraihamer, Mathéo Tuscher, Alexandre Imperatori, and Mathias Beche. “WeRead More

Posted On January 26, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Formula One, Headline News

Vettel tops wet tire test

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has topped the time sheets at the close of Pirelli’s pre-season wet weather tire test at Paul Ricard. His best lap of 1:06.750 was just shy of a tenth better than Danil Kvyat managed in the Red Bull. The circuit which hasn’t hosted a Grand Prix since 1990 has evolved into one of the premier test circuits in the world. Pirelli chose it for this and made use of the onsite sprinkler system to test multiple sets of unmarked prototype intermediate and fullRead More