Sepang International Circuit Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Fernando Alonso will take a 15-place grid penalty after McLaren-Honda fitted new power unit components to his car ahead of final practice on Saturday. The 35-year-old Spaniard had already taken a 30-place penalty following a new power unit for Friday’s practice, in which Honda upgraded the engine block and the exhaust in an effort to reduce weight. Originally the plan was to revert to a previous engine for qualifying and the race, but now the team opted to the older engine with a new turbocharger andRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Sahara Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley believes that there is a strong likelihood that current driver Sergio Perez will remain with the team for the 2017 Formula 1 season. Perez has been the center of much speculation this season, originally linked as Kimi Raikkonen’s replacement earlier this year at Ferrari until the Italian-squad re-signed the Finn, and now linked to a possible seat at the Haas F1 Team. The 26-year-old Mexican has delayed his plans on several occasions and has recently stated that nextRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Nico Hulkenberg is expecting the tire management situation to make a big impact amid the hot temperatures that will be endured for this weekend’s Malaysian Grand Prix. Usually on the schedule at the early part of the Formula 1 season in April, the Sepang International Circuit had its date moved to September to accommodate a major renovation, but the combination of track and date changes add a new and unknown element to the mix for drivers and teams. “It feels strange to be going to SepangRead More
Pirelli 2015 F1
Pirelli, the tire manufacturer for Formula One, confirmed this week its tire combinations for the next four races on the calendar. The teams are off to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. The May 10th race will feature both the hard and medium compound tires. The hard tires are marked with orange side-walls while the medium tires are shown with white. When Formula One visits Monaco immediately following the Spanish Grand Prix, soft and super-soft tire compounds will be available. The streets of MonteRead More