Red Bull Racing have posted a teaser to their guide to the changes for 2014. Have a look at the teaser below.
14 Laps, that’s all that Sabastian Vettel got in yesterday in the Red Bull.
Renault and Red Bull both said that they had fixed their issues, but it seems that’s not the case, the car covered less than 100km yesterday, and basically only got going in the afternoon after missing most of the morning session.
First day of Bahrain testing, and seems Lotus have brought the E22.
So we have now seen all of the cars of the 2014 season take to the track.
We will bring you anything interesting from the testing as the day continues.
Andy Cowell has done an interview giving some insight into the new engines.
He says that they will run at about 700hp (or more with ERS), that the engines probably won’t scream at 15,000RPM all the time, as the fuel allowance makes 10,500RPM the best fuel to power ratio and no suprise but the biggest changes are to cooling and turbo charger/ERS systems.
He also admits that the engines have become a lot more complex compaired to the V8′s, he says that the new power units have over three times as many components as the outgoing V8′s, in fact the ERS system itself has more parts on it’s own than last years V8 units.
JamesallenonF1 has a good piece up explaining the brake by wire systems in the new F1 cars, well worth a read.
SkyF1 have popped Ted’s Notebook up, covering Day one of the Jerz Test.
So for everyone that’s missed Ted’s wanderings over the Christmas break, head on over.
Ron Dennis announced today that Eric Boullier (ex Lotus/Renault) has joined the McLaren team as Racing Director in what looks to be a real shake up of the McLaren Managment structure.
“Eric’s appointment is an integral part of a senior management restructure within McLaren Racing,” – Ron Dennis
Rumours have been going around the paddock in the last few weeks of something in the pipelines, mainly because of the announcment that Gerard Lopez was taking over the team principle role. But it’s bound to be a big loss for the Lotus team, at least in the short term.
For testing at least, so let’s go through what we have seen already today.
Car Launches - Yup we have a few to get through today, with everyone deciding to ‘soft launch’ their cars this year, and a few of the big ones deciding to do it at Jerez.
Red Bull RB10 - We have seen it’s little sister, but here’s big brother, the Championship owning Red Bull. we get our first look at what Adrian Newey and his team have been upto over the break.
The first of the ‘Red Bull’ cars has shown it’s face, below we have the STR9 from Toro Rosso.
Here we have another interpretation of the nose rules, along the same vein as the McLaren, just a different working on it. The team are Renault Powered now, so coming into line with their championship winning big brother, and with that there is obviously new systems, tooling and people to get on with.