F1 Today Special – 26/06/2015

F1 Today

Trick oil investigation

It has emerged that Mercedes and Ferrari were investigated at the Canadian Grand Prix to ensure neither team was using ‘trick oil’ systems to gain an advantage.

There was fear during the Spanish Grand Prix that both teams were finding a way of storing fuel for an extra boost. The FIA looked into whether both teams were using performance-boosting chemicals into their engines to increase power.

According to documents seen by ESPN there is no concern over the legality of the oil systems being used by both teams following those tests.

“The viscosity analysis showed a slight reduction in the viscosity of the oil in the main tank compared to that of the equivalent auxiliary tank in both cars and the differences can be attributed to fuel dilution, as expected under normal operating conditions” the report said.

 

London eprix

Four former F1 Drivers have a chance of making motorsport history this weekend when the final rounds of the first Formula E championship. Nelson Piquet, Lucas di Grassi and Sebastian Buemi are all in contention for the title.

This weekend is the penultimate and final race of the season which started in dramatic style in Beijing has taken in cities like Miami, Berlin and Monte Carlo. Piquet is the favourite to take the title with di Grassi the outsider.

Throughout 2014-15 season we have seen many surprises and London is sure not to be different. Street racing always trough a surprises and don’t expect any different in London.

 

Leimer race drives

Manor test driver Fabio Leimer says he believes that the team would give him a race seat towards the end of the 2015 season. Leimer was signed as Manor’s reserve driver in June.

He is currently only confirmed to be taking part in select FP1 sessions this season.  Manor currently has one driver Will Stevens is contracted to the end of the season while Roberto Merhi does not have a contract which covers the full 2015 season.

He told ESPN “I got a call saying ‘we are interested to have you as a third driver and maybe even for some races, maybe at the end of the season’. So we were ‘yeah, sure, we will do it’ and I’m very happy and it’s helping me a lot.”

He added he expects to make his Manor debut in free practice at the British Grand Prix.

 

I could fix now – Ecclestone

Berine Ecclestone says he could fix formula one now if FIA president Jean Todt is also on board.

F1 crisis continues with arguments over the future and direction of the sport. This includes cost, wealth distribution and a potential EU investigation over corruption following the FIFA sandal. He said the way the  Strategy Group is structured means that he and Todt could sweep in the necessary change — so long as Todt is on board.

As the sport’s apparent crisis deepens, played out daily in the form of never-ending negative headlines, some are even now calling for F1 supremo Ecclestone’s scalp.

Todt is quoted as saying by Spain’s Marca ahead of the early July meeting of the Strategy Group could make changes sooner.

 

Gear up for Goodwood

Five F1 teams have gathered for this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. The traditional event held before the British Grand Prix brings together many of motorsports legends for the event.

The big four will all be at the event where teams and drivers will complete to break the sixteen year record set by Nick Heidfeld in a MP4-13. The event allows the public to get close to the drivers throughout the weekend.

McLaren and Honda will show what they were able to do in the past and what they hope to achieve in the future.

Jack

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