Feb 22

F1: Pirelli Pleased With Tire Performance In Bahrain

Pirelli Formula One  boss Paul Hembery. (Photo: Getty)

boss Paul Hembery. (Photo: Getty)

Pirelli Formula One  boss Paul Hembery says that the teams made good progress with its latest tires in this week, and the conclusion is that they are more consistent and durable than last year.

Pirelli admits that it has taken a conservative route, but Hembery repeated that the company is willing to make changes if necessary.

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Feb 22

F1: Nasr Tests Williams After Landing Reserve Role

Felipe Nasr, reserve driver, Williams F1. (Photo: Lat Photographic)

Felipe Nasr, reserve driver, . (Photo: Lat Photographic)

As expected Felipe Nasr has been confirmed as the Williams reserve driver for 2014, and the Brazilian had his first experience of the new car in today.

Nasr won the 2011 British F3 title and has raced in GP2 for the past two seasons. He also finished third in the 2012 Daytona 24 Hours. He will run in five Friday FP1 sessions.

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Feb 22

F1: Mercedes Ends Bahrain Test On High With Rosberg Fastest

Nico Rosberg during day four of Formula One Winter Testing at the Bahrain International Circuit.

during day four of Winter Testing at the International Circuit. (Photo: Getty)

Nico Rosberg and Mercedes topped the times in Bahrain today, and the German also set the fastest time of the week.

It was not a perfect day as he stopped on circuit and brought out red flag on two occasions, but still managed to record 89 laps, the highest number achieved by any driver today.

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Feb 21

F1: Hamilton Leads Third Day Of Testing In Bahrain

Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time during Day 3 of preseason testing in Bahrain. (Photo: Getty Images)

set the fastest time during Day 3 of preseason testing in . (Photo: Getty Images)

Mercedes again looked good in Bahrain Friday as Lewis Hamilton set the pace in the works car ahead of McLaren’s .

However, it was not a troublefree session for Hamilton. He embarked on a race simulation run before his progress was stopped by a mechanical failure that kept him in the garage until the final hour. Nevertheless he was pleased with how the W05 performed.

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Feb 21

F1: Ricciardo Thwarted As Red Bull Encounters More Issues In Bahrain

Daniel Ricciardo drives during Day 3 of testing at the Bahrain International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

drives during Day 3 of testing at the International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Red Bull hit problems once again in Bahrain today as Daniel Ricciardo’s running was cut short by what the team called a previously unseen mechanical issue.

The Australian had logged some useful mileage in the first half of the day, although his best lap was 6.5 seconds off the front-running pace.

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