Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid
The cars were driven by 2008 World Drivers Champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, both of whom remained with the team for a second and fifth season, respectively. The F1 W05 was designed to use Mercedess new 1. 6-litre V6 turbocharged engine, the car made its competitive debut at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix, the opening round of the 2014 season. After participating in 18 rounds of Grand Prix racing, the car made its final appearance at the season finale race – the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The car was an instant success, with Nico Rosberg winning the season-opening Australian Grand Prix by 27 seconds, Lewis Hamilton went on to win the Malaysian Grand Prix, Bahrain Grand Prix, Chinese Grand Prix and Spanish Grand Prix successively. The car was said to be so dominant because of a design feature on the PU106A. Lewis Hamilton described it as the best car he has ever driven. At the halfway point of the season, Mercedes had secured all but one win – in Canada, won by Red Bulls Daniel Ricciardo – and one pole and this came after Hamilton won the British Grand Prix and Rosberg won the Monaco and German Grands Prix.
The team clinched the Constructors Championship at the Russian Grand Prix, the form the F1 W05 Hybrid enjoyed from the start of the season to the Chinese Grand Prix, was the most dominant performance in the first four races of the season in the history of the sport. The car qualified on pole for race, led every racing lap, won every race. At the fifth race of the season, the Spanish Grand Prix, the car claimed every pole, led every lap, and won every race in the season up to the Monaco Grand Prix. The F1 W05 Hybrids streak ended at the Canadian Grand Prix where Daniel Ricciardo beat Nico Rosberg to the win, the next race of the season was the British Grand Prix where the fight between Hamilton and Rosberg got closer. Rosbergs car failed to complete the race and Hamilton won in front of his home fans, the German Grand Prix had two different stories at Mercedes. The one saw Hamilton have a brake disc explode in qualifying and the other saw Rosberg win pole, the last race before the summer break was the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Hamilton entered the weekend hoping to win his third straight Hungarian Grand Prix, again like Germany there were two extremely different stories. Hamilton again had an issue in qualifying, with a fuel line causing a fire. Rosberg recovered to second but Hamilton had to retire late in the race. The two Mercedes again locked out the front row at Italian Grand Prix and Hamilton was on pole for the first time since Spain, the two controlled the race and came home first and second for the seventh time in the season. At the Singapore Grand Prix and Rosberg locked out the front row for the time in 2014
Scuderia Ferrari S. p. A. competing as Scuderia Ferrari is the official name of the racing division of luxury Italian auto manufacturer and competes in Formula One racing. It is the oldest surviving and most successful Formula One team, the team was founded by Enzo Ferrari, initially to race cars produced by Alfa Romeo, though by 1947 Ferrari had begun building its own cars. As a constructor, Ferrari has a record 16 Constructors Championships, Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill, John Surtees, Niki Lauda, Jody Scheckter, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Räikkönen have won a record 15 Drivers Championships for the team. Since Räikkönens title in 2007 the team narrowly lost out on the 2008 drivers title with Felipe Massa, Schumacher is the teams most successful driver. Joining the team in 1996 and departing in 2006 he won five titles and 72 Grands Prix for the team. His titles came consecutively between 2000 and 2004, including the constructors title of 1999 consecutively being won until the end of 2004, this was the teams most successful period.
Currently, World Champions Kimi Räikkönen and Sebastian Vettel are the two race drivers. The team is known for its passionate support base known as the tifosi. The Italian Grand Prix at Monza is regarded as the home race. The Scuderia Ferrari team was founded by Enzo Ferrari on 16 November 1929 and became the team of Alfa Romeo. In 1938, Alfa Romeo management made the decision to enter racing under its own name, establishing the Alfa Corse organisation, Enzo Ferrari disagreed with this change in policy and was finally dismissed by Alfa in 1939. The terms of his leaving forbade him from motorsport under his own name, in 1939 Ferrari started work on a racecar of his own, the Tipo 815. The 815s, designed by Alberto Massimino, were thus the first Ferrari cars, World War II put a temporary end to racing, and Ferrari concentrated on an alternative use for his factory during the war years, doing machine tool work. After the war, Ferrari recruited several of his former Alfa colleagues and established a new Scuderia Ferrari, the team owns and operates a test track on the same site, the Fiorano Circuit built in 1972, which is used for testing road and race cars.
The team is named after its founder, Enzo Ferrari, Scuderia is Italian for a stable reserved for racing horses and is commonly applied to Italian motor racing teams. In 1947 Ferrari constructed the 12-cylinder,1.5 L Tipo 125, a Formula One version of the Tipo 125, the Ferrari 125 F1 was developed in 1948 and entered in several Grand Prix, at the time a World Championship had not yet been established. In 1950, the Formula One World Championship was established, and it is the only team to have competed in every season of the World Championship, from its inception to the current day. The company switched to the large-displacement naturally aspirated formula for the 275,340, after the 1951 Formula One season the Alfa team withdrew from F1, causing the authorities to adopt the Formula Two regulations due to the lack of suitable F1 cars
The Ferrari F2008 is a Formula One motor racing car, which Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro used to compete in the 2008 Formula One season. The car was unveiled to the public on January 6,2008 and it features a new standard Electronic Control Unit, which is the electronic system that controls all the cars, produced by McLaren Electronic Systems. This was included to comply with the new regulations, the ECU removes most of the driver aids used in previous seasons, including traction control, engine braking and electronically assisted starting system. It makes the management of the differential and gearchanges easier, world champion Kimi Räikkönen gave the car its first shakedown at Ferraris Fiorano test track on January 7,2008. In the 2008 Australian Grand Prix, Felipe Massa suffered nose cone, in the 2008 Monaco Grand Prix, Kimi Räikkönen lost his front wing after sliding into the back of Adrian Sutil at the Nouvelle chicane. In the 2008 Canadian Grand Prix, Räikkönen lost his wing in the pit lane.
In the 2008 Belgian Grand Prix, Räikkönen suffered front wing damage after running wide spinning before the chicane. In the 2008 Singapore Grand Prix, Massa was unsafely released from his pit box with the hose still attached. In the 2008 Hungarian Grand Prix, Massas engine failed without warning, forcing him to retire from the lead three laps remaining. † Drivers did not finish the Grand Prix, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance, räikkönens fastest lap at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya is still the lap record as of 2016. Car Specs and photos Car Specs on F1Technical. net
Mercedes F1 W06 Hybrid
The cars were driven by 2008 and 2014 World Drivers Champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, both of whom remained with the team for a third and sixth season, respectively. The car made its debut at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. After participating in 18 rounds of Grand Prix racing, the car made its final appearance at the season finale race – the 2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This was the last Mercedes car to feature sponsorship from BlackBerry, the F1 W06 Hybrid was the successor of the highly successful F1 W05 Hybrid, which has been described as one of the most dominant in the sports history. The new car was seen as a design, with Lewis Hamilton declaring that it is difficult to pick up any differences between the two. Differences in design, apart from regulated changes for noses and front wings, were minimal, the car underwent several changes over the course of the season, although not all of them were permanent. In Spain, the team arrived with narrower sidepots, including an air duct at the bottom.
The larger part necessitated a bulge on the engine cover, the curve rear wing was again used at the notable track, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, hosting the 2015 Italian Grand Prix. The F1 W06 Hybrid was officially unveiled on 1 February 2015 at the day of pre-season testing held at Circuito de Jerez. The car was driven by 2015 DTM Champion, Pascal Wehrlein during in-season testings. Both cars finished on the podium for 9 consecutive races, matching the record held by Ferrari – from the 1952 Belgian Grand Prix to the 1953 Belgian Grand Prix, the team clinched their second consecutive Constructors Championship at the Russian Grand Prix, the 15th race of the season. Hamilton clinched his third Drivers championship one race at the United States Grand Prix after gaining his tenth win of the season. In the nineteen races, the F1 W06 Hybrid took sixteen wins, eighteen positions, thirteen fastest laps, fifteen front row lockouts. The competitiveness and performance of F1 W06 Hybrid had set numerous number of records, like its predecessor, the F1 W06 Hybrid started the season strongly.
Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and Rosberg moved clear of the field at the start of the race, and ultimately recorded a 1–2 finish, over half a minute clear of Ferraris Sebastian Vettel, who finished in third place. Mercedes finished the race both cars on the podium, behind Vettel therefore allowing him to close to within three points of Hamilton in the drivers standings after two rounds. Hamilton took his fourth pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix while Rosberg qualified third. After four rounds, Mercedes had a 52-point lead over Ferrari, Rosberg took his first pole position of 2015, at the Spanish Grand Prix, beating his teammate Hamilton by over a quarter of a second, with Vettel in third position
The Ferrari F2002 was one of the most successful Formula One car designs of all time. Designed by Ross Brawn, Rory Byrne and Paolo Martinelli, it won fifteen Grands Prix, the car was much lighter than its predecessor, the F2001. Powered by a 3.0 litre V10 engine which had a low centre of gravity. The new 051 engine was not the strongest engine of 2002, bridgestone developed special tyres, suited specifically for the car. Aerodynamically, the Ferrari was well ahead of the contemporary Williams-BMW but perhaps a little down on power, using the Pomeroy Index system, Motor Sport magazine recently determined that the F2002 is the fastest Formula One car of all time. However, the Ferrari F2004 achieved better qualifying laptimes at 12 of the courses which were raced by both cars, the majority of the conceptual design work for the Ferrari F2002 was by Ferraris legendary South African chassis designer Rory Byrne and the engine design by Ferraris Paolo Martinelli. The project was overseen by the technical director Ross Brawn.
A vast army of other team personnel oversaw the running of the team, prior to the introduction of the F2002, Ferrari had used a revised version of their championship winning Ferrari F2001 for the first few races of 2002. The F2002 was not only a development of the championship-winning Ferrari F2001, the new replacement gearbox casing was made of ultra lightweight and higher strength titanium, thus reducing its weight by as much as 15% and lowering the cars centre of gravity. The new compact design allowed for great advancement in the bodywork, however such was the extent of the gearbox casing redesign that the aerodynamic work was left behind schedule and initially did not represent the same performance gains as the mechanical engineering. The latter technology was incorporated both to use the hot exhaust gases for aerodynamic effect and to raise these gases higher and out the way of the rear suspension. On previous occasion Ferraris non chimneyed top exiting exhaust outlets had caused the rear suspension, at its first race in Brazil, the F2002 was victorious, being driven by Michael Schumacher and continuing Ferraris trend since 1999 for its cars to win on their debut.
Michael Schumacher clinched second on the grid and after a first lap altercation with Juan Pablo Montoya, there was some controversy surrounding tyre allocation because the team only had one F2002 chassis at the race. Therefore, Schumachers spare car was an F2001 chassis and because the two chassis used different wheel rim designs each required separate wheels and tyres and it was thus argued that Schumacher had in-effect twice the allocation of tyres as any other driver. The controversy was managed by Ferrari agreeing to aggregate their tyre usage between the two cars, ensuring that Schumacher used the total number of tyres as all the other drivers. What followed was a season of domination, the likes of which had not been seen since McLarens 1988 season, with the F2002, Schumacher scored 9 more victories, his total of 11 wins was a record for the season, while Rubens Barrichello scored four. The only race that the car failed to win was at Monaco, Schumacher finished every race on the podium, never finishing lower than second with the F2002.
The German won the championship in record time, clinching the title at the 11th race of the season in France