F-1 2016 – Every Thing that you need Know

The 67th season of the FIA Formula One (F-1)World Championship will begin on 20th  of march with the first race scheduled to be held in Melbourne Australia . F-1 motor racing championship for Formula One cars  is recognised by the sport’s governing body, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as the highest class of competition for open-wheel racing cars. The 67th Season is going to be the biggest season both in the number of races as well as no of team participating, This season sees the return of the German Grand Prix and  European Grand Prix. Also This season will see the Debut of Haas F1 Team, a team formed by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Gene Haas. This will be first time in 30 years that an american team is taking part in F-1. Let’s take a quick look at the date sheet of this new season.

2016 PRE-SEASON TEST SCHEDULE
January 25-26: 
Paul Ricard, Wet-weather running.
February 22-25: Barcelona.
March 1-4: Barcelona.

2016 RACE CALENDAR –
20 March:
Melbourne, Australia.
3 April: Bahrain, Bahrain.
17 April: Shanghai, China.
1 May: Sochi, Russia.
15 May: Barcelona, Spain.
29 May: Monte Carlo, Monaco.
12 June: Montreal, Canada.
19 June: Baku, Azerbaijan.
3 July: Spielberg, Austria.
10 July: Silverstone, United Kingdom.
24 July: Budapest, Hungary.
31 July: Hockenheim, Germany.

28 August: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
4 September: Monza, Italy.
18 September: Singapore.
2 October: Sepang, Malaysia.
9 October: Suzuka, Japan.
23 October: Austin, USA.
30 October: Mexico City, Mexico.
13 November: Sao Paolo, Brazil.
27 November: Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Now let’s have look at the team’s engine and the driver turning up for them

MERCEDES- 
Race drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Engines: Mercedes.

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FERRARI
Race drivers: 
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen.
Engines: Ferrari.

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WILLIAMS
Race drivers: Valtteri Bottas and Felipe Massa
Engines:
Mercedes.

RED BULL
Race drivers: Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat.
Engines: TAG Heuer-branded Renaults.

FORCE INDIA
Race drivers: Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez.
Engines: Renault.
Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India Formula One Team Owner on the grid. Formula One World Championship, Rd 17, Indian Grand Prix, Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida, New Delhi, India, Race, Sunday 30 October 2011.
Dr. Vijay Mallya (IND) Sahara Force India

TORO ROSSO
Race drivers: Max Verstappen and Carlos Sainz.
Engines:
Ferrari (2015 version).

SAUBER
Race drivers: 
Felipe Nasr and Marcus Ericsson.
Engines:
Ferrari.

McLAREN
Race drivers: Fernando Alonso  and Jenson Button.
Engines:
Honda.

MANOR
Race drivers: To be confirmed.
Engines: Mercedes.

HAAS
Race drivers: Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez.
Engines: Ferrari.

Mercedes will look to continue Their impressive run this season also and are  favorite to walk away with the constructor championship. Their biggest threat comes from Ferrari(last year runners-up), who after many years are looking as a serious contender, with the reports suggesting that they might have got an engine as good as the one of Mercedes.

Looking at other teams Williams would look to do pretty much same as the last time when they finished third. While Red Bull would certainly try an improve after a disappointing last season. Force India would also look to improve but it’s unlikely that they would be able to better their own performance of last year.

Lets have a look at the last year constructor standings.

TeamPoints
Mercedes703
Ferrari428
Williams-Mercedes257
Red Bull-Renault189
Force India-Mercedes136
Lotus-Mercedes78
Scuderia Toro Rosso-Renault67
Sauber36
McLaren-Honda27
Manor Marussia-Ferrari0

 

 

Vishal Pandey

Vishal Pandey

Vishal is a sports enthusiast who takes his daily dose of sports as religiously as his food, He loves his FIFA with his friends. Football is his favorite sports and Barcelona is religion to him.
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Vishal is a sports enthusiast who takes his daily dose of sports as religiously as his food, He loves his FIFA with his friends. Football is his favorite sports and Barcelona is religion to him.

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